What Bitcoin Reveals About Financial Markets

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What Bitcoin Reveals About Financial Markets

New York Times16 hours ago
The spectacular increase and recent plunge in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have raised concerns that the bursting of the Bitcoin bubble will cause financial markets to crash. They probably won’t, but the Bitcoin bubble should finally destroy our faith in the efficiency of markets. Since the …
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Trump’s Backward View of Immigration

New York TimesFeb. 7, 2018
Congress now appears likely to reach a budget deal to keep the government functioning without treating as bargaining chips hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States when they were children. It also appears, though, that President Trump will consider …
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Devin Nunes Is the Problem

U.S. News & World Report1 hour ago
By Liz Mair , Opinion Contributor | Feb. 9, 2018, at 6:00 a.m.. Last week, a now infamous memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes, probably President Trump’s closest congressional ally when it comes to trying to taint efforts to scrutinize alleged links between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, was released, drawing …
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What Trump’s Speech Says About His Mental Fitness

New York TimesFeb. 6, 2018
As part of the discussion about Donald Trump’s lack of fitness for the presidency, some have argued that his linguistic capacities have worsened, suggesting significant cognitive decline. In interviews in the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Trump speaks in complete sentences, using mature vocabulary and …
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Trump may be making a comeback

CNNFeb. 3, 2018
Julian Zelizer is a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University and the editor of “The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment,” a new book that Princeton University Press plans to publish this March. He’s also the co-host of the “Politics & Polls” podcast. The opinions …
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An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

New York TimesJan. 28, 2018
The first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon argued that he had “prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice.” One of the two impeachment articles that the House passed against Bill Clinton used that identical phrase. In both cases, the article then laid out the evidence with a …
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Marijuana Can Save Lives

New York Times20 hours ago
This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions paused a discussion of the opioid epidemic to, once again, go after marijuana. He suggested that addictive pain medication wasn’t the only problem and that many heroin addicts start out “with marijuana and other drugs.” There is a relationship between cannabis …
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Pa. Supreme Court details violation of voter rights in full opinion …

WHYYFeb. 7, 2018
In a full majority opinion released Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that the state’s congressional district map deprives voters’ of their right to “free and equal” elections as protected by the Pennsylvania Constitution. “An election corrupted by extensive, sophisticated gerrymandering and …
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‘Fundamentals Are Strong.’ Stocks May Have a Different Opinion

Bloomberg18 hours ago
All of Wall Street seems to be saying the same thing: the economy is fine, so keep buying stocks. But following that advice — reiterated over and over as stocks have gyrated this week — would be to ignore the way information has historically flowed between markets and the real world. Besides the near …
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[OPINION] Be patient, Zuma’s end is nigh

CapeTalk18 minutes ago
There is an old saying that there are only two ways out of politics – death or failure. Since Jacob Zuma is apparently still alive and kicking, his highly developed political instincts will be telling him that he is on the verge of an ignominious end to his inglorious reign as president of South Africa. He will go soon …

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