Mnuchin Rejects Call From Yale Classmates To Resign, Defends Trump

In a long statement issued by the Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin rejected and pushed back against an urging from his former classmates at Yale University that he resign from Donald Trump’s cabinet, while defending the president’s response to last weekend’s deadly protests in Charlottesville.

Bannon: "The Trump Presidency That We Fought For Is Over"

"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Steve Bannon said on Friday. "We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

Gavekal On The Coming Clash Of Empires: Russia's Role As A Global Game-Changer

Just when China is starting to offer an alternative—an alternative that the US should be trying to bury—the US is moving to “weaponize” the dollar and pound other nations—even those as geo-strategically vital as Russia—for simple domestic political reasons. It all seems so short-sighted.

The Truth Will Not Be Googled

"Google has come under scrutiny by free-speech organisations for shutting down neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, seemingly too distracted to notice the tech giant has been waging a censorship campaign against news organisations that publish content which conflicts with the narrative of the Washington establishment, along with Facebook and Twitter on the grounds of ‘fake news’."

When Haters Hijack History

"While nobody with any sense can find any logic in the far-right racist groups like the Nazis or the Klukkers; Black Lives Matters' media power - and the fear many have of being labeled a racist for opposing them - will continue to give haters on the far left the power to rewrite American history."

Did Marco Rubio Just Say It's OK To Beat People For Their Thoughts?

"In a truly 'free' society, no one gets beaten up for their political views. Laws cannot be passed against thoughts or symbols. And mob violence is not allowed to rule the day. But Florida Senator Marco Rubio, like most establishment political hacks, is not interested in a free society. He’s interested in seizing power in any way possible."

Next Week's Solar Eclipse Will Cost US Economy $700 Million

“American employers will see at least $694 million in missing output for the roughly 20 minutes that...workers will take out of their workday on Monday to stretch their legs, head outside the office and gaze at the nearly two-and-a-half minute eclipse.”