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[World] Brussels, Not Boris, is Endangering Europe Now They bleat about a hard Irish border, but they're the ones who could be risking the return of paramilitary violence. Published:10/13/2019 9:50:53 PM
[World] Megan Fox shares sweet Disneyland Halloween photos of her kids with Brian Austin Green Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green shared a rare Halloween treat this weekend: photos of their three kids, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 5, and Journey, 3.
      
Published:10/13/2019 6:19:18 PM
[World] The wisdom of baseball's 'America First' attitude

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

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

[World] Millennials should practice what they preach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] The Trump impeachment inquiry begins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Everything Inside'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] Adam Schiff and the tainted whistleblower complaint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] PACE helps provide answers for environmental challenges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] A tip for Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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

[World] A shaman unnerves Vladimir Putin

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

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

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

Congressional leftists have finally gone stark raving mad.

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

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

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

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

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

[World] The media's impeachment spin continues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] The Democrats' impeachment distraction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] Prime Minister Khan threatens nuclear jihad over Kashmir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[World] Take Our 2019 Reader Survey Tell us what you think about politics, policy, and The American Conservative. Published:10/1/2019 12:36:39 PM
[World] What Did Erdogan Know About the Khashoggi Murder Plot? A closer look reveals that Turkish intel heard the Saudi plotters days before the journalist's grisly death. Published:10/1/2019 12:09:14 PM
[World] A manufacturing downturn could still hurt the U.S. economy, but not trigger a recession as in the past From the 1950s through the 1970s, the manufacturing sector was the ship propelling the U.S. economy, but that ship has sailed which means the recent slowdown in factory activity is unlikely by itself to trigger a recession.
Published:10/1/2019 11:17:42 AM
[World] Economic Report: U.S. manufacturers experience worst month since Great Recession, ISM finds American manufacturing posted the biggest contraction in September since the end of the 2007-2009 recession, reflecting a slowdown in the U.S. and global economies made worse by a tense U.S. trade war with China.
Published:10/1/2019 9:36:38 AM
[World] Superyacht maker Ferretti embarks on $1.2 billion float Their yachts have been favored by some of the world’s rich and famous, from Bridgit Bardot and Sophia Loren in the 1960s and 1970s to George Clooney and Jude Law today.
Published:10/1/2019 7:36:07 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: WTO says trade flow growth to be slowest since financial crisis World trade flows are set to increase at the weakest pace since the global financial crisis in 2019 as tariffs rise and the global economy cools, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday.
Published:10/1/2019 5:36:13 AM
[World] Rule of law giving way to hyperpartisanship

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

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

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

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

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

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

Impeachment or bust!

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

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

[World] James Madison's timeless advice for Congress

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

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

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

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

[World] Ukraine, a political rerun for Democrats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced on Monday that migrants caught after crossing the border illegally will no longer be released into the interior of the country to await their immigration court date. If DHS follows through, this would effectively end the practice of catch-and-release and eliminate one of ... Published:9/28/2019 11:47:23 AM

[World] 'Impeachment inquiry,' a pre-crime for the ages

A 2002 movie called "Minority Report" featured a 2054 society where members of a specialized police force called PreCrime searched out and arrested suspects who were identified by a trio of psychics, "precogs," as poised to commit vicious crimes. Poised — meaning not yet committed. Did you get ... Published:9/28/2019 9:46:41 AM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'The Outlaw Ocean'

"Life on the ocean has long been romanticized as the ultimate expression of freedom — an escape from landlocked life, a chance to explore, to reinvent,” Ian Urbina writes in “The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier.”

Adventurous and romantic tales of going to sea have been told ... Published:9/27/2019 2:42:00 PM

[World] Trump impeachment inquiry and a brutal 2020 election will further stoke ‘toxic’ workplaces, HR experts warn The Society for Human Resource Management’s CEO Johnny Taylor Jr. tells MarketWatch that companies should brace for a higher turnover in this heated political climate.
Published:9/27/2019 1:11:37 PM
[World] Tax Hike Bernie Says He’ll Tax All Income Over $29K Published:9/27/2019 12:53:48 PM
[World] Trump’s decision to revoke California’s ability to limit auto emissions could have one unintended consequence The administration will longer give California the authority to set auto-mileage standards stricter than those mandated by the federal government.
Published:9/27/2019 12:53:47 PM
[World] Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Robert Bork: Judicial Activist Twins By using the courts to inflict their social and economic agendas respectively, they've left us in a lost era enamored with state power. Published:9/27/2019 12:13:08 PM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Wells Fargo Names Charles Scharf its new CEO Wells Fargo & Co. named Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Chief Executive Charles Scharf as its new CEO, ending a six-month search for a leader capable of restoring the bank’s battered reputation and improving its standing with regulators.
Published:9/27/2019 8:40:49 AM
[World] Adam Schiff should be forced to take oath before every hearing

For three years now, Democrats have threatened to impeach President Trump for not taking seriously enough the efforts by foreign governments to meddle in our 2016 elections.

Then evidence surfaces revealing Mr. Trump's earnest effort to confront a foreign government and pressure them to investigate and turn over information about ... Published:9/27/2019 12:39:57 AM

[World] When Conservatives Tried to Throw Out Richard Nixon Well before Watergate broke, John Ashbrook waged a primary campaign that the Right took very seriously. Published:9/26/2019 9:13:35 PM
[World] The Joker and Victor Hugo's 'L'Homme Qui Rit'

The Joker is a pathological supervillain.

He can't stop himself, he's a monkey on Bruce Wayne's back, and seemingly, he's a maniacal genius destined to haunt Gotham City forever after because of the toxins coursing through his veins.

That's the storyline in the world of DC Comics.

In the real ... Published:9/26/2019 6:41:09 PM

[World] Donald Trump's Ukraine call

It began with a whistleblower who obtained a telephone transcript between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that dealt in part with Joe Biden’s son.

The story, broken by The Washington Post, said that Mr. Trump “pressed [Zelensky] to investigate” the matter that Mr. Trump “thought would deliver political ... Published:9/26/2019 4:40:18 PM

[World] Paul Whelan a Vladimir Putin pawn in Russia prison

Congress has introduced a bipartisan measure calling for the release of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who has been detained in Russia since December. Still awaiting trial, Mr. Whelan is being held in Moscow's notorious Lefortovo Prison.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, the onetime KGB operative who also served for a ... Published:9/26/2019 3:36:20 PM

[World] Will ‘Dress Weights’ stop your dress from blowing in the wind? Dress weights claim to keep your dress from blowing in the wind — but do they work?
      
Published:9/26/2019 3:36:19 PM
[World] 'No, your gun rights aren't actually safe with Trump'

For gun owners like me, it’s hard to forget President Trump’s promise on his 99th day in office, proclaiming that President Obama’s “eight year assault” on our Second Amendment rights had come to a “crashing end.” But in the years since Mr. Trump took his seat in the Oval Office, ... Published:9/26/2019 2:45:55 PM

[World] Capitol Report: Acting intelligence chief says whistleblower did ‘right thing’ with Trump complaint A whistleblower “did the right thing” in filing a complaint that alleges President Donald Trump sought foreign interference in U.S. elections and that the White House tried to “lock down” details of a call between Trump and Ukraine’s president, the acting director of national intelligence told lawmakers Thursday.
Published:9/26/2019 11:07:42 AM
[World] 'Impeach Trump' preceded even Donald Trump's nomination

House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, in a series of scathing tweets, ripped Democrats in general and Speaker Nancy Pelosi in particular for caving to "unrelenting pressure" and launching the impeachment inquiry the "socialist wing" of the party has been pressing "since the beginning of this Congress."

He's right to ... Published:9/26/2019 4:38:32 AM

[World] Europe Markets: European stock indexes move higher on trade hopes, gains for oil majors European stocks are in the black, boosted by fresh hopes for a U.S. trade deal, with oil majors out in front..
Published:9/26/2019 4:38:32 AM
[World] George Washington Warned Us About Saudi Arabia It's haunting how accurately our first president predicted our "foreign entanglements" with Riyadh. Published:9/25/2019 9:33:46 PM
[World] After failing on Russia, Democrats try a new hoax

Sequels are rarely better than the original.

If we have learned anything over the last six days, as the feeding frenzy over the whistleblower has overtaken official Washington, it is this: Democrats want to impeach President Trump and they do not care if the facts support their cause.

On Tuesday, ... Published:9/25/2019 7:32:51 PM

[World] Democrats refocus impeachment efforts on Ukraine

The Ukraine allegations have breathed new life and focus into an impeachment inquiry that even some Democrats feared was at risk of losing momentum.

Published:9/25/2019 6:31:50 PM
[World] The death of American citizenship

The American Founders institutionalized the best of a long Western tradition of representative government with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. These contracts outlined the rare privileges and responsibilities of new American citizens.

Yet the concept of citizenship is being assaulted on the premodern side by the legal blending ... Published:9/25/2019 5:33:05 PM

[World] Why the Constitution is a beacon of hope

My ancestors were brought to America in chains more than 150 years ago, robbed of human dignity. Now I stand here in the greatest nation — my nation — the world has ever known, where I have pursued my own American dream. 

Our country has a long and complicated relationship ... Published:9/25/2019 4:31:31 PM

[World] Trump's actions with Ukraine epitomize framers' idea of impeachable offense, scholars say

What's an impeachable offense? A president misusing his power to benefit himself.

Published:9/25/2019 3:31:49 PM
[World] Amazon's top toys are here for 2019 holidays Amazon’s most anticipated toy list for the holidays is out, and it features many brands that have appeared on previous lists.
      
Published:9/25/2019 2:00:51 PM
[World] Bond Report: Treasury yields surge on U.S.-China trade hopes as stocks bounce back U.S. Treasury yields climb Wednesday after President Donald Trump says the U.S. could be close to a trade deal with China, buoying stocks and weighing on demand for haven assets.
Published:9/25/2019 2:00:51 PM
[World] Greta Thunberg's message of climate doom misses the mark

How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario?

Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a “climate change activist” and a teen “eco-warrior.” She was at the United Nations in New York on Monday ... Published:9/25/2019 1:00:22 PM

[World] By All Means, Let’s Criticize Greta Thunberg She may be 16, but she's advocating a diminished standard of living for people she's never met. That makes her fair game. Published:9/25/2019 12:03:35 PM
[World] Christina Anstead is 'back to bed rest' after C-section and overdoing it as a 'people pleaser' Christina Anstead said she "wasn't taking care" of herself after her son's birth via C-section because she's the family's "people pleaser."
      
Published:9/25/2019 12:03:35 PM
[World] Donald Trump delivered clenched-fist firmness Americans longed to hear from a president

There can be no better rallying cry for President Trump's model of national governance than the words he delivered to world leaders on Tuesday.

"If you want freedom, take pride in your country," Mr. Trump said. "If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. If you want peace, love ... Published:9/25/2019 9:04:26 AM

[World] Climate change activism: The left's new power play

As we lead into the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the climate change extremists were out in force. There were student walkouts, demonstrations blocking traffic in Washington, D.C., and the adolescent child of Swedish theater performers lecturing and threatening attendees at the U.N.'s Climate Action Summit in Gotham.

...
Published:9/25/2019 4:31:03 AM
[World] Trump and Modi: Score One for the ‘Nationalist International’ The number of liberal globalist countries are shrinking while their nationalist counterparts are on the rise. Published:9/24/2019 9:26:27 PM
[World] Democrats' profanity dirties political image

Democrats are @#$^&*% mad.

Their solution for their angst: Cuss it up.

Former Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, for one, just can't seem to stop himself as he runs for the highest office in the land.

After a deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, Mr. O'Rourke was asked whether President ... Published:9/24/2019 5:58:08 PM

[World] The war against meat

The 2020 election cycle has witnessed some of the most bizarre proposals from Democratic candidates. From free health care for illegal immigrants to calls for the confiscation of AR-15s, 2020 Democrats are in a constant competition to outdo themselves in putting forward outlandish proposals.

One particular plan that has gained ... Published:9/24/2019 3:55:29 PM

[World] The Wall Street Journal: Juul plans to restructure staff as it braces for slower sales, U.S. crackdown Juul Labs Inc. is preparing a staff restructuring, as the e-cigarette maker braces for slower sales following a mysterious vaping-related illness and a proposed U.S. ban on flavors that make up more than 80% of its sales.
Published:9/24/2019 3:24:33 PM
[World] The left must stop ridiculing and denigrating fellow human beings

“He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers for decades. So f--- him, the Amazon is burning up, I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful.”

This was Bill Maher’s opening monologue on the news of David Koch’s death.

What happened ... Published:9/24/2019 2:58:10 PM

[World] The WWE Legend Who Wrestles the Woke Left Jim Cornette was once as liberal as they come, but as his side becomes more illiberal, that's no longer enough. Published:9/24/2019 1:23:47 PM
[World] Jessica Simpson Celebrates 100-Pound Weight Loss After Welcoming Baby No. 3 Jessica Simpson Jessica Simpson is an extra proud mama today. On Tuesday morning, the business mogul took to social media where she celebrated a major milestone in her health journey. As it...
Published:9/24/2019 12:57:32 PM
[World] The latest attacks on Justice Kavanaugh threaten more than his reputation

The latest attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn’t just another scurrilous piece of yellow journalism, but part of a larger effort to weaken the legitimacy of the U.S. Supreme Court itself.

For evidence look no further than the opinion pages of The New York Times, which ran the now widely-ridiculed ... Published:9/24/2019 11:54:50 AM

[World] Upgrade: The No. 1 thing people with fat savings accounts scrimp on that you likely don’t New research shows that more than four in 10 people who are saving a ton for retirement are slashing this essential expense.
Published:9/24/2019 11:54:49 AM
[World] Capitol Report: House Democrats to meet as Trump impeachment drumbeat grows House Democrats are preparing to huddle Tuesday afternoon in a meeting that could help determine whether an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump moves forward with party leaders’ support.
Published:9/24/2019 11:23:16 AM
[World] Bernie Sanders has the teachers in his wallet

Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to financial disclosures posted at the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website, has the teachers in his pocket — or, more to the truth, in his wallet.

And that's worrisome.

That means not only are today's teachers largely ignorant of constitutional truths, but that also means ... Published:9/24/2019 4:51:27 AM

[World] Ukraine scandal disbelief caused by media anti-Trump stories

Voter distrust — hatred, really — of the media has reached record highs. And it is all your fault.

It is all your fault because you stopped believing in the media.

It is your fault because you read too many stories about how Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government ... Published:9/23/2019 9:52:27 PM

[World] Ensuring That Notre Dame Will Rise Again WATCH: Rod Dreher, Duncan Stroik and Michael Brendan Dougherty in NYC Sept. 17. Published:9/23/2019 9:52:26 PM
[World] Guns aren't the problem -- it's a godless culture of death

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

With every massacre by a lone gunman, leftist media and politicians begin an unrelenting rant against guns.

As they grandstand and insist that ... Published:9/23/2019 7:31:34 AM

[World] TAC Bookshelf: The Worst Political Coverup You’ve Never Heard Of Here's what our editors and writers are reading this week. Published:9/23/2019 7:31:32 AM
[World] Big Business helps keep America free

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made an entire political career out of denouncing Big Business, Wall Street, Big Pharma and of late, Big Tech. So, too, most of the rest of the Democrats on the campaign trail and in Congress.

But America should tread cautiously on ye olde "Hate Business" path.

...
Published:9/21/2019 1:36:29 PM
[World] Freedom is not free; it always comes with a cost

“Me and you and dog named Boo
Travelin’ and a livin’ off the land.
Me and you and a dog named Boo
How I love being a free man.”
                       — Lobo, 1971

This 1970s ballad makes me think of ... Published:9/21/2019 12:35:33 PM

[World] Rebuilding America's domestic uranium industry

The decline of American mining and production of critical minerals in recent decades is a self-inflicted wound that could imperil our economy and national security.  

Data from the latest federal geological survey showed the United States has become 99 percent dependent on imports for at least 20 critical and ... Published:9/21/2019 11:36:20 AM

[World] Market Extra: A stock-market selloff could spark an economic recession, says BNY Mellon’s Liz Young Investor confidence is playing an abnormally important role in U.S. equity markets, and potentially the entire U.S. economy, BNY Mellon’s Liz Young tells MarketWatch.
Published:9/20/2019 9:32:52 PM
[World] Melania Trump makes waves in J Mendel gown for second state dinner Melania Trump wears a J Mendel gown for the Trumps' second state dinner, which honored Australia and took place under the stars in the Rose Garden.
      
Published:9/20/2019 7:32:24 PM
[World] Why Jennifer Aniston declined my ‘Friends’ request ‘Friends’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the actress who played Rachel Green was way ahead of her time.
Published:9/20/2019 6:02:08 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Deceiving the Sky'

Back in 1971, when I was a teenage sailor serving on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War, I recall when a Communist Chinese minesweeper came dangerously close to the carrier as we sailed from “Yankee Station” off the coast of North Vietnam to the Philippines.

The ... Published:9/20/2019 2:30:17 PM

[World] It’s Time to Rediscover the Power of Poetry Memorizing it has become a lost art in the age of the iPhone, but it can still awaken us to a deeper understanding of our world. Published:9/20/2019 12:03:33 PM
[World] Upgrade: ‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely But he says it’s important not to ‘over-glorify’ Costa Rica, as it is ‘not without its problems.’
Published:9/20/2019 12:03:33 PM
[World] The Margin: Delta passengers share nightmarish reports of plane plunging 30,000 feet in 7 minutes Flight 2353 pilots made a “controlled descent” before landing in Tampa.
Published:9/20/2019 11:33:45 AM
[World] Economic Outlook: Fed’s Clarida says U.S. economy is fine but global outlook is getting worse Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida on Friday defended the central bank’s decision to cut rates by a quarter-point.
Published:9/20/2019 10:28:03 AM
[World] The Fed: Fed’s Rosengren: Rate cut ‘risks further inflating the prices of risky assets and encouraging people to take on too much leverage’ Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren on Friday said he dissented because the rate cut could inflate asset prices further using more debt.
Published:9/20/2019 9:28:01 AM
[World] Maria Bartiromo talks artificial intelligence, the dot-com crash and why she’ll never retire The Fox Business News anchor just signed another contract, cementing her decision to stay on air
Published:9/20/2019 8:58:46 AM
[World] D.C. should stay a federal district as it was written in Constitution

Next year, which is shaping up to be another presidential shocker, will mark the 230th anniversary of what has come to be called Washington, D.C. — and interestingly, two events occurred Thursday that intertwine both the founding of Washington and one of the Founding Fathers of our nation.

One event ... Published:9/19/2019 11:03:12 PM

[World] Bye-Bye Bibi: Why Netanyahu Failed He bullied, he bragged, and his bromance with Trump couldn't save him. In fact his own tactics may have done him in. Published:9/19/2019 8:27:12 PM
[World] Age and the presidential race

President Ronald Reagan was 73 years old when he sought re-election to a second term in 1984 against a relatively youthful Sen. Walter Mondale, who was just 56.

Questions were raised at that time about Reagan’s age and whether he was too old for the job, especially when he had ... Published:9/19/2019 5:24:08 PM

[World] Why the Trump administration should extinguish the e-cigarette ban

Last week, President Trump announced a prospective federal ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes during a White House press conference. This sweeping, nationwide prohibition on an entire category of products would come on the heels of actions already taken by several states and municipalities.

Michigan, New York and San ... Published:9/19/2019 3:56:11 PM

[World] Why Britain should bolt and join NAFTA

Divorces are messy — Brexit is no exception.

All the squabbling in Parliament denies what most British voters have concluded. The European Union, spread over 28 countries and 24 official languages, may make sense as a free trade area similar to NAFTA but virtually none as a broader economic community ... Published:9/19/2019 3:24:37 PM

[World] The West Fails to Social Engineer South Sudan The country is in deep crisis and those in Washington who made it a "project" haven't done much good. Published:9/19/2019 12:54:00 PM
[World] Julianne Hough Returns to Music After Almost 10 Years With New Song "Transform" Julianne Hough, America's Got TalentJulianne Hough is back with new music! After almost 10 years, the America's Got Talent judge has debuted a new song, "Transform." The 31-year-old star premiered her new track...
Published:9/19/2019 7:51:39 AM
[World] Border Patrol agents interviewing families for 'credible fear,' instead of asylum officers

Border Patrol agents are training to take over "credible fear" interviews at family detention centers, part of the administration's push to have law enforcement screen asylum seekers instead of highly trained asylum officers.

Published:9/19/2019 7:51:39 AM
[World] Meeting the Transgender Moment Coming this fall: Supreme Court battles may change the meaning of "sex" under the law. Published:9/18/2019 9:19:18 PM
[World] Liberal activists harass unsavory industries through bank discrimination

The days of liberal activists pushing their agenda the old-fashioned way no longer apply.

Now, liberals are using a new tactic: Pressuring private companies into severing ties with industries the left deems unsavory.

Boycott campaigns came first, and we have seen progress in shifting corporate marketing toward a "woke" liberal ... Published:9/18/2019 5:51:08 PM

[World] Robert O'Brien's task as Trump's new national security adviser begins

The appointment of Robert O’Brien, a skilled negotiator and non-ideological foreign policy professional, to succeed John Bolton as national security adviser marks a significant turning point in the White House’s national security strategy to confront and prevail against robust adversaries, especially China and Iran, in an increasingly complex and dangerous ... Published:9/18/2019 3:57:42 PM

[World] The Brett Kavanaugh reboot

When the U.S. Supreme Court, under a previous ideological majority, was handing down decisions favorable to the left, Democrats were fine with deferring to that third branch of government to achieve what they declined to produce in legislation. Some Democrats in conservative states took the position that it wasn’t their ... Published:9/18/2019 1:50:13 PM

[World] How the Democrats' continued assault on Kavanaugh harms women

Many are now noting that this latest attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh is simply one front in the left’s larger campaign to delegitimize the current U.S. Supreme Court for political reasons.

That is certainly true, but it shouldn’t also be missed that these Democrats — Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and ... Published:9/18/2019 12:57:50 PM

[World] The PC Brigade Takes Another Scalp: an SNL Comedian In our cancel culture, comics who push the envelope and don't virtue signal have become suspect. Published:9/18/2019 12:18:12 PM
[World] Project Syndicate: Powell’s dilemma: Easing offsets trade uncertainty, but invites more of the same from Trump Probably to Jerome Powell’s deep and never-to-be-expressed frustration, the Fed is setting monetary policy in a way that increases the likelihood that Donald Trump will be re-elected next year.
Published:9/18/2019 9:47:09 AM
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