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Turkey in the Long Run

by George Friedman August 20, 2018 Too easily we lose sight of historical context, and when it comes to nations, context is a matter of decades or centuries, not hours or weeks. Those trying to understand Turkey’s financial crisis are checking the price of the lira each morning. Others are following the predictable script of financial crises by assigning the roles of victims and villains. In reality, the causes of Turkey’s crisis are complicated, and many have nothing to do with economics. Trouble has been percolating beneath the surface for years and has created the need for a major recalibration of...

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The Democrats Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing

by Newt Gingrich August 20, 2018 A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America. In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that more Democrats have a favorable view of socialism than capitalism. This pattern has been building for a while. Senator Bernie Sanders took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary....

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Tesla Rival Nikola Has Raised a Huge Sum to Build Biggest Hydrogen Network

by Mike Brown August 15, 2018 Nikola, which is taking on Tesla in the renewables-powered trucking space, announced this week that it has raised more than $100 million this month as part of a $200 million Series C round of funding. The firm, which boasts a pre-money valuation of $1.1 billion, is seeking to launch a hydrogen-powered truck called the Nikola One. The firm has faced skepticism for its plans, as the truck will depend on refueling infrastructure for its success. CEO Trevor Milton claims that this year alone, Nikola has started plans “to build the largest hydrogen network...

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Japan Wakes Up to Its Aging Apocalypse

by Patrick Cox August 15, 2018 For years, I’ve predicted that Japan would be the first nation to wake up to the seriousness of continually increasing lifespans. The unexpected success of the book, The 100-Year Life—Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, in Japan indicates to me that a tipping point has finally been reached. And its impact will be felt all over the world. The 100-Year Life was first published in English in 2016. Like my book, The Methuselah Effect, it deals with some of the consequences of an aging society. Also like my book, it didn’t...

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Democrats’ Electoral Strategy: Let Non-Citizens Vote

by Newt Gingrich August 14, 2018 In San Francisco, immigrants who are in the country illegally are now eligible to register and vote in school board elections. Of course, this is clearly illegal under the California Constitution. Article II, Section 2 of the California Constitution says, “A United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this State may vote.” However, the pro-illegal immigration, sanctuary state-supporting Democratic majority in Sacramento has no interest in enforcing the law when it’s being ignored by fellow Democrats. After all, their long-range plans for a ruling majority depend on continuous law breaking...

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