America's Military-Industrial Addiction

"...the dreaded Military-Industrial Complex isn’t just a shadowy cabal manipulating policies against the will of the American people... Instead, the military and the vast economic network it feeds presents a far more 'complex' issue that involves millions of self-interested Americans just as Eisenhower predicted..."

Frontrunning: December 1

  • Tillerson, Cohn Could Leave White House in Wave of Senior Departures (WSJ)
  • Senate grapples with tax cut plan's impact on deficit (Reuters)
  • Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now (BBG)
  • Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years (Reuters)
  • Tax Debate Plays Out in TV Ads Targeting Key States Across U.S. (BBG)

Frontrunning: November 30

  • The thinking behind Kim Jong Un's 'madness' (Reuters); U.S. warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' in case of war (Reuters)
  • Senate tax drama enters complicated end-game gambit (Reuters)
  • Corporate Tax Rate in Flux as Senate Prepares to Vote (WSJ)
  • The Senate Tax Bill Has Something for Every Republican to Hate (BBG)
  • Bitcoin Mania: Even Grandma Wants In (WSJ)

NBC Fires Matt Lauer For "Inappropriate Sexual Behavior", Trump Gloats

"We received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards. As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment.... this may not have been an isolated incident."