Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Strategies ByJeff Sommer Aug. 31, 2018 You won’t lose much money if you’re prepared for the worst. While the stock market has been hot lately, warnings of trouble ahead have been multiplying. And the odds of a recession by 2020 are mounting, or so the warnings go. But what if the good times that are evident in important sectors of the markets and the economy just keep rolling, at least for a while? That bullish possibility has arguably been underplayed, given the strength of the current numbers. And there is a strong, contrarian case that failing to appreciate the power of the current economy and markets will have serious implications that transcend finance and affect politics, too, generally helping Republicans and hurting Democrats. Consider, first, that after months of … [Read more...] about What if the Economy and Markets Are Even Better Than They Look?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByEmily Cochrane Aug. 13, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, VA. — There are other activities better suited for 5 a.m., two strangers joked as they hunched in chairs against the wall of a courthouse. But this was the best way to guarantee a seat to watch the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort — a case that has captured nationwide attention. Quentin Miles had already been outside in the muggy summer heat for nearly three hours, and Sandy Navarro’s hair was still damp after a 3 a.m. shower and hourlong drive from Annapolis, Md. “Is this what it’s like to sit in line for Justin Bieber?” Ms. Navarro, 49, a digital forensics student and displaced New Yorker, said as she looked at the line already forming on the bricks behind her. “Taylor Swift? Michael Jackson back in the … [Read more...] about Manafort Trial’s Spectators: ‘Why Go to Cancun’ When You Can See History?
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Vanderbilt University (THE CONVERSATION) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on Monday, May 7, hours after The New Yorker published an article in which four women accused him of physical abuse. This came soon after the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced its expulsion of Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski for violating the organization’s standards of conduct. Cosby has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old woman Andrea Constand in 2004, and at least 58 women have publicly accused him of sexual assault. Roman Polanski, who admitted to raping a 13-year-old in 1977, has been accused of four other child rapes. All these men, and many others recently accused of sexual harm, carried enormous cultural influence. Indeed, the academy’s decision to expel Cosby and Polanski revived the age-old … [Read more...] about Why the betrayal of Bill Cosby, Eric Schneiderman and other influential men is deeper than you think
WASHINGTON — The current box-office champ, “A Quiet Place,” showed the right way to make a creature feature, reviving the lost art of visual storytelling with a “less is more” approach. Just a week later, “Rampage” sadly takes the opposite approach with the lazy assumption that “more is more,” reminding us exactly why the creature-feature genre often gets a bad rap. Based on the 1986 video game, the plot follows primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), who forms a tight bond with the albino gorilla George (as in George of the Jungle). Their friendship is tested when an extra-terrestrial force enlarges several animals: George the Gorilla, Ralph the Wolf and Lizzie the Lizard (yes, those are their real names). Seizing the opportunity to capitalize, an evil corporation tries attracting the beasts by sending a radio signal from atop Chicago’s Sears Tower. Wouldn’t ya know? They get … [Read more...] about Movie Review: Unlike ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ is a lazy creature feature
Once President Obama's National Security Spokesperson, foreign policy obsessive Vietor has a fascination with the world outside of American borders. Even so, when he and former Obama speechwriters Jon Lovett and Jon Favreau released the first episode of Pod Save America last January, they had no idea that they would be touring Europe just a year later. Hundreds of millions of downloads, hailed by the New York Times as the left's answer to conservative talk radio: Are you surprised by how quickly the podcast has become a success since it launched, not least an international one? I'm stunned by it on a daily basis. I remember on the last election night when we decided to do it and the decision was part out of guilt over the fact that we hadn’t been involved in the 2016 elections and this calamitous event had happened with Donald Trump getting elected, but also profound frustration that the way we talk about politics in the US is so fundamentally broken. Even today, with this … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t think Trump has much knowledge of Sweden’: Why former Obama aides are bringing hit US podcast to Stockholm