We Must Condemn All Racism to End It

by Rod D. Martin August 15, 2017 Racism is evil. It is absolutely antithetical to the Gospel and to a free and just society, no matter who practices it. Which is why I'm terribly proud of my President tonight. He's virtually the only leader we have with the guts to...

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Shale Oil: Another Layer of US Power

by George Friedman August 14, 2017   Summary There’s scarcely a reason to point out how geopolitically important energy is. Energy, particularly oil, is a source of geopolitical power. Every country needs it, but only some countries have the resources to procure...

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Cortez and the Aztecs

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 While I'm thinking about it, today is the 496th anniversary of Hernan Cortez's liberation of Mexico from the Aztecs. Yes, I know you're all going to question the term "liberation". But you shouldn't. You've been told that Cortez and...

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Thoughts on Charlottesville

by Rod D. Martin August 13, 2017 I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of yesterday's "rally". Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his...

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Will Robots Put Everyone Out of Work?

by Sandy Ikeda August 12, 2017 Will workplace automation make the rich richer and doom the poor? That could happen soon, warns Paul Solman, economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour. He’s talking to Jerry Kaplan, author of a new book that seems to combine Luddism with...

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Perspectives on the North Korea Crisis

by George Friedman August 12, 2017 What happens in North Korea implicates all of East Asia. The United States may be the arbiter of the coming confrontation – so vested is it in the balance of power of the region, so threatened is it by the existence of a rogue...

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