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November 22, 2014

Inflation Nation: Paranoia Won't Go Away

Peter Schiff is one of the most famous investors in America. He might also be the person most wrong about America's economic struggles. In 2009, Schiff not only warned of impending inflation, but said it was already upon us. "An inflationary depression is going to be a protracted period of economic decline... continue

November 21, 2014

The GOP Response to Immigration Will Go Badly

There are several reasons why Obama's executive action on immigration has put Republicans in a terrible bind. There's the fact that conservatives are likely to respond by demanding a hardline position from the party's 2016 nominee, torpedoing his or her electability. There's the growing risk that... continue

November 16, 2014

A Classic Work on Memory, Time and War

What did people see in "Hiroshima Mon Amour" in 1959? When the picture opened, it was acclaimed as a renewal of love and surrealism on screen, and a portent of where the world was going. The Soviet Union and the United States were playing pingpong over nuclear tests in the atmosphere, but if you'd called... continue

November 15, 2014

When Washington Lost Its Mind, and I Found My Calling

The summer of 1993 was one of the moments -- which have occurred with increasing frequency in the years since -- when Washington, D.C., appeared to be losing its collective mind. Bill Clinton's budget proposal was sinking toward possible defeat, which, all sides agreed, would functionally end his infant presidency.... continue

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