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[World] Deep Dive: 25 dividend stocks selected for value by an outperforming money manager John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator provides a special screen of dividend stocks for MarketWatch readers.
Published:8/22/2019 1:58:49 AM
[World] Texas Republicans facing a challenge in 2020

Every two years, Democrats and reporters talk about Texas turning blue. Indeed, Texas is the great blue hope for Democrats.

In 2018, Democrats made significant gains in Texas. This was caused by a killer combination: U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke raised and spent a record $80 million, which benefited Democrats ... Published:8/21/2019 11:29:52 PM

[World] Don’t Kill the Umps! If baseball wants to replace an institution with a robot, then the fans need to take their bats up and revolt. Published:8/21/2019 9:08:28 PM
[World] An Iranian tanker and international tensions

Six weeks ago, Britain sent 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando to board and impound the Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker, which then changed its name to the Adrian Darya 1 before being released, but that is not the only mystery surrounding this operation. 

The Gibraltar authorities had sent a ... Published:8/21/2019 6:27:04 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: Gotti's Boys'

Much has written about the late Cosa Nostra Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, and there have been several films made about him.

In Anthony M. DeStefano’s “Gotti’s Boys: The Mafia Crew that Killed for John Gotti,” the author recounts the well-known Gotti story, quoting liberally from other books on ... Published:8/21/2019 4:25:05 PM

[World] Cryptos: Here’s what bitcoin’s relationship with the stock market and gold looks like over the past 90 days The world’s No. 1 cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has enjoyed a very loose relationship with other assets during its brief history, but that could be changing a recent chart shows.
Published:8/21/2019 1:59:42 PM
[World] More spying and lying from the Trump administration

While most of us have been thinking about the end of summer and while the political class frets over the Democratic presidential debates and the aborted visit of two members of Congress to Israel, the Trump administration has quietly moved to extend and make permanent the government’s authority to spy ... Published:8/21/2019 1:35:01 PM

[World] U.S., Israeli Commandos Train to Rescue a ‘Hijacked’ Ship The emergency training exercise supposedly had nothing to do with current tanker tensions with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. Published:8/21/2019 1:35:01 PM
[World] Capitol Report: Trump’s trade war will cost households nearly $600 by 2020, CBO estimates Tariffs come with a price for American households, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday, as President Donald Trump made his latest assertion the U.S. was “doing great” in its trade deals with China and other nations.
Published:8/21/2019 1:35:01 PM
[World] How Pill Middlemen Like CVS Are Bilking the Health Care System The outrage mob is out for the giant pharmacy, and conservatives should feel no need to defend. Published:8/21/2019 12:25:16 PM
[World] Cannabis Watch: This woman in cannabis made an early bet on the sector that has paid off Cassandra Farrington, co-founder and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily, is surprised by how quickly the new legal sector has grown into a $12 billion industry.
Published:8/21/2019 9:59:11 AM
[World] The Ratings Game: Square just had its best month ever for Cash App downloads, analyst says Square Inc. continues to gain steam with its consumer-facing Cash App.
Published:8/21/2019 5:58:27 AM
[World] Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention

The moment The Wall Street Journal article appeared revealing President Trump was mulling over the idea of the United States buying Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory in the Atlantic, ankle-biters began to mock the idea.

But this usual panic from the jealous chattering class once again reveals the Democrats and ... Published:8/21/2019 3:21:50 AM

[World] These Hongkongers Are Not ‘a Few Violent Thugs’ Day by day the protesters reflect a greater cross section of the island, which is making China more desperate to put them down. Published:8/20/2019 9:26:41 PM
[World] New York Times falls from 'newspaper of record' to joke

There was a day, not so very long ago, when one newspaper shone brighter than all others: The New York Times.

The Gray Lady each day gathered up "All the News That's Fit to Print" as it ruled over the journalistic world, becoming the "newspaper of record" in America. If ... Published:8/20/2019 6:19:22 PM

[World] BDS hides behind free speech to dodge accountability

The House of Representatives recently voted 398-17 to reject the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions effort against Israel. Against this lopsided vote, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar offered a resolution defending BDS as an exercise of free speech by Americans. We strongly support free speech, but BDS supporters often use free speech ... Published:8/20/2019 5:26:03 PM

[World] Norquist Praises Trump's Comments on Indexing Capital Gains Taxes Published:8/20/2019 4:54:22 PM
[World] The United States is not like the rest of the world on gun control

If you’re an American, how you think about guns is usually related to three factors: What part of our country you grew up in; what you learned from your parents, relatives and friends; and whether you served in the military. Whether you or your family may have also been a victim of ... Published:8/20/2019 4:19:55 PM

[World] Personal Finance Daily: 19 ways to lower your electricity, water and cable bills, and teens will love this car — except it tells their parents if they speed or break curfew Tuesday’s top personal finance stories
Published:8/20/2019 3:50:53 PM
[World] Beto O'Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand's 'progressive' fantasies about guns

The idea that Americans have a constitutional right to own and possess firearms appalls today’s progressives. They believe that if they could just rid the nation of guns, then armed robberies, gang violence, mass shootings, rape, violent crime and maybe even suicide would vanish and we could all live peacefully ... Published:8/20/2019 3:20:37 PM

[World] Woodstock, the last word

Well, all the palaver about the 50th anniversary of Woodstock has finally shut down. The reminiscences, the brave statements, the claptrap about how beautiful we all were — it is over. Now the Woodstockians can get back to their retirement communities, their gerontologists, their rehab centers yet again. 

Apparently I ... Published:8/20/2019 1:19:09 PM

[World] Social Security is already in trouble — a payroll tax cut would only worsen it The Obama administration approved a similar plan in 2011 and 2012, but reimbursed the program
Published:8/20/2019 12:48:46 PM
[World] Why Kamala Harris is not ready for prime time

Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris is attacking Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan, reportedly telling donors in the Hamptons this weekend that she has “not been comfortable with Bernie’s plan.”

The only problem? Sen. Harris co-sponsored Sen. Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation last year. At the same event, she also ... Published:8/20/2019 12:20:15 PM

[World] A Sycophant, Not a Statesman Mike Pompeo has succeeded at winning Trump's good graces, but does it matter if the policy is so bad? Published:8/20/2019 12:20:15 PM
[World] The Tell: Here’s why the bond market isn’t as worried about a recession as you think Some investors say the recent decline in Treasury yields may not be indicative of a looming economic slowdown.
Published:8/20/2019 12:20:14 PM
[World] Cartier, Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands could suffer up to a 60% hit in Hong Kong if protests continue Luxury brands could see sales in Hong Kong decline 10% to 60% compared to last year if protests continue through the end of 2019, Cowen data shows.
Published:8/20/2019 10:20:17 AM
[World] With rivals heading to California, Biden eyes New Hampshire

Joe Biden will have the nation's first primary state essentially to himself as his top rivals jockey for attention from hundreds of Democratic officials gathered in San Francisco for the party's last national meeting before presidential voting begins in February.

Published:8/20/2019 9:31:39 AM
[World] Need to Know: A ‘massive make-or-break moment’ has arrived for the S&P 500 Our call of the day says the summer swoon is over and the S&P 500 is ready to revisit all-time highs reached before August’s wild trading days.
Published:8/20/2019 6:19:09 AM
[World] In de Blasio's New York, resisting arrest has unfortunate consequences -- for the arresting officer

You had to pity New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill as he defended his firing of white Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death five years ago of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who had resisted arrest.

Commissioner O'Neil unburdened himself of his angst while leading a televised ... Published:8/20/2019 5:16:58 AM

[World] Federalism is making a difference on Western lands

It seems in vogue for politicians to propose ever-expansive federal environmental agendas, as if individual freedom and state governance were passe. Witness the one-upmanship on presidential candidates' environmental agendas or the "Green New Deal," which massively increases the federal government's size and scope without doing much to improve the environment.

Published:8/19/2019 10:23:42 PM
[World] Does Male Suffering Matter? For some, the idea of the male 'victim' is a unicorn, but as Wesley Yang's book shows, this vulnerability is as real as it gets. Published:8/19/2019 8:15:01 PM
[World] Tackling surprise medical billing with arbitration

Has this happened to you? You visit the hospital for a procedure or perhaps for an emergency. You have insurance and while your deductible is higher than you’d like, you think you’re going to be okay, financially speaking. Then later, when you’re recuperating at home, you get an enormous bill ... Published:8/19/2019 7:14:46 PM

[World] When illegal aliens break the law

Local officials who try to obstruct federal immigration enforcement should be condemned for endangering the public, while those who assist the federal government in ridding their communities of dangerous, criminal aliens should be commended.

Contrast the latest horrific news from Montgomery County, Maryland, a sanctuary jurisdiction, with what’s happening in ... Published:8/19/2019 4:13:19 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Debunking Howard Zinn'

Ever wonder why 31-year old pro-quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other young people became so alienated from the freest, most generous nation in the world?   Could recent generations be “learning” things that just aren’t so? The answer is “yes.”

As the New Criterion’s estimable Roger Kimball wrote, Howard Zinn’s “‘A ... Published:8/19/2019 3:16:43 PM

[World] Trump: 'Vote for me, or else'

During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”

Never mind.

The question for next year’s election is whether the insulter-in-chief can use the same tactic to win a second ... Published:8/19/2019 1:12:35 PM

[World] Ensuring that the Endangered Species Act works

On August 12, the Commerce Department’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced rules changes to the implementation of regulations pertaining to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973.

The Endangered Species Act  was last reauthorized in 1988. Why the prolonged delay ... Published:8/19/2019 12:17:38 PM

[World] Is Big Necessarily Bad? Antitrust cannot be used as a cudgel based on size. There are other ways of whacking at corporate excess. Published:8/19/2019 12:17:38 PM
[World] The Margin: The relatable reason why the ‘tooth fairy’ is leaving less money under the pillow these days Parents share their going exchange rate per tooth — which has dropped almost 50 cents.
Published:8/19/2019 10:43:57 AM
[World] Ashley Graham posts nude photo revealing stretch marks days after pregnancy announcement Ashley Graham is getting lots of praise for a nude photo she posted on Instagram. Her post comes just days after she announced her pregnancy.
Published:8/19/2019 9:14:06 AM
[World] Need to Know: Cheap money could deliver big fourth quarter for stocks, but it’s just delaying the inevitable, strategist warns Sounds like it’ll be raining jobs, growth and profit across the U.S. for the foreseeable future, if White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has it right. But, really, how long can it last and what happens when the easing stops?
Published:8/19/2019 6:42:24 AM
[World] Next Avenue: These midlife entrepreneurs share the secrets to their success If you’re thinking about starting a business after 50, you’ll want to hear what some of these entrepreneurs did.
Published:8/19/2019 5:43:43 AM
[World] Europe Markets: After three down weeks, Europe stocks start higher Europe stocks on Monday started the week in an upbeat frame, as government officials across the globe discussed how the world economy could avoid a sharp downturn.
Published:8/19/2019 2:41:13 AM
[World] Take time to reflect on the meaning of your life

A friend of mine died this weekend. Gene was a gentleman in his early 80s who lived life to the fullest.

Death comes to us all.

Every. Single. Person.

So it's critical that we ponder our own approaching death from time to time, reflect on the meaning of life and ... Published:8/18/2019 8:08:31 PM

[World] Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls Those who argue against Trump's immigration policies by looking abroad are in serious error. Published:8/18/2019 7:38:16 PM
[World] Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney should blame gunman, not law-abiding gun owners for shooting

It really takes uncommon depravity for someone to use a tragedy such as a shooting to score political points. It is a level of disregard for human life that the vast majority of decent people in America cannot comprehend.

Yet, we seem to have a political stage full of such ... Published:8/18/2019 7:08:54 PM

[World] Matt Gaetz Goes to Washington Is a boisterous Republican backbencher the future of American foreign policy? Published:8/18/2019 7:08:54 PM
[World] Human beings aren't defined by their desires or appetites

The July 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal contains a debate between David French (attorney and writer for National Review and columnist for Time) and Marci Hamilton (professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former clerk for Sandra Day O’Connor). 

The pro and con exchange was on the issue ... Published:8/18/2019 4:07:45 PM

[World] Where to Watch the Cast of Euphoria While You Wait for Season 2 Euphoria, ZendayaIt only been two weeks since Euphoria's first season finale, and the comedown is still so real. Sure, the breakout HBO hit will be back for a second season next year, but who can wait...
Published:8/18/2019 12:39:36 PM
[World] NewsWatch: My husband of 11 years wants to buy a house in his name only — and named the child from his first marriage his beneficiary ‘What should I do to enforce my right as his WIFE to make him put my name on the deed of this new house?’
Published:8/17/2019 11:01:26 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stock-market investors rattled by bond market’s recession warning — here’s what’s next The bond market sent a warning, and this time the stock market listened. Investors will be looking for clues in the week ahead that policy makers are listening, too.
Published:8/17/2019 7:01:44 AM
[World] How to play the trade war’s worst-case scenario The first step is to understand the short- and long-term consequences of China’s actions.
Published:8/17/2019 5:28:34 AM
[World] Personal Finance Daily: Friday's Personal Finance Stories
Published:8/16/2019 3:57:20 PM
[World] Of cows and men

Are dairy cows dangerous contributors to climate change or victims of toxic masculinity?

Perhaps they’re both, if you accept hysteria over cow-emitted methane, along with the sexual politics of feminists at a taxpayer-funded university.

It’s well known that the “Green New Deal” promoted by Democratic Party ingenue Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ... Published:8/16/2019 2:24:56 PM

[World] Joe Biden strategy: Hide and seek to avoid gaffes?

Friends and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden have been gently suggesting to him and to campaign officials that perhaps he should make fewer campaign appearances, thus lessening the likelihood of Mr. Biden making more high profile gaffes, as he did repeatedly last week in Iowa.

Iowa is the ... Published:8/16/2019 1:24:56 PM

[World] Why the $1.45 Trillion F-35 Still Can’t Get Off the Ground Is there any hope of salvaging something from this 17-year nightmare? Published:8/16/2019 12:25:56 PM
[World] Futures Movers: Oil on track for weekly gain, but trims rise after downbeat OPEC outlook Oil futures rise Friday, putting crude on track for a winning week, but trim gains after OPEC lowered its outlook for crude-demand growth due to a global economic slowdown.
Published:8/16/2019 9:23:29 AM
[World] Cannabis Watch: Canopy Growth slides 14% to drag broader cannabis sector lower as earnings disappoint Canopy Growth shares slid 8% Thursday, after the world’s biggest cannabis company reported a more than billion Canadian-dollar loss for its latest quarter and missed revenue estimates, dealing another blow to the troubled sector.
Published:8/16/2019 6:25:53 AM
[World] This 31-year-old made $700,000 selling stuff online without any inventory ‘Two years ago, I couldn’t afford a taxi,’ says independent online retailer Christopher Wane
Published:8/16/2019 4:17:08 AM
[World] Disney experts wanted: Happiest Place on Earth is looking for 2020 Moms Panel. (Dads, too) Disney know-it-alls are asked to apply to for the Moms Panel. Dads and the childless can also apply. If chosen, panelists get a free vacation.
Published:8/15/2019 11:21:34 PM
[World] U.S. States Deny They Were Hacked by the Russians Shocker: the media ignores the fact that there's no serious evidence of widespread election systems tampering. Published:8/15/2019 9:01:24 PM
[World] Jeffrey Epstein suicide story unbelievable, truth being held back

It's not that something is rotten in this Jeffrey Epstein suicide-in-a-federal-jail-cell story that is oh, so slowly unfolding on Park Row in Manhattan.

It's that everything about it is rotten.

Why haven't we seen video or photos of his cell and the area surrounding it to ascertain whether someone entered ... Published:8/15/2019 7:21:33 PM

[World] Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly and the feds

Federal authorities shouldn't be alarmed, but they should be mindful following the probe into the Jeffrey Epstein death case: R&B crooner R. Kelly isn't doing too well.

Imprisoned as he is in isolation in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the accused sex offender's attorney says he is "miserable."

If the name ... Published:8/15/2019 6:20:31 PM

[World] National sovereignty interests clash among world powers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump operate quite distinctly, both ideologically and stylistically.

For instance, Mr. Modi is an ardent Hindu nationalist who projects the image of an ascetic unconcerned or even disdainful of worldly possessions. Mr. Trump, on the ... Published:8/15/2019 3:19:02 PM

[World] Bond Report: 30-year Treasury yield breaks below 2% Treasury yields extend their decline on Thursday as the whole U.S. government bond yield curve slipped below 2% level.
Published:8/15/2019 2:50:42 PM
[World] Trump's trade war economy

President Trump's trade war economy is tanking, with growth rates sinking into Obama-era levels and the U.S. stock market in a nose dive.

The nation's economy was growing by little more than 2.1 percent in the second quarter, levels reminiscent of former President Obama's lackluster economy. U.S. core inflation has ... Published:8/15/2019 1:19:46 PM

[World] In praise of Republican tax cuts

President Ronald Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 38 years ago this week at Rancho del Cielo, his ranch in the mountains outside of Santa Barbara, California. The bipartisan legislation was the largest tax cut in the history of the United States of America at the time. 

Published:8/15/2019 12:18:42 PM
[World] Sophie Turner Calls Joe Jonas the "Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Me" in Birthday Tribute Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, 'Chasing Happiness' film premiereHappy birthday, Joe Jonas! The Jonas Brothers band member turned 30 on Thursday, and several of his famous family members celebrated his big day on social media. "Happy 30th...
Published:8/15/2019 11:47:40 AM
[World] U.S. Bullies Its Way Into Dispute, Moves to Seize Iranian Tanker British Gibraltar ordered the ship's release to ease tensions. Washington wasn't having any of it. Published:8/15/2019 11:19:19 AM
[World] Dogs are dying from blue green algae: What pet owners need to know Exposure to blue-green algae can be deadly, as some types of algae can kill dogs as soon as 15 minutes to an hour after drinking contaminated water.
Published:8/15/2019 8:46:59 AM
[World] Is the British Empire Largely Misunderstood? A new book examines the cherry-picking involved in the modern castigation of imperialist countries. Published:8/14/2019 9:49:01 PM
[World] China poses public health threat to U.S.

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has rightly earned worldwide attention, as the two largest economies in the world place tariffs on specific goods.

China's military continues aggressive actions in the South China Sea and a violent crackdown against Hong Kong could come any day.

Below the surface, ... Published:8/14/2019 7:47:45 PM

[World] Putting working-class issues front and center

On the heels of the second round of Democratic primary debates, many observers and media outlets rightfully pointed out that while the candidates on the stage in Detroit continuously claimed that they would fight for working-class Americans, they failed to address the issues that really matter to working people. 

As ... Published:8/14/2019 5:16:31 PM

[World] When the cure for surprise medical billing is worse than the problem

Americans are increasingly frustrated by what they perceive as inaction by both parties in addressing the mess that is the U.S. health care system. And surprise medical billing is one of its most frustrating problems. This is when a patient treated at a health care facility — usually in an ... Published:8/14/2019 1:43:13 PM

[World] CROSSTALK: Trump should send Sam Nunn to Moscow

Nowadays it is hard for anyone much under the age of 50 to imagine, but once upon a time the threat of nuclear war and the prospect of planetary extinction were things people actually worried about. Backyard bomb shelters, duck and cover in the classroom, LBJ’s ... Published:8/14/2019 1:12:37 PM

[World] The Second Amendment is imperiled like never before

Throughout history, we have seen at warp speeds dramatic political winds cause major shifts in public policy, public sentiment and in the behavior of politicians.

The temperance movement in a few short years gained political traction enough to usher in a constitutional amendment that prohibited the manufacture, sale and consumption ... Published:8/14/2019 11:45:56 AM

[World] Cannabis Watch: Cannabis stocks slammed as Dow sinks, Tilray slides 12% after earnings disappoint Cannabis stocks were mostly lower Wednesday, weighed down by pressure in the broader markets after the yield curve inverted and a steep selloff in Tilray shares following earnings.
Published:8/14/2019 9:45:50 AM
[World] 'The Hunt' movie reveals just how far liberals' derangement will take them

After the horrors of mass shootings at Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, the nation is finally having a conversation about more than guns. This is a welcome turn of events. For a generation, politicians and their obsession with banning firearms have made it impossible to discuss the multitude of ... Published:8/14/2019 4:40:02 AM

[World] Europe Markets: Europe stocks trade lower as German economy contracts Europe stocks traded lower in early action on Wednesday after data showing the Continent’s largest economy contracted.
Published:8/14/2019 2:45:37 AM
[World] The Revival of European Identity Politics It isn't just nationalism—subnational groups are reasserting themselves, posing a challenge to the clumsy EU. Published:8/13/2019 9:38:59 PM
[World] Rot of journalism ethics at New York Times has turned into leftist cancer There’s not a single journalist, dead or alive, who hasn’t missed a story, made a mistake or mangled a quote. It comes with the territory of writing history’s first draft on deadline, with the consolation that there’s a new story and new chance tomorrow. But a certain editor at The New York Times cannot be... Published:8/13/2019 9:09:56 PM
[World] Democrats tagging Trump as white supremacist a losing strategy

Desperate Democrats have apparently decided that the way to win in 2020 is to paint President Trump as a racist, perhaps even a hood-wearing, torch-carrying grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Democrats appeared ready to thunder to Election Day with a "Russia, Russia, Russia" war chant, but former ... Published:8/13/2019 7:40:50 PM

[World] Julián Castro to Trump: 'In El Paso, Americans were killed ... because they look like me'

In an ad to run on Fox News, presidential candidate Julián Castro addresses President Trump, blaming him for stoking "the fire of racists."

Published:8/13/2019 6:12:37 PM
[World] Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy: He is still alive

The name Jeffrey Epstein has taken up most of the bandwidth in news outlets since last Saturday morning, when we were told his lifeless body was found in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell in New York. Epstein was being housed there pending trial on sex-trafficking charges.

Much of the coverage ... Published:8/13/2019 4:39:25 PM

[World] Trump Today: Trump touts China talks as he hits brakes on some tariffs President Donald Trump touted what he said was a “very good call with China” on Tuesday, as he moved to delay tariffs on Chinese cell phones, laptops and other consumer items.
Published:8/13/2019 3:08:11 PM
[World] Brexit has changed everything, even the wind

The weathervane above Downing Street has recently swung due west toward America, although the one above Parliament seems to be stuck pointing at Europe, so It probably needs some new parts to replace the rusty old ones. 

Britain’s new trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said, “Negotiating and signing exciting new ... Published:8/13/2019 2:37:59 PM

[World] The presidential choice in 2020

Even President Trump’s staunchest supporters wince at times over some of his tweets. But in deciding whether to vote for him in 2020, those who ignore his success with the economy and defeat of the ISIS caliphate and instead focus on his comments might keep in mind what many of ... Published:8/13/2019 1:37:19 PM

[World] Military Spending: Ignoring the $738 Billion Elephant in the Room Congress just passed a budget that blows the doors off the deficit and Pentagon budget levels. So where are the presidential candidates? Published:8/13/2019 12:07:21 PM
[World] Democrats, the party of dirty language

I was traveling with candidate Trump during the 2016 campaign, and we spent a night at the Trump National Doral Miami. I had to leave early to get back to Washington, and so I took a taxi the next morning from the hotel to the airport.

In the course of ... Published:8/13/2019 11:40:11 AM

[World] The Moneyist: My husband of 11 years wants to buy a house in his name only — and named the child from his first marriage his beneficiary ‘What should I do to enforce my right as his WIFE to make him put my name on the deed of this new house?’
Published:8/13/2019 11:32:50 AM
[World] Metals Stocks: Gold drops from a more than 6-year high as U.S. delays some tariffs on China, schedules further trade talks Gold futures turn lower on Tuesday, marking a sizable decline from their highest intraday levels in more than six years, after the U.S. announced that it would delay tariffs on some Chinese goods and scheduled further talks in an effort to resolve the trade dispute between the two nations.
Published:8/13/2019 10:07:55 AM
[World] Dole Baby Spinach recalled in 10 states over salmonella fears Anyone with bags dated Aug. 5 should toss them.
Published:8/13/2019 9:37:10 AM
[World] Economic Report: Higher gasoline prices, rent boost cost of living in July, CPI shows, but U.S. inflation still mild American households paid more in July for goods and services such as gasoline and rent to nudge inflation higher, but not enough to arouse any worries or discourage the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates again soon. The consumer price index rose 0.3% in July
Published:8/13/2019 7:40:15 AM
[World] 'Christians in the Mirror' a sober, somber reminder of how good Americans have it

In America, religious persecution against Christianity means fighting the American Civil Liberties Union for the right to read a Bible at lunchtime in school.

In Iraq, or Sudan, or India, religious persecution means fighting to worship Jesus without being beheaded. Or bombed. Or tossed off buildings. Or left an ... Published:8/13/2019 4:38:37 AM

[World] Equinox could experience lasting damage from the anti-Trump boycott, while other companies have escaped unscathed In light of anti-Trump backlash to the luxury fitness company, experts weigh in on what it takes for a company to bounce back from a boycott.
Published:8/13/2019 4:38:37 AM
[World] Liam Hemsworth Confirms Split From Miley Cyrus: "I Wish Her Nothing But Health and Happiness" Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Saint Laurent Mens Spring Summer 20 ShowLiam Hemsworth is speaking out following his breakup with Miley Cyrus. The Hunger Games star took to Instagram late Monday to address the speculation surrounding his split with the...
Published:8/12/2019 11:42:39 PM
[World] Senate's rejection of SAFE Act may be blessing in disguise

Let's get something straight: Fair elections and safe and secure elections are not the same.

Generically speaking, fair elections in the United States mean federal, state and local yokels cannot arbitrarily decide who can and cannot vote.

For example, U.S. immigrants with Spanish or Spanish-sounding names cannot be denied the ... Published:8/12/2019 9:33:10 PM

[World] Is the U.S. Economy Headed for Another Recession? There's been panic this month over tariffs, currency, and the 'inverted yield curve.' Here's what it really means. Published:8/12/2019 8:33:14 PM
[World] A Trip to Sicily With a Jersey Girl Places like Sciacca and Calamonachi have well preserved their native culture. So why have we Americans struggled to do the same? Published:8/12/2019 8:05:38 PM
[World] The New York Post: Jeffrey Epstein reportedly hanged himself with bedsheet Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his Lower Manhattan jail cell with a bedsheet wrapped around his neck and secured to the top of a bunk bed, The Post has learned.
Published:8/12/2019 7:08:21 PM
[World] Union pension underfunding is bankrupting the PBGC's Multiemployer Program

A new report from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) shows that the private union pension crisis is only getting worse, and now Congress is poised to make it worse still.

Not only are many multiemployer pension plans rapidly approaching insolvency, but the situation is so bad that even the ... Published:8/12/2019 6:33:17 PM

[World] None dare call it 'conspiracy'

After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, investigators discovered that the lone man assigned to guard the president, John Parker, had abandoned his post to watch the play from an adjacent box at Ford’s Theatre. Worse, at intermission, Parker adjourned to a nearby saloon to have drinks with some friends. It ... Published:8/12/2019 4:33:14 PM

[World] NewsWatch: How Hong Kong clashes could wallop the U.S. stock market Protests in Hong Kong that have persisted for the past two months could eventually deliver a lasting blow to U.S. markets, strategists and experts tell MarketWatch.
Published:8/12/2019 4:01:38 PM
[World] : Uber closes at record low as losses, hiring freeze continue to weight on stock Uber Technologies Inc.’s tough times as a public company continued Monday, with the stock posting its lowest close yet.
Published:8/12/2019 3:33:20 PM
[World] Democrats mock and deride a slowing economy

World economic growth is slowing, and a global recession may be in the making. Rational and compassionate people look at a recession as bad news, but not wealthy “comedian” Bill Maher, who wants a recession in his belief that it would cause voters to get rid of President Trump.

A ... Published:8/12/2019 1:32:19 PM

[World] How Trump breaks incumbent norms

President Trump remains unique, fitting neither boom nor bust of normal incumbency campaigns. 

All re-elections are referendums on the incumbent, and in that 2020 is nothing unusual in being one on Mr. Trump. Where 2020 differs is that Mr. Trump currently does not exhibit the traits of being solidly re-elected ... Published:8/12/2019 12:32:14 PM

[World] Joaquin Castro Takes a Page Out of Mussolini’s Playbook The Democratic candidate's Twitter posting of a Trump donors list was an attack on classical liberalism and pluralism. Published:8/12/2019 12:04:19 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Dow falls more than 200 points as U.S.-China trade worries and Hong Kong unrest weigh Stocks were retreating Monday, building on the previous week’s decline on lingering worries over U.S.-China trade tensions and continued unrest in Hong Kong.
Published:8/12/2019 11:01:10 AM
[World] Tax Guy: How to protect your savings if you or a family member requires long-term care The average cost for a semi-private nursing home room in 2018 was $245 a day or $89,425 a year.
Published:8/12/2019 10:30:48 AM
[World] Cannabis Watch: CannTrust stock slides 26% after regulator says another facility is breaking rules Troubled Canadian cannabis company CannTrust Holdings Inc. said Monday it has received a report from Health Canada informing it that its manufacturing facility in Vaughan, Ontario is noncompliant with certain regulations, sending its battered stock down 25%.
Published:8/12/2019 9:30:05 AM
[World] Europe Markets: European markets gloomy on Trump trade war tweets Investors remained skeptical of a resolution to the U.S.-China tariffs dispute as the U.S. President referred to a “ripoff”
Published:8/12/2019 6:59:13 AM
[World] Bond Report: Treasury yields extend plunge as geopolitical tensions heat up Treasury prices rise Monday, pushing yields lower, as protests in Hong Kong underline the worsening geopolitical backdrop across the world.
Published:8/12/2019 6:33:48 AM
[World] Next Avenue: ‘Netiquette’ tips for responding to death and grief on social media Not everyone wants to learn about the death of a loved one on Facebook. Here are some common sense rules.
Published:8/12/2019 4:01:17 AM
[World] L.A.'s Green New Deal polarizes voters in a district haunted by environmental disaster

L.A. City Council candidates John Lee and Loraine Lundquist are competing to represent a Valley district affected by a methane leak in Aliso Canyon.

Published:8/12/2019 12:33:00 AM
[World] Radical Indoctrination: Coming to a Public School Near You California is out front with a diploma that requires lessons in cis-heteropatriarchy, black LGBTQIA, and hip hop resistance. Published:8/11/2019 8:02:41 PM
[World] Trade war is raising the risk of U.S. recession, Goldman Sachs warns The trade war with China is having a greater effect on the U.S. economy than expected, and the risk of recession is rising, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Sunday.
Published:8/11/2019 6:34:39 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Predicting what happens next in stocks will get trickier this fall when markets navigate a roller coaster of big events But rather than call it quits, investors may want to stay invested in stocks as the barrage of potentially market-moving events kick off, from China tariffs to Brexit to central bank meetings, which could yield more global interest rate cuts
Published:8/11/2019 4:02:14 PM
[World] Celebrity breakups of 2019: Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, more who have called it quits Not every celebrity couple get their "happily ever after." Here are the heartbreaking splits of 2019.
Published:8/11/2019 9:58:13 AM
[World] Dear Donald Trump, please read -- a surprise medical billing that needs rapid fixing

Talk about surprise medical billing.

In April of 2008, my husband suffered a heart attack that required emergency medical helicopter transport from one local hospital to another. The bill for the helicopter trip was $12,000; after insurance, our out-of-pocket was a modest $2,000.

The times, they sure have changed, though. ... Published:8/11/2019 7:24:32 AM

[World] How 'thuggish' China is endangering U.S. diplomats in Hong Kong

China's foreign ministry on Friday blasted State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus. The day before, Ms. Ortagus called China a "thuggish regime."

The State Department's harsh words were in response to Chinese targeting of an American diplomat stationed in Hong Kong and her family. Relations between Beijing and Washington have markedly ... Published:8/10/2019 2:24:14 AM

[World] ‘Did You Kill Anyone?’ Isn’t the Toughest Question Writer and veteran Scott Beauchamp reinterprets his war service through the lens of a contemporary culture critique. Published:8/10/2019 2:24:14 AM
[World] Mark Hulbert: As stock markets skidded early this month, company insiders boosted their buying The share of firms for which net insider buying from officers and directors is positive climbed as the Dow industrials skidded more than 1,000 points.
Published:8/9/2019 7:51:54 AM
[World] London Markets: British stocks spared heavy losses by plunging pound as U.K. economy shrinks London stock markets were spared heavy losses on Friday by a plunge in the pound after data showed the U.K. economy contracted in the second quarter for the first time since 2012.
Published:8/9/2019 6:48:11 AM
[World] Buy This, Not That: It’s time to ditch the smartphone: The best alarm clocks for every type of sleeper The scary reason you should stop using your smartphone as an alarm clock
Published:8/9/2019 5:14:18 AM
[World] Student safety must be on back-to-school lists

There's a tendency during back-to-school season to focus on the tangibles.

You know — clothing and uniforms, antibacterial wipes, backpacks, two packs of No. 2 pencils and four packs of Crayola crayons. Off-brand crayons are a no-no.

Much of the stress on you and your wallet, though, is eased as ... Published:8/8/2019 10:12:15 PM

[World] When Free Speech Clashes With Trans Power A library that gave space to a feminist with the 'wrong ideas' found out the hard way that inclusivity has its limits. Published:8/8/2019 8:43:21 PM
[World] America is a violent country, with or without guns

Mass shootings have become so endemic to American life that we have begun to categorize them in ever more arcane ways to tell them apart.

The shootings at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in late 2017, which killed some 26 people, were instantly dubbed the "worst mass shooting in ... Published:8/8/2019 7:18:25 PM

[World] MarketWatch First Take: Lyft and Uber are giving investors what they want, which is bad for the rest of us Ride-hailing companies Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. are starting to give investors what they want, which is gradually showing up in their earnings results, but consumers are paying the price.
Published:8/8/2019 7:18:25 PM
[World] Condemning racism, bigotry and white supremacy

President Trump blamed racism and white supremacy this week for the mass slaying of at least 22 people at a shopping center in El Paso, Tex.

The murders were allegedly committed by a 21-year-old man who had written a racially-charged manifesto about “the Hispanic invasion,” — a militaristic term often ... Published:8/8/2019 6:11:34 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Last Pirate of New York'

I loved Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone” when I was a teenager in the 1960s.

One episode I recall was “The New Exhibit,” in which Martin Balsam portrayed the curator of “Murderer’s Row” in a wax museum who later goes mad. The TV program opened with the curator speaking to ... Published:8/8/2019 5:11:34 PM

[World] Uber lost more than $5 billion in three months, and the stock is getting punished Uber Technologies Inc. shares plunged 12% in the extended session Thursday after the ride-hailing service reported a whopping $5.24 billion loss.
Published:8/8/2019 3:45:31 PM
[World] Why Washington should get behind Facebook's Libra

Few things unite Democrats in Congress, the Trump administration and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell like opposition to Facebook’s Libra. Instead, they should get behind the new cryptocurrency by crafting effective regulation.

Washington’s grievances are that it could instigate financial instability and become a vehicle for drug dealers and terrorist ... Published:8/8/2019 3:10:39 PM

[World] Deep Dive: 20 companies, including Amazon and Chipotle, that are getting more profitable as sales improve Earnings season is turning out to be better than expected — many companies are having their cake and eating it too.
Published:8/8/2019 3:10:38 PM
[World] Acknowledging President Trump's robust economy

“The economy, stupid!”

— Clinton Strategist James Carville

In 1992, the economy was bad. James Carville’s quote on a sign in the campaign offices of Gov. Bill Clinton was a reminder to his staff. He wanted them to stay focused on the economy. It worked for the challenger as a ... Published:8/8/2019 2:10:34 PM

[World] Judging Brett Kavanaugh A new book reveals the truth about his confirmation battle and the unsung heroes therein. Published:8/8/2019 1:40:00 PM
[World] Judging Tim Kavanaugh A new book reveals the truth about his confirmation battle and the unsung heroes therein. Published:8/8/2019 12:09:38 PM
[World] Democrats, it's time to 'whittle the field'

Robert Wolf, the founder and CEO of the investment firm 32Advisors and a former economic aide to Barack Obama, recently took to "Fox & Friends" to say to Democrats running for president in 2020: Hey guys, it's time to "whittle the field."

Agreed. Heartily agreed.

"If you're not showing yourself ... Published:8/8/2019 5:08:07 AM

[World] When Religious Bigotry is Repackaged as #ChristianPrivilege The latest Twitter campaign seeks to silence those who practice the faith—and it won't stop there. Published:8/7/2019 9:50:29 PM
[World] El Paso, Dayton shootings: Avoid a rush to judgment in the fight against evil

The horrific news that more than 30 people were senselessly murdered over this past weekend in El Paso and Dayton has deeply affected all of us. These are acts of domestic terrorism that cannot be explained or understood.

The families of the victims are experiencing sudden grief and unimaginable loss. ... Published:8/7/2019 9:11:17 PM

[World] How BH90210 Honored Luke Perry Luke Perry, Beverly Hills, 90210BH90210 is finally here, featuring the main cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 reuniting for a fictional fan convention in the midst of fictional but also reality-inspired personal problems....
Published:8/7/2019 9:11:17 PM
[World] Cannabis Watch: Marijuana-REIT stock falls after second-quarter earnings Innovate Industrial Properties Inc. shares fell more than 2% in the extended session Wednesday, after the company reported earnings.
Published:8/7/2019 7:35:36 PM
[World] Macaulay Culkin's Reaction to Disney's Home Alone Reboot Will Make You Say ''Ya Filthy Animals'' Home Alone, Macaulay CulkinKeep the change, ya filthy animals! Disney recently announced a Home Alone reboot and Macaulay Culkin had some thoughts. On Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the studio was...
Published:8/7/2019 7:06:59 PM
[World] Sorry, AOC: Mitch McConnell’s facing much nastier threats than you are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slamming Sen. Mitch McConnell over a social-media photo of teen boys being jerks with a life-size AOC cardboard cutout. McConnell, meanwhile, has had to put up with lefties calling for his death from just outside his house. The vaguely pro-gun-control mob outside the McConnell residence Sunday night carried signs like... Published:8/7/2019 7:06:59 PM
[World] A trailblazing moment for the energy industry

In just over two-and-a-half years, we have seen a boon in American energy production. On the one hand, that should not be much of a surprise. As Republican nominee, Donald Trump promised as much. But on the other hand, the rise in American-generated power has not been as much from ... Published:8/7/2019 5:05:47 PM

[World] Lyft stock spikes after earnings report, but turns around as insider share sales move closer Shares of Lyft Inc. spiked as much as 11% in after-hours trading Wednesday following a surge in sales and a forecast for stronger annual revenue, but the gains quickly cooled after the company said insiders would be able to sell their shares earlier than expected.
Published:8/7/2019 4:35:26 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Global macro trader who nailed the 2008 crisis says next 3 months mark ‘edge of the cliff’ for markets—and ‘we’re there right now’ The former GLG global macro hedge-fund co-manager, who was among the few investors that predicted and profited amid the 2008 financial crisis, told MarketWatch in a Wednesday interview that the current set up prevailing in markets has led him to a grim forecast for the economy and markets.
Published:8/7/2019 4:04:41 PM
[World] Mass murders are a symptom

Politicians and pundits are promoting familiar explanations, excuses and demands following the tragic mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. From more gun laws, to blaming President Trump, conservative talk radio and Fox News, we’ve heard it all before.

A manifesto thought to be linked to the El ... Published:8/7/2019 1:05:58 PM

[World] A few words about guns and personal liberty

Last weekend’s mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have produced a flood of words about everything from gun control to mental illness to white nationalism. Most of those words have addressed the right to keep and bear arms as if it were a gift from the government. ... Published:8/7/2019 12:03:21 PM

[World] Go West, Young Man, and Forget D.C. The politics of division might reign in our major cities. But in places like Jackson, hospitality and communal spirit are alive and well. Published:8/7/2019 12:03:20 PM
[World] 'Pretty Little Liars' star Troian Bellisario feels like a cow, but says breastfeeding is 'an honor' "Pretty Little Liars" actress Troian Bellisario got real on Instagram for World Breastfeeding Week about her breastfeeding journey with her daughter.
Published:8/7/2019 11:04:25 AM
[World] As Barneys files for bankruptcy, here are the best ways to find a designer deal Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor have tried to lure customers amid rising rents and competition from online retailers.
Published:8/7/2019 8:32:41 AM
[World] Real Housewives of Atlanta's Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley Are Back Together Just One Month After Split Porsha Williams, Dennis McKinleyWell, that was quick. After calling it quits in late June, Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley are giving their relationship another go. In fact, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star...
Published:8/7/2019 8:02:21 AM
[World] European stocks rise as U.S.-China tensions cool and the yuan stabilizes European stocks moved higher on Wednesday as tensions between the U.S. and China eased and the yuan held steady.
Published:8/7/2019 5:32:38 AM
[World] Trump Didn’t Start the Fire Rather that acknowledge the complexities that led to El Paso and Dayton, exploiters let the republic burn. Published:8/6/2019 9:29:14 PM
[World] Trump blows it big time after mass shootings

There's a fundamental flaw in the "slippery slope" argument from both the left and the right.

Whenever the discussion comes up about banning late-term abortion — even the "partial-birth" procedure, in which a doctor sucks the fetus's brain out of its skull, sometimes while partly through the mother's birth canal ... Published:8/6/2019 6:29:27 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: ''Emperors of the Deep'

There are goals, and there are death-defying goals. “I want to shift the perception of sharks from cold-blooded underwater predators to evolutionary marvels that play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans, because this is the only way I know how to protect the species and ... Published:8/6/2019 5:29:28 PM

[World] Forecaster of the Month: If Trump backs off, the economy will take off again, award-winning forecaster says President Donald Trump may “tariff” the U.S. into a recession that could have been avoided, says economist Ryan Sweet of Moody’s Analytics.
Published:8/6/2019 4:58:53 PM
[World] How China violates international law with impunity

Dark clouds continue to hang over the horizon. The mariner weather lore, “red sky in the morning, sailors (fishermen) take warning,” resonates sharply due to China’s high pressure drilling operations located in Vanguard Bank, inside Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Last month’s Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) South ... Published:8/6/2019 3:59:41 PM

[World] 'How left will they go?'

After a week of watching the Democrats in debate I ask myself, how far to the left are the Democratic presidential candidates going to take their party? 

I have been told on solid authority that they are going to insist at the next debate that participants address each other as ... Published:8/6/2019 2:00:24 PM

[World] Bond Report: U.S. government bond yields dip near lowest level in more than 2 years U.S. Treasurys on Tuesday dipped back to near their lowest levels in years after a well-bid note auction at 1 p.m showed little let up in demand for safe haven U.S. debt and China’s central bank restrained the yuan’s fall to its lowest point in a decade amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.
Published:8/6/2019 2:00:22 PM
[World] China trade fight seen dragging on through 2020 in threat to economy, Trump reelection The White House’s escalating trade fight with China is increasingly likely to drag on through the 2020 election, handicapping the U.S. economy and potentially endangering President Trump’s re-election.
Published:8/6/2019 1:28:13 PM
[World] The Lone Treaty Holding U.S. and Russian Nukes in Check is About to Expire New START covers 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons. It needs to be extended, even without the Chinese onboard. Published:8/6/2019 12:29:14 PM
[World] In One Chart: Check out this chart before blaming videogames for gun violence in America When it comes to video games causing gun violence in America, one expert told the New York Times in the wake of the shootings over the weekend in Dayton and El Paso that “the data on bananas causing suicide is about as conclusive.”
Published:8/6/2019 11:57:26 AM
[World] Rewarding the status quo

It is a matter of deep concern that our long-serving politicians and bureaucrats are more comfortable continuously reviewing problems, rather than resolving them. 

Coverage and criticism of the White House move to use tariffs as a much-needed bludgeon to force Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador to take the necessary ... Published:8/6/2019 11:28:58 AM

[World] Cannabis Watch: Aurora Cannabis rallies and lifts cannabis stocks after offering revenue guidance Aurora Cannabis shares rally as much as 14%, helping to pull the cannabis sector higher Tuesday, with the recovery in broader markets following Monday’s rout adding to the move.
Published:8/6/2019 10:57:21 AM
[World] Tim Mullaney: This time could be different: Trump might not back down and calm the markets It looks like the wheels may really be coming off the bus this time, since Donald Trump doubled down last week on his threats to impose tariffs on Chinese goods.
Published:8/6/2019 9:59:06 AM
[World] BookWatch: Fixing our national parks’ funding crisis may mean some sites must close The National Park Service has a $12 billion maintenance backlog.
Published:8/6/2019 8:56:49 AM
[World] Why shooters shoot

Democrats would have it believed — fervently wish and hope and dream that it could be believed — that every time a horrendous shooting takes place in this country, it's due to the existence of the Second Amendment. Or to the existence of President Donald Trump.

But the reasons for ... Published:8/6/2019 8:01:41 AM

[World] Threading the Baltimore needle

Smart tailors and seamstresses learn very early that threading a needle is difficult if the thread is ragged.

That's why, whether stitching by hand or machine, they first moisten the end of the thread so it glides through.

Politicians and community members determined to "fix" Baltimore need to be mindful ... Published:8/5/2019 9:54:24 PM

[World] Trump on Syria: “We’re Rapidly Pulling Out” His commanders are scrambling for reasons to stay, but conditions on the ground favor the president. Published:8/5/2019 9:54:23 PM
[World] ‘For 45 years people have been trying’: The oft-repeated time frame in Trump’s false claims President Trump often insists his accomplishments happened after 45-year political stalemates, even when they didn’t. Published:8/4/2019 3:12:35 AM
[World] Democrats, in a field of 24, still have nobody

If anything can be gleaned from watching the Democrats debate, it's this: President Donald Trump doesn't have much to worry about when it comes to his reelection.

Democrats, after all these months, even with all these candidates, still have nobody for president. There's no break-away; there's no front-runner.

There's no ... Published:8/3/2019 4:10:29 PM

[World] The Wall Street Journal: White House weighs Sept rollout of health plan to contrast with Democrats’ ideas The Trump administration is considering releasing its long-promised health-care plan in the fall as part of a campaign strategy to offer an alternative to Democratic candidates who back Medicare for All, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Published:8/3/2019 2:09:44 PM
[World] Mark Hulbert: If the stock market is irrational, what do you call the bond market? It’s even crazier.
Published:8/3/2019 1:41:38 PM
[World] Project Syndicate: What the Democrats should say about economic growth The question for Democrats is: How can the U.S. boost productivity growth, in a sustainable fashion, while also sharing the benefits of that growth much more broadly across the income scale and all geographic regions?
Published:8/3/2019 10:42:32 AM
[World] Debate questions that might shed some light

Democratic presidential contenders have 10 more debates to go, starting up again in September. 

Here are a few suggested queries to liven things up and educate viewers:

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicates that nearly 1 million people will have crossed illegally into the United States just within ... Published:8/2/2019 5:04:45 PM

[World] This Reader’s Digest Editor Was One Tough, Conservative Cookie Bill Schulz, who died July 22, wasn't afraid to publish articles taking down government boondoggles in America's most accessible magazine. Published:8/2/2019 4:03:41 PM
[World] See Scott Disick & Kourtney Kardashian Have a Candid Conversation About His Girlfriend Sofia Richie Scott Disick, KUWTK S17What's eating Scott Disick? "I want you and Sofia to be comfortable," the Flip It Like Disick star tells ex Kourtney Kardashian in this dynamic new promo video from Keeping Up...
Published:8/2/2019 2:33:22 PM
[World] Outside the Box: American democracy should represent only American citizens, period Change the apportionment of seats to the House of Representatives from being based on the number of persons in a state (citizens plus non-citizens) to the number of citizens alone, writes James Campbell.
Published:8/2/2019 2:33:22 PM
[World] 'Yes to nationalism, no to imperialism'

Yoram Hazony’s breathtakingly counterintuitive book, “The Virtue of Nationalism” (Basic Books), corrects a simple but colossal mistake: The Nazi monstrosity, he argues, did not result from nationalism but from imperialism. Hitler aspired not to make Germany great in education, justice and industry, but to create a thousand-year Reich (empire) and ... Published:8/2/2019 2:03:37 PM

[World] There’s Something About Marianne Whatever her Oprah-era spiritual beliefs, the Democratic candidate is telling some big truths. Published:8/2/2019 12:08:18 PM
[World] Upgrade: 6 ways you can score free stuff from Amazon The retail giant gives away everything from snacks to books to movies — if you know where to look.
Published:8/2/2019 8:31:23 AM
[World] Jessica Simpson slammed for allowing her 7-year-old daughter to dye hair Jessica Simpson posted a photo on Instagram of her 7-year-old daughter's new hairdo. She was immediately mom-shamed in the comments.
Published:8/2/2019 7:00:25 AM
[World] Trump administration plans to reduce the size of loans people can get through FHA refinancing ‘People really started using their homes as ATMs, and when the market plummeted they ended up upside-down.’
Published:8/2/2019 5:00:53 AM
[World] Next Avenue: New technologies that could make your memory sharp again Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation shows promise for improving memory loss.
Published:8/2/2019 4:00:31 AM
[World] Elizabeth Warren and where she stands on public education

If you've figured out the nitty-gritty of Elizabeth Warren's plans for public education, please — puhleeze! — let a sister in on it.

The senior senator from Massachusetts doesn't have much to say for herself, considering she teaches law school and kicks the costs of the can labeled "Forgive Them ... Published:8/1/2019 9:58:42 PM

[World] When We Were Nuclear Inspectors Those heady days of Cold War and arms control are over, and so is the landmark INF treaty, which expires today. Published:8/1/2019 9:28:53 PM
[World] Tulsi: A Living Reminder of Iraq’s Liars and Apologists Gabbard calls out the betrayers; Dems try to forget their heroes Mueller and Biden are among them. Published:8/1/2019 9:00:11 PM
[World] Remembering a lifetime of friendship with Bill Schulz of Reader's Digest Magazine

Among the pictures posted by William Schulz's family on the funeral parlor's website last week, one went straight to my heart: a young, smiling, shaggy-haired Bill Schulz sitting on my family's back porch in Carmel, New York. In his lap is the scruffy family dog named Lady Muttley.

Who but ... Published:8/1/2019 8:36:21 PM

[World] After Hours: Brixmor and former executives charged with accounting fraud by SEC, Justice Department The Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department filed charges on Thursday against four former top executives of Brixmor Property Group, accusing them of fraudulently manipulating an earnings metric to achieve Brixmor’s publicly-issued growth targets.
Published:8/1/2019 4:57:39 PM
[World] CNN Democrat debate treats candidates like pundits

At some point in the past decade or so, CNN's domestic network pivoted from news programs to talk shows. Where once CNN's anchors called on the cable network's impressively wide network of domestic and foreign correspondents to provide reporting and analysis, they now convene in-studio Council of Trent-size panels that ... Published:8/1/2019 4:39:48 PM

[World] Choosing a new intelligence chief

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats is leaving his post after two-and-a-half years of in-fighting with President Trump, who still says Russia didn’t interfere in the nation’s 2016 election.

Mr. Coats, a former U.S. senator, was widely respected in Congress and throughout the intelligence community. But he and Mr. Trump ... Published:8/1/2019 3:46:48 PM

[World] Trump Today: Trump ramps up China trade war as he heads to Ohio rally President Donald Trump ramped up his trade war with China on Thursday, threatening new tariffs in a move that sent stocks plummeting.
Published:8/1/2019 3:46:48 PM
[World] Ryan Lochte Admits He's ''Not the Same Person'' After Years of Personal Turmoil Ryan Lochte, Hakkasan Las VegasRyan Lochte is diving head first into the world of competitive swimming, 14-months after being banned from competing. Fans of the Olympic gold-medalist will recall that the father-of-two...
Published:8/1/2019 3:30:12 PM
[World] Media bias and the gun control debate

Media bias has a huge impact on the gun control debate. The entire debate would be dramatically different if at least three points about mass public shootings ever got coverage: Shootings keep occurring in places where civilians are banned from having guns, almost any modern firearm can be used to ... Published:8/1/2019 1:31:16 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip'

This is former investigative journalist Jeff Guinn’s fifth book, and the second one with the word “road” appearing in the title. The other, his maiden venture as an author, was “The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple,” dealing with the murderous left-wing cult leader who put Kool-Aid back ... Published:8/1/2019 12:30:36 PM

[World] Democrats: Back to Being the ‘Amnesty and Abortion’ Party Their left-leaning primary debates could turn the eventual nominee into another George McGovern. Published:8/1/2019 12:30:35 PM
[World] 5 big questions to ask companies before entrusting them with your personal data Can you do anything to prevent being hacked? Start by asking the right questions.
Published:8/1/2019 12:30:35 PM
[World] Securing freedom beyond government

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s ... Published:8/1/2019 11:57:48 AM

[World] Archer Daniels is the latest food company to jump on the plant-based meat bandwagon The dizzying rise of the plant-based meat trend continued Thursday, with ingredients giant Archer Daniels Co. the latest big food player to jump on the bandwagon.
Published:8/1/2019 10:55:42 AM
[World] Alicia Keys Needed to Hear a Girl Power Anthem, So She Gifted Us With Several Alicia Keys, 2019 Grammys, 2019 Grammy Awards, Red Carpet FashionsSometimes, even queen of confidence Alicia Keys needs a spark to help set her on fire. Enter: her own, empowering AF music. "A majority of those songs--'A Woman's Worth,'...
Published:8/1/2019 9:57:21 AM
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