Tag Archives: China

Trump intervenes on behalf of a Chinese state-owned telecom days after a $500 million Chinese government investment in a Trump property is announced

Like a lot of folks, I was puzzled as to why Donald “America First” Trump had begun advocating for the Commerce Department to intervene on behalf of a Chinese telecom company – especially one that stands accused of espionage by members of our intelligence community – demanding that we act fast in order to save […]

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Ripping up the Iran deal… And why Trump can’t answer the very simple question, “How does this make us safer?”

About a week and a half ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, where he stood in front of an enormous “Iran lied” graphic, and talked of the country’s covert nuclear arms program. What wasn’t clear to everyone watching, however, was that none of […]

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International Village, the final chapter

Remember how, back in October, Ypsi City Council voted unanimously to pursue a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding a trip to China taken by elected officials and City staff? Well, the investigation, which was conducted by Edward Plato of The Plato Law Firm, has now been concluded, and you can read all about the […]

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When markets thrive on stability, what did you think was going to happen when you elected Donald Trump?

As I know very little about how the economy works, or the extent to which the stock market effects the economy, or, really, anything else about money related matters, I try to steer clear of such subjects here on the site. For those of you who might be interested in discussing the Dow Industrial Average’s […]

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Five thoughts after watching Ypsilanti officials testify in International Village ethics probe

Last night, there was a special hearing at Ypsi City Hall, during which our Mayor, Mayor Pro-Tem, Police Chief, and Economic Development Director were all questioned under oath about their recent trip to China, and what, if anything, they knew about the funding of the trip, which, contrary to what they’d told the public, really […]

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