Today we ask the mineshaft: Is the Right winning or losing in America?

Summary:  Today we ask about the future of the GOP, and America.  Are they ascendant, or a list gasp of a dying ideology?  We ask the mineshaft!  As in "ask the community", from the German "Gemeinschaft" (see Wikipedia).  Post your answer in the comments. To help you better understand the world, the FM website takes clear … Continue reading Today we ask the mineshaft: Is the Right winning or losing in America?

Let’s look at ourselves in the mirror created by the conflict with Iran

Summary:  Knowledge is power, including knowledge about ourselves.  One way to gain it is by looking at ourselves, what our leaders say, as others do -- foreigners in our world, and the foreigners that will be our descendents.  Here will look at some statements about Iran, and some perspectives provided by fiction.  This is chapter … Continue reading Let’s look at ourselves in the mirror created by the conflict with Iran

A look at the gradual decay of our armed forces

These reports are disturbing, but more so are the disturbing comments of the war's advocates to the posts about these things.  Beyond denial, they attack those concerned about our troops.  They love the war, but not our troops.  Much like Senator McCain, who votes in favor of any war -- but against veterans benefits (See … Continue reading A look at the gradual decay of our armed forces

Economists discuss the impact of the stimulus on our recession

Summary:  The US economy continues to slow, albeit the rate of decay has slowed.  But the net damage is severe and a recovery soon is imperative — or more “black swans” will appear.   This is the third in a series of posts about the effects of basic automatic stabilizers on the economy during this recession. Why has the … Continue reading Economists discuss the impact of the stimulus on our recession