When future historians look back at the beginning of the 21st century, they’ll note that we grappled with many big issues. However, historians will not view these ideas and events in isolation. Instead, they will link them all, at least partially, to an overarching trend that is intimately connected to today’s biggest problems: the “hollowing out” of the middle class.
After 70 years of so-called independence, one has to be a professional victim not to look within oneself for the reasons for starvation, unnatural deaths, utter backwardness, drudgery, disease, and misery in India.
After weeks of increasingly more violent protests, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the insolvent nation braces for what the opposition has vowed will be the "mother of all protests" on Wednesday.
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Presenting the Brexit "Wall Chart" courtesy of Goldman, which lays out in clear detail not only what the next two years will look like for the Brexit process, but superimposes on it parallel events across Europe.
"I don’t see Trump as an evil Mule character in this Shakespearian tragedy, as it progresses towards its ill-fated denouement... It’s like jockeying for the best seat on the Titanic as it sinks into the frigid ocean depths of the Atlantic. The American Empire is in shambles and no one can reverse its course at this point."
Paul Ryan and GOP leaders are holding a press conference to discuss next steps in the aftermath of Friday's failure to repeal Obamacare, and as Reuters reports, among other discussion topics, the GOP is currently contemplating ways to revive the repeal of Obamacare, with CNN adding that Ryan may potentially re-engage the Freedom Caucus.
"Trump’s short-term agenda (reforms of healthcare, taxes, and trade policy) seems overly optimistic and has met resistance; healthcare’s lack of progress begs the question – is this GOP Congress an opposition party or a governing party?"