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Confrontation Between the U.S. and China is Beginning to Heat Up

Mar 22, 2021

Relations between the United States and China are on a downward slope, and tensions are on an upward slope. This has been true for a while now, enough so to fuel talk of a “new Cold War” between the U.S. and China, alternately known as “Cold War 2.0.” The original Cold War played out between the United States and the…

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Congratulations: You Survived the Wildest Market Conditions Since 1929

Mar 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered what the 1929 stock market crash was like? Have you ever imagined how it might feel, as an investor, to endure 1929-level panic and turmoil? Have you ever wondered if you could handle it? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore, because it just happened. The extreme volatility and fear displayed on Monday broke all records…

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Congress Needs Remote Legislating Capabilities As Soon As Possible

Mar 27, 2020

Without remote legislation capabilities, there are plausible scenarios where Congress loses its ability to legislate, or even to function. Imagine a scenario where the government is frozen in place — and no new emergency bills or measures can be passed. The risk of a non-functioning government, in the midst of the worst global crisis in generations, is now staring us…

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Coronavirus Coming to the United States

Coronavirus is Coming to the United States — Here’s What to Watch

Feb 26, 2020

Coronavirus is coming to the United States. “It’s not so much of a question of if this will happen anymore,” Nancy Messonnier, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), said in a Wednesday briefing, “but rather more of a question of exactly when this will happen.” Immediately after the NCIRD briefing was released, the stock market…

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Covid Winter is Coming

Nov 13, 2020

On March 6, 2020, we wrote in these pages that 80 million Americans were likely to be infected by COVID-19, and that more than 400,000 Americans could die as a result. At that early date, many did not believe it. Many thought it impossible. And yet, here we are. At the time of this writing, more than 242,000 Americans have…

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