7 Steps to reach inbox bliss

7 Steps to reach inbox bliss

As a busy CEO and founder, I receive hundreds of emails every day and send around 50 myself. Yet at the end of the day, my inbox is empty. I follow a principle called Inbox Zero. No, I don’t have an assistant managing my emails. And no, Inbox Zero is not just a dream – […]

Study suggests emphasis on speed enforcement is misguided

Study suggests emphasis on speed enforcement is misguided

The insurance industry has long said that punitive speed enforcement is essential for traffic safety. Strict punishment is needed, they insist, to prevent the intentional speeding of impatient motorists. In a study to be published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, researchers from the University of Western Australia provide evidence they believe suggests exceeding […]

Liberal icon calls leftist obsession with Russian election claims ‘laughable’

Liberal icon calls leftist obsession with Russian election claims ‘laughable’

Famed linguist and polemicist Noam Chomsky said recently that Democrats are becoming an international punchline for obsessing over theories that Russia somehow manipulated the U.S. election outcome. Even if Russia was somehow able to interfere in the election, Chomsky contends that the country’s actions would still in no way stack up to the kind of […]

Free speech roundup

Free speech roundup

A weekly roundup of Freedom of Speech stories. “Spanish woman given jail term for tweeting jokes about Franco-era assassination” [The Guardian] If California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s 15-felony complaint and arrest warrant against activist filmmakers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt is a vendetta, it’s one motivated by speech. That’s serious [Jacob Sullum] “A.B. 1104 — a […]

Chicago area immigration lawyer gets 15 months for asylum scam

Chicago area immigration lawyer gets 15 months for asylum scam

Fabricated persecution claims are an insult (and in practice a menace) to those who have suffered genuine persecution: “When he found a client seeking asylum in the United States, typically from Iraq, the suburban attorney would quickly forge that person’s name on an application and pepper the person’s life story with horrific hardships, including kidnappings, […]

Ridership drops for Washingon’s Metro

Ridership drops for Washingon’s Metro

Washingtonian – Metrorail lost so many customers in 2016 that its decline in passengers actually dragged down national light-rail and subway ridership into negative territory, according to a new analysis of federal transportation statistics. TransitCenter, a research and advocacy group in New York, found that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s 14 percent drop in […]

Spotlight on Fed’s balance sheet plans

Spotlight on Fed’s balance sheet plans

The Fed has had ample time to reduce its massive $4.5 trillion balance sheet. At the very minimum, the Fed long ago could have stopped reinvesting interest. Instead, the Fed is just now coming to term with a balance sheet strategy. Federal Reserve officials are zeroing in on a strategy to begin winding down their […]

Political rights in Palestine were granted to Jews only

Political rights in Palestine were granted to Jews only

The “Mandate for Palestine” clearly differentiates between political rights-referring to Jewish self-determination as an emerging polity-and civil and religious rights, referring to guarantees of equal personal freedoms to non-Jewish residents as individuals and within select communities. Not once are Arabs as a people mentioned in the “Mandate for Palestine.” At no point in the entire […]

Book sales rise in US

Book sales rise in US

Guardian – Nielsen, which tracks book sales in several countries, released 2016 figures to coincide with this week’s London Book Fair. They show a mixed bag: physical sales are up in the UK, US and Ireland but down in Italy, Spain, Australia and South Africa. …It seems the UK and US can thank a year […]

‘American Snowflakes’ are organizing as a political movement

‘American Snowflakes’ are organizing as a political movement

The easily offended, overly sensitive, politically correct, and anti-free speech progressive leftists known as “Snowflakes” for their propensity to experience frequent meltdowns at a drop of a hat are organizing as a political movement. Ugh. CNS News reported the details: “What do we see as a key quality of an American Snowflake? Our togetherness, our […]