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?
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
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
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
Two article that deserve your attention this morning. The war's advocates continue to push back, hoping that their demolished arguments will prove effective if frequently repeated using the media's bullhorn: "Only Decisive Force Can Prevail in Afghanistan", by Senators Graham, Lieberman and McCain, op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, 13 September 2009. They explain neither the cost of … Continue reading Two articles to read this morning