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Let’s learn what happened in Afghanistan, so we can do better in phase 2 of our Long War

Summary: Today’s must-read is a retrospective on NATO’s expedition to Afghanistan, even more important today as we begin the second phase of our Long War. It opens with a shocker and gets even better. The reviewer has deep in experience in Afghanistan; the author has even deeper experience. The combination provides powerful insights while cutting …

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Lies about Thanksgiving have consequences. That we’re so easily fooled has even more.

Summary: Now that the celebrations have concluded, let’s look at the history of Thanksgiving, as sad case study of how America’s history has been stolen and replaced by myths to deceive us. We ignore these lessons at our peril. {2nd of 2 posts today.} Start with the myth about Thanksgiving that has become established in …

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Learning about the police to understand why they so often act badly

Summary: Modern technology gives us unprecedented tools with which to run America, but only if we have the necessary clear vision. These tools work equally well to feed our delusions about the world. Our response to revelations about police behavior suggests that many Americans have chosen myths over truth. See the magnitude of the problem …

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It’s not too late to learn from 9/11. But soon it will be.

Summary: On 9-11 al Qaeda changed America in ways we refuse to see. We’ve helped set the Middle East aflame and given up important rights, both processes still continuing. On this anniversary of that sad day let’s try for a clearer understanding of what happened and what we did afterwards. The price will be high …

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Zero Hedge is a model publisher for 21st C America. Be afraid.

Summary: Perhaps Americans cannot regain control of our nation because we’re lost amidst a wilderness of mirrors, and so unable to clearly see the world. Here’s an example of the fun house media that increasingly dominate web publishing. We choose them over less entertaining but more accurate sources. The cost of doing so is high.  …

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