Author: Robert Gore

Is Trump Winning?

Is Trump Winning? by Robert Gore – Straight Ling Logic SLL has run a series of articles (“Plot Holes,” “Trump and Vault 7,” “Calling a Bluff?” “Let’s Connect the Dots,” “Powerball, Part One,” “Powerball, Part Two”) advancing interrelated hypotheses. We’ve...

Killing Them is Killing Us

Killing Them is Killing Us by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic The murdered cannot forgive. Their blood won’t be washed. There is something eerily fascinating about cold-blooded murderers—a staple of Hollywood thrillers and crime dramas—killing without emotion or remorse....

Strip Mining the World

Strip Mining the World by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic The richest vein in the history of predatory mining is just about played out. A gigantic mine engages in every conceivable destructive practice—strip mining, heap leaching, tailings dams and...

How Many Russians Do You Hate?

How Many Russians Do You Hate? by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic How many Russians do you hate? Chinese? North Koreans? Iranians? Syrians? Yemenis? If, aggregated, your answer was zero, your answer is typical. Perhaps you were rejected once...

A Jubilee is Coming

A Jubilee is Coming by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic The greatest debt expansion in history draws to a close. Conventionally measured economic growth is related to two aspects of debt: its growth rate and its marginal effectiveness. In...

In Praise of Facts

In Praise of Facts by Robert Gore – Straight Ling Logic Facts rush towards us like an oncoming train, and facts tie us to the track. Your car won’t start. That’s a fact. You think the battery is dead. That’s...

Let’s Connect the Dots

Let’s Connect the Dots by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic If Seth Rich was the source of the WikiLeaks’ DNC email disclosures and the FBI knew it, then the Russian hacking story was a fabrication, and James Comey was...

Bigger Than Atlantic City

Bigger Than Atlantic City by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. Benjamin Franklin Millions of words have been written about Trump’s motivations and psychology, why he does or...

The Magnificent Eleven

The Magnificent Eleven by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic The best presidents are the ones you never hear about. There were eleven presidents between Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson. How many can you name? Some people will get Theodore...

The Corporatocracy

The Corporatocracy by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic The interests of Washington and large corporations have merged so completely they are now inseparable. America’s large corporations and its government have merged. Or was it an acquisition? If the latter,...

There’s no stopping… The Swarm

There’s no stopping… The Swarm by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Thag and his tribesmen had taken down a mammoth that morning. The feast was still underway, but Thag was bored with the men grunt-bragging about their exploit and...

Calling A Bluff?

Calling A Bluff? by Robert Gore – Straight Line Logic Things are seldom what they seem… In “Plot Holes,” SLL took a contrary tack to the consensus after Michael Flynn was fired: “The upshot of many commentators is that Trump...

The Useful and the Useless

The Useful and the Useless by Robert Gore The battle lines are forming. You’re standing on the prow of an ocean liner cutting through the icy waters of the North Atlantic. A huge iceberg looms dead ahead. You’ve seen it...

Being Ignored Can Be a Blessing

Being Ignored Can Be a Blessing by Robert Gore Billions of people around the globe would like Americans to put America first. The largest infrastructure project in the world is China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, often referred to...

Are You Paying Attention to the Bond Market?

A World of Problems

Europe is facing a banking crisis, a reappearance of Greece’s financial crisis, and a crisis in Syria. Hold on to your hats. From The Zman at theburningplatform.com: Back when the Germans were threatening to shut down Greece and sell it...

You Will Be Poor

You Will Be Poor

There has been a progression through each iteration of monetary theft. A trial balloon launches, usually from academia, which proposes an “innovation” contrary to reigning practice and orthodoxy. A curmudgeonly minority reject it; the majority, securing their places on the...

Corrupt and Deranged

Corrupt and Deranged

Contemporary governance embodies corruption within deranged systems resting on foundations of theft and fraud. Corruption makes reform impossible; derangement assures eventual collapse. “Defense” spending is a misnomer. The US could defend itself at a small fraction of what it spends...