Archive for December, 2016

Why Donald Trump Shouldn’t Fill the Cabinet With Generals

Thursday, December 1st, 2016:

Photo Mike Flynn, Donald Trump’s pick for national security adviser, at Trump Tower on Wednesday. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times Based on the candidates parading through Trump Tower for job interviews in recent weeks, the president-elect could end up with generals holding the five most powerful national security offices in the country, an unprecedented concentration of military influence that deserves more public debate than it seems to be receiving. Mr. Trump has already chosen Michael Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, for national security adviser. He is said to be considering at least three other retired generals […] Read More →

The OPEC deal might not be a game-changer for the Saudis – Business Insider

Thursday, December 1st, 2016:

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Reuters/POOL New OPEC finally agreed to cut output during its meeting in Vienna on Wednesday. This marks the cartel’s first cut since 2008 and reverses its two-year strategy of pumping as much oil as desired. The cut is intended to end the global oil glut, which has kept prices depressed for over two years. The Saudis will bear the brunt of the cut, reducing output by 500,000 barrels per day, to about 10.1 million bpd, according to Reuters. Iraq will reduce output by 200,000 bpd, to 4.4 million bpd, beginning in January, […] Read More →

Roadwork delays frustrate businesses, commuters

Thursday, December 1st, 2016:

BOUNTIFUL — One of Bountiful’s busiest roads has been under construction for more than six months due to multiple setbacks — and now thanks to this week’s winter storm, the project is facing another delay. Crews were scheduled to lay pavement on 400 North between 200 West and 500 West on Tuesday, but snowfall postponed it until the weather gets warmer — hopefully later this week, said Vic Saunders, spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation. Saunders said the contractor still aims to complete that segment of the project by Dec. 31, but remaining work will then be paused until […] Read More →

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