The Strange Cult of Factory Work in America

Nothing is more confusing or offensive in modern American intellectual life than the bizarre cult of factory work that has

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Both Trump and NFL Players are wrong about the National Anthem

The real problem here is neither Trump nor the National Football League. It is celebrity culture; the imbecilic media-driven glorification of colorful larger than life figures simply to generate a few advertising dollars or sell a few products.

Trump and the NFL players are not to blame for celebrity culture they are simply the logical and inevitable results of it. Indeed a good case can be made that Trump and the players are victims of celebrity culture. T

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A Few things to keep in mind about Obamacare and Trump

There is one other obvious conclusion we can make from all this. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont); the most visible advocate of Medicare for All, has won the Obamacare debate. Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer had better used to that reality and fast if they want to retain any political influence anywhere in America.

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The Mystery of America’s Marriage Crisis

Only 26% of poor adults between 18 and 55; and 39% of working-class adults in the same age group, were married according to data compiled by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Opportunity America. That marks a dramatic cultural shift, because as recently as 1990; 51% of poor adults and 57% of working-class adults were married, New York Times Upshot Writer Claire Cain Miller noted.

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Upgrades to Our Tax and Health Insurance Systems that would benefit all Americans

• Allow all employers to purchase Medicare and/or Medicaid coverage for their employees.

• Allow insurance agents, insurance companies, nonprofit organizations; and retailers such as Walmart and Amazon, to sell Medicare and/or Medicaid policies in exchange for a commission say $25 to $100 a policy.

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A Few Important Things to Learn about History and the Thucydides Trap

China and America are the only nations that might be caught in the Thucydides Trap. Not true it might also ensnare China and Russia, US and Russia, China and India, Iran and Saudi Arabia and even China and France. My view is that conflict between India and China or Russia and China might be more likely because nobody expects it. Many people are aware of the possibility of a Sino-American clash and are working to prevent it. Nobody is trying to stop a Russian-Chinese conflict.

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Five Truly Prophetic Science Fiction Novels

That makes truly prophetic science fiction pretty extraordinary and explains why most people won’t take the genre seriously. Fortunately there are a few truly science fiction stories and novels out there. Unfortunately most of them were written by one guy: Robert A. Heinlein.

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Some Great American Movies for the Fourth of July

There might be no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by partaking of that great American art form known as film.

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The Surprising Return of the Aircraft Carrier

Watch the carrier race carefully because it might be beginning of a scramble for naval power among the world’s nations which can have disastrous results. Perhaps the world’s leaders should stop focusing so much time and energy on nuclear disarmament; and take some efforts to halt or reverse the proliferation of aircraft carriers. They might be the weapon with which the next war is fought.

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