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The Election Dividend

In recent days America reaped a significant benefit of the decision it made to elect Barack Obama instead of John McCain in 2008.  That harvest should continue for years.  At the end of the Cold War there was much made … Continue reading

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Trying To Explain The Latest Middle East Flash Point

It’s only Tuesday as I write this.  Today’s topic is normally one I would save for Sunday as the big story of the preceding week.  This week promises to be a big news one and who knows where we will … Continue reading

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Hopeful About Paris

Traditionally blogging doesn’t entail much risk taking.  Most bloggers have an idea, write about it and post it instantly.  I work a bit differently in that I always write in advance.  Sometimes it is a matter of a few hours … Continue reading

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Money Changes Everything

The threat of terrorism is real and very serious.  Like every other risk and danger it needs to be put into perspective.  The other day I heard an economist advance a theory about the economic sustainability of the ISIS threat.  … Continue reading

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To Nuke Or Not To Nuke?

To nuke or not to nuke; that may well be the question.  If you think I purloined that line from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth you are correct; however I am talking about a serious conversation coming out of the ongoing Paris … Continue reading

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Time And Place

Part of figuring things out in the intelligence community is connecting the dots.  The same can be said in political analysis.  There are a multitude of clues or indications out there; the trick is separating the signals from the noise … Continue reading

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Another Theft From A Brave Genius

If you are a regular reader of mine you know my three pillars theory by now.  For the uninitiated I contend that the modern day Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  … Continue reading

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Think Simple

While the situation in the Middle East is both complex and multi-faceted; the more I study it the more apparent it becomes that America’s optimal role is to simply stay out of it as much as possible.

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Foreign Invasion

What if a foreign corporation tried to seize your land?  That was the title of an editorial my friend Gary Cunard published last Thursday in my local newspaper, The Franklin Times.  The editorial was though provoking and dovetails with one … Continue reading

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Wasteful Stupidity

The way I normally come up with an article is I discover something that intrigues me and then I figure out an angle I want to approach it from.  I take great pride in often looking at an event from … Continue reading

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