Tribune

Europe's Secession Problems Aren't Going Away

"Europe's democracy problem persists. Is democracy only allowed when it is no threat to the established status quo for nation-states? Should the central government send in the troops to beat citizens and seize ballots when people vote 'the wrong way'? "

Frontrunning: September 5

  • North Korea Plans New Missile Test as U.S. Calls for Action (WSJ)
  • U.S. crude rises, gasoline falls as refineries restart (Reuters)
  • Putin says tougher sanctions senseless (Reuters)
  • Trump Confronts Accelerating Russia Probes on Multiple Fronts (BBG)
  • Trump poised to rescind Dreamer program, pressure Congress to fix (Reuters)

Where There's [Almost] "Blood In The Streets" In America Today...

"there's a common saying in finance: ‘buy when there’s blood in the streets’ ...This is easy to understand intellectually… harder to do in practice... When there’s blood in the streets, i.e. markets are collapsing, our human emotions kick in. We tend to panic..."

How The CIA Made Google

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet...

Mueller Reportedly Probing Flynn's Role In Attempt To Find Hillary's 30,000 Missing Emails, WSJ

Back in June we noted a Wall Street Journal story about a longtime Republican operative from Chicago’s North Shore, Peter W. Smith, who apparently set out on a private mission to track down Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails.  Now, the WSJ is back with an update suggesting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is interested in learning more about how/if Michael Flynn may have assisted Peter Smith in his search.