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How tax brackets actually work | Vox

A few weeks ago, we published a quick visual explainer on how tax brackets actually work. It was in reaction to this tweet from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who implied that Democrats — specifically Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — want to take away 70 percent of Americans’ income. Scalise was pushing a common misunderstanding of how tax brackets actually work. ... Read More »

‘It’s probably over’: Antonio Brown saga takes new twist | Fox Sports

Antonio Brown is done sending mixed messages. His latest Instagram post made his desired destination abundantly clear. He wants to be a 49er. The disgruntled Steelers wide receiver posted a photo of himself in a 49ers uniform being embraced by Jerry Rice, the legendary wide receiver who recently said Brown wanted to head west to the Bay Area. Brown included ... Read More »

‘Continuing War by Other Means’: The Case of Wagner, Russia’s Premier Private Military Company in the Middle East | Jamestown Foundation

The decimation of the Wagner Group PMC near Deir el-Zour (a city in eastern Syria, some 450 kilometers from Damascus) in early February 2018,[i] has highlighted the role Russian mercenaries play in the Kremlin’s foreign policy. But the broader phenomenon of Russian PMCs, including the Wagner Group, is highly complex, as exemplified by the nervous and incoherent official reaction to ... Read More »

U.S.-Taliban Agree on Troop Withdrawal Plan, Sources Tell VOA | Voice of America

The United States and the Taliban may have agreed on a plan for American troops to leave Afghanistan, sources privy to the development told VOA Saturday. In return, the insurgent group has given assurances that no international terrorist groups would be allowed to use Afghan soil to threaten America or any other country in future. The understanding is the outcome ... Read More »

Navy holds commissioning ceremony for USS Michael Monsoor, named for local hero who died to save others | Orange County Register

“The USS Michael Monsoor is manned and ready and reports for duty.” With those words, the Navy’s newest destroyer, named for a Garden Grove High School graduate and posthumous Medal of Honor recipient, was commissioned into service, her new crew lining the bow and standing at attention. Monsoor’s final brave act – diving onto a grenade to save his fellow ... Read More »

How tax brackets actually work | VOX

A few weeks ago, we published a quick visual explainer on how tax brackets actually work. It was in reaction to this tweet from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who implied that Democrats — specifically Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — want to take away 70 percent of Americans’ income. More   Read More »

Go inside a $45 million car collection with over 450 cars | Business Insider |

Harry Kersh: I’m Harry, and today we’re gonna take you for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of Europe’s biggest car collections. The 450-plus car collection is owned by businessman Rodger Dudding. He’s been collecting cars for 50 years and has quite the collection of rare rides spanning from 1918 all the way to the present day. Rodger estimates his ... Read More »