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How The Surveillance Program Works, And Who Can Order It: Former Intel Chair Explains

As the Russians-hacked-the-DNC narrative collapses, and evidence-less accusations of Trump-Putin relations fade fast, the circle of possible culprits behind the one crime that we know for sure that happened - the leaking of unmaskedShow More Summary

Angels' Andrew Heaney has no regrets about unusual financial deal

Eighteen months ago, Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney agreed to commit 10% of his future earnings to investors in exchange for $3.34 million up front. It was an unprecedented transaction for a major league player. At first, he was skeptical of the company, Fantex, suggested to him by his agent....

Baby Driver Official Trailer

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There Will Be Those Who Perish In The Next Crisis, And Those "Who Survive In Underground Luxury"

Authored by Mac Slavo via, Ultimately, no one can stop what is coming. The haves and have nots of the next, gritty era of aftermath will be those who have the means to survive when the system has failed, and those who do...Show More Summary

Accounting for the new gains from trade liberalisation

Trade economists typically believe that in addition to lower prices for imported goods, trade liberalisation also brings import variety and domestic productivity gains. This column accounts for these ‘new’ gains in a careful reconsideration of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement. Show More Summary

Gonzaga topples Xavier, 83-59, to reach Final Four

NCAA tournament live updates: Gonzaga reaches the Final Four for the first time ever March 25, 2017, 5:53 p.m. Want to keep up with how you're doing in your office pool? We will post reports here as soon as each game ends, so get a pen and have your bracket handy. All updates UCLA March 25, 2017,...

Although Drew Doughty's production has declined, his leadership has grown

Drew Doughty’s name isn’t coming up in conversations about possible winners of the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, and it’s easy to think of several reasons why he won’t repeat as winner of an award he won last year but probably should have won two or three years sooner. The extraordinary...

Here’s When Hints of Top Building Will Come To Fruition

The market pulled back to minor support last week. It broke an intermediate uptrend channel in the process.There are hints of major top building, with hints of a rally in the short run. Market Update Pro subscribers click here to download the complete market update, including the proprietary cycle screens report in pdf format. Show More Summary

"Policy Error" Is Back: Deutsche Warns Two Things Can Derail The Market's "Most Crowded Trades"

Following the worst week for stocks since the US election, the reflation trade that was launched by the Trump election now appears solidly dead, with the dollar and commodities sliding, inflation expectations crumbling, and junk bonds - where investor euphoria had reached dramatic proportions - being hit the hardest. Show More Summary

What About Trade Deficits, Anyway?: DeLong FAQ

Q: Libertarian economic theorists tend to believe that trade deficits are of minimal importance. Do these deficits really have a great impact on America's economy? A: If the president and congress are not doing their job through fiscal policy--regulating government spending and taxing--and the Federal Reserve is not doing its...

Doc Rivers is whatever the Clippers need him to be

His role is more than just being coach and president of basketball operations for the Clippers. His role is more than to just draw up plays and push the right buttons. Doc Rivers’ role is to be all things for his team. And that includes keeping them uplifted when their spirits might wane. “A lot...

Weekend Reading: Josh Barro: Healthcare: Republicans Lied. They Deserve Punishment

Weekend Reading: Josh Barro: _[Healthcare: Republicans Lied. They Deserve Punishment][]_: "It's hard to decide which would be the more politically damaging outcome for Republican politicians... >...passing the American Health Care Act, and therefore owning the premium increases and coverage losses it would cause; or not passing the bill, and therefore...

Ducks' Brandon Montour quickly earns kudos from teammates

Often it’s the skating ability of Brandon Montour that gets their attention. Other times it’s the instinct to know when to join the rush and when to back off. Cam Fowler and Hampus Lindholm don’t seem old enough to reminisce, but they know a rising young defenseman when they see one, and Montour...

Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Fontana

Kyle Larson and Joey Logano each overcame early problems to square off for the victory at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Auto Club Speedway. But Larson’s comeback had a bit extra to give the 24-year-old Californian the victory by 1.3 seconds over Logano in the Service King 300 in NASCAR’s...

UCLA's basketball future might depend on its family ties

There was a theme that transcended the red eyes and vacant stares of a despondent locker room late Friday night inside FedExForum. It could be heard in the voices of UCLA players who sounded as if the bond they had forged over 31 victories could not possibly be shattered by one season-ending defeat....

Hit the Road, Jack

Anderson Layman's Blog has the ultimate performance of a song that will never go out of style.

Toughen Up

Cultural Offering points to a blog that might have been written by 1970s moms if they had blogs back then. Go back a few more decades and they were wrestling with raccoons in order to get a snack for dinner. In the Fifties my older brother fell out of a bunk bed and hit his head on a concrete floor. Show More Summary

What's The Largest Religion In Your State? (Outside of Christianity)

Spoiler alert. Christianity is the largest religion in the USA, but there's variety in the second largest across the US. This chart is a little dated, but it's interesting regardless: via ASARB What I found most interesting, was South Carolina's...

Poor Salesman Great Grasp of Policy

I am aware of all internet traditions (with notably rare exceptions) and I think this might be another classic. In a generally very good article in Politico Tim Alberta wrote “Ryan is poor salesman with a great grasp of policy” [skip] “After he unveiled the bill, leading health care experts on the right like Yuval […]

Car Rams Into Pedestrians In Islington Area Of London; One Male Arrested

A car has slammed into pedestrians on Essex Road outside the Old Queens Head Hotel in Islington, London prompting an immediate response by the police. The area is on lockdown. Initial reports state four people are suffering injuries - their condition awaits. Show More Summary

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