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John Guarco


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Taming the dragon and courting the bear

The security apparatus implemented by the United States is gradually eroding as a new world order takes shape. President Barack Obama rightfully said, “When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don’t call Beijing, they don’t call Moscow. They call us. That’s the deal.” We need to preserve this because a world where America leads is far more desirable than one where it steps both inwards and backwards.


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To infinity and beyond

[Asteroid mining] brings the possibility of establishing fueling stations on asteroids which would ease interplanetary travel and aid space colonization efforts.


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Economics and us

The confluence of economic failures on a multidimensional level has a way of historically seeping into politics that affects our daily lives.


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Carthage must be destroyed

"The advent of the twenty-first century has shown that the world cannot rely on America to solve all of its problems. Yet, at the same time, the problems of our world cannot be solved without America."


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​A changing world order

The recent referendum results in the United Kingdom have proven that people are willing to vote against their economic self-interest rather than “confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves,” as President Ronald Reagan once remarked.


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The follies of compromise

President Barack Obama, on December 10, 2009, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway and boldly proclaimed, “We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend.

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