One of America’s great men, FDR, although not without faults, began the practice of speaking to the nation via radio shortly after he was inaugurated in the winter of 1933. He was talking about the banking crisis that then enveloped the nation and his aim to was to alert the people about the problem and then sell them on his drastic proposals to shut all the banks, audit any and all of them, and then
Watching the events of last weekend’s bizarre Iranian attack on Saudi installations, I predicted that the global price of oil would spike but that the increase would be manageable. Thankfully, these assertions have proven true.
Iran has had decades to seek an amicable peace with the West over its nuclear and geopolitical ambitions, but each time it has remained stubbornly obstinate in rejecting Western negotiation attempts. Even when the West grotesquely compromised itself on the altar of