"An Empty Lot, An Idle Backhoe And Pieces of Rubble": NYC Real-Estate Market Is Imploding

The stringent capital controls adopted by Chinese authorities on Jan. 1, some of which were specifically designed to curb foreign real-estate purchases, appear to have had their desired effect. To wit: First-quarter property sales plummeted 58%, to $4.3 billion, compared with a year earlier, Bloomberg reported, citing data from real-estate brokerage Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

Why Is The Trump Administration Rewarding Saudi War Crimes With More Weapons?

"Trump should be urging the Saudis to shift course by abiding by the laws of war and holding those responsible for past abuses to account. Instead he will effectively be telling them to continue as before and not to worry – the flow of US weapons will not stop. Trump will also be putting Americans at risk."

Brazil's President Tells Supreme Court To Suspend Corruption Probe Of Brazil's President

In a move that will surely light the proverbial lightbulb over Donald Trump's head, Brazilian President Michel Temer, having been officially dragged into Brazil's massive corruption scandal last week, said on Saturday he would ask the Supreme Court to suspend its investigation into allegations he was also involved in the carwash corruption scheme, vowing to remain in power.

Why India's Attempt To Digital Will Fail

"India is looking for totalitarian solutions to deal with problems created by totalitarianism and tribalism...There is a lot of pain and no gain facing India. If they had any sense they should be begging the British to return and rule the country. That is the only option apart from chaos, disintegration, and eventual never-ending tribal infighting among the fragments."

You May Be Suffering From Presidential Derangement Syndrome

"...the left wing of American politics has indeed become unhinged and unstable. President Trump truly has turned these people absolutely mad. Prone to exaggeration and outright lies, the left has now become what they claim to hate."

"We Will Continue To Terrorize You": ISIS Calls For Jihadis To Copy Times Square Attack

Jihadis have posted messages urging supporters to carry out vehicular attacks similar to Thursday’s incident in Times Square - when an allegedly intoxicated Richard Rojas, 26, plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring 20 and killing one - even as law enforcement officials confirmed that the incident had no connection to terrorism.

The Fallacy Of Demonizing Russia

"We have not experienced a war on our soil since the 1860’s and have not suffered an invasion since 1812. I can’t help but think that this, along with our youth, goes a long way toward explaining our lack of perspective and humility as a nation. Only those without wisdom would characterize themselves as 'exceptional' and 'indispensable'."

Bitcoin Soars Above $2000 For First Time Ever

Bitcoin is now up over 100% in 2017, amid global political uncertainty and increased interest in Asia, suddenly spiking above $2000 this afternoon for the first time ever...

The Housing Moment Investors Dread Is Here

...Yes, it’s the moment buyers have been waiting for. It is also the moment private equity investors, those who’ve crowded out natural buyers, have been dreading.

"We Did Not Touch On That At All": Lavrov Denies Trump Said "Comey Is A Nut Job"

Russia's foreign minister Lavrov denied the NYT's report that he had discussed the dismissal of the former FBI director Comey with Donald Trump in a meeting in which Trump allegedly said that he had "just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job" adding that “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”