What Past Empires Tell Us About the Future

by George Friedman March 27, 2017 Spanish essayist George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” but there is a problem with this famous and witty line. Studying history has little practical utility in averting past...

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Trump’s FDA Pick Should Let Patients Be Free to Choose

by Bartley J. Madden and Susan E. Dudley March 27, 2017 President Trump made an excellent choice in nominating Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Gottlieb, a medical doctor and former FDA deputy commissioner, knows from...

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Quick Takes on Ryan’s Healthcare Flop

by Rod D. Martin March 24, 2017 My quick takes on Ryan's health care flop today. 1. As I've said repeatedly, the Republicans should have passed a one-sentence repeal bill on or about January 21, sunsetting Obamacare at some arbitrary point in the future (my preference...

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Space News Roundup – March 22, 2017

by Edward Ellegood Florida Space Development Council March 22, 2017   Blue Origin Plans Crewed (Suborbital) Launch Within a Year The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to...

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