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[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'C.S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction'

Clive Staples Lewis wrote “about 40 books” in his lifetime, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. How many of them can you name without assistance?

This reviewer gave it a go and came up with 19 books, including six of the seven Narnia books, two of the space trilogy novels and ... Published:11/20/2019 1:07:01 PM

[World] The Margin: Millennial bets most of his savings on one of the stock market’s riskiest plays — and he’s about to cash in $1.5 million In the spring of 2010, when the stock market was picking up the pieces after the Great Recession, one 29-year-old with a law degree and a penchant for flipping stocks was busy licking his wounds from one bad trade after another.
Published:11/20/2019 12:07:05 PM
[World] Capitol Report: House panel passes bill aiming to legalize marijuana, but top Democrat concedes ‘Senate will take its own time’ The Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted in favor a bill that decriminalizes marijuana at the federal level, with a couple of Republicans supporting the measure.
Published:11/20/2019 11:37:44 AM
[World] Why investors in U.S. stocks shouldn’t underestimate Hong Kong as a big risk The Senate’s support of democracy in Hong Kong could become a wedge issue between the U.S. and China.
Published:11/20/2019 11:06:27 AM
[World] Outside the Box: This common — and preventable — mishap can ruin your retirement, and maybe kill you Ask an aging expert about the top three risks that retirees face and the answer may surprise you.
Published:11/20/2019 9:38:15 AM
[World] Trump Today: Trump heads to meet Apple CEO Tim Cook at $1 billion Apple plant in Texas President Donald Trump will get a tour the new Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday.
Published:11/20/2019 9:04:53 AM
[World] Microsoft Teams is making Slack investors nervous with its growth Microsoft Teams, which grew 54% since July to more than 20 million daily active users, is on a trajectory to double Slack’s customer base by early next year as more corporations adopt group chat.
Published:11/20/2019 7:05:18 AM
[World] Chick-fil-A ends support to Salvation Army, other Christian-based nonprofits after bullying by left

Chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has become beloved among many Americans who appreciate the fast-food operation for its commitment to community and proud support of Christian nonprofits through its Chick-fil-A Foundation.

But all of that may be changing after years of being bullied by the gay rights machine accusing it of ... Published:11/20/2019 5:04:37 AM

[World] Both sides are nervous about what Sondland will say at today's impeachment hearing

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the EU, has emerged as a pivotal link between Trump and a shadow foreign policy led by Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Published:11/20/2019 5:04:37 AM
[World] NerdWallet: Experts offer up some Black Friday shopping strategies Don’t get sucked in to the hype: not everything is a great deal on Black Friday.
Published:11/20/2019 4:04:38 AM
[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Sage Group profit falls 9.3% and plans capital-return Sage Group said that it expects recurring revenue growth to be between 8% and 9% in fiscal 2020, with an organic operating margin expected to be around 23%.
Published:11/20/2019 1:40:50 AM
[World] The Outrage Industry’s Latest Child Soldier

Nick Fuentes shouts and slurs and makes us wonder—how did we get here?

The post The Outrage Industry’s Latest Child Soldier appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/19/2019 9:04:13 PM
[World] Alexander Vindman should have left his uniform at home

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, thank you for your service. Now, please remove your Army Service Uniform.

You may be new to partisan politics so perhaps you can be forgiven for your naivety. From your testimony, it is hard to tell whether you even realize how badly you are being used ... Published:11/19/2019 7:34:46 PM

[World] Donald Trump impeachment hearings change zero minds

President Trump is being impeached by Democrats, who control the House of Representatives. And after three days of contentious testimony — with breathless headlines deemed BREAKING! every five minutes — you know how many minds have been changed?

Zero. Zero minds. Zippy the chimp.

Here's why. Republicans believe Mr. Trump ... Published:11/19/2019 7:04:31 PM

[World] Newsom blocks new California fracking pending scientific review

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants an independent scientific review of all new proposals for hydraulic fracturing by California's oil industry.

Published:11/19/2019 6:31:59 PM
[World] America's early apologists for Islam

The good, just and chic of the United States consistently fulfill the role of Islam’s patron. The establishment emphasizes several benign and simplistic themes, as I outlined in 2002: There is no clash of civilizations. Terrorism is not Islamic. Islam is compatible with American ideals. It adds to American life. ... Published:11/19/2019 4:30:43 PM

[World] The Conservatives' plan to wreck Brexit again

So, it’s official, the Conservative Party wants to wreck Brexit. Why else is it fielding candidates in Labor-held seats that it has not won in more than 100 years, which will split the Brexit vote and increase the chances of Remain candidates winning?

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson spurned ... Published:11/19/2019 3:32:03 PM

[World] Mark Hulbert: Stocks are likely to slide in coming weeks because market-timers are too bullish Investors’ ‘wall of worry’ to climb is giving way to a downward ‘slope of hope,’ writes Mark Hulbert.
Published:11/19/2019 3:32:02 PM
[World] Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes

In many ways, California is a fine place to live, work or visit. I lived in California for a year when I was in the Navy many years ago and I recently visited the Golden State. Unfortunately, the current governor is so unlike a previous resident of the Governor’s Mansion ... Published:11/19/2019 2:30:52 PM

[World] Why is the Fed Muscling in on PayPal’s Business?

The government agency is launching its own payment system which will kill competition while hiking costs to taxpayers and consumers.

The post Why is the Fed Muscling in on PayPal’s Business? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/19/2019 2:30:51 PM
[World] This is not your grandfather’s utility sector, T. Rowe Price says Utilities aren’t just a defensive play, they will offer among the best return of any sector over the long term, one asset manager says.
Published:11/19/2019 2:30:51 PM
[World] WaPo: Vapers Are "Astroturf" and Should Probably Die in Darkness Published:11/19/2019 2:01:29 PM
[World] The Number One: This investment has beaten Warren Buffett by 200X over the past 30 years — but good luck grabbing a piece of it Would you invest in a fund that charges a 5% management fee and a 44% performance fee? Sounds like a bad idea, a ripoff, a fleecing of the sheep by some greedy Wall Street master of the universe. Until you look at the numbers.
Published:11/19/2019 2:01:29 PM
[World] How I beat the Republican establishment in deep-red Georgia

Following the nail-biting race between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams last year, the equally nerve-wracking race between Karen Handel and Jon Ossof in 2017, and the Democrats’ escalating plans to turn Georgia blue in 2020, my home state has found an increasingly significant place in American politics over the last ... Published:11/19/2019 1:31:50 PM

[World] Key Words: Former Goldman boss Lloyd Blankfein, with a net worth of $1.3 billion, says TV reporters make too much money “Do you think CEO’s make too much money?” CNBC host Scott Wapner asked ex-Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein during a Tuesday afternoon interview.
Published:11/19/2019 1:00:30 PM
[World] The Moneyist: I’ve lived with an elderly friend for 16 years and he made me his executor — I’m not a gold digger, but now I suspect he’s broke ‘I took him at his word because he’s been so dependable forever and now we are nearly broke.’
Published:11/19/2019 12:00:13 PM
[World] Key Words: The woman who nailed 2018’s stock-market drop says ‘China is kind of a sideshow’ — the big Trump trade is Europe Nancy Davis, the chief investment officer and founder of advisory firm Quadratic Capital, says much of the markets focus has been on the U.S.’s trade confrontation with China but speculated that increasing trade tensions with Europe could deliver an unexpected blow to Wall Street.
Published:11/19/2019 10:00:41 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Dow seen opening higher despite doubts about China trade deal, Home Depot outlook U.S. stock-index futures on Tuesday drift higher as investors look to extend a record rally for stocks despite uncertainty about progress for a partial China trade deal and headwinds from an influential Dow component, Home Depot, which delivered quarterly results that disappointed on sales.
Published:11/19/2019 6:58:43 AM
[World] Impeachment fatigue a real risk for Democrats

Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat from New Jersey, told a Fox News "Sunday Morning Futures" audience that his Capitol Hill colleagues were expressing "concern" about the ongoing, never-ending nature of the impeachment look-sees at President Donald Trump — and that worse, word on the street is that ... Published:11/19/2019 4:30:13 AM

[World] The Enigma of the Arab World

A new book unlocks a magisterial history of three millennia—and language is key to understanding the Middle East.

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Published:11/18/2019 10:28:47 PM
[World] Mauldin: China's Grand Plan To Take Over The World Mauldin: China's Grand Plan To Take Over The World

Authored by John Mauldin via,

When the US and ultimately the rest of the Western world began to engage China, resulting in China finally being allowed into the World Trade Organization in the early 2000s, no one really expected the outcomes we see today.

There is no simple disengagement path, given the scope of economic and legal entanglements. This isn’t a “trade” we can simply walk away from.

But it is also one that, if allowed to continue in its current form, could lead to a loss of personal freedom for Western civilization. It really is that much of an existential question.

Doing nothing isn’t an especially good option because, like it or not, the world is becoming something quite different than we expected just a few years ago - not just technologically, but geopolitically and socially.

China and the West

Let’s begin with how we got here.

My generation came of age during the Cold War. China was a huge, impoverished odd duck in those years. In the late 1970s, China began slowly opening to the West. Change unfolded gradually but by the 1990s, serious people wanted to bring China into the modern world, and China wanted to join it.

Understand that China’s total GDP in 1980 was under $90 billion in current dollars. Today, it is over $12 trillion. The world has never seen such enormous economic growth in such a short time.

Meanwhile, the Soviet Union collapsed and the internet was born. The US, as sole superpower, saw opportunities everywhere. American businesses shifted production to lower-cost countries. Thus came the incredible extension of globalization.

We in the Western world thought (somewhat arrogantly, in hindsight) everyone else wanted to be like us. It made sense. Our ideas, freedom, and technology had won both World War II and the Cold War that followed it. Obviously, our ways were best.

But that wasn’t obvious to people elsewhere, most notably China. Leaders in Beijing may have admired our accomplishments, but not enough to abandon Communism.

They merely adapted and rebranded it. We perceived a bigger change than there actually was. Today’s Chinese communists are nowhere near Mao’s kind of communism. Xi calls it “Socialism with a Chinese character.” It appears to be a dynamic capitalistic market, but is also a totalitarian, top-down structure with rigid rules and social restrictions.

So here we are, our economy now hardwired with an autocratic regime that has no interest in becoming like us.

China’s Hundred-Year Marathon

In The Hundred-Year Marathon, Michael Pillsbury marshals a lot of evidence showing the Chinese government has a detailed strategy to overtake the US as the world’s dominant power.

They want to do this by 2049, the centennial of China’s Communist revolution.

The strategy has been well documented in Chinese literature, published and sanctioned by organizations of the People’s Liberation Army, for well over 50 years.

And just as we have hawks and moderates on China within the US, there are hawks and moderates within China about how to engage the West. Unfortunately, the hawks are ascendant, embodied most clearly in Xi Jinping.

Xi’s vision of the Chinese Communist Party controlling the state and eventually influencing and even controlling the rest of the world is clear. These are not merely words for the consumption of the masses. They are instructions to party members.

Grand dreams of world domination are part and parcel of communist ideologies, going all the way back to Karl Marx. For the Chinese, this blends with the country’s own long history.

It isn’t always clear to Western minds whether they actually believe the rhetoric or simply use it to keep the peasantry in line. Pillsbury says Xi Jinping really sees this as China’s destiny, and himself as the leader who will deliver it.

To that end, according to Pillsbury, the Chinese manipulated Western politicians and business leaders into thinking China was evolving toward democracy and capitalism. In fact, the intent was to acquire our capital, technology, and other resources for use in China’s own modernization.

It worked, too.

Over the last 20–30 years, we have equipped the Chinese with almost everything they need to match us, technologically and otherwise. Hundreds of billions of Western dollars have been spent developing China and its state-owned businesses.

Sometimes this happened voluntarily, as companies gave away trade secrets in the (often futile) hope it would let them access China’s huge market. Other times it was outright theft. In either case, this was no accident but part of a long-term plan.

Pillsbury (who, by the way, advises the White House including the president himself) thinks the clash is intensifying because President Trump’s China skepticism is disrupting the Chinese plan. They see his talk of restoring America’s greatness as an affront to their own dreams.

In any case, we have reached a crossroads. What do we do about China now?

Targeted Response

In crafting a response, the first step is to define the problem correctly and specifically. We hear a lot about China cheating on trade deals and taking jobs from Americans. That’s not entirely wrong, but it’s also not the main challenge.

I believe in free trade. I think David Ricardo was right about comparative advantage: Every nation is better off if all specialize in whatever they do best.

However, free trade doesn’t mean nations need to arm their potential adversaries. Nowadays, military superiority is less about factories and shipyards than high-tech weapons and cyberwarfare. Much of our “peaceful” technology is easily weaponized.

This means our response has to be narrowly targeted at specific companies and products. Broad-based tariffs are the opposite of what we should be doing. Ditto for capital controls.

They are blunt instruments that may feel good to swing, but they hurt the wrong people and may not accomplish what we want.

We should not be using the blunt tool of tariffs to fight a trade deficit that is actually necessary.  The Chinese are not paying our tariffs; US consumers are.

Importing t-shirts and sneakers from China doesn’t threaten our national security. Let that kind of trade continue unmolested and work instead on protecting our advantages in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, autonomous drones, and so on.

The Trump administration appears to (finally) be getting this. They are clearly seeking ways to pull back the various tariffs and ramping up other efforts.

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New York Times best seller and renowned financial expert John Mauldin predicts an unprecedented financial crisis that could be triggered in the next five years. Most investors seem completely unaware of the relentless pressure that’s building right now. Learn more here.

Tyler Durden Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:25
Published:11/18/2019 7:27:26 PM
[World] 'Overhauling' DCRA will not solve safety issues

Three months ago, I asked a simple question following a house fire that killed a 9-year-old boy: Who knew what all was going on inside the row house?

The answer was simple, too: D.C. police, fire and staff at the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).

Now comes ... Published:11/18/2019 6:25:28 PM

[World] Americans deserve a smart solution for surprise medical billing

The high cost of health care is putting the squeeze on all American families — and tightening that grip is an unfair practice known as surprise medical billing. Patients should not be held responsible for the costs associated with receiving out-of-network care, especially in emergency situations where they have little ... Published:11/18/2019 4:26:50 PM

[World] Key Words: Former Trump ethics chief has a real problem with this presidential retweet President Trump last month slammed his critics for invoking the emoluments clause after he floated the idea of hosting the next G-7 gathering at his Doral resort. “You people with this phony emoluments clause,” he said. “I would have given it for nothing. The Democrats went crazy, even though I would have done it for free.” He’s, once again, getting criticized.
Published:11/18/2019 4:26:50 PM
[World] Desperate, impeachment-driven Democrats

If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.

As The Washington Post ... Published:11/18/2019 3:27:54 PM

[World] The Tell: The record stock-market run enters a new phase when beaten-down bears turn bullish Morgan Stanley’s Michael Wilson shifts his bearish tune toward U.S. equities. Is it a bout of FOMO, or fear of missing out, for the prominent strategist who accurately predicted a pair of ugly downturns for stocks in 2018?
Published:11/18/2019 3:27:53 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Republican Populist'

It’s the contention of Charles J. Holden, Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair that “Richard Nixon’s selection of Spiro Agnew to be his running mate in August 1968 proved to be one of the most underrated, consequential decisions in modern American politics, and it still reverberates a half century later.” 

They ... Published:11/18/2019 2:25:05 PM

[World] Why the economy will not save Trump

Republicans are counting on a strong economy and energized base to re-elect President Trump. Economists who study such things agree but the major polls and recent off-year elections in Virginia and Kentucky tell a different story.

The widely respected model built by Yale University forecaster Ray Fare predicts the Democrats ... Published:11/18/2019 1:25:17 PM

[World] Chicago West Proves She's the Trendiest Toddler Chicago West, InstagramWhile she's not yet 3 years old, Chicago West is already a budding fashionista. Of course, it's no surprise the tot has style--she is the famous daughter of Kim Kardashian and...
Published:11/18/2019 1:25:17 PM
[World] Tesla ‘Blade Runner’ pickup truck could be so futuristic that it leaves buyers cold Some on Wall Street are skeptical about the new Tesla Inc. pickup truck — that it could be too futuristic and leave traditional pickup buyers unhappy with its design.
Published:11/18/2019 1:25:16 PM
[World] Why is the U.S. Postal Service Delivering Contraband?

There are enough dangerous drugs flowing in from overseas without the state helping them along.

The post Why is the U.S. Postal Service Delivering Contraband? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/18/2019 12:24:50 PM
[World] Key Words: Pelosi says Trump is in ‘way over his head’ in the Oval Office House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams the president on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Published:11/18/2019 10:54:46 AM
[World] The Margin: If Tesla and Ford Motor are about to wage war for the electric-car crown, you wouldn’t know it from this exchange Ford finally lifted the curtain on its Mustang Mach-E, with its first all-electric SUV turning heads on Sunday at the Los Angeles Auto Show press days. And Elon Musk seems to be genuinely happy for the company.
Published:11/18/2019 9:23:40 AM
[World] North Korea is Calling, But Trump’s Too Busy to Answer

Kim Jong-un is agitated and waiting for a deal, while the president remains distracted by impeachment.

The post North Korea is Calling, But Trump’s Too Busy to Answer appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/17/2019 8:51:06 PM
[World] Under Xi Jinping's leadership, China is losing friends, alienating allies

'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" is not just the name of the English journalist Toby Young's memoir. It's also an apt description of Chinese foreign policy under President Xi Jinping.

China has only one official treaty ally and it's not necessarily one you would want as a friend: ... Published:11/17/2019 5:21:54 PM

[World] John O’Hara: The Novelist Whose Conservatism Robbed Him of Fame

John O’Hara (1905-1970) published 374 short stories, 14 novels (seven of them best-sellers) and five plays in his four- decade writing career,  “a body of work unsurpassed in American literature in scope and fidelity to American Life”, according to  biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli in The O’Hara Concern (1975). A master social writer, O’Hara influenced the […]

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Published:11/17/2019 4:50:44 PM
[World] Arizona's universal recognition law delivers occupational licensing reform

Rather than letting principle guide them, too many lawmakers guide their decisions by the ever-unreliable public opinion polls about what they should be doing. This is a terrible way to legislate, and worse for taxpayers at the end of the day, it’s hurting individuals they are supposed to help. 

Government ... Published:11/17/2019 4:19:02 PM

[World] Cannabis Watch: All the excuses cannabis companies are making for an ugly crop of earnings Cannabis companies just suffered through possibly the ugliest week of an ugly year, but they all have excuses.
Published:11/17/2019 3:48:52 PM
[World] The 'Great Disruptor' has had a great week thanks to Adam Schiff

Three takeaways from this week's wheel of impeachment fortune: Democrats got nothing. The Deep State must be ripping mad. And President Donald Trump, the "Great Disruptor" of D.C. establishment politics, as he's been dubbed, is well on his way to being reelected in 2020.

The impeachment inquiry's public hearings are ... Published:11/16/2019 5:44:35 PM

[World] Ugg, Sorel & More Designer Boots to Conquer Any Cold Front Up to 50% Off E-Comm: SorelWe love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. As...
Published:11/16/2019 3:12:13 PM
[World] How politicians in U.S. and U.K. frustrate the will of the voters

The Moody’s financial rating service has downgraded the United Kingdom’s credit outlook to “negative” because of what it calls “Brexit paralysis:” the paralytic effect Brexit has had in U.K. politics. The U.K.’s ruling elite has chosen not to do what the voters asked them to do and has been unable ... Published:11/16/2019 2:45:04 PM

[World] Key Words: AARP exec: ‘OK, millennials …. we’re the people that actually have the money’ The “OK, boomer” retort has infuriated a lot of people — including boomers.
Published:11/16/2019 9:40:53 AM
[World] Bernie Sanders heads to East L.A. for a rally as part of his outreach to young Latinos

Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in East L.A., part of his overall strategy to mobilize Latinos, particularly younger voters, to help him win California's Democratic primary.

Published:11/16/2019 8:12:28 AM
[World] DACA must be preserved for dreamers

The U.S. Supreme Court conducted yet another review this week of President Trump's attempts to end the undocumented immigrant program aimed at letting young people known as "dreamers" stay in the United States.

For the past two years the administration has tried to kill the 2012 program begun by President ... Published:11/15/2019 4:37:25 PM

[World] Trump Today: Trump attacks former Ukraine envoy Yovanovitch as impeachment hearings go for second day President Donald Trump on Friday attacked the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as she was testifying in Democrats’ impeachment probe, and announced a new rule on hospital prices.
Published:11/15/2019 2:07:46 PM
[World] The Ratings Game: Apple’s stock keeps rising, and Wall Street gets more bullish Shares of Apple Inc. rallied Friday, as the sharp run-up in prices this year didn’t deter some Wall Street analysts to get even more bullish on the technology giant, citing optimism over the outlook of iPhone sales and the “underappreciated” opportunity in advertising.
Published:11/15/2019 1:36:27 PM
[World] The Moneyist: Are you cheap if you split the check by only paying for what you ordered? ‘I see now there are pitfalls I didn’t anticipate. What’s the appropriate etiquette for dealing with such a scenario?’
Published:11/15/2019 1:06:56 PM
[World] The Moneyist: I’m thinking about proposing to my girlfriend — but her parents control her finances and they’re terrible with money ‘They told my girlfriend, “Don’t worry about your student debt — just finish school.”’
Published:11/15/2019 12:07:42 PM
[World] Market Extra: Dow on the verge of busting above milestone at 28,000 The Dow Jones Industrial Average is flirting with history on Friday — its first breach of a psychological milestone since July as equity benchmarks mount an assault on records on the back of hope for progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations.
Published:11/15/2019 11:06:45 AM
[World] Watch Chrissy Teigen Scare the Absolute Crap Out of John Legend Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2019Chrissy Teigen never passes up an opportunity to troll John Legend. People's 2019 Sexiest Man Alive took on the hosting duties on Friday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the...
Published:11/15/2019 10:36:32 AM
[World] Hannah Jeter Offers Rare Glimpse Into Her Private Life With Derek Jeter and Their Kids Hannah Jeter, Hannah DavisHannah Jeter offered a rare glimpse into her private life with Derek Jeter and their two daughters for the 2019 Holiday issue of Editorialist Magazine. Like many people, the couple's...
Published:11/15/2019 10:04:54 AM
[World] Beat the System: The Trump impeachment inquiry could be good news for one major industry A long and bitter impeachment process on Capitol Hill could provide a second ‘Trump bump.’
Published:11/15/2019 9:35:19 AM
[World] London Markets: BT slides in London after Labour vows partial nationalization in free broadband pledge Talk of partially nationalizing BT sent those shares lower in London, weighing on the FTSE 100 index. Mining stocks rose on hopes of trade-talk progress.
Published:11/15/2019 8:06:34 AM
[World] Economic Report: Empire State factory index sluggish for sixth straight month in November Business activity in the New York region was sluggish for the sixth straight month, according to the Empire State manufacturing survey released by the New York Fed on Friday.
Published:11/15/2019 7:35:08 AM
[World] Applied Materials says earnings and sales are about to return to growth, sending stock higher Applied Materials Inc.’s earnings report and outlook Thursday afternoon backed up earlier reports from the chip-equipment sector that pointed to a recovery in the beleaguered semiconductor sector, sending shares higher in late trading.
Published:11/15/2019 7:07:19 AM
[World] Another health warning for e-cigarette users — that has nothing to do with lung disease New research on vaping will be presented at an annual medical conference in Philadelphia from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18.
Published:11/15/2019 6:37:16 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stock-index futures point higher ahead of retail sales data Stock-index futures point to gains Friday, ahead of a read on last month’s retail sales, as investors continue in their efforts to assess the state of U.S.-China trade talks.
Published:11/15/2019 6:07:04 AM
[World] Blame American Ineptitude for Russian-Chinese Closeness

Thanks to our self-defeating foreign policy, these two mismatched powers are now strengthening relations on a global scale.

The post Blame American Ineptitude for Russian-Chinese Closeness appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/14/2019 9:48:57 PM
[World] Drug testing Ohio school kids

The Ronald Reagan-era rules of the War on Drugs are slowly unraveling, thanks in large part to innocence projects and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Indeed, the political classes’ lost art of mandating law and order means states and localities are shying away for busting people whose car ashtrays are laden ... Published:11/14/2019 9:32:03 PM

[World] Russia's baleful influence being felt far and near

There is hardly a U.S. news story which does not touch on Russia. Russia is everywhere, from the impeachment inquiry and election interference to the conflict in Syria.

The reason is because, under KGB-operative-in-the-Kremlin Vladimir Putin's leadership, the Kremlin has been mounting a Russia-resurgent strategy for two decades.

Moscow is ... Published:11/14/2019 4:31:23 PM

[World] Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from investigators

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield him from a New York grand jury's demand to see his tax returns and other financial records, setting the stage for a constitutional clash.

Published:11/14/2019 4:31:23 PM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: SoftBank’s $1 billion investment in Wirecard didn’t come from its Vision Fund German electronic-payments company Wirecard AG was in a sticky spot back in April. Its share price was under pressure after allegations about its accounting practices in Asia — strongly denied by Wirecard — prompted a police investigation in Singapore.
Published:11/14/2019 4:31:23 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Seeing America again through new eyes In 2011, at 50, I took early retirement from my job as an air-traffic controller, left Texas and began traveling the world.
Published:11/14/2019 4:01:58 PM
[World] How extremely preterm babies can survive and thrive

Babies born extremely preterm, barely halfway through gestation, are living and thriving thanks not only to improvements in modern medical science but also to changing attitudes in the medical community.

The British Association of Perinatal Medicine has taken note of these improvements regarding extremely preterm babies and is now recommending ... Published:11/14/2019 3:31:15 PM

[World] The Margin: NRA turned heads with this tweet even as the Saugus High School shooting was unfolding in California Just before 8 a.m. on Thursday shots rang out at Saugus High in California, leaving one dead and several others injured. The 15-year-old suspect, a student at Saugus, had initially avoided capture but is now in custody, according to published reports. While the story, like so many before it, made national headlines, the NRA was busy getting ratioed.
Published:11/14/2019 2:33:38 PM
[World] Congress can fix legal marijuana business banking problem

Violent and property crime rates have decreased over the past 25 years, so it’s telling that instances of robbery or burglary against one sort of business seem to be on the rise — legal marijuana businesses. Just last month there was a robbery at a marijuana dispensary in Ann Arbor, ... Published:11/14/2019 1:36:37 PM

[World] The Ratings Game: Cisco stock plunges, but the problem isn’t Cisco, analysts say Cisco Systems Inc. shares dropped Thursday after a disappointing outlook from the networking giant prompted half of the analysts covering the stock to cut price targets and express cautious optimism as the company experiences a business slowdown.
Published:11/14/2019 1:36:37 PM
[World] Three charts, one bear: here’s a second opinion on markets and the economy A long-time Wall Street analyst who often sees the economic picture as a glass-half-full story has a compelling story to tell about what’s going on now.
Published:11/14/2019 1:02:22 PM
[World] Fleeing Middle America For Homelessness in China

A new book about a man from Muscatine perfectly captures the bleak zeitgeist of our age.

The post Fleeing Middle America For Homelessness in China appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/14/2019 12:31:46 PM
[World] Why Nikki Haley's revelations about Rex Tillerson and John Kelly must be investigated

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has made quite the splash with her new book, "All Due Respect," hitting the shelves this week, within which she reveals that former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly approached her in the White House ... Published:11/14/2019 12:00:36 PM

[World] Choking on the Democrats’ Ukraine Fantasy Narrative

Officials and media delivered enough untruths and distortions yesterday to cause us all heartburn.

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Published:11/14/2019 12:00:35 PM
[World] The Tell: An ominous-sounding ‘Hindenburg Omen’ and a ‘Ohama Titanic Syndrome’ are forming in a key stock-market index A pair of ominous patterns are forming in the Nasdaq Composite, which could signal that a stock-market climb, fueled by a hoped-for tariff detente between the U.S. and China, may be starting to unwind—or at least stall out.
Published:11/14/2019 12:00:35 PM
[World] The Inconsequential Nikki Haley

She's calling out her former colleagues and preparing for a presidential run. But what has she ever really done?

The post The Inconsequential Nikki Haley appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/13/2019 4:50:36 PM
[World] No matter who wins the presidential election in Sri Lanka, minorities will lose again

The race to be the next president of Sri Lanka is moving along. Voters will go to the polls on Saturday; the field includes 35 candidates. No matter who prevails, members of the island nation’s minority communities — particularly Tamils and Muslims — are bound to lose. When it comes ... Published:11/13/2019 4:50:36 PM

[World] ETF Focus: These are the companies that open — and close — the most ETFs It’s very possible that ETF you’re considering investing in could close. Here’s how to think about that possibility.
Published:11/12/2019 11:50:25 AM
[World] Chesapeake stock falls to lowest price in 25 years as ‘going concern’ warning weighs Going-concern warning hits Chesapeake Energy stock, bonds and shares fall to their lowest in a quarter century.
Published:11/12/2019 11:17:25 AM
[World] Rex Tillerson denies Nikki Haley’s claim he tried to undermine Trump’s policies Ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Monday denied that he tried to undermine President Trump, as former UN ambassador Nikki Haley charged in a new book. “During my service to our country as the Secretary of State, at no time did I, nor to my direct knowledge did anyone else serving along with me, take... Published:11/12/2019 11:17:25 AM
[World] Bode Miller and Wife Morgan Welcome Twins More Than a Year After Daughter's Death  Morgan Miller, Bode MillerSpecial congratulations are in order for these two. Bode Miller and his wife Morgan just welcomed two identical twin boys to the world, the couple announced on Tuesday's Today show....
Published:11/12/2019 7:46:49 AM
[World] Chipotle could permanently add carne asada to the menu Chipotle’s carne asada will stay on the menu now that the company has found a fresh supply.
Published:11/12/2019 7:46:49 AM
[World] Russia collusion, obstruction, Ukraine-Biden flop, so Dems will claim Trump extorted, bribed

A cleverly sardonic, slickly misleading impeachment line makes fun of how former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley exploded the Democrats' impeachment rationale.

Originally posted on social media and undoubtedly making its way around America's dimly lit dump-Trump circles, the line goes this way:

"True. Nikki Haley's take on a ... Published:11/12/2019 5:16:48 AM

[World] Cohabitation rises, marriage falls -- and society drifts

Roughly 78% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say it's A-OK for unmarried couples to live together as husband and wife without going the traditional route — the trading of vows, the placing of rings, the standing before God, and so forth and so on.

It's easier ... Published:11/12/2019 3:48:39 AM

[World] European Union industrial policy is bad news for the U.S.

The European Union is afraid.

It's afraid that it's not the home of the world's largest and leading companies, and it's afraid that it's falling behind China and the United States. In its fear, it's moving toward a policy of creating European champions that will only poison relations with the ... Published:11/11/2019 9:44:47 PM

[World] When the public strikes against the public

Can you ... Published:11/11/2019 9:13:49 PM

[World] Why U.S. Cyber Sneak Attacks Won’t Work Against Iran

Just another useless maximum pressure tactic that's failing to weaken the regime.

The post Why U.S. Cyber Sneak Attacks Won’t Work Against Iran appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/11/2019 8:19:57 PM
[World] Guide to the Middle East: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

As ever, the Middle East is monumentally in flux. As usual, most developments are negative. Here’s a guide:

• Water replaces petroleum as the key liquid: Oil and gas still provide nearly 60 percent of the world’s energy, but this number is declining and even the wealthiest oil producers are ... Published:11/11/2019 3:45:41 PM

[World] Supreme Court must support employer's religious exemptions

Since 1839, Roman Catholic nuns called the Little Sisters of the Poor have quietly served elderly por people around the world. However, since 2011, the Little Sisters have been propelled into the spotlight, asking federal courts to secure their right to live out their religious convictions in peace. Now, they ... Published:11/11/2019 2:42:05 PM

[World] All the Details on Kelsea Ballerini's Pretty Pink Looks at the 2019 People's Choice Awards Kelsea Ballerini, 2019 E! People's Choice Awards, Red Carpet FashionKelsea Ballerini attended the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards in style. The 26-year-old singer hit the red carpet at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. in a pink Raisa Vanessa...
Published:11/11/2019 1:42:41 PM
[World] White vs. Red Poppies on ‘Remembrance Day’

A cultural fault line has developed over the 100-year tradition of honoring the sacrifice of soldiers in the Great War.

The post White vs. Red Poppies on ‘Remembrance Day’ appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/11/2019 12:11:33 PM
[World] Key Words: Media bias? More like medium bias, says Politico’s founding editor The jig is up: Political bias in the mainstream media is real. It’s just not what critics think, says Politico founding editor John F. Harris.
Published:11/11/2019 6:49:35 AM
[World] Supreme Court case of Trump vs. 'Dreamers' may come down to Chief Justice Roberts

Dreamers' best hope for victory at the Supreme Court almost surely depends on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

Published:11/11/2019 5:40:57 AM
[World] Singles' Day Sales That'll Make You Happy You're "Self-Partnered" EComm: Singles' Day SalesWe love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!. If...
Published:11/11/2019 5:13:27 AM
[World] Impeachment has one wobbly leg to stand on -- Nikki Haley just broke it

According to Nikki Haley, the leg on which impeachment stands is so wobbly that Democrats might as well fold up their oust-Trump tent and withdraw to the political desert where they belong.

Ms. Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations, showed she's self-possessed enough to see it as a ... Published:11/11/2019 4:40:32 AM

[World] Europe Markets: Europe stocks sag on China trade and Hong Kong violence concerns European stocks on Monday sagged on concerns over the progress of U.S.-China trade talks and violence in Hong Kong.
Published:11/11/2019 4:40:32 AM
[World] Veterans Day: A salute to veterans -- and their families -- for the sacrifices they make

As we celebrate our veterans, I also think about their families who, in a very real sense, serve their country too.

My heart aches for the widow of a fighter pilot who died in a tragic accident several years ago off the coast of Japan. In her 20s and madly ... Published:11/10/2019 9:39:50 PM

[World] TAC Bookshelf: Doubting the Original Thanksgiving Story

Here's what our writers and editors are reading this week.

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Published:11/10/2019 9:08:44 PM
[World] Elite media inexcusably ignore Jeffrey Epstein-ABC scandal

There are a lot of formerly powerful people who must rue the day that Ronan Farrow abandoned his career as an also-ran opinion journalist and decided to do it His Way. Over the past two years, Mr. Farrow has become one of the most hard-charging and effective investigative journalists in ... Published:11/10/2019 7:38:23 PM

[World] Livingston County memorial: A way to honor living veterans

“Saturday Night Live” has a cast of urban New York City sophisticates that occasionally lampoons its cousins in rural Upstate and Western New York as hopeless rubes. One cast member recently described it as that part of New York State that still flies the Confederate flag. Having retired to Western ... Published:11/10/2019 5:37:56 PM

[World] Post and liberal media again get it wrong about Trump economy

First, a full admission about this article. I originally sent a version of it to The Washington Post for publication, but for reasons that will become obvious as you read on, they rejected it.  

Here’s the back story. Several weeks ago, I reported on the very large increase in ... Published:11/9/2019 5:34:49 PM

[World] Dangerous, troubling 'Anonymous' times for America

It's not overstating to say the Democrats have been trying to impeach President Donald Trump since Day One of his White House term — since before Day One even, when he was still taking laps in the winner's circle and inauguration was just stepping into planning mode.

But there's a ... Published:11/9/2019 4:30:59 PM

[World] The Poetry of Populism

How is it that early 20th Century writers like Eliot and Chesterton are capturing the essence of ordinary people's discontent today?

The post The Poetry of Populism appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/9/2019 4:01:52 PM
[World] Join PJ Media VIP and Help Us Defend Freedom Conservative media is at a crossroads — we can fight to conserve what we have, or quit and let the left control what we read and view online. We cannot let that happen. We will not. Published:11/8/2019 8:48:57 PM
[World] Rubio and the Rise of the Neoreactionaries He offers conservatives a way to reject modernity without spiraling into fascism or socialism. Published:11/8/2019 8:48:57 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Russia Trap'

What’s the right approach to Russia? During the Cold War, soft-liners argued for detente and arms control. Hard-liners clamored for an arms race and ideological victory. Ronald Reagan forged a hybrid approach: Rearmament to convince the Soviet Union it could not compete; ideological clarity to avoid a cynical co-existence with ... Published:11/8/2019 8:48:56 PM

[World] States must push for a federal balanced budget amendment

Imagine a person who makes $46,000 per year carrying $300,000 in debt. Interest payments alone are $10,000. Worst of all, that person continues to spend more than they bring in each year. Sooner or later, the credit runs out. If that person was a family member or friend, we would ... Published:11/7/2019 3:22:32 PM

[World] Warren Claims Americans Making Less Than One Billion Dollars Will “Not Pay a Penny More” in Taxes Under Her Medicare for All Plan Published:11/7/2019 3:22:32 PM
[World] Earnings Results: GoPro stock surges after results come in better than feared Shares of GoPro Inc. were up more than 10% in after-hours trading Thursday after the company’s better-than-expected revenue and profit metrics suggested that production delays for the Hero8 Black camera didn’t have as negative an impact as was initially feared.
Published:11/7/2019 3:22:30 PM
[World] Trump must free and exonerate Lt. Clint Lorance

Whether boldly moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem or defending Western civilization from Warsaw’s Krasinski Square, Donald Trump has an exceptional flair for the dramatic.

Take, for example, Independence Day 2019 at the Lincoln Memorial.

There stood the president, before thousands of red-blooded American patriots gathered before ... Published:11/7/2019 1:18:10 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum'

Dr. Seuss’ formal art training was limited to one high school art class that he never completed. Yet, he went on to become a professional draftsman and a lifelong, serious student of art.

We see this student clearly in Seuss’ latest posthumously published book, “Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum.” It was ... Published:11/7/2019 12:18:59 PM

[World] The Tell: Here’s what it would take for the U.S. dollar to put in a market top The U.S. dollar set back in October, but it might be premature to assume the currency is done flexing its muscles.
Published:11/7/2019 10:47:53 AM
[World] Whitney Houston's Best Friend Robyn Crawford Recalls Their "Intimate" and "Deep" Romance Whitney HoustonLong before Bobby Brown was in Whitney Houston's life, there was Robyn Crawford. More than seven years since the untimely death of the iconic songstress, her longtime best friend is...
Published:11/7/2019 8:46:47 AM
[World] Watch Live Now: TAC’s ‘Regime Change’ Foreign Policy Conference We'll be broadcasting live from Capitol Hill all day on Wednesday. Join us! Published:11/7/2019 8:18:37 AM
[World] Qualcomm earnings beat diminished expectations, stock heads higher Qualcomm Inc. beat diminished expectations with an earnings report released Wednesday afternoon, sending shares higher.
Published:11/7/2019 6:50:56 AM
[World] Sam Sorbo on America's education: 'This is a crisis'

Actress, writer, talk radio host and mom-of-three Sam Sorbo said America's public school system is in shambles, teaching what it's not supposed to teach, indoctrinating when it should be educating, and raising the next generation in ways it decidedly should not go — and voila, no wonder socialism ... Published:11/7/2019 4:22:50 AM

[World] Market Snapshot: Stock futures climb after report China, U.S. agree to cancel tariffs in stages Stock futures climb after a report China and the U.S. may lift each other’s tariffs in phases.
Published:11/7/2019 2:19:48 AM
[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Lufthansa profit rises and backs 2019 view Lufthansa confirmed its 2019 guidance, which includes an adjusted EBIT of EUR2 billion to EUR2.4 billion.
Published:11/7/2019 12:17:15 AM
[World] Off-year election results don't tell us much

There is an instinct to overinterpret elections results, whether they be from special elections, midterm elections or off-year elections.

These results can be useful directionally, but the idea that they predict the next presidential election is fanciful.

These nonpresidential election results occur at a specific moment in time and are ... Published:11/6/2019 7:16:21 PM

[World] Finally an Unvarnished History of the Iraq Invasion A fresh take says there's more than enough blame to go around---up and down the chain of command. Published:11/6/2019 4:42:30 PM
[World] What to do about prescription drug prices

Few policy issues have consumed Washington more over the past year than the debate over what to do about prescription drug prices.

Many around the country have pointed fingers at pharmaceutical companies and insurers for these price increases, but people are beginning to realize that the true problem lies with ... Published:11/6/2019 4:16:33 PM

[World] You’ll be able to put more money into your 401(k) in 2020, but not your IRA The IRS raised the amount you can put into a 401(k) or 403(b) to $19,500.
Published:11/6/2019 4:16:33 PM
[World] Earnings Results: IAC talks growth of smaller businesses after earnings as it prepares for potential Match spinoff InterActiveCorp. touted the beginning of a turnaround for ANGI Homeservices Inc. and growth for its smaller properties Wednesday as the company highlighted what its business could look like if a separation with Match Group Inc. goes through.
Published:11/6/2019 3:13:11 PM
[World] The Tell: Semiconductor stocks are in bubble territory, these analysts say Lofty valuations, shaky demand, a global trade war - these analysts are bearish on semiconductor equipment.
Published:11/6/2019 2:42:55 PM
[World] Why millennials see destructive socialism as cool

Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.

Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.

Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea and Venezuela are unfree, poor and failed states. Baathism — a ... Published:11/6/2019 2:13:57 PM

[World] The Ratings Game: Tempur Sealy partnerships with Big Lots and Mattress Firm have analysts resting easy Tempur Sealy’s CEO says the company’s business is strong despite the newcomers to the mattress category.
Published:11/6/2019 1:44:15 PM
[World] Impeachment transcript released for top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor

Previously disclosed text messages show Bill Taylor navigating the interests of Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, outside the normal State Department processes.

Published:11/6/2019 1:13:25 PM
[World] Losing Your Driver’s License Can Cost You Your Livelihood It traps the poor in a vicious cycle where they need to drive to work but can't. Fortunately the Supreme Court can help. Published:11/6/2019 12:11:53 PM
[World] Supreme Court leans toward expanding Clean Water Act to protect oceans from wastewater

The case from Hawaii has emerged as a major test of the scope of the federal anti-pollution law, even as President Trump's EPA cuts back enforcement.

Published:11/6/2019 12:11:53 PM
[World] Market Extra: Bond traders take crack at frustrating bet on steeper yield curve for umpteenth time A growing cohort of rates strategists say easing uncertainty around the global economy could finally clear the way for the gap between short-term and long-term bond yields to widen.
Published:11/6/2019 10:48:04 AM
[World] The Tell: Do NOT try this at home: How to turn $3,000 into $1.7 million Reddit’s Wall Street Bets group learned a valuable lesson in responsible investing this week and, after years of encouraging and celebrating extreme risk-taking, the crew has finally embraced a more conservative approach. Just kidding. YOLO!
Published:11/6/2019 10:41:56 AM
[World] The most tax-friendly U.S. state for retirees isn’t what you’d guess — and neither is the least tax-friendly How a state treats Social Security income is often pivotal.
Published:11/6/2019 9:42:52 AM
[World] Futures Movers: Oil futures slip as API report shows a big build in U.S. crude supplies Oil futures edge lower Wednesday as investors digest a report that pointed to a bigger-than-expected inventory build in the U.S.
Published:11/6/2019 7:12:29 AM
[World] Thirty years after the Berlin Wall fell, Western order faces new strains

Thirty years after Germans tore down the Berlin Wall, and the Cold War came crashing to an end, the Western order of alliances, disarmament treaties and robust transatlantic relationships is facing new strains.

Published:11/6/2019 6:12:01 AM
[World] Katie Hill may scold, but she's not a victim

From the moment former Rep. Katie Hill announced that she was resigning, the washing(ton) machine went into full spin mode.

In her resignation speech from the floor of the House, after compromising photographs appeared on the internet amidst allegations of improper relationships with subordinates, Ms. Hill went on a tirade ... Published:11/6/2019 4:13:58 AM

[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Ryanair grounds three Boeing 737s over structural cracks: report Ryanair is the latest airline to say it has been affected by faults in the “pickle fork” structure which led the urgent grounding, reports The Guardian.
Published:11/6/2019 1:43:03 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Xerox mulls bold $27 billion takeover of HP Xerox Holdings Corp. has set its sights on a takeover of personal-computer and printer maker HP Inc., an audacious move that would unite two fading stars of technology.
Published:11/5/2019 10:09:19 PM
[World] Nancy Pelosi’s Party: Billionaires and Drag Queens The life-long pol espouses a combination of economic neoliberalism and progressive radicalism. But she also knows what wins. Published:11/5/2019 9:38:13 PM
[World] Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Friends say the once crusading Wikileaks founder appears shockingly confused and diminished and no longer able to advocate for himself. Published:11/5/2019 9:09:27 PM
[World] Polls look bad for Donald Trump, good for Hillary Clinton (but remember 2016)

Election Day 2020 is officially less than a year away (by just a couple days, but still).

Things are changing fast (or not, the election's nearly a year away).

But usually by this time, there's at least a real front-runner from the party that's not in the White House. Today, ... Published:11/5/2019 5:38:12 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'None of Your Damn Business'

Although it begins and ends with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s 2018 congressional testimony, “None of Your Damn Business,” Lawrence Cappello’s trenchant, informed study of privcy issues in America covers a lot of territory in between. While the book’s subtitle limits it to the last century-and-a-half of U.S. history — from ... Published:11/5/2019 12:37:39 PM

[World] Washington Elites Are Chaining Us to the Middle East The hysterical response to the Syria withdrawal came with dire predictions that just aren't true. Published:11/5/2019 12:05:07 PM
[World] Market Extra: The value rotation is gaining steam, but does it have staying power? There is a good chance that the rotation from growth stocks to value stocks will be here to stay, analysts and investors told MarketWatch, but they also advised that the value/growth paradigm could be the wrong lens through which to view the current market rotation.
Published:11/5/2019 12:05:07 PM
[World] Lance Bass and HGTV Are Here to Get You Into the Spirit With Outrageous Holiday Homes Lance Bass, Outrageous Holiday HousesNothing gets you into the holiday spirit like decorations, but what about Outrageous holiday decorations? E! News can exclusively reveal those will be on display in HGTV's new special,...
Published:11/5/2019 10:05:56 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: OPEC report forecasts oil supplies will shrink over next 5 years OPEC said Tuesday it expects its oil supplies to fall continuously over the next five years, suggesting the cartel may need to keep cutting output to stabilize prices amid a bigger-than-expected U.S. production boom and sluggish oil demand.
Published:11/5/2019 8:04:57 AM
[World] Economic Report: U.S. trade deficit drops 4.7% to 5-month low, helped by something that hasn’t happened since 1978 The nation’s trade deficit fell almost 5% in September to a five-month low, aided by the first surplus in petroleum since at least 1978 and a decline in imports from Germany and China.
Published:11/5/2019 7:34:37 AM
[World] LGBTQ troubles in Pasco County, Florida

A physical education coach, Rob Oppedisano, at Chasco Middle School in Pasco County, Florida, said his school employers threatened him with firing and loss of his teaching credentials if he didn't stand down, stifle and stomach in silence a new policy allowing a girl who claimed to be a boy ... Published:11/5/2019 5:03:14 AM

[World] Flagging the thin blue line

The crime-related ... Published:11/4/2019 10:02:32 PM

[World] The Rebirth of Independent Pharmacies They're an oasis for rural patients who are horribly neglected by the government-protected Rx chains. Published:11/4/2019 9:04:34 PM
[World] Syria and chemical weapons: The horror continues

From the demise of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces, Syria has been in the news recently and often. What hasn't made headlines much is Damascus' continuing possession and use of chemical weapons. And that's something that shouldn't be forgotten.

The regime of Bashar ... Published:11/4/2019 6:00:30 PM

[World] The importance of 'no-men'

Shortly after Jim Bakker's release from prison in July 1994, I invited the disgraced TV evangelist to my home. There was an important question I wanted to ask him.

Some background: Mr. Bakker and his "Praise the Lord" (PTL) associates sold $1,000 "lifetime memberships" to people who were promised annual ... Published:11/4/2019 4:00:39 PM

[World] Uber shares tumble 6% on $1.16 billion quarterly loss Uber has lost more than $7 billion so far this fiscal year, prompting a flurry of questions from some analysts about its long-term prospects.
Published:11/4/2019 3:30:49 PM
[World] Where Did America’s Mail Trucks Come From? Postal Service vehicles are a fixture of any neighborhood. But lately they've been catching on fire and replacing them has proven difficult. Published:11/4/2019 12:00:14 PM
[World] Europe Markets: European stocks end at best level in more than four years German stocks on Monday rose to the highest level in more than 17 months, as the rally in European stocks continued
Published:11/4/2019 10:59:29 AM
[World] The Ratings Game: McDonald’s downgraded after CEO Easterbrook ouster over concerns about stock disruption Piper Jaffray analysts think McDonald’s stock will take a hit after the abrupt departure of Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook.
Published:11/4/2019 8:28:47 AM
[World] NewsWatch: Seeing America again through new eyes In 2011, at 50, I took early retirement from my job as an air-traffic controller, left Texas and began traveling the world.
Published:11/4/2019 8:01:47 AM
[World] Katie Hill open letter

Oh, Katie, Katie, Katie.

How very sad and weak of you to blame your problems on a rotten man. Was he terrible? Of course. Any man who cheats on his wife is. But let's remember that you also cheated in the tawdry, three-way sexcapade.

Revenge porn, you say, is the ... Published:11/3/2019 9:26:04 PM

[World] Hong Kong still battling but China has won the war

The so-called battle for Hong Kong is still raging. Over the weekend, the capitalist entrepot witnessed its 22nd straight week of protests against Beijing's heavy hand.

While the demonstrations are both smaller and more violent than when they first erupted five months ago to protest a law (now withdrawn) that ... Published:11/3/2019 8:25:50 PM

[World] Paid Leave Might Reduce Wages: But Does that Matter? A new study concludes that this policy may not result in desired 'gender equality' measures, but there's more to the story. Published:11/3/2019 7:56:13 PM
[World] Our Kurdish Hero…the Terrorist? Trump wants to fete him in Washington, but the Turks want this SDF general extradited for crimes. How did we get here? Published:11/3/2019 7:25:30 PM
[World] Nancy Pelosi's stall tactics hurt America's economy

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if for one brief shining moment in Washington, Congress put good policy over politics — and passed a bill that would benefit American workers, investors and businesses? 

We haven’t had a true bipartisan victory in Washington for seemingly ages, but we are tantalizingly close to getting ... Published:11/3/2019 3:24:16 PM

[World] Church has stemmed the tide of evil throughout history

Cambridge Professor C.F.D. Moule once said, “The gospel is more than a declaration … It is something which we do not merely know but experience.” He continued, “The action of Christ in our world is not a dead and static thing,” but on the contrary, “a great flowing stream, not ... Published:11/3/2019 2:25:48 PM

[World] Left looks to own all three branches of government in 2020

For more than 240 years, America’s Christian culture and its continued influence have combined with limits on government imposed by the U.S. Constitution to make the United States the freest, most prosperous nation in history.  

We overcame slavery, Jim Crow and won two world wars and the Cold War. ... Published:11/2/2019 5:20:47 PM

[World] The lesson of California's wildfires

California’s rolling blackouts affecting millions, contributing to chaos caused by deadly wildfires consuming entire forests and neighborhoods, is an object lesson that the nation’s electric utilities cannot be trusted to protect the American people from EMP (including severe solar storms) or cyber warfare.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), California’s chief ... Published:11/2/2019 4:18:16 PM

[World] The Tell: The signals are ‘loud and clear’ — a new bull market is underway, strategist says Stocks just took out new highs, the Federal Reserve continues to pump money into the U.S. economy, equity valuations are looking rather toppy, and there’s an abundance of fear-peddling from Wall Street pundits. What’s all the noise mean? A bull market, according to Callum Thomas of Topdown Charts.
Published:11/2/2019 11:16:37 AM
[World] America Was Born Fighting Monopolies So why should Big Tech, with it's army of lobbyists, exclusionary practices and consumer exploitation avoid reckoning? Published:11/2/2019 10:47:45 AM
[World] The Moneyist: While going through my late sister’s belongings, I discovered she stole my inheritance and swindled our mother ‘While my sister’s husband feels bad for me, he will not compensate me for my loss.’
Published:11/2/2019 9:48:53 AM
[World] Two sensible Democrats in a field of leftist loony losers

The House, under Speaker Nancy Pelosi's leadership, with progressives' and far leftists' pressings, and to Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's glee, passed a resolution this week that lays out the rules for the impeachment process against President Donald Trump. But it was a vote that came minus two Democrats.

Dub ... Published:11/2/2019 8:18:51 AM

[World] The Conversation: The $15 minimum wage was supposed to hurt New York City restaurants — but both revenue and employment are up Prices are up, but that hasn’t stopped people from eating out.
Published:11/1/2019 8:14:04 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Agent Running in the Field'

On the eve of John le Carre publishing his latest spy novel, “Agent Running in the Field,” Sir Richard Dearlove, the former director of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more popularly known as MI6, said that British intelligence officers are displeased with the otherwise well-regarded and popular espionage novelist.

Published:11/1/2019 6:13:46 PM
[World] Earnings Outlook: Uber earnings preview: Brace for more quarterly losses Uber Technologies Inc. took a significant detour on the road to profitability three months ago with a jaw-dropping $5.24 billion quarterly loss, deepening its losses to more than $6 billion this fiscal year.
Published:11/1/2019 4:43:47 PM
[World] Solange Knowles and Husband Alan Ferguson Split After 5 Years of Marriage Solange Knowles Alan FergusonIt's over for Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson. The 33-year-old singer took to Instagram on Friday to announce the couple's separation after five years of marriage. Solange and...
Published:11/1/2019 3:13:51 PM
[World] ISIS and Syria after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caused by a raid by Army Delta Force operators based in Iraq, was an enormous but not fatal blow to that dangerous terrorist network. Others among the ISIS leadership are being hunted and killed.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was outraged that President ... Published:11/1/2019 12:11:31 PM

[World] Column: Memo to billionaire Leon Cooperman re your fight with Sen. Warren: Stop whining

Billionaire Leon Cooper is whining again about proposals to tax the rich. He should get over it.

Published:11/1/2019 12:11:31 PM
[World] What John Stuart Mill Could Learn From Emily Post And vice-versa. Neither the blind conformity she advocated, nor unquestioning anti-conformity he championed are what we need. Published:11/1/2019 12:11:31 PM
[World] Fed’s Clarida says he is ‘very happy’ with stance of interest-rate policy Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said Friday he’s ‘very happy’ with the stance of monetary policy, signalling the hurdle for more interest rate cuts is high.
Published:11/1/2019 10:10:11 AM
[World] Elizabeth Warren announces $20-trillion Medicare for All proposal

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed a $20 trillion Medicare for All plan funded by hefty new taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

Published:11/1/2019 8:11:27 AM
[World] Need to Know: Here’s why Goldman thinks Facebook and Google are under threat Earnings continue to take center stage on Friday, ably supported by the twists and turns of the U.S.-China trade war.
Published:11/1/2019 6:41:04 AM
[World] Even Latin America’s Trump is Kowtowing to the Chinese Brazil's president is now actively courting Beijing's investment and tamping down his campaign rhetoric. Published:10/31/2019 9:37:42 PM
[World] D.C. Council probes job training agency

When "Ruth Black" lost her job a few years back, she began staying in close contact with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES).

Now 58 years old, she's still in search of employment — and she's at wit's end.

After her unemployment ran out, she signed up for the ... Published:10/31/2019 9:07:55 PM

[World] Saudi Women Slowly Move Outside ‘The Cage’ American feminists must remember that the equality movement in the Kingdom is 100 years behind. Published:10/31/2019 7:07:59 PM
[World] Nancy Pelosi is loser in impeachment inquiry vote

For months, we ... Published:10/31/2019 7:07:58 PM

[World] The hidden cause of the health care access crisis

When the federal government (rarely) looks to cut costs, it often focuses on the lowest-profile line items. These are the easiest to cut. But in many cases, these programs offer benefits well beyond their annual budgets.

One example is a cost-cutting effort that is endangering hospitals and threatening Americans' ability ... Published:10/31/2019 10:46:57 AM

[World] Taking a Stand Against Imperialistic Chinese Censors Beijing is pressuring American companies because it thinks the West is weak. Here's how businesses can fight back. Published:10/31/2019 10:46:56 AM
[World] Shocking the Bourgeoisie: Our Most Insufferable Cliché Practiced by poseurs trying to be edgy, it's become the most predictable form of utter conformity today. Published:10/30/2019 5:51:57 AM
[World] Tiptoeing around the beast al-Baghdadi, Dems try to dismiss Trump's foreign policy chops

What a remarkable weekend we had! When I say we, I am referring, of course, to the nation as a whole. It is undeniable that the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, or ISIS, as well as his ostensible second in command, is ... Published:10/30/2019 5:51:57 AM

[World] Dow Jones Newswires: German jobless claims rise more than expected in October Jobless claims rose by 6,000 in October, after a revised fall of 9,000 in September, the Federal Employment Agency said Wednesday. The first reading for September showed a fall of 10,000.
Published:10/30/2019 5:51:56 AM
[World] Liberals deride Trump for ... taking out the world's worst terrorist?

If you want to know how horribly and disgustingly partisan America has become in the days of Trump Derangement Syndrome, look no further than what occurred over the weekend.

The president ordered the U.S. military to take out the worst terrorist in the world. The special outfit known as Delta ... Published:10/29/2019 4:54:47 PM

[World] Dog the Bounty Hunter Remembers Late Wife Beth Chapman on Her 52nd Birthday Beth Chapman, Duane ChapmanToday would have been Beth Chapman's 52nd birthday. The TV star died on June 26, following a battle with throat cancer. Beth's cancer had returned in November 2018, after being...
Published:10/29/2019 3:55:19 PM
[World] Is The Conners Opening Up The Lunch Box Again? The ConnersAnybody hungry? We've got an exclusive sneak peek of this week's Halloween episode of The Conners, and not only does it feature a baby dressed as a Chicago hot dog, it finds...
Published:10/29/2019 3:24:25 PM
[World] 'Yes, Ana Navarro, Nicolas Maduro is a socialist'

In his 1982 dystopian book “The Running Man,” Stephen King explored the American appetite for televised gladiatorial combat. 

The book comes to mind after watching Rand Paul’s recent appearance on “The View,” in which the junior senator from Kentucky promoted his new book, “The Case Against Socialism.”

In three bizarre ... Published:10/29/2019 2:54:23 PM

[World] Market Extra: Here’s how the stock market tends to perform after the Fed cuts interest rates 3 times in a row Wall Street braces for what seems almost assuredly to be a third rate cut in as many meetings of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday afternoon.
Published:10/29/2019 1:54:10 PM
[World] Chelsea Clinton won't say how she felt that election night. But she was busy being a mom In an interview with The Cut, Chelsea Clinton shares that she was mostly breastfeeding and pumping on Election Day.
Published:10/29/2019 1:24:45 PM
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