Black Education Decline

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem. I bet you can...

Libra: Facebook’s Crypto Trojan Rabbit

Cryptocurrencies are winning. If you need proof look no further than Facebook’s proposed Libra stablecoin. While the details are scant, the salient point is Libra is another attempt by the current banking establishment to slow the flow into the world of hard money. In...

The War Hoax Redux

The Trump administration has a problem: How to start another war – this time with Iran – without having a justifiable reason for one.  No doubt members of Trump’s team, led by the war-thirsty and perdurable John Bolton, are working hard to solve this urgent problem. ...

Pearl Harbor Unmasked

Robert B. Stinnett, Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor (New York, Free Press, 2000) A Second World War Navy radioman turned journalist, Robert Stinnett was in the National Archives in Belmont, California, researching a campaign-year picture book on...

Classic Cars and Classic Drivers

Are old cars for old people? It seems to be so – if you go by what one typically sees at an old car show. The owners are mostly at least as old as their cars – and most of them are more than 40 years old, which is roughly the line of demarcation between modern cars –...