Moral Courage Needed in Reconsidering China Policy

U.S. 09/10/18, 03:43

Peter Zhang focuses his research on political economy in China and East Asia. He is a graduate of Beijing International Studies University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the Harvard Kennedy School as an Edward Mason fellow. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” In ...

Democratic socialism: Hyperinflation and Material deprivation

U.S. 09/10/18, 03:25

Making everything free would lead to long lines, high taxes, and  Democratic Party. We are being inundated by new pitches for “democratic socialism.” This is due to the ballyhooed political success of a few self-proclaimed socialists and tempts high-end pundits to think that now is their time. The word socialism isn’t toxic ...

The Latest: Miss New York wins Miss America pageant

New York 09/09/18, 23:26

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America pageant (all times local): 11 p.m. Miss New York has been named 2019 Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was chosen Sunday night from among 51 contestants in the first Miss America pageant to be held without a swimsuit competition ...

LIVE: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

U.S. 09/09/18, 18:49

LIVE UPDATES ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a voluntary ...

Florence becomes major hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

U.S. 09/09/18, 12:49

ATLANTA (AP) — Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the U.S. for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week. The storm's sustained winds reached 75 mph (121 kph), just over the threshold for a hurricane, ...

Video: Hundreds of dolphins race along California coast

U.S. 09/09/18, 12:32

A beautiful new video shows hundreds of dolphins in a group known as a “superpod” dashing along the coast near Monterey, California. "It's a very special sighting nearshore of one of the ocean's magical moments often hidden away from human observation, but to the dolphins it was probably just another Monday," ...

Photos: Manhattan subway station destroyed on 9/11, now reopens

New York 09/08/18, 22:00

A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago. Cheers erupted as the first train rolled into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station at noon Saturday, marking completion of the final major piece of reconstruction ...

The latest Trump Economy myth: Wages are stagnant

U.S. 09/08/18, 12:06

The Trump Administration’s critics are in a bind: During the 2016 election, many claimed that then-candidate Donald J. Trump’s economic policies wouldn’t work—in fact, that they would likely trigger a major recession. Nearly a year and a half into his term, the results are undeniable. Nearly 4 million jobs have been created since ...

President Trump expecting to receive letter from North Korea’s Kim

U.S. 09/07/18, 17:27

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's expecting get a letter in the coming days that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is sending him through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump tells reporters traveling with him on Air Force One that Kim's recent overtures amount to "a very ...

Kavanaugh sails through hearing despite Democrats’ criticism

U.S. 09/06/18, 21:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats hoping to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation pivoted Thursday to the deeply contentious issue of abortion after disclosure of an email he once wrote suggesting the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling wasn't universally considered settled law. But their long-shot chances of defeating him ...

Big rigs abandoned as wildfire scorches California freeway

U.S. 09/06/18, 18:42

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the Oregon border that authorities were desperately trying to reopen. In a video, a passenger in ...

‘A horrific situation”: 4 dead in Cincinnati bank shooting

U.S. 09/06/18, 18:24

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gunman opened fire Thursday morning in a building in the heart of Cincinnati in an attack that left him and three other people dead, police said. The shooting sent people scrambling across the city's Fountain Square amid cries of "shooter!" It happened at a 30-story building, home to ...

The story Bob Woodward didn’t tell

U.S. 09/06/18, 17:57

The Washington power circuit loves insider baseball—stories that spread gossip, flatter the egos of political operatives, and give pundits new fodder for columns or TV hits. It doesn’t matter if the stories are true; it just matters that they don’t force the reader to think too much. “While I generally enjoy reading ...

Swimsuit-less Miss America enters 2nd day of prelims

U.S. 09/06/18, 10:55

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The second night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America competition will be held Thursday night in Atlantic City. Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin picked up wins Wednesday in the first night of preliminary competition. Miss Florida Taylor Tyson won the talent competition for a piano ...