Afghanistan

An Unorthodox Solution To The World's Economic Problems

We currently face a monumental dilemma. How do we extract ourselves from all this excessive debt without crashing the world economy? It’s basically a “one time” get out of jail card for the world economy.

Fooled Again

The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters - to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left - have failed. The multibillion-dollar extravaganza of our electoral Circus Maximus is part of the smokescreen that covers the ongoing devastation of globalization, deindustrialization, trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, endless war, climate change and the intrusion into every corner of our lives by the security and surveillance state. Our democracy is dead.

Bibi Backs Trump — On Putin

John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him intolerable. Said Lindsey Graham: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a dictator…who has his opposition killed in the streets,” and Trump’s views bring to mind Munich. Remarkable. Bibi, a buddy of Vlad, gets $38 billion from the same Republican senators who, when Donald Trump says he will repay personal compliments from Vladimir Putin, gets the McCain-Graham wet mitten across the face.

European Leaders Discuss Plan For European Army

"We are going to move towards an EU army much faster than people believe." But the creation of a European army, a long-held goal of European federalists, would entail an unprecedented transfer of sovereignty from European nation states to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, the de facto capital of the EU.

Frontrunning: September 9

  • German jitters weigh on stocks, ECB doubts lift yields (Reuters)
  • Chinese Billionaire Linked to Giant Aluminum Stockpile in Mexican Desert (WSJ)
  • Monte dei Paschi CEO to be replaced as cash call looms (Reuters)
  • German exports plummet in July, hit trade surplus (MW)
  • North Korea conducts fifth and largest nuclear test (Reuters)
  • Hedge Fund and Cybersecurity Firm Team Up to Short-Sell Device Maker (NYT)

Clinton, Trump Discuss National Security & Veterans Issues At 'Commander-In-Chief' Forum - Live Feed

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will participate in their first joint event as presidential candidates tonight at The Commander-in-Chief forum tonight in New York City. Each candidate will take the stage separately to answer questions related to national security, military affairs and veterans issues. Trump should have a good night given his support among military and veteran voters, but the candidates have been hammering one another over foreign affairs in the run-up to the event, each positioning the other as unfit to lead.