June 28, 2016
A 30 percent chance of rain—or climate change disaster, or sports win—means different things to people if it’s down from 35 percent or up from 25. If you heard on the radio this morning that there was a 30 percent chance of rain, would you pack an umbrella? Now, what if that estimate represents a revision over the previous night’s forecast—down from 40 percent, say, or up from 20 percent? According to a new...
June 28, 2016
It was barely more than a squiggle, but the mark of a single letter sprayed overnight on a wall in the heart of Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was a daring act of dissent. The next day, ultra-hardline Islamic State fighters came and scrubbed out the "M" -- the first letter of the word for "resistance" in Arabic -- which appeared in an alley near the Grand Mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul about three weeks...
June 27, 2016
Angela Merkel has set the right tone on Brexit. The German chancellor is keeping her cool, while other EU leaders including her own foreign minister are pressing Britain for a quickie divorce. David Cameron, who resigned after the electorate voted to leave the EU on June 23, said he would not institute formal divorce proceedings. He would leave that to his successor as prime minister. A new leader probably won’t be chosen until...
June 27, 2016
Clinton represents the status quo and business as usual, just as the Remainers did in Britain Listen. Can you hear the British lion roar? People on Europe’s side of the Atlantic may strain to do so through the din of Thursday’s shock result. But in parts of America it came through loud and clear. Among conservatives in particular the UK has become an instant king of the jungle. To Donald Trump’s supporters and critics...
June 24, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Friday, calling it a "great thing" and drawing parallels to his own insurgent campaign. In Scotland to reopen a golf resort he owns, the wealthy New York businessman wasted no time interpreting the outcome of the "Brexit" vote as an example of a global uprising against the established order, an...
June 24, 2016
The experts were wrong again. Even on the day of the referendum, traders and oddsmakers, pollsters and professors were forecasting a vote to remain in the European Union. In the wake of a stunning decision to leave the 28-nation bloc, the nation is left divided in a way not seen since the 1980s. What was a very British question over a lukewarm relationship with Europe turned into accusations of lying, evocations of Hitler and rather un-...
June 22, 2016
While UK voters have good reasons to either stay in or leave the European Union this Thursday, a British exit would only hurt the US While there are good reasons for British voters to either support or oppose theproposed withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, there is little argument at all from an American perspective that Brexit would hurt the US. The strongest argument for the UK leaving the EU is that European bureaucrats have...
June 22, 2016
The Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy Americans who argue they should pay higher taxes, registered to lobby for the first time. Gene Haigh, the group's SVP of government affairs, is focusing on Sen. Tammy Baldwin's (D-Wis.) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin's (D-Mich.) bill to close the carried interest loophole, spokesman Justin Strekal ...
June 20, 2016
The recent revelation that tech investor Peter Thiel provided the funding for a series of lawsuits against Gawker Media is one of those periodic stories that divides reaction so sharply it feels like the lines are drawn along inter-dimensional boundaries, not merely sociological ones. Journalists (even the “respectable” kind who would never touch the sort of stories Gawker has become known for) are threatened not just by the...
June 20, 2016
If Clinton chooses the Massachusetts senator as her running mate, donations will dry up, fundraisers warn. Big Wall Street donors have a message for Hillary Clinton: Keep Elizabeth Warren off the ticket or risk losing millions of dollars in contributions. In a dozen interviews, major Democratic donors in the financial services industry said they saw little chance that Clinton would pick the liberal firebrand as her vice presidential...


Off the Wires

June 28, 2016
It was barely more than a squiggle, but the mark of a single letter sprayed overnight on a wall in the heart of Islamic State's self-proclaimed...
June 27, 2016
Angela Merkel has set the right tone on Brexit. The German chancellor is keeping her cool, while other EU leaders including her own foreign...
June 24, 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump thrust himself into the heart of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on Friday, calling it a...
June 22, 2016
While UK voters have good reasons to either stay in or leave the European Union this Thursday, a British exit would only hurt the US While there...
June 20, 2016
If Clinton chooses the Massachusetts senator as her running mate, donations will dry up, fundraisers warn. Big Wall Street donors have a message...

Value Blog

June 28, 2016
A 30 percent chance of rain—or climate change disaster, or sports win—means different things to people if it’s down from 35...
June 27, 2016
Clinton represents the status quo and business as usual, just as the Remainers did in Britain Listen. Can you hear the British lion roar? People...
June 24, 2016
The experts were wrong again. Even on the day of the referendum, traders and oddsmakers, pollsters and professors were forecasting a vote to remain...
June 22, 2016
The Patriotic Millionaires, a group of wealthy Americans who argue they should pay higher taxes, registered to lobby for the first time....
June 20, 2016
The recent revelation that tech investor Peter Thiel provided the funding for a series of lawsuits against Gawker Media is one of those periodic...

Altruism Today

June 28, 2016
Source; Cape Cod Times As circumstances change, venture capital money and for-profit organizations are crowding into areas of addiction and...
June 27, 2016
On June 26, 2015, history was made when the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. This victory for social justice...
June 24, 2016
Americans are more motivated to give to charity than they are to vote for president: perhaps they feel charity will make more of a notable...
June 22, 2016
Source, NPR On World Refugee Day 2016, observed on June 20th each year, the White House issued this statement, and the UN...
June 20, 2016
Source; WBUR-FM (Boston Public Radio) Senator Charles E. Grassley of the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees issued a letter ...

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