I wasn't going to write about this. I was trained as an attorney and I am skeptical by nature, and so I generally don't like to write about things that I can't prove. But in the case of this bizarre winged creature, a couple of factors changed my mind.
This is not what a "recovery" looks like. The percentage of Americans that own a home has gotten smaller and smaller and smaller. The reason for this, of course, is that the middle class in America is dying.
Russia and Turkey are on the verge of a powerful partnership, one that would pose a serious threat to Western interests in the Middle East and beyond.
Ask any successful individual, "Who was one of the most influential people in your life?" and very often the answer is a teacher. A good teacher can make all the difference in the world to an aspiring learner. But a bad teacher can have a disastrously adverse effect.