Archive for April 27th, 2019

April 27th, 2019 - 7:39 pm § in Misc.

Construction crane collapse kills 4 in Seattle

A construction crane fell into a busy downtown Seattle street on Saturday, damaging buildings, crushing cars, and killing 2 workers and 2 car occupants. Several other people were injured. The accident occurred at Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue, a major intersection that feeds traffic into the nor[...]

April 27th, 2019 - 2:48 pm § in Jews, Religion

1 dead, 3 hurt in California synagogue attack

A gunman is in custody after opening fire Saturday in a Poway, California, Chabad synagogue, killing a woman, maiming the rabbi, and wounding 2 other people, including a young girl. Poway is a San Diego suburb. The suspect is described as a white male armed with an AR-type assault rifle, and police [...]

April 27th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, China

CHINA vs the US: Is Corporate China the End of History?

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama published “The End of History.” His thesis was simple: social evolution has given us the free market to govern capital and liberal democracy to govern human ambition. Fukuyama’s idea was that competitive systems evolve by natural selection.  As with Darwi[...]

April 27th, 2019 - 10:08 am § in News Media

Another Newspaper Dies

As the election of 2020 approaches, the Des Moines Register should be coming into its quadrennial glory.  As Iowa’s top paper, the Register has been a key guide to the how and who the Iowa caucuses would nominate the next President of the US.  Now, it is likely that the Register will be gutt[...]