Will Joe Kick It Away Again?

Will Joe Kick It Away Again?

All in all, a triumphal week for Biden, who racked up 11 state primary victories. Before last Saturday, he had not won a single primary in three presidential campaigns. But if earlier reports of the demise of Joe Biden were premature, so, too, are today’s confident predictions of a Biden …

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Today France, Tomorrow the USA?

Today France, Tomorrow the USA?

It is worth looking more closely at France because she appears to be at a place where the rest of Europe and America are headed. As that rail and subway strike continued to paralyze travel in Paris and across France into the third week, President Emmanuel Macron made a Christmas …

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Can Trump Still Avoid War with Iran?

Can Trump Still Avoid War with Iran?

A more fundamental question arises: If the United States was not attacked, why is it our duty to respond militarily to an attack on Saudi Arabia? President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military …

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Christmas 2018: Not the Worst of Times

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly,” goes the old Christmas carol. “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” Yet if there were a couplet less befitting the mood of this capital city, I am unaware of it. “The wheels are coming off,” was a common commentary on the Trump presidency …

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What are the forces pulling nations apart? Ethnicity, culture, history and language — but now also economics.

Is Red State America Seceding?

In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, …

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Salad Days of the Public Sector Are Over

San Bernardino, Calif., has now followed Stockton into bankruptcy. Harrisburg and Scranton, Pa., and Jefferson County, Ala., home to Birmingham, are already there to welcome them. Detroit has been taken into receivership by Michigan. A plan under discussion is to level a fourth of the city and reconvert it into …

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Casino Capitalists Playing With Fire

Comes now news from across the pond that executives at one of the world’s most respected banks, Barclays, rigged Libor. Even the venerable Bank of England is apparently being investigated. For sports fans, this is like fixing the Super Bowl or doping a horse in the Derby. But it is …

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Now Korea Is Cleaning Our Clock

“The entry into force of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement on March 15, 2012, means countless new opportunities for U.S. exporters to sell more made-in-America goods, services and agricultural products to Korean customers — and to support more good jobs here at home.” Thus did the Office of the U.S. Trade …

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