When John Bolton was a State Department official under President George W. Bush, he loved nothing more than sabotaging international agreements that he felt undermined America’s sovereignty and security. His “happiest moment” at the State Department, he recalled in a 2007 memoir, came when he personally extracted the U.S. from the International Criminal Court. “I felt like a kid on Christmas Day,” Bolton wrote. Story Continued Below Now that Bolton is President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Christmas has been coming early and often. Since his arrival in early April, Bolton has helped to trash, weaken, or undermine four international treaties, organizations and agreements. They range from the major, like the Iran nuclear deal, to the minor, like an obscure 144-year-old international postal treaty from which the Trump administration withdrew last week. This week, Bolton traveled to Moscow to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin in person … [Read more...] about Bolton achieving ‘life’s work’ by axing international deals
Updated October 24 at 10 a.m. to include recently reported stories. The U.S.-Mexico border is an inseparable part of life in Texas. From migration and immigration to trade and culture, Texas and Mexico are tied together and separated by an international border.We've reported on how a band of Honduran immigrants is lighting a powder keg of pressure under the U.S. and Mexico; how smugglers are possibly exploiting the on-again, off-again family separation immigration policy; and how federal officials at a tent city sheltering unaccompanied minors in West Texas admitted logistical challenges were slowing the process of placing them with sponsors.But there are so many other stories still to report. That's why our reporters want to hear from you as part of our ongoing Curious Texas project. We want to know what questions you have about the relationship between Texas and Mexico, migration between the two and life on both sides of the border.Curious Texas is a project from The Dallas … [Read more...] about Tell us: What do you wonder about migration between the U.S. and Mexico and life on the border?
Solving the stupid little problems is enough of a mental reset that your biggest issues in life start handling themselves. Dan Dowling Published 7:30 am CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Photo: Caiaimage | Chris Cross | Getty Images Photo: Caiaimage | Chris Cross | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Caiaimage | Chris Cross | Getty Images Solving My Dumbest Life Problems Was the Key to Figuring Out My Biggest Business Issues 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The bootlaces had a will of their own. Each time I pulled my shoestrings, the bunny ears morphed into a gnarled, knotted snake that took an extra two minutes of picking and muted cussing to tame. You might call it a first world problem. But this was my … [Read more...] about Solving My Dumbest Life Problems Was the Key to Figuring Out My Biggest Business Issues
It has been a rotten six months for the Standard Life Aberdeen share price but today the money manager was granted some respite. Standard Life is best known for running Gars (Global Absolute Return Strategies fund), the mega fund which at its pomp looked after £50 billion in retail and institutional money. The fund has underperformed over the past two years with investors pulling billions as financiers question if it has grown too large to allocate capital effectively. But this session research from Citigroup said there was more to Standard Life than just Gars and urged investors to have another look at the stock. Citi analysts said investors should not worry about Gars, adding that the firm is “undervalued”. It reiterated a Buy rating on the stock, highlighting its share buybacks, platform earnings and Indian business as reasons to be positive. The analysts wrote that the “valuation is compelling, catalysts for re-rating have begun”. … [Read more...] about Market: Standard Life backed to shrug off slump at prized Gars fund
Shorpy.com is entirely photos of people in ordinary life long ago dealing with the same sort of stuff we deal with now. Gene Marks Published 6:00 am CDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Photo: StockPlanets | Getty Images Photo: StockPlanets | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: StockPlanets | Getty Images Looking at Very Old Photos Has Changed My Perspective on Business and Life in General 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you could name one website that’s truly the best for business what would it be? A big media site like CNN or Fox News? A business site like Entrepreneur.com? A financial advice site? A site that’s aimed at your industry? Maybe. But for me it’s none of these (sorry, … [Read more...] about Looking at Very Old Photos Has Changed My Perspective on Business and Life in General