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Illustration on the impact of debt on the national economy by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

The debt is not going away; it's getting worse

I was glad to hear the president of the United States mention our national debt in a tweet this week regarding the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and interest rate policy. His point was that if the Fed were to lower short term rates, and restart quantitative easing (in banana republics they call this printing money), then our economy would explode even higher and the debt to GDP ratio would not look that bad.

French President Emmanuel Macron, 2nd right, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, hold a press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool) **FILE**

Capitalism a loser as Europeans huddle with China's Xi

It's worth examining what happened when German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss what was billed as "global governance."

Web crackdown leaves ordinary Russians on edge

Over the last several years, many laws have been passed which restrict personal freedom. Campaigns against "extremism" have been used to stifle speech the Kremlin doesn't like. There are too many Russians in jail charged with posting something offensive on Facebook or other social media outlets.

The Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas, Thursday, March 7, 2019. The Chinese tech giant is challenging a U.S. law that would limit its American sales of telecom equipment on security grounds as the company steps up efforts to preserve its access to global markets for next-generation communications. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

China learns how to use our courts for its own ends

It looks like China has been tuning in faithfully to the Trump-Russia Show over the last two years, especially the episode about illegal immigration. You know -- the one where the judicial branch of government prevents the commander-in-chief from actually ensuring the national security of the United States.

In this Oct. 28, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and FBI Director James Comey participate in the installation ceremony for Comey as FBI director, at FBI Headquarters in Washington. President Donald Trump abruptly fired Comey on May 9, 2017, dramatically ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama: 'The buck stops right here at my desk'

After the ugly defeat in the 2014 midterm elections, then-President Barack Obama famously said, "... The buck stops right here at my desk. Whenever, as the head of the party, it doesn't do well, I've got to take responsibility for it."

Policemen stand guard during an antigovernment rally in Tirana, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Albanian opposition supporters have surrounded the parliament building and are demanding that the government resign, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina) **FILE**

Albania smear campaign exposes globalist agenda

Events in Tirana, the capital of Albania, over the last few weeks offer new insights into how this mindset offered up by the liberal American billionaire and his allies plays out in weak countries in Eastern Europe and around the world.

Russia doesn't want peace; Russia wants power

Let's start out by discussing some plain truths. First of all, the United States pulling out of the INF treaty, to protect its right to do exactly what Russia has done, is not a threat to world peace. Second, no one is threatening Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Putin sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia is doing the only thing it can do: threaten

Today in his annual State of the Nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin did the only thing he could do in response to the United States pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) -- threaten, as all schoolyard bullies do when facing an existential crisis. The world knows Russia brought this situation upon itself.

In this picture released on Jan. 12, 2019, by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei takes notes during a meeting in Tehran, Iran.  (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran resistance: 40 Years of perceived U.S. appeasement

As the Trump administration tightens the economic screws on Tehran, an interesting event took place at the National Press Club this week in Washington, D.C. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held an event highlighting f40 years of Western governments perceived appeasement of the murderous regime in Iran and the predictable consequences of these actions.