US To Restrict Russian Military Flights Over American Territory

The US is preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations: "Open Skies is part of a gradual breakdown in relations."

Frontrunning: September 26

  • Demise of Obamacare Repeal Shows How Far GOP Remains From Goal (BBG)
  • Republican’s Latest Tax Plan Has Little Room to Maneuver (WSJ)
  • Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors (Reuters)
  • Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports (Reuters)
  • North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates (Reuters)

Euro Tumbles Ahead Of Yellen, Macron Speeches As Stocks Shake Off Korean Crisis

S&P futures are flat after Monday’s tech-driven drop and as tensions with North Korea are once again put on the backburner; Asian stocks are modestly lower while Europe has shaken off the Korean crisis and is in the green on the back of a sharp drop in the EURUSD which has tumbled below 1.18 as the USD rises ahead of much anticipated speeches by the Fed Chair and the French president.

Why Germans Voted For The Far-Right 'AfD'

Perhaps key to understanding the lurch to the right is the indication that the majority of AfD voters say they made their decision not based on belief in the party, but rather as a reaction to their disappointment in the other parties.

A Failing Empire, Part 1: Russia & China's Military Strategy To Contain The US

"Looking at the global political landscape over the last month, two trends are becoming more apparent. The infamous military and economic power at America’s disposal is declining, whereas in the multipolar field, an acceleration has occurred in the creation of a series of infrastructures, mechanisms and procedures to contain and limit the negative effects of America’s declining unipolar moment."

Patriots And Protesters Should Take A Knee For The Constitution

"It’s not anti-American to be anti-war or anti-police misconduct or anti-racial discrimination, but it is anti-American to be anti-freedom.... So stop falling for the distractions. Stop allowing yourself to be fooled by propaganda and partisan politics."

A Constitutional Anniversary To Forget

"Unless and until Americans and all the other peoples of the Western world who live under constitutional rule recognize that it is the type of government which is the cause of most of the political turmoil, social unrest, and economic malaise  which they face, there is no hope of turning things around."

The Exit Strategy Of Empire

"Empire imprisons itself in the trap of a perpetual war for peace and stability - which are always its stated goals - yet... the reality is war and instability."