Trump’s Early Days (Part VIII)

Part VIII: Keystone and the Method to Trump’s Madness President Donald Trump formally signed off on the Keystone XL pipeline on March 24. While there will undoubtedly be ongoing legal and environmental wrangling (that’s just the nature of...

Trump’s Early Days (Part VII)

Part VII: Ms. Merkel Goes to Washington Here it comes. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump tomorrow (March 15). These are the leaders of the two branches of the free world, and how they get along (or don’t...

Eyes on an Obscure Russian Minority

In The Accidental Superpower I noted that while the Chechens will always be a thorn in Russia’s side, that a different Muslim ethnic group — the Tatars — are the ever-present dagger to Russia’s heart. Unlike the Chechens who a...

Trump’s Early Days (Part VI)

The Donald has been president for a few weeks now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the ne...

Shale Gets Ready to Run

A data dump by the International Energy Agency this weekend indicates that OPEC is enjoying its best compliance showing at least since the 1970s, if not ever. Over 90% of pledged oil production reductions have already materialized, with a few countri...

Trump’s Early Days (Part V)

Part V: Watch Mattis, Not Flynn So apparently whenever I go on vacation the rest of the world has a busy week. Let’s focus on the United States. While I was kayaking in Milford Sound, National Security Advisor Lt. General Michael Flynn was excu...

Trump’s Early Days (Part IV)

The Donald has been president for a few days now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the new American pr...

Trump’s Early Days (Part III)

The Donald has been president for a few days now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the new American pr...

Trump’s Early Days (Part II)

The Donald has been president for a few days now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the new American pr...

Trump’s Early Days

The Donald has been president for a few days now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the new American pr...