OCTOBER 16, 2020

October 13, 2020 | By Will Solomon

Perhaps the gravest danger of nuclear proliferation today is the invisibility of the problem. As it stands, the United States officially has about 5800 nuclear weapons. Russia has about 6400. China has about 300. Six other states possess nuclear weapons; several others may be attempting to acquire them.

And yet the days of the Cold War are long gone. No more shelter-in-place drills, no more hiding under desks, no more fallout shelters. Culturally, the threat and fear of mass nuclear violence have largely dissipated—aside from occasional flare-ups surrounding “rogue states” like North Korea, or broad fears of nuclear terrorism.

October 13, 2020 | By Brandon Mooney

Although some of us may have missed it with all of the covid-19 news, in early August, U.S. intelligence reported to Congress that Russia, China, and Iran are attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

Russia appears to be launching the largest offensive, with China and Iran making smaller, more limited incursions. Both sides of the aisle have now turned the report into an excuse for partisan grandstanding and factional ammunition. Democrats have used the report as further evidence that Trump is Putin’s desired candidate.



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October 12, 2020 | By Todd J. Broadman

The Federal Reserve has made an unprecedented policy change: the Fed is now directly intervening to support corporate credit markets. To do so, it has established two facilities: the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) and the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF).

The SMCCF has been actively purchasing corporate issued bonds, loans, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The Coronavirus Affects Women in the Labor Force.

October 14, 2020 | By Rosalind Gottfried

Women are leaving the workforce at a rate four times than that of men. There are two alarming trends affecting women in the labor force as a consequence of the corona virus. The first impacts lower wage workers and concerns the dramatic rate of unemployment among women and especially Latinas. 

The second trend pertains to women with higher education and the increasing rate at which they are dropping out of the workforce largely due to childcare needs.

October 15, 2020 | By Erika Shannon

With a general election looming, there is a lot of debate on whether or not the results of the election will incite violence. Since Donald Trump took office as President just four years ago, a lot has changed. One of the most concerning changes is the phenomenon of white nationalist militias coming out of the woodwork.

Throughout 2020, private militias were antagonizing Black Lives Matters protesters with sometimes deadly consequences.

October 14, 2020 | By Sean Gray

The image Ivanka Trump presents of herself is that of a hard working entrepreneur whose lifestyle brand aligns with the values of her generation. In reality, she is far closer to a younger, female version of her old man. Her business and political career are nearly a mirror of Donald Trump’s.

Be it a Trump property, or a presidency, the presentation is rife bombast and glitz, promising to deliver a superior product. Reality seldom bears this out.

Prior to her appointment to Senior Adviser to the President, Ivanka had almost no work history outside the family business. Her overseas experience amounted to an effort to develop a failed Trump-branded property in the Azerbaijan.
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