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Trump Is Hurting the Pentagon!  (By Giving It Too Much Money)

W.J. Astore

Anyone who’s been in the military knows what happens as the end of a fiscal year approaches: wild spending.  Any money that’s left in your budget must be spent, if only to justify next year’s budgetary appropriation.  421 more words

US Politics

Day 18 - Pay attention!

Dear President Trump:

The Daily Lectionary readings are about paying attention.

In the Old Testament reading, God chastises a “foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but do not see, who have ears, but do not hear.” They do not fear God and fail to defend the rights of the needy — while becoming “great and rich” and growing “fat and sleek” themselves. 340 more words

President Trump

Hard Power

Whatever tactic in the leverage inventory makes you most uneasy is probably a good place to start.

Learn to be a hammer when the situation calls for it. 35 more words


They Expect You to Negotiate

When it’s time to talk offers (woo!), remember that they expect you to negotiate. It won’t make you look bad; in fact, what will make you look bad is not negotiating or not negotiating hard enough. 139 more words


Soft Power vs Hard Power

If You Want To Increase Your Power And Effectiveness, Consider Adopting More Soft Power! This Article explains WHY and HOW.

The rise of Western Authoritarianism has given a lot of people virtual heart attacks. 1,102 more words


Power in International Relations

The behavioral definition of power is useful to analysts and historians who devote considerable time reconstructing the past, but to politicians and leaders, it is ephemeral since the ability to control others can only happen with possession of resource such as population, territory, natural resources, economy, military and political stability. 789 more words

International Relations

UKIP and the Path to Power


The traditional perception of ‘strong leadership’ is the use of Hard Power. However, it will become apparent that Soft Power is the superior form of leadership. 2,290 more words