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News of the Day

I. Today in the News There is so much going on in the news these days--big events that have major potential to influence the future of our nation and freedom. Unfortunately, almost all the news is reported with strong partisan leanings. The slant and spin are frequently overwhelming. To respond, I've decided to do an in-the-news series that steps … [Read more...]

THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: A New Cold War is Coming PART II

What Americans Can Do To Effectively Protect American Freedoms in the Decades Just Ahead (Book Review of American, by Shanon Brooks) Note to reader: read Part I of this report here >> I. The Challenge The 21st Century is shaping up as an era of major conflict, between (1) the three superpowers (the U.S., Russia, and China) … [Read more...]

THE JEFFERSON-MADISON DEBATES: A New Cold War is Coming PART I

The 3 Superpowers and The State of the World Right Now (WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW) By Oliver DeMille America isn’t supposed to act this way, the experts say. After all, we invented the liberal international order—the growing sprawl of international organizations, treaties, and laws that all nations are eventually supposed to … [Read more...]

Let’s talk presidential election 2020!

News of the Day May 2019: Let’s talk politics briefly–specifically the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Who is the leading candidate for the Democrats? According to the polls, it’s Joe Biden. But it’s way too early for the polls to get things right, and even if the polls could make an accurate prediction right now, the real answer to … [Read more...]

TODAY IN THE NEWS by Oliver DeMille

There is so much going on in the news these days--big events that have major potential to influence the future of our nation and freedom. Unfortunately, almost all the news is reported with strong partisan leanings. The slant and spin are frequently overwhelming. To respond, I've decided to do a several-times-a-week news post that steps away from … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The End of Elite Credibility?

by Oliver DeMille Thinking is Key I recently read an excellent article that really gets to the heart of our new era—where elites in government, media, business and culture have lost much of their credibility, as the masses have lost trust in their motives and words. This is a a big shift. I don't agree with everything in the … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Problem with the Supreme Court Today

I. The Supreme Court is the biggest potential danger to the United States. Too strong? Not really. Thomas Jefferson warned a long time ago that the Supreme Court would eventually be the downfall of the Constitution and even the United States.[i] His concern was simple: there are no effective checks or balances on the Court. When push comes to … [Read more...]

Madison-Jefferson Debates: A Week of Socialism By Oliver DeMille

The Media of Our Time This week I read five books, and one of them was an easy, enjoyable novel—a western entitled Flint that I’ve read and reread several times. Surprisingly, it was the western that first got me thinking about socialism. It contains a classic East Coast vs. Wild West milieu, where the main character experiences and ultimately … [Read more...]

The Madison-Jefferson Debates: What Isn’t True

Reality or... Not? Some things just aren’t true, even if we think they are. Even if we are assured that “everyone” says they’re true. And even if the experts—almost always unnamed—have formed a consensus on the matter. Actually, the more you get know the experts, the more you realize they aren’t in consensus on almost anything. Now, let’s be … [Read more...]

The Jefferson-Madison Debates: The Third Layer by Oliver DeMille

“When technology advances too quickly for education to keep up, inequality generally rises.” —Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAffee “Your true greatness comes when you focus not on building a career but on finding your quest." —Vishen Lakhiani “Engaged students are 16 times more likely to report being academically motivated than students who … [Read more...]