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Does Congress listen to average blokes?

Actually, it’s a fair question and I don’t have the answer.

In my long history of writing elected officials, I’ve rarely received anything more than a form letter in response, and more often then not, these form letters are nonresponsive. 349 more words


The Unhooded Wolves


One of the curious aspects of the truth is that when finally allowed to breathe it proves itself to be remarkably simple. Educated and uneducated people across the world are aware that the problems we face, although potentially overwhelming in their cynicism and scope, are quite obvious. 3,075 more words

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The Way to Peace: Israeli Victory, Palestinian Defeat

by Daniel Pipes
January 2017

Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy sadly fits the classic description of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The identical assumptions – land-for-peace and the two-state solution, with the burden primarily on Israel – stay permanently in place, no matter how often they fail. 3,351 more words


How to Salvage Syria

Hassan Hassan and Michael Weiss provide a well thought out plan for the United States in Syria for dealing with the Assad regime, Islamic State, and al-Qaeda. 46 more words

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A Syria Policy for Trump’s America

Sam Heller provides an in-depth policy memo for incoming President-elect Donald Trump, and thoughtfully lays out policy prescriptions for different areas within Syria.

Find it here at The Century Foundation

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Tax Payers Foot Big Pharma Lawsuit Bill of 3.3 Billion USD

It’s enough to make you go postal. Let’s tax anyone below the high-middle income earners and let’s tax them ‘til they bleed. They can forgo all vital resources, they can even pay for the stuff ups conjured by corporate greed. 634 more words


The Long View

Aron Lund provides his interview with former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Derek Chollet, that looks back on his time within the Obama administration’s decision making apparatus with regards to Syria.

Find it here! Link 

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