"Taken separately, none of these incidents mean very much but taken together they might be indicative of a new US strategy in Syria: to punish the Russians as much as possible short of an overt US attack on Russian forces..."
"This split of the polar vortex will shift the upper atmospheric pattern such that the coldest airmass is located in western North America as well as over parts of Europe. This will allow for a ridge of high pressure to amplify in the eastern US, bringing unseasonably warm conditions next week"
Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday...
"The problem is when equity valuations become very high and interest rates get very low it’s difficult for that strategy to continue to perform very well.All else being equal. Now, however, if you add modest inflation into the formula, that portfolio actually becomes pretty toxic..."
"So that’s our world: Stocks, bonds, and real estate – long since acquired by baby boomers who graduated college with minimal student debt – are way up, making us the richest generation ever. Meanwhile our kids and grandkids are going ever deeper in debt with no apparent way out."
"...effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favor of personal content and opening space for ‘fake news’ to proliferate, Facebook became inhospitable terrain for those who want to offer quality content..."