The World Bank Should Stop Dodging Accountability

Expand Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The private sector arm of the World Bank has long come under fire for funding projects that run afoul of human rights. But, because it…

Killed Negatives: censored 1930s America – in pictures

The Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography laboratory, in the Auditor’s Building, Washington DC, c. January 1941. The FSA later became the US Office of War Information. The picture shows the mural printing room with, from left, a mural enlarger, a … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

US Supreme Court Ends Vague Basis for Deportation

Expand Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. © 2018 Reuters The Supreme Court of the United States took a small step this week towards a fairer immigration system, eliminating one particularly troubling legal provision under…

New Starbucks Video Tries To Prove Racism, Fails, Protests Rage On (REACTION)

A video recorded back in January of 2018 has been brought to the light in the wake of a Philadelphia Starbucks location going viral in another video. Two black men were arrested for loitering (and then trespassing) at the Philadelphia location and cries of racism…

On The Big Market Tops

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Following the exuberance in January and subsequent corrective actions in February and March and now into April there has been a lot of speculation that markets may have topped in this cycle or are in the process of topping….

Trump Becomes America’s Top Arms Dealer In Quest To Boost US Weapons Sales

Back in January we reported that president Trump was planning the roll out of a new US weapons sales policy, which could result in a massive uptick in arms proliferation and conflict escalation around the world. What Reuters described then – as part of a…

Business Inventories Jump As Sales Slump Most In 18 Months

Business Inventories rose 0.6% MoM in January (es expected, so unlikely to impact Q1 GDP expectations) but Business Sales slumped 0.2% MoM – the biggest drop since July 2016. Motor Vehicles saw a 1.7% surge in inventories in January (and 0.9% drop in sales). On…

Where The Jobs Were In February: Who’s Hiring And Who Isn’t

While February was expected to match the January payrolls number at best, the February payrolls print was a blockbuster, blowing expectations out of the water with 313K jobs added, over 785K according to the Household Survey, and a record 1 million full and part-time jobs….

Oscars Ratings Plunge To All-Time Low

Award shows gained a newfound relevance in January when Oprah Winfrey delivered a widely-lauded speech condemning sexism and sexual harassment while accepting a lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes. But despite her inspired performance, the Globes suffered a 5% ratings dip compared with the…

Change Is Coming: China Is Accelerating Its Plan For A Military Base In Pakistan

Authored by Lawrence Sellin, op-ed via The Daily Caller, On January 1, 2018, The Daily Caller published information – later confirmed in two separate reports, here and here – about a plan for a Chinese military base on the Jiwani peninsula in Pakistan, near Gwadar,…