China and North Korea: A Tangled Partnership

April 16th, 2013

By Dan Miller Do we know what’s happening? Probably not. But historical context may help. The following article from Stratfor, republished with permission, provides useful historical context for the current situations in Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China. It spans many centuries. The Chinese ruling powers are new. Kim Jong-un and his regency are also […]


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Taking Advantage of the Newtown Massacre

December 17th, 2012

By Dan Miller The spotlight brings glory, even posthumously. Glory is politically useful. There have been more “news” reports than there has been substantive, confirmed news about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. That’s to be expected. At some level horror is relished — even by sane adults — provided it can be relished vicariously. That’s why […]


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President Obama’s Foreign Policies Have Been Tested and Proven –

September 15th, 2012

By Dan Miller To be abject failures, more harmful if possible even than his domestic policies. The free flowing Arab Spring, once beloved of President Obama, continues to gush red-tinged waters bountifully. Although President Obama owns his foreign policies, he may now find bitter some of the fruits the spring has watered. There is little […]


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Git Along Little Dogies

September 5th, 2012

By Dan Miller It’s your misfortune and none of my own. I wish.


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Dependency, Civilization and Survival

September 4th, 2012

By Dan Miller Some dependence is necessary; too much can lead to the deaths of freedom and civilization. In our civilization, society provides many public resources unlikely to be provided by individuals except through taxation. Some public roads have been built by private individuals or groups of individuals without government financing; few have. There are […]


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