Published May 13, 2009
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is very adept at the mechanics and politics of running organizations, whether the CIA or the Defense Dept. He is essentially reading the tea leaves with this change in command -- Afghanistan is a mucky mess and the administration needs to show they are serious and involved in charting the course of the war over the next few years.
Published March 05, 2009
Loyal readers of The People's Weekly Brief will know that every week we gather around the pool table at the PWB headquarters to spin the Wheel of Gloom. This clever time saving device -- custom built some time ago by Bobo the talking intern -- ensures that we can cut out all that useless yammerin' about topic selection and spend more time pumping money into the economy via Buzzy's beer redistribution program.
Published January 07, 2009
Color me underwhelmed by Barack Obama's decision to make Leon Panetta the next director of the CIA.
Published November 18, 2008
If you think big business is best managed and overseen by politicians with no business experience, then the bailout, particularly the bailout of the auto industry, must seem like a pretty good idea.
Published September 30, 2008
The normal amount of partisan poo-flinging that we could have expected from this situation has been amplified into a crapfest of monumental proportions.
Published September 23, 2008
A failure to allocate significant resources and attention to our relationships with the countries of Latin America has left the U.S. in the lurch.
Published August 19, 2008
Apparently, sensing that the PWB was off duty, Russia took the opportunity to invade a neighbor.
Published July 29, 2008
At the point where the Taliban and Al Qaeda presence threatens to destabilize Pakistan, that’s when we’ll see a significant response.
Published July 02, 2008
Enough with the new political landscape and the change and the moony-eyed what-a-breath-of-fresh-air crapfest.
Published June 24, 2008
We must press officials for action on a comprehensive energy plan and then jab them with pitchforks ... just kidding about pitchforks.