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Mark Hillman’s Capitol Review - Fiscal tailgating made budget debacle more painful

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Tailgating on the highway presents an obvious danger: drivers in a reckless hurry, traveling too fast, following the car ahead too closely.  When someone taps the brakes, a chain reaction ensues, and the resulting collision is far worse than if everyone had been driving cautiously and responsibly.

Commentary - The U.S-Iran ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign: A new proxy war in the Middle East?

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The United States has hurled its first airstrikes in nearly a decade against Iran-backed militia forces in Iraq and Syria. Cloaked under the umbrella of a 'maximum pressure' campaign, whereby draconian U.S economic sanctions compel Iran to more worthwhile enterprises at the table of negotiations, it now seems evident, that, this 'political betrothal' is now steering the US into a new proxy war in the Middle East.