(((Alan Tonelson)))

(((Alan Tonelson)))


Founder of RealityChek - a blog covering economics, national security, tech, & their intersections. Also checking in regularly on the general human condition.

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More #NATO  expansion. That is, another country never considered a vital US interest that the US is now obliged by treaty to defend militarily: ? #AmericaFirst  #nationalsecurity  #foreignpolicy  #NorthMacedonia  #Europe  #allies 

This piece on the lousy new US #housing  numbers ends on an odd note of optimism, given the paltry evidence presented for it, especially concerning supply and demand: #economy  #homebuying  #homebuyers  #mortgage 

File under "Sound familiar?" "While #Trudeau  claimed a 'clear mandate,' his party won fewer raw votes nationally than the #Conservatives  did....": #CanadaElection2019  #CanadaVotes  #Canada  #JustinTrudeau 

ICYMI. BTW, no matter what this #Trump  #Pentagon  official says, #China '>US #China #decoupling  is happening: war war #trade  #tradewar  #tech  #techwar 

ICYMI, my new #RealityChek  post challenges claims that the US washing machine #tariffs  have been a major mistake - using recent material from the independent US agency that imposed them that's gotten zero #press  covg: #trade  #MSM  #mediabias 

According to @Morning_Trade , the #EuropeanUnion  has attracted little support for its proposed altve #WTO  dispute resolution system to replace the 1 that #Trump  may effectively shut down in December: ? #trade  #multilateralismmatters  #globalization 

@miguelmarquez  1 reason voters in this #Iowa  #Trump  flip county aren't hot on #impeachment  is that average annual pay stagnated during #Obama 's last 2 years & shot up during #POTUS45 's first 2. (And I have the data.) #election2020  #politics 

This former diplomat from #France  is exactly right about the (lopsided) #Israel- #Palestinian power balance & its implications for a settlement - & makes exactly the same case I made nearly 20 yrs ago: & #MiddleEast  #foreignpolicy 

#China lowers the #yuan  midpoint d/d vs the #USD  by another 0.12%: #currency  #forex  #fx  #tradewar ?

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Reportedly, "At least 82 candidates and office holders have been killed since the #Mexico ] electoral season kicked off in September....": ? #NAFTA  #failedstate 

Will someone tell #HillaryClinton  that the #NATO  #allies ' contribution to the post #September11  #Afghanistan  war was - & is bupkis?

@carney  Strongly agree. #Pelosi  is the only one standing in the room, she's pointing her finger at #Trump , and this makes him look bad? #TrumpDerangementSyndromeD  #Pelosi MeltdownerangementSyndrome Meltdown?

Only 1 brief mention in this #WaPo  piece that any of these #illegalaliens  have already received final removal orders. In fact, these number 1 million: & #immigration  #mediabias  #deportation  #bordercrisis 

Just voted in my municipal #Maryland ) #elections . No one checked any ID. I could have been anyone. #voterfraud 

#Immigrants ' rights" group rejects #Maryland  #taxpayer-funded  grant to provide legal services for immigrants facing #deportation  b/c bar on aiding those w/major criminal convictions wd've eliminated most recipients: #crime  #immigration 

As reported here, US localities being pressed by #illegalimmigrants  to pay (more of) their legal fees: #immigration 

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