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Frank Schaeffer Examines The Cult Of Trump: 'The Christians Have Denied Jesus This Easter'

I'm not a believer as such, coming from a multi-faith family. But I have always thought that as a teacher, Jesus of Nazareth had great things to say …

Christianity

Commentary: Even atheists should read the Bible

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal was compelled to issue an amusing, if embarrassing, correction after misquoting Israel’s prime minister the day …

Salt Lake City

Who Wrote The Bible? This Is What The Actual Historical Evidence Says

Set aside what religious tradition says, and discover who wrote the Bible according to the scholars who have examined the actual evidence.The post …

Theology

How Can I Possibly Believe That Faith Is Better Than Doubt?

Why is it that, according to Jesus, faith is better than proof? That’s a question I’ve struggled to answer ever since I began my pilgrimage of faith as a young man. Sometimes it seemed more pressing, other times less so. It can intensify during periods of grief and pain, when faith may not offer …

Faith

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

The firm behind one of the top China analysts in the world is warning of a ticking time bomb

In a new video, the firm, which employs Charlene Chu, dubbed the "rock star" of Chinese debt analysis, said China's lenders piled up debt and repackaged much of it in the form of wealth-management products and asset-management plans.<p>By the end of 2016, WMPs and AMPs together amounted to 51% of …

Finance

This is the Republican plot to kill the US corporate income tax as we know it

Donald Trump’s eagerness to pick trade fights is threatening to undermine his own party’s plan to eliminate the corporate income tax. At the very least, it’s unquestionably made it more confusing.<p>Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wanted to slap a 20% tax on goods …

A top strategist explains who — if anyone — can threaten America's status as the global economic superpower

Viktor Shvets is Macquarie's head of global equity strategy and Asia-Pacific equity strategy.<p>We recently spoke with him about who, if anyone, can threaten the United States' status as the global economic superpower.<p>This is part three of a series. Part one was a discussion on the populism that's …

Economics

We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It

You can’t go forward by going backward. Take the current debate about trade and globalization, for instance. While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable given the pain experienced by workers in a range of industries and communities in recent years, it is not the way to create …

Globalization

House Republicans are proposing a big corporate tax cut that Walmart hates

If you ask an average American what policies from the Donald Trump administration they’re paying attention to, or care about, chances are they’ll answer with something like “building the wall” or “banning Muslim immigrants” or “repealing Obamacare” or “cozying up to Russia.”<p>If you ask corporate …

Economics

If You're Focused on Solving Westworld's 'Mysteries,' You're Missing the Point

There’s a ton of anticipation heading into Sunday’s 90-minute long <i>Westworld</i> finale. With just a 10-episode first season, the show is already an …

TV Series

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Tom Hiddleston

Camaro Designers Were Apparently Shocked By The Stunning Buick Avista

According to <i>GM Inside News</i>, some within the General Motors group weren’t all too impressed when Buick revealed the stunning Buick concept at the …

General Motors
Income Tax

10 Scientific Hints Of Possible Higher Beings

Is another being responsible for our lives or even the entire universe? If you believe in God, you have your answer. However, some mind-boggling …

Physics

These horizontal charts show history from a whole new perspective

Without a foundational, tree-trunk understanding of all parts of history, we often forget the things we do learn, leaving even our favorite parts of history a bit hazy in our heads.<p>Blogging about history is asking for trouble. Portray nearly any story or person as an Aladdin or a Jafar and you'll …

Great Depression

Billionaire Howard Marks just skewered US politicians claiming they'll 'bring back the jobs'

In a 13-page memo published this week dubbed "Economic Reality," the money manager touched on the tax system, minimum wages, and working-class discontent.<p>One big area Marks focused on was the US election. He highlighted presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's promise to recover …

Economics

As Heartbleed bug wreaks havoc, Corporate Canada touts e-security

The Heartbleed security bug has sent a chill through the world of e-commerce, even though most companies that count on the Internet to do business say they have put fixes in place to make sure they are not vulnerable.<p>While the bug has been around for as long as two years, the issue came to a head …

Bill Gross says capitalism, like the sun, is dying — except it will take less than 5 billion years to blow up

In his latest investment outlook, Gross writes about how the sun will eventually swallow the earth whole instead of nurture life.<p>Which, it seems, is sort like what has happened to capitalism, just at a faster rate — first helpful, then harmful.<p>Here's Gross (emphasis ours):<p>Our Sun - a rather tiny …

Interest Rates

Worldwide "Outings" Project Pastes Museum Paintings Onto City Streets

If you're walking along the streets of cities like Paris, Barcelona, and Portland, you might come across the <i>Outings</i> project. It's a worldwide participative event that was initiated by French artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianaca. People around the globe install obscure figures seen in …

Art

8 Funny Marriage Quotes From Some of the Greatest Wits of All Time

Wise words and wisecracks that capture what it's like to tie the knot.<p>—Mae West<p>—Ogden Nash<p>—John Wilmot<p>—Dorothy Parker<p>Content continues below …

Groucho Marx

Android's latest commercial has Rock, Paper, and Scissors becoming BFFs

Following up it's "Monotune" commercial, Google is back on another awards show with another new ad for Android. Called "Rock, Paper, Scissors," it has the three historical enemies learning to make friends with each other. It's a story of three soon-to-be friends overcoming school bullying, and it's …

Android News

US shale frackers eye world conquest despite bloodbath

Dozens of indebted US shale companies face annihilation over coming months as their hedge protection runs out and creditors pull the plug, but veteran frackers insist defiantly that the slump will not stop the industry's march to world conquest.<p>"What is happening scares the heck out of you. We're …

This is what's really wrong with oil

The ongoing oil price collapse is having a severely negative impact on the wealth of those who own oil reserves. Western oil companies and OPEC member states, however, aren't so worried about oil reserves in the ground.<p>The number one problem is oil on the surface.<p>Supply far outstrips current …

Oil

Cheap prices fail to kill U.S. oil boom

Many smart people thought U.S. oil production would fall off a cliff along with the crash in crude prices.<p>In reality, it hasn't even come close to killing American production. The U.S. pumped 9.35 million barrels of oil a day in October, according to the latest government statistics available. …

Oil

What you should know about Alberta's royalty review

With the release of the royalty review, let’s take a step back and ask: Are we getting our fair share? And more importantly: a fair share of …

The world's wealth is going to just 62 people

And since 2010, wealth has become more and more concentrated in favor of the richest of the rich while those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder have seen their positions worsen, according to a new report from Oxfam International.<p>The wealth of the richest 62 people grew by more than half a …

Income Inequality

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Campervans