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In Memoriam, 2017

"Those who have fought and died to defend America and its freedoms are noble beyond measure. Those who pay self-serving tribute to their valor, but make war and expend lives as means to corrupt ends are evil beyond redemption. Honor the former; expose and oppose the latter."

Remembering A Still Falling Hero: Small Business

Being an American businessman, regardless of ethnicity, political class, economic class, religious persuasion, gender, or anything else, embodied everything the American principle was created for and rose upon. What is taking shape today, and what’s worse – growing – is anything but.

How America Could End Up In An Unexpected War With China

"...the PRC might not be an ally, but there is no reason it should be an enemy. Yet attempting to dominate and contain China risks turning it into an angry and well-armed adversary. Instead, Washington should prepare to share global leadership. Far better to yield thoughtfully while shaping the future than to be forced to concede even more under pressure."

US Deploys Third Aircraft Carrier Toward North Korea

The United States is sending a third aircraft carrier strike force to the western Pacific region in an apparent warning to North Korea to deter its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. It is extremely rare for the U.S. military to deploy three aircraft carriers in close proximity to each other absent current or imminent military action.

Bitcoin 'Crashes' To 1-Week Lows - The Difference Between Fear And Concern

Bitcoin dropped over $900 from its record high at $2760 on Thursday in the last 48 hours, but has bounced back to remain up 17% week-over-week. While the volatility is unprecedented, Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes it is indicative of the emotional excesses as investors experience the difference between fear and concern of what lies ahead for the global financial system (and indeed the status quo).

Trump Slams "Very Bad" Germans For Selling Millions Of Cars In US: "We Will Stop This"

A day after Trump stunned his fellow NATO leaders, Trump lobbed another bomb at the European center-right consensus by renewing his attacks on the German auto industry during a closed door meeting with two high-ranking European Union officials, in which he said that "the Germans are bad, very bad” and added dding “look at the millions of cars that they sell in the U.S. Terrible. We’re going to stop that."