RUSSIA IN SYRIA: BECAUSE THEY CAN.

RUSSIA IN SYRIA:  BECAUSE THEY CAN. As we watch the Russians quickly take over the Middle East and push their American counterparts out of the way, we can’t help but think that Putin’s plan all along was to take advantage of American naïveté and incompetence.  We’re not sure why Putin wants to get himself deeper …

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A Vatican Conspiracy?

A VATICAN CONSPIRACY? If you’re like us, you’ve probably had just about enough of Pope Francis for a while.  Between the wall-to-wall media coverage of his visit and two – TWO! – newsletters dedicated to him, he’s dominated our thoughts of late.  He’s not quite Donald Trump yet, but he may be getting close. That …

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September 11, 2015: REMEMBRANCES AND WARNINGS.

REMEMBRANCES AND WARNINGS. You need no reminding of this, we suppose, but 14 years ago today, Salafi/Wahhabi terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and attempted to attack one other site, presumably the U.S. Capitol building.  More than 3,000 Americans died.  And countless others in Iraq, Afghanistan, …

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Hillary the Gnostic

HILLARY THE GNOSTIC. In a recent essay, Roger L. Simon, the screenwriter and founder of PJ Media, made a handful of interesting and provocative observations.  We disagree, for the most part, with Simon’s conclusions, but we did find the following bit noteworthy: I can explain in two words what allows Clinton to lie about our …

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MELCHER’S MUSINGS, vol. 1

MELCHER’S MUSINGS, vol. 1 Several clients asked during and after our recent conference call if we could share ideas that come to us during our research that do not make it into our weekly articles.  I love that idea and would be happy to do so.  My musings will be significantly different from Steve’s, if …

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GUNS AND THE RULING CLASS.

GUNS AND THE RULING CLASS. Much to our eternal shame, one of the two of us spent untold years of our life studying the dark arts of “policy analysis and program evaluation.”  We could have been reading more of the Great Books, but instead, we learned how to tweak government programs to ensure that the …

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