Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
So just because two alleged criminal bankers “live outside the US” (not some 3rd world backwater dictatorship but Spain, with which the US has an extradition treaty) and “voluntarily” refuse to come to New York to defend themselves and – well – go to prison, and because the US is completely powerless to compel Spain […]
Last month we wrote about the tragic and hugely problematic ruling in Canada that said a Canadian court could order global censorship of content it deems to be illegal. As lots of people pointed out, that is going to have dangerous consequences for speech around the world. If you accept that Canada can censor the […]
This week’s episode discusses how United Airlines profits from customer abuse; a bankster blaming the government; China’s rapid economic growth and worker co-op news from Greece, New York and Massachusetts. The episode also includes an interview with economics professor John Summa on the big problems in teaching economics. Download the show To see more stories […]
Idaho achieved a notable distinction last year: It became one of the hardest places in America for someone to quit a job for a better one. The state did this by making it easier for companies to enforce noncompete agreements, which prevent employees from leaving their company for a competitor. “We’re trying to build the […]
The U.S. Army’s research arm — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA — just received $65 million from American taxpayers to develop a way to plug a human brain directly into a computer. According to an announcement by DARPA, the project will create a way to “enable rich two-way communication with the brain […]
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has compared people with pre-existing health conditions to cars that have been in accidents. “We’ve done something with our health care system that you never even think about doing, for example, with auto insurance, where you’d require auto insurance companies to sell a policy to somebody after they crashed their car,” […]
It’s been widely reported that Irakly “Ike” Kaveladze, the “8th man” who attended the June 2016 meeting where Donald Trump Jr. was promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, had years earlier laundered $800 million through Citibank. What’s remained unknown until now is that Citibank ALSO loaned the exact same amount, $800 million, to Kaveladze’s Russian oligarch […]
This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced renewed federal support for an asset forfeiture program that helps local police do an end-run around state-level restrictions. Taking people’s property without a criminal conviction is robbery. Period. But, on top of it, the approach from Sessions & Co. is to help it happen even when states try […]
In a last-ditch effort to save their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate leaders are reportedly offering $200 billion to win the votes of senators from states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA. While $200 billion seems like a lot of money, it’s only 17 percent of the bill’s $1.2 trillion in cuts. A group of activists rally […]
Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is that the Afghan jihad was […]
According to summary data provided to journalist and FOIA ninja Jason Leopold, federal prosecutors’ warrantless surveillance of phone location and internet records grew sevenfold in just the past three years in the District of Columbia.
Dennis Rodman will be disappointed to learn that the US is set to ban all citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later, the BBC reported. “After […]
World-renowned intellectual giant and respected academic, MIT professor Noam Chomsky recently sat down for an interview called ‘A Continuing Conversation with Geographers’. In the interview, he clearly makes his thoughts known regarding the Trump administration’s ongoing media driven pseudo-scandal involving Russia, and specifically concerning Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Never underestimate the collective stupidity of the bureaucratic class. Particularly in New York. Or maybe this is the work of the “kennel industrial complex”?
The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop to the State Department as part of a watchdog group’s lawsuit related to last year’s Hillary Clinton email case. Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday over the group’s Freedom of Information Act suit […]
Maine has taken a bold step toward freedom, becoming the first state in the U.S. to enact a ‘food sovereignty’ law giving communities power to regulate their local food economy. The bill, titled An Act To Recognize Local Control Regarding Food and Water Systems, was passed unanimously by the state Senate and signed into law […]
Ten thousands of tons of weapons and ammunition to al-Qaeda and other Takfiris in Syria also came first from Libya by ship, then on at least 160 big cargo flights via Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Turkey and during the last years by various ships under U.S. contracts from mostly east-European countries.
It just doesn’t stop. Goldman Sachs owns the Trump White House.