A League of Leagues of Their Own in Europe

"There's no crying in baseball!" — A League of Their Own The Great Realignment is coming to Europe next year.  All the writing is on the wall. This summer saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel survive a leadership challenge by her coalition partner Horst Seehofer over her immigration policy. She needs political wins to maintain her … Continue reading A League of Leagues of Their Own in Europe

Merkel Survives Seehofer, Next up Trump

Angela Merkel caved to Horst Seehofer, who went for her jugular earlier this week.  But, the real question is for how long will this 'deal' she's accepted hold together? We don't know the details of it, but if Seehofer got his way on rejecting migrants at the German Austria border after registering in another country, … Continue reading Merkel Survives Seehofer, Next up Trump

Another Pre-Summit Dividend — No Sanctions on Nordstream 2

I hate to say "I told you so," but, "I told you so."  There will be no sanctions on the Nordstream 2 pipeline.  The reason is because sanctions won't stop the project at this point. Sputnik is reporting that the U.S. has told the German Economic Ministry there will be no sanctions on Russian pipeline projects. … Continue reading Another Pre-Summit Dividend — No Sanctions on Nordstream 2

Interview: Fault Lines on Sputnik – Merkel’s Migration Crisis and Why Gold Goats ‘n Guns

I did a two segment stint on Lee Stranahan and Garland Nixon's excellent show Fault Lines yesterday.  We discussed a whole range of things which needed more than 20 minutes to cover including Why Angela Merkel will not likely survive her current problems... Why Gold Goats 'n Guns ...? Why an investment newsletter? ...And the … Continue reading Interview: Fault Lines on Sputnik – Merkel’s Migration Crisis and Why Gold Goats ‘n Guns

Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy

It looks like we are entering the end of Merkel-ism in Europe.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is approaching her final days in that position. Be it next week or the end of this year, we are looking at unprecedented change in European politics thanks to Merkel's insistence on taking in millions of Syrian and North … Continue reading Merkel’s Troubles Began in Syria and End in Italy

Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit

Watching the slow-motion destruction of Angela Merkel's political career is something I've looked forward to for a long time.  It may finally be here, but her opponents have to move carefully and make all the right moves otherwise Merkel will slither out of her predicament stronger than ever. That said, President Trump's full-court press for … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Germany’s Unrest and Trump’s Aluminum Gambit

Crossing the 16% Chasm is AfD’s Goal in Merkel Fight

The big news of the week is that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the toughest challenge to her long political career from within her own Union party coalition over immigration. My latest article at Strategic Culture talks about why this issue is so divisive and why it has a real chance to topple Merkel's … Continue reading Crossing the 16% Chasm is AfD’s Goal in Merkel Fight

Private Blog: Father’s Day and the Dollar Trap

I have a new Private Blog post up for my subscribers on Patreon discussing the ramifications how Friday's close in Gold and Silver interacts with news about Angela Merkel's potential boot from power in Germany. If you’d like to subscribe to the Private blog head over to my Patreon to sign up for it and the Gold Goats ‘n Guns … Continue reading Private Blog: Father’s Day and the Dollar Trap