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Serve, Protect, and Defeat?

This commentary originally appeared in The Inlander on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

Imagine your neighborhood under a heavily policed lockdown with an imposed curfew, dozens of arrests each day made by camouflage-wearing, rifle-toting police, and snipers on the roofs of buildings pointing their weapons at you and your kids. 500 more words

Commentary

8 Things You Should Know About WWII’s Eastern Front

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Between June 1941 and May 1945, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union engaged in a cataclysmic struggle on World War II’s Eastern Front. 1,542 more words

History

Brain-Eating Amoeba found in Louisiana water supply

Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found in the water system of St. 319 more words

Featured

Obama Rules Out US Military Action In Ukraine

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President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine.

Obama says the U.S. 110 more words

News

The Lowland- book review

I just finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland and the writing is fine and the story flows well. Unfortunately as a novel, it was disappointing because it just was not very interesting and deep. 566 more words

Books

VIX (Volatility index) outlook for September 1, 2014

Same old story: VIX close to multi-yearly lows, but does not take the extra step down to go to the single digits. With US indices at all time highs, there may be some uncertainty around because of weak European markets & geopolitical issues. 53 more words

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S&P-500 outlook for September 1, 2014

Last trading day of August and business as usual for the S&P-500. Trading around 2000. I think the index will go much higher from here (probably in September). 60 more words

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