Monthly Archives: December 2018

Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt

By Nadia Drake of National Geographic Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making, … Continue reading

Posted in Science

Bernie Madoff and the coming stock market apocalypse

By Larry Edelman of the Boston Globe It was 10 years ago today that Bernie Madoff’s Mother of All Ponzi Schemes burst into public view. While the headlines blared that investors were on the hook for something like $65 billion, … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Investing

New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base

By Zachary Cohen, CNN North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Kim Jong Un, North Korea

Trump 2020 Shaping Up to Be a Campaign to Stay Out of Prison

By Eric Levitz in New York Magazine In 2016, Donald Trump claimed that America’s presidential election would determine nothing less than whether a proven criminal would be sent to jail — or the Oval Office. In 2020, that might actually … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump

6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other

By Jacob Poushter of Pew Research Americans’ views of Russia have declined in the past year – and so have Russians’ views of the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Currently, roughly a quarter or fewer … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Russia, United States