Why the Democratic Party loses – and how it can win again

Summary: The combination of a clownish president and far-right Congress give the Democratic Party the greatest political opportunity seen in America for decades. Their four defeats in four special elections so far this year show why they are losing -- and how they can begin to win. This has been badly reported in the news … Continue reading Why the Democratic Party loses – and how it can win again

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Martin van Creveld: Britain’s smartest leader warned about open borders in 1968. It blew their minds.

Summary: Europe's leaders have opened their borders to immigrants with radically different cultures. It's one of history's largest public policy experiments, made with little or no planning or research about its consequences. In 1968 Enoch Powell, a genius British politician, foresaw this -- and warned about its effects on Britain. The generation now growing up … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: Britain’s smartest leader warned about open borders in 1968. It blew their minds.

Stories about Saudi Arabia reveal mysteries of the world’s most powerful kingdom

The Desert Dream: Saudi Arabia

Summary: Yesterday's news from Saudi Arabia reminds us about the importance of that little but rich and powerful nation, and how little we know about it. Here are two great articles giving fascinating glimpses into that strange and mysterious land. This is a follow-up to yesterday's Today the Saudis got a new Crown Prince. Stratfor explains how … Continue reading Stories about Saudi Arabia reveal mysteries of the world’s most powerful kingdom