A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of […]

Non-bank firms are now big players in America’s mortgage market

Not so bankable TWICE IN THE past 30 years, housing finance has taken down America’s economy. As interest rates rise and the housing market stutters (see article), regulators are again pondering the risks from the mortgage market—this time from a shift towards non-bank originators. These firms, which create mortgages and often sell them on to […]

The US and Mexico are reportedly close to a deal that would turn Mexico into a ‘waiting room for America’s asylum system’

Mario Tama/Getty Images The US is reportedly close to reaching a deal with Mexico that would allow for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. The plan appears to be an attempt to end the practice of “catch and release.”  If successfully reached, it will reportedly be implemented in a matter of […]

NYC Is Now Home to North America’s Biggest Chocolate Waterfall

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America’s trade relations with its allies are extremely fragile

AFTER A TRIP to France for the centenary of the end of the first world war, President Donald Trump quickly turned his Twitter feed over to trade-related tirades. On November 12th he opined that “Trade must be FREE and FAIR!” The next day he complained about French tariffs on American wine, concluding “Not fair, must […]

Being America’s ally does not mean becoming a vassal state — Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wasn’t offended by a slew of angry tweets directed at him earlier this week by Donald Trump, saying that he understood the US president was just playing to a domestic audience. Macron, who was speaking to reporters on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, said that respect was […]