The GOP Should Steal the Nomination from Trump

Donald Trump booster and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham recently urged the GOP’s remaining candidates to avoid a “bloodbath” at the Republican National Convention. “I don’t see what the point of all this is,” she explained. Well that is a great point, actually: taking the nomination away from Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz could still conceivably win. But...

Scaling a $9.5 Trillion Debt Wall

Companies still have a little time before they must pay down the bulk of $9.5 trillion of debt maturing in the next five years. That’s the good news. But it’s not getting any easier for these corporations to borrow, at least not in the U.S. In fact, many of these obligations are becoming harder and more expensive to repay at a time when companies face a...

Brazil Bans Monsanto Pesticide. This is HUGE.

Pyriproxyfen is a growth inhibitor of mosquito larvae, which alters the development process from larva to pupa to adult, thus generating malformations in developing mosquitoes and killing or disabling them. It acts as an insect juvenile hormone or juvenoid, and has the effect of inhibiting the development of adult insect characteristics (for example, wings and...

Did Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz wait too long?

Marco is street-fighting with Donald Trump. Before, the only candidate he was worried about was Ted Cruz. He did not take Trump’s candidacy seriously. Maybe the same can be said to a lesser extent of Ted Cruz. But at least Cruz spent the time building a ground game and a superb social media effort. Cruz has tried to elevate the debates to questions of...

The Zika virus may cause birth defects — and experts think it’s coming to the US

The Zika virus, a rare tropical disease that’s causing a panic in Brazil — because it may lead to babies being born with abnormally small heads — has now made its way to Puerto Rico. And experts fear the United States could be next. Until last year, the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, was mainly confined to Africa and Asia. But in 2015 the...

North Korea announces it conducted nuclear test

North Korea says it has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which if confirmed, will be a first for the reclusive regime and a significant advancement for its military ambitions. A hydrogen bomb is more powerful than plutonium weapons, which is what North Korea used in its three previous underground nuclear tests. “If there’s no invasion...