Americans Are Officially Freaking Out

Americans Are Officially Freaking Out

Almost two-thirds say this is the lowest point in U.S. history—and it’s keeping a lot of them up at night. By November 1, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there’s at least one source of […]

Did Hitler escape Germany for Colombia, South America? Memos from JFK files show CIA considered it

Did Hitler escape Germany for Colombia, South America? Memos from JFK files show CIA considered it

It’s regarded as a historical fact that Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30, 1945, when it became increasingly clear that Nazi Germany would fall to Allied forces. But a handful of recently-declassified CIA documents, unveiled with the highly anticipated JFK files last week, show that the Central Intelligence Agency was investigating whether Hitler escaped […]

Modernizing America’s nuclear arsenal would cost $1.2 trillion, CBO says

Modernizing America’s nuclear arsenal would cost $1.2 trillion, CBO says

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday put a $1.2 trillion price tag on a long-term plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal that President Donald Trump inherited from the Obama administration. The costs will accumulate over the next 30 years as existing weapons now considered outdated are replaced, according to the budget office, […]

‘Israel Will Always Stand With America’ in Fight Against Terror | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Hana Levi Julian | 12 Heshvan 5778 – November 1, 2017

‘Israel Will Always Stand With America’ in Fight Against Terror | The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com | Hana Levi Julian | 12 Heshvan 5778 – November 1, 2017

Photo Credit: DS Levi Four of the injured were riding in a school bus that was rammed on Oct. 31, 2017 by a radical Islamic terrorist near Stuyvesant High School. Two were staff members at the school; two were students. All four were hurt but survived. Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations expressed his condolences […]

Funeral costs in America have risen faster than all other items

Funeral costs in America have risen faster than all other items

The cost of burying a loved one in America has risen faster than virtually everything else over the last 30 years.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics just published a fascinating look at the cost of dying in the US… because it’s Halloween. The chart below shows that the price index for funerals has risen almost […]

Osama Bin Laden’s America | HuffPost

Osama Bin Laden’s America | HuffPost

Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consigned to the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks. At the cost of the sort of spare change that Donald Trump recently offered aides and former campaign officials for their […]

What’s Behind Latin America’s Jobless Recovery? by Ernesto Talvi

What’s Behind Latin America’s Jobless Recovery? by Ernesto Talvi

A common explanation for the apparent decoupling of growth and employment in many countries is that technological advances, such as automation and robotics, have resulted in capital substituting for labor across the region’s economies. But in Latin America, at least, a simpler and more plausible hypothesis has not yet been ruled out. MONTEVIDEO – […]