Germany’s leaders explain what happened and what’s next

Germany Decides: Bundestag election results - seats per Party

Summary: Germany’s elections might force a change in Germany’s so-far rock solid political system. Its elites are determined to radically re-shape its society. This shift in the balance of power might signal the rise of German opposition to this project. See what the key party leaders say; it is more revealing than any analysis. With … Continue reading Germany’s leaders explain what happened and what’s next

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The Gatestone Institute tells us the hidden dark stories about immigrants in Europe

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Summary: Immigration is one of the big -- perhaps the biggest -- story of our time. Yet we know little about it, in part because the news media filter what we see. Only fringe sources give us glimpses of truth, albeit with their own biases. Here is one, conveying a litany of bad news. "Let … Continue reading The Gatestone Institute tells us the hidden dark stories about immigrants in Europe

Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany

Godwin's Law

Summary: American discussions often end in references to Hitler or Nazis. That's usually seen as an oddity or fun fact, when in fact it warns us of deep aspects of American society that have roots in 1930s Germany -- and that still shape our future. We prefer amnesia to confronting this. Perhaps events in the next … Continue reading Godwin’s Law should force us to remember & fear our shared heritage with Nazi Germany

ECRI explains the global slowdown, and what lies ahead

Summary: The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), who correctly predicted the slow recovery, looks at the multi-year slowing in the economies of the developed nations -- its causes (the world is becoming Japan) and likely consequences. ECRI’s Simple Math Goes Global ECRI, 20 June 2016. Reposted with their generous permission. The risk of a global … Continue reading ECRI explains the global slowdown, and what lies ahead