Donald Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad

To understand events around the world today, one must think in terms of the class struggle. This sentence sounds like something that could be written by a doctrinaire Marxist. But it is nonetheless true. Much of the current tension in America and in many other democracies is in fact a product of a class struggle. It’s not the kind of class struggle that Karl […]

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Make John McCain proud of the Senate. Demand promises from William Barr on Robert Mueller.

Too often in today’s United States Senate, style has become a sad substitute for substance, rhetorical expressions of “concern” a stand-in for real action. That’s not the kind of Senate my friend and former boss John McCain revered. He believed that United States senators were elected to six-year terms to do the right thing, regardless of consequences — not to say […]

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Costco sells out of 26 lb. mac & cheese tub with 20-year shelf life

Costco’s “doomsday” product line is apparently taking off. Continue Reading Below The wholesaler made news this week for selling out of its 26-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese that has a shelf life of up to 20 years. The product, according to the company’s website, has been on the market for several years but only recently became “out of stock.” Under […]

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US approved thousands of child bride requests over past decade

WASHINGTON – Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set […]

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Manafort accused of sharing polling data with Russian allegedly linked to Kremlin

Manafort accused of giving info to Russian consultant Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been accused of sharing polling data during the 2016 presidential election with a business associate allegedly linked to Russian intelligence — and then lying about it to prosecutors. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team said Manafort “lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to […]

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Ohio teacher accused of masturbating in classroom ‘while students were present’

CINCINNATI – A substitute teacher in Ohio was arrested Tuesday after police say he was seen “masturbating in a classroom while students were present.” Fairfield police received a complaint Tuesday at about 10:30 a.m. about the alleged incident involving 41-year-old Tracey Abraham. According to a statement from Fairfield schools, students at Creekside Middle School reported “suspicious behavior by the substitute that […]

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Reasonable facsimile of a president delivers expected cascade of distortions, but no news

Jill: It will be shocking if anyone changes their mind about President Donald Trump’s border wall, and the shutdown he said he’d be proud to precipitate, as a result of his address to the nation Tuesday night. All expectations were pretty much met, whether you were expecting a cascade of distortions and claims untethered to context and facts, or a reasonable […]

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Registration of 1,490 NBFCs cancelled

Kolkata tops the list with 617 cancellations, New Delhi stands second with 203, followed by Mumbai at 190.Abhijit Lele reports. The RBI has stepped up supervision and now looks at liquidity management and loan books for asset quality to spot gaps and risks. The major concerns flagged about finance companies include borrowing short-term for lending to long-term assets, often leading […]

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Trump has broken free of ObamaCare's grip, but more reforms can and must be made

(iStock) Saddled with an unpopular health-care program that was costing more and insuring fewer people than promised by its architects, the Trump administration in late 2017 made some bold health-care reforms that appear to be moving things in the right direction. Rather than continuing its predecessor’s policies, the administration announced its new approach in October 2017. It would break free […]

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First day of 116th Congress begins with prayer, ends with a profanity

Rep. Tlaib goes on profanity-laced rant about impeaching Trump The 116th Congress began with prayer. The first day of the 116th Congress ended with profanity. It was 12:01 p.m. Thursday. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., an ordained Methodist minister from the St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, climbed the dais in the House chamber to lead lawmakers in the […]

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