Did Trump's Islam Speech In Saudi Arabia Pave The Way For America's Next Big War

Selling a war with Iran to the American public may be difficult considering the Islamic nation twice elected a reformist who is open to making diplomatic deals with the United States. However, selling a war that will take place inside Syria is somewhat less problematic, even if that war is against the Syrian government, as the American public is easily manipulated by Assad’s alleged war crimes. As Iran is Syria’s closest ally, it will be easily drawn into a confrontation.

Why China's Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is All That Matters For OPEC

Forgot Thursday's OPEC meeting: its outcome, fully priced in by the market, has no impact on the price of oil. What does is China, and specifically whether the sudden, recent slowdown in accumulation for its strategic petroleum reserve, means that some 1.2 million in Chinese oil imports are about to flood the market...

US Journalism's New "Golden Age"?

The mainstream U.S. media is congratulating itself on its courageous defiance of President Trump and its hard-hitting condemnations of Russia, but the press seems to have forgotten that its proper role within the U.S. democratic structure is not to slant stories one way or another but to provide objective information for the American people.

If You Care About Privacy, You Should Change Your Twitter Settings Right Now

The new policy, which goes into effect on June 18, includes changes to data collection, data sharing, and digital advertising. The policy is being run on an ‘opt-out’ basis, meaning that if users do not actively change their settings, these policies will automatically be applied to their accounts.

A Bearish Positive Carry Trade?

The Eurostoxx outperformance of the past month has garnered a lot of attention, but there is another similar trade many investors are missing. Not only that, but it has a positive carry, something that is sorely lacking in this day and age of NIRP.

Outrage Ensues As Rambling Maxine Waters Has Her Mic Cut By Democratic Party

African American Caucus leaders are outraged today and wondering whether racism played a role in the attempted silencing of Maxine Waters as he microphone was cut at speech before the California Democratic Party African American Caucus.  But, after a series of seemingly nonsensical interviews over the past several months, like the time she blasted Putin for "continuing to advance into Korea", most people are wondering why anyone still cares what Maxine Waters has to say in the first place?

Trump Retains Marc Kasowitz As Private Attorney For Russia Probe

As reported earlier by Charles Gasparino of Fox News and subsequently confirmed by ABC, President Trump has reportedly retained Marc Kasowitz to assist with Special Counsel Mueller's probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Illinois Democrats In Senate Pass 33% Hike Of Personal And Corporate Income Taxes

Senate Democrats in Illinois are pushing ahead with a new budget proposal that includes a massive personal and corporate income tax hike and an expansion of the state's sales tax, after saying they are no longer willing to wait for a broader deal with Republicans.  In all, the package is expected to cost Illinois taxpayers an incremental $5 billion.

Ron Paul Exposes The Presidential Budget Charade

Presidential budgets are pure hocus-pocus. The politically-connected get their share of the loot, and the mainstream media gets to scream and shout about "cuts" that aren't really cuts at all.