Opinion: Inflation inequality is hitting the working class harder than ever before

The American working class is plagued by inflation as wage earners spend most of their income on things whose prices are rising the most, especially for needs such as food, gasoline, and cars and trucks. The CPI-W – an inflation rate that matches the consumer habits of working people – has risen by 9.4% in … Read more

U.S. intelligence agencies warn that Putin could use Ukraine’s biden support to interfere in new round of elections

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. intelligence officials predict that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to direct a new campaign to interfere in American politics. Intelligence agencies have so far found no evidence that Putin authorized the actions that Russia is expected to take in the 2016 … Read more

Secret intelligence played an unusually public role in the Ukraine war

LONDON – The war in Ukraine is a conflict in which spies come in from the cold and reach a major stage. Since Russia invaded its neighbor in late February, intelligence agencies in the US and Britain have been extraordinarily ready to go public with their covert intelligence predictions of what is going on on … Read more

Grammy nominee Lewis Black is “still learning” comedy

LOS ANGELES – Lewis Black is honored for his sixth Grammy nomination for best comedy album, but withdrew from the Las Vegas ceremony on Sunday. Instead, he will be at a New York theater as part of his national tour “Off the Rails.” A two-time Grammy winner, Black has spoken about the world and people … Read more

Biden’s wealth tax proposal would target more than a billionaires

Text size President Joe Biden’s new draft budget includes a wealth tax, which he says should target the top 0.01% of households. Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images About the author: Thomas Hoenig is a senior executive at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a former FDIC vice president and former president and CEO of … Read more

Biden’s plan to raise college tuition

Photo: Getty Images / IstockPhoto Tuition soared as colleges raised prices to soak up more government subsidies. Has anyone explained this to President Biden? His budget proposes to double the federal Pell grant, which will further increase tuition. “Pell grants have been the basis of financial aid for low- and moderate-income students for decades,” says … Read more

Native Canadian leaders meet with the pope for abuse at school

TORONTO – When a delegation from the First Nations General Assembly traveled to the Vatican in 2009 to meet with then-Pope Benedict XVI, the pope told them in a private meeting about his “personal suffering” about the abuse suffered by native children in a church-run boarding school. Schools they were forced to attend in Canada. … Read more

US to sanction companies providing technology for Russian military and intelligence services

U.S. officials say the Washington-Biden administration is preparing sanctions targeting Russian companies that supply goods and services to military and intelligence services, including dual-use components used in the proliferation of weapons. The Treasury Department’s sanctions will be announced early next week as the US and its allies continue to target a range of financial sectors … Read more

A conditional release for a school bus hijacker in California has been recommended since 1976

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The last of three men convicted of kidnapping a school bus full of children and holding them and their driver for a $ 5 million ransom in 1976 was recommended for parole on Friday with the support of two of the victims. Release Commissioners have ruled that 70-year-old Frederick Woods is no … Read more

Student baits and college-loan complex

March 25, 2022 1:08 pm ET March 14, 2019 on the campus of Stanford University in California. Photo: Ben Margot / Associated Press Two conclusions from student-loan failure are clear (“The Great Pandemic Student-Loan Scam,” Review & Outlook, March 19). First, there are a large number of college degrees that are not worth the price. … Read more