Let’s Decentralize Washington, DC

December 16, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

Washington, DC was chosen as our nation’s capitol because it was the geographic center of the United States in 1790. Since then, the geographic center has moved to Lebanon, Kansas for the contiguous 48 states and there are many cultural, economic and educational “centers of gravity.” […]

America in the World’s eyes under a Trump presidency

November 9, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

President-elect Trump rocked the world because he rocks the foundations of America, challenging religious freedom and tolerance, challenging our historic inclusion of immigrants, even questioning our first allegiance to the world’s strongest democracies, our allies, with whom we forged an international order, including NATO. […]

CUBA, Sí

October 21, 2016 Thomas Armbruster 0

It is still naive to think that the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba are now on a nice glideslope with respect to trade and tourism between the two countries. Similar naive assumptions were made regarding Russia, thinking that after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia would naturally take its place in the community of nations. Things did not really pan out that way. […]

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