COVID 19: Yes, this is War
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

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TUSCALOOSA, AL — April 14, 2020 — In mid-March, President Donald Trump declared himself a “wartime president.” While the usual legion of media critics bellyached, Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic has rallied the country to a semblance of togetherness not seen since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But the question remains, is it proper to regard the current …

TribuneCOVID 19: Yes, this is War
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

Thinking the Unthinkable—and Responding Wisely
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL — March 29, 2020 — In 1994, I was in my first year as director of research for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. Part of our mission was to consider how the Army might respond to various strategic threats. Fifteen very bright people, to include serving officers and civilians, most with doctorates in history, political …

TribuneThinking the Unthinkable—and Responding Wisely
Dr. EARL H. TILFORD

Minor Legislation With Massive Implications
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON

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Government shutdowns in recent years have greatly inconvenienced innocent citizens and government employees. Recently, Senator Ron Johnson promoted the “Prevent Government Shutdown Act” which aims to prevent the disruptive actions of the past. But is this a common sense bill or is it an admission of defeat for fiscal conservatism? In this article, Dr. Mark Hendrickson looks at Johnson’s proposal …

eHeziMinor Legislation With Massive Implications
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON

Is the Federal Reserve Apolitical?
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON

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President Donald Trump has had (what else?) a publicly tempestuous relationship with the Federal Reserve System. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has adhered to the Fed’s official traditional position of being apolitical. Typical of Powell’s statements is the unequivocal assertion, “Political considerations play no role whatsoever in our discussions or decisions about monetary policy.” Unfortunately for Chairman Powell, William Dudley, the previous …

eHeziIs the Federal Reserve Apolitical?
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON

Brexit: What Is At Stake?
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON

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I feel badly for the people of the United Kingdom. Brexit – the move to withdraw the UK from the European Union – has left the United Kingdom anything but united. Even families are being ripped apart. The most notable involves Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own family. His brother Jo (a fine fellow whom I met several years ago) resigned …

eHeziBrexit: What Is At Stake?
By Dr. MARK W. HENDRICKSON