Posted inEconomy

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, stoking fears Thursday that the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy. Amid a few glimmers of hope, most of the latest economic news from around the globe was likewise […]

Posted inpolice

George Floyd unrest in Minnesota law enforcement call for calm

Federal and local investigators urged calm in the Twin Cities Thursday as violent demonstrations raged over the death of George Floyd, but did not announce any charges against the officers involved in the case, saying they needed additional time to do their jobs. Floyd, a black man, died in police custody earlier this week after a white police officer appeared to […]

Posted inImmigration

The Facts on the Crisis at our Border, and How to Fix It

 Tom Homan, For the past 18 months we have seen a concerted effort to vilify the Trump administration for declaring a national emergency on the southern border and all the actions that have been taken in support of that declaration. The left continues to talk about “cages” and “family separation.” They say that all these actions were […]

Posted inWorld News

Virus cases jump again in South Korea, India

South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a resurgence that health officials warn is getting harder to track and risks erasing some of the nation’s hard-won gains. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 67 of the 79 new cases reported were from the […]

Posted inEconomy

New wave of U.S. layoffs feared as coronavirus pain deepens

Job cuts by U.S. state and local governments whose budgets have been crushed fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and more second-wave layoffs in the private sector likely contributed last week to a 10th straight week of more than 2 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits. The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report on Thursday, the most timely […]

Posted inChina

Xi Jinping Takes Up the US Challenge

Pat Buchanan, Is the U.S. up for a second Cold War — this time with China? What makes the question newly relevant is that Xi Jinping’s China suddenly appears eager for a showdown with the United States for long-term supremacy in the Asia-Pacific and the world. With the U.S. consumed by the coronavirus pandemic that has […]

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Insane News Tidbits

Walter E. Williams, Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?” The funding priorities of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control suggests […]