17 Entered… Despite the onslaught of attacks from the other 16 GOP Presidential nominee candidates, Donald Trump came out the 'winner' in his usual brash manner threatening to run as an independent and able to dominate the conversation, pitbull back at any jibes, and shrug off cozy Clintonite comments. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul appeared to have a strong showing but “had a tough night” in Trump's words. Rick Perry blew up again, calling the former President Ronald 'Raven' – which his team vehemently denied the entire FOX watching audience heard. Carly Fiorina easily won the undercard against a field of has-beens and wannabes and surely deserves some more top-billing in the next Republican death-match. In the immortal words of Kenny Rogers, we hope a few of the 17-strong gaggle now “know when to fold 'em,” and can we suggest Rick Perry's corner “throws in the damn towel.”
Authored by Eric Zuesse,
The Deceit About Being A 'Republic' Versus A 'Democracy'
One of my recent articles at several sites,
Today’s visualization breaks down $59.7 trillion of world debt by country, as well as highlighting each country’s debt-to-GDP ratio using colour. The data comes from the IMF and only covers external government debt.