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The One-Way Media Used to be the Ultimate Weapon

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The One-Way Media used to be the ultimate weapon of social control. It was like the intro to The Outer Limits: We will control the frame, we will control the narrative, we can change the focus to a new subject, or sharpen it to endless stories about a nothing burger. Sit quietly and we will
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Should NFL Players Express Political Views During the Game?

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Suppose there were an anti-abortion NFL player. For him, abortion is killing innocents. So each time a touchdown is scored, he unfurls a sign that reads “Abortion is Murder!” Is that OK? The Dallas Cheerleaders display a sign during the national anthem , “Women earn 70% of what men earn in equivalent jobs!” Is that
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Worldwide Growth is Stagnating, and Everyone has a Theory.

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The central banks of the world are explaining worldwide economic stagnation on insufficient aggregate demand. For some reason people do not have enough money to buy things and drive the economy, or people are frightened and choose to save instead of consume. Their solution is lower interest rates, or negative interest rates, to make more
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The United States Federal Government is not Broke.

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I used to be upset about the amount of money the United States Government (USG) is borrowing, and promising to pay in the future. National Debt is about $20 Trillion. Add unfunded liabilities, like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and the total may be $126 trillion. Since the entire output of our nation, all business,
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Is the White House Plagued by Leaks or Fake News

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Many are reporting that the White House is leaking like crazy and making it very difficult for the POTUS to get anything done. The leaks are always by unnamed sources, meaning that there is no way to confirm that there was a leaker or that the reported content was accurately represented. Quite simply, you are
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TrumpCare Fails!

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Big news: Obamacare is not replaced by Trumpcare. Do you really want one quarter of the economy and your ability to purchase lifesaving and life improving interventions managed by, designed by, and named after a politician who never delivered any health care or ran an insurance company? Washington had no computer policy yet IBM, Microsoft, and
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Liberté, égalité, fraternité

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Pick any two.

How Do We Spend for the Tax Increase?

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The new administration is talking about reducing business income taxes from the highest in the developed world to one of the lowest. Everywhere on the TV and in newspapers I see people (the establishment) asking how will we “pay for” the proposed tax reductions. Will it be a new value added tax? a border adjustment
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The Men Will Retire to the Library for Brandy and Cigars.

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Am I mistaken or was it not the norm in upper class households during the Victorian and post-Victorian era for the men and women to go to different rooms for after dinner conversation? The men’s conversations would be courser; the women’s more genteel. No cad of a man would subject women to the uncensored content
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Democratic Strategy

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Suppose your party’s candidate is going to lose the election in a landslide. What follows? A resounding mandate for the other side. Lots of effective policy from the office of the widely supported President. Why just sit and take it? One way to be a spoiler is to delegitimize the other candidate. I believe the
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