The Lonely Realist
Political & Financial Commentary

The Lonely Realist is a bridge across the partisan gap, raising questions and making pointed observations about politics, economics, international relations and the markets. Its goal is to raise awareness and inspire thought on controversial issues that impact America and Americans, highlighting issues that should be, but rarely are, the focus of bipartisan discussion.

In seeking to promote dialogue, The Lonely Realist is not an advocate of conclusions or remedies. To the extent perceived biases leak into these pages, as they sometimes do, please ignore them. They are inadvertent missteps. 

  • Question: “What will Putin do next?” Answer: “Putin will continue to escalate. He has superior resources and options.” – The Lonely Realist Ukraine and Russia are wrestling back-and-forth in a test of resources and wills. That contest is unlikely to end in a stalemate, a...

  • A letter to the editor in response to this week’s The Lonely Realist: Yes we need migrant workers but, of course, they need to be vetted. And a real immigration policy needs to be in place. As opposed to what “your” president and vice President...

  • “Will the Biden Administration’s border policy replace Americans with immigrants?” – The Lonely Realist A majority of Americans view the influx of immigrants at America’s southern border as an invasion. That influx of migrants, some in caravans from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua,...

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William (Bill) Natbony is The Lonely Realist, its author and originator. The opinions expressed in TLR are solely Bill’s opinions, have not been edited or reviewed, and do not reflect the views or opinions or any other person.