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The Pentagon’s Unbeatable Adversary

by Dr. Robert Rudney | Feb 27, 2024 | Environment

The Adversary can strike the US homeland, allies, partners, and deployed forces with limited forewarning and overwhelming power projection. The Adversary, with land, sea, and air assets, can concentrate its forces to wreak destruction and mayhem in fragile regions plagued with existing political, economic and social upheaval. The Adversary’s actions can precipitate (sic) huge movements […]

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Countering the Threat of a Contingent Election

by Jonathan M. Winer | Feb 23, 2024 | Election 2024

The unofficial contest to become Donald Trump’s running mate has underscored the enduring Republican plot to overturn elections. At the beginning of this election year, Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York, chair of the House Republican conference, stated that she would not agree to certifying the results of the 2024 election unless she considered them […]

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Trump’s 10% Import Tax — An Economic and Ecological Nightmare

by Steven Pressman | Feb 23, 2024 | Economy

Were awards given for the worst economic idea each year, Donald Trump’s call for a 10% tax on all imports would be the 2023 winner. The tax would damage the US economy as well as propagate climate change and environmental devastation. Trump sees jobs lost to foreign trade as the economic problem facing the US. […]

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Dancing in the Dark: Steps to Avoid a Constitutional Coup in the 2024 Election

by Mark Medish & Joel McCleary | Jan 8, 2024 | Election 2024

Walt Whitman was right when he wrote that our democracy is an athletic one. Defending our democratic republic requires the stamina of a marathon runner and the versatility of a gymnast.  The events of January 6 alerted Americans to the quirkiness and fragility of our electoral process. Had Vice President Mike Pence failed to certify […]

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Seven Pillars of Political Wisdom

by Mark Medish | Dec 26, 2023 | Politics

On the doorstep of the long U.S. political season, it’s worth pondering the significance and shelf life of several familiar political maxims. Each contains at least a grain of truth.   FIRST,  GARBAGE IN / GARBAGE OUT Everybody who understands statistics knows this maxim. There is always much more Noise than Signal in the data […]

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