"As in Baghdad, so in Baltimore. It’s connected, you see...consider the ways in which counterinsurgency abroad and urban policing at home might, in these years, have come to resemble each other and might actually be connected phenomena..."
"Trillions of dollars in uncontrolled central bank stimulus and years of artificially low interest rates have poisoned every aspect of our financial system... central bankers need a scapegoat for the eventual bursting of the market bubble that they have produced."
"Real issues have to be avoided like the plague while promises should be made in the vaguest, but most uplifting terms possible. That was the key to Obama’s success and it looks like that Oprah is following his lead..."
Whether or not Wall Street professionals have a good year typically boils down to their bonus. It fluctuates year to year, but is certainly a perk to make up for all the long hours. LinkedIn’s recent Salary Report shows it may pay off...
"You can bet that the dossier spin is going to get even crazier, which is why it is so urgent that Congress move quickly to declassify core documents and release them to the public. So long as those documents remain secret, dossier proponents can concoct whatever story they choose..."
As was widely expected, Kentucky received approval Friday to require many Medicaid recipients in its state to work in order to receive coverage - making it the first state to try and restrict access to the popular social welfare program under the administration’s new policy...
In the past 116 years the DJIA delivered the strongest performance during election and pre-election years on average. Post-election years typically also managed to generate gains. The mid-terms were typically the weakest time period.
One day after Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship, the Wikileaks founder tweeted a cryptic picture of a famous 1918 chess match in which Cuban chess master José Raúl Capablanca defeats U.S. champion Frank Marshall using a pawn.
"So they passed on some information to me and they said, like, ‘Trump is the Manchurian Candidate, like [Putin] has a Russian agent as the President of the United States,’ ... sort of put it out there."
"...if you’re trying to get me fired simply because you don’t like my worldview, I’m going to fight back... because your tactics typify a toxic blend of laziness and group-think that are all too common today – a hot mess of hashtags and intolerance that deepen the chasm currently dividing our country..."