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Meritocracy… What is it?

In his 1958 novel George Young coined the term meritocracy. Classicists complain about the word because it has two roots. Merit is from Latin and cracy is from Greek. They claim the term is a hound dog in a thoroughbred language. Yeh, yeh, it’s a niggle. The more correct term would be the all Greek …

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Pakistan Likens Inaction in Kashmir to Appeasing Hitler

The Pakistani Prime Minister’s (PM) remarks come as tensions rise over India’s removal of special status in Kashmir. Imran Khan described India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status as ethnic cleansing. He called it an attempt to change demographics. He went a step further with his inflammatory rhetoric likening the Indian government to Nazis. Nazi’s, really? …

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Chinese Missiles in Saudi Arabia?

Discovery or announcement? Multiple reports say Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile program.  The advance has come through acquisition of missiles and technology. Assuming the story is true it is not a development that moves the region closer to peace. It is a development threatening decades of US efforts to limit such proliferation …

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Only Donald Trump Could Make Democrats Complain About Higher “Federal Taxes”

Higher taxation by the left is a message. It says you are an idiot. Too stupid to know how to spend the wages you earn. And since you can’t do it right, you are forcing them to take your money and do the right thing with it. So, for Democrats to complain about higher taxes …

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US vs China trade war

“It is vulnerable [to a trade war] because it is a much poorer country with more fragile political institutions.”

So from this Op-Ed by Bill O’Brien on Trump’s Trade actions, one of our regular commentors left this (reformatted, emphasis mine): Where I work, we’ve been told we will not get raises this year because of the tariffs impacting the bottom line. they also said that the upcoming election was part of it. I asked “why …

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