2040 Matters Marks its First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe our Blog turned one this month.  It’s also hard to believe, despite our many accurate predictions, that we find ourselves writing extensively about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and our government’s inability to develop a sound and comprehensive strategy for defeating fanatical Islamic terror.  But even these sad truths cannot prevent us ...

Wishing We Were Wrong

We see little chance that the next president and congressional leaders will take sensible steps to improve the economy for all Americans. We may not be Nostradamus, but we’ve been compiling an impressive track record of accurate predictions over the past year.  We correctly predicted that ISIS would adopt a “far enemy” strategy before the Paris ...

July 2016 In Review

A look back at items of interest to the 2040 Matters community. We are, admittedly, a little behind.  Here’s a comprehensive look at important items from the last few months: In case you missed it: The FBI Director echoes a warning about the Islamic State that we made 8 months ago. Two of our most popular posts ever, which ...

Better Late than Never

The FBI Director warns that defeated Islamic State terrorists could flee to U.S.  Is anyone listening? The Director of the FBI, James Comey, recently warned that a “defeat of Islamic State in the Middle East could prompt a migration of the group’s fighters to Europe and the U.S.”  He further warned that those fighters that survived ...

Gritty Civics: Is it time for the first organized write-in campaign for President?

For centrist reformers, the answer is almost certainly “yes.” With Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination in Cleveland, and with Bernie Sanders reluctantly burying the hatchet with Hillary Clinton in exchange for her increasingly leftward march, the November ballot will include the names of the two most disliked presidential candidates in U.S. history. Under these circumstances, many ...