Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is transitioning from insurgent candidate to incumbent member of Congress, a major question on the minds of her soon-to-be-colleagues has been whether she will continue the practice of endorsing primary challenges to sitting members of Congress, or whether she will work to ingratiate herself with theRead More →

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, When was the last time a monopoly or quasi-monopoly was broken up? A generation ago, or was it two generations ago? The Ruling Class that wants us to love our servitude incites us to seek divisions: between red and blue, left and right, progressive andRead More →

One day after vice president Mike Pence and China’s president Xi Jinping clashed after exchanging sharply worded barbs in a showdown between the two superpowers, on Sunday the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in unprecedented chaos and disarray, without agreement on a joint communique for the first time inRead More →

During 2000–2016, suicide rates among American workers (aged 16–64 years) jumped 34%, from 12.9 per 100,000 population to 17.3, according to a newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  “Increasing suicide rates in the US are a concerning trend that represents a tragedy for families and communities and impactRead More →

Submitted by Gefira Although Beijing is Moscow’s largest trading partner, while Russia only ranks in the second ten among China’s importers, the Kremlin is strategically the most important contractor because it supplies the most desirable product – oil – and Chinese demand for this raw material is growing. It appearsRead More →