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Stop Trying to "Contain" China in Southeast Asia

Economic PolicyProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy


President Biden is trying to entice Vietnam to enter into an alliance with the USA to try to "contain" China and its Asian ambitions. This will not end well.

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The Menendez Indictments: Understanding Business as Usual in Washington

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy


Official Washington is shocked—shocked!—at the alleged influence peddling by Senator Robert Menendez. But it is the pursuit of empire and attempts by Washington to meddle everywhere that make such peddling so profitable.

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The US Military Is Laying the Groundwork to Reinstitute the Draft

Big GovernmentPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


Not satisfied with the futile and destructive wars it has fought in this century, leaders of the US Armed Forces now want reinstatement of the draft. Instead, perhaps our government should give peace a chance.

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Three Reasons Why Military Recruitment Is in Crisis

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy


It's easy to see why many young people don't find military service especially enticing. The US military lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the usual regime propaganda may not be working anymore. But we'll only know the full extent of the "problem" once unemployment starts to go up. 

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America Since 9/11: 22 Years of Lies and Despotism

War and Foreign Policy


In a more reasonable world, people like Cheney, Rice, Bolton, et al., would all be forgotten, shamed, and disgraced for overseeing multiple disastrous wars abroad and the creation of a police state at home. Unfortunately, we don't live in a more reasonable world. 

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China’s Maneuvering and the New Balance of Power

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Washington is paranoid of current Chinese actions. However, it is Washington that has been the aggressor in world affairs.

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The Original Oracle of Omaha: Howard Homan Buffett

The EntrepreneurProgressivismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Before there was Warren Buffett, known as much for his progressive politics as his acumen with money, there was his father, Howard Homan Buffett, a libertarian of the Old Right.

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The Killing and Destruction Must Stop: It Is Time to End the Ukraine War

EuropeWar and Foreign Policy


The Ukraine war brings death and destruction with no end in sight. Instead of encouraging more fighting, Western political leaders need to face reality and find a way to end this conflict.

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Dollar Hegemony Is Ending Due to Geopolitical Changes

EuropeInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Since the end of World War II, the US dollar has been the world's reserve currency. That status may well change because US monetary authorities insist on inflating the dollar into oblivion.

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The Bombing of Hiroshima: The Crime and the Cover-Up

PoliticsProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy


The real effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima were hidden from Americans until the New Yorker published an exposé in 1946. Americans finally were confronted with the truth—even if they didn't want to believe it.

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