‘Not open for negotiation’: EU stands by Brexit deal, offers no extra reassurances to May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure any tangible “reassurances” from Brussels that she can take back to her Parliament, with EU leaders refusing to renegotiate the divorce agreement with the UK. Before Brussels delivered its verdict, May told EU leaders that the Brexit deal is “at risk” if British lawmakers’ concerns are […]

Bloomberg stands by Chinese chip story as Apple, Amazon ratchet up denials

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) On Thursday morning, Bloomberg published a bombshell story claiming that the Chinese government had used tiny microchips to infiltrate the data centers of Apple and Amazon. Apple and […]

FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians

Enlarge / Kayenta, AZ – 25 July 2016: Poor rural housing estate of Native Americans at the Navajo reservation (Navajo Nation) in the Arizona desert. (credit: Bloomberg | Erik Tham) The Federal Communications Commission is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians. Under Chairman Ajit Pai’s […]

Is Military Service Patriotic? America Stands Divided

Americans pausing today to watch the sky light up in patriotic displays are divided on whether and how to express love of country, a schism that bleeds into its basic symbols and strongest institutions. Only 61 percent of the country considers serving in the military to be patriotic. That’s the most striking number OZY and […]

World Cup Power Ranking: Where every team stands heading into Russia 2018

Getty Images The 2018 World Cup is set to begin this week, with 32 nations meeting in Russia to play for the biggest prize in international soccer. Four years ago, Germany dominated in Brazil, embarrassing the host nation in the semifinal en route to winning their fourth World Cup. Heading into this year’s tournament, we’ve […]

IHOP is changing its name to IHOb — I visited the restaurant and saw a big hint that the ‘b’ stands for ‘burgers’

Hollis Johnson IHOP announced last week that it was changing its name to the mysterious “IHOb.”  I visited an IHOP, where they already had signs up potentially revealing the surprise: The ‘b” is for “burgers.” It doesn’t look like the classic menu is going anywhere, though, so you can still get your pancakes.  On Wednesday, […]

Roger Goodell wants Congress to standardize sports betting with at least ‘four core principles,’ but one stands out over the others

Jeff Haynes/AP The NFL’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, wants Congress to oversee sports betting now that states are free to make it legal. Goodell wants uniform standards for sports betting that include at least “four core principles.” While three of the principles feel like no-brainers, the fourth will receive a lot of pushback from casinos and […]

Section 232 and who stands to lose from ‘national security’ tariffs

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