Nationalism

Forget Catalonia, Flanders Is The Real Test Case Of EU Separatism!

"There is no place in Europe more symbolically significant than Belgium, and especially its jihadist dystopian capital of Brussels, so if the European power structures 'allow' Flanders to separate, then it’s all but certain that the rest of the bloc will feel the geopolitical reverberations within their own borders sooner than later..."

Buchanan Asks "Is Trump The Heir To Reagan?"

"Trumpism is rooted as much in the populist-nationalist campaigns of the 1990s, and post-Cold War issues as economic patriotism, border security, immigration control and 'America First', as it is in the Reaganite issues of the 1980s... However, the differences between Trump in his first year and Reagan in 1981 are stark..."

Dollar Surges, Bonds Dump Ahead Of Trump Tax Plan

S&P futures are set for a higher open (+ 0.1%) despite the expected hit to the Dow from Nike, as European stocks gain while Asian shares dropped. Like yesterday when the big story was the jump in the USD ahead of Yellen's (rather hawkish) speech, so today the greenback's levitation has continued, this time propelled by the imminent unveiling of Trump's tax plan.

Patriots, Flags, & Referenda - "We're All Screwed"

"There’s a lesson there. That we seem to have forgotten already. And now have to learn all over again. Through Colin Kaepernick, through the unbelievable Kurdish women’s YPG army, though the streets of Barcelona. Our world is screwed up, and we need to unscrew it."