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The Path To Hyperinflation: What Happened To Venezuela?

It’s hard to imagine daily life with an annual inflation rate of 1,000,000%. At that rate, the price of a cup of coffee doubles between your weekly paychecks. That is what the citizens of Venezuela are facing, according to a recent report from the IMF. The story of how the country went from …

Venezuela

Egyptian Papyrus Retells Biblical Story of Abraham and Isaac

OXFORD, ENGLAND—<i>Live Science</i> reports that Michael Zellmann-Rohrer of Oxford University has translated a 1,500-year-old papyrus discovered near the …

Ancient History

The Left Is Conditioning College Students To Hate Free Speech

On Monday, <i>The Weekly Standard</i> reported that a professor at Princeton University canceled a class on freedom of expression. The professor, Lawrence …

Rights & Freedoms

Is democracy essential? Millennials increasingly aren't sure — and that should concern us all.

If you’re old enough to remember the Cold War, maybe you think of democracy as sacrosanct, an often-endangered ideal worth fighting for. But if the Berlin Wall was before your time, you might not take the value of democracy as given. That’s one conclusion that can be drawn from recent studies that …

Political Science

Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.<p>Shortly before the election of 1860, a man came upon a plantation near Marlin, …

Who Killed the Nazi Botanist Trying to Wipe Out Cocaine?

The old man was found facedown on the floor. His hands and feet had been tied with electrical tape; the same tape, bound tightly over his mouth and …

Erdoğan accuses US of planning to form 'terror army' in Syria

‘Our mission is to strangle it before it’s even born’, says Turkish president of 30,000-strong force aimed at protecting territory held by Kurds<p>Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has accused the US of forming a “terror army”, after Washington announced plans for a 30,000-strong force inside …

White Racism course causes controversy at FGCU just as it did at UConn in 1990s

CLOSE<p>Florida Gulf Coast University opened its doors Aug. 25, 1997.<p>Florida Gulf Coast University student Aimee Weigt doesn't shy away from discussing …

'White Racism' course at Florida university teaches that America is 'white supremacist society'

A Florida university is teaching a "White Racism" class designed to show "the U.S. has been and remains a white supremacist society," the course's professor told Fox News.<p>Dr. Ted Thornhill, a Florida Gulf Coast University sociology professor, told Fox News in a statement his class this spring is …

As ‘Fire and Fury’ is published, Europe openly debates: ‘Is Trump still sane?’

BERLIN — European commentary on President Trump is rarely flattering, but the cascading revelations alleged in Michael Wolff’s tell-all book “Fire …

Trump takes new tack to weaken ObamaCare

A proposed rule released Thursday targeting the health law is likely the first step in a new effort to undermine the law. And advocates for the …

Carl Bernstein: 'We're in a real constitutional crisis'

Investigative reporter Carl Bernstein says the task of reporting on President Trump's fitness for office is a challenge for journalists.<p>"We're in a real constitutional crisis, in an unprecedented place, where we as a country and where we as journalists, have never been before, in which a huge part …

Donald Trump

White House preparing for trade crackdown

As Trump returns to a key campaign pledge, upcoming closed-door meetings will shed light on how aggressive the president plans to be.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to unveil an aggressive trade crackdown in the coming weeks that is likely to include new tariffs aimed at …

Tens of thousands in Iran take to streets in pro-government protests

Iran’s government has rallied tens of thousands of its supporters to counter anti-regime protests which have gripped the country for the last week.<p>The demonstrators turned out in towns and cities rocked by some of the largest riots in nearly a decade, where people have been protesting against …

US employers desperately need workers. Let’s help millions of adults stuck on food stamps move into jobs

Since he took office, President Trump has been clear in his message that unemployed adults capable of working should expect welfare changes designed to move them off welfare and into jobs.<p>“Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect,” President Trump told a joint session of …

As Trump Weighs New Tariffs, Imports of Washers, Solar Panels Jump

Foreign makers of products including washing machines and solar panels are ramping up shipments to the U.S. ahead of government decisions on whether to erect new barriers, trade data show.<p>The influx of goods comes after companies including appliance giant Whirlpool Corp. and solar-panel maker …

BLM FAIL: Massive Murder Spike Due To Lack Of Police Presence, Complain Baltimore Residents

The murder rate in Baltimore has skyrocketed since Black Lives Matter activists began protesting law enforcement for the death of Freddie Gray, a …

The great debate: Will corporate tax cuts trickle up or down?

The new tax plan, enacted by one party over the other's strenuous objections, has started the United States on an economic experiment.<p>How much of the massive corporate tax cut will trickle down to workers and consumers? And how much of it will flow up to shareholders and other owners of …

Economics

The Most Mysterious Thing About Edgar Allan Poe Might Be How He Died

If it had been the ending of one of his stories, critics might have said it was unbelievable. But Edgar Allan Poe’s death, which came suddenly and …

Was 2017 the Craziest Year in U.S. Political History?

A dozen historians weigh in.<p>Imagine how future historians might try to summarize 2017: A U.S. president, his family and his political aides came under investigation by a special counsel for possibly helping a foreign government meddle in the election. Talk of impeachment swirled through Congress, …

War

Death threats are forcing professors off campus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two dozen students marched out of their classroom at Drexel University in Philadelphia last month carrying signs that read "Where is our professor?" and "Bring back GCM."<p>They felt they had a pressing reason to protest.<p>"For 40-plus days, we've been without a professor in the classroom," said …

Rights & Freedoms

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.<p>A proposal by the Interior …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Republican tax bill spurred more than 120 public protests in November

By Erica Chenoweth<p>, Contributor, Monkey Cage<p>Jeremy Pressman<p><i>This is the 11th installment in a monthly series reporting on political crowds in the United States. Each month the</i> <i>Crowd Counting Consortium</i> <i>will post updates about trends and patterns from the previous month as recorded by our volunteers.</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

A Failed Attempt

Why wasn't there a Jewish army in World War II to fight the Nazis? No group had more motivation to do so. Well, it's not that they didn't want one. …

Another Vision of Black Elk

Nicholas Black Elk, a holy man of the Oglala Sioux, came into the world in Wyoming before it was Wyoming, and died in the village of Manderson, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in South Dakota, in 1950. At his death, he was thought to be about eighty-four years old. The Encyclopedia of the …

Pennsylvania family ordered to take down Jesus Christmas display after neighbor said it was ‘offensive’

A Pennsylvania family was ordered by their homeowner’s association to take down their Jesus Christmas display after one of the neighbors reported it as offensive.<p>Mark and Lynn Wivell of Adams County, a Gettysburg subdivision, said they put up their Jesus display last Saturday, FOX43 reported.<p>"As …

Hundreds get sick on Royal Caribbean cruise — again

More than 300 passengers became ill on a Royal Caribbean cruise out of Florida last week, the second time in less than a month that sickness swept through passengers and crew on one of the cruise line's ships.<p>Royal Caribbean said 332 cases of gastrointestinal illness were reported on the …

Royal Caribbean

Progressive Policies Make Philanthropy Less Effective

Philanthropy is about more than just giving away money. It's also about not getting in the way.<p>Thanksgiving and Christmas are arguably two of the …

Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Republicans in Congress say cutting corporate taxes would improve the balance sheet for U.S. businesses, giving them more money to spend on jobs and investment.<p>But how does anyone know that's what will happen?<p>It's the question at the heart of the debate taking place on Capitol Hill right now about …

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Who is he?

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive in Afghanistan for several years after leaving his station, was dishonorably discharged Friday.<p>Bergdahl had pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. A judge spared him jail time and dishonorably discharged him. He faced up to life …