Mapping The World's Population

At the end of olast year, there were 7,418,151,841 people on our planet, and while many in America still believe the world revolves around them, this map shows the world resized by each nation's current population...

Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 1

While Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro deserve the brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic calamity, the underlying flaws of Venezuela’s political economy point to much more systemic problems.

The Russian Obsession Goes Back Decades

What lots of Americans don’t realize is that what Trump has been enduring from the national-security establishment, the mainstream press, and the American right-wing for his outreach to, or "collusion with," Russia pales in comparison to what Kennedy had to endure for committing the heinous 'crime' of reaching out to Russia and the rest of the Soviet Union in a spirit of peace and friendship.

Chinese Phone Giant Admits To "Unprecedented Degree" Of Falsified Revenue

Fabricating data in China, it turns out, is not only a favorite government pastime. Publicly traded, if state-owned, phone giant Unicom Group fabricated financials relating to 1.8 billion yuan ($261 million) in revenue over a five-year period from 2012 to 2016 - or as the company admitted, it engaged in an "unprecedented degree of falsified revenue."

Is There A Coup Attempt Underway In America?

"...don’t fool yourself into thinking this is OK or even tolerable. The bottom line is that we have some very powerful people in Washington who really don’t like how democracy played out this time around and what they do to attack it next isn’t going to be any better than what they’re doing now."

US Deploys Second Aircraft Carrier Toward Korean Peninsula

The US Navy has deployed a second aircraft carrier, the CVN-76 Ronald Reagan to the Korean Peninsula where it will conduct dual-carrier training exercises with the USS Carl Vinson already on location, amid heightened tensions in the region.

Is This Bitcoin's Fatal Flaw?

Bitcon has been rocketing higher lately, as it gains widespread official approval and more people figure out how to use it. As the first of its kind to emerge, bitcoin has become synonymous with 'cryptocurrency'. But lately it’s been joined by a lot of others – which together now account for more than half of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Krieger: Wall Street Completely Owns The Trump Administration

"While America’s corporate press remains singularly obsessed with unproven and likely fabricated Russia-collusion conspiracy theories, Wall Street’s well on its way to getting away with financial murder thanks to an army of cronies embedded within the Trump administration."