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British Diplomats Say Ignore The Low Approval Ratings; Prepare For A Trump Second Term

Anyone who consumes even a modest dose of mainstream media is probably convinced by now that the GOP will lose both the Senate and House in 2018 followed by the White House in 2020 (assuming Trump is even able to avoid impeachment, that is).  As evidence of that fact, political pundits from MSNBC to CNN […]

America’s Deadly ‘Isms’

Authored by John Stossel via Townhall.com, People want politics to be simple. Left vs. right. Clinton vs. Trump. My side vs. your side. Elect the right guy, and things will be good! The truth is more complicated. Influential political philosophies created the mess we live with today, not just a political "left" and "right." There's […]

“Somebody Screwed Up” – House Must Vote Again On Tax-Reform Plan After Procedural Snag

Update: In an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy offered the most honest explanation yet for the Senate Parliamentarian finding that three provisions in the final Trump tax bill violate Senate budget rules – meaning that the House will need to hold another vote on the bill. "Somebody screwed up," Kennedy said. […]

House Must Vote Again On Tax-Reform Plan After Procedural Snag

In an embarassing reversal of what House Republicans had celebrated as a done deal, the House will need to vote again on the final version of the tax reform plan passed earlier this afternoon. The second vote is the result of a technicality in one of the bill's provisions. According to Bloomberg, the Senate parliamentarian […]

Doug Kass’ 15 Surprises For 2018: FANG Crackdown, Gold All-Time-Highs, Stocks Slump

Authored Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners Management, "The missing step in the standard Keynesian theory [is] the explicit consideration of capitalist finance within a cyclical and speculative context . . . finance sets the pace for the economy. As recovery approaches full employment . . . soothsayers will proclaim that the business cycle has been […]

The Tea Party, Ten Years Later

Authored by Dale Steinreich via The Mises Institute, December 16, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the modern Tea Party. That fact will surprise many laypersons who uncritically accept the mainstream narrative that the Tea Party began on February 19, 2009 when Rick Santelli, live on CNBC from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), declared a […]

Strzok-Gate And The Mueller Cover-Up

Authored by Alexander Mercouris via TheDuran.com, Almost eighteen months after Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI launched the Russiagate investigation, and seven months after Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the investigation over, the sum total of what it has achieved is as follows: (1) an indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates which concerns entirely […]

Bitcoin Collapse, Equity ‘Flash Crash’, & The Fed Loses Control: Saxo’s ‘Outrageous Predictions’ For 2018

Via Saxo Bank: We’ve delved deep again this year in penning our annual list of 10 Outrageous Predictions. As usual, we roam the world and ride roughshod over consensus in sniffing out these supposedly highly unlikely events with underappreciated potential – events that could have tremendous implications if they come to pass. Enjoy! 2017 was […]

Stockman: Why The Deep State Is At War With Trump

Authored by David Stockman via The Mises Institute, If you were a Martian visitor just disembarked from of one of Elon Musk's rocket ships and were therefore uninfected by earth-based fake news, the culprits in Washington's witch-hunt de jure would be damn obvious. They include John Brennan, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and a […]

What Life Is Like For A Million People In Puerto Rico Who Still Don’t Have Power

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, If you ever wondered what it would look like if the grid collapsed here on the mainland, the island of Puerto Rico is a tragic, real-life case study. These stories show us what life is like for more than a million people who STILL don’t have […]

House Set To Vote On Stopgap Spending Bill Tomorrow

Update (5:30 pm ET): House Republicans are moving ahead with a plan to avoid a shutdown after the House Rules Committee approved a rule change that will allow Republicans to bring a two-week stopgap plan up for a floor vote Thursday, allowing the senate until end-of-day Friday to avoid a shutdown. The plan helped Speaker […]

Shutdown Imminent? Bitter Divisions Remain As Lawmakers Scramble To Pass Funding Bill

Lawmakers are just two days away from the expiration of the continuing resolution that's been funding the government for the last two months, and yet many battles over a host of intractable issues are still being fought. At this point, passing something by midnight Friday – when the continuing resolution expires -is looking increasingly problematic. […]

Nationwide Net Neutrality Protests Planned For Thursday

Last Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its plan to reverse net neutrality regulations that were put in place under the Obama administration in 2015. Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally by internet service providers (ISPs), regardless of the content that is delivered or who it was […]

“Excessive Pockets Of Gluttony”: Meet PA’s Public Pensioners Making $500,000 A Year Courtesy Of Taxpayers

Liberal politicians in Washington D.C. often complain about the federal tax code being too regressive and thus placing too large a burden on low-income families while allowing “millionaire, billionaire, private jet owners” to get a free pass (one must to be willing to ignore actual statistics to reach this conclusion but lets just take the […]

Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton Would’ve Been “More Dangerous” Than Trump

In an interview with the Guardian published Sunday night, actress Susan Sarandon – a noted anti-war and climate progressive – described her former friend Hillary Clinton as “very dangerous” in response to an interviewer’s question about why she supported Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Furthermore, Sarandon, who has been the subject of vicious and persistent […]