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America avoids the Fiscal Cliff, as Britain and Europe tumble over it.

America didn’t go over the fiscal cliff. That’s good news, right? Well, the stock market seemed to think so: the FTSE rose over 6,000 for the first time in eighteen months. And it was surely a good thing to see investors here, and in the rest of the world, celebrating an increase in taxes for … Continue reading

Obama goes to war. It’s only a matter of time.

He wasn’t as good as he should have been; he won’t be as good as he could be; but I still can’t help feeling a sense of mild relief that Barack Obama is back in the Oval Office. When he takes that three a.m call, a man whose rhyming nickname is “no drama” seems our … Continue reading

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