A Faustian Bargain – at Retail

Donald Trump runs a grievance-based presidency. He ran a grievance-based campaign for 15 months … so who can be surprised? One only need remember Trump’s ...
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Unintended Insight…

History will judge whether Rudy Giuliani's influence campaign on behalf of Trump was brilliant or not. But he made an important point yesterday, without meaning ...
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The Master Distractor

All this criticism of Trump is largely a waste of time, IMHO.  Further, there are more important things to work on.  People who are willing ...
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Wisdom From Russia

Yes, back in 1973, when Russian dissidents were trying to imbue democracy into the thought process in Russia.  And from that dark past are echoes ...
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Tariffs: who has the power? and why?

A Congressman interviewed on NPR today said Congress had the power to levy tariffs.  But the President has been doing it left and right.  What's ...
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Reality, perception, and human thought

What holds a society together?  A common set of values, which include group self-interest, and which derive from a shared understanding of what works, what ...
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The Path To Fascism

What is a society's reaction to a wave of immigrants/refugees?   We have wondered for a while about the risk to social order from uncontrolled ...
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ICE Agrees With Liberals?!?!

It's understandable that Liberals are calling for abolishing ICE, but when 19 ICE AGENTS write their Boss' Boss: Kirstjen Nielsen (of Mexican food fame) and ...
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Who’s really paying?

With a sardonic chuckle, I read this morning "PG&E to pay $2.5 billion for Wine Country fires" in Northern California.  But who is REALLY paying?  ...
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Italy’s had enough with illegal migrants …. so has France …

... but the French are careful not to say it out loud.  President Emmanuel Macron of France accused Italy of “cynicism” and “irresponsibility” for refusing ...
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