• Republicans, Democrats Debate Whether Next Relief Bill Should Be $1 Trillion or $2 Trillion

    Talks over another coronavirus relief package have stalled following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D–Calif.) insistence that the White House agree to at least $2 trillion in new spending as a precondition of continued negotiations. Senate Republicans have introduced a $1 trillion relief bill; a not insubstantial sum that is nevertheless short of the $3.5 trillion […]

  • Thursday Open Thread

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  • Today in Supreme Court History: August 13, 1788

    8/13/1788: Federalist No. 85 is published by Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton

  • Brickbat: Surely You Can't Be Serious

    Poltimore Arms pub owner Steve Cotten in Exmoor, England, recently announced (as a joke) he was turning his beer garden into an international airport . In fact, he had hired the owner of a micro-light airplane to take customers on flights over the village, taking off and landing from a nearby field. But when local […]

  • Assad Nearly Passes Out During Speech Amid Feared COVID-19 Explosion In Syria

    Assad Nearly Passes Out During Speech Amid Feared COVID-19 Explosion In Syria Tyler Durden Thu, 08/13/2020 – 02:45 On Wednesday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad was delivering a televised speech before a newly inaugurated parliament when he appeared to nearly pass out. Shortly before the unusual incident which caused him to unsteadily and slowly walk away from the […]

  • New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active In 22 African Countries

    New Report Reveals US Special Forces Active In 22 African Countries Tyler Durden Thu, 08/13/2020 – 02:00 Authored by Alan Macleod via Mint Press News, The US has roughly 6,000 military personnel scattered throughout the continent with military attachés outnumbering diplomats in many embassies across Africa. A new report published in South African newspaper The Mail and Guardian has shed light […]

  • New Zealand Takes A Page Out Of China’s Book, Blames Latest Outbreak On Imported Goods

    New Zealand Takes A Page Out Of China’s Book, Blames Latest Outbreak On Imported Goods Tyler Durden Thu, 08/13/2020 – 01:00 Remember when local CCP officials and top party health officials in Beijing tried to blame multiple COVID-19 outbreaks on imported shrimp (then later, salmon)? Well, looks like New Zealand – which arrogantly declared “victory” […]