A Sporting Question

A Sporting Question

September 25, 2018, 2:47 pm Let’s take a Spectacle break from the depressing spectacle of an honorable man (and our judicial process into the bargain) being knee-capped by a bunch of political gangsters. For a moment at least, pray consider a much less important but more pleasing diversion than politics, to wit: football. I have [...]

The Palpable, Existential Danger Among Us

The Palpable, Existential Danger Among Us

On Monday, Brett Kavanaugh, the distinguished federal appeals court judge nominated by President Trump to fill the open Supreme Court judgeship the confirmation of which has become perhaps the ugliest, most nakedly political horror show in American history, went with his wife to an interview with Fox News’ Martha McCallum. “I will not be intimidated [...]

Trillion Dollar Deficits in an Age of Prosperity

Trillion Dollar Deficits in an Age of Prosperity

Paul Reveres or Chicken Littles, depending upon your perspective, warn of a coming danger. The doomsday scenarios appear confined neither to an intellectual ghetto where the respectable fear to tread nor to either end of the ideological spectrum. “The Coming Trump Recession” (Vanity Fair), “How to Survive the Coming Recession” (Salon.com), and “Early Recession Warnings [...]

Municipal Broadband Could Give Cities Reason to Stonewall 5G Growth

Municipal Broadband Could Give Cities Reason to Stonewall 5G Growth

In case there aren’t enough reasons to oppose municipal broadband, here’s another one: their existence, could in theory, disincentivize cities from helping facilitate the growth of new, non taxpayer-funded 5G wireless technology. Cities desperately trying to gain new customers to help pay off the loans borrowed from taxpayers for broadband network construction could see 5G [...]

Russia and China Draw Closer Over Rivalry with the US

Francesco Calzoni Francesco Calzoni is an international security researcher and analyst. He has worked at various think-tanks in Washington, DC and obtained an MA from .... Read more As aspiring global powers, both Russia and China are trying to upgrade their roles on the global stage and carve out their respective spheres of influence. On [...]

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Happiness” for Girls and Women

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Happiness” for Girls and Women

Girls in the UK are increasingly unhappy. But what group in our narcissistic culture isn’t? Girlguiding, a British charity, has done a study of girls in the United Kingdom that may have implications for our understanding of one of the major trends in Western civilization itself, beyond girls and the UK. The Guardian reports on [...]

Despite New Allegations, Will the GOP Confirm Kavanaugh?

Despite New Allegations, Will the GOP Confirm Kavanaugh?

If Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is confirmed without categorically proving the allegations against him are not true, the Supreme Court would have a second judge who is accused of alleged sexual misconduct. The controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is heating up with a second claim of sexual misconduct against him. Allegations that Kavanaugh exposed [...]

Saudi Aramco IPO Stalls

Saudi Aramco IPO Stalls

Mohammed bin Salman’s reputation as someone the world can do business with has suffered significant damage. When then former crown prince and now crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS as he is known, mused in early 2016 that he believed it was “in the interest of the Saudi market and in the interest [...]