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Dan Bongino, Ben Shapiro, and Candace Owens

Conservatives Hawk “Birch Gold” In Run-Up to Debt Ceiling Crisis

by Dave Troy | Jan 6, 2023 | Politics

For the last several years, prominent conservatives including Dr. Ron Paul, Steve Bannon, and Ben Shapiro, have been promoting gold and gold-backed assets to their audiences. One company in particular, Birch Gold Group, has earned prominent public endorsements from all of these figures, with each of them participating in various cross-marketing activities. Birch Gold is […]

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The Wide Angle: 2023 — A Year of Conflict and Chaos?

by Dave Troy | Dec 20, 2022 | Politics, The Wide Angle

When the 118th Congress commences in January, we will be facing several important issues simultaneously. The United States will be dangerously close to reaching its debt ceiling, and Congress will need to pass legislation raising it. Presumptive House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said he intends to use the debt limit as a weapon to force […]

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The Wide Angle: Is Reality Making a Comeback?

by Dave Troy | Nov 18, 2022 | Elections, Politics, The Wide Angle

It’s always healthy to guard against premature optimism, but reality may be making a comeback. Cryptocurrency markets are cratering; Russia has surrendered Kherson; Elon Musk is melting down at Twitter; and President Biden and the Democrats delivered the best midterm performance since President Kennedy. I’ve been watching these trends as a single networked phenomenon, and […]

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Will Household Debt Derail the US Economy?

by Steven Pressman | Nov 3, 2022 | Economy

US household debt hit a record $16.15 trillion in the second quarter of 2022. Mortgage debt accounts for 75% of the total; college debt another 10%. The rest is mainly motor vehicle and credit card debt. Rising household debt over the past two years is worrisome, and will become a greater problem as interest rates […]

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America’s Gun Fetish

by Chris Hedges | Nov 1, 2022 | Politics

Guns were a ubiquitous part of my childhood. My grandfather, who had been a master sergeant in the army, had a small arsenal in his house in Mechanic Falls, Maine. He gave me a 2020 bolt action Springfield rifle when I was 7. By the time I was 10, I had graduated to a Winchester […]

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