Those who forget history may be doomed to repeat it…but

By: Monday February 10, 2014 1:30 am

Those who re-write it, can make sure of it.


Ukraine’s Hissy Fit

By: Saturday December 7, 2013 6:17 pm

The country that used to be the breadbasket of Europe is a new bone of contention between the European Union and Russia. Ukraine, the land of the southern Russians (as Yugoslavia was the land of the southern Slavs), sits on Russia’s Western frontier.

President Obama May Have Engaged In Pay To Play On Ambassadorships

By: Monday November 11, 2013 2:25 pm

President Obama’s choice for US Ambassador to Hungary is raising eyebrows. His choice, Colleen Bell, is a television producer most famous for the daytime soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Bell appears to have no particular experience with or knowledge of the nation of Hungary. But what she lacks in knowledge and experience seems to be made up for in campaign contributions.

Signs of a Broken American Democracy

By: Tuesday December 20, 2011 2:05 pm

Paul Krugman links to Kim Lane Scheppele about the current state of politics in Hungary. Scheppele notes that after winning the last election the Fidesz party is radically re-writing the constitution in very anti-democratic ways, attempting to make Fidesz policy and political power permanent. Some measures look familiar and should be a warning sign to Americans.

Late Night: The Guilty Pleasure of the Eurovision Song Contest

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 8:00 pm

I LOVE EUROVISION! There, I’ve I admitted one of my darkest deepest secrets.

Don Blankenship just harrumphed himself into a stupor

By: Monday October 11, 2010 1:30 am

As terrible as the disaster in Hungary is, the response is not what we expect from our Nation’s “beloved” corporate honchos.

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