The Guardian's Alfred W McCoy with a look at how western intervention turned Afghanistan into the world's first true narco-state.
The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings
Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here's the breakdown:
While economists and Wall Street analysts described December’s jobs report as “below consensus” or even “disappointing,” there was nothing disappointing for one broad group of Americans: minorities. For them, the Trump economy is delivering, big time.
Almost unnoticed by the mainstream media, unemployment rates for Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians have not only fallen, but are now at all-time lows. Minority unemployment has never been lower, at least not since 1972, when such records first started being kept.