Tag: Economy

P.I.D. Radio 12/19/11: Kim Jong What

DEAR LEADER has shuffled off this mortal coil. 69-year-old Kim Jong Il, the, uh, eccentric dictator of North Korea, died over the weekend, reportedly of a heart attack. The question… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 12/11/11: Arab Spring, European Winter

WE NOTE with some sadness that what many thought would be the beginning of democratic reform in Egypt, Libya, and elsewhere in the Middle East is turning out to be… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 11/13/11: The Enemy’s War on Children

THE MOST compelling news item of the week was the indictment of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on charges that he sexually abused boys as young as… Read more »

Gods Ghostbusters

P.I.D. Radio 10/30/11: All Hallows’ Eve

IT’S HALLOWEEN weekend, a holiday that has become one of the biggest on the calendar of many Americans.¬† What lies behind the costumes? We discuss the chapters we contributed¬†to the… Read more »

Africa

P.I.D. Radio 10/23/11: Out of Iraq, Into Africa

ALMOST LOST in the news cycle already was the announcement last week that the U.S. is sending military advisers–Special Forces soldiers–to Uganda to help chase down the Lord’s Resistance Army,… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 10/16/11: Like a Spy Thriller

THAT’S THE description of the alleged plot by Iranian operatives to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. It involves a used-car salesman from Houston, a Mexican drug gang, explosives,… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 9/25/11: Palestine Rising

TOMORROW IS an historic day. The UN Security Council takes up the issue of Palestinian statehood. The Obama administration faces a delicate choice: Veto the Palestinian bid, approve it, or… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 9/18/11: The Revolution Will Be Webcast

DEPENDING ON who you believe, either fewer than 500 or upwards of 50,000 descended on Wall Street Saturady for the US Day of Rage. Media outlets were either biased or… Read more »

P.I.D. Radio 8/15/11: Going Polar

WHILE MOST of America fixates on the opening of presidential campaign season, the big news is quietly bubbling up north in the Arctic. Russia is laying claim to about 380,000… Read more »