Russia and Georgia: A Touch of the Cold War?

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s new president, was welcomed with open arms by the Western world. It was hoped that this well-mannered lawyer would usher in a new era of diplomacy and finally allow Russia to step out of the shadow of the cold war.

But did we forget? This is Russia.

In August, Medvedev demonstrated . . . → Read More: Russia and Georgia: A Touch of the Cold War?

Election Issues II: Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

In an election year, we hear a lot about the rich and the middle class and usually thrown into the discussion is the word “tax” and lots of rather heated rhetoric concerning how heavily the government should lean on people. One of the reasons this has become an issue this election is that Democratic . . . → Read More: Election Issues II: Tax Breaks for the Middle Class

Municipal Bonds: Time to Enforce Disclosure

In the present financial crisis, the municipal bonds arena has been remarkably calm. Municipal bond holders so far have been spared the roller coaster ride that mortgage security owners had to endure. With tax revenues declining and operating conditions strained, there are strong indications that things may change soon. What happened in Jefferson County, . . . → Read More: Municipal Bonds: Time to Enforce Disclosure