China's leverage over 'Rocket Man' is key to avoiding nuclear war in East Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship while also trading personal insults.Most recently, Trump blasted the “Rocket Man” in his inaugural speech to the United Nations, promising to “totally destroy” North K...

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Close to 9 million children could be affected if funding for health insurance for them expires. Billion Photos/www.shutterstock.comSince the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordab...

Equifax breach is a reminder of society's larger cybersecurity problems

There are a lot more holes in cybersecurity fences.iomis/Shutterstock.comThe Equifax data breach was yet another cybersecurity incident involving the theft of significant personal data from a large company. Moreover, it is another reminder that the modern world depends on critical systems, networks ...

In Trump's America, is the Supreme Court still seen as legitimate?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastOn Oct. 10, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The justices may rule that Trump has exceeded his constitutional authority, or they ...

How an economic theory helped mire the United States in Vietnam

Rostow, front right, visited Vietnam in 1961.AP Photo/Fred WatersQuestions of how the U.S. got mired in the Vietnam War and whether it was ultimately winnable have fascinated historians for half a century – most recently in Ken Burns’ new 18-hour documentary. A little-remembered aspect ...

Every year, millions try to navigate US courts without a lawyer

Going to court? You're on your own.tlegend/shutterstock.comJudge Richard A. Posner, a legendary judicial figure, retired abruptly earlier this month to make a point: People without lawyers are mistreated in the American legal system.In one of his final opinions as a judge on the United States Court ...

Vital Signs: don't count your economic chickens before they hatch

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting global economies.This week: big news from the US Federal Reserve and the Reserve ...

Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick with a challenge

When you quit in frustration, little eyes are watching and learning.Victor Maschek/Shutterstock.comYou’re at home trying to make fresh tomato sauce, but can’t seem to get the tomatoes out of their plastic container from the grocery store. The bottom latch is not opening, so you pull hard...

Here's 49 small communities innovating as well as the big cities

Innovation is the highest in regional centres that have research and development institutions and there are only 26 of these in regional Australia. But more than 150 regional areas have potential to match this innovation, a new index finds.In conjunction with the Regional Australia Institute we&rsqu...

Why Trump's tirades are losing their potency

World leaders listen to President Trump speak at the General Assembly. AP Photo/Seth WenigPresident Trump on September 19 gave his inaugural speech to the United Nations General Assembly, where he characterized North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man on a suicide mission.” He...

The history of the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya

Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as ...

Chasing the flame: Does media coverage of wildfires probe deeply enough?

Trees burn in the High Park wildfire near Fort Collins, Colorado, June 17, 2012.USFS, CC BYIt is the dry season in western states, which means that large swaths of land are burning or smoldering and are likely to remain that way until the snows arrive. The 2017 wildfire year started earlier and has ...

How Trump could undermine the US solar boom

Tumbling prices for solar energy have helped stoke demand among U.S. homeowners, businesses and utilities for electricity powered by the sun. But that could soon change.President Donald Trump – whose proposed 2018 budget would slash support for alternative energy – may get a new opportun...

Opinion

Build the Wall Build the Wall Build the Wall

Build the Wall Build the Wall Build the Wall

President Trump’s speech before the UN was interesting in many ways.  He put the multinational globalists on official notice t...

 Global Politics is not about the Safeguard of Humanity and Peace but of Special Interest and Wars

Global Politics is not about the Safeguard of Humanity and Peace but of Special Interest and Wars

We, the People are at Loss in Global Affairs   We the People of the Globe, We the conscientious Humanity are not the focal poi...

Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again

I know a very intelligent man who says, “All politicians lie, the good ones do it convincingly.” The Donald won his miraculous ...

The Trump Agenda What We Voted For

The Trump Agenda What We Voted For

Remember the campaign?  Trump leapt in front of a parade that began in 2009 with the birth of the TEA Party Movement.  The Trump...