It’s No ‘Glengarry’: A Times Theater Critic Reviews ‘Eyes Only’

Though Mr. Trump is credited as a co-author of The Art of the Deal, there is little art to his depiction of the character of The President in Eyes Only. Unlike Mr. Mamets lowlifes, he has no long game; he is incapable of disguising his agenda. Over and over h…

Democrats still think Joe Biden is electable, but they’re cooling on him

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire Scott Eisen/Getty Images A recurring series of Insider polls show …

Bank of America says fund managers’ fears of a recession are at levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis

Associated Press Bank of America surveyed 235 fund managers, asking them a variety of questions including how likely a recession in the next year is, and whether interest rates were to rise. Few in the survey said interest rates would rise w…

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

NYU report lists likely social media disinformation tactics for 2020

The report largely rehashes how fake news has evolved in the aftermath of 2016, to something as likely to spread on Instagram or Whatsapp as on Facebook, or as likely to come from domestic actors as from Russia. “Disinformation poses a major threat to the U.S…

Here are five risks facing the US economy

Here are five risks facing the US economy

Washington (CNN)Fears of a brewing global recession were renewed this week as markets whipsawed over President Donald Trump’s trade war with China as well as disappointing economic data from both Germany and China. The US economy, for now, remains on solid g…

UK PM Johnson wants election to purge no-deal rebels: former minister Gauke

UK PM Johnson wants election to purge no-deal rebels: former minister Gauke

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government plans to lose any Brexit vote this week and call a general election, former justice minister David Gauke said on Monday. “Their strategy to be honest is to lose this week and then seek a g…

US sanctions may worsen Venezuela suffering, says UN rights chief

US sanctions may worsen Venezuela suffering, says UN rights chief

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Pro-government protesters marched in Caracas against the US sanctions The UN’s human rights chief has criticised the latest US sanctions against Venezuela saying they would intensify the suffering of millions. Mich…

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

Washington (CNN)US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska Thursday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which released images of the encounter. Two US F-22 stealth jets and two Can…

While You Were Offline: Who Wants to See Sean Spicer’s Samba?

While You Were Offline: Who Wants to See Sean Spicer’s Samba?

Its been a week where people got very upset about the prospect of Spider-Man not appearing in any more Marvel movies but slightly less so about the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Its also been a week where Taylor Swift put out a new album while announcing a …

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

There is no evidence that Mr. Trumps Facebook ads directly influenced the author of the manifesto, who wrote that his views predate Trump and posted the document on 8chan, an online forum known as a haven for extremists. But Mr. Trump, through his speeches, t…

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Democratic presidential candidates have not settled on how to deal with the man they all hope to replace. While five of the partys 20 candidates called Mr. Trump a racist during this weeks debates in Detroit, the partys private polling shows that affixing tha…