With the first arrow of Abenomics perhaps hitting its limit, it will be the second and third arrows that need to occur quickly and aggressively to carry this momentum forward (and for the economy to grow into stock valuations). Barclays...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: President Obama delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this morning, which was especially noteworthy because he addressed the ongoing problem of sexual assaults in the military. Obama said, "We have to be determined to stop t …
Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "The creative team shows earnestness in attempting to deliver a cult show that appeals to those seeking quick hit video humor on the Internet, but the legit laughs are too few and far between."
Photo modified from original by Flickr user Edward Corpuz Editor’s note: This is part of a “hood novel” that Bert Burykill is writing. Read previous installments here, here, here, and here. HardWhite spied the new jack quick and hit the zoom button. Show More Summary
Guernica has just published a great interview with Ayana Mathis, who has just published her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, to great popular and critical success. The whole transcript is worth the read, but my favorite parts were Mathis’s descriptions of writing minority characters without burdening them with representation. She explains: My book [...]
On the May 16 "Media Mash" segment for Fox News Channel's Hannity program, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell hit the nail on the head, predicting that the media would quickly shift into the "Move On!" mode as they would start attacking...Show More Summary
It feels much earlier (or later?) than 7 am right now as I push through jet lag to prepare another little spread of quick hits and varia for my readers. To continue where I left off on Wednesday, William Gibson describes jet lag in his 2003 novel Pattern Recognition as “the dire and ever-circling wolves […]
Today's edition of quick hits: A bipartisan group of senators today unveiled new legislation intended to prevent sexual assault in the military.
I really love this piece by an abortion clinic counselor about her experiences working at the clinic while she was pregnant with a very wanted–and ultimately failed–pregnancy of her own. One of my biggest pet peeves is anti-choicers who claim that pro-choice advocates refuse to acknowledge the emotional complexity–and physical reality–of abortion. Patricia O’Connor shows [...]
While dash cams catch a bunch of crazy accidents, they are also in cars for another reason: To prevent insurance scams. People fake getting hit by cars to collect money. If that was this man's plan, then he really went all the way. Read more...
A few stories of interest - the Cook County Morgue can't seem to do anything right. Now they're giving away dead bodies: According to records from the Cook County Public Administrator, in many cases family members did not give permission...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: London: "A man was killed by knife-wielding assailants on a London street Wednesday, and a bloodstained suspect at the scene holding a meat cleaver was captured on video telling passers-by: 'We swear by the almighty Allah.'"
A Norfolk, England, driver felt so entitled to “knock a cyclist off his bike” that she boasted about the act on Twitter, where users quickly recognized the act as a hit-and-run accident and notified the authorities, according to a report...Show More Summary
UFC 161 took a hit this week when interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao was forced out of his fight against Eddie Wineland, which scrapped the main event for the upcoming card in Winnipeg on June 15. The UFC moved quickly to shift...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: The reports and images out of Oklahoma are simply heartbreaking.
Commodities are getting hit hard today as the big unwind across the asset class continues. Here's a quick snapshot of the damage: WTI crude oil -1.1% Brent crude -1.2% NYMEX gasoline -1.9% NYMEX heating oil -0.6% Gold -2.0% Silver -3.1%...Show More Summary
It's a fate that every great player hopes to avoid: decline and irrelevance. With squads shifting and football evolving so quickly, even those who hit the highest of heights often have trouble maintaining their level at the top. Sometimes it's a move to a new club. Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: Conditions in Iraq continue to worsen, more than 60 people were killed "in a series of car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, part of the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops pulled out i …
Need a quick GDP boost in a world in which the uber levered consumer is tapped out and has no more savings or purchasing power, in which the government is facing an existential socialism or bust crisis even as global sovereign debt levels...Show More Summary
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Everybody loves robots, but the...Show More Summary