John C. Seiler, Jr.

John C. Seiler, Jr., writes from California.

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  • July 15, 2015

    National Geographic goes hyper-political

    Is it anti-science to bring up scientific hypotheses? Isn’t the heart of science conjecture and refutation?

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  • July 7, 2015

    Trump seizes immigration issue

    As everybody knows by now, in somewhat impolitic language Trump called for building a wall with Mexico and otherwise enforcing U.S. immigration laws.

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  • Getting Out of Bed With Korea
    August 2015

    Getting Out of Bed With Korea

    In some ways—even more than Japan and the People’s Republic of China—South Korea is dominating key U.S. markets.

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  • June 30, 2015

    Dixie Peaceniks?

    The ongoing attack on things Southern, in particular the Confederate battle flag, might not turn out as well as progressives and neocons – and craven Republican presidential candidates – think it will.

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  • June 26, 2015

    The Duopoly Wins on Trade, You Lose

    Sometimes a bellwether issue isn’t the most important issue. Abortion is more important than this week’s U.S. Senate vote on Trade Promotion Authority. But abortion is a decades-old issue that has involved many battles, and still does.

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  • June 17, 2015

    Obamatrade boosts small business taxes

    Although defeated for now – and, one hopes, permanently – details are leaking out about the Obamatrade deal. Sen. Rand Paul revealed that it would increase taxes on small businesses.

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  • June 8, 2015

    Why Doesn’t GOP Congress Subpoena TPP Documents?

    President Obama continues to keep secret the documents on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Congressmen can see the documents only if they pledge not to reveal the contents.

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  • The Yellow Brick Road to Jobs and Stability
    July 2015

    The Yellow Brick Road to Jobs and Stability

    “Let the Yankees Freeze in the Dark” read the bumper stickers in Texas in February 1982, the month I flew back from West Germany, mustered out of the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and returned to my hometown of Wayne, Michigan.

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  • May 27, 2015

    Will Congress deep-six the traitorous “PATRIOT” Act?

    After 9/11, co-President Bush, co-President Dick Cheney and the others in their repulsive regime panicked. The first thing they did was destroy our liberties with the misnamed, really traitorous USA “PATRIOT” Act.

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  • May 20, 2015

    Even NAFTA and GATT backer trashes new trade flim-flam

    Michael Wessel is a Democrat and a trade negotiator who was a big backer of the NAFTA and GATT deals two decades ago. But listen to him on the supersecret Trans-Pacific Partnership; he’s one of the few people actually to have read it.

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  • May 14, 2015

    Rubio Rising?

    As Chronicles readers know, I’m not exactly a fan of Jeb or any other Bush, and don’t think he will be president. But no doubt Jeb is brushing up on his foreign policy chops with long talks with his brother, the former president.

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  • Detroit: From Under the Rubble
    June 2015

    Detroit: From Under the Rubble

    Two weeks before Apple began selling its new Apple Watch, Shinola Detroit took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. Above a large photo of its analog watch, The Runwell, was the tag, “The Watch That’s Too Smart to Try and Be a Phone.”

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  • May 6, 2015

    Obama Flim-Flams Congress on Trade Authority

    The U.S. Constitution is clear: “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises… To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations….”

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  • April 24, 2015

    Chronicles Potpourri – American absurdities and abnormalities

    According to U.S. News, a survey found less than 8 percent of America’s “major” universities required English majors to take a Shakespeare course. He’s a DWM (Dead White Male) and all.

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  • April 17, 2015

    Ready for Hillary?

    When she announced her fourth candidacy for president, I signed up for Hillary’s mailing list. (In case you forgot, she won two terms as co-president with Bill, in 1992 and 1996, before losing her co-president race in 2008.)

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  • Parasite Control
    May 2015

    Parasite Control

    One of the few parts of the U.S. Constitution that is still followed by the government concerns the granting of copyrights and patents.

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  • April 2, 2015

    Jeans to Flag Ban in 46 Years

    Back in the innocent days of 1967-70, I attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in the Wayne-Westland Community School District in Michigan. District motto: “Absolutely, entirely, completely dedicated to mediocrity.”

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  • March 9, 2015

    Solar Keynesianism

    Like me, you may be suffering from “jet lag” today because of the “lost” hour yesterday when most of the country – excepting only the sensible states of Arizona and Hawaii – switched to Daylight Savings Time.

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  • February 17, 2015

    Renzi Nicht Rienzi

    The ISIS problem, as I wrote in the March Chronicles, is part of what’s called Fourth Generation War – non-state war. I pointed out 4GW must be countered two ways: First, don’t break up states.

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  • February 12, 2015

    Actually, Obama Backs Defending Borders

    It’s part of the dissolution of what used to be America that the putative government of “We the people” is less concerned about our own actual, porous borders than with the border on the other side of the world of the Ukraine, which most Americans can’t distinguish from the UK.

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