Politics & Government

The weaponizing of fact-checking

For most of American history, it has been the role of the news media to report on the five classic questions – who, what, when, where and how. Opinion – and they all have them – was left to the editorial department and named columnists … period. And even among editorial writers and columnists, it was expected that various opinions ...

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The Move to the One-World Euro Turns Twenty

Depending upon which side of the coin you are on, the euro has either been the best thing to happen to Europe since the end of the Ottoman Empire or the worst thing since the great pandemic of the bubonic plague. Let us overlook for a moment the loss of fiscal sovereignty of some 19 nations and the gain of ...

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Pre-existing conditions? NO! Wrong Problem. Insurance Must Change.

Every politician nowadays, when asked about health care, affirms that the government wants to protect those with “pre-existing conditions.” This means, of course, that someone has a very expensive medical condition and they do not have insurance to cover it. This has become a massive issue in the health care debate. Everyone wants to solve it, but nobody seems to ...

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Fed Policy is Anyone’s Guess going Forward

The Federal Reserve has gone somewhat off the grid and is becoming increasingly more stealth in regard to monetary policy. The Fed undoubtedly realizes what uncertainty with regard to interest rates can do to both the credit and equity markets. As such, you might want to buckle your seatbelts and hold on for the ride as we head into the ...

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The Landscape has Changed for the Fed’s Rate Path

Over the years I have heard many different sources, from economics professors to Fed Chairmen, say that the Federal Reserve doesn’t pay attention to the stock market when it comes to deciding rate policy. I think we all know better than that. When the Fed stepped in and started lowering rates at the end of 2007, you can bet that ...

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Wall Street has a Trust Issue with President Trump

In poker, when a player has a habit that indicates that they are bluffing or another one that indicates they have a strong hand, it is called a tell. In criminal law when a criminal uses a certain method to commit the same crime over and over, they call it an M.O.—or modus operandi. Right now, Wall Street seems to ...

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HORIST: Trump scores in Argentina

Even as the #NeverTrump media picks at minutia to continue to spin stories to fill their pipeline of negative news narratives, the President has come out of the G20 summit in Argentina with some commendable outcomes. Tremendous wins. The Trump/Xi tête-à-tête was not only the most important face-to-face discussion in Argentina, it may be the most important negotiation between the ...

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What Small Business wants from the new Congress

The mid-term elections are now behind us, and small businesses across America march on. Politics and regulation, among other things, play such a large role in the life of an entrepreneurial venture. Policies legislated can have a big impact on macroeconomic issues like job creation, wages, and production. The upcoming 116th United States Congress will need to address the concerns ...

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