Opinion

Overcoming Toxic Emotions

By Bryan Golden      You’ve experienced one or more toxic emotions. Anger, frustration, fear, guilt, bitterness, resentment, and sadness negatively impact you.  Toxic emotions cause you mental and physical harm. Anger leads you to do or say things you’ll regret later.  Frustration causes you to consider giving up.  Fear holds you back by inhibiting …

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The Future of War

“We have tried since the birth of our nation to promote our love of peace by a display of weakness. This course has failed us utterly.” -Gen. George C. Marshall, 1945 War remains, as a Prussian general defined it nearly two centuries ago, the use of force to compel the enemy to do your will. …

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The S-300 Slap Down

The Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft/anti-ballistic missile (AA/ABM, carrying the NATO designation SA-10, codenamed “Grumble”), while not the world’s most advanced surface-to-air defensive weapon, roughly equates to the American Patriot system. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent decree promptly lifting former President Dmitry Medvedev’s 2007 ban on exporting the Grumble to Iran constitutes a slap down for American …

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Overcoming Stagnant Wages:

Stronger Unions and Higher Minimum Wages are not the answer Recently, many economists and politicians have expressed concern about stagnant wages and rising income and wealth inequality. Such concerns prompted 20 states and the District of Columbia to raise the minimum wage this year. Some economists, such as former treasury secretary Larry Summers, also argue …

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Great Expectations?

“If your children are no better than you are, you have fathered them in vain, indeed you have lived in vain.” -Solzhenitsyn from “Cancer Ward” Actually, I am not satisfied merely if my children are better than I am, for I have set that bar rather low. At the very least, my goal is that …

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Freedom Must Never Be Compromised

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”  — Abraham Lincoln Freedom is a foundation of life.  When freedom is compromised, suffering and misery follow.  This indisputable fact has been demonstrated endlessly throughout history.  Freedom compromised is freedom lost. In politics, compromise is touted as …

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The Strategic Imperative of ISIS:
Deal With It Now or Die By It Later

During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda iteration, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), conceived by Al-Qaeda in Iraq during the …

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Deal With It Now or Die By It Later
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