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HARPER: MORE ON FUSION ENERGY SOURCE OF THE FUTURE

As I wrote last week about prospects for a commercial fusion power source of unlimited energy within the next decade, I continue this thread with the next article in the Asia Times series on the subject.  The article includes links … Continue reading

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HARPER: TIMELY ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH?

The April 19 issue of the online publication Asia Times reports that a potential breakthrough has been achieved in fusion energy that could greatly accelerate the realization of a long-sought source for unlimited future energy.  Coming in the midst of … Continue reading

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HARPER: THINKING ABOUT THE POST-COVID-19 NEW NORMAL

The almost total shutdown of the U.S. and global economies as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in modern times.  The consequences for the global economy will be enormous and long-lasting whether the virus apex is reached in … Continue reading

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HARPER: TIME FOR A BIG BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL

If it had to take a global pandemic to break the Washington gridlock and partisan infantilism, so be it.  We are at a crossroad moment now and this is perhaps the last best opportunity to address one of the critical … Continue reading

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HARPER: A GLIMMER OF HOPE ISRAEL MAY FINALLY GET A GOVERNMENT

The latest news from Israel, aside from the arrival of COVID-19 and a significant crash of the Israeli stock market, is that there is now a more serious prospect that an Israeli government will be put together this time.  The … Continue reading

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HARPER: IT WAS A SUPER TUESDAY FOR JOE BIDEN

In all of his previous presidential runs, Joe Biden never won a single primary election.  Things changed dramatically with this year's Super Tuesday vote.  Not only did former Vice President Biden win 10 of the 14 states, putting him in … Continue reading

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HARPER: A TALE OF TWO PROTESTS IN BAGHDAD

The capital city of Baghdad was rocked by protests on Friday, as an estimated 200,000 demonstrators marched for the ouster of American troops from the country in al-Hurriyah Square near the main university, as anti-Iraqi government protesters maintained their vigil … Continue reading

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HARPER: IRAQ PARLIAMENT ACTION STARTS A LONGER UNCERTAIN PROCESS

The purpose of this post is to provide some very basic facts about today's vote by the Iraqi parliament, given the extreme noise level from the MSM. The Iraq parliament convened today and by a vote of 170-0 called for … Continue reading

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HARPER: ANGRY AND SHRILL “SCHOLARS” NOT WHAT WAS NEEDED

Having spent most of Wednesday listening to the "scholars" testifying about the Constitutional standards for impeachment, I came away more convinced than ever that Alexander Hamilton was absolutely right when he warned in Federalist Papers 65 of the danger of … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE BRENNAN DOSSIER

Wherever the impeachment process against President Donald Trump leads in the coming weeks, it is increasingly likely that a second political dynamic will compete for headlines and add to Democrats' difficulties.  Both Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Attorney … Continue reading

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