"Pope Francis had harsh words to describe libertarians Friday," Breitbart reports. That's OK. I'm a Catholic libertarian, and I've had some harsh words to describe Pope Francis. My main critique, which I published here at Reason on the eve of his 2015 visit to the United States, was that the pontiff's ignorance of basic economics has led him to a bad conclusion about which public policies are best able to reduce the crushing yoke of poverty in the world. I went on to encourage him to consider...
That’s how the world sees it, if a panel in Germany is anything to go on.
Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital earlier this month.
The first 100 days milestone is largely arbitrary, but Trump made a big deal about it during the campaign. Now he’s downplaying it since it’s been such a disaster. 100 days is a blip in time when you realize Neil Gorsuch will be on the Supreme Court for probably the next thirty or forty years.
In his first 100 days, he has governed as a hard-baked partisan.
In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, President Trump once again floated the idea that he could, almost on a whim, withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement. The comments, made just a day after the White House indicated that the president was planning to exit the trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada, and then reversed course with a late-night press release.
It is well known around these parts that Fox and Friends is the lead paint of news. It is where the network talking points of the day are first introduced, and where they are dumbed down to their most simplistic, guttural forms. It is where the network's stand-ins for all of society's ills are presented—a man who receives food aid despite not really needing it, or a single criminal immigrant, by name—and declared to be representative of the whole. The latest conspiracy theories are presented, as...
Ohio governor and failed presidential candidate John Kasich had his new book, Two Paths: America Divided or United, published on April 25 and after just the first week it has already sunk beneath the waves of public disinterest to #264 as of this writing on Amazon. It doesn't take any great genius to figure out that he thinks President Donald Trump represents the "Divided" while the son of a mailman is somehow the enlightened "United."
One of the biggest political overhangs facing the market may have just been removed, when moments ago AP and other newswires reported that House Democrats and Republicans are said to have reached a $1 trillion spending deal to keep the government - which is currently operating thanks to a last minute one-week stopgap measure enacted on Friday - open until October 1.
The alleged use of chemical weapons, a particularly odious weapon of mass destruction (WMD), serves as an effective prop to channel Western public outrage against Assad. Allegedly killing civilians with bullets and bombs just doesn’t have the same psychological power to incite public disgust. Poisoning little children with lethal chemicals is a more effective label with which to demonize the alleged perpetrator. But the more pertinent WMD issue here is Weapon of Mass Disorientation.
With the bank run at Home Capital Group hitting a crescendo on Friday, when in one day 36% of the liquidity at Canada's largest non-bank lender escaped through the front door, and only an emergency rescue loan yielding over 20% has prevent a liquidation at HCG so far, suddenly some are wondering if the dreaded "C" word is applicable to what Bloomberg has dubbed "one of the world’s strongest financial systems."
Just a month after PepsiCo said it would lay off 80-100 people due to the 'unintended consequences' of Philadelphia's new soda-tax, Philly Coke, the local Coca-Cola bottler, has cut 40 jobs amid a 32% plunge in sales.
Ever since Donald Trump was elected, I’ve been on a virtual listening tour. It was evident rather quickly that we were all conned in subtle ways that are disturbing. I've spoken to left-wing progressives, center-left progressives, moderates, right-wing Republicans, center-right Republicans, tea party Republicans, communists, anarchists, and everyone in between.
Prince McLeod Rams might still be alive had earlier inquiries into his father not been botched.
The only area in which the president continues to exhibit populist tendencies is his nativist attitudes.
Syrian and Russian planes have continued to pound civilian targets, including multiple hospitals.