Even though “trade wars” talk is virtually everywhere, it may be a misnomer.
If a 10 percent tax on restaurant meals wasn’t enough to jack up the cost of dining in Washington, D.C., city residents just voted for a 275 percent increase in the minimum wage for tipped workers.
A new national survey shows that 2018 Mid-Term Election likely voters across the board—be it self-identified conservatives, self-identified independents, and even self-identified moderates(!)—are even more likely to vote Republican if they knew the new Speaker of the House would come from outside the current Leadership apparatus.
The two competing immigration bills up for a vote in the House on Thursday offer significantly different amnesty provisions, and would have very different effects on future immigration flows. The so-called "compromise bill" crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan would result in a net increase of 2.12 million more green cards through amnesty and chain migration over the next 15 years. In contrast, the bill crafted by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (HR 4760) would result in a net decrease in green cards of 1.23 million over the next 15 years because it offers a much smaller amnesty and makes prompt, deep cuts to chain migration categories.
This week’s OPEC meeting reveals once again that the market for oil is controlled by nations that collude to manipulate oil prices.
Peter Strzok is an FBI agent with a career spanning more than two decades. He was section chief of the counterespionage section in 2016 and thus in a position to oversee both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian election interference investigation. And he was supposedly perfect for the job: a Georgetown University graduate with a master's degree, married to a Securities and Exchange Commission official. Strzok was qualified and patriotic. He was a lifelong civil servant.
The latest dose of “fake news” about global warming comes from two forecasts of famine due to human activity. Both drew on estimates of extremely high temperatures predicted by the same flawed climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to predict other climate calamities. The climate models used in the studies are estimated to overpredict temperature by 2.5 to 3 times as compared to actually measured temperatures, and both rely on the highest estimates of maximum temperature increase.
Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives.
Former President Barack Obama is swaggering around and claiming he didn't really have any scandals as president. By any objective measure, this man is a liar.