May Avoids Defeat By 3 Vote Margin As Even More Brexit Chaos Breaks Loose

Just over a week after Theresa May narrowly survived a revolt by Brexiteers which saw several resignations including that of Brexit minister David Davis and Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, on Monday evening May faced another cabinet rebellion, this time by Tory “remainers“, when May barely…

Boris Johnson Vs. Theresa May: Too Close To Call

During President Trump’s working visit to the UK, he gave an interview to tabloid newspaper The Sun in which he dropped a number of bombshells on Prime Minister May – which he later attempted to back-pedal during their press conference. Among them was a warning…

A Brief History Of US Covert Action In Syria – Part 1

In part 1 of this corrective history of the Syrian proxy war which notable Middle East experts have lately urged is important and essential reading, William Van Wagenen thoroughly dismantles the dominant media myths that have persisted throughout seven years of conflict.  Part I: The Myth of…

Meet The Air Force’s $1200 Cup Of Coffee

Meet the Air Force’s $1200 cup of coffee — or more precisely the $1220 coffee cup which keeps breaking, after which the military simply buys more and more cups.   The Air Force’s $1,220 reheating coffee cup. Image source: US Air Force Some outlets which have reported on…

Few Support Free Money Program to Combat Poverty

To combat poverty, a California city has launched a pilot program in which some residents will receive $500 per month with no strings attached. But nearly half of Americans wouldn’t welcome such a program in their area. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online…

JPM Posts Solid Q2 Earnings Beat As Questions Emerge Over Lack Of Outlook

Officially launching the Q2 earnings season, moments ago JPMorgan reported strong Q2 earnings which again beat on both the top and bottom line, with adjusted revenue of $28.39BN, beating estimates of $27.34BN (and above the highest sellside estimate of $27.84BN), generating EPS of $2.29, also…

China’s Trade Surplus With US Hits All Time High At Worst Possible Time

Overnight China reported its June trade data, which showed that export growth moderated modestly from 12.3% Y/Y in May to 11.3% in June, above the 9.5% consensus, however imports decelerated meaningfully, sliding from 26.0% Y/Y in May to just 14.1% in June, well below the…

A publisher just retracted ten papers whose peer review was “engineered” — despite knowing about the problem of fake reviews for years

Many publishers have been duped by fake peer reviews, which have brought down more than 600 papers to date. But some continue to get fooled. Recently, SAGE retracted 10 papers published as part of two special collections in Advances in Mechanical Engineering after discovering the…