Human Geography

Republicans and Democrats have never been more divided over Israel

Also, both parties have flipped by 45 percent in their opinions of Donald Trump versus Barack Obama.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey shows that the divide between Democrats and Republicans regarding their support for Israel over the Palestinians is at its largest in the past four decades.<p>The report …

Politics

Beijing's Population Is Shrinking, and China Is Fine With That

Bejiing’s population has dropped for the first time in at least 17 years, according to state media, suggesting government efforts to tackle traffic …

China

Think your country is crowded? These maps reveal the truth about population density across Europe

It’s often said that England is the most densely populated large country in Europe – typically in discussions about the nation’s rising population, …

Maps

Anti-Trump Women's March Demonstrators Are Very Confused About Why They Are Protesting

This past week thousands flocked to city streets to take part in the Women’s March, an anti-Trump gathering rife with pink hats, liberal hysteria and …

Conservative View

What The Modern American Family Looks Like — By The Numbers

<b>Modern Money Matters</b> <i>is Refinery29 and Chase's exploration of what the modern American family really looks like — from starting a family to moving —</i> …

Millennials

Do we need to worry about declining fertility rates?

The fertility rate has enormous implications for the size of our workforce and for the finances of the Social Security system, which operates largely …

Business

Daily briefing: Trans-Pacific trade, men only, Davos in full swing

Japan, Canada and nine other Pacific Rim economies have offered a rebuke to Donald Trump, declaring they had solved their differences and would press …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

EU Payment Reduced UK Borrowing in December

LONDON – U.K. government borrowing in the nine months through December was the lowest in a decade, aided by bumper receipts from sales taxes and a refund from the European Union.<p>The figures suggest Treasury chief Philip Hammond is on course to meet borrowing forecasts for the fiscal year ending …

Economy

Crazy Theory: Maybe Americans Just Want A Rational Immigration Policy

When Minority leader Chuck Schumer surrendered to Republicans on Monday, some left-leaning political analysts argued that Democrats had showed …

Conservative View

8 Books that Wouldn’t Exist Without Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

I n the summer of 1816, a pregnant, unwed teenager had a nightmare.<p>Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin — not yet Mary Shelley — was at Lake Geneva, …

Literature

Study Reveals One-Third Of Americans Can't Eat Without Their Cellphone

According to a new study, one-third of Americans can't eat a meal without having their cellphone nearby, Fox News reports.<p>Twenty-nine percent of …

Pew Research Center

Government borrowing narrows to 17-year low after EU rebate

Britain’s budget deficit halved last month to £2.6bn, helped by an unusually large rebate from the European Union, meaning Chancellor Philip Hammond is on track to meet his borrowing targets this year.<p>Public sector borrowing in December dropped by £2.5bn, much more than had been expected, thanks to …

Economy

At Davos, Canada's Trudeau speaks up on women's rights

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a passionate defense of gender and social equality in Davos on Tuesday, days before U.S. President Donald Trump was due to take the stage at a forum traditionally seen as an enclave of the global elite.<p>Trudeau, whose country …

World News

Partisan divide over Israel in the U.S. at historic level, poll finds

The Pew Research Center findings show Republicans more sympathetic than ever toward Israel, with Democrats increasingly divided, now equally likely …

World News

What are we so afraid of when it comes to immigration?

<i>The George W. Bush Institute journal "The Catalyst" asked a variety of contributors to address the anxiety about the nation's protracted immigration</i> …

Opinion

Charles Schwab: Demographics, Not Policy, to Have Biggest Impact on Markets | Investopedia

Policy – be it monetary, trade, foreign or fiscal – can have an impact on investor sentiment and therefore on investment decisions. But demographics …

Economy

Weak US dollar helps pound to post-Brexit vote high

The pound has climbed above the 1.40 mark against the US dollar for the first time since the Brexit vote sent the UK currency into free fall.

Economy

Migrant money hits record in Mexico, thanks to strong dollar and paycheck increases

Mexican migrants sent a record sum of $28.6 billion back to their homeland in 2016, leading the flow of money into Latin America, according to the …

Texas

Trump’s Efforts to End the Shutdown Are Only Making It Worse

Lawmakers are at a stalemate, and it’s largely the president’s fault.<p>“If there is a shutdown I think it would be a tremendously negative mark on the president of the United States. He’s the one that has to get people together,” <b>Donald Trump</b> said in 2011, when the Republicans were poised to shutter …

Donald Trump

Trump open to expanding Dreamer protection to 1.2 million despite campaign vow

The White House has tentatively agreed to provide legal status toas many as 1.2 million so-called Dreamers — far more than the 690,000 currently …

Immigration

UK public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Union Flags and European Union flags fly near the Elizabeth Tower, housing the Big Ben bell, during the anti-Brexit 'People's …

Economy

Women’s rights issues are climate change issues

<i>John Podesta served as the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and counselor to President Barack Obama and on the U.N. secretary general’s high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda. Timothy E. Wirth is vice chairman and president emeritus of the United Nations</i> …

Opinion

Nine charts explaining knife crime in England and Wales

<b>There is nothing new about knife crime: sharp objects, blades and knives have been used as weapons for thousands of years.</b><p>But after falling for several years, knife crime is rising again. So what is happening?<p>There were 36,998 offences in the 12 months ending in June 2017, a 26% increase on the …

West Midlands

Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

© Reuters. What to watch out for in tomorrow's session<p><b>EU Manufacturing, Services Data</b><p>Eurozone service and manufacturing data is expected to be …

Stock Markets

Forex - Pound Mixed Despite Decade Low Borrowing

© Reuters.<p>Investing.com - The pound was largely mixed on Tuesday despite the release of public sector borrowing figures showing the smallest December …

Economy

17.23 million babies born across China in 2017

Children attend the World Skiing Day activity in a resort in Chongli County of Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province, on Jan. 18, 2015. About …

News (China)

Yes, the census should be tracking race and ethnicity

<i>Timothy P. Johnson is director of the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Roger Tourangeau is former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and vice president and senior</i> …

Opinion

Will Facebook's crowdsourced news rating move backfire?

Facebook says it is now going to crowd-source the trustworthiness of the news it displays in users’ feeds. As with any effort that attempts to rely …

United Arab Emirates

Poll Shows Dropping Democratic Support For Israel. Here’s What You Need To Know

A new Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday highlighted what Israelis and pro-Israel activists in the U.S. have feared for years — Israel is …

Jewish Culture

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:<p>The Monitor. Jan. 21, 2018.<p>While the number of undocumented people living in the United …

Business