China state media says Mattis gave them a "mind-soothing pill."
America and the World
Iran’s decision to exit this deal might threaten the dollar
For a period of time Russia became an American colony under Yeltsin.
Is Trump going to complete the China pivot?
Will the growing confrontation between Russia and the US slow down?
Was the Davos speech a turning point in world history?
Julian Assange says Russia was not the source of Podesta emails.
Is Turkey going into a spiral collapse?
The pivot to Asia and the resulting military escalation in the region.
Trump's election is the result of chaos financial elites have helped to create.
Who do we believe when it comes to Russian hacks?
This new Adam Curtis movie probes into the weirdness of today and shows what has happened to all of us.
Jim Rogers gives extensive interview.
With allies like Saudi Arabia one needs no enemies.
"The bank will initially be capitalized with $50 billion, most of it contributed by China. The country is planning to increase authorized capital to $100 billion. With that amount the AIIB would be two-thirds the size of the $175 billion Asian Development Bank."
"Iraq neither wants nor needs foreign ground troops in its battle against Islamist militants who have strongholds in the norther part of the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Wednesday."
Regulators are slowly moving to banning Americans from owning assets overseas or having banking and brokerage accounts outside the United States in order to make sure that all moves you make are visible to watchful eyes.
They discussed the ISIS-led Sunni revolt that is closing in on Baghdad; the rapid enlistment of Shia fighters stepping in for the disgraced Iraqi army; and the pressure on Nouri al-Maliki to step down.
The biggest stooge of the NSA in Congress and a pet of the defense industry has gone down in flames. I'm speaking of Eric Cantor the Republican Speaker of the House.
Mike Swanson, author of The War State, discusses the stock market and housing bubbles from an Austrian economics perspective; why Nixon took the US off the gold standard in 1971; and the ineptitude of Alan Greenspan
The Libertarian Angle: Washington Post Editorial on Foreign Policy decrying a "war weary" public.
This is a discussion by Jacob Hornberger and Sheldon Richman on the crisis we are seeing in the Ukraine and Venezuela.
Astronomers have announced that 715 new planets have been discovered outside the Earth's solar system.
85 people own almost all the world's wealth - put together these combined 85 people have more wealth than the 3.5 billion people below them that represent the bottom half of wealth ownership in global population.
We are in for an interesting two weeks - no matter what your opinion on a new war is - probably nothing will happen newsworthy for a few days, but after the Senate votes things may get real wild in this country if President Obama has still failed to win over the House and as of now momentum is not in his favor.
Today is July 4th. In the United States the stock market is closed and it's a Federal Holiday in celebration of the day the American colonies and their leaders signed the Declaration of Independence and formally broke away from Great Britain.
For most Americans, me included, it will be a day of cookouts and camaraderie, at least later in the day. July 4th has always been different than Memorial Day in that it is more of a day of celebration than remembrance and thanks.
"Aside from the emergence and dominance of social media, the biggest change I’ve seen in my media career, both on television and radio, is the tribalization of political debate,” says Press, former host of MSNBC’s “Buchanan and Press” and CNN’s “Crossfire,” the first point-counterpoint cable news show. “It used to be, you seldom saw a liberal without a conservative by his side, and vice versa. But no longer. Today, it’s either all right or all left. In prime time, neither MSNBC nor Current TV makes any attempt to include a conservative point of view. And Fox, with rare exceptions, slams its doors on liberals.”