Re Writing History

If the Democrats want to purge their history of fighting to preserve slavery by tearing down statues of prior heroes, that is their prerogative in their communities. It makes one…

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Who Is In Bed With Russia?

The Thought Crucible Which Party’s economics more closely resembles Russian economics? Which Party turned over half of Europe to Russia after WWII ? Which Party called for the unilateral disarmament…

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Why Has Meuller Not Recused Himself?

Meuller has a personal and professional relationship with Comey. They are and have long been allies. Comey regards his predecessor at the FBI as a mentor, while Mueller considers Comey his protégé.…

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Something Amiss Under The Surface?

Gold Near Post-Election Highs As Crude Tests 2017 Lows:: Bitcoin Extends Overnight Gains, Rises 200% Year-To-Date       With Treasury yields at their lowest since the election, it appears…

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Venn Diagram of the Day

1. Venn Diagram of the Day (above). Inspired by the March 6, 2013 article Salon article titled “Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle” (by David Sirota), here’s a slice: Chavez became the…

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Marx, Orwell, And State-Cartel Socialism

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, When “socialist” states have to impose finance-capital extremes that even exceed the financialization of nominally capitalist economies, it gives the lie to their…

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The Unavoidable Pension Crisis

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, There is a really big crisis coming. Think about it this way. After 8 years and a 230% stock market advance the pension funds…

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Iran confirms: US paid ransom

Foreign and Defense Policy, Middle East, Terrorism Back in September, I testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the allegation that the Obama administration had paid Iran a ransom—at…

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Italy’s Crisis Will Be Worse

Submitted by Daniel Mitchell via The Foundation for Economic Education, Early last month, in a column on my hopes and fears for 2017, I fretted about fiscal chaos in Italy…

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