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[World] Tens of thousands protest in Hong Kong despite police ban and attack on key organizer The movement, now in its fifth month, continues to have widespread support and momentum despite increasing violence and police threats. Published:10/20/2019 3:26:47 AM
[World] Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Take Sabbatical and Bring Baby Archie to the U.S. Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Archie Harrison,Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking a much-needed break. Not from each other, though! But from the chaos that is public life. And according to The Sunday Times, the royal couple...
Published:10/19/2019 9:55:14 PM
[World] Dear Democrats, time to make like an REO Speedwagon and 'fly'

Twelve Democrats took to the Ohio stage this week to battle it out for the party's 2020 nomination for president. Only about five should have been there.

The next day, 12 Democrats took to their various media platforms to claim victories, slam opponents, clarify positions — and double down on ... Published:10/19/2019 4:24:56 PM

[World] Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Trump in 2020 | No. 1 retirement city | What to watch with Tesla Also, a simple explanation of Warren Buffett’s cash hoard.
Published:10/19/2019 2:31:18 PM
[World] American education and intellectually bankrupt schools

In a recent Washington Times column, titled “Is San Francisco the future of America?,” Lee Edwards, distinguished fellow at the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation, asked, “What has happened? Why is America slouching like some rough beast — not toward Bethlehem, but Gomorrah?”

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Published:10/19/2019 12:23:30 PM
[World] First Step Act is working, but the criminal justice system is still broken

At the close of 2018, President Trump signed the First Step Act, the groundbreaking prison and sentencing reform bill that passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. Since that time, thousands of Americans, many of whom were serving decades in prison for first-time drug offenses, have been released back to their ... Published:10/19/2019 11:23:51 AM

[World] BookWatch: Michelangelo found a new career after 70 — why can’t you? 6 lessons everyone can learn from Michelangelo about working later in life
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[World] The Moneyist: My stepfather died and left my mother, his wife of 21 years, nothing — now my step-siblings have taken control of his estate ‘His life insurance was supposed to go to my mother, but that policy was terminated a few months prior to his death due to a missed payment.’
Published:10/19/2019 6:23:02 AM
[World] Flag-Happy Refs Are Ruining the NFL And so conditioned are we to accept authority that we nod along—at least until recently. Published:10/18/2019 8:19:29 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War'

When one thinks of the Cold War — the era when the two world superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, were adversaries from the end of World War II in 1945 to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 — perhaps one thinks of Checkpoint Charlie at ... Published:10/18/2019 4:18:20 PM

[World] Washington subsidies not helping the wind industry

Last week the lobbying arm of the wind energy industry made an unsurprising, though somewhat embarrassing, announcement. It wants a longer lifeline with federal subsidies. So much for wind being the low-cost energy source of the future.  

Less than a year ago, the American Wind Energy Association had with ... Published:10/18/2019 3:20:01 PM

[World] Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower as traders await weekend vote on Brexit U.S. Treasury yields mostly lower Friday as investors eye developments on Brexit ahead of Parliament’s vote on the weekend.
Published:10/18/2019 2:48:40 PM
[World] Inside Selena Quintanilla's Tragically Brief Life and Enduring Legacy Selena QuintanillaIt's hard to overstate just what sort an impact Selena Quintanilla made on the world in her all-too-brief time in it. The Queen of Tejano music, whose debut self-titled album was...
Published:10/18/2019 12:16:34 PM
[World] Outside the Box: How adding 1% to your saving, earning and investing can change your life Small changes can make a big difference in your net worth.
Published:10/18/2019 9:32:19 AM
[World] Why put out a teal pumpkin and non-food treats? Moms with kids who depend on them explain The Teal Pumpkin Project seeks to include all children on Halloween night, even the millions who have food allergies or diet restrictions.
      
Published:10/18/2019 8:17:46 AM
[World] A parents' guide to cultural appropriation: an expert breaks down kids' Halloween costumes A cultural appropriation expert shares the dos and don'ts of Halloween costumes for kids. Is Moana OK? What about Alladin? We got answers.
      
Published:10/18/2019 6:15:34 AM
[World] Dow Jones Newswires: London Stock Exchange revenue up 12%, CFO David Warren to retire LSE Group said its third-quarter gross profit also rose, climbing 14%.Adriano Marchese
Published:10/18/2019 2:16:06 AM
[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Total speeding up digital transformation to create $1.5 billion in value by 2025 Total SA said Friday that it is speeding up its digital transformation, and set a target of generating up to $1.5 billion in revenue and reduced costs per year by 2025.
Published:10/18/2019 1:44:01 AM
[World] Giuliani, the Consigliere Holding a Hand Grenade If the president's lawyer goes down---and he just might---he could take the whole Trump administration with him. Published:10/17/2019 8:42:52 PM
[World] William Barr's religious hostility speech provokes squealing boars

As the Caribbean saying goes, "I chucked a rock in the pen and a pig squealed."

This explains all the frenzied squealing and indignant grunting we heard in response to the speech Attorney General William Barr gave last week to law students at the University of Notre Dame about the ... Published:10/17/2019 6:12:05 PM

[World] The lessons of Berlin must be learned again in Hong Kong

Early into what would become a three-decade career in government service, I was completing an escape-and-evasion training exercise in the woods on Nov. 9, 1989, when, after weeks of unrest, the East German government announced that its citizens could visit West Berlin.

Upon entering the community room at our base, ... Published:10/17/2019 3:11:35 PM

[World] FDA must fast track insulin for the millions of Americans living with diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which has grown to become a major public health crisis in the United States. In May 2019, the Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) reported that more than 110 million Americans are living with diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million). 

On April 2, 2019, media group ... Published:10/17/2019 2:11:02 PM

[World] The Democratic debates and the radical abortion lobby

The radical abortion lobby, feeling left out of recent Democratic primary debates, spent the lead-up to Tuesday night’s debate demanding moderators “#AskAboutAbortion.” It’s a fair point that the topic has gone mostly unaddressed.

They got their wish — sort of. There was plenty of talk about “reproductive rights,” “codifying Roe ... Published:10/17/2019 12:10:58 PM

[World] Trump is Right: Ending the Endless Wars Starts in Syria The neocon consensus has brought nothing but disaster. If the president wants to chart another course, we should support him. Published:10/17/2019 12:10:57 PM
[World] The price tag for Ken Fisher’s lewd remarks: nearly $1 billion, and counting After a media backlash, retirement firms around the country have moved money away from Ken Fisher’s advisory firm, and other companies are reviewing their relationships with him.
Published:10/17/2019 10:41:15 AM
[World] Market Extra: What a Brexit deal would mean for U.S. stocks and global investors Should investors outside of Britain get excited?
Published:10/17/2019 9:40:43 AM
[World] Here’s what Merkel, Macron and other European leaders are saying about the Brexit deal European leaders cautiously welcomed a new Brexit deal between the U.K. and the EU.
Published:10/17/2019 8:40:36 AM
[World] Will Boris Johnson get his Brexit deal through Parliament? Live market reaction There was mixed reaction in U.K. markets on news British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, agreed a Brexit deal.
Published:10/17/2019 7:40:37 AM
[World] Democrats huff, puff, bluff and blow, but impeachment falls down

Democrats, who've done nothing but call for impeachment since 2016, who've done nothing but stage an "impeachment inquiry" that allows them to skirt normal processes of transparency while keeping the "I-word" alive and fresh in the press, have suddenly decided they don't need no stinkin' vote.

That's after Rep. Adam ... Published:10/17/2019 6:10:13 AM

[World] Bless the Hearts of Elites Who Trash the South Why do those so concerned with economic justice sneer at the country's poorest region? Published:10/16/2019 8:37:53 PM
[World] Riverdale Season 4's New Mystery Revealed--Guess Who's Missing RiverdaleIt's the first day of senior year at Riverdale High School, and things are totally normal on Riverdale, right? Wrong. The second installment of Riverdale season four jumped a couple...
Published:10/16/2019 8:09:05 PM
[World] Is Your State Allowing the Cable Company to Rook You? You may live in a place where the monopolies' lobbyists have more authority than your local government does. Published:10/16/2019 8:09:05 PM
[World] Democratic race for president comes into focus

This week's ridiculous Democratic presidential debate in Ohio sought to shoehorn 12 candidates onto one stage for nearly three hours.

The Democratic field was once 24 candidates, so a field of just 12 should be taken as progress.

However, a debate that features 12 candidates is not a debate. It's ... Published:10/16/2019 6:11:32 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Black Site'

Al Qaeda’s horrific simultaneous attacks on 9/11 against the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon caught the American intelligence community completely off guard. There was concern that a second wave of catastrophic attacks was imminent, including a possible attack involving weapons of mass destruction. In response, as Philip Mudd writes ... Published:10/16/2019 4:11:28 PM

[World] : Netflix stock spikes after subscriber growth bounces back, but executives admit competition will hurt the rest of the year Netflix Inc. announced the net addition of 6.77 million paying subscribers in its third-quarter financial results Wednesday afternoon, an about-face from the previous quarter, when it came up frighteningly short.
Published:10/16/2019 4:11:28 PM
[World] Martina Navratilova's loyalty to Trump-hating overlords

It can be inexplicable to witness the behavior of liberals as they appear fixated on their hatred for President Trump and conservatives in general and their apparent need to constantly publicly declare it.

But there is an explanation, at least in some of the very public cases of Trump Derangement ... Published:10/16/2019 2:10:08 PM

[World] Xi Jinping's Hong Kong dilemma

Shortly before the reversion of Hong Kong to Communist control, I took my family there one last time before what I expected to be the imposition of an Iron Curtain around that enclave of freedom on the fringes of mainland China.

I frankly thought that the “One Country, Two Systems” ... Published:10/16/2019 1:06:23 PM

[World] This Dollface Trailer Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Kat Dennings' Surreal New Hulu Comedy Dollface, Kat DenningsWith Dollface, Hulu's new comedy, a relatable web is woven with some surreal elements. The new series follows Jules (Kat Dennings), a young woman who lost herself to a relationship, and...
Published:10/16/2019 12:13:30 PM
[World] TAC Bookshelf: Back Again on the Road to Serfdom Here's what our writers and editors are reading this week. Published:10/16/2019 12:13:30 PM
[World] Mike Fisher praises Carrie Underwood: 'It really is amazing how she does it all' Carrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher shared a sweet message to social media admiring his wife for being able to balance touring and parenting.
      
Published:10/16/2019 10:35:49 AM
[World] Brokers are ‘gaming’ the system to erase customer complaints from a public website, a new report alleges Brokers have been asking for their complaint records on BrokerCheck to be wiped clean at soaring rates.
Published:10/16/2019 10:35:49 AM
[World] General News: How brutal trade wars are hurting European economies EU trade deficit jumps 53% in August on declining exports
Published:10/16/2019 10:06:00 AM
[World] Will and Grace and Baby?! The Big Final Season Twist Revealed Will & Grace, Will and GraceWill and Grace and baby?! The final season of Will & Grace got an early premiere date--it's taking Sunnyside's timeslot as of Thursday, Oct. 24--and with the news, came a brand-new...
Published:10/16/2019 8:34:38 AM
[World] Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel welcome baby boy Myles: 'We are overjoyed' Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel have welcomed a new baby, and will likely have Myles to go before they sleep.
      
Published:10/16/2019 7:04:47 AM
[World] Rivals in Democratic debate make clear they see Warren as the front-runner

In the October Democratic debate, the first to be held since Elizabeth Warren moved into the lead of many polls, she drew fire that she had largely escaped before. That illuminated both her strengths and her weaknesses.

Published:10/16/2019 7:04:47 AM
[World] Earnings Outlook: Tesla is about to show investors if it’s back on the road to profitability Tesla Inc.’s third-quarter results are a ‘fork-in-the-road moment’ for the company, which still promises profits and sales of nearly half a million vehicles by year-end.
Published:10/16/2019 6:05:30 AM
[World] The 2020 Candidates Bring a Lame Game Despite the chaos of Trump, Republicans are actually far more unified and effective than their opponents. Published:10/15/2019 9:00:59 PM
[World] More moderate Democrats attack Warren over paying for her healthcare plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces attacks on her healthcare plan from moderate rivals during the Democratic debate.

Published:10/15/2019 8:32:26 PM
[World] Drunkblogging the October Democratic Debate And then there were... twelve? When we last did this in September, ten of the Democrats' presidential contenders met the official rules to qualify for the debate stage. The result was an overlong three-hour debate which still left too little time for any one candidate to shine. Although to be fair, I'm sure the quality of the individual candidates had as much to do with that as the sheer number of them. So for tonight's debate, the DNC raised the goalposts, toughened the standards, lowered the limbo bar... and instead of ten qualifying candidates, we got... twelve. Yes, twelve. I swear, only the Democrats could enforce a stricter set of rules yet still let in more people. Here's tonight's lineup: Joe Biden (Consiglieri, Kyiv) Cory Booker (Revolt leader, Rome) Pete Buttigieg (Iowa [Previously Indiana]) Julián Castro (???) Tulsi Gabbard (Sole voice of sanity, Doomed) Kamala Harris (Ilsa, The Wicked Warden) Amy Klobuchar (Running for class president, ended up here by mistake) Beto O’Furry (King of Memes) Bernie Sanders (Chief Secretary, CPSU) Tom Steyer (Billionaire, bought himself a podium) Elizabeth Warren (So proud to live, so proud to die) Andrew Yang (Free Money Guy, Latenight Informercials) The tech gnomes tell me the autorefresh feature should be working, so no need to click the refresh button on your browser tab. The big show starts at 8pm Eastern. Now if you'll excuse me while I refresh my Bombay Sapphire martini, the drunkblog should go live in five... four... three... Published:10/15/2019 7:01:12 PM
[World] Hillary Clinton delusional about Donald Trump's election

There's a book you can buy on Amazon called "Hillary Clinton in Wonderland," a retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic with Hillary as the young heroine.

Sound far-fetched? It isn't. It's real, and it works because Mrs. Clinton has been in a fantasy world since she lost to Donald Trump ... Published:10/15/2019 6:01:28 PM

[World] Christmas Just Came Early Thanks to Netflix's Holiday Season Lineup Kristin Davis, Rob Lowe, Holiday in the WildIt's a Christmas miracle! Get excited, because Netflix has finally announced all of their fun and festive holiday movies and specials to keep you entertained over those cold winter...
Published:10/15/2019 5:32:45 PM
[World] As goes Bernie Sanders, so go the Democrats, toward nomination or deadlock

Bernie Sanders is the pivot point in the Democrats’ presidential contest.  Midway between the first- and second-tier candidates, which camp he joins will determine if this is a two- or a three-candidate race. Without overstatement: As goes Bernie, so go the Democrats — toward a conventional nomination or a deadlocked ... Published:10/15/2019 4:01:37 PM

[World] The Wall Street Journal: Major drug distributors in talks to settle opioid lawsuits for $18 billion Three major drug distributors are in talks to pay $18 billion to settle sweeping litigation brought by state and local governments blaming them for fueling the opioid crisis, people familiar with the discussions said, potentially marking a broad resolution to lawsuits that have shaken the pharmaceutical industry.
Published:10/15/2019 4:01:36 PM
[World] Sweet girl tells adoptive mom her 'heart fell in love' the first time they met A sweet girl told the story of how she felt when she first met her adoptive mom.
      
Published:10/15/2019 1:59:23 PM
[World] 'I was fired for not using transgender pronouns'

“Il n’y a pas plus sourd que celui qui ne veut pas entendre.”

I have been a French teacher for many years, so I can tell you what that phrase means, both literally (“No one is as deaf as the one who does not want to listen”) and in terms ... Published:10/15/2019 1:00:50 PM

[World] Government Should Work With, Not Break Up, Big Tech The tech companies have just as much incentive to protect digital consumers as the politicians do. Published:10/15/2019 12:29:07 PM
[World] Imposing fees on radio airplay

For years, the big record labels have pushed Congress to impose a new tax on the songs performed on local radio stations. The record labels have been hit financially by the disruption caused by the Internet, and they continue to lobby Congress to require local radio stations to bail them ... Published:10/15/2019 12:01:17 PM

[World] Project Syndicate: What you need to know about uprooting Ukraine’s corruption The Ukrainian people understand that corruption must be uprooted in order to build better institutions. The U.S. under Donald Trump is hardly in a position to lecture them.
Published:10/15/2019 8:59:08 AM
[World] Mark Hulbert: This transportation measure is far more upbeat than the Dow Transports Economists and Dow Theorists have worried about the poor showing of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and what it means for the economy.
Published:10/15/2019 4:29:24 AM
[World] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns 30, none the wiser

Happy birthday, happy 30th birthday, happy Oct. 13 birthday to you, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

America has a present for you: It's called the Constitution.

In between jetting off to Denmark for climate change activism and getting haircuts that cost a week's salary for the very type of downtrodden people ... Published:10/15/2019 3:57:11 AM

[World] The Moneyist: My dad is moving into a condo with his ‘lady friend’ — will he have to deplete his savings to pay for her health care? ‘He wants her to live out her life in the condo should he pass away before her.’
Published:10/15/2019 3:57:11 AM
[World] Gender Neutral Bathrooms and the Middle School Girl At the risk of upsetting prevailing sensitivities, a woman's argument for maintaining sex-segregated spaces. Published:10/14/2019 8:57:59 PM
[World] Why $2,467 could be the magic number for emergency savings Two economists crunched the numbers on more than 70,000 lower-income households.
Published:10/14/2019 8:26:35 PM
[World] Rand Paul Doesn’t Suffer Socialist Fashionistas Kentucky's junior senator takes on the collectivist moment, and his timing is perfect. Published:10/14/2019 8:26:35 PM
[World] Michael Douglas talks kids dating, shares advice from his 102-year-old dad, Kirk Douglas Michael Douglas spills all about his kids dating and the best advice he got from his 102-year-old dad Kirk Douglas.
      
Published:10/14/2019 6:54:38 PM
[World] Cuba Gooding Jr. to be arraigned amid confusion over number of accusers Cuba Gooding Jr. will be arraigned on Oct. 15, 2019, on the original misdemeanor groping charge plus a new misdemeanor sex crime still undisclosed.
      
Published:10/14/2019 6:24:38 PM
[World] Ranked-choice voting should be slotted dead last as election reform

Progressives are floating yet another election reform: Ranked-choice voting. It's an idea so bad, even some dyed-in-the-wool liberals reject it. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill expanding ranked choice voting because it is "overly complicated and confusing" and "deprives voters of genuinely informed choice."

In ranked-choice voting, voters ... Published:10/14/2019 5:54:22 PM

[World] Are hurricanes getting worse?

On September 20, Aylin Woodward and Morgan McFall-Johnson wrote a juicy article for Business Insider on Tropical Storm Imelda. Like every other slow-moving storm that hits that part of the Texas coast, it put large areas under water. And, like every one of these storms that stalls near Houston, flooding ... Published:10/14/2019 4:59:24 PM

[World] The use of chemical abortions is on the rise

The use of chemical abortion (sometimes referred to as “medical abortion”) is on the rise, and there is an alarming push to make it ubiquitous. A recent column for The New York Times advocates for abortion pills to be “everywhere.” But chemical abortion endangers women and ends the lives of ... Published:10/14/2019 2:55:52 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Facing the Bear'

After serving two years on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War, I went from serving on one of the largest ships in the world to one of the smallest, as I was assigned to a 100-foot Navy harbor tugboat at the American nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch, Scotland.

...
Published:10/14/2019 12:53:13 PM
[World] The Kurds and the Sticky Wicket of Foreign Entanglements Trump's decision to leave Syria is another lesson in losing sight of our nation's interests. Published:10/14/2019 12:29:45 PM
[World] Private-equity deals depress worker wages, study finds Private-equity deals result in workers seeing worse pay, and depending on whether the buyout target was public or not, less employment, according to a newly published study.
Published:10/14/2019 10:52:18 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stocks struggle for altitude amid trade-deal skepticism, global growth concerns U.S. stocks were little changed Monday morning as investors reevaluated the“phase-one” trade deal between the U.S. and China and monitored the latest developments in the Brexit drama
Published:10/14/2019 10:24:00 AM
[World] Deep Dive: This ETF can protect you from S&P 500 volatility and enhance your long-term returns The portfolio rules followed by the Trendpilot US Large Cap ETF would have led to market-beating returns over the past two boom-and-bust cycles.
Published:10/14/2019 8:24:19 AM
[World] Brussels, Not Boris, is Endangering Europe Now They bleat about a hard Irish border, but they're the ones who could be risking the return of paramilitary violence. Published:10/13/2019 9:50:53 PM
[World] Megan Fox shares sweet Disneyland Halloween photos of her kids with Brian Austin Green Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green shared a rare Halloween treat this weekend: photos of their three kids, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 5, and Journey, 3.
      
Published:10/13/2019 6:19:18 PM
[World] The wisdom of baseball's 'America First' attitude

You have to admire the chutzpah of a sports league that includes 29 American teams and one Canadian club but calls its final playoff round the "World Series."

Major League Baseball, now in the midst of its playoffs, doesn't quite possess the absurd pomposity of the NFL — there are ... Published:10/13/2019 5:49:25 PM

[World] Millennials should practice what they preach

Recently, on the Australian television program called “ABC Q&A,” Jordan Peterson was confronted by a young millennial with the following question.

“What is your answer to young people concerning some of the real big problems facing humanity like climate catastrophe? You talk so much about individual responsibility. Most of us ... Published:10/13/2019 3:49:23 PM

[World] Rep. Lee Zeldin on Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel Rhetoric, Bill to Oppose BDS Movement

Rep. Lee Zeldin and several of his House Republican colleagues are hoping to force a vote on a bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Published:10/13/2019 11:19:52 AM
[World] Democrats descend into Wonderland-like lunacy

If Democrats are Alice, and the rabbit hole represents a descent into Wonderland-like lunacy, then those on the left have certainly been picking up speed in their fall to the bottom for some time now.

Watch out, Mr. Hatter. There's competition for that there madness.

Out of the ... Published:10/12/2019 7:43:46 PM

[World] Mark Hulbert: Stock splits have dried up — why that’s not good for the market This key support for stock prices has fallen away, writes Mark Hulbert.
Published:10/12/2019 12:43:27 PM
[World] Fidelity cuts fees to $0 as it jumps on zero-commission bandwagon Fidelity Investments said that it is eliminating trading commissions, becoming the latest company to reduce brokerage fees to rock-bottom levels as rival investing platforms chase greater market share.
Published:10/12/2019 11:42:54 AM
[World] The Tell: The Elizabeth Warren stock-market correction will happen sooner than you think: RBC As a Warren nomination looks more likely, expect stock markets to react sooner than later
Published:10/12/2019 9:41:28 AM
[World] Personal Finance Daily: The best diet for treating depression and 8 weird things America’s happiest couples have in common Friday's top personal finance stories
Published:10/11/2019 5:37:56 PM
[World] Trump Today: Trump announces preliminary trade deal with China President Donald Trump says the U.S. and China reached a “substantial phase one deal” on trade, as stocks closed sharply higher Friday, with analysts giving credit to optimism over the U.S.-China trade talks.
Published:10/11/2019 3:36:44 PM
[World] The Turkey mess is everybody's fault

It’s easy, especially thousands of miles away, to jump onto the bandwagon of Turkey-blamers following its recent military incursion into Syria. However, Ankara has legitimate reasons for its actions. Its own national security as well as creating a sustainable solution for the Syrian refugee problem are at stake.

Turkey is ... Published:10/11/2019 3:08:54 PM

[World] 'Drag Queen Story Hour' shows what's gone wrong in America

Sometimes, a detached, calm response conveys more than intended. 

In the final presidential debate between Vice President George H.W. Bush and Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis in 2008, moderator Bernard Shaw of CNN began by asking this question:

“Governor, if Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable ... Published:10/11/2019 2:07:37 PM

[World] Columbus Day: Which markets are closed? Many market participants are hoping for a little quiet on this upcoming U.S. holiday after lots of stormy sailing.
Published:10/11/2019 11:06:13 AM
[World] Amber Rose and boyfriend Alexander Edwards welcome baby boy, Slash Electric Amber Rose is now a "Muva" of two! The model has given birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend Alexander Edwards.
      
Published:10/11/2019 7:04:15 AM
[World] London Markets: Brexit hopes fuel fresh rally for the British pound Optimism that U.K. and European leaders can reach an agreed deal for Britain to leave the European Union pushed the British pound higher for a second day.
Published:10/11/2019 6:34:36 AM
[World] It's un-American to tell China's critics to 'shoosh'

There's good reason for all those headlines and media sniping regarding the NBA's China brouhaha.

I had pretty much caved to my inner self to not write about the issue. Then, after reading the stories, the thunder struck the lightning bolt. Americans can be such hypocrites, and I couldn't be ... Published:10/10/2019 11:01:53 PM

[World] A Former Anglican Becomes a Saint This Sunday, Cardinal John Henry Newman will become the first Englishman to be canonized in 400 years. Published:10/10/2019 11:01:53 PM
[World] Donald Trump's Syria policy American people's choice

Message to the Swamp: American voters still are supposed to be in charge.

That means they get to decide who gets elected. For example, in 2016, they elected a man named Donald Trump. He is still the president. Go suck an egg if you don't like it.

It also means ... Published:10/10/2019 8:01:49 PM

[World] The Trump impeachment inquiry begins

President Trump's legal troubles are growing faster than the number of whistleblowers who are coming forward to testify before Congress.

The attorney representing the whistleblower, who broke the story about Mr. Trump's efforts to persuade the president of Ukraine to dig up dirt on his likely opponent in the 2020 ... Published:10/10/2019 7:01:51 PM

[World] Trump continues to deregulate, creating fairness and economic growth

For over two and a half years, President Trump has worked with his administration to reduce or eliminate burdensome regulations that stifle job creation, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In doing so, his policies have accommodated an economic boom that has significantly reduced unemployment, boosted wages for workers, and ushered in a ... Published:10/10/2019 4:01:14 PM

[World] Fake news in Europe threatens U.S. media integrity

"Fake news" is a term that has become all too commonplace. Sometimes we're talking about a genuine piece of disinformation. Other times, fake news means simply a news report with which a politician does not agree.

Outside the U.S., disinformation is very real and pervasive, not just a partisan talking ... Published:10/10/2019 3:00:39 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Everything Inside'

The title “Everything Inside” could not be more apt for this collection of eight short stories that expose the hidden machinery inside all of us — those intricate psychosocial cogs and wheels and power supplies that make us what we are. 

The people in these stories are Haitian, all members ... Published:10/10/2019 2:01:07 PM

[World] Liberals push to redo maps where Republicans hold majorities

Eric Holder may be the one person most responsible for the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The former Obama attorney general is not leading the inquiry and he most certainly is not the so-called whistleblower. Mr. Holder, however, is responsible for this partisan witch hunt because of his work ... Published:10/10/2019 1:07:43 PM

[World] 600 former EPA officials demand investigation into Trump administration over California threats

Nearly 600 former EPA officials have called for an investigation into President Trump's authority in response to threats from EPA targeting California.

Published:10/10/2019 12:02:04 PM
[World] Economic Report: Nonexistent inflation opens the door for Fed to cut interest rates further Consumer inflation in the U.S. was held in check in September by falling prices of gasoline and used vehicles, offsetting increases in rent and prepared foods. The low and stable rate of inflation gives the Federal Reserve the leeway to cut interest rates again.
Published:10/10/2019 9:28:52 AM
[World] Europe Markets: U.S.-China trade talks ice movement in European stocks European stocks struggled for direction on Thursday ahead of high level talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators as the impact of the trade war hit one major exporter.
Published:10/10/2019 4:30:54 AM
[World] STD surge shows national need for the Bible

There's a passage in the Bible that speaks to the reaping of what is sown. There's another passage in the Bible that warns that God will not be mocked. And there's yet one other bit in the Bible that tells how God, when ignored, mocked and resisted, will ultimately turn ... Published:10/10/2019 3:57:57 AM

[World] America Doesn’t Belong in Syria The war hawks will whine but we've been there long enough and must honor our commitments to Turkey. Published:10/9/2019 9:29:23 PM
[World] Nancy Pelosi allowing sham process to undermine impeachment

Let me see if I understand the Democratic position on impeachment: They have begun an impeachment inquiry because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says so. The House of Representatives has not authorized it.

Hearings are being held in secret and transcripts of interviews are not being released. The minority party cannot ... Published:10/9/2019 7:58:26 PM

[World] Adam Schiff and the tainted whistleblower complaint

The world now knows that a so-called whistleblower complaint has ignited a partisan fury in America. At the center of the controversy is the highly-partisan and often untruthful Rep. Adam Schiff. Based on what is known so far, because of the actions of Adam Schiff, in a just world, the ... Published:10/9/2019 3:01:37 PM

[World] Mark Hulbert: Why Oct. 9 is a day that lives in infamy among stock investors Two major stock market trend changes have occurred on this day since 2000, Mark Hulbert writes.
Published:10/9/2019 1:25:07 PM
[World] Opposing legal efforts to redefine 'sex' as 'gender identity'

If you haven’t heard about the U.S. Supreme Court case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, you soon will. Its outcome is likely to have a far-reaching impact on the rights of many Americans. It also happens to involve a situation and emotions I’m intimately ... Published:10/9/2019 12:53:06 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Social Media Upheaval'

Glenn Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Many people know him more directly for his Instapundit blog.

He was one of the earliest popular bloggers and continues to be one of the most successful. Before Moore’s Law delivered plentiful and cheap bandwidth unto us, many website ... Published:10/9/2019 11:53:04 AM

[World] Impeachment: The Democrats' chosen recourse to overturn 2016 election

The prospect of President Trump being impeached by the House of Representatives should not be surprising to people. Counter to conventional wisdom, this impeachment does not expose a corrupt president. Instead, it reveals the rot at the core of an establishment willing to abuse the system to overturn an election.

...
Published:10/9/2019 4:52:47 AM
[World] Outside the Box: This tax break for first-time home buyers could keep the housing market afloat Federal tax relief for new homeowners would help millennials and support prices, writes Sanjiv Das.
Published:10/9/2019 4:21:23 AM
[World] Why Trump Sort of Reminds Us of Charles De Gaulle The two are very different, but when we deconstruct his foreign policy, we find a lot of good gut instinct. Published:10/8/2019 8:19:55 PM
[World] To TDS-suffering liberals, Trump is 'Joker'

Liberals suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) have a whole new theory: President Trump is Joker.

The new hit movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has exploded onto the scene, splitting critics down the middle. Some think the new film featuring the comic villain origin story is worthless garbage, while the brilliant ... Published:10/8/2019 5:48:36 PM

[World] PACE helps provide answers for environmental challenges

The answers to the environmental challenges of the 21st Century aren’t top-down mandates or exploiting teenaged pawns for manipulating swing voters. In order to achieve a bold vision of a cleaner energy future, more cities and states need to move at the local level to advance upgrades that can protect ... Published:10/8/2019 3:47:56 PM

[World] NBA bowing to China reminds Democrats why America is great

“We have never been more divided than we are now,” seems to be the go-to, above-it-all line from the left since the election of President Trump, but occasionally, we find windows where we find common ground. The NBA provided that the other night by bowing down to its cash cow ... Published:10/8/2019 1:57:57 PM

[World] Is Reddit Deliberately Purging The_Donald? The online community credited in part for Trump's 2016 win is facing a ban over content ahead of 2020. Published:10/8/2019 12:19:36 PM
[World] Edward Snowden's true permanent record

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has published a memoir called “Permanent Record.”

I’ve not read his book and I probably won’t.

I recall the late conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Fox News criticizing Mr. Snowden’s video appearance live from Russia to a conference in America in 2014. He was offended particularly ... Published:10/8/2019 11:48:32 AM

[World] The Trump tweets that move Fed expectations aren’t the ones bashing Powell, Goldman Sachs finds Trump’s tweets about Jerome Powell did not move the market in a statistically significant manner.
Published:10/8/2019 7:21:05 AM
[World] Donald Trump, today's 'Peter Pumpkinhead' of politics

In 1992, the British band XTC released a song called "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" that was described by singer Andy Partridge as an ode to truth — a cynical-but-realistic look at somebody on Earth who ticked off the powers-who-be by outing their secretive, selfish, destructive and wicked deeds.

Someone, ... Published:10/8/2019 4:46:54 AM

[World] Donald Trump is Blowing It Instead of building a coalition and staying above his foes, he's recklessly sought revenge, and will pay for it. Published:10/7/2019 8:43:33 PM
[World] Dan Snyder's Washington Redskins and the sad lessons to learn

The Washington Redskins are a team, a team owned by a man who grew up rabidly cheering on the NFL team during its heyday in RFK Stadium. Having bought the team in 1999 after it relocated to Maryland, Dan Snyder has drawn heavy criticism on everything from his refusal to ... Published:10/7/2019 6:42:31 PM

[World] The Democrats and anti-Trump media's 'Twilight Zone'

A 1961 “Twilight Zone” episode starred Peter Falk as a Central American revolutionary whose paranoia eventually leads to his destruction. The dictator he has deposed tells him about a mirror given to him by “an old woman,” a mirror that will show him who’s plotting to assassinate him. The revolutionary ... Published:10/7/2019 5:42:30 PM

[World] Virginia Walden Ford hopes movie will open education opportunities for children

In the early 2000s, Virginia Walden Ford, a single mother in D.C.'s low-income neighborhoods, realized the importance of private school choice. Her youngest son, William, was falling in with the wrong crowd and struggling in the local public school.

"William began skipping school and getting into all kinds of trouble ... Published:10/7/2019 4:42:28 PM

[World] A tip for Mayor Pete Buttigieg

South Bend’s “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg spent the summer bolstering his progressive bona fides, releasing a set of labor law “reforms” he claims would boost paychecks and double union membership. But the mayor’s highest-profile policy proposal — a severe change in the payment system for tipped employees — has drawn opposition ... Published:10/7/2019 2:41:42 PM

[World] A shaman unnerves Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has deliberately cultivated the image of a macho guy, a man’s man, who fears nothing. He rides a stallion bareback; he dives for underwater treasure (and conveniently finds some). He fires assault rifles with deadly accuracy. Mr. Putin is tough. Do not mess with him.

A ... Published:10/7/2019 1:27:44 PM

[World] Jared Diamond’s Newest Book, In the Rough The legendary author of 'Guns, Germs, and Steel' has produced a genuine mess of a book. Published:10/7/2019 12:19:51 PM
[World] Key Words: Ex-national security officials praise Trump whistleblower, urge his or her identity be protected A group of former national security officials expressed their support for the anonymous U.S. official who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, even as Trump and his allies continued to try to discredit the whistleblower.
Published:10/6/2019 10:08:25 PM
[World] Congressional leftists engaged in just another sham with impeachment process

Congressional leftists have finally gone stark raving mad.

In the leftists' latest quest to destroy the president through impeachment, Americans know it's really "impeachment schmeachment."

In other words, they are engaged in just another sham.

As pathetic and awful as their hatred for President Trump is, worse still is their ... Published:10/6/2019 9:40:12 PM

[World] No Fair! Americans Pay Way More to Send Goods to China Why are we still slapped with a penalty for shipping products to a 'transitional country'? Published:10/6/2019 7:37:28 PM
[World] Joe Biden's Ukraine activity hurts campaign, middle-class image

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter may have been — say it with me — "exonerated!" for their activities in Ukraine, but Mr. Biden has not escaped damage. Indeed, the Ukraine imbroglio will likely prove fatal in a presidential race in which Mr. Biden was once ... Published:10/6/2019 5:36:49 PM

[World] The media's impeachment spin continues

The latest effort to impeach President Trump claims that he is calling world leaders asking for help in Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion hoax. The left-stream media, whose sources purport to be leakers from inside the White House, are reporting that Mr. Trump ... Published:10/6/2019 11:09:14 AM

[World] U.S. disputes North Korean claim that nuclear talks have broken down The top North Korean nuclear envoy said the talks had broken off “entirely due to the United States’ failure to abandon its outdated viewpoint and attitude.” Published:10/6/2019 3:32:53 AM
[World] Colin Jost Says He Misses Leslie Jones After Her SNL Departure Leslie Jones, Colin Jost Colin Jost misses his Saturday Night Live gal, Leslie Jones. Taking to Instagram on Saturday evening, the 37-year-old actor and comedian shared a heartwarming tribute post about the...
Published:10/5/2019 9:31:55 PM
[World] Democrats, please don't eat the babies

A woman at a town hall hosted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made national headlines when she said, in context of referencing the socialist congresswoman's signature Green New Deal, that what planet Earth called for — that what was needed in order to save planet Earth from utter environmental devastation — ... Published:10/5/2019 3:59:55 PM

[World] How Botham Jean's brother, Brandt, rose above resentment and rage

On Oct. 2, Brandt Jean, the younger brother of Botham Jean, who was shot and killed by the off-duty Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, shook the political landscape as well as our cultural assumptions of justice and jurisprudence.  

In one of the most moving moments seen in an American ... Published:10/5/2019 12:59:59 PM

[World] Outside the Box: The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars Auto-assembly workers are in a difficult position — fewer of them will be needed.
Published:10/5/2019 6:00:32 AM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Irony of Modern Catholic History'

I am like most American moms today. I spend more time in the minivan — driving kids to sports and other activities, running to the grocery store to get yet another gallon of milk — than I do in bed. One thing, though, makes me part of a far smaller ... Published:10/4/2019 2:55:58 PM

[World] The Democrats' impeachment distraction

Any impeachment proceeding — even one as flimsy as the one being pushed against President Trump — is the greatest possible distraction from his responsibilities. Mr. Trump’s inability to ignore even the slightest insult will multiply that effect a hundredfold, his responses lashing out on Twitter as they already are. ... Published:10/4/2019 1:57:45 PM

[World] Key Words: Salesforce founder Marc Benioff says ‘capitalism as we know it is dead’ Salesforce.com Inc. co-CEO Marc Benioff said that capitalism in America is under siege and could be dying because stakeholders want more than merely profits from their companies.
Published:10/4/2019 1:04:16 PM
[World] Cannabis Watch: Cannabis stocks rise for third straight day as vaping fears appear to ease Cannabis stocks rise for a third straight day Friday, buoyed by reports that vape sales are rebounding after being hit by the outbreak of a serious lung disease that experts say is directly tied to vaping.
Published:10/4/2019 12:24:13 PM
[World] Does Laughing With ‘The Joker’ Make You a Creep? That is what the PC wags are saying today, but there are many of us who will "get it" and not for the reasons you think. Published:10/4/2019 10:23:48 AM
[World] Capitol Report: Biden raises $15 million in the third quarter, trailing Sanders and Buttigieg’s hauls Presidential campaigns are starting to reveal their fundraising totals for the third quarter ahead of an Oct. 15 deadline, when figures must be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission.
Published:10/4/2019 8:03:09 AM
[World] Asia Markets: Asian markets quiet ahead of U.S. jobs report Asian markets were little changed in early trading Friday, as investors took a wait-and-see approach after Wall Street rallied late to snap a two-day losing streak.
Published:10/3/2019 10:19:58 PM
[World] D.C. runs up public money on adequate dog shelters as if well never runs dry

The idiots in City Hall are at it again, planning to spend the public's money as if they're Paris Hilton and drumming up other policies as if the public well will never run dry.

This all began anew this week, when the clock struck midnight to signal the end of ... Published:10/3/2019 9:49:08 PM

[World] Finally Ending the NCAA’s Abusive Wage Cartel College athletes can't earn a dime while their schools make billions. It's called a monopsony and it's a problem. Published:10/3/2019 9:20:39 PM
[World] Impeachment in search of a high crime

This is always the problem with "government first" kleptocrats. They are constantly coming up with "solutions" — sometimes "final" ones — and then they go off in search of a problem.

In this case, the government-firsters have an impeachment in search of a high crime or misdemeanor.

Originally, for President ... Published:10/3/2019 5:48:19 PM

[World] Why leakers pose such a danger to national security

A number of news networks faced criticism last month for running with a disputed story that the CIA had to exfiltrate a spy from Russia in part due to concerns about President Trump's mishandling of classified information.

It might surprise readers that, as a retired CIA officer, I do not ... Published:10/3/2019 2:48:39 PM

[World] Prime Minister Khan threatens nuclear jihad over Kashmir

Pakistan and India have fought three wars since the 1947 partition created the two states; two of the three were over Kashmir. None of those wars occurred when either country possessed nuclear weapons. 

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the United Nations on Sept. 29 and threatened to change that. ... Published:10/3/2019 1:48:42 PM

[World] Remembering Jessye Norman, Voice of a World-Weary Angel One of the great post-war classical singers was also courageous and eminently humane. Published:10/3/2019 12:22:45 PM
[World] Economic Report: Service side of economy grows at slowest pace in 3 years, ISM finds, adding to market gloom Service-oriented companies that employ the vast majority of Americans registered the weakest growth in September in three years, adding to a cacaphony of reports showing a broad slowdown in the U.S. economy.
Published:10/3/2019 9:16:52 AM
[World] Microsoft announces new laptop and tablets, but the real fun comes next year Microsoft Corp. provided a glimpse at its holiday slate on Wednesday, but company’s most exciting announcements won’t come into play for another year.
Published:10/3/2019 6:15:53 AM
[World] John Brennan's not-so-subtle sows of sedition

John Brennan put out a call to arms on Twitter for anyone with information on unlawful activities that may have been conducted by President Donald Trump to come forward and report it. Nice. Kind of like calling for a whistleblower movement, right?

He's digging for dirt and wants anyone ... Published:10/3/2019 4:50:11 AM

[World] Yes, the Deep State Really Does Exist Far from a conspiracy theory, it's a feature of our federal government, and it targets those who stand in its way. Published:10/2/2019 9:17:34 PM
[World] Democratic tactics undermine their case for impeachment

The House Democrats' position on impeachment remains intentionally murky. Ask any member of Congress where they stand, and their position is uniquely their own.

Keep in mind: The House of Representatives have not even voted to approve an impeachment inquiry. Why not? The most likely explanation is that the majority ... Published:10/2/2019 6:44:40 PM

[World] The political power debate about among those of faith looms large for Trump

The debate about political power and authority among those who profess the Christian faith has raged since the 1st century. In modern America, the debate raged throughout Jimmy Carter’s presidency and more recently through the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The debate now looms large for Donald Trump.

...
Published:10/2/2019 2:48:40 PM
[World] Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield tumbles below 1.60% as stock-market selling spurs haven demand U.S. Treasury yields fell sharply Wednesday as growing worries about the health of the American economy draws investors into government bonds at the expense of stocks.
Published:10/2/2019 2:48:39 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister'

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s 23rd prime minister, is in the midst of a re-election bid and political scandal. Three instances of him appearing in blackface or brownface — the last known one occurring in 2001, when he was 29 years old — have come to light. This has tarnished his public ... Published:10/2/2019 1:45:01 PM

[World] People who live in nursing homes are more likely to die after this surgery Frailty puts patients at a higher risk
Published:10/2/2019 1:45:00 PM
[World] Watch live: Trump holds press conference amid impeachment inquiry

Earlier in the day, Trump made comments to the media as he met with the president of Finland. He reiterated that he agrees a whistleblower should be protected, "if the whistleblower is legitimate."

Published:10/2/2019 1:13:03 PM
[World] The growing danger of choosing war as a routine instrument of policy

Much of establishment Washington has been stumbling over itself in recent days to convince President Trump to launch punitive military strikes against Iran on behalf of Saudi Arabia. That such action could suck the United States into an all-out war seems of little concern, and that carelessness should alarm every ... Published:10/2/2019 12:46:05 PM

[World] Hawks and Noninterventionists Are Both Getting China Wrong We should be wary of the geopolitical threat it represents, though that doesn't mean our government must take drastic action. Published:10/2/2019 12:16:19 PM
[World] Market Extra: Dow, S&P 500 on track for worst start to a quarter since 2008 financial crisis as recession fears accelerate U.S. equity markets are in a two-day tailspin that threatens to push the benchmark indexes to one of their worst starts to a quarter since the 2008 financial crisis.
Published:10/2/2019 12:16:19 PM
[World] Another alarm rings for the stock market, but there’s no reason to panic The manufacturing report was dismal, but more important is the health of service industries.
Published:10/2/2019 11:42:04 AM
[World] Spikes, electric fences and alligators: Here's what Trump reportedly suggested at the border

The New York Times has published a report describing a series of ideas President Trump allegedly raised with White House advisors in March regarding operations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Published:10/2/2019 11:13:12 AM
[World] Pompeo acknowledges that he was on Ukraine call between Trump and Zelensky

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo admitted Wednesday that he was on the phone call where President Trump asked Ukraine for help investigating his political rivals.

Published:10/2/2019 6:41:50 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Dow futures skid 170 points lower as Wall Street awaits ADP jobs report U.S. stocks are set to open lower on Wednesday ahead of a reading on private-sector employment that could help affirm the health of the domestic economy, after Wall Street was rattled Tuesday by the worst survey of manufacturing activity since 2009.
Published:10/2/2019 6:41:50 AM
[World] Idiocy or Perfidy? How We Get Hooked on Foreign Democracy Movements Ted Carpenter's new book raises important questions about who is wagging who. Published:10/1/2019 9:25:34 PM
[World] Simone Biles Shares the Reason Why She Refuses to Call Herself a ''Superstar'' Simone BilesMany will agree that Simone Biles is a household name. After becoming a four-time Olympic medalist and 14-time World Champion, the 22-year-old gymnast instantly reached celebrity status. However,...
Published:10/1/2019 7:47:41 PM
[World] Joe Biden, not Donald Trump, Democrats' Ukraine fall guy, some suspect

One huge question looms large over the so-called Trump-Ukraine scandal, and here it is:

Why would the Democrats go after President Trump for allegedly threatening to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine when their proposed 2020 standard-bearer did EXACTLY THE SAME THING — and is on tape admitting it?

There are ... Published:10/1/2019 6:40:20 PM

[World] Medicare must protect patients by providing access to safe, effective treatments

Contrary to what most Americans think, the drugs they’re prescribed at doctors’ offices and in hospitals are not all made in a carefully regulated, scrupulously maintained factory that meets the highest standards of drug safety. 

A lot of the drugs are made in compounding pharmacies. Two or more drugs are ... Published:10/1/2019 4:36:58 PM

[World] In One Chart: Here’s how the stock market tends to trade in the rest of the year after an ugly October start October is what we thought it was! That is to paraphrase the late Dennis Green, who back in 2006, famously declared of the NFL’s Chicago Bears they “are who we thought they were. And we let them off the hook.”
Published:10/1/2019 4:36:58 PM
[World] How talk of impeachment inspires talk of Hillary Clinton

How is the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry going to turn out? Well, we have already been through the impeachment inquiry, though it was called by another name. It was called the collusion inquiry, and it turned out as most conservatives said it was going to turn out.

They said there was ... Published:10/1/2019 1:37:03 PM

[World] Bausch shares slide on suit against Novartis unit Sandoz over blockbuster drug patents Bausch Health Cos. Inc. shares slid more than 9% Tuesday, after the company said it is filing a lawsuit against Novartis AG unit Sandoz for infringing patents that protect the company’s blockbuster drug Xifaxan 550 mg tablets, a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
Published:10/1/2019 1:37:03 PM
[World] In memorializing Jamal Khashoggi, Washington Post gives platform to Erdogan

It has been a year since the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Mr. Khashoggi wore many professional hats throughout his career, one of which was as a freelance online blogger for Washington's other newspaper -- I believe it's called the "Post?"

In the time since Mr. ... Published:10/1/2019 12:36:40 PM

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[World] What Did Erdogan Know About the Khashoggi Murder Plot? A closer look reveals that Turkish intel heard the Saudi plotters days before the journalist's grisly death. Published:10/1/2019 12:09:14 PM
[World] A manufacturing downturn could still hurt the U.S. economy, but not trigger a recession as in the past From the 1950s through the 1970s, the manufacturing sector was the ship propelling the U.S. economy, but that ship has sailed which means the recent slowdown in factory activity is unlikely by itself to trigger a recession.
Published:10/1/2019 11:17:42 AM
[World] Economic Report: U.S. manufacturers experience worst month since Great Recession, ISM finds American manufacturing posted the biggest contraction in September since the end of the 2007-2009 recession, reflecting a slowdown in the U.S. and global economies made worse by a tense U.S. trade war with China.
Published:10/1/2019 9:36:38 AM
[World] Superyacht maker Ferretti embarks on $1.2 billion float Their yachts have been favored by some of the world’s rich and famous, from Bridgit Bardot and Sophia Loren in the 1960s and 1970s to George Clooney and Jude Law today.
Published:10/1/2019 7:36:07 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: WTO says trade flow growth to be slowest since financial crisis World trade flows are set to increase at the weakest pace since the global financial crisis in 2019 as tariffs rise and the global economy cools, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday.
Published:10/1/2019 5:36:13 AM
[World] Rule of law giving way to hyperpartisanship

Once upon a time, America was a recognized leader among the governments of the world for a colorblind system of justice that included due process, a presumption of innocence until proven guilty, and a basic common law, common sense right to face one's accuser in a court of law.

We're ... Published:10/1/2019 4:33:50 AM

[World] D.C. overspends on bureaucracy, not student achievement

When President Bill Clinton signed legislation that established federal control of the District's budget (which was drowning in red ink), bureaucracy and legislative authorities (who had allowed the ink to flow), there was but one rule of thumb: Do not believe the numbers.

The D.C. Public Schools' budget has a ... Published:9/30/2019 10:09:04 PM

[World] The Hazards of ‘Normalizing’ Impeachment Regularly removing presidents would curb their powers, but the partisanship would be perilous. Published:9/30/2019 8:34:01 PM
[World] Happy retirement, Speaker Pelosi

Impeachment or bust!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has valiantly fought the war on crazy long enough. She tried her best to be the sane, adult centrist in her party — no easy task for a lifelong politician from San Francisco.

In the end, it was too much. She has given ... Published:9/30/2019 6:01:33 PM

[World] James Madison's timeless advice for Congress

America’s Founders lived well before the advent of social media, but that doesn’t mean they were unfamiliar with some of the more negative tendencies of our digital public square — particularly the problem of factions.

Consider The Federalist Papers. They were instrumental in shaping public understanding of the Constitution before ... Published:9/30/2019 5:01:05 PM

[World] NewsWatch: It would take 1,000 years for the average employee to earn what their CEO makes in just one, study says The Institute for Policy Studies report coincides with Bernie Sanders’s income inequality tax proposal.
Published:9/30/2019 4:01:22 PM
[World] Is ending human life the answer to 'climate change?'

Exaggerated claims and fearmongering to push a political narrative isn’t a new tactic, which explains how the thoughtful, former House Speaker Paul Ryan became a caricature in a campaign ad pushing an elderly women over a cliff or how President Lyndon Johnson blew up a virtual 3-year-old girl in the ... Published:9/30/2019 3:01:36 PM

[World] Ukraine, a political rerun for Democrats

Back when reruns were a staple of summer programming, television networks aired repeats of their programs, giving viewers another opportunity to see what they had already seen. Democratic politicians are now conducting their own version of reruns.

The same bunch who brought us the failed Russian “collusion” story, the sliming ... Published:9/30/2019 2:01:10 PM

[World] Someone has to be paying for the tariffs, and it's China

There has been a lot of media coverage speculating that the biggest loser in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war is the American consumer. Headlines screaming that not China but Americans are paying tariffs through higher prices are everywhere. Journalists speculate the tariffs are costing Americans upwards of $1,000 a year. 

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Published:9/30/2019 1:00:54 PM
[World] Margaret Atwood’s Latest is a Poor Woman’s Handmaid’s Tale It's a bad thriller that's thoroughly uninterested in exploring its own ideas. Published:9/30/2019 12:01:17 PM
[World] London Markets: Here’s what Goldman Sachs says a Brexit deal would do to British pound, U.K. stocks Markets are pricing in an increased chance of Britain reaching a deal with the European Union to exit the region in an agreed manner by the end of the month, even if it’s not immediately obvious how such a deal could come off.
Published:9/30/2019 9:38:48 AM
[World] Currencies: Like it or not, the U.S. dollar is cementing its role as a global safe haven The U.S. dollar’s rally this week in the face of rising domestic political uncertainty underlines the currency’s credentials as a haven.
Published:9/30/2019 7:31:57 AM
[World] Market Extra: When does a ‘wall of worry’ become a ‘wall of fear’ for stock-market investors? The pathway forward for Wall Street and risky assets is becoming more perilous.
Published:9/30/2019 5:37:06 AM
[World] Europe Markets: European stocks set to close quarter with stronger gain than U.S. European stocks on Monday were on track to end the quarter with a mild gain, capping three months of turmoil on the political and economic front.
Published:9/30/2019 4:31:02 AM
[World] Liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Editor's note: This is the last of a four-part series exploring the need for America to transform from a culture of brokenness to a culture of life.

Our Founding Fathers knew that without the Creator, the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness would not be absolute.

As ... Published:9/29/2019 9:56:45 PM

[World] Dining car gets axed on tax-eating Amtrak

There are many reasons to opt for taking Amtrak over flying or driving to your destination: the high costs, the surly service, and, above all, the frisson of excitement that comes from not knowing when — heck, even what day — you may arrive. Still others have an even more ... Published:9/29/2019 8:55:37 PM

[World] Gaming China’s Total Surveillance State The government is cracking down for tomorrow's 70th anniversary celebrations. But even Big Brother has limits. Published:9/29/2019 8:28:51 PM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Google faces more antitrust scrutiny over new internet protocol Congressional antitrust investigators are scrutinizing plans by Google to use a new internet protocol, concerned that it could give the company a competitive advantage by making it harder for others to access consumer data.
Published:9/29/2019 5:27:20 PM
[World] Denial of reality could become a Democratic campaign slogan

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump for allegedly asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responded: “Facts be damned. Democrats are insisting this is their moment to impeach President Trump. Speaker Pelosi’s ... Published:9/29/2019 11:52:51 AM

[World] Economic Preview: Slowing but still-strong U.S. job market keeps economy going in turbulent times Trump impeachment talk, China trade tensions, drone strikes in Saudi Arabia, a messy “Brexit” — it’s all enough to sour Wall Street and Main Street on the U..S. economy’s future.
Published:9/29/2019 9:26:49 AM
[World] Beauty company must pay FTC $1.76M for falsely labeling products as organic and vegan — how NOT to get duped A brand sold at Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters ‘harmed consumers,’ the FTC said.
Published:9/28/2019 4:21:47 PM
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