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Iran – Do we really know what’s going on?

The current protests in Iran are making headline news, and the prevailing narrative is that the Iranian people want freedom from their oppressive regime. People from across the political spectrum are reinforcing that narrative: Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and […]

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More adults rooming together – a story told in charts

According to real estate data site Zillow.com, the number of working-age adults rooming together – i.e., sharing a residence without any romantic connections – is on the upswing, coming in at a surprising 30% of adults, up from a low of 21 percent in 2005 and 23 percent in 1990. Some subgroups are much more […]

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What happens when public education has no relevance?

When our system of public education was founded in the mid-19th century, it had two goals: Prepare everyone with a baseline set of knowledge and skills in order to supply prepared workers to the growing number of factories, and to take citizens and immigrants from all over the world and turn them all into Americans: […]

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How many troops? We don’t know

Over the past several years, the Pentagon has made some stunning admissions about its mismanagement of funds – the latest, in 2016, being that their accounting system is so bad that they had identified $6.5 trillion in erroneous adjustments to their books. But despite losing trillions of dollars, they hadn’t lost any people. At least […]

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