Daily Column – 19th March 2022

It’s been three weeks since the Russian government invaded Ukraine without any reason. More than 400 multinational companies have left the country. But there are still a lot of people, including a lot of American businesses, making money in the country. Why, in the face of so much public outrage over Russia’s actions, aren’t they … Read more

Daily Column – 18th March 2022

Last night, the men’s college basketball tournament started, and with it came even more shocking statistics about the rise of sports gambling in the United States and concerns about addiction among young people who are still in high school. The stats are first. According to the American Gaming Association, 45 million people in the United … Read more

Daily Column – 17th March 2022

The Federal Reserve voted yesterday to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018. Inflation was the main reason for the move. It’s the start of the high-wire balancing act that Chair Jerome Powell has to do. Lean one way, and high prices could stay high for a long time, taking a bigger bite … Read more

Daily Column – 16th March 2022

During winter evenings, the Senate says that you should have some more than just a little bit of sunshine in your pocket. Last week, it passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make daylight saving time a permanent part of our lives. But the bill still has to get through the House, and it’s surrounded … Read more

Daily Column – 15th March 2022

Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine has been a wake-up call to European countries that haven’t been paying attention to their military. Germany said that it will buy 35 F-35 fighter jets and 15 Eurofighters to replace its old fleet of Tornado jets with new ones. A lot of money has been spent on the country’s … Read more

Daily Column – 14th March 2022

People should ask: What does China, the great superpower of the East, think about all of this? A lot of people in the United States want to know more. Since Russia started taking over Ukraine, it has sent its national security adviser to Rome to meet with a top Chinese diplomat. This is the first … Read more

Daily Column – 12th March 2022

The Kremlin has taken the step we’ve all thought about when our Stories don’t get enough attention: They’ve banned Instagram. After Instagram made a few short-term changes to its policies on violent speech in some countries, Russia said it would block Instagram in the country beginning March 14. It’s the first time that Russia has … Read more

Daily Column – 11th March 2022

Almost all Americans are about to go through a period of high prices that will last for a long time and be very frustrating. Consumer prices in the United States rose 7.9% from a year earlier in February, the government said yesterday. In line with what we thought, but still another 40-year high. From January … Read more

Daily Column – 10th March 2022

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Western world has been very united in supporting Ukraine and condemning Russia for its unjust and brutal war. There have been new examples of anti-Russian sentiment in the United States. People have vandalised Russian restaurants in the United States and have boycotted people who have criticised their … Read more