Jason Zweig, blogging intelligently for the Wall Street Journal:
. . . Measured before inflation, rates have never been so low in so much of the world.
On July 5, the day after the United States’ 240th birthday, the yield on 10-year Treasury debt fell below 1.4% for the first time in the […]
If you have $2.99 and a sense of wonder, load the Sky Guide app on your smart phone. Yes, that’s the moon — you knew that. And yes — that’s Mars! You were pretty sure, but now you know. But wait: there’s Saturn! And Jupiter! And . . . well, the app knows where […]
There’s apparently now a 76% chance Hillary will win, which is terrifying because it means there’s a 24% chance Trump will.
(Here are 141 reasons he’s unfit to be president.)
A 24% chance we will lose the Supreme Court for the next 30 years . . . a 24% chance of a possible trade […]
“If he were writing The Art of the Deal today,” Schwartz told the New Yorker, “it would be a very different book with a very different title.”
Asked what he would call it, he answered, The Sociopath.
I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it […]
This is just fun. About three minutes. How many English words do you know?
Mike Pence is deeply religious. Wonderful. Nothing in the Democratic platform would interfere with his right to live as he wants. But his agenda deeply interferes with women’s lives — he would not allow them to control their own bodies — […]
Here’s a piece that decries all the “big money” that goes to fund the conventions. (“Convention Cash More Controversial Than Ever.”)
I share much of the dismay.
But the author might have noted that it was the Republican justices whose 5-4 McCutcheon ruling removed the “aggregate” limit on federal campaign contributions.* The Republican-controlled Congress that killed […]
In case you missed the President’s remarks in Dallas, they are moving and deeply thoughtful.
Donald Trump takes a different approach.
The New York Times reports (in small part):
. . . In a country where the wealthiest and most influential citizens are still mostly white, Mr. Trump is voicing the bewilderment […]
The despicable Roy Cohn — Senator Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel during the McCarthy hearings — was Donald Trump’s mentor:
In today’s post, I said Britain’s youth turn-out, ages 18-24, was not 36%, as had been widely reported — and echoed by me — but (amazingly) 64%.
Thanks to Guy Bradley for correcting that.
“No,” he writes, “36% was the percentage of the 18-24 age group who voted . . . but not all […]
So says the Washington Post, here. (Included: two burgers frying side by side, one beef, the other pea protein. Can you tell which is which?) It takes 48 times more water to produce beef than veggies; three times as much to produce a calorie of beef as a calorie of chicken.
And according to this, eating […]
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