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[World] Key Words: Head of U.S.’ largest bank says central banks are fueling a sovereign debt bubble, negative-rates won’t ‘end well’ J.P. Morgan chief Jamie Dimon says negative interest rates in Europe and Japan are his top concern and warns that the U.S.government is to blame for slow economic growth
Published:1/22/2020 9:30:12 AM
[World] NewsWatch: Why one stock-market bull says he’s taking the ‘offense off the field’ Tony Dwyer, a longtime bull and strategist at brokerage Canaccord Genuity, is getting a little nervous and said it is time “to take offense temporarily off the field.”
Published:1/22/2020 8:02:07 AM
[World] Women's March shrinks to a mere 10K Trump haters who can't acknowledge the president's successes

You might have missed news of the 2020 manifestation of the so-called Women's March, the anti-Trump mob masquerading as a women's rights effort. Launched in 2017 after President Trump's win for the presidency and the second abject failure of Hillary Clinton's run for the office, you didn't hear much about ... Published:1/22/2020 7:04:07 AM

[World] TaxWatch: ‘Millions of taxpayers are leaving millions of dollars off their tax returns.’ Why Americans repeatedly overlook this lucrative tax credit This credit prevents millions from slipping into poverty, yet a new study finds many people are not aware of its existence.
Published:1/22/2020 5:00:21 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Bezos phone was hacked after Saudi crown prince sent video, U.N. report expected to say Cybersecurity experts hired by Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos have alleged that his phone was probably hacked in 2018 by a WhatsApp account associated with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Published:1/22/2020 4:28:41 AM
[World] Next Avenue: Are probiotics a waste of money? A physician and naturopath weigh in about these supplements — a $43 billion industry.
Published:1/22/2020 4:00:49 AM
[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Pets at Home delivered strong same-store revenue growth over Christmas Pets at Home Group PLC said Wednesday that it had a record-breaking Christmas with like-for-like revenue growth of 7.2% over the 12-week period.
Published:1/22/2020 1:58:21 AM
[World] Lazy Reporters Parrot Democrats’ Talking Points on Impeachment

Forget the Beltway filter: better to watch and learn from the hearings themselves.

The post Lazy Reporters Parrot Democrats’ Talking Points on Impeachment appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/21/2020 9:27:21 PM
[World] Pathological liar Elizabeth Warren thinks presidential candidates should tell truth

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a liar.

The Massachusetts Democrat lied about being an American Indian, lied when she promised to serve her full Senate term if reelected in 2018, lied when she said her children attended public schools, lied when she said her father worked as a janitor, lied when ... Published:1/21/2020 6:32:15 PM

[World] Adam Schiff lectures Senate on Donald Trump impeachment

There is no amount of hyperventilating, hyperbole and flat-out lying that can paper over the disastrous case that House Democrats have asked the Senate to try in their effort to impeach President Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat and one of the chief architects of the fatally flawed case, did ... Published:1/21/2020 4:54:18 PM

[World] The future of the America First movement beyond Trump

President Donald J. Trump is arguably the most popular Republican leader since at least President Ronald Reagan. The grueling fights he has endured against the Democratic Party, fake news media, deep state, Hollywood celebrities and other cultural cancers have strengthened his bonds with conservatives who see him as the champion ... Published:1/21/2020 3:58:01 PM

[World] The Constitution demands the chief justice not cast any tie-breaking vote in the Senate

As the impeachment trial of the president begins, fidelity to the U.S. Constitution demands the chief justice decline any invitation or inclination to break a tie vote should one occur; not only does the Constitution not grant him such power but, in fact, the Constitution grants that exclusive power and ... Published:1/21/2020 2:53:43 PM

[World] How the mysterious coronavirus from China has spread so quickly A U .S. citizen recently returned from central China has been diagnosed with the new virus, the CDC announced Tuesday.
Published:1/21/2020 2:53:42 PM
[World] A look back at Joseph Wambaugh's 'The Onion Field'

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant and the author of classic police novels such as “The New Centurions,” “The Blue Knight” and “The Choir Boys,” turns 83 on Jan. 22.

Mr. Wambaugh has also written classic true crime books such as “Echoes in the Darkness” and “The Blooding,” but ... Published:1/21/2020 1:53:55 PM

[World] Why is Hillary Clinton attacking Bernie Sanders now?

George Santayana was right. Because nobody has learned anything in the past three years, we are doomed to repeat the 2016 election over and over again.

Today’s edition of this never-ending saga involves Hillary Clinton attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders, her old primary rival and one of the leading candidates to ... Published:1/21/2020 1:06:41 PM

[World] NYT’s Lukewarm, Wrong, and Ultimately Useless Endorsements

They've selected a moderate who isn't quite moderate and a progressive who isn't quite progressive. Convenient.

The post <i>NYT’s</i> Lukewarm, Wrong, and Ultimately Useless Endorsements appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/21/2020 12:25:00 PM
[World] Democrats on impeachment are like cornered animals poised for a fight

Since day one — since before even being inaugurated — President Trump has been subjected to partisan calls for his removal from office. And while here at last, the adults, by way of Republican senators, have entered the room, with a seeming seamless game plan to put a stop to ... Published:1/21/2020 6:37:00 AM

[World] Oklahoma points the way to better quality of life

I was trying to determine the other day when U.S. Census takers might be in the D.C. region for the centennial head count.

However, as occasionally happens when searching Google, a startling headline grabbed my attention after I entered the words "census facts" and clicked on a website. "Census estimates ... Published:1/20/2020 9:21:13 PM

[World] The Last Days of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu

Their rise and fall in communist Romania shows how corruptible, misguided, and brutal the socialist dream became.

The post The Last Days of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/20/2020 8:51:41 PM
[World] Repealing both Iraq War authorizations is needed to rein in presidents

Over time, Congress has ceded its war power to the commander-in-chief. As a result, modern presidents now assert broad unilateral authority in this area.

There are many reasons for this shift in power, not the least of which is Congress's inconsistent use of its oversight powers or, more broadly, lawmakers' ... Published:1/20/2020 7:48:58 PM

[World] When the IRS acts as both tax preparer and collector

Tax Day 2020 preparations are already underway as taxpayers are beginning to receive tax filing documents online and in the mail. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TJCA) has both reduced the amount being paid and made filing easier for tens of millions of Americans.  It is estimated ... Published:1/20/2020 4:26:03 PM

[World] The people of Taiwan have a country and are dedicated to keeping it

In the ’70s, many were confused as to the proper name for the capital of Communist China. The city we now know as Beijing had been variously known in the West as Peiping, Peking and finally Beijing. 

As the new pronunciation spread, there was some question as to how the ... Published:1/20/2020 3:20:01 PM

[World] Sacrificing public and private health insurance for 'Medicare for All'

A majority of House Democrats are co-sponsoring legislation (H.R.1384) to outlaw virtually all Americans’ public and private health insurance and replace their coverage with a new government plan. In the Senate, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” bill (S. 1129) would accomplish the same objective.

Americans must fully grasp the ... Published:1/20/2020 2:18:14 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'America's Expiration Date'

For nearly five decades, Cal Thomas has pursued a varied and successful career in journalism. A widely syndicated columnist, his columns regularly appear in newspapers across the country, including The Washington Times. A veteran of radio, he has worked as a TV reporter and anchor for KPRC-TV in Houston, NBC ... Published:1/20/2020 1:18:45 PM

[World] House impeachment will be a 'permanent stain' on Democrats' legacy

The contrast could not have been starker. One picture showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi smiling as she signed (with numerous pens) two articles of impeachment against President Trump. She passed out the pens like souvenirs to fellow Democrats. They were embossed in gold with her signature and rested on silver ... Published:1/20/2020 12:19:45 PM

[World] TAC Bookshelf: Ross Douthat’s Decadence

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

The post TAC Bookshelf: Ross Douthat’s Decadence appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/20/2020 12:19:45 PM
[World] Europe Markets: Softer start to the week for European stocks after hitting record levels European stocks are trading softer to start the week, with a holiday in the U.S. likely to keep the action muted for Monday.
Published:1/20/2020 4:19:06 AM
[World] Unseen millions March for Life

This week pro-life champions from around the nation have gathered in Washington to commemorate the 1973 deadly Supreme Court decisions that legalized the slaughter of babies in the United States.

These warriors work day after day to change laws, educate about what abortion looks like, and offer help to women ... Published:1/19/2020 9:14:43 PM

[World] With Democrats Imploding, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2004

But given Bush's travails, what would a second term for Trump truly look like?

The post With Democrats Imploding, It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2004 appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/19/2020 8:19:05 PM
[World] The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later

The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media's new normal are now fighting back.

The post The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/19/2020 7:45:41 PM
[World] Michael Bloomberg's wrong answer to income inequality

Inequality and economic growth have been central themes in national elections since John Kennedy’s campaign.  

The Clintons, Barack Obama and the latest crop headed by Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg want to give us freer access to health care, higher education (and debt forgiveness), child ... Published:1/19/2020 2:12:52 PM

[World] President can not initiate a war without congressional approval

America’s latest round of hostilities with Iran has sparked a renewed debate about the limits of executive power in war and foreign policy, and in so doing has exposed a dangerous philosophy on the neoconservative right: the notion that the president can initiate a war without congressional approval.

And not ... Published:1/19/2020 12:43:46 PM

[World] Democrats take stage, wave bye-bye

When House Democratic managers tromp to the Senate Wednesday to caterwaul their contempt for President Trump, saddened onlookers will wonder this: Where's the Democratic Party we once knew, and to which some of us once belonged?

It certainly wasn't among the unbroken ranks of Democrats scathing the president for terminating ... Published:1/19/2020 7:14:37 AM

[World] Christian persecution on rise: North Korea, Muslims to blame

Once again, Open Doors, the nonprofit that tracks and reports religious persecution around the world, finds in its 2020 World Watch List that it's increasingly dangerous — fatal, in many instances — to claim Christianity as a faith, particularly in North Korea and in Muslim-dominated countries.

Once again, of the ... Published:1/18/2020 6:09:45 PM

[World] The Moneyist: My stepfather wants to move his new wife into my late mother’s house: Can I ‘kick her out’ after he dies? ‘Does she have any right to the house?’
Published:1/18/2020 2:36:43 PM
[World] Vitaliy Katsenelson's Contrarian Edge: Stock investors in 2020 should be careful about partying like it’s 1999 U.S. market nowadays increasingly resembles the dot-com bubble, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
Published:1/18/2020 2:05:49 PM
[World] Trump rejects the fake separation between Iran and its militias

In the days following the targeted killing of Iranian Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, a pro-Hezbollah tabloid in Lebanon featured on its front cover a full-page picture of the collapsed U.S. Marine barracks, which a Hezbollah suicide bomber had turned to rubble in October 1983. The message was hardly subtle. 

...
Published:1/18/2020 12:07:34 PM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stock-market momentum is driving Wall Street to uncharted territory — and that’s making even ‘irrationally bullish’ investors nervous Where is this stock market head in the coming days and weeks? That is the trillion-dollar question some nervous strategists, analysts and traders are wrestling with, following a relatively brisk rally for equities to kick off 2020.
Published:1/18/2020 8:38:50 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Best Buy board opens an investigation into CEO’s personal conduct The board of Best Buy Co.  is investigating allegations that Chief Executive Corie Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive, who has since left the electronics retailer.
Published:1/17/2020 5:35:13 PM
[World] It's official. Democrats have lost their ever-lovin' minds

If the week’s news in review proves one thing, it is this. The Democratic Party, and its proxies in the mainstream media, have lost their ever-lovin’ minds. 

Consider this. 

On Thursday, the “bombshell” testimony of Lev Parnas proved to be little more than a Dollar General plastic popgun. Mr. Parnas ... Published:1/17/2020 5:01:05 PM

[World] Subscribers, apply to contribute to live coverage of a Democratic debate

The Los Angeles Times invites subscribers to apply to participate in live coverage of a Democratic primary debate.

Published:1/17/2020 4:32:01 PM
[World] Personal Finance Daily: The world’s ‘happiest country’ also has one of the highest suicide rates — economists have a theory why, and how to go back in time and cash in on 2018 tax breaks before it’s too late Friday’s top personal finance stories
Published:1/17/2020 3:23:34 PM
[World] The Tell: Stock market is “eerily reminiscent of January 2018” when stocks suffered rapid correction, technical analyst says Make no mistake, this market move is not normal, and is not something which should be able to continue technically into and through February without a major hiccup, according to technical analyst Mark Newton
Published:1/17/2020 2:00:13 PM
[World] How Did the 2020 Oscars End Up the Year of Edgy Men?

Despite all of the pressure to be 'woke,' the top movies are a ratification of Scorsese's storytelling and the last laugh of 'Joker.'

The post How Did the 2020 Oscars End Up the Year of Edgy Men? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/17/2020 12:31:15 PM
[World] To stop Trump fracking plans, California is going to court

Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit to limit the Trump administration's new oil fracking efforts on federal lands inside California.

Published:1/17/2020 12:31:15 PM
[World] Economic Report: Consumer sentiment index slips to 99.1 in January The University of Michigan reveals the preliminary reading for its consumer sentiment index in January.
Published:1/17/2020 9:28:43 AM
[World] Need to Know: From a U.S. stock surge to a bursting of China’s triple bubble, here are 10 possible shockers for 2020, according to Credit Suisse The Credit Suisse global strategy team’s annual surprise predictions include a surge in U.S. stocks and a bursting of the Chinese bubble.
Published:1/17/2020 6:28:20 AM
[World] Europe Markets: European stocks aim at fresh record on China data and Wall Street’s optimism European stocks were poised to hit fresh records on Friday, inspired by upbeat China economic data and continued optimism over recent U.S. trade deals.
Published:1/17/2020 4:28:11 AM
[World] U.S. hostages of Iran embassy takeover deserve compensation

In the early days of what became a 30-year government career, I was enrolled in a training class during which CIA officer Bill Daugherty recounted the ordeal of being one of the 52 American citizens held hostage for 444 days in Iran starting in November 1979. Mr. Daugherty and his ... Published:1/16/2020 9:58:49 PM

[World] Media Skewers ‘Sexist’ Sanders for Refusing to Bend the Knee

By desperately wielding the sword of victimhood, Elizabeth Warren insults, not empowers her sex.

The post Media Skewers ‘Sexist’ Sanders for Refusing to Bend the Knee appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/16/2020 9:06:47 PM
[World] The Trump Administration’s Crude Warsaw Pact-Like Approach to Iraq

The U.S. has occasionally exerted pressure on democratic allies, but never treated them like servile pawns. Until now.

The post The Trump Administration’s Crude Warsaw Pact-Like Approach to Iraq appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/16/2020 8:32:11 PM
[World] Another dud in the string of bombshells

You have to pity the bombshell-shocked American citizen trying to take seriously all the "shocking," "stunning" and "bombshell" news coming out of Washington these days.

It is a little maddening — though mostly amusing — watching Rachel Maddow and the breathless news wags on MSNBC and CNN contorting themselves during ... Published:1/16/2020 7:01:32 PM

[World] Explaining why Joe Biden's candidacy endures

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the leading choice of 48 percent of all black voters seeking to defeat President Trump in the 2000 election.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders comes in second at 20 percent among African-American voters, according to a national Washington Post-Ipsos poll.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is ... Published:1/16/2020 5:55:55 PM

[World] Today's hot topics on #TEMS: Hear ye, hear ye, Impeachapalooza draws near, and more! Published:1/16/2020 2:54:15 PM
[World] Hey liberal snowflakes, you don't know how good you've got it protesting in America

Over last few weeks and months, we’ve witnessed the rise of multiple major protests around the globe.

In Hong Kong, protesters marched in the streets to stop the oppressive Chinese government from squashing their democracy and freedom by extraditing them to the mainland — and a few thousand miles away, ... Published:1/16/2020 2:54:14 PM

[World] Abandoning Broken-Windows Policing, de Blasio Invites Disaster

The New York City mayor has squandered the inheritance of his predecessors and watched crime go up.

The post Abandoning Broken-Windows Policing, de Blasio Invites Disaster appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/16/2020 12:23:57 PM
[World] London IPOs fall to decade-low in year of geopolitical uncertainty London IPOs fell to a decade-low last year due to geopolitical uncertainty but the first half of 2020 could see an uplift in listings, according to consultancy firm EY.
Published:1/16/2020 11:13:12 AM
[World] ATR Signs Coalition Letter Urging the SEC to Pause the CAT Published:1/16/2020 10:23:49 AM
[World] Outside the Box: Five big changes coming to health care in 2020 Transparent pricing, digital disrupters and more are changing medicine.
Published:1/16/2020 9:23:34 AM
[World] Charles Schwab to buy KKR? That is just one of 10 ‘outrageous’ predictions for 2020 Antoine Dréan, chairman of private-equity advisory Triago, has published his 10 ‘outrageous’ predictions for 2020.
Published:1/16/2020 8:01:00 AM
[World] London Markets: Glaxo downgrade weighs on FTSE 100 A downgrade of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline weighed on the U.K. top stock market index on Thursday.
Published:1/16/2020 6:15:11 AM
[World] Women Suffer as Sports Race to Be Trans Inclusive

From high school to the olympics, rules are changing and male-bodied athletes are starting to dominate female sports.

The post Women Suffer as Sports Race to Be Trans Inclusive appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/16/2020 5:22:16 AM
[World] Socialists are coming for your children

Socialists are coming for your school-age children — and that's no hyperbole.

In a post on its website, the Democratic Socialists of America writes, "Why Socialists Should Become Teachers."

And from there, the DSA of West Virginia explains how the success of a socialists'-led teachers' strike in that ... Published:1/16/2020 4:53:17 AM

[World] Dow Jones Newswires: Beiersdorf sales rise and guidance backed The maker of Nivea skin cream said sales for the period were 7.65 billion euros ($8.52 billion) compared with EUR7.23 billion in the previous-year period.
Published:1/16/2020 1:00:32 AM
[World] Can Men Be Denied Their ‘Reproductive Rights’?

A new HIV+ sperm bank in New Zealand raises compelling questions.

The post Can Men Be Denied Their ‘Reproductive Rights’? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/15/2020 9:19:50 PM
[World] FDA botches rollout of 21 tobacco age

One of the last things Congress did before leaving town at the end of last year was to pass a spending bill that included language that raised the legal age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, also known as Tobacco 21.

While many will argue the pros and cons of ... Published:1/15/2020 6:22:38 PM

[World] The future for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is unclear, including tax obligations

The explosive controversy over Prince Harry and his wife, the former Meghan Markle, should make everyone glad that the queen hasn’t abdicated the throne for what passes as the next generation of royals.

Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has been steadfast in her commitment to duty and service above ... Published:1/15/2020 4:48:48 PM

[World] Market Extra: The Dow just closed above 29,000 for first time in a brisk 40 trading days The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday closes at the psychologically significant 29,000 milestone, marking the first finish at or above that level for the blue-chip benchmark.
Published:1/15/2020 3:26:10 PM
[World] Allow the military to carry personal firearms on military bases

On Jan. 13, Attorney General William Barr announced that the Dec. 6 attack on the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida was an act of terrorism.

The attack was carried out by a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force who was assigned to the base for pilot training. Motivated ... Published:1/15/2020 2:18:22 PM

[World] Key Words: Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she’d known more about accounting when she started Goop Gwyneth Paltrow spoke with Ellevest Chief Executive Sallie Krawcheck about the launch of her business Goop.
Published:1/15/2020 1:19:19 PM
[World] Stop Digging Through T.S. Eliot’s Laundry

A recently revealed statement has revived the debate over whether we should let artists' personal lives affect our reading of their work.

The post Stop Digging Through T.S. Eliot’s Laundry appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/15/2020 12:17:49 PM
[World] Economic Report: PPI shows tepid increase in U.S. wholesale inflation at the end of 2019 The wholesale cost of U.S. goods and services barely rose in December, suggesting there was little inflation building up in the economy at the end of 2019. Wholesale inflation rose just 1.3% last year — half as much as it did in 2018.
Published:1/15/2020 7:46:53 AM
[World] Prince William and Kate Middleton Put On a United Front In First Appearance Since Royal Bombshell Prince William, Kate MiddletonThe show must go on. On Wednesday, Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first public appearance since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are stepping back from their...
Published:1/15/2020 7:25:10 AM
[World] Legislating failure and chaos with bail reform in New York

While the nation has been distracted by the actions of Democrats in Washington as they continue to try to remove a duly-elected president from his office, that same political party continues to put its stamp of chaos on the city and state of New York.

Let this sink in: Thousands ... Published:1/15/2020 4:16:37 AM

[World] Europe Markets: European stocks struggle amid renewed U.S.-China trade concerns European stocks struggle to get a foothold on Wednesday, as investors look to the potential for renewed trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
Published:1/15/2020 4:16:37 AM
[World] Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex, Six Decades Later

As Eisenhower predicted, there is no balance left, as U.S. policy is reduced to who we threaten, bomb, or occupy.

The post Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex, Six Decades Later appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/14/2020 9:14:38 PM
[World] The Final Debate Drunkblog Before the Voting Begins We need to indulge in a little TV nostalgia before tonight's big show begins. Cheers was a huge hit for NBC in the 1980s, mostly because of seriously sharp writing, but also because of the will-they/won't-they chemistry between Sam & Diane. Every Thursday night, millions tuned in to see if this would be the week they finally stopped fighting and started... well, you know. After that, NBC execs were forever on the lookout for the next Sam & Diane. The order went out to all their showrunners: "Give us the next Sam & Diane!" My favorite response to the call came in the mid-'90s on the all-too-shortlived Newsradio. The producers had the perfect setup for the next Sam & Diane with Dave & Lisa, who were young, attractive, and the actors (Dave Foley and Maura Tierney) had terrific chemistry. But the producers of Newsradio were more than a bit subversive, and instead of drawing out the tension for years, Sam & Diane-style, had Dave & Lisa getting it on (off-screen, of course) in the first or second episode. The reason I bring this up is that the media seems to think that Liz & Bernie could be the next Sam & Diane. Except, instead of romantic fireworks, they're hoping for a long-awaited political slugfest between two feisty rivals who haven't done much more than tease audiences for months now. That's the smoke. But the fire should aimed at Joe Biden, whose commanding lead with black primary voters makes him the odds-on favorite to win the nomination. So Bernie doesn't think a woman can win, and Liz is mad that he's undermining her -- but so what? Unless somebody can knock Joe down a peg or two, instead of winning their party's nomination, Liz & Bernie will be fighting over the scraps of who might get to be Secretary of the Department of Stuff Biden Wouldn't Even Do When He Was Veep. And even that's on the unlikely assumption that Biden could actually beat Trump. Anyway, that's my pre-debate take. The real debate drunkblog begins in five... four... three... ...you know the rest. Published:1/14/2020 8:13:18 PM
[World] Robert De Niro doesn't know how the Constitution works

Actor Robert De Niro, in case you didn't know, is also a constitutional scholar.

The "Goodfellas" star thinks President Trump will flout the Constitution because he will "likely start a war" in order to stay in the White House for 12 years.

"He's going to be history at one point, ... Published:1/14/2020 7:29:44 PM

[World] New York's baseless investigation into ExxonMobil

Energy companies have long been in the crosshairs of headline-hunting politicians looking to collect scalps in the name of climate change. But the scope of allegations and meandering arguments presented by New York’s attorney general highly publicized lawsuit, the People of the State of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp., ... Published:1/14/2020 3:14:34 PM

[World] Cryptos: Bitcoin prices are kicking off 2020 just like they ended 2019 — outperforming the stock market Bitcoin’s price surged nearly 98% in 2019, as measured by futures traded on the CME Group Inc. and is up 23% so far this year. Here’s why.
Published:1/14/2020 2:42:32 PM
[World] Trump's Caesar Act honors Syrian photographer who proved Assad regime's war crimes

He was once a military photographer in Syria. For two years, he took pictures of the emaciated and mangled corpses left behind by Bashar al Assad’s interrogators. Then he fled to Europe with 55,000 digital images on flash drives hidden in his shoes.

Even members of Congress know him only ... Published:1/14/2020 2:13:34 PM

[World] The Easiest Way Donald Trump Can Bring Drug Prices Down

An eleventh-hour Obama executive order has benefitted pharmaceutical interests while hurting consumers. The current president can change all that.

The post The Easiest Way Donald Trump Can Bring Drug Prices Down appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/14/2020 12:12:02 PM
[World] White House scrambles to assemble Trump's impeachment defense

With President Trump's impeachment trial now likely within days, the White House scrambled to assemble his legal team and prepare his defense.

Published:1/14/2020 12:12:02 PM
[World] Need to Know: History will repeat itself when it comes to stocks in 2020, Goldman Sachs says The signing of a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China after months of negotiations and tensions looks set to boost stocks further.
Published:1/14/2020 11:11:14 AM
[World] How to Watch the 2020 SAG Awards on TV and Online Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, 2018 SAG Awards, CandidsWe're counting down to the 2020 SAG Awards! The most wonderful time of the year in Hollywood continues this Sunday when the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards officially kicks...
Published:1/14/2020 6:12:04 AM
[World] Democrats: Killing patriotism, one child at a time

Once upon a time, it was a given that Americans, both young and old, regarded America through the rosy lens of exceptionalism and accepted that this country, despite past mistakes, was still the leader of the free world in terms of economics, human rights and, yes, even morality.

Then came ... Published:1/14/2020 4:09:45 AM

[World] Reading, writing, arithmetic take back seat to gender-neutral proposal in D.C.

Watch your backs, D.C. residents: D.C. Councilman David Grosso is not seeking reelection to his at-large seat.

However, like the smell of reefer when a pothead pulls on a joint as he enters a supermarket, the councilman's legacy will linger for generations if his colleagues don't say good riddance.

What ... Published:1/13/2020 9:37:05 PM

[World] Why Senator McConnell Should Recuse Himself From Impeachment

He's already declared that he is a partisan for the president. How can he run this show without compromising it?

The post Why Senator McConnell Should Recuse Himself From Impeachment appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/13/2020 9:37:04 PM
[World] Our lost nation must look to spiritual guidance to find its way home

The combination of the moonless night and the thick fog enveloping the bay meant I had to rely on a spotlight and my memory to locate the markers.

Since I knew where to expect the reflectors that define the channel, they were pretty easy to find.

But may the Good ... Published:1/13/2020 5:20:46 AM

[World] In the Coming Crisis, Bad Bureaucrats Will be the First to Go

Americans know they aren't getting results, and running out of money will only drive the point home.

The post In the Coming Crisis, Bad Bureaucrats Will be the First to Go appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/13/2020 5:20:46 AM
[World] A Homeric Life: Neil Peart (1952-2020)

The legendary drummer of the singular band Rush was always his own man, a seeker of the truth, and a pursuer of excellence.

The post A Homeric Life: Neil Peart (1952-2020) appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/11/2020 7:45:56 PM
[World] Jeffrey Epstein's demise was not at his own hands

Of course Jeffrey Epstein was murdered.

And there's no reason to whisper around that. It's impossible to conclude otherwise — particularly in the face of the latest announcement about the final hours of the jailed convicted sex offender's life, that video footage of his first suicide attempt had been inadvertently ... Published:1/11/2020 7:45:56 PM

[World] America Has a Samson Problem

Our confrontation with Iran is part of a larger overconfidence in our military to solve all the world's problems.

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Published:1/11/2020 12:56:51 AM
[World] Qassem Soleimani Senate briefing unacceptable

Within hours of learning that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. missile strike, I issued a statement calling Soleimani’s death “a big victory for the safety of the American people.”

I believed that then and I believe that now.

What I also said in that statement ... Published:1/11/2020 12:56:51 AM

[World] Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan cracks down on crime and criminals

A poll released this week suggests that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is targeting the bull's-eye by proposing to crack down on crime and criminals.

Crime is the No. 1 issue across the state, pulling in a 31% ranking among respondents, according to the Gonzales Maryland Poll, released Tuesday.

Education was ... Published:1/9/2020 6:12:09 PM

[World] Gauging Trump's election prospects

Heading into the 2020 presidential election year, President Trump’s political prospects don’t look so good.

Real Clear Politics, the political campaign website that charts all of the presidential election polls and reports their average each month, had bad news for the president at year’s end.

When voters were asked if ... Published:1/9/2020 5:13:16 PM

[World] The killing of Soleimani defies what America's enemies have come to expect

Smart people learn from their mistakes, but wise people learn from other peoples’ mistakes. That is why you study history.

This is a lesson I regularly share with the college students, other young people and fellow members of Congress. The study of history is really about what works, what doesn’t ... Published:1/9/2020 2:11:03 PM

[World] In One Chart: Can you even locate Iran on these maps? Most Americans can’t For a country that’s been in the news as much as it has the past few weeks, you’d think Americans would have some vague concept of where it is on a map. Well, they don’t.
Published:1/9/2020 2:11:03 PM
[World] Ricky Gervais reminds 'Hollywood Hypocrites' to put up or shut up

“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.

“So if you ... Published:1/9/2020 12:09:57 PM

[World] No More Escalations: True Strength Against Iran is Found in Restraint

Otherwise we risk uniting Russia and China against us, among other consequences.

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Published:1/9/2020 12:09:57 PM
[World] Brett Arends's ROI: Trying to save for retirement? There are ways around IRA income limits — but watch out for traps IRA rules for higher earners: What you need to know
Published:1/9/2020 9:52:32 AM
[World] Inside Kate Middleton's Increasingly Tight Bond With Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, Kate MiddletonThere would have been reason for Kate Middleton to celebrate no matter what last April. Eight years of marriage--every bit of it in the most glaring of spotlights is nothing to sneeze at....
Published:1/9/2020 8:42:29 AM
[World] Buy This, Not That: This $42 wearable fitness tracker is a ‘real bargain’ — and as good as $100 options The best fitness trackers under $100, including Samsung Galaxy Fit, Fitbit and more
Published:1/9/2020 5:44:21 AM
[World] Jody Hice: It's the God-given that makes us great

Rep. Jody Hice said the most crucial principle to remember about America is that here, in this country, individual rights come from God, not the government, and that deviating from this path leads to cultural degradation, Big Government, socialism and, ultimately, utter governmental and societal collapse.

He's right, you know.

...
Published:1/9/2020 4:10:05 AM
[World] Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Don't take the events that led to Soleimani's killing at face value. Vietnam may seem like a lifetime ago, but its failures and lies loom.

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Published:1/8/2020 10:07:39 PM
[World] A Trump Voter’s Lament

The president has squandered much of his promise with his hard line on Iran.

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Published:1/8/2020 8:37:34 PM
[World] Trump restores deterrence with Iran

I guess the "chicken little" predictions of World War III being imminent now look a little silly?

Let's review just the past week's events: The left wing consistently advanced Iranian regime talking points, showed footage promoting the attendance at Gen. Qassem Soleimani's funeral, aired false statistics about American casualties from ... Published:1/8/2020 8:07:18 PM

[World] Misplaced outrage over Boris Johnson adviser suggesting relationship with Hungary's Orban

We live in strange times, where daring to admire patriotic leaders who produce for the citizens who elected them is met with charges of racism, neo-nationalism, even fascism. While any level-headed person who picks up The New York Times or happens to glance at the BBC or CNN is aware, ... Published:1/8/2020 4:07:20 PM

[World] Trump Today: Trump announces new U.S. sanctions on Iran as he says Tehran appears to be standing down President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Iran “appears to be standing down” following strikes by Tehran on two bases in Iraq overnight, and announced fresh sanctions on the Islamic Republic as he said his administration was continuing to evaluate options to respond to “Iranian aggression.”
Published:1/8/2020 3:36:30 PM
[World] The greatest deterrent to the next mass shooting is a good person with a gun

Imagine, you are in a room with a crazy person. Suddenly, you realize that he or she has a gun. You have two options:

1: You have a gun.

2: You do not have a gun.

If you think the life-or-death scenario above is just hyperbole, consider the events of ... Published:1/8/2020 3:05:05 PM

[World] How Bernie Sanders Became Your Child’s Economics Teacher

Without proper education, it's demagogues who will teach voters about political economy, to the nation's detriment.

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Published:1/8/2020 12:04:26 PM
[World] Mark Hulbert: What should your retirement wish be for 2020? Be careful what you wish for
Published:1/8/2020 9:03:01 AM
[World] Upgrade: The No. 1 job that pays more than $100,000 — and has minimal stress U.S. News & World Report just released its 2020 best jobs in America list.
Published:1/8/2020 8:06:36 AM
[World] Economic Report: Private sector adds the most jobs in eight months: ADP Private-sector employment picked up in December, as businesses added 202,000 jobs, according to ADP data released Wednesday.
Published:1/8/2020 7:33:15 AM
[World] Market Extra: What Iran’s missile attack on U.S. forces in Iraq may say about the Islamic Republic’s ballistic capability Iran fired at least a dozen missiles early Wednesday, local time, at U.S. military bases in Iraq, in an apparent retaliation against the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a top general who led Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Published:1/8/2020 5:36:22 AM
[World] Chelsea Clinton's dubious 'earnings'

With all the talk about Hunter Biden these days, one might get the impression that he is the only child of a politician to benefit from his parents' position and the last name they inherited.

Before Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, got his strange ... Published:1/8/2020 5:04:05 AM

[World] Next Avenue: Why aging Americans will be a boon for the economy The contribution to the U.S. economy of 117 million Americans over age 50 is gigantic and growing.
Published:1/8/2020 4:02:21 AM
[World] Trump threats to destroy Iranian cultural sites way beyond the pale

President Trump's petty bellicosity can be amusing. When faced with even the slightest slight, Mr. Trump puffs out his chest like a cowardly schoolyard bully and blurts out the first thing that comes into his mind.

But there's a place for such braggadocio (maybe), and the doorstep of war is ... Published:1/7/2020 9:24:03 PM

[World] How Congress Can Stop Trump’s Iran War

He exceeded his authority and ordered what looks like an illegal assassination. Toothless resolutions won't be enough.

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Published:1/7/2020 9:24:02 PM
[World] Doom and Gloom Won’t Win Votes in the Heartland

Americans don't want handouts and they don't want to be told the world is going to hell. Hope sells.

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Published:1/7/2020 8:49:47 AM
[World] South Korea's opposition sounds a warning

South Korea's very normalcy is a triumph. The country is rich, democratic and stable — and became that way in record time. Korea suffered under brutal Japanese occupation from 1910 to 1945 and then was flattened by the Korean War in the 1950s. Yet what just a few decades ago ... Published:1/7/2020 8:49:47 AM

[World] The Postal Service Rings in the New Year by Bleeding Cash

In its quest to compete with FedEx and UPS, the government-run agency lowballed shipping and got coal in its stocking.

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Published:1/5/2020 9:19:05 PM
[World] Black Americans are coming home to the GOP

"'Coming Home' contains truths about the relationship between African-Americans and Donald Trump that will not be reported by the media. Vernon Robinson and Bruce Eberle have broken new ground and explain how this relationship is key to President Trump's reelection." — Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state

What do ... Published:1/5/2020 8:48:23 PM

[World] 'No-brainer' casino, gambling bill would exploit Virginia's poor

What used to happen only in Las Vegas didn't stay there.

Today, casino gambling, which defined the desert resort town, proliferates the country. Before 1990, only two states had legal land-based casino gambling. Now, fully 43 U.S. states have casinos, according to the American Casino Guide.

When you can sidle ... Published:1/5/2020 7:47:45 PM

[World] Socialism, Howard Zinn and his fake history

Why do so many young people hate America and think we’d be better off as a socialist country?

We’ve all heard about the impact of “fake news,” but there’s something even more dangerous: Teaching “fake history.”

“If you think that it is outrageous that Democratic presidential candidates want to eliminate ... Published:1/5/2020 11:46:19 AM

[World] 'This Is the Beginning': Hackers Claiming to Be from Iran Take Over U.S. Government Website Below that was an image or President Trump being punched in the jaw by a fist displaying Iran's Revolutionary Guard insignia. Published:1/4/2020 11:42:51 PM
[World] UN pansies up in arms as Trump goes 'America First' on Iran

President Donald Trump, with his airstrike order against Iraq's airport that left dead Iran's top Revolutionary Guard leader, Gen. Qassem Soleiman, didn't just set the regime on notice that this administration takes seriously attacks on American citizens.

The airstrike also served as a message to the United Nations that went ... Published:1/4/2020 4:14:03 PM

[World] Where will Republicans, with or without Trump, go this decade?

The start of a new decade is a time to look both backward and forward, and a time, once again, to consider the question: What is the future of the Republican Party?

It has now been 10 years since the now-extinct Tea Party movement resuscitated the GOP just two years ... Published:1/4/2020 12:10:59 PM

[World] Iranian Revenge Will Be a Dish Best Served Cold

But the time and place will be of their choosing, when the U.S. expects it least.

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Published:1/4/2020 5:09:50 AM
[World] What to Expect From Peter Weber's Season of The Bachelor The Bachelor, Peter WeberThe seatbelt sign is on and you should prepare for turbulence. The Bachelor returns in just a few days, with Peter Weber in the cockpit, ready for takeoff. You might have to check your...
Published:1/3/2020 7:36:07 PM
[World] Can anti-Semitic attacks in New York be traced to the Nation of Islam? The media finally seems to be paying attention to the wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the New York area, after the sheer number and violence of those attacks peaked last month. But while the media is beginning to acknowledge a pattern it hasn't been willing to speculate about the source]] Published:1/3/2020 5:49:38 PM
[World] All of a sudden Ron Howard and Hollywood hucksters care about morality

On Wednesday, Jan. 1, actor and filmmaker Ron Howard opened up the New Year by telling the world that Hollywood views President Trump as a “morally bankrupt” human being who is “hustling” the American people. Thus, Mr. Howard shocked all of us by suggesting something we find quite surprising: Hollywood ... Published:1/3/2020 2:05:21 PM

[World] ‘International face of resistance’: Two big reasons why Qassem Soleimani was revered by the Iranian people Many reacted with shock and anger to the killing of the Iranian general by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad Friday.
Published:1/3/2020 12:07:25 PM
[World] Commodities Corner: Why the oil market rally on elevated U.S.-Iran tensions may be short lived The U.S. assassination of one of Iran’s top military commanders sparked a rally in the oil market, but Iran’s next move will dictate whether prices will see a gain that lasts.
Published:1/3/2020 10:33:06 AM
[World] Why Iraq is Much Worse than ‘Trump’s Benghazi’

Because today's events could lead to a hot war with Iran, ahead of another razor-thin election here.

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Published:1/2/2020 9:32:50 PM
[World] Black drivers face more police stops in California, state analysis shows

New California data show law enforcement is more likely to stop and search black drivers than white motorists.

Published:1/2/2020 5:30:50 PM
[World] Anti-Semitism still infects the U.S.

A sword-wielding attack on American Jews in New York on the seventh night of Hanukkah last month was yet another chilling reminder that a wave of hateful, anti-Semitism still infects our country.

In the New York City suburb of Monsey, New York, a man charged through the front door of ... Published:1/2/2020 4:58:52 PM

[World] 'Tea Leaves' story shows Vladimir Putin's U.S. election reach

Last month, the Justice Department's inspector general released his highly anticipated report on the origins and early phases of the FBI's inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

While lawmakers rightly focused on questions of whether investigators abused the FISA surveillance system, the IG report's debunking of another conspiracy ... Published:1/2/2020 2:57:38 PM

[World] Texas History Gets Supersized

Stephen Harrigan's narrative is fascinating and at times overwhelming, teeming with people, legends, and bloody reality, too.

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Published:1/2/2020 12:29:08 PM
[World] The U.S. must respond to Iran with the 'big stick'

Iranian-sponsored Shia militia have stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, outraged that we dared respond to their killing of a U.S. contractor in a rocket attack on a U.S. base. Iranian vessels in swarms are shadowing a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. 

Meanwhile, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has directed ... Published:1/2/2020 11:57:46 AM

[World] Market Snapshot: Stocks set to trade near records as new year kicks off Futures indicate U.S. stock indexes are set to open near records Thursday as the new year gets under way, with bulls looking to build on the best year for the S&P 500 since 2013.
Published:1/2/2020 6:26:07 AM
[World] How Our Economic Warfare Brings the World to Heel

Unprecedented hubris is drawing a global blowback that will leave America in a very dangerous place.

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Published:1/1/2020 8:02:43 PM
[World] The Real Tyranny in Government Affirmative Action Cases

This is how a 1965 Executive Order made one agency prosecutor, judge and jury in federal contracting complaints.

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Published:1/1/2020 7:23:30 PM
[World] Trump gets strongest argument for reelection from booming economy

Democrats want to make the 2020 election a referendum on President Trump. Republicans want to make 2020 a choice between Mr. Trump's record of accomplishment and the socialist direction offered by Democrats.

It is important that the Trump reelection campaign make the case that he has delivered on many of ... Published:1/1/2020 7:02:54 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Compatriots'

Demystifying Russia has been a geopolitical parlor game for more than a century. Veteran Russian journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan have tried to make sense of one strand in their country’s complex history, the role of Russians who were either sensible or cunning enough to leave at crucial moments, ... Published:1/1/2020 3:52:30 PM

[World] How Democrats stir bigotry and division

At the end of this second decade of the new millennium, it's natural to draw up our lists indicating our favorite movies, music and draw up our prognostications about what last year's polls mean about this year's politics. Yet, strangely and horrifically, the last month of 2019 provides the best ... Published:12/31/2019 11:49:24 PM

[World] A New Cold War…With Eurasia?

It's clear now the Trump Administration will have to face an emerging Russia-China-Iranian power alliance in 2020.

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Published:12/31/2019 7:51:09 PM
[World] Democrats know there's zilch in Constitution about 'impartial' Senate

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer recently took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying he will not be an "impartial juror" during the impeachment trial of President Trump.

"Let the American people hear it loud and clear, the Republican leader said, proudly, 'I'm not an impartial juror. ... Published:12/31/2019 6:49:49 PM

[World] A Trump calendar, forever?

For more than 500 years, the most popular and influential book after the Bible was "The Golden Legend" by Jacobus de Varagine. At the end of the 13th century, Varagine was grappling with how medieval Christians perceived time: He mapped the liturgical calendar and the stories of feast-day saints associated ... Published:12/31/2019 3:50:18 PM

[World] This Video of 7-Year-Old Millie Bobby Brown Singing Adele's "Someone Like You" Is Too Cute Millie Bobby Brown, Fashion Police WidgetA lot can change in a decade. With the new year on the horizon, many celebrities are taking to social media to share their stories of trials, successes and adventures over the last...
Published:12/31/2019 2:16:41 PM
[World] Key Words: Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro forecasts at least a 13% gain for the Dow industrials in 2020 Speaking on CNBC on Tuesday, Navarro forecast another strong period of buoyancy for equity benchmarks and the U.S. economy.
Published:12/31/2019 1:16:41 PM
[World] The early days of return to Rajapaksa rule in Sri Lanka aren't encouraging

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka's new president. Shortly after Mr. Rajapaksa was elected, he appointed his brother, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister.

During their previous decade in power, the Rajapaksas presided over a decade of increasingly authoritarian rule. Abductions were a major problem during Mahinda Rajapaksa's presidency (2005-15), when Gotabaya ... Published:12/31/2019 12:57:09 PM

[World] The Bachelor's Peter Weber Has the Best Response to Charlize Theron's "Turbulence" Post Charlize Theron, The Bachelor, Poster, InstagramThings are getting steamy on The Bachelor and the new season hasn't even started yet. On Monday night, The Bachelor Season 24 star Peter Weber responded to Charlize Theron's...
Published:12/31/2019 6:49:18 AM
[World] Upgrade: The number of days it takes to turn a resolution into a habit (and no, it’s not 21) Whether you want to get healthier, exercise more or save money, here’s how to make those New Year’s resolutions happen in 2020.
Published:12/31/2019 4:45:13 AM
[World] Trump haters floating secret Senate impeachment trial vote are cowardly anti-Americans

There's a new impeachment strategy to oust President Donald Trump from office that's floating about town and it's one that goes like this: Vote. In. Secret.

Seriously? That's the call from some in the Get Trump camp who see a behind-closed-door vote on impeachment in the Senate as something — ... Published:12/31/2019 3:46:53 AM

[World] Beware the miserable, regressive, leftist government central planners

BOCA GRANDE, Florida — Every generation has them: the snake-oil charlatans who stir their witches' brew of lies and cats' tales and shuffle their decks of grimy tarot cards portending your doom — your certain doom! — if you don't pay them a handsome price for the antidote to cure ... Published:12/30/2019 9:42:23 PM

[World] That Time Thomas Jefferson and Virginia Colonists Tried to Get King George to Stop the Slave Trade So I’ve just finished my first book and am working on another. The first is about the Hubble Space Telescope, the one I’m researching now is about history. Specifically, I'm planning to look at the roots of a very consequential revolution in my home state of Texas, and a lingering mystery about one of its heroes. Published:12/30/2019 8:41:44 PM
[World] Two Cheers for Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

He's no revolutionary, but his announced drawdown of troops from Africa shows a realism about U.S. power we need right now.

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Published:12/30/2019 7:41:38 PM
[World] Hotel industry's latest Airbnb attack to upend short-term rentals

Travelers looking for unique accommodations at reasonable prices happily use Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms such as VRBO/HomeAway. And people like me who share our homes with visitors sure do like the additional income.

There is one big problem, however. Hotels don't like the competition.

Instead of vying for ... Published:12/30/2019 6:27:41 PM

[World] High marks for the Trump economy

President Trump's economy is a resounding success — so far.

Economic growth has averaged 2.6 percent — the Bush and Obama presidencies together posted less than 2 percent. Historically low unemployment is promoting greater racial and gender equality.

Wages are advancing at about a 3.7 percent annual pace after falling ... Published:12/30/2019 4:40:46 PM

[World] The Best Books of 2019

A TAC author looks back at the year's finest reads on place, faith, and community.

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Published:12/30/2019 12:43:30 PM
[World] The New York Post: Biden suggests he’d nominate Obama to Supreme Court Joe Biden said he would nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if the former commander-in-chief was willing to do the job.
Published:12/30/2019 12:10:35 PM
[World] Deep Dive: Here are the best and worst Dow and S&P 500 stocks of 2019 Apple leads the Dow, while AMD is the best performer in the S&P 500.
Published:12/30/2019 10:11:43 AM
[World] 16 Couples You Forgot Dated This Decade Taylor Swift, Tom HiddlestonSometimes, when a celebrity couple breaks up, it creates chaos. Sides are taken, magazine profiles are written and fans are left asking what happened. Other times, we find ourselves...
Published:12/30/2019 9:11:50 AM
[World] Need to Know: The U.S. economic expansion will last ‘many more years’ and 2020 will be good for stocks, says prominent economist Torsten Slok, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Securities, says the decadelong economic expansion could continue for “many more years”, putting forward a bull case for markets in 2020.
Published:12/30/2019 8:41:05 AM
[World] The No. 1 job in America that requires no experience pays $100,000 a year — and it’s NOT in Silicon Valley These 2019 figures are based on salary, openings, and the amount of experience required.
Published:12/30/2019 8:10:56 AM
[World] Silicon Valley's destructive workaholic ethos

Silicon Valley's passion for working long hours is perhaps second only to its zeal for losing investor money. So it was not surprising that when a heated debate over work habits erupted last week on social media, it was Silicon Valley-types who had spurred the discussion.

Ironically, the debate largely ... Published:12/29/2019 9:52:17 PM

[World] Little Women 2019: Another Feckless Feminist Rendering

Greta Gerwig's film strips away much of Louisa May Alcott's earnest messages about faith, family and marriage.

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Published:12/29/2019 9:52:17 PM
[World] American colleges are veering into academic 'police state' territory

The assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice just issued a statement reminding that America is not a "police state," and neither should be the college campuses that dot the landscape of this country.

The very fact the DOJ has to release this statement ... Published:12/28/2019 5:53:17 PM

[World] Popular trends rule adolescent desires

More than 60 years ago, in “The Abolition of Man,” C.S. Lewis challenged his readers to enter the town square and the marketplace of ideas with boldness and confidence. He argued that in failing to do so, we would become “men without chests;” a culture of heartless people divorced from ... Published:12/28/2019 4:02:08 PM

[World] In America, it can cost $25,000 to get treated for strep throat A series of unfortunate, but often common, choices led to a medical bill that should have cost closer to $600.
Published:12/28/2019 10:24:52 AM
[World] The liberal media's sordid history of Russia-Ukraine fake news

It’s not been a good year for major media.

First, they were caught red-handed as shills for the fake Russian collusion narrative that convulsed the nation for nearly three years. 

Then, they were exposed as barkers for the fake Ukraine scandal while the real thing — Joe Biden’s pay-for-play scheme ... Published:12/28/2019 7:19:55 AM

[World] CIA patriots killed in the 2009 Khost attacks will be remembered

On Dec. 30, 2009, I was serving as a station chief in Central Eurasia when I received word of the tragic suicide terrorist attack against my CIA colleagues Jennifer Matthews, Scott Roberson, Darren LaBonte, Elizabeth Hanson, Harold Brown, Dane Paresi, and Jeremy Wise. The ambassador at my post along with ... Published:12/27/2019 11:14:57 AM

[World] A Newsweek Reporter Resigns, a Counter-Narrative Won’t Die

Is the media suppressing evidence that the 2018 chemical 'attack' in Syria didn't happen the way officials said it did?

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Published:12/27/2019 11:14:57 AM
[World] We've Got Some Exciting Things Planned for the Upcoming Election Year. Will You Help Us by Joining PJ Media VIP? Dear Loyal PJ Media Readers: Published:12/27/2019 11:14:57 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stock market set to rise in post-Christmas climb U.S. stock futures inch higher Thursday morning, with markets expected to face thin holiday trading volume in the first session after Christmas and with a number of global markets remaining closed.
Published:12/26/2019 6:08:19 AM
[World] Kelley Blue Book: How to lower your car insurance Here are some tricks and tips for reducing car insurance premiums.
Published:12/26/2019 4:08:20 AM
[World] Media Elites to Assange: Fight for Your Own Hide

The Committee to Protect Journalists mimics the government and drops the jailed Wikileaks founder like a hot potato.

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Published:12/25/2019 7:08:44 PM
[World] Nancy Pelosi has no leverage on impeachment and will fold

After pushing through a quick, partisan impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a grievous strategic miscalculation.

The California Democrat decided not to forward the two articles of impeachment to the Senate, believing she could pressure the Senate to require witnesses as part of the trial.

Let's set aside the absurd ... Published:12/25/2019 6:37:38 PM

[World] NewsWatch: These 10 S&P 500 stocks were lousy in 2019, but they could return 40% or more in 2020 There’s a tendency for one year’s stock-market dogs to recover the following year.
Published:12/25/2019 4:04:38 PM
[World] Recalling the Battle of the Bulge

Seventy-five years ago, at the Battle of the Bulge (fought from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945), the United States suffered more casualties than in any other battle in its history. Some 19,000 Americans were killed, 47,500 wounded and 23,000 reported missing.

The American and British armies were completely ... Published:12/25/2019 3:38:10 PM

[World] A Perspective on the End of Star Wars from an Original Trilogy Fan I was six years old when the original Star Wars movie debuted in May 1977. I didn’t actually see it for a couple of months but I already knew the whole story by the time I went to the theater. It was all we talked about at school. Star Wars was our world. Published:12/25/2019 9:07:32 AM
[World] The enduring spirit and optimism of the American people

On this Christmas Day, if we were to reflect on the last few years, we would recall the unending attacks on our character and motivations by the political and media establishments.

During this time of gratitude and reflection, I'm sure that we agree to once and for all reject the ... Published:12/25/2019 4:32:02 AM

[World] At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama was Scrooge

Every year, in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, I think about George W. Bush.

It was in that week each year for the eight years I covered him as a reporter that he gave me a spectacular gift — and he knew it.

I started covering the ... Published:12/24/2019 7:31:35 PM

[World] Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Give North Michael Jackson's Jacket for Christmas North West, Kim Kardashian, Runway Debut, L.O.L. Surprise! Fashion ShowNorth West will be ringing in 2020 with a piece of pop history. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gifted their 6-year-old daughter, the eldest of their four children, a custom black velvet...
Published:12/24/2019 6:28:55 PM
[World] All aboard for deregulation

Some of the greatest policy accomplishments of the Trump administration thus far have come in the regulatory sphere. The president, along with his political appointees, have more than followed through on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" by repealing two regulations for every one put into effect. This has ... Published:12/24/2019 2:31:09 PM

[World] The Ratings Game: Carnival is coming off cancellations and an accident but analysts are still upbeat Carnival had some bad news recently but analysts are upbeat about next year.
Published:12/24/2019 6:28:22 AM
[World] Christian clash a Christmas miracle

Christianity Today, in an editorial calling for the ouster of President Donald Trump, sure has unleashed a firestorm.

Good. It's good to see Christians getting in the political game. And so passionately so.

It's good to see Christians fight back against Christianity Today's Mark Galli and call out ... Published:12/24/2019 4:26:06 AM

[World] Christmas and Harriet Tubman

Christmas. Maryland's Eastern Shore. Araminta Ross.

The exact date of birth of Araminta, who was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, remains a debate, but there's no doubt that her parents were slaves when Araminta was born; ergo she was a slave, too.

She had several nicknames, including "Minty," "Conductor" and ... Published:12/23/2019 9:23:59 PM

[World] If Orwell Had an Anthem, Pink Floyd Would Have Produced It

Like no other songwriters of their time, the British band encapsulated fears of tyranny and conformity, war and mass consumption.

The post If Orwell Had an Anthem, Pink Floyd Would Have Produced It appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:12/23/2019 8:23:53 PM
[World] No protests as Democrats whitewash their presidential debate

It's official. Black Lives really don't Matter. At least not inside the Democratic Party.

For a party so thoroughly obsessed with race, it is amazing just how white they are.

If you were one of the Americans who declined to tune into last week's Democratic debate, you missed just how ... Published:12/23/2019 7:23:57 PM

[World] The Air Force needs more aircraft now

The Air Force can bring firepower to bear much faster than its sister services and can take out targets in the air, on land and at sea. But just how much air power does the nation need?

The National Defense Strategy directed all services to prepare for a large scale, ... Published:12/23/2019 5:23:52 PM

[World] All the Details on Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma's Staycation Honeymoon Hilary Duff, Matthew Koma, Engagement, RingHilary Duff's dreams have officially been made. Over the weekend, the Lizzie McGuire star married her longtime love Matthew Koma during a backyard ceremony at their home in L.A. Now,...
Published:12/23/2019 5:23:52 PM
[World] Why Congress should reject amnesty for illegal agricultural workers

The House just passed a massive amnesty bill that would give millions of illegal agricultural workers and their spouses and children a pathway to citizenship.

Proponents of the legislation, known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, try to use concerns for farmers and agricultural labor shortages as a pretext for ... Published:12/23/2019 4:23:45 PM

[World] The Wall Street Journal: Lions Gate reaches deal to keep Starz on Comcast cable packages Comcast Corp. and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the owner of premium cable channel Starz, reached a new distributor agreement for the network following months of tense negotiations.
Published:12/23/2019 3:53:52 PM
[World] The impeachment paradox

By voting last week to impeach President Donald Trump, House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi abandoned the U.S. Constitution, thumbed their noses at due process and attempted to cancel the votes of the 63 million Americans who elected him president.

The 15 counties of Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, which ... Published:12/23/2019 3:24:00 PM

[World] The Tell: As stock indexes hit record heights, Guggenheim’s Minerd says we’re near a ‘Minsky moment’ and ‘silly season in risk assets’ The prominent chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners warns that cracks are forming in a market that has become primed by a Federal Reserve willing to pump liquidity into the financial system.
Published:12/23/2019 2:22:07 PM
[World] 5 foods to stop eating right now to reduce high blood pressure and lower the risk of heart failure A study of 4,500 people over 13 years comes to some surprising conclusions.
Published:12/23/2019 12:59:18 PM
[World] Maternity Leave: Where’s the #MomsToo Movement?

Feminists need to rout some of their commendable passion into making sure that American mothers are cared for.

The post Maternity Leave: Where’s the #MomsToo Movement? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:12/23/2019 12:21:49 PM
[World] Key Words: Elon Musk makes cannabis joke on Twitter as Tesla’s stock jumps above $420 Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk couldn’t resist some cannabis humor on Twitter on Monday.
Published:12/23/2019 10:56:49 AM
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