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About eeldav

I am a retired corporate attorney who has lived in both Europe and Asia. While working my responsibilities took me to over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Deciphering the Crucial Debt Limit Negotiations

It’s hard to believe we are worrying about a default on the debt of the United States – again.  The markets and many pundits are – in my opinion – disturbingly sanguine about what is about to go down.  Evidently, … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Debt Limit Standoff

House Republicans narrowly passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act (LSGA) on April 26, as their plan to reduce federal deficits.  It would raise the debt ceiling [a.k.a. limit] by a small amount for only one year, depress the economy with … Continue reading

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Will 2023 Be a Watershed Year for America?

A vague memory of a relevant Thomas Jefferson quote kept preying on my mind as I was reading about the Dominion v. Fox News litigation.  After some research and I found it on the Internet: “Whenever the people are well-informed, … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Critiques Republican Ideology

Just for fun, I asked artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT to evaluate the GOP’s pro-tax cut, anti-regulation, anti-immigration and limited government policies in 200 words.  I added only the topic headings in bold type and the final sentence, the critiques are … Continue reading

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America’s Costly Health Care System Can be Fixed

The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund that American workers and employers pay into is projected to become insolvent in 2028, according to the latest Medicare trustees’ report.  President Biden has proposed some fixes in his budget for fiscal year 2024 … Continue reading

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Do Some Republicans Want a U.S. Debt Default?

Debit limit crisis?  We’ve been there, done that. Tea Party Republicans took control of the U.S. House in January 2011, with a promise to dramatically cut government spending.  When U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced that the federal debt had … Continue reading

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About States’ Rights Bias and SCOTUS Legitimacy

Long before the 13 colonies sought to break away from British rule and form the United States, slavery was well established in America.  Most of the 56 delegates to the Second Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence in … Continue reading

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Right-wing Radicals Control the People’s House

Republicans seem to doggedly follow their ideology no matter how many times it is proven to be wrong or rejected by voters.  Overall, conservative policies haven’t done well with the electorate since 2016.  Now that we have a clearer view … Continue reading

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Cruising from Cold and Rain to Sunny Uruguay

Our tender and a small pod of seals sunning at the end of the dock. My previous blog ended with a rough sea sail from Ushuaia (End of the World) to the Falkland Islands, which is an archipelago about 300 … Continue reading

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Cruising to the End of the World

Don’t worry; this title doesn’t have religious or apocalyptic connotations; it actually refers to a city.  But I’ll get to that later. My failure to post a blog for over a month hasn’t been for lack of important subjects to … Continue reading

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