Obamacare's Death Throes

Obamacare was a failed experiment. Sharply increasing costs make it unaffordable for millions, leaving them woefully underinsured or for many without coverage because it’s too expensive to buy. Obamacare was designed for profit-making, not putting patient needs first. Replacing it with universal coverage is vitally needed - excluding middlemen insurers increasing costs while providing no care. That’s not what Trump and congressional Republicans have in mind.

A "Grateful" FBI Director Comey Responds To DOJ Probe

Following news that the Department of Justice Inspector General will probe the behavior of The FBI and DoJ during the presidential campaign, FBI Director Comey - the person likely at the center of the investigation - has issued a short statement in response...

Just 3 Things

Importantly, with economic growth anemic, consumers stretched and an economy heading into one of the longest post-recessionary expansions on record, there is little room for a policy misstep at this juncture. Maybe Trump will be wildly successful and the economy will come roaring back. That is a possibility. But there is also the risk it won’t. Optimism is one thing. Your personal capital and financial health is quite another.

BofA Warns Of 'Icarus' Trade: "A Wobble Then A Melt-Up... Followed By A Melt-Down"

"After a Jan/Feb wobble, we believe stocks & commodities will have one last 10% meltup in H1," explains BofA's Michael Hartnett in his latest note, but, he adds, by the end of 2017 we will see a "meltdown." BofA awaits the endgame of the so-called "Icarus Trade" amid unambiguous signs of bullish investor Positioning, bullish Profit expectations & hawkish Policy from Fed/ECB, as well as outperformance from laggard risk assets; before calling for the Big Short.

What's Truly Progressive?

We know what fake-Progressives support: neocon-neoliberal policies and narratives that enable elite privilege, power and Imperial pretensions. So what's truly progressive?

Kellyanne Conways Discusses The "Trump Effect" On Economy

"First of all, you already see the Trump effect.  You see that manufacturing jobs are already coming back to the U.S., or staying here.  Plans to build factories in Mexico, to ship jobs over the border there, take them away from hardworking Americans have stopped.  That's the Trump effect.  You see that the stock market loves that fact that he was elected."

Gen. Mattis: "Russia Is The Principal Threat To US Security"

"The world order is under biggest attacks since WW2, from Russia, terrorist groups, and China’s actions in the South China Sea,” Gen. Mattis told John McCain, agreeing with the bellicose senator that Russia is trying to break up NATO, and adding that Russia is the "principal threat" to the United States's security.