Saudi Arabia launches council for girls, ZERO girls on panel

Saudi Arabia launches council for girls, ZERO girls on panel

Saudi Arabia just announced a first of its kind in the Middle East: the creation of an all-girls council in the al-Qassim province, according to the BBC, to help support girls and women in the region. However, there was one tiny detail left out: females. A picture circulated online (above) of the 13 men of […]

ICE stalking courthouses

ICE stalking courthouses

New America Media – In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye said she was “deeply concerned about reports from some of our trial courts that immigration agents appear to be stalking undocumented immigrants in our courthouses to make arrests.” ICE agents have been targeting […]

China now fears underpopulation and is considering baby bonuses for second child

China now fears underpopulation and is considering baby bonuses for second child

Various countries offer baby bonuses and other child friendly policies. Singapore is a leader in the area of baby bonuses. By having two children, a middle-income Singaporean household may receive various incentives which are equivalent to S$166,000.For third and subsequent child, the household will get an additional S$8,000 as Baby Bonus and S$20,000 as Parenthood […]

Yes, airlines are squeezing you

Yes, airlines are squeezing you

Consumerist – Though seat size may vary from airline to airline, Cohen notes that the average distance between rows of seats has dropped from 35 inches before airline deregulation in the 1970s, to around 31 inches today. Your backside is getting the squeeze, as well, as the average width of an airline seat has also […]

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts for 3/22/17

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts for 3/22/17

By Emil Franzi Why Kohl’s will be gone in a year. I like much about this store, although the employees are uneven, Oracle road good, Marana almost clueless. But worse if the system that will put them under. A couple of months ago, I bought a CD player on-line and they opened a credit card […]

Dr. Jane Orient: ObamaCare repeal vs. reality

Dr. Jane Orient: ObamaCare repeal vs. reality

By Dr. Jane Orient The attempt by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other powerful Republicans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “ObamaCare”) has run into a buzz saw of opposition from both sides. Most proponents of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) concede that the Act is “not perfect.” But there […]

Marriah Star: Election shaped by tribalism vs. globalism

Marriah Star: Election shaped by tribalism vs. globalism

By Marriah Star “May you live in interesting times.” After Donald Trump’s victory, many people are asking: how did we get here? I believe the best way to understand how this happened is to remember the economic, global, and technological changes over the past 30 years. Most people over the age of 65 will remember […]

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Twilight of the tradesman

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Twilight of the tradesman

By Mike Tully The most tragic and sympathetic victims of the United States’ deficient Medical-Political complex might be the American blue-collar workers.  We silently honor them every day, simply by going about our daily life activities.  We awaken from sleep on a mattress assembled by American factory workers and shipped to us by truck drivers […]

Phil Richardson: Trump Tower Baku—Take Two

Phil Richardson: Trump Tower Baku—Take Two

By Phil Richardson On June 8th of 2016, I published an article titled “Trump Tower Missing.” I was writing about an empty, 33-story luxury hotel and condo ‘way out in the low- rent district of Baku, Azerbaijan—once a part of the USSR—under the control of President for Life Ilham Aliyev. He is the son of […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump telling immigrants not to come to U.S. reduced influx

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump telling immigrants not to come to U.S. reduced influx

Deterrence is the strategy of persuading someone in advance not to do something, often by raising the likelihood of punishment. But in the 21st century, we apparently think deterrence is Neanderthal and appeals to the worst aspects of our natures. The alternative view insists that innately nice people respond better to discussion and outreach. History […]