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An introduction to Don Cherry in 10 records

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Delta and United Join Companies Dumping the NRA

Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. became the latest companies to cut ties with the National Rifle Association after a call to …

Making Medicaid a pathway out of poverty

<i>Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.</i><p>Americans are among the most generous people in the world. While this nation was founded on the pursuit of a shared dream, the moral pledge of the American people has been to never leave behind our most vulnerable fellow …

Regulations at 'Lowest Count Since Records Began Being Kept in the Mid-1970s'

As the economy and stock market continue to chug along nicely, many analysts and presidents are giving at least partial credit to the Trump …

Trump keeps his promise: Blacks and Hispanics do better with him than Obama

Democratic warnings that President Trump would make life worse for minorities were discredited once again Friday, with the release of new unemployment statistics for December. In just under one year in office, the president and the Republican Congress have helped minorities make dramatic …

13 Book Club Suggestions If You Want To Introduce Your Friends To Science Fiction

The future is now, so obviously you and all of your book-nerdy friends should be reading science fiction. If a book like <i>I, Robot</i> or <i>Dune</i> is a hard …

Donald Trump Goes Full Fredo

But unlike the Godfather character, the president of the United States is backed by powerful people enabling him.<p>“I can handle things. I’m smart! Not like everybody says, like dumb. I’m smart and I want respect!”<p>This morning’s presidential Twitter outburst recalls those words of Fredo Corleone’s in …

Donald Trump

The arcane world of Japan’s taiko drummers

THERE is a felicitous double meaning to Kodo, the name of the celebrated Japanese drumming ensemble. Its written characters mean “drum child”. But an …

Drums

Trump push to scale back welfare programs has Republicans on edge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Emboldened by his victory in the passage of the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades, President Donald Trump now wants to rein in social welfare programs even though some Republicans are wary of tackling the volatile issue in a congressional election year.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. …

Republicans

The person anonymously leaking racist attacks on the Mueller grand jury sounds a lot like Trump

A tipster straight out of "central casting."<p>On Tuesday, the New York Post published an extraordinary leak about the grand jury impaneled by Robert …

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

What’s Red, Blue, and Broke All Over? America.

If the blue states hated Trump, the GOP, and the heartland before this tax bill, one must wonder what revenge they will inflict once they get back in …

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Joseph Stiglitz On What Anti-Globalization Looks Like In The Trump Age

Nobel Prize-Winning economist Joseph Stiglitz joins us to discuss his new book <i>Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump</i>. Stiglitz once again explores how globalization has bee mismanaged, which was the basis for his original book, and shows how this has …

Liberal Paternalism Toward Poor Hits New Low On Tax Reform

President Trump and Republicans in Congress are trying mightily to achieve tax reform this winter, proposing a combination of tax simplification, base broadening, and tax cuts. Some parts of their plans are positive and would boost the economy, others are more questionable. However, instead of …

For Americans, the best of times, the worst of times

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>For Americans, these are the best of times and the worst of times.<p>The stock market is booming, economic growth has jumped to 3 …

Mapped: Protectionism is on the rise as US and EU implement thousands of restrictive trade measures

As the UK aims to leave the European Union and make its way as a trading nation across the world, international trade secretary Liam Fox may want to spend some time worrying about the protectionist policies being implemented by dozens of countries.<p>It would seem the main offenders for creating …

Shabazz Daughters Launch Malcolm X Legacy Clothing Line to Honor Father and His Principles

via newsone.com During a time in our country where the political climate has been heated and racial tensions were seemingly at an all-time high, the …

Pound soars against the euro on Brexit divorce bill breakthrough

The pound bounced back on currency markets on Tuesday after the Telegraph revealed that British and EU negotiators have broken the deadlock on the Brexit divorce bill.<p>After being dragged down earlier in the day by Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s gloomy warning of potential Brexit “pain”, …

Trump’s phony populism is fully exposed in the Republican tax bill

This bill is not for the forgotten men and women of America.<p>Donald Trump promised a presidency for the forgotten Americans.<p>“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Trump said as he stood on the Capitol steps in January after taking the oath of office. “Everyone is …

Income Inequality

Will Corporate Tax Cuts Really Help Much In Today's Economy?

Here is my basic framework for thinking about corporate tax cuts. I think there are two broad ways to examine the issue. One is to consider the broad empirical evidence on corporate tax cuts, which from my perch anyway leans towards showing corporate tax cuts do increase investment and wages. The …

Economics

Most Iowa wages have stagnated. But the rich keep getting richer.

CLOSE<p>Grant and Katelyn Hobin work multiple jobs to pay off student loans while they wait to have a family.<p>When her coworkers ask her to join them for …

Nearly all of the Fed board is up for grabs and that's creating a risk Wall Street isn't thinking about

Wall Street is becoming a little too certain about the future path of US interest rates.<p>Markets welcomed President Donald Trump's nomination of Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen at the central bank's helm as a sign of likely policy continuity. In the short-run, it probably is.<p>But beneath the …

U.K. Seeks to Remove Brexit Sting With Industrial Strategy

Business Secretary Greg Clark said reviving Britain’s flagging productivity lies at the heart of the industrial strategy the government unveiled on …

Robert Reich: Mnuchin Is a Lying Knave

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>One of the most dangerous consequences of this awful period in American life is the denigration of the …

Bertha Calloway, founder of Great Plains Black History Museum, dies at 93

Civil rights leader, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and …

Donald Trump’s Obsession With Time Magazine Makes Almost Too Much Sense

The now-fading publication evokes a distinct 20th-century kind of wealth and influence—like the Plaza Hotel and Elaine’s on the Upper East Side.<p>If you had to pick the year <i>Time</i> magazine’s “person of the year” jumped the shark, you’d probably start with 2006. That was when <i>Time</i> looked at the rise of …

Trump’s assault on the administrative state will benefit America

Occurring largely behind the scenes, President Trump’s most significant contribution to a more prosperous America is also his least understood: his assault on the administrative state.<p>The administrative state is the manifestation of a form of government that invests power in an unelected …

Familiarity breeds respect in the honest, moving 'Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold'

Access is almost everything for a documentary filmmaker, and the entree Griffin Dunne had to his celebrated subject makes all the difference in "Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold."<p>Dunne is not just an actor and the picture's director but he is also Didion's nephew, the son of her late husband …

Many of the celebrated white men of literature would want to be taken off the Cambridge English syllabus

Once again, self-appointed defenders of orthodoxy in the <i>Daily Mail</i> and <i>Telegraph</i> have stepped up to defend… white male authors. The villains, students …