A “Garden of National Heroes”?

This was presumably my last Bloomberg column about a policy from President Trump, here is the setting: On his way out the door, President Donald Trump issued an executive order expanding on his earlier call for the creation of a “Garden of American Heroes.” The context is that recent events have supposedly shown that the U.S. no […]

A Proposal to Fix Public Service Loan Forgiveness

[Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post was submitted by Dr. Garrett Rossi, a psychiatrist that blogs at Shrinks in Sneakers. Dr Rossi proposes some reasonable changes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for the Biden administration and Congress to consider. We have no financial relationship. See the end of the post for an editorial note about […]

4 Quick Tips to Build a Productive Home Office Set-Up

Featured image by Donterase from Pixabay Many people imagine that working from home in their own personal home office set-up is an ideal situation. It does offer its benefits, including avoiding the regular rush hour to and from work. Your schedule is also more flexible, and you have more quality time to bond with your […]

Is This The End For Tim Paine & Australia?

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin TOPSHOT – Australia’s captain Tim Paine looks on between the overs on day five of the fourth cricket … [+] Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) / –IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL […]

Escobar: Baghdad On The Potomac – Welcome To The Blue Zone

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, The season opening of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show could not be a more appropriate roomful of mirrors reflecting the self-described US “political elite”. The star of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show During the 2000s, I came face to face with Baghdad’s Green […]

Parler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company

#masthead-section-label, #masthead-bar-one { display: none }Capitol Riot FalloutLatest UpdatesInside the SiegeVisual TimelineNotable ArrestsCapitol Police in Crisis Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main storyParler Tries to Survive With Help From Russian Company The social network, popular with President Trump’s supporters, went offline last week after it was kicked off Amazon’s […]

Biden’s DHS Pick To “Study” Whether To Keep Trump’s Border Wall

Submitted by Planet Free Will, On the same day Trump extended an emergency declaration at the southern border, Biden’s pick for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, says that he will “study” whether the border wall constructed under the Trump administration will remain in place. “President-elect Biden has committed to stop construction of the border […]

Marketing essentials: A bias for engagement

It’s hard to overstate the importance of engagement. Engagement has tremendous power. It’s the sensation we experience, when someone or something connects with us and captivates us. It creates a bond between us and them. It fosters trust and forms an extremely resilient foundation on which to build a relationship. And it’s of immense value […]

Yellen's Opening Salvo Shows No Let Up In Tensions

By Ye Xie, macro commentator at Bloomberg If there were any expectations for a quick reset of the tense U.S.-China relationship under the incoming Biden administration, Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen dashed those hopes on Tuesday. At her confirmation hearing, Yellen said the U.S. is prepared to take on China’s “abusive” trade and economic practices, saying Beijing is undercutting […]

Media Cheers DC Under Military Occupation

Authored by Michael Tracey via mtracey.medium.com (emphasis ours), Downtown Washington, DC is currently under what essentially amounts to military occupation. Streets are locked down, guarded by Army vehicles and blocked off by huge, garish checkpoints. Vehicular traffic is limited to motorists who can show papers demonstrating that, as one Guardsman told me, they are conducting […]

In Memory

With the Washington Monument in the background, President-elect Joe Biden with his wife Jill Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with her husband Doug Emhoff listen as Yolanda Adams sings “Hallelujah” during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Source: NPR

China Unveils New Attack Drone For “High-Threat Battlefield Environments” 

For the last couple of years, China has been exporting military drones into Europe and the Middle East, rapidly shrinking America’s military-industrial complex’s international drone market share. In the latest development of advanced Chinese military drones soon to hit the international markets is the WJ-700, a high-altitude, long-endurance, and high-speed armed reconnaissance drone, according to […]

Greenwald: The New Domestic War On Terror Is Coming

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via greenwald.substack.com, The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting “terrorism” that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign […]

DOJ Won’t Pursue Insider Trading Charges Against Sen. Richard Burr

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The Department of Justice on Tuesday closed its investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) regarding stock sales and will not press charges, ending the last insider trading investigation into a member of Congress. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and […]

Fox News Lays Off Staffers As Trump Leaves Office

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Fox News has dealt a major shakeup to its staff, laying off more than a dozen staffers after falling behind in the ratings, as some of the departing employees told media outlets the move might be in response to backlash from President Donald Trump and […]

Leading By Example Into The New Year

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For as much as we may wish to believe in the power of our words, it’s what we do that most often compels others to follow suit. Words are easy; anyone can set forth directives, particularly if they have no intention to follow their own rules. […]

Dependable Dodgers Star Don Sutton Reached ‘300 Club’ And Hall Of Fame

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a legend Tuesday when Don Sutton (right), shown here with fellow Hall … [+] of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax in 2013, passed away at age 75. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images) MediaNews Group via Getty Images Don […]

YouTube Extends Ban On Trump’s Account For At Least Another Week

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline YouTube on Tuesday extended President Donald Trump’s suspension on the platform for at least another week, making it the latest company to take action against Trump in an effort to prevent violence at Biden’s Inauguration.  In this photo illustration a Youtube logo seen displayed on […]

Tubi Viewership Up 58 Percent In 2020, And Skews Way Younger Too

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Tubi) Getty Images for Tubi Fox-owned video service Tubi said in a new report that viewership of its free, ad-supported offerings topped 2.5 billion hours in 2020, up 58 percent from the previous year. The report, called The Stream: 2021 […]

Road freight heading for the green fast lane, new report suggests

A new report outlines a roadmap for the decarbonisation of road freight through the “critical” next decade The road freight sector is nearing a decarbonisation tipping point, with hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles likely to become commercially viable at scale within the next five to 10 years. That is the heartening outlook offered […]

5 Tips for Effective Communication

Featured image by Anastasia Gepp from Pixabay  Did you know that two out of three young Americans believe they’re lacking in basic social skills, including effective communication? As the world becomes increasingly digital and the way we communicate shifts from in-person chats to phone calls to quick messages, it’s not strange that we’re losing our grasp on effective […]

California Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main storyCalifornia Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say Aditya Singh was arrested and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500. The Chicago Department of Aviation is investigating how Aditya Singh […]

Has Covid-19 changed the conversation around sustainable investing?

Schroders investment experts explain what impact the pandemic has had on sustainable investing and what it means for the future Sustainable investing is not just about a company’s financial success, but how it achieves that success. The importance of considering all stakeholders is intrinsic to the approach. Those stakeholders range from employees to shareholders to […]

Zoom in on Net Zero – with Carbon Tracker's Mark Campanale

VIDEO: joins BusinessGreen editor James Murray to discuss the carbon bubble, divestment and net zero investing Mark Campanale is the founder of the hugely influential think tank Carbon Tracker, a non-profit organisation he helped set up over a decade ago to research and raise awareness of the impact of climate change on financial markets. A […]

How You Leave Will Shape Your Legacy

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Lightstock People will remember how you leave a job long after they forget what you did while you were on the job.  Clicktotweet”People will remember how you leave a job long after they forget what you did while you were on the job.” How you leave […]

Don Sutton Made History For The Milwaukee Brewers In 1982

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Don Sutton (left) hugs manager Harvey Kuehn after pitching the Milwaukee Brewers to their first AL … [+] East title with a 10-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on the final day of the 1982 season. (Photo by Owen C. Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images Hall of […]

Should Your Company Be Using Linux for Embedded Systems?

Featured image by 200degrees from Pixabay One of the world’s best-known and best-loved operating systems is Linux for embedded systems. Approximately 96% of the world’s top servers run on Linux and 83% of developers cite Linux as their preferred platform. No wonder so many companies rely on the prolific open-source operating system. Linux has grown […]

Postmates Raises Prices In California To Cover Prop. 22 Driver Benefits

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Postmates has begun charging customers in California a fee to pay for driver benefits, making it the latest gig company to hike prices in the state in response to the passage of Proposition 22, which kept drivers independent contractors instead of employees. A Postmates sign […]

Netflix Will No Longer Borrow, Ending Its Run of Debt

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main storyNetflix Will No Longer Borrow, Ending Its Run of Debt The streaming giant borrowed over $16 billion in less than a decade as it built out its content library. The strategy prompted criticism that the company was unsustainable. Reed Hastings, the Netflix co-chief, […]

Wanted: 1,000 volunteers for COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow

In a move that aims to emulate the success of the London Olympics, the government is calling on the public to volunteer to help host the high profile COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow this November Applications are now open for volunteers interested in taking part in the COP26, the pivotal climate conference set to take […]

Greener glue: Pritt Stick debuts sustainable makeover

Consumer goods giant Henkel announces number of changes to formula and packaging for popular Pritt glue sticks in bid to appeal to customers concerned about plastic waste The nation’s best-loved glue stick has been given a sustainable makeover, with manufacturer Henkel announcing it has taken a number of steps to reduce the environmental impact of […]

U.S. Constitution Sales Were Through The Roof During Trump’s Term

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Donald Trump shattered norms and tested the boundaries of presidential power in his four years in office, and that apparently drove Americans to buy copies of the U.S. Constitution in unprecedented numbers as they sought to make sense of it all. President Donald Trump on […]

Superdry Stock Plunges 16% But Neymar And Sustainability May Come To The Rescue

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Organic appeal: Superdry’s sustainable underwear campaign puts Neymar Jr front and center. Superdry Fashion chain Superdry has painted a grim picture of decelerating e-commerce growth and declining sales over the coming months causing shares in the apparel group to fall by 16% at today’s close of […]

How The U.S. Should Respond To Genocide In Xinjiang

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Holding signs saying “Stop the Uyghur Genocide,” members of the Uyghur American Association rally in … [+] front of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ASSOCIATED PRESS On the last day of the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a determination saying that genocide […]

The Next Evolution Of Digital Mental Health Support

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Johnny Crowder, founder Cope Notes Digital mental health services have been on the rise for several years. Apps like BetterHelp, Talkspace, and Ginger offer virtual mental health services for users from therapy sessions with a licensed professional, to chatbots that can help offer regular support.  Now […]

Here Are All The Musicians Performing At Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE – JANUARY 19: One day before being inaugurated as the 46th president of the … [+] United States, President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center January 19, 2021 in New Castle, Delaware. The reserve […]