Skip to content


Bolsonaro Trial in Brazil

An email from the Economist magazine reports on Jair Bolsonaro’s trial in Brazil. It says: Brazil’s supreme electoral court is expected to decide on Thursday whether Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s former president, abused his powers while a candidate for re-election… Read More »Bolsonaro Trial in Brazil

Colorado Space Company

From Axios: The private space company True Anomaly plans to build a training ground in orbit to help the U.S. military prepare for conflict in space. Why it matters: Satellites have become a key part of warfighting efforts around the world,… Read More »Colorado Space Company

Macron’s China Trip

A Foreign Policy magazine newsletter reports on criticism of Macron’s China trip. It says: Some allies have blasted French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China last week as a political blunder in which Macron—currently unpopular back home—was feted by his… Read More »Macron’s China Trip

Lula’s Problems

The following is from an email newsletter by Fareed Zakaria: At Americas Quarterly, editor in chief Brian Winter writes that critics of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) see him as paranoid about political threats lurking… Read More »Lula’s Problems

Good Bank, Bad Bank

I am worried that my previous post may have been too favorable to bankers.  Bankers are not universally loved.  They have a reputation for foreclosing on decent people having a hard time financially, for not lending to anyone except those… Read More »Good Bank, Bad Bank