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May 30, 2019, Thursday 11:59am PDT

The Day After: Trish Regan vs. Liu Xin

How do you define crony capitalism?

The rumble in the Fox jungle turned out to be less street fight and just a run-of-the-mill interview by Trish Regan (@trish_regan) playing tough questioner to Liu Xin (@thepointwithlx), an alleged member of the Chinese Communist Party. (She is not a member of the CCP. But saying so was an easy way... [READ MORE]
May 25, 2019, Saturday 5:45am PDT

It's On! Fox News' Trish Regan vs. CGTN's Liu Xin

Liu accepts Regan's invitation to a live US/China trade debate on Fox

CGTN and Fox News hosts have agreed to throw down the gauntlet. Representing their respective sides in the US vs. China trade spat, hosts Liu Xin of CGTN and Trish Regan of Fox News will participate in a live debate Wed. 8pm ET. on Fox (May 29th). But no "mud throwing games," says Liu. (Just facts... [READ MORE]
May 6, 2019, Monday 4:30pm PDT

Redefining Poverty Down

Austerity for the poor, trickle up for the rich

You'd think that in a booming economy growing at an impressive 3.2 percent clip and hailed as the greatest economy ever by the President, poverty should be redefined higher. After all, when things are going so well, you want everyone to do better. And to that extent, reassess what is not so well... [READ MORE]
Mar 19, 2019, Tuesday 4:43am PDT

Beauty is but a flower, which wrinkles will devour

A poem by 16th century English playwright Thomas Nashe

I collated a few passages from a longer poem by Thomas Nashe's, "Adieu, farewell, earth's bliss." The poem originally appeared in Nashe's 1592 play, "Summer's Last Will and Testament." The lyrics are spoken by a jester in the court of Henry the VIII named William Sommers who felt himself dying and... [READ MORE]
Feb 25, 2019, Monday 6:13pm PST

The Long Train Ride

DPRK/US Hanoi Summit 2019

In chapter thirteen and final chapter of my book, "The Swines: Anecdotes Of A Piggly Family", I use North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un as humorous props to illustrate Sam's struggle with bad hair. But the chapter is really more than a story about a twelve-year-old's battle with ugly locks. At a... [READ MORE]
Feb 4, 2019, Monday 8:08am PST

Gone with the dogs, in with the swines

Lunar/Chinese New Year 2019, Year of the Pig

As the dog days of 2018 come to a close, the pig makes its official entrance for 2019. The Year of the Pig was last seen twelve years ago in 2008 when the world almost fell apart (again) in the midst of (another) banking crisis. Ironically, 2008 was supposed to be the auspicious year of the Golden... [READ MORE]