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Good news about America. There is plenty of it out there, if one looks for it.

A crisis at the beginning of the American experiment

Looking at the problems looming before us, it is easy to forget those of equal or greater danger that we have surmounted in the past.   My previous post, Washington’s Gift, described one such.  Here is another… As America’s revolutionary war drew to a successful close, many critical problems remained unsolved.  Among them was the pay and pensions due the Army.  Congress seemed unwilling to pass …

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Washington’s Gift

Here is a Christmas story known to few but historians, well worth reading by all Americans:  Washington’s Gift byThomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2007 — “Our revolution could have ended in despotism, like so many others.”  Subscription only. Here is the opening (an open copy appears at the David Gold website): There is a Christmas story …

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Some good news (one of the more important posts on this blog)

This blog discusses geo-politics, from an American’s perspective.  Today that means discussing threats and dangers, resulting largely from years of mismanaged public policy.  We need not fear the future, despite the tough times coming soon.  This remains a great nation, not because of our past but because of us and our polity.  We differ from almost every other nation.  …

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Good news: The Singularity is coming (again)

History tends to look better over longer time horizons. For example, consider one bit of good news: the Singularity is coming. This mathematical concept came to the public’s attention from Vernor Vinge’s book Marooned in Real Time, describing a wondrous future in which the rate of technological progress accelerates – eventually going vertical — after …

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The Future of America – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part 2)

Summary:  Part two of four part series.   Here is part one, part three, and part four. Forecast #3: the death of the US Constitution The Constitution was originally designed to specify the duties for each of America’s three branches and to limit their powers. Its ability to do the latter function has faded rapidly since the New Deal. …

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