Summary: Trump has began his term by boosting the war in Afghanistan, just as Obama did. Accompanied by the usual happy talk. But this time we have 16 years of experience and good data. We will not be fooled again -- if we pay attention. We can end our mad wars. From 1979 to 1989, … Continue reading Dark secrets about our war in Afghanistan
Summary: With Campaign 2016 America passes into new hands. It's a capstone to the slow political revolution by the 1% since 1970 (the Boomers' legacy). Before we vote, let's remember the steps that brought us here. Such as the growth of corporate lobbying, whose success shows that our government is for sale at discount prices. … Continue reading How Corporations Bought Washington (it was cheap)
Summary; Slowly Americans begin to see the rise of Right's new populists -- such as Trump, Rubio, and Cruz -- is more than a flash-in-the-pan revolt before the conservatives accept their designated leaders (as the Democrats have accepted the elderly Hillary). A few on the Left have begun to realize that the Left has some … Continue reading New York shows how Democrat-run cities & states contribute to the rise of Trump
Summary: Critics of China often cite its high level of corruption as a limiting factor to its growth, or a possible cause of its fall -- or even disintegration. Like so many of American's views about China, it's false. Probably a way to diffuse awareness that a powerful rival has emerged on the world stage. … Continue reading Does corruption limit China’s growth, or pose a threat to its existence?