At last, Saudi Arabia seems to be doing what it takes to reduce the world's most visible oil glut: the one in the U.S. Unfortunately, its renewed vigor comes as OPEC's deal to reduce excess crude stockpiles starts to show signs of unraveling elsewhere, a subject that will be wrestled with by the group's oil ministers as they and other producer nations meet in St Petersburg on Monday. Weekly U.S. crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia have fallen sharply since early June Data published last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that imports from Saudi Arabia in the week to July 14 fell to their lowest for seven years: just 524,000 barrels a day. For sure, one week's number doesn't
After the election, I kept my mouth shut. I knew of the reactions students had received when they revealed that they had voted for Donald Trump: some experienced coldness from friends, others got more abusive responses. One friend told me that at a board meeting of a student club that she sat on, leaders announced that any members who stated that they had voted for Trump would be dismissed. Contained in all these reactions were the same questions: Don’t you care about undocumented immigrants? Women? Muslims? Blacks? Hispanics? LGBTQ people? I answer each of those questions with an emphatic yes. I see every human being as unique, precious, and beautiful. I enjoy engaging with people of all kinds -
Saturday Night Live (SNL) has said goodbye to Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Sean Spicer after his resignation as White House press secretary. The show paid tribute to “Spicey”, with a hilarious montage of some of McCarthy’s best moments in the role. McCarthy’s portrayal of the former press secretary received acclaim from fans across the globe, with many taking to social media to express their disappointment it has now come to an end.
After the GOP's first Affordable Care Act replacement fail on March 24, Bernie Sanders said he would introduce a bill that proposes a single-payer healthcare system in the United States, a position he also maintained throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. But what exactly does a single-payer healthcare program entail? Sanders's definition aligns with how European countries have instituted public health care, though there are variations. "Bernie's plan would create a federally administered single-payer health care program. Universal single-payer health care means comprehensive coverage for all Americans," his campaign site still reads. On a most basic level, single-payer means a healthcare
Draymond Green took to Instagram to complain about Conor McGregor wearing a No. 23 Golden State Warriors jersey. That’s the number he wears, of course, for the championship-winning team. Green said “We rockin with Floyd bro not you... take that off bruh.” But McGregor wasn’t wearing a Green jersey, it was an old C.J. Watson one. That led to McGregor telling Green he didn’t know who he was. Then he told him to to stay in school. Oh my! Green is a two-time NBA champion! But that wasn’t it, because McGregor is extra as hell. So he told Green that he “Dribbles heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.” There’s a lot happening here, and of course Floyd Mayweather jumped right in with
Former football star and current inmate O.J. Simpson will soon be leaving prison a lot richer than when he went in. When he leaves the Lovelock Correctional Center later this year, he will have made between $400,000 and $600,000 from his National Football League pension while he was incarcerated, according to a calculation done by ESPN. He made over $400,000 if he started taking his pension at age 55, and over $600,000 if he started taking it at 65. On Thursday, Simpson was granted parole during a televised hearing. He’s been in the Nevada prison for about nine years for a 2008 armed robbery conviction; he was arrested while trying to regain sports memorabilia he said had been stolen from him.
A 36-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a person under the legal age of consent in California is suing the student she slept with for defamation. Tara Stumph, who is currently serving a 180 day sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old student, says that statements made by the young man hurt her reputation and her career. Stumph was named alongside her former employer, the Lucia Mar School District, in the lawsuit brought against her by her victim’s family.