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[Brian Hamilton] Wake up, America: You elected an entrepreneur

After listening to the entirety of President Donald Trump’s recent press conference and then reviewing the coverage of it, it’s obvious the media doesn’t understand and cannot accurately interpret his style and approach. Put simply, most people don’t understand how entrepreneurs think....

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:29

[Elaine Ou] Even China can’t kill bitcoin

Every time a government sets out to abolish something people like, the well-liked thing moves to where it can’t be stopped. This has happened with prohibition, gambling, the war on drugs and digital ...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:29

[Leonid Bershidsky] What Google hopes to gain by suing Uber

The legal battle that’s starting between Waymo, the self-driving car spin-off of Google’s former “moonshot” unit, and ride-hailing giant Uber appears to be all about trade secrets and patents. But...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:27

[Eli Lake] Taiwan's war against Uber

This should be a good time to be an American Internet company in Taiwan. The new president, Tsai Ing-wen, has pledged to build an Asian Silicon Valley on the island. And the new American president, Donald Trump has threatened a trade war with Taiwan‘s rivals in mainland China. The stars w...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:26

[Albert R. Hunt] Trump's great chance to tell us what he really wants

President Donald Trump’s initial address to a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday night may be the most anticipated in memory. Not, as Trump would claim, because he’s so compelling. Rather it’s because, when it comes to substance, we don’t know who he is. For Presidents Barack...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:25

[Other View] Trustworthy statistics are a vital asset

President Donald Trump’s penchant for “alternative facts” raises a troubling question: What if the same instinct leads him to pressure government agencies -- the ones that track everything from jobs to air quality -- into producing data to support whatever he wants to believe?If Trump w...

Updated : 2017.02.27 17:24

[John B. Quigley] No: Pre-emptive strike would trigger global disaster

Following January’s widely condemned ballistic missile test by Iran, rumors are rife that Israel is planning a military strike against Iranian missile sites. But the last thing President Donald Trump should do is give such an attack his blessing. As anyone who watched the recent joint pr...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:33

[Jonathan Bernstein] Don't ignore the dangers of a weak president

As the first month has passed of Donald Trump’s presidency with little sign of success, and some question whether he‘s even up to trying to turn his campaign platform into a real legislative agenda, it’s occurring to more and more people that what we‘re looking at is someone on the roa...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:32

[John Kass] Once lost, liberal journalists' mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports the New York Times. That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it‘s not fake news. With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, ...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:32

[Adam Minter] Why is eBay returning to china?

About a decade ago, eBay made a legendary retreat from the Chinese auction business in the face of growing local competition. It was a defeat so humiliating it became a business school case study. Since then, however, the Chinese e-commerce market has changed drastically -- and so has eBay...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:29

[Other VIew] Welcome, new cosmic neighbors!

To adapt the Bard of Avon: “O, wonder! ... O brave new world.”Or seven of them, as it happens. Researchers revealed last week that they’ve uncovered these intriguing planets swirling outside the solar system, all of them rocky and Earth-sized. Three seem temperate enough to support life...

Updated : 2017.02.26 17:27

[Reg Henry] The wisdom of keeping time on paper

As a member of a generation that knew no computers or personal devices, I think I have adjusted fairly well to the electronic marvels that people take for granted today. But there is one convenience that I cannot embrace. I still depend on a paper calendar to plan my days.My wife has urged...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:16

[Stephen L. Carter] Stop staring at your phone

My wife and I decided to take advantage of the spring-like weather this week and head for the beach. We were not surprised to find that others had the same idea. Foot traffic was so thick on the board...

Updated : 2017.02.24 16:14

[Los Angeles Times] Looking back with shame

Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, declaring parts of the United States to be military zones from which particular groups of people could be “excluded” for security reasons. The order set the stage for the relocation and internment, beginnin...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:23

[Johnathan Bernstein] Making sense of Trump’s disapproval ratings

The most important single thing to know about Donald Trump’s approval ratings after his first month of the presidency is ... there is no one single thing. Both the measurement and importance of presi...

Updated : 2017.02.23 17:23