November 17, 2016
Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation but would stay until the end of the Obama administration. "I submitted my letter of resignation last night, which felt pretty good. I've got 64 days left," Clapper said during a U.S. congressional intelligence committee hearing. Clapper, 75, has served as the U.S. top spy since 2010 and has said for months he intended to step down...
November 17, 2016
A new paper quantifies how deportation could hurt the economy. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously promised to deport all of America’s approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants. While Trump has since dialed back his rhetoric, the president-elect promisedin a recent interview to immediately deport the two to three million immigrants with criminal records before he would “make a...
November 7, 2016
U.S. stocks marched higher on Monday, a day before the U.S. presidential election as Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton's prospects brightened after the FBI said it would not press criminal charges related to her use of a private email server. The gains were broad based, with all 30 Dow components and all 11 major S&P 500 sectors rising. Global markets also rose, while a volatility measure for U.S. stocks was set for its biggest one-...
November 7, 2016
The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections. The operation, called USA Election Monitor, will track voting irregularities reported via website, email, Twitter and SMS and post accounts to an online interactive map.  “It’s a citizen-inspired, citizen-led election deployment,” Ushahidi’s Executive Director Daudi Were told TechCrunch...
November 4, 2016
Good people have been frightened and angered into backing a dangerous man On November 8th around 60m Americans are likely to cast ballots for Donald Trump to be president. That will present the country with a puzzle. If nearly a quarter of the adult population are Trump-backers, many good people will have ended up supporting a bad man. Partisanship explains some of this gigantic folly, as does widespread distrust of the Democratic nominee...
November 4, 2016
Jihadist fighters unleashed a deluge of bombs and gunfire Friday on Iraqi forces punching into the streets of Mosul for the first time, forcing some units into a partial pullback. Some armoured vehicles from the elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) returned from the streets of Al-Karamah a few hours after moving in and encountering fierce resistance from the Islamic State group, an AFP correspondent reported. "We weren't...
November 1, 2016
Did you hear about the Florida newspaper that apologized to its readers for running too much news that was critical of Donald Trump? It happened last week at the Daily Commercial, based in Leesburg, Florida, in a conservative-leaning area of the state with a lot of affluent retirees nearby. The editors published an open letter to readers in which they wrote: “The Daily Commercial hasn’t done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump...
November 1, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s bombshell announcement Friday that it is reviewing additional emails as part of its probe into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is a “black swan” that could be a game changer, a Citibank analyst warned. “These developments do constitute an ‘October Surprise’ that could have a meaningful impact on the race,”...
October 31, 2016
A former top Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has accused Congress of putting pharmaceutical company profits ahead of public health in the battle to combat the US’s prescription opioid epidemic. Joseph Rannazzisi, head of the DEA office responsible for preventing prescription medicine abuse until last year, said drug companies and their lobbyists have a “stranglehold” on Congress to protect a $9bn a year...
October 31, 2016
Although the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, the number of U.S. banks working with pot businesses, now sanctioned in many states, is growing, up 45 percent in the last year alone. Still, marijuana merchants say there are not nearly enough banks willing to take their cash. So many dispensaries resort to stashing cash in storage units, back offices and armored vans. Proponents believe the Nov. 8 election could tip the balance in favor...


Off the Wires

November 17, 2016
Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that he submitted his letter of resignation but would stay until the end of the...
November 7, 2016
U.S. stocks marched higher on Monday, a day before the U.S. presidential election as Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton's prospects brightened...
November 4, 2016
Jihadist fighters unleashed a deluge of bombs and gunfire Friday on Iraqi forces punching into the streets of Mosul for the first time, forcing...
November 1, 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s bombshell announcement Friday that it is reviewing additional emails as part of its probe into...
October 31, 2016
Although the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, the number of U.S. banks working with pot businesses, now sanctioned in many states, is growing...

Value Blog

November 17, 2016
A new paper quantifies how deportation could hurt the economy. During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously promised to deport...
November 7, 2016
The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections. The operation, called USA...
November 4, 2016
Good people have been frightened and angered into backing a dangerous man On November 8th around 60m Americans are likely to cast ballots for...
November 1, 2016
Did you hear about the Florida newspaper that apologized to its readers for running too much news that was critical of Donald Trump? It happened...
October 31, 2016
A former top Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has accused Congress of putting pharmaceutical company profits ahead of public health...

Altruism Today

November 17, 2016
A new campaign powered by Encore.org is bringing older and younger people together to make life better for all generations. When we launched...
November 17, 2016
Amazon's recent statement teaches you how to grow as a person. Over a year ago, The New York Times published a scathing piece ...
November 7, 2016
In a public letter to leaders in the foundation and nonprofit world, Clinton Foundation chief Donna Shalala announced recently that the...
November 4, 2016
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of the yogurt giant Chobani, and an immigrant himself, has been under siege of late for his advocacy and employment of...
November 1, 2016
Source; Washington Post The good news is that most pledges eventually become completed gifts from most major donors. However, this fact...

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