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If North Korea Truly hacked Sony? Hit Kim’s cronies where it counts – their wallets

 Moviemakers strive to outdo themselves with fantastic plots, super-heroes and special effects. But the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment this month proves that, even in Hollywood, reality is still stranger than fiction. U.S. officials have now determined that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack. The rogue nation is also linked to the terrorist […] Read More →

How the U.S. Could Retaliate Against North Korea

 If the U.S. decides to retaliate over North Korea’s alleged hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, officials could target the government’s financial resources, its illicit drug and counterfeiting operations or the hackers themselves. One thing the Obama administration is unlikely to do is unleash a tit-for-tat cyber attack, analysts said. Any eventual U.S. response also […] Read More →

On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

 On occasion a reader will ask if I can give readers some good news. The answer is: not unless I lie to you like “your” government and the mainstream media do. If you want faked “good news,” you need to retreat into The Matrix. In exchange for less stress and worry, you will be led […] Read More →

Liberal View: Jeb Bush Has a Mitt Romney Problem

 A private-equity-guy presidential candidate with lots of deals for the press to untangle—it sounds at least 47 percent familiar. Over the last several months, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been giving speeches, campaigning for candidates, appearing at public forums, and meeting with wealthy donors, which has led many people to believe that he may soon […] Read More →

Superbugs to kill ‘more than cancer’ by 2050

 Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide – more than currently die from cancer – by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says. They are currently implicated in 700,000 deaths each year. The analysis, presented by the economist Jim O’Neill, said the costs would spiral to $100tn (£63tn). […] Read More →

China’s Economy Surpassed U.S. … a Long Time Ago

Washington’s Blog,   We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet. It just happened — and […] Read More →

What to Do When Thanksgiving Gets Political

 For some, Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all of life’s blessings, big and small. For others it’s a dare, challenging you to get through hours worth of vitriolic political debate, when the most liberal and the most conservative factions of your family come together to discuss topical controversies.  What do you do when Cousin Natasha*, […] Read More →