Tom Donlan

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Editorial Page Editor for Barron's, a national business and financial weekly, published by Dow Jones & Company; author of A World of Wealth: How Capitalism Turns Profit into Progress

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Five days before the Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaigns of both political parties are more chaotic than ever.

Economic Inequality Fuels an Angry Electorate

Five days before the Iowa caucuses, the presidential campaigns of both political parties are more chaotic than ever.

from To the Point

Today's Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped over yesterday's record high. It's a "golden age" for corporate profits, which are the largest share of the economy since 1950.

Is Economic Recovery Increasing Economic Inequality?

Today's Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped over yesterday's record high. It's a "golden age" for corporate profits, which are the largest share of the economy since 1950.

from To the Point

Republicans warned about voter fraud in last year's elections, while Democrats said the big threat to a fair outcome was voter ID.

Gerrymandering and Political Gridlock on Capitol Hill

Republicans warned about voter fraud in last year's elections, while Democrats said the big threat to a fair outcome was voter ID.

from To the Point

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In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

These are some interesting texts.

from Left, Right & Center

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence

What did President Trump do this time?

from Left, Right & Center

Starting October 29, LAX won’t allow curbside pickup from companies like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

President Donald Trump holds a press conference.

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, “Talking to Strangers,” is out, while he’s hosting the podcast, “Revisionist History.”

from To the Point

A bone-chilling documentary about Roy Cohn, Donald Trump’s mentor, reveals the all-American evil that brought us modern-day politics.

from Scheer Intelligence