Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obama, Putin Discuss World Crises [in 15 minutes or less - M.N.] | State of the Union: A president out of touch, out of ideas - The Washington Post: "...his cheery tone and “everything is getting better” tone is totally at odds with the national mood. Most Americans think the economy is not vibrant, watch the U.S. getting kicked around the world, and have seen no real effort to address cronyism... The contrast between his serenity and candidates on both sides channeling public anger is dramatic... If only reality weren’t such a drag. Unfortunately, the next president will have a heck of a mess to clean up." | America may [or may not - M.N.] be doomed to cooperate [or not to cooperate] with Putin - The Washington Post | After the death of Igor Sergun: Who will succeed in the Russian intelligence service GRU? - Contra Magazine - 10:45 PM

"...his cheery tone and “everything is getting better” tone is totally at odds with the national mood. Most Americans think the economy is not vibrant, watch the U.S. getting kicked around the world, and have seen no real effort to address cronyism... The contrast between his serenity and candidates on both sides channeling public anger is dramatic... If only reality weren’t such a drag. Unfortunately, the next president will have a heck of a mess to clean up."