Patriots, Flags, & Referenda - "We're All Screwed"

"There’s a lesson there. That we seem to have forgotten already. And now have to learn all over again. Through Colin Kaepernick, through the unbelievable Kurdish women’s YPG army, though the streets of Barcelona. Our world is screwed up, and we need to unscrew it."

What Wall Street Thinks Of Trump's Tax Plan

The rollout of Trump's tax reforms may be designed to show Trump and Congress are unified and committed to aggressive tax reform, Evercore ISI says, while "distractions" (including NFL protests and healthcare repeal) may be helping, as the "Big Six" negotiators stay out of the spotlight

Ron Paul: "How To End The Korea Crisis"

The descent of US/North Korea “crisis” to the level of schoolyard taunts should be remembered as one of the most bizarre, dangerous, and disgraceful chapters in US foreign policy history.

Russia Blames US For Death Of Top General In Syria

Russia's Foreign Ministry blamed the "two-faced policy" of the United States for the death of Russian Lieutenant-General in Syria. "The death of the Russian commander is the price paid with blood for the hypocrisy of American policy in Syria."

Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

"City councils can pass building code laws all day long, but as long as residents lack the incomes necessary to afford housing, offices, and factory space that's built to withstand earthquakes, there will always be an especially large incentive to cut corners on construction. Innocent people will suffer as a result."

Brent Crude Spikes To Highest Since July 2015

North Korean war-talk has extended early gains for Brent Crude (driven by anxiety over the post-Kurd-referendum fallout), pushing prices to their highest since July 2015.

Trump Escalates War With NFL In Early Tweetstorm

"Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday... The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!"

Apple Does Right By Its Users... And Advertisers Are Displeased

With the new Safari 11 update, Apple takes an important step to protect your privacy, specifically how your browsing habits are tracked and shared with parties other than the sites you visit. In response, Apple is getting criticized by the advertising industry for "destroying the Internet's economic model."