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More Bad News from Afghanistan

Posted on August 6, 2014


Civilians increasingly find themselves under fire as the 2001 U.S.-led war draws to a close, as Afghan forces take the lead in operations targeting the Taliban. The civilian death toll in the war in Afghanistan rose 17 percent for the first half of this year, the United Nations reported in July. The U.N. said 1,564 […]

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Missing After World War I: The Tomb of the Unknown Civilian

Posted on July 28, 2014


By Richard Cosgrove On 28 July, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia and set in motion the events that led one week later to the clash of nations that became World War I. This conflict caused casualties in unprecedented numbers, with the final total of deaths approximately 17 million. The roster of battles […]

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Stockman on World War I: 30 Days to Disaster

Posted on June 30, 2014


One hundred years ago the world was shook loose of its moorings. Every schoolboy knows that the assassination of the archduke of Austria at Sarajevo was the trigger that incited the bloody, destructive conflagration of the world’s nations known as the Great War. But this senseless eruption of unprecedented industrial state violence did not end with the armistice four years later. In fact, […]

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Professor Tyler Cowen Wants the Pentagon to Break a Few Windows. Do You?

Written by Gary North on June 17, 2014


I begin with a statement. Would you say it sounds Keynesian? The continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies has prompted soul-searching among economists. They have looked to weak demand, rising inequality, Chinese competition, over-regulation, inadequate infrastructure and an exhaustion of new technological ideas as possible culprits.An additional explanation of slow growth is now […]

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Matt Drudge Reports on Iraq: A Total Rout of Neoconservatism

Written by Gary North on June 13, 2014


It’s total. Drudge lists the stories. The neoconservatives can run, but they can’t hide. Their policies have come home to roost. So far, it’s a cakewalk for radical Islam, which had no foothold in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The Pentagon built the American military base in Baghdad. It is called the Victory Base Complex. Maybe the militants […]

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When Obama Told the Truth About Gitmo . . . and Then Forgot

Written by Gary North on June 4, 2014

Obama Moving Ahead With Executive Action Plans

Watch this video. It provides extracts from candidate Obama’s campaign speeches. He never closed Guantánamo’s prison. I don’t think he ever intended to. It was great for a campaign talking point. It was dropped down the memory hole. Democrats of course gave him a free ride on this. He was their man, the way Bush […]

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Boehner Preparing To Launch Full Investigation of Benghazi

Posted on May 3, 2014


House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is set to announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Boehner had been cool to the idea of forming a committee to probe the attacks that left four Americans dead, but sources close to the speaker say a new email released this week showing […]

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