From Zero Hedge

  • China Warns Iowa Soybean Farmers Of "A President's Folly" In US Newspaper

    The Trump administration's tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese products went into full effect on Monday, escalating the trade war between the world's two largest economies. China countered with tariffs on $60 billion in US goods, a move that President Donald Trump warned he would slap taxes on another $267 billion in Chinese imports.

    About one day before President Trump's tariffs kicked in, China published a four-page section in Sunday’s Des Moines Register, which had a disclaimer:...

  • National Review To GOP: Fight For Kavanaugh (Or Else)

    Authored by 'The Editors' via The National Review,

    The cynics - or, perhaps more precisely, the realists - believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right.

    The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman...

  • Russian Su-35 Pilot Says He Intercepted US F-22 Raptor Over Syria

    The well-known military analysis site Defence-Blog reported on Monday that a Russian Su-35S fighter jet intercepted a U.S. F-22 Raptor combat aircraft over Syria recently. If confirmed it would be hugely significant given the fact that the F-22 is the Pentagon's most advanced stealth fighter. 

    The report originated through a retired Russian pilot's Instagram account and was subsequently analyzed by Defence Blog; however the Pentagon is denying the accuracy the claim. The Russian pilot...

  • Paul Craig Roberts: Welcome To The Truth-Free World

    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

    Truth Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes - Does anyone notice?

    On September 17, I posted my column, “Evidence is no longer a Western value.” I used as an example the blame that has been put on Russia for the shot down Malaysian airliner. No evidence whatsoever exists for the accusation, and massive evidence has been presented that the airliner was shot down by the neonazis that seized power as a result of the Washington-organized coup in Ukraine.

    Blame was fixed on...

  • Kavanaugh Breaks Silence: "I'm Not Going Anywhere...I Was Never At Any Such Party"

    Breaking his public silence for first time since the hearings last month, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, appeared alongside his wife, on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum" tonight to address the sexual misconduct allegations that have put his confirmation at risk of unraveling.

    As we detailed earlier, Brett Kavanaugh defied his accusers on Monday when he said, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne...

  • The World's Fragile Economic Condition

    Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog,

    Where is the world economy heading? In my opinion, a large portion of the story that we usually hear about how the world economy operates and the role energy plays is not really correct. In this post (to be continued in Part 2 in the near future), I explain how some of the major elements of the world economy seem to function. I also point out some relationships that tend to make the world’s economic condition more fragile.

    Trying to explain...

  • Dems Ignore Keith Ellison Abuse Claims Despite Actual Evidence From Female Accuser

    As Democratic leaders continue to call for feds to investigate decades-old "credible" sexual harassment claims against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the same Democrats, with the exception of Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, continue to remain largely silent over claims by two women who have accused Six term congressman and Deputy DNC Chair Keith Ellison of physical and verbal abuse. 

    In August, Ellison's former partner, Karen, Monahan, accused him of verbal and physical abuse - including repeated...

  • IRS Agent Indulges In Bizarre Fetish In Taxpayer's Home

    Authored by Simon Black via,

    On June 8, 2006, more than a decade ago, armed agents from the Internal Revenue Service arrived at the home of Michael and Shelly Ioane of Atwater, California.

    Michael Ioane was suspected of tax fraud, and the IRS agents were there to conduct a search of the premises and look for evidence.

    About thirty minutes into the search, Shelly Ioane (the wife, who was not suspected of any crime whatsoever) told the agents who were ransacking her bedroom...

  • The Real Wave Is Red : Republican Sentiment Soars To Record High

    With stocks at record highs and President Trump gloating at the "record strength" of the US economy, it appears confidence is coming back as sentiment among Republicans reached an all-time record high in the latest Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.

    That's quite a red wave...

    The peak spread in confidence between Democrats and Republicans occurred in July 2004 (heading into George W Bush's 2nd term election)... President Trump is currently very close to that peak...

    Additionally, Gallup...

  • Emails Show Yale Profs Canceling Classes For Kavanaugh Hearing

    Authored by Zachary Petrizzo via Campus Reform,

    Professors at Yale Law School canceled classes Monday to allow students to protest the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing, according to emails obtained exclusively by Campus Reform. 

    Dana Bolger, a Yale Law School student and senior editor at Feministing, posted a series of tweets regarding the cancellations. According to screenshots of emails she posted to Twitter, Professor James Forman Jr. and at least four other Yale Law School professors...

  • Iran Vows "Crushing And Devastating" Revenge On US, Israel For Deadly Attack

    As Iranians held funerals following the Saturday terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the acting commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said that the Islamic Republic would "take revenge" against the United States and "some of its biggest regional allies," according to CBS News. 

    25 people were killed and at least 60 more wounded in Iran's largest terrorism incident in nearly a decade. Nearly half of the dead are members of the Revolutionary Guard. 


  • The Four Disastrous Presidential Policies That Are Destroying The Nation

    Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

    The nation is failing as a direct consequence of these four catastrophic policies.

    It's admittedly a tough task to select the four most disastrous presidential policies of the past 60 years, given the great multitude to choose from. Here are my top choices and the reasons why I selected these from a wealth of policy disasters.

    1. President Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War, which set the stage for President Nixon's continuation of...