The Quiet Crisis in America, Part 2: A lack of savings makes the last years a miserable time for many.

The lack of retirement saving, an over reliance on old-age government welfare programs such as Social Security, is creating a crisis for millions of Americans in their 50s and 60s. Before I begin to offer some suggestions, let us, once again, detail how many Americans are facing a difficult retirement or already are in one.…

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The Quiet Crisis in America, Part I: A lack of savings makes the last years a miserable time for many.

“Old age is a shipwreck,” Charles De Gaulle, president of France and creator of the Fifth Republic in 1958 Millions of Americans are having or will be having a terrible retirement. Their lives are now or will be a shipwreck. They virtually live from Social Security check to Social Security check. “Just under a third…

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Je suis Charlie: The spirit of liberty is under attack. Will it survive?

“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Free thought either means that—-people are free to publish and write…

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What Next? And Next?: A shorthand history of Modern America at War. America and Vietnam, 1940-1975. Part VI

In what was America’s longest and perhaps its most debated war, America sleep walked into war in Southeast Asia in the early 1960s. It fought a regime headed by a former admirer of an American president, Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh. In World War II, Ho Chi Minh helped form the Viet Minh and…

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How to Make a Million—-Get A System and Get Lazy.

You want a million dollars because you believe it will give you financial independence. You have nothing so it seems an impossible goal. Not necessarily. It can be done but it takes consistency, time and some inertia. Yes, you read the last part right. It is very important, once you have a monthly or weekly…

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What Next? And Next?: A shorthand history of America at war Part V The Korean War, 1950-53

The United States government blundered into a war that it said it was not going to fight. Then, after joining the war, it ignored various warnings as the war expanded. In Korea, the U.S. government once again took a dangerous course and had a new war. America fought its way right up to the North…

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