America became the most successful nation on Earth because it built a great education system. This system was good from elementary school through high school and into college. Postgraduate education was also available. Americans who studied hard excelled in many areas and this helped the...

“By every measure and employing any number of standards, America’s education system is failing. The consequences for America will be severe.” – The Lonely Realist America became the greatest nation in the world largely because it built and developed the world's best education system … from...

“Inflation is the dragon that the Federal Reserve must slay. At what cost?” – The Lonely Realist The anticipated recession has arrived. America has suffered two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, the classic definition of recession (as discussed here). If more evidence were needed, the...

TLR's February 6, 2021 commentary was "Lessons from 'The Bedford Incident.'" It was timely then and is even more so now. Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan and Ray Dalio's "The US-China Tit-For-Tat Escalations Are Very Dangerous" highlight the enhanced risks. The Bedford Incident, a 1962...

“With lawlessness condoned and the Rule of Law in tatters, American democracy is sliding downhill.” – The Lonely Realist Stability, social cohesion and national unity depend on the Rule of Law, a cornerstone of American democracy requiring that laws be fair, that they be understandable, and...