UPDATE: More Than a Dozen Dead, 100 Wounded After Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

A van veered onto a promenade Thursday and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona, swerving back and forth as it mowed pedestrians down and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what…


Is America on the brink of another “Civil War”?

“They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee – and what a leader! … No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller.” So wrote Samuel Eliot Morison in his magisterial “The Oxford History of the…


‘Eclipse Fever’ Hits The Financial Markets

(By Michael Snyder) Have we now entered a time of major financial shaking?  On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 274 points.  The was the largest decline for the Dow since May, and high yield bonds were down dramatically as well.  Many are blaming the terror attack in…



Holy War

UNRAVELING: Lincoln Monument Torched in Chicago…

Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have…


UNRAVELING: Vandals Deface Robert E. Lee at Duke…

A vandal or vandals defaced the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee near the entrance of Duke Chapel. The incident happened sometime overnight, Duke University spokesman Keith Lawrence said, adding that the campus police are investigating. Lawrence declined to speculate about how the damage was inflicted. Parts of Lee’s…


Facebook Pulls The Plug On Conservative Employee Chatroom…

An online discussion group inside Facebook in which employees talked anonymously turned ugly and was ultimately shut down last year after the divisiveness of the US presidential election transformed the forum into a hub for political comments that alarmed management, according to several people familiar with the matter.The internal group,…


Yale University Begins Censoring ‘Hostile’ Historic Artwork

Officials at Yale University recently censored a stone work of art on campus depicting an armed Native American and Puritan side by side, which has been described as a “hostile” image by the Ivy League institution’s alumni magazine. The stone carving was edited to cover up the Puritan’s musket, while…


DEVELOPING: All Florida Prisons on Lockdown; Threats of Uprisings…

All of Florida’s 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about possible uprisings, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday. The unprecedented step comes one day after the agency…


Dow Posts Largest One-Day Fall in 3 Months, Trump Takes the Blame

U.S. equities fell on Thursday on concerns President Trump’s recent controversies will make it less likely for Congress to work with him to pass business-friendly legislation. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 274.14 points to close at 21,750.73. The index also snapped a four-day winning streak and posted its biggest…