President Biden this week condemned political violence as a threat to democracy, but strangely enough, he failed to mention threats to Republican politicians or $2 billion property damage from “fiery but mostly peaceful protests” by liberals.
German media reports that the size of the devices used to sabotage the Nord Stream gas pipelines means a state actor must be responsible. European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen promises the “strongest possible response.”Continue Reading
The Federal Reserve Bank plans to launch a new settlement system called FedNow by next summer. While it’s not blockchain-based, like cryptocurrency, it would route credit and debit card transactions through the Fed—meaning instant government records of card purchases.Continue Reading
At least 2,000 head of cattle have died of heat stress in Kansas, further disrupting food supplies already stretched thin by drought, the war in Ukraine, and skyrocketing fertilizer costs.Continue Reading
The Pentagon said last week it provided the intelligence used by Ukraine to kill 12 Russian generals and Russia’s Black Sea flagship, the Moskva. This raises the question of where, exactly, is Putin’s “red line” regarding American involvement in that war?
Everyone is pointing fingers after a school in a contested region of eastern Ukraine was hit by artillery. The US and UK governments still insist that an invasion of Ukraine by Russia is imminent.Continue Reading