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In the news, Saturday, March 17, 2018


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from Craig Murray
Historian, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist

First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2016 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCW
The line that novichoks can only be produced by Russia is now proven to be a complete lie. As I previously proved by referencing their publications, in 2013 the OPCW scientific advisory committee note the evidence was sparse that novichoks had ever been successfully produced, and that was still the line being published by Porton Down in 2016.


from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, HIGH, non-profit organization

Trump's New Tariff Is Putting America Last
Both former Presidents Bush and Obama placed a temporary tariff on steel in order to curb Chinese imports. As a direct result, the U.S. steel industry experienced little to no job growth and consumer prices rose sharply. Naturally, by increasing the price of steel, the prices of everything else made from said steel also skyrocketed.


from Mises Institute
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Why Newspapers Are Going out of Business
It was announced this week that the Denver Post will soon be cutting one-third of its newsroom staff. The newsroom currently has 100 reporters, and that will soon be cut by 30 positions. This latest development comes mere weeks after the Denver Post announced it was erecting a pay wall around the site, no doubt in hopes of capturing more revenue. There is nothing unique about the Denver Post, of course. Old legacy newspapers across the country — from large shops like the Chicago Tribune to small ones like the Mt. Vernon Register-News — are laying off staff and sometimes even closing down completely. But what can newspapers do to stay in business and avoid layoffs? Well, the challenge for newspapers in this regard is no different than with any other market endeavor. In order to stay in business, firms must be able to offer consumers a product at a price that the consumer is willing to pay. If consumers seem unwilling to pay for access to newspapers, this means the quality is perceived as being too low for the price demanded. The solution lies in either increasing the perceived quality, or reducing the price. 

Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?
Many people calling themselves Progressives will tell you that they've won "The Culture War," that said war is therefore over. Unfortunately for them, there's just too much evidence to the contrary.


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington


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