Hundreds of thousands crowds of women, many wearing bright pink knit hats and carrying Starbucks lattes, swamped into downtown Washington, arriving by bus, train and car on Saturday for a march in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump one day after the Republican took office.
Today's Women's March in D.C. turned awkward on Saturday afternoon, after Madonna took the stage and first dropped three f-bombs during her address to the public, sending cable stations including C-Span, CNN and MSNBC scrambling to cut audio, before the singer casually admitted she had thought about blowing up the white house.
The real travesty, and what I think deserves top priority (but I don’t see it), is that we have, in addition to 7.5 million officially unemployed (a number that is closer to 15 million when all the hidden unemployment is accounted for), 23.5 million Americans aged 25-to-54 who reside outside the confines of the labor force. And at a time when job openings are at record highs.
"...we need popular movements, we don’t need stupidity. If you don’t like Trump’s vision, you better have competing vision and be willing and able to articulate it... This doesn’t include covering your ears, smashing windows and complaining about the Russians."
Following German media's outcry that "the demons have been unchained", Asian media decried President Trump's isolationist policies, fearing they will chill the global economy and sow widespread international discord, as "the reality show has become reality," warning the world was now in "unpredictable territory... spreading unease, division, and conflict throughout the world."
Oxfam, the leftwing NGO devoted to poverty relief has released a new report blaming poverty in wealth inequality. The "solution" to the alleged problem, which should surprise no one, is a so-called "anonymous wealth tax." These taxes, we are told, will put an end to the poverty-causing inequality that now is a global crisis. But there's a problem for Oxfam in this data.
In a move that has sparked controversy among some economists, within an hour of being sworn in, Trump undid one of Barack Obama’s last-minute actions, a mortgage-fee cut under a government program catering to first-time home buyers and low-income borrowers.
According to the mainstream media, Trump's a divisive fascist; Trump supporters are violent, misogynist bigots; but anti-Trump 'protestors' are saving America from its racist self, and "love trumps hate." Watch the following 100 seconds and decide for yourself...
The latest from CNN is that "love for Obamacare" is at an all-time high. It reeks of Fake News. Do you like Obamacare? Know anyone who does? Everyone we know loathes it – for both practical as well as moral reasons. Yet CNN – and other – “mainstream” organs – are singing in harmony that the same public which favored Hillary by huge margins is also in love with the Not Affordable Care Act.
"If a country were to leave the Eurosystem, its national central bank's claims on or liabilities to the ECB would need to be settled in full," Draghi said in a striking admission on Friday, confirming that the ECB has contemplated the conditions under which a eurozone exit is permissible.
“President Putin will call President Trump after the inauguration to congratulate him. It’s a protocol thing that has to be done,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “We expect that they may discuss their positions on a possible meeting.”
For 30 years the 1,000 square miles surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have lay largely inhabited and remains one of the most radioactively contaminated areas in the world. But that's all about to change if a group of German and Chinese investors have their way about it.
The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. Maps are worth many more. Our perspective on the world is rooted in an objective and unbiased approach to examining geography and power. These four maps are especially helpful in thinking about the geopolitical forces that will shape the world in the year ahead.
While there is no proof that Bill is indeed ogling Ivanka Trump as this viral clip alleges, judging by Hillary's reaction (and Bill's stoic avoidance of Hillary), it is hardly that far fetched. In any case, it's been a long week, it's Friday, and its funny.
While most are well aware that President Obama is leaving office having almost doubled the national debt during his 'reign', the more concerning fact is that this debt-splosion came with the weakest economic recovery in US history. What this means simply is that Obama is handing Trump the 'riskiest' America since World War II as debt-to-GDP is the highest since Truman.
Our education begins within a few minutes of arriving on planet Earth. That’s when we begin to learn that crying and carrying on is rewarded with coddling and nourishment. That particular lesson stays with us throughout our lives, more so with some people than others. But once our parents hand the keys to our brains to professional teachers, any number of factors come to play in our education... and even terrible ideas can spread virulently.