Is Bankruptcy For Illinois The Answer?

Could a formal bankruptcy proceeding for the State of Illinois be the answer to it’s fiscal crisis? If you think that’s out of the question, as many do, you’re wrong.

Stocks, Dollar Tumble As Gold Tops $1250; Dead Bill Bounce Dies

It appears the false narrative of the failed healthcare reform bill being somehow great news for stocks has been eviscerated in early Asia trading. The dollar has tumbled to its lowest since Nov 10th, Gold has ripped back above $1250, and S&P futures have plunged to 6 week lows.

Why Middle Class Whites Are Dying Faster (In 6 Painful Charts)

"...researchers weave a narrative of “cumulative disadvantage” over a lifetime for white people ages 45 through 54, particularly those with low levels of education... Along with worsening job prospects over the past several decades, this group has seen their chances of a stable marriage and family decline, along with their overall health. To manage their despair about the gap between their hopes and what’s come of their lives, they’ve often turned to drugs, alcohol, and suicide."

"Don't Say You Haven't Been Warned"

"The problem with everyone leaning in one direction is that they scare easily. When realized volatility has been near all-time lows, trading strategies view assets as less risky, so they lever them up. What the models fail to capture is the speed with which volatility can return."

Doubt Rises As Market Liquidity Collapses

Our country has deep structural problems that require deep thinking. Does anybody see evidence of deep thinking anywhere? Or even a debate on how to address them?

The Evidence That Russia Hacked The DNC Is Collapsing

The allegation – now accepted as incontrovertible fact by the “mainstream” media – that the Russian intelligence services hacked the Democratic National Committee (and John Podesta’s emails) in an effort to help Donald Trump get elected recently suffered a blow from which it may not recover.

Why The Healthcare Reform Bill Went Down In Flames

"What worries us most is the government is misinterpreting the November victory as a big mandate, which leads to policy overreach and massive pushback by the population resulting in social instability. "

America's March To Default

Somehow, through all of this, our representatives are oblivious to what’s really going on; that the U.S. government is just months away from a possible default...

Caught On Tape: Trump Rally Turns Violent After Provocations From 'Counter-Protesters'

Roughly two thousand Trump supporters showed up in Huntington Beach, California yesterday to show their continued support for President Trump in the wake of what was unarguably a really bad week for his nascent administration.  Of course, it didn't take long for the opposition snowflakes to show up to provoke fights in hopes to progress the narrative that Trump supporters are just a bunch of hateful racists.

Watch Live: Navalny Arrested As Opposition Protests Sweep Russia

In a day of anti-corruption protests across Russia, thousands of people crowded into Moscow's Pushkin Square on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, part of a wave of demonstrations taking place throughout the country. For the Moscow demonstration, around 8,000 people took to the streets according to police.

Condo Flippers In Miami-Dade Left Twisting In The Wind

Miami-Dade’s spectacular condo flipping mania is in turmoil, with sales plunging, inventory-for-sale soaring, and new supply flooding the market. It’s not like Miami hasn’t been through this before.