Budget 2017: Hammond masks gloomy outlook with stamp duty cut

Philip Hammond placed a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers at the heart of his budget on Wednesday as he sought to mask Britain’s deteriorating economic prospects by pledging to “revive the homeowning dream”. Faced… Read More

Fukushima Darkness – Part 1

by Robert Hunziker The radiation effects of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant triple meltdowns are felt worldwide, whether lodged in sea life or in humans, it cumulates over time. The impact is now slowly… Read More

Trump says he ‘saved’ the UCLA basketball players, but we don’t believe anything he says

by David A. Love We have no reason to believe anything Donald J. Trump says, including his claim that he rescued the three UCLA basketball players who reportedly caught a case in China for stealing… Read More

Germany supplants US as the country with the best global rep

The United States lands with an overall No. 6 ranking in the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index, which measures 50 nations in multiple categories, including governance, exports, culture, people, tourism and immigration/investment. The United States was… Read More

The ‘no unemployment’ chancellor needs a budget of compassion

Like one of those gloomy American highways lined with liquor stores and gun shops, the road this government limps along is distinguished only by a series of last-chance saloons. Since the Conservatives’ disastrous performance in… Read More