Jim Rickards: The North Korean Endgame is Playing Out Now

"The leadership in North Korea is hoping that the United States is bluffing and that they will be able to get a serviceable ICBM with a hydrogen bomb that could threaten or destroy LA before the U.S could do anything... The United States is facing a six month window to act and I believe they will."

Pat Buchanan Exposes What Harvey Really Wrought

On display this week was America at her best. Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together. Though the country has appeared united since the storm hit, it is not likely to remain so. Indeed, the sneering and sniping has already begun...

Frontrunning: August 29

  • Stocks Drop, Gold Leads Haven Rally on Korea Fears (BBG)
  • Trump heads for Texas as flood waters rise (Reuters)
  • Destruction Tests U.S. Shale (WSJ)
  • Gulf Coast Faces Billions in Damage (WSJ)
  • Harvey Recharges as Crippled Houston Counts the Cost (BBG)

Iran Threatens Trump With Restart Of Nuclear Program "Within Hours"

"Those who try to return to the language of threats and sanctions are prisoners of past delusions," Iran president Rouhani said on Tuesday. "If they want to go back to that experience, definitely in a short time — hours and days — we will return to our previous [nuclear] situation very much stronger."

Is Trump Gearing Up To End The Iran Nuclear Deal?

"U.S. President Trump seems determined to kill the nuclear deal with Iran. European leaders should strive to prevent this, as it would severely damage transatlantic relations and the nuclear non-proliferation regime."

Is Iran In Our Gun Sights Now?

"Who else wants a U.S. war with Iran, besides ISIS? Unfortunately, their number is legion: Saudis, Israelis, neocons and their think tanks, websites and magazines, hawks in both parties on Capitol Hill, democracy crusaders, and many in the Pentagon who want to deliver payback for what the Iranian-backed Shiite militias did to us in Iraq. President Trump is key."

'Boomerangski' Returns To Bite The Clintons

"...more interestingly, the meme that has led people to believe that any contact between Russians and Americans is ipso facto nefarious, vectors into the very beating heart of the “Resistance” itself: the Clintons."

Is Russiagate Really Hillarygate?

"The Fusion-Steele matter is explosive because it suggests that Russia’s most damaging intervention in the 2016 campaign may have been its creation of the Steele Dossier, remarkably paid for by the Clinton campaign! If so, the Clinton campaign (not Trump) was the prime sponsor of Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election."