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  • “The clever lawyers who run our government,” he thundered in a 1956 letter to a friend, have weakened the nation by instilling a “quest for minimum risk which is our most outstanding characteristic.”
  • Precipitate withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq, but a time-limited surge in Afghanistan.
  • A “reset” with Russia, but seeming indifference to Europe.

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Oct 10, 15

"The practise of so-called Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has allowed companies to move profits out of the countries where money is earned and into jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, Ireland or Bermuda that do not tax them."

  • The practise of so-called Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has allowed companies to move profits out of the countries where money is earned and into jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, Ireland or Bermuda that do not tax them.
  • The OECD said a conservative estimate of the amount of untaxed money moved by companies into tax havens was $100 billion to $240 billion annually, suggesting tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue.
Oct 09, 15

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Oct 09, 15

Democratic 2016 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Morning Joe to discuss his campaign, why Republicans are considering his candidacy. Nichol's dad is for Trump but Bernie would be his second choice!

  • Successful and comfortable now in their well-ordered lives, these Catholics have accepted their economic success as some kind of Calvinistic validation of God’s favor. There’s no little irony in that.
  • He has about a 90 percent approval rating among all Catholics.

  • Grammarly, a writing-enhancement website, looked at comments by the hopefuls' supporters on the candidates' official Facebook pages to find out who was making the most mistakes and who was making the fewest.
  • Democrats fared better overall, with their backers making an average of 4.2 mistakes out of every 100 words. Republicans' supporters made more than double that with 8.7.

  • He still maintains that taking on Qaddafi was “absolutely” the right decision, as he told Thomas Friedman, in the Times, last year, but that doing so has taught him not to engage in such action again without a plan to “fill a vacuum” after victory.
  • Obama has held on to only two definite positions on Syria during the past four years: that Assad must go and that there can be no accommodating “an apocalyptic cult” like isis.
  • In the Middle East and North Africa, Putin continued—meaning Iraq and Libya—“aggressive foreign interference has resulted in a brazen destruction of national institutions,” along with “violence, poverty, and social disaster,” and a climate where “nobody cares a bit about human rights.”

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  • On the inflation front, various measures suggest that underlying inflation is around 1.5%. That is somewhat below the 2% target, a situation the Fed needs to remedy. But if there is a problem with inflation, it isn’t the one expected by the Fed’s critics, who repeatedly predicted that the Fed’s policies would lead to high inflation (if not hyperinflation), a collapsing dollar and surging commodity prices. None of that has happened.
  • There are many differences between the U.S. and Europe, but a critical one is that Europe’s economic orthodoxy has until recently largely blocked the use of monetary or fiscal policy to aid recovery.
  • Europe’s failure to employ monetary and fiscal policy aggressively after the financial crisis is a big reason that eurozone output is today about 0.8% below its precrisis peak.

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  • This year, US Special Operations forces have already deployed to 135 nations, according to Ken McGraw, a spokesman for Special Operations Command (SOCOM). That’s roughly 70 percent of the countries on the planet.
  • In the waning days of the Bush administration, Special Operations forces (SOF) were reportedly deployed in only about 60 nations around the world. By 2010, according to the Washington Post, that number had swelled to 75. Three years later, it had jumped to 134 nations, “slipping” to 133 last year, before reaching a new record of 135 this summer.
  • The average number of Special Operations forces deployed overseas has nearly tripled during these same years, while SOCOM more than doubled its personnel from about 33,000 in 2001 to nearly 70,000 now.

  • (A quick thought experiment: What if those words were not in the preamble to the amendment and a gun-sanity group wanted to insert them? Would the National Rifle Association be for or against this change? It’s obvious, isn’t it?)

  • Your shows often have these theatrical moments when everyone stops and pays attention to one character delivering a speech. It’s sort of like performing a song.
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