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As China’s property giant Evergrande veers toward collapse, its unpaid debts spark protests

SHENZHEN, China — They came from all over the country, dragging cheap suitcases and clutching file folders filled with records, chanting in front of the glassy skyscraper: “Evergrande, pay up!”They were the owners of small lighting and plumbing and construction materials companies, suppliers for Evergrande, one of China’s largest property developers — now staggering under more than…

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Abortion Texas

The new Texas abortion law is becoming a model for other states

The Republican lawmakers gathered around the marble table for the historic moment, watching as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the strict abortion bill into law.Several applauded, one pumped his fist. Abbott had finalized Senate Bill 8 — a piece of Texas legislation that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and in effect blocks women’s…

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Pentagon reverses self, says Kabul drone strike was a ‘tragic mistake’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged its last airstrike in Afghanistan before the U.S. withdrawal was a “tragic mistake” that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, in what was a tragic coda to a messy and controversial 20-year war.Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees the Afghanistan operation, said in…

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The Coming Judicial Confrontation With Social Media.

Commentators on the recent district court’s order for a preliminary injunction in Netchoice, LLC v. Ashley Brooke Moody et al. have focused on social media’s victory against the State of Florida, celebrating the court’s opinion that Google, YouTube, and Facebook are private companies beyond the reach of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature’s newest…

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America's Toleration

America’s Toleration of Communist Cyber Abuses.

American infrastructure is under cyberattack from two historically adversarial nations. The federal government has publicly acknowledged who was responsible, claiming that cybercriminals and nation-state-backed hackers have targeted American pipelines in malicious efforts to destabilize and damage pipeline operations. Even though President Biden publicly disavows Communism, he does so as a deteriorating façade of a bygone…

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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel Hates a Copycat

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteThis fall, Peter Thiel will celebrate his 54th birthday. He has already lived more lives than most mortals can imagine. He has been a Wall Street lawyer, a hedge-fund trader, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and a fabulously successful venture capitalist. The team he led at PayPal, the online-payments company he co-founded in…

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FBI’s Handling of Larry Nassar’s Sex Abuse Is Awful

AP Photo/Paul Sancya, FileBetween the first complaints to the FBI and the time the agency took action, Nassar sexually abused some 70 women and girls. One of the agents who was supposed to investigate was angling for a job at USA GymnasticsRead Full Article »

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Where Has All the Money Gone?

Quantitative easing risks generating its own boom-and-bust cycles, and can thus be seen as an example of state-created financial instability. Governments must now abandon the fiction that central banks create money independently from government, and mu

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Medical-Board Intimidation Won’t Increase Vaccination

If anything, the heavy hands of these boards is likely to increase apprehension about the vaccines.

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You Can Kill Single Family Zoning But Not the Suburbs

On Thursday, with the stress of the recall election firmly behind him, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that effectively abolishes single-family home zoning in the country’s largest state. Senate Bill 9 allows owners to split their lots or convert homes to duplexes, regardless of local zoning, in an effort t