The biggest concern is an escalating arms race in the development of long-range missiles. The United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China and France are the only countries capable of striking any spot on Earth with a missile. For now.
Chinese railway police are using facial-recognition sunglasses to catch suspects at train stations in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province. The eyewear, similar to the original Google Glass, was unveiled earlier this year and has already helped identify seven alleged criminals, according to the Communist Party’s official newspaper People’s Daily.
Proponents of the prospect of boosting the coal industry in the United States, principally U.S. President Donald J. Trump, say that the technology exists to burn coal and generate both electricity and jobs. But what are the real facts and economics behind that claim? Can coal really ever be clean? Should the United States really peg its energy security to coal?
But there’s one group that doesn’t rake in the cash from March Madness or other college athletics: the student athletes who actually play the games that generate those billions of dollars. NCAA eligibility rules prohibit student athletes from being paid.
World leaders are rejecting that notion and are moving forward on the premise that international trade no longer revolves around the United States. In Davos, 11 industrialized countries resurrected the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opting to move forward without the United States.
The Parkland high school shooting that left 17 people dead last week has reignited the decades-long debate over gun control in the United States. Despite what most supporters of the Second Amendment proclaim, research shows that comprehensive gun laws can prevent shootings.
Almost immediately after Trump’s election in November 2016, residents of many Trump properties began clamoring to have the Trump name removed from the buildings. Hundreds of residents signed a “Dump the Trump Name” petition, citing Trump’s “appalling treatment of women, his history of racism, his attacks on immigrants, his mockery of the disabled, his tax avoidance [and] his outright lying.”
A little over a week ago, as most of the country was focused on the specter of a government shutdown, Congress surreptitiously sneaked $31 billion of tax cuts into the continuing resolution that reopened the federal government.