This Might Be Where The Very First Total Nuclear War Starts

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Via National Interest, This article by Dilip Hiro originally appeared at War is Boring in 2016. Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might  –  given the known military doctrines of the… Read More

Rural America Is On The Verge Of Collapse 

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The Economic Innovation Group’s (EIG) Distressed Communities Index (DCI) shows a significant economic transformation (from two distinct periods: 2007-2011 and 2012-2016) that occurred since the financial crisis. The shift of human capital, job creation, and business formation to metropolitan areas reveals that rural America is teetering on the edge of collapse. Since the crisis, the… Read More

Academic Elitists Have Invented A New Way To Rig Voting In The Future

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Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, The question of whether or not “democracy” works is always being studied, by proponents of freedom as well as by proponents of authoritarianism. The founding fathers of the sovereign American experiment were far more intelligent than some critics today give them credit for – they knew full well that… Read More

Drivers Are Turning To Sex Dolls And Mannequins To Use HOV Lanes

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Reality may not be The Onion (yet), but it’s encroaching dangerously close on Curb your Enthusiasm. An increasing number of drivers are illegally using HOV carpool lanes by stuffing mannequins, skeletons, even blowup sex dolls and various other items into their cars to try and fool police into thinking that they have a passenger when they don’t.… Read More

Trump Attacks Military Industrial Complex, Urges Infrastructure Investments In Middle East

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Authored by Matthew Ehret via The Strategic Culture Foundation, For the first time in over half a century, an American President has actually come out attacking the Military Industrial Complex. Of course, everyone knows of President Dwight D. Eisenhauer’s famous outgoing 1961 speech warning the world (and the incoming President Kennedy) what sort of monster had arisen at… Read More

Workers Of The World, Unite!

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Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, The dawn of war is a time of simple clarity and purpose.  Good guys vs. bad guys.  Cowboys vs. Indians.  Confederates vs. Yankees.  Coppers vs. robbers.  It’s a time when lines are drawn, songs are sang, and drums are beaten with gaiety and confidence. Indeed, calls for ‘a jolly… Read More

The Belligerence Of Empire

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Authored by Kenn Orphan via Counterpunch.org, “Capitalism’s gratuitous wars and sanctioned greed have jeopardized the planet and filled it with refugees. Much of the blame for this rests squarely on the shoulders of the government of the United States. Seventeen years after invading Afghanistan, after bombing it into the ‘stone age’ with the sole aim… Read More

Millennials And Gen Z Optimism About Economic Outlook Drops, Survey Finds

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Deloitte recently published its Global Millennial Survey of 13,416 millennials from 42 countries and 3,009 Gen Z respondents from ten countries. The survey found that both generations are experiencing economic disruptions that have translated into stress and pessimism about their careers, their social lives, and the entire world around them. <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–>… Read More

Buchanan: Are We On The Ramp To Impeachment Road?

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Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to the White House to tell the president, “I have been praying for you, Sir.” To which Wilson is said to have replied, “Which way, Senator?”… Read More

Bitcoin, Gold, & The Battle For Sound Money

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Authored by Doug French via The Mises Institute, Here in the U.S. the financial markets are focusing on Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s herky-jerky monetary messages while politically the news is Trump’s two picks for the central bank board have taken themselves out of the running.   Herman ‘9-9-9’ Cain and Stephen Moore couldn’t take the… Read More

The Ongoing Destruction Of The Minds Of Children

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Authored by Gary Barnett via The Future of Freedom Foundation, There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure. — Isabel Paterson Compulsory schooling is a… Read More