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President Xi Orders Chinese Army To “Prepare For War”

In just a few short days, China has proved that investors who have been underestimating the geopolitical risks stemming from the simmering tensions between the US and China over the latter’s territorial claims in the South China Sea and paranoia over the fate of Taiwan – a de facto independent state that President Xi Jinping is aggressively seeking to bring

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Manufacturing posts best calendar year for job gains since 1997

The manufacturing industry posted net job gains of 284,000 over 2018, capping its best calendar year since 1997. A priority for President Donald Trump, manufacturing saw marked hiring in December with an additional 32,000 jobs. Most of the gains occurred in blue-collar durable goods manufacturing, with growth in fabricated metals and computer and electronic products, the Labor Department said in

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Trump Threatens To Keep Government Closed “For Months Or years”

President Trump on Friday confirmed that he told Democratic leaders he would be willing to keep the government closed for months or even years if they refuse to provide funding for his border wall with Mexico. “I did, absolutely, I said that,” said the president, speaking with reporters after the morning meeting. “I don’t think it will,” Trump added, “But

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Venezuela’s Lessons for American Socialists

It’s hard to overstate how disastrous the reign of Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro has been for Venezuela. A recent series of Bloomberg articles vividly depicts the hellish, never-ending struggle for survival in Caracas, the country’s capital. Hungry children roam the streets, people are fleeing the country, health care is almost nonexistent, violence is endemic, even water is

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The ‘Green New Deal’: A Radical Mandate for Government Control of American Society

Incoming New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings with her a massive online following, influence she says she’ll deploy only in support of candidates and politicians who support her plan for a “Green New Deal.” “The Green New Deal” is something Ocasio-Cortez invokes frequently in media appearances and rallies. So what’s actually in it? Her office recently released the text of

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