U.S. Sanctions Cut 6% Off Russian GDP Since 2014, New Study Claims

A new study by Bloomberg Economics claims that US sanctions have knocked as much as 6% off Russia’s economy over the past four years. The findings highlight the general devastation that Washington and E.U. sanctions against Moscow wreaked in the aftermath of the Crimean crisis in 2014.  According to the authors the estimate is based on a

Cindy McCain: President Trump is “a negative Nancy”

Some things haven’t changed much since the 2016 election of President Trump. The widow of Senator John McCain gave her first television interview to CBS’s John Dickerson, appearing on “CBS This Morning”. She stated that America “needs a strong leader, not a negative Nancy.” Ok then. McCain told Dickerson she hopes Mr. Trump will learn from the

Former pharma executive who joined HHS to help lower drug prices found bludgeoned to death in D.C. … ruled “suicide”

(Natural News) A former executive for Pfizer, recently tasked with joining HHS to help reduce the prices of Big Pharma’s monopoly prescription medications, was found bludgeoned to death outside his Washington D.C. apartment. Local police ruled the death of Daniel Best a suicide, raising immediate questions about how an individual can bludgeon himself to death…

French protests against Macron’s new gas tax turn deadly

French President Emmanuel Macron was supposed to be the new face of Europe and a leader of the new world order, or so we were told upon his election. But back home, he’s increasingly becoming a very disliked figure. That fact became increasingly clear this week after Macron’s new gas tax was announced. The tax

Deception In North Korea? Nope, But A New Flavor Of Neocon

Authored by Peter Van Buren via Medium.com, What is the state of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula? Are we again heading toward the lip of war, or is progress being made at an expected pace? Are there Asian Neocons fanning the flames for conflict in Pyongyang much as others did with Baghdad? A year ago,

Bill Nelson concedes Florida Senate race

It took two weeks but the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat is (finally) over. I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service. This… Posted by Rick Scott on Sunday, November 18, 2018 He got a quick congrats from President Donald Trump, as well.

Grant Williams: Briffits & Squeans, Blurgits & Plewds

Via EverGreen Gavekal blog, [Editor’s note: The article was too long to present in its original form. Breaks in writing are marked with ellipses.] In 1980, Addison Morton ‘Mort’ Walker, a man best known for creating the newspaper comic strips Beetle Bailey in 1950 and Hi and Lois in 1954, published a book entitled The Lexicon of Comicana which has subsequently

Nancy Pelosi Will Be Speaker

She’s not at 218 right now, and she’s going to have to work for it, but the odds are strongly in her favor. There’s no… The Corner | National Review < click to continue reading

Sunday morning talking heads

A slow-ish news week in politics gives both parties a chance to show off their newly elected freshmen in the House on the Sunday shows. Democrats have dozens to choose from but are pushing a “Year of the Woman” message by showcasing Deb Haaland of New Mexico and Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania. Haaland and Houlahan

NFL week 11 open thread

Jazz: So much for being off the bubble in writing the NFL thread. After handing it off to Ed for a week, I came back slightly. Of course, last week’s NFL schedule wasn’t exactly a festival of nail-biters. Ed and I wound up taking the same teams in all but the Dallas game and the

Comprehensive scientific study concludes that the beneficial effects of nutritional supplementation persist for more than a decade

(Natural News) Anyone who believes in supporting optimal health through supplementation has heard the two basic arguments that those who are opposed to supplements always roll out: Firstly, they insist that if we eat a proper, balanced diet we shouldn’t need any kind of supplementation, and secondly, they warn that many supplements are unregulated and…

Gillum concedes Florida… at last

So the end of the Florida gubernatorial race came not with a bang, but more of a whimper. As NBC News reported yesterday, Democratic candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded what already looked to be inevitable. To his credit, his closing speech was gracious, including the usual congratulations to his opponent, Ron DeSantis. Democrat