Jinping Takes Up the US Challenge

Jinping Takes Up the US Challenge

How did we allow ourselves to get into this position where a lately backward China is suddenly a greater rival for global hegemony than was the Soviet Union of Josef Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev? Is the U.S. up for a second Cold War — this time with China? What makes …

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Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Will Depression II Dictate Trump’s Fate?

Politically, the Depression worked for the Democratic Party like no other event in history. After the Crash of 1929 under Herbert Hoover, the GOP held the House and Senate for only four of the next 50 years. As of April 30, the coronavirus pandemic has killed 61,500 Americans in two …

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Will COVID-19 Retire the World's Policeman?

Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman?

Will this pandemic prove the decisive factor in America’s retreat from global hegemony? For declaring in March that the U.S. economy might be reopened by Easter, President Donald Trump was roundly mocked. Yet, it appears his political instincts were correct. He was more in tune with his country than were …

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What Price Victory -- in the Coronavirus War?

What Price Victory — in the Coronavirus War?

What does this deliberate decision to shut down the country and carpet-bomb our own economy, upon which we all depend, tell us about what we Americans value? The same day the number of U.S. dead from the coronavirus disease hit the 15,000 mark, we also crossed the 15 million mark …

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Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War?

Are Americans All-In for a Long Coronavirus War?

Can mayors and governors of beach towns along the East Coast from Maine to Miami, and the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, keep tens of millions from gathering on beaches this summer? “It’s a war,” says President Donald Trump of his efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and likening …

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Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great

That the Smoot-Hawley Tariff caused the Depression of the 1930s is a New Deal myth in which America’s schoolchildren have been indoctrinated for decades. The Depression began with the crash of the stock market in 1929, nine months before Smoot-Hawley became law. The real villain: The Federal Reserve… As his …

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