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The Revisits Begin…

Well, things are finally looking up!  Time might be finally running out!  Iran is falling on the ropes! What, you thought I was referring to last night’s debate in Denver?  Since when have I really expressed any interest in that boring horse race–with two supremely unqualified candidates?  But another coming election, next year’s Iranian presidential … Continue reading

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Ground Zero Fear and CD

From my previous post, I left the ultimate existential threat hanging in the air: thermonuclear weapons.  In most respects, these are the only existential threats to the United States.  Chemical, biological, and radiological weapons might spawn scenarios like Contagion, but they are a far cry from the ultimate horror akin to The Day After and … Continue reading

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Deluding Ourselves

Here’s to delusional thinking…where would the U.S. economy and foreign policy be without it?  I’m sure if anyone other than myself was reading this, the reader likely would be happy if the last four years since the Lehman meltdown could turn out to be a bad dream we are just waiting to wake up from–a … Continue reading