The Neoconservatives Have Declared War On The Realists

"For the advocates of liberal hegemony, on the other hand, there's nothing to be learned, and it's heresy to suggest that decades of non-stop American interventionism has not been a success. For them, all this talk of "restraint" is just the ramblings of the "ivory tower."  Instead, we must recover the fervor of the Cold War, listen to the generals, and plan for a third war, a fourth war, and more. No place on earth ought to be considered beyond the reach of American politicians. "

Deplorables, Dreamers, & America's Attention Deficit Disorder

"Deplorable as they may be, sunk in job loss, anomie, opiate addiction, obesity, and tattoo collecting, the Trumpsters have a legitimate case that they’ve been shoved out of work and livelihoods by immigrants both legal and illegal, and nobody should be surprised at the animus this generates."

Weekend Reading: They're Baaaccckkk!

"With cash levels at the lowest level since 1997, and equity allocations near the highest levels since 1999 and 2007... investors are now functionally 'all in'..."

Hundreds Of Tanks And Howitzers From The United States Arrive In Poland

On September 13 American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports, where more than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment

"You Should Take The Fed At Their Word"

"We think they’re going to be... getting more worried about some of the negative consequences of QE, the fact that it encourages risk taking and may create some issues for the banks...”

1987 Versus 2017: Will History Repeat Or Just Echo?

"...no single event can be blamed for the crash that occurred on October 19, 1987, rather a confluence of factors and events caused a rapid erosion in market confidence. The same can be said in 2017. No single factor indicates conclusively that a stock market correction is imminent, but the risks are out there and merit continued attention..."

Is This President Trump's "Read My Lips" Moment?

Trump is risking a breach in the dam. If the populists who provided him with decisive margins in Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania feel betrayed, it’s hard to blame them.

WTI Crude Fails At $50 Again As Rig Count Tumbles Most In 8 Months

As Texas slowly normalizes from Hurricane Harvey's impact, production has rebounded but the rig count continues to tumble (down 7 to 749 this week). This is the biggest weekly drop in oil rigs since Jan 2017 and June 2016. WTI Crude futures have once again tested $50 (and failed) this morning.