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Biden’s and Democrats’ Historic Awesomeness Cannot Be Denied: Midterms Edition

As we watch the escapades of the incoming Republican House majority of the 118th Congress broadcast to the world the most dysfunction for an incoming House majority or plurality since the 1850s, it is worth contrasting that with the historic ...
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An Urgently Needed Definition of “Fascism” as the West Fights It Anew at Home and Abroad

Happy New Year! Sadly, in 2023 and beyond, we will and must confront a dreadful specter of the past not only abroad but also at home: fascism. In our current era it is on the rise, but one of the ...
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Elon Musk Is Not Fighting for “Free Speech” or Transparency on Twitter, But He Is a Lying Partisan: An Exhibit

Elon Musk's actions speak louder than his tweets and the latest "Twitter Files" farce with Matt Taibbi going after Hunter Biden, the Democratic Party, and Twitter moderators are an excellent case in point By Brian E. Frydenborg (Twitter @bfry1981, LinkedIn, ...
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The Hard Voter Data Indicating Democrats Will Outperform the Polls and Hold Congress: In Data (and Women) We Trust

The details on some hard current voter datasets that reinforce themselves and call into question current polling numbers that have so many key Senate and House races neck-and-neck By Brian E. Frydenborg (Twitter @bfry1981, LinkedIn, Facebook) November 7, 2022 (with ...
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A Plea to Disney for Coherence and Quality Control in Star Wars (and More Finesse with Politics)

We don’t need perfection, but the casual ridiculousness has to stop, or, how Obi-Wan Kenobi is a perfect microcosm for so much of what is wrong with Disney Star Wars By Brian E. Frydenborg (Twitter @bfry1981; LinkedIn, Facebook), July 21, ...
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Media Keeps Portraying Democrats and Biden as a Mess, Ignoring Data Proving that Could Not Be Further from Truth

As usual, the media falls into facile forced narratives founded upon anecdotes, personal impressions, and its members own views and agendas without even attempting to include relevant data By Brian E. Frydenborg (Twitter @bfry1981; LinkedIn, Facebook), July 11, 2022 (**updated ...
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January 6 Heralded Simple Yet Brutal Dichotomy of America that Defines Our Current Era

Unless these ongoing insurrection attempts are crushed, future historians may look at the January 6, 2021 Trump Capitol insurrection as a dividing line beginning a new era of American history, and, even then, this may still happen By Brian E ...
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On Christianity, Ancient Rome, History, and Memory: A Christmas Season Reflection

A review of The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World (by Catherine Nixey, Mariner Books, 2017 hc/2019 pb, 358 pages) By Brian E. Frydenborg, December 26, 2021 (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) The New York Times SILVER SPRING—As ...
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A BIG F**KING DEAL: Biden’s Infrastructure Bill in Historical Perspective

Conventional “wisdom” from the chattering classes naysayed what is happening today as an impossibility or dead again and again, with such “wisdom” driving the media's pathetic coverage of the biggest legislative story coming out of Washington in a half-century. Some ...
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9/11, Afghanistan, and the “War on Terror”: The Long View (& the Tragic One)

Osama bin Laden’s plan was clearly to get to the U.S. to overreact and play into his hands; long after his death, his plan succeeded beyond his imagination not because of him, but because of America’s choices and behavior. Yet ...
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The Real Context News Podcast #8: Col. T. X. Hammes, USMC (Ret.), on Strategic Failure in Afghanistan

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube)  September 7, 2021 (recorded August 31, 2021, within hours of the U.S. military ground mission concluding in Afghanistan) see related articles, America’s History of Failure in Unconventional and Asymmetric Warfare Is Instructive for Our War ...
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The Kabul Airlift in Light of the Berlin Airlift: Surprising Parallels and Important Lessons

Despair today can give way to hope tomorrow and hope can give way to triumph even later, as it did in Berlin in 1948-1949 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) August 25, 2021 (updated August 26 to discuss the terrorist attacks near ...
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