Jonathan Ryals

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo

Three years ago, we said the Echo was “the most innovative device Amazon’s made in years.” That’s still true. But you shouldn’t buy one. You …

Smart Homes
North Korea

Who was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville? Here's what witnesses say

The clashes that broke out over the weekend at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., have become a new touchstone in the nation's long-running debate over racism, free speech and violence.<p>One woman was killed and many more injured when a car, allegedly driven by a rally participant, …

At Least Eight Reasons Why the Talk of North Korea Leveling Seoul Is Simply Wrong

War is destruction and death. It’s serious business. So the facts should be taken seriously and measured accurately.<p>I’ve touched on this subject in …

North Korea

A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea's nuclear threat — but it would destroy America's global influence

With North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, one apparently capable of reaching California, the American foreign policy community is struggling to find a way — short of war — to end the threat from Pyongyang. In the media and behind closed doors, some are suggesting that …

What Republicans Could Do About Trump

Here's what the president’s most vocal opponents would like to see happen on Capitol Hill.<p>It is August 2017, and you are a principled Republican member of Congress. You are appalled by the president’s character; disturbed by his erratic behavior in office; upset by his defenestration of democratic …

Donald Trump

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Trump’s Most Chilling Economic Lie

A so-called trade war with China would be an absolute disaster for the United States and its citizens.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has threatened to upend the post-World War II geopolitical order. What he finds most vexing about that order is the rise of China. Today, China is the largest trading economy in the …

Donald Trump

Beyond Flynn, other ties bind the White House to the Kremlin

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>President Trump's national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had a pretty wretched week. The Post's …

Donald Trump

Bannon says he’s a Leninist: that could explain the White House’s new tactics

Trump’s top political adviser says he wants to destroy the state, like the Bolshevik leader, and some of his ideas certainly echo the Russian revolutionary<p>Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief political strategist and, after Trump, the most powerful man in Washington, once declared proudly: “I am …

Donald Trump

Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed

Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.<p>Among the many terrifying questions that Donald Trump’s presidency poses is this: How do you oppose an indecent leader …

Rights & Freedoms

Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt?

The denizens of Davos reassured themselves that free trade would go on in the Trump era, but they had for years done little about the losers such a system creates<p>His speech was like one normally expected of an American president. Countries must resist the temptation to retreat into harbour, the …

Globalization

Everyone seems to agree globalization is a sin. They’re wrong.

DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which — as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body — is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is globalization, which everyone now seems …

Economics

Trump just threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance as we know it

Donald Trump just lobbed a grenade into the normally staid world of European-American diplomacy, using a joint interview with two of Europe’s biggest newspapers to call NATO “obsolete,” predict that the European Union would fall apart and announce that the US wouldn’t really care if it did, and …

Geopolitics

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Physics

Why Does Education Translate to Less Support for Donald Trump?

It’s probably the biggest demographic story of this election: Hillary Clinton has made big gains with well-educated whites, particularly women. And Donald J. Trump has continued recent Republican gains in winning over less educated whites, particularly men. As Nate Cohn wrote in an article last …

Education

Harvard Gives the U.S. an 'F'

A new report from the Harvard Business School this morning says the United States is “failing the test” of economic competitiveness.<p>The report is …

Economics

I knew Muslims who celebrated 9/11 – 15 years on, they know how naive they were

“The chickens are coming home to roost.” I'm ashamed to admit that many Muslims I know certainly felt that way – albeit inexcusably – as they watched …

Religion

This one quote shows what angry white guys mean when they talk about government overreach

Before Donald Trump, GOP elites — policymakers, intellectuals, DC operators — were in the grips of a comforting illusion: that their party was united around the principles of limited government and free markets. The family values and national security stuff rounded out the picture, of course, but …

New York Times

This could be the end of free trade

Donald Trump opposes most multinational agreements, including noneconomic ones. He believes they do more harm than good.<p>Some think these treaties put poor countries at a disadvantage. Others say they transfer jobs to low-wage countries. This enriches multinational corporations but hurts local …

Economics

Who are the out-of-touch Americans in this election?

Back in the 2008 election, John McCain spokeswoman Nancy Pfotenhauer was on MSNBC and made some waves talking about the senator’s chances of winning Virginia. She made a distinction between “Northern Virginia” and “real Virginia.” In fact, if you listen to the whole clip, Pfotenhauer’s claim was …

Political Science

GOP Delegates Say the Economy Is Terrible—Except Where They Live

As Trump readies his pitch to 'make America work,' he's got one problem: It's already working.<p>CLEVELAND — Tuesday night’s Republican convention theme was officially Make America Work Again, echoing Donald Trump’s apocalyptic rhetoric about the U.S. economy under President Barack Obama. “The …

Great Depression

Dallas Police Chief, Diamond Reynolds And Yale Go Libertarian After Shootings

After the spate of shootings involving police (as both alleged perpetrators and victims) last summer, I suggested limiting the role of the police to responding to emergency calls and serving warrants. A year later, the article is being widely circulated again following a tragically similar series …

Empathy is the path to healing between cops and black citizens

It is hard to know exactly where to start in untangling the violent web of race, guns, police, crime, poverty and rage that ensnares American society. So I'll start with a shooting in a black community that got little notice outside of Los Angeles this weekend.<p>Saturday night, a 26-year-old woman …

This is what scares me most about a Hillary Clinton presidency

It's possible that Clinton and Lynch were just catching up — "a social meeting," as Lynch put it Friday.<p>Similarly, it's possible foreign governments donated to the Clinton Foundation because they viewed it as the most efficient available philanthropic opportunity, without regard for the favorable …

Government

Donald Trump Isn’t the Presidential Candidate We Should Be Worried About

The voters vowed to take their revenge at the polls. They’d missed out on the country’s vaunted prosperity. They were disgusted with the liberal …

Democratic Party