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WSJ: Doomsday Climate Scenarios Are a ‘Joke’

Following on last week’s World Ocean Summit in Mexico, the Wall Street Journal published a piece Monday ridiculing apocalyptic scenarios of an overheated future with disastrous impact on the human population as the product of “laughably bad economics.”

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WSJ Ed Board: The Federal Reserve Needs an Outsider for Chairman, Not Yellen or Powell

Two of Donald Trump’s front-runners for Fed Chairman represent “the monetary policies that have favored the affluent and done little or nothing for the real economy,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board. Current Chair Janet Yellen and Fed Board alum Jay Powell are, according to the publication, a continuation of the same failed Fed policies that led “so many working-class voters [to turn] to Mr. Trump in 2016.”

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WSJ: Rising Populist Movement Scares Corporate Titans

Chief executives at big American companies are increasingly frustrated by the populist tone of the presidential campaign, and concerns are mounting in boardrooms and corner offices that antibusiness rhetoric may solidify even after the November election.

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WSJ: U.S. Plans to Further Arm Syrian Rebels if Ceasefire Fails

President Barack Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency and its allies in the region have crafted a plan to provide more-powerful weapons to so-called moderate Syrian rebels combating the Russia-backed Bashar al-Assad regime in case the ongoing fragile ceasefire fails, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has learned.

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Shrugs in Israel to Report that US Eavesdropped on Netanyahu

The Jerusalem Post reports: Jerusalem responded largely  with a yawn to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday that the US eavesdropped on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with current and past officials saying it is an open secret that Washington listens in on high-level

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ISIS’ Rapid Expansion Fueling Sectarian Tensions Within Terror Group

As the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) expands, members are reporting rifts in various factions of the group. Those who have fled the group and residents in areas the jihadist group controls claim that the more fighters the group recruits, the more problems ISIS leaders have begun to face.

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Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don't Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. 

Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don't Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don’t Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

The pro-amnesty and open borders Wall Street Journal wants former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to not back down on Common Core and amnesty, the two issues that may represent the greatest divide between the bipartisan political class and Main Street. 

Wall Street Journal to Jeb: Don’t Budge on Amnesty, Common Core

As the Dollar Rises, Emerging Markets Will Fall Like Oil and the Ruble

With the Federal Reserve beginning a two-day meeting to consider raising interest rates and strengthening the U.S. dollar, all hell broke out in financial markets as emerging-market stocks plummeted to a ten-month lows, the Russian ruble gyrated by 36% before

As the Dollar Rises, Emerging Markets Will Fall Like Oil and the Ruble

Banks Flunked Regulatory Assessments before Lobbying Spending Bill Vote

New Yorker Magazine declares “The Winner of the Spending-Bill Vote: Jamie Dimon” after last week’s personal lobbying of Congress by the JPMorgan Chase CEO helped push through a $1.1 trillion spending bill that also eliminated restrictions on banks using taxpayer

Banks Flunked Regulatory Assessments before Lobbying Spending Bill Vote

OH St. Dethrones Michigan as Attendance King; FBS Numbers Drop

For the sixth straight year, average attendance at FBS home games dipped below 46,000. Attendance in 2014 dropped 4% from 2013, and registered its lowest average since 2000 when it hit 42,631, according to CBS Sports. Attendance hits its zenith

OH St. Dethrones Michigan as Attendance King; FBS Numbers Drop

Pope Francis to Name New Cardinals in February

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will name a batch of new cardinals in February, a year after his last set of appointments to the select group that counsels the pope and eventually gathers to elect his successor. Last

Pope Francis to Name New Cardinals in February

Banks Get OK to Use Taxpayer Money for Derivative Speculation

Politicians share many of the same skills as magicians. They both use psychological misdirection by making big gestures to distract and fixate spectators, while quietly performing their tricks.  A good example of this is the House and Senate agreeing to

Banks Get OK to Use Taxpayer Money for Derivative Speculation

China takes Biggest Stock Plunge since Lehman Bros Bankruptcy

After it was learned the U.S. Federal Reserve has dumped 6% of its humongous bond portfolio in the last 90 days and The Wall Street Journal reported the Fed for the first time since December 2008 may stop assuring investors

China takes Biggest Stock Plunge since Lehman Bros Bankruptcy

Federal Reserve Is Getting Worried about Inflation

Despite a plethora of naysayers who doubt the U.S. economy is really gaining steam, the Federal Reserve is positioning its own investments for higher inflation and rising interest rates. As I predicted in August, once the Fed’s balance sheet peaked at just

Federal Reserve Is Getting Worried about Inflation

NYC to Issue ID Cards with Free Benefits to Illegal Aliens

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is ready to issue photo identification cards to illegal immigrants.  The “IDNYC” cards, which among other benefits will also give illegal immigrants discounted theater tickets and one-year memberships to cultural institutions, will be

NYC to Issue ID Cards with Free Benefits to Illegal Aliens

Hackers Blackmail Sony: Pull ‘The Interview’ or Else

The group behind the November 24th cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which saw thousands of employee Social Security numbers and five full feature films leaked on file-sharing websites, posted a new warning on Monday, vowing that FBI and Sony

Hackers Blackmail Sony: Pull ‘The Interview’ or Else

WSJ: Conservatives Should Get Behind Super Conservative Jeb Bush

On its Fox News show, The Wall Street Journal editorial board referred to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “very, very conservative” and expressed disbelief that conservative voters are not getting behind him as a presidential contender. On the Journal

WSJ: Conservatives Should Get Behind Super Conservative Jeb Bush

New Republic’s Crisis Started with Leftward Shift

The implosion of The New Republic, pending its move to New York and re-establishment as a “digital media” company, has consumed much of the political commentariat in recent days. The change is deeply mourned by former editors and writers for

New Republic’s Crisis Started with Leftward Shift

Obama Tells BET: Racism ‘Deeply Rooted’ in U.S.

Playing the race card more overtly than ever before, Barack Obama told Black Entertainment Television that racism is “deeply rooted” in the United States.  In Obama’s interview, which will be broadcast Monday evening, he intoned, “This is something that is

Obama Tells BET: Racism ‘Deeply Rooted’ in U.S.

Google Head Will Help Democrat Party Rebuild After 2014 Wipeout

Still reeling from its losses up and down the ballot in November, the Democrat National Committee has appointed a “task force” to rebuild the party. This “audit,” which has become the normal reaction to staggering election losses, includes the normal

Google Head Will Help Democrat Party Rebuild After 2014 Wipeout