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September 11 and Rosh Hashanah 2018

September 11, 2018: Tears for the dead, laughter for the living

NASHVILLE: For many Americans, September 11 is just a normal day. From Sunday night on September 9th through Tuesday night on the 11th, Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Seventeen years have passed since Islamist terrorists hijacked four American planes and murdered nearly 3,000 people. For too many Americans, the worst attack on American soil has ...

America’s Founding Fathers; what price did they pay for freedom?

FORT WORTH: We celebrated Flag Day last week and Independence Day is just around the corner. Americans from one end of the country to the other will celebrate with parades, barbecues, and cook-outs filled with food, fun, and last but not least: fireworks. The pyrotechnic displays remind us of what our forebears went through to ...

The ‘Brexit’ and interest rates: Black Swans on the horizon?

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2016 – Monday morning markets are off to the races, at least as of the noon hour. Today’s rocket fuel? Apparently upon re-thinking the issue, traders have decided that last week’s bad news on employment is good, meaning that companies can continue to use cheap, low interest-rate financing to buy back shares, ...

Uniting the world on Earth Day: U.S. and China to sign historic agreement

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2016 —  April 22 is Earth Day, which falls on the same day every year! The first Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, 1970, brought together approximately 20 million Americans who demonstrated their love, appreciation and concern for our planet. This historic event resulted in the creation of the United States ...

March Madness: #1 seeds go to the U.S. and Russia in Ukraine

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., March 17, 2014 — March Madness is in the air and spilling into international politics. Is Ukraine the site of the global Final Four, or is it just another early round battle of a few lower seeds that serve as sacrificial lambs for the two heavy favorites? Do you even remember ...

Let FREEDOM ring in the Ukraine…and the United States

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., March 10, 2014 – The Ukrainian crisis seems to have caught many Americans by surprise, which is surprising in itself…or perhaps just disappointing. Our Nation and its leaders seem to be captivated by the moment; living in a Twitter-like world that carries an attention span of 140 hours instead of 140 ...

Is civil war coming to Ukraine?

Fighting along clearly divided geographical lines with equal or somewhat equal international support could lead to a stalemate in any combat that would arise.

Why America’s ‘Asia pivot’ strategy isn’t fooling anyone in Asia

HONOLULU, January 23, 2014 – In the ancient Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, author Luo Guanzhong writes “When one is born great, one cannot be patient for long under another person’s domination.” In the not-too-distant future, not only will China surpass the United States as an economic and military giant, but all of ...

France: Recolonizing Africa in the name of counter-terrorism

Corporations have raided Africa before, of course. Diamonds, gold, and oil are all in abundance there. But so many African nations are unstable due to civil war and insurgency. Fix the insurgency, Africa becomes a more stable market. A more stable market means steady growth.

Barack Obama, the anti-Martin Luther King

Photo: Obama, the anti-MLK / used under a United States Government Work license By Eric Golub TALLAHASSEE, Fla., January 20, 2014 — On this day to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one sad conclusion is certain: He weeps over what has become of race relations in America, and over what has befallen ...