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While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

At the same time that President Donald Trump is pushing a plan to increase defense spending by 10 percent, Washington state Rep. Adam Smith says it’s time to save money … Click to Continue »

Enes Kanter, Steven Adams start MVP push for teammate Russell Westbrook

If you've paid attention to the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder around these parts, you know that each week our expert, Sekou Smith, has the unenviable task of awarding the No. 1 spot to a given player. Throughout the season, the HoustonShow More Summary

Empiricism and humility

Here is a Noah Smith post on those topics, and here is Adam Ozimek, both responding to Russ Roberts.  Rather than adjudicate the varying points of view here, I will stress some points of my own: 1. The political process does not select...Show More Summary

Oops! The Economy Is Like A Self-Driving Car

Submitted by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Back in 1776, Adam Smith talked about the “invisible hand” of the economy. Investopedia explains how the invisible hand works as, “In a free market economy, self-interested individuals...Show More Summary

Sam Smith & Adam Lambert Laughed Off Dating Rumors

Sam Smith picks up some food at a butcher shop with a female friend on Sunday (February 19) in London, England. There were rumors swirling at one point that Sam was dating Adam Lambert, but Adam recently shot down the reports during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “I love that rumor, actually. The [...]

Why Noah Webster preferred Americans

It is very much a twist on Adam Smith’s argument about the division of labor: One further remark however, which I cannot omit, is that the people in America are necessitated, by their local situation, to be more sensible and discerning, than nations which are limited in territory and confined to the arts of manufacture. Show More Summary

Adam Lambert Responds To Rumors He's Dating Sam Smith

last monthNews : Huffington Post

In our dreams, Adam Lambert and Sam Smith would make an adorable couple, but alas, there’s no romance heating up between the two pop stars for now. In Thursday’s installment of “Watch What Happens Live,” Lambert told host Andy CohenShow More Summary

No, Adam Lambert and Sam Smith Aren’t Dating (But We Wish They Were)

No, Adam Lambert and Sam Smith Aren’t Dating (But We Wish They Were) Just as quickly as the rumors of Adam Lambert and Sam Smith dating came about, they've been dashed, along with our hopes of a castle wedding Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

Day Around The Bay: Apples TV Production To Start Small

'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams is afraid to speak at Berkeley now, Patty Hearst's French bulldogs win at Westminster, and Aldon Smith is implicated in another domestic violence incident. [ more › ]

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Adam Silver's The REAL Hero In Oakley, Knicks Truce ... Says Kenny Smith (VIDEO)

Stop giving the credit to Michael Jordan -- the real hero in the Charles Oakley, Knicks truce is NBA Commish Adam Silver... so says Kenny Smith.  In fact, Smith says Silver was nothing short of spectacular in his handling of NBA messes since…

Reading: Morgan Kelly and Cormac Ó Gráda (2016): Adam Smith, Watch Prices, and the Industrial Revolution

Morgan Kelly and Cormac Ó Gráda (2016): _[Adam Smith, Watch Prices, and the Industrial Revolution][]_ Six Questions: 1. What do Kelly and Ó Gráda mean by a "middle class consumer durable"? 2. How large a cumulative real price decline is 1.3%/year on average over 160 years? 3. How do we...

BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for February 8, 2017

This week's show featured music from Magnetic Fields, Future Islands, The xx, Pond, Father John Misty, David Bazan, Ryan Adams, plus oldies but goldies from The Smiths, Bad Brainds, PJ Harvey and more. Continue reading…

Morning Digest: Rick Scott searches for another wealthy Republican to succeed him in Florida

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off ? FL-Gov: The Tampa Bay Times recently speculated that termed-out GOP Gov. Rick Scott may try to recruit a wealthy political outsider to succeed him in 2018, and Adam Smith takes a look at why the governor is unhappy with the developing Republican field. Show More Summary

tix on sale: Ryan Adams, PJ Harvey, Real Estate, Slowdive, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, more

Also: Waxahatchee/Kevin Morby, Pond, Kool Keith, Deep Purple/Alice Cooper, Xibalba, and more. Continue reading…

The Case for Pessimism

After President Barack Obama took office eight years ago, conservatives were reminded that, to quote Adam Smith, there is a great deal of ruin in a nation. The right-wing depiction of Obama’s America was fantastically apocalyptic, but often drew upon truths. Show More Summary

Watercooler 01/26/17; Open Thread; Surprise Minimum Wage Kills Jobs Again; ABC Admits To Creating Fake News; CBC Hires Fake Racists

Even In San Francisco Adam Smith Gets The Last Laugh The SF Bay area terminally hip, filled with young people who think the stove is airtight storage cabinet and who would be hard pressed to boil water without a microwave. The number...Show More Summary

Reading: David Landes (2006): Why Europe and the West? Why Not China?

David Landes (2006): [Why Europe and the West? Why Not China?][] As you read, note: Adam Smith laid out what went wrong as the background for his picture of how things can go right, while Landes is as interested in the roots of relative--and absolute--economic failure as of success....

Grumpy Cat Balloon Sculptures Gives Koons a Run for His Money

Adam Parker Smith transforms party balloons into busts reminiscent of antiquity.

Trespass Against Us

Though many bad movies are simply depressing, Adam Smith’s “Trespass Against Us” is so exceptionally bad that it at least has this bright sidelight: Unless 2017 turns into a truly disastrous time for movies, it may be the worst of the year is already here. Show More Summary

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