Category Archives: United States

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Max Fisher and Josh Keller of the New York Times – When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, United States

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid

Jodi S. Cohen and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois – Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise receive, court … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Controversial, Education, Parents, United States

A majority of U.S. teens fear a shooting could happen at their school, and most parents share their concern

Nikki Graff of the Pew Research Center – In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a majority of American teens say they are very or somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Guns and gun control, Pew Research, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

The Arkent Scenario – Anatomy of the next global financial crisis

David Murrin’s Murrinations- So far we have called the highs of the equity markets accurately and have seen the first significant drops which coincide with ratcheting up of US-China tension and the Fed lowering rates in recognition that all is … Continue reading

Posted in China, Controversial, Economics, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

In Major Threat To Dollar’s Reserve Status, Russia Offers To Join European SWIFT-Bypass

Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge – Three weeks after a meeting among the countries that signed the Iran nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) – and which was ditched by the US – French, British … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Iran, Russia, United States