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The 100th Anniversary of the Tank

As a British artillery barrage on the Western Front subsided on September 15, 2016, the German Army was shocked by the emergence from the smoke and fog of the first tank.

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Mexican Peso Down 30% Since Trump Began Campaign

Any media pundit who doubted Donald Trump could win the presidency and “build a wall” should have been watching the Mexican peso’s relentless 30 percent exchange rate decline since Trump began his campaign on June 16, 2015.

Edward Snowden

Establishment Dilemma: Pardon Edward Snowden or Hang Him

There is an increasing roar coming from the hard libertarians, the hard left and the hard right demanding that former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst-turned-cyber-security leaker Edward Snowden be pardoned, but the U.S. political establishment would rather hang him.

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Most Swing States Suffering Bigger Income Losses

A new report suggests that two-thirds of the 13 presidential election swing states are suffering worse income losses than the national average under President Barack Obama. That, in turn, suggests the 2016 election could become a middle-class revolt.

Hanjin (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)

Bankrupt Hanjin Strands $14 Billion of Cargo at Sea

With “globalism” under political attack, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co., one of the world’s largest shipping companies, filed for bankruptcy and stranded $14 billion of holiday stock on the open ocean after container rates tanked by 96 percent.


War: Google’s Rivals Weaponize ‘Google Transparency Project’

Google’s corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil,” but after year of using its Washington, D.C. lobbying to trash other tech companies, the “Google Transparency Project,” funded by a secretive cabal of Silicon Valley interests, is producing a steady stream of investigative reporting exposés on Google’s crony capitalism.

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Un-Happy California Labor Day: 840 Factory Jobs Leaving

The 840-employee Ashley Furniture factory in Colton, California is preparing to shut down over Labor Day weekend — thanks to the state’s new $15 minimum hourly wage — and join the over 9,000 companies that have left California in the last seven years.