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Today’s truth

This last election was a positive thing for the United States. There is now an entire branch of Congress with a new sense of relevancy, of power, and therefor perhaps of motivation to get off their dead asses and try … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Iraq and a Black Sea Strategy

By George Friedman The United States is, at the moment, off balance. It faces challenges in the Syria-Iraq theater as well as challenges in Ukraine. It does not have a clear response to either. It does not know what success … Continue reading

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Iraq, Syria: Examining the New Caliphate

The Gist of it The Islamic State, previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, has changed its name, but otherwise the militant group remains the same. Over the past weekend, a spokesman for the group announced … Continue reading

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The Volcker Rule, the White Rabbit and Alice in Wonderland

Needless to say the Glass-Steagall Act should never have been repealed. So here is a write-up on one of the many little rules which have come down since the repeal that attempt to make it all OK. More on this … Continue reading

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Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement

By George Friedman A deal between Iran and the P-5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany) was reached Saturday night. The Iranians agreed to certain limitations on their nuclear program while the P-5+1 agreed to … Continue reading

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