Chris Madsen, Author at Liberal Resistance

Posts by Chris Madsen

Common Sense things to do after the Trump Era

I know we haven’t gotten rid of Trump yet, but Mueller seems to be closing in and hopefully it is just a matter of time.  I do think we also need to be looking at what can we do unite as liberals/progressives after the end of the Trump era.  Here are some suggestions that I…

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Russia’s Oil vs. America’s Green Energy

Russia’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports.  Part of the reason Putin wanted Donald Trump in office was he wanted to have sanctions removed so that Russia could start exporting even more oil with American investment.  The other part of the reason Putin wanted Trump in office was that it is clear to anyone…

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The Real Impact of Steel Tariffs

Even though I attended University of Iowa College of Business pursuing a degree in Finance and Marketing over 15 years ago, I still remember a professor telling us that if anyone every really wanted to tank the economy and cause a recession the easiest way to do that would be to put a tariff on…

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Understanding how Russian Influence Works

I hope this helps shed some light on what is meant by Russian influence. My first exposure to Russian culture was when I was 13 and my stepmother took a business trip to Russia 10 days after the coup.  I got to see hundreds and hundreds of pictures of anything and everything from everyday life…

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The United States needs a Reality Check

By Chris Madsen I’ve just had it with the divisive Russian politics of constant arguing and accomplishing nothing (except frustration). We still have religious freedom but that gives people the right to practice a religion they choose (if they want). Nothing in that implies the right of any one group to control everyone else or…

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