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President Romney will prove an effective President, reshaping America for his key supporters

Summary:  In July 2008 I forecast that McCain would win.  Earlier, in February, I predicted that Obama would be a weak president.  This election we’ll double down:  Romney will win, and prove an effective President — implementing major reforms.  Very effective for the 1% who purchased his election; less so for us. “You campaign in …

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Another example of our nation’s leadership crisis: Tim Geithner’s Ninth Political Life

Summary:  To prosper — perhaps even to survive — the 21st century we must have adequate leadership.  In this post by Don Vandergriff, we look at our leaders, both as a class and one in particular.  It’s not a pretty picture. My post a couple of months ago about William Deresiewcz’s fantastic article fits here:  “Solitude …

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We’re ignorant about the world because we rely on our media for information

It’s often the little vignettes that show the nature of America’s broken observation-orientation-decision-action loop (the OODA loop).  In this case, step one:  seeing events.  The US media presents a sanitized version of reality, to avoid challenging our preconceptions or spoiling their narrative.  Getting America back on track requires fixing this problem. Today we have a telling …

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The best way to rob us is to own a bank

Criticism continues to grow about the Geithner Plan (the , which is just a refurbished version of the original Paulson Plan.  The consequences of this plan’s failure — operational or political — could be severe.  Squandering the momentum of Obama’s first 100 days in office could make later and bolder economic plans difficult to sell.  Political …

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