How Europe’s Energy Crisis Could Play Out

The energy crunch in Europe escalated into a full-blown crisis this past week after Vladimir Putin cut off the pipeline that supplies a third of the natural gas that Russia sends to Europe. Natural-gas prices soared 30% at one point, and Goldman Sachs analysts projected that Europeans will see their monthly energy bills triple this … Read more

Here’s everything new to Netflix in September 2022 — and what’s left

After a blockbuster summer, Netflix’s release schedule is easing up a bit in September, although it will have new seasons of some fan favorites and at least one potential Oscar-contending original movie. Cobra Kai (Sept. 9), the popular “Karate Kid” spinoff, returns its fifth season, with Daniel (Ralph Maccio) and Johnny (William Zabka) joining forces … Read more

Here’s everything new to Netflix in September 2022 — and what’s left

After a blockbuster summer, Netflix’s release schedule is easing up a bit in September, although it will have new seasons of some fan favorites and at least one potential Oscar-contending original movie. Cobra Kai (Sept. 9), the popular “Karate Kid” spinoff, returns its fifth season, with Daniel (Ralph Maccio) and Johnny (William Zabka) joining forces … Read more

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the antiviral … Read more

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in August 2022 — and what’s left

“Stranger Things” kicked off the summer with a bang, and Netflix is ​​looking to end the season with another blockbuster fan-favorite. “The Sandman” (Aug. 5), based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic series, stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, aka Morpheus, aka The Sandman, a cosmic being who controls all dreams who must travel time and space … Read more

Here’s what’s at stake if Russia doesn’t get a key European gas pipeline back up and running this week

Investors will soon find out whether the world’s largest submarine pipeline, all 759 miles of it sitting under the Baltic Sea, will save Europe from a potentially devastating winter. The so-called Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which normally transmits 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany, has been under planned … Read more

Biden’s Saudi Arabia Visit Was Worse Than an Embarrassment

Meetings between leaders of important nations are usually worthwhile even if they yield no immediate results. But there are exceptions. One was Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich meeting with Hitler. Another: President Biden’s sit-down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last week. The president’s 24 hours in Jeddah were dominated by photos of his fist … Read more

Who’ll Replace Boris Johnson? Maybe Boris Johnson

With the skill and diligence of a circular firing squad, Britain’s Conservative members of Parliament are thinning the ranks of contenders to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Last week they reduced the field from eight to five in two rounds of voting. By the end of this week, two will still be standing. The finalists … Read more

Opinion: The real worry isn’t prolonged inflation — it’s deflation

The most recent headline CPI came in at 9.1% so it might seem odd to think that the risk of disinflation and deflation is rising. But while the CPI is a rearview-looking indicator, many forward-looking indicators are starting to tell a very different story – a story of falling demand and falling prices. The economic … Read more

Petro and Colombia’s Rule of Law

Former M-19 rebel Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff presidential election Sunday with 50.5% of the vote. His opponent, businessman Rodolfo Hernández, received 47.3%. The rest of the votes were either left intentionally blank or annulled by electoral authorities. With nearly half of all voters declining to endorse Mr. Petro, there is no mandate for radical … Read more