Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernandez, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical change. … Read more

Texas A & M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Texas A & M’s Unreported Foreign Funding

Intellectual property theft and economic espionage by foreign governments have become major problems at US colleges and universities. That’s why federal law requires colleges to report foreign-sourced gifts and contracts worth at least $ 250,000 in a calendar year. The Education Department in 2019 launched an investigation into foreign funding at several prominent American institutions … Read more

Blinken’s Indo-Pacific Blueprint – WSJ

Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave his long-awaited speech laying out the Biden administration’s China policy last week at George Washington University. It was a clear statement of American national strategy that will be closely read by foreign ministries and leaders around the world. Since 1945, Mr. Blinken said, America and its allies have built … Read more

Breaking Russia’s Ukrainian Grain Blockade

Servicemen from a combined sapper team of the International Mine Action Center under the Russian Armed Forces clear mines from the Mariupol Commercial Sea Port on May 23. Photo: Vladimir Gerdo / Zuma Press Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine war is spreading humanitarian and economic hardship far and wide, and on deck is a global food shortage. … Read more

Elon Musk and the Baby Bust

Photo: Seth Wenig / Associated Press Due to recent declines in stock prices, Elon Musk is now down to his last $ 200 billion. But despite all the sellers in today’s market, Mr. Musk is not letting those vast herds get him down. Instead, the Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder is once again offering a … Read more

The Biden Era Is About Fear, Not Greed

Over the past year Joe Biden and his political allies have tried to persuade voters that inflation is the result of a surge in greed that somehow happens to coincide with his presidency. But the overriding theme of the Biden era is fear, which is what happens to societies when something as fundamental as the … Read more

Fed Prepares Double-Barreled Tightening With Bond Runoff

This Wednesday, officials are to announce plans on how they will shrink those holdings. Expect the process to be faster and potentially more disruptive to financial markets than last time. The Fed first undertook large-scale bond buying, dubbed “quantitative easing,” during and after the 2007-09 financial crisis. At a time when the Fed’s short-term interest … Read more