Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the Crisis in American Life

A historian recalls a conversation with the Donald Trump adviser, which may provide a window into Bannon's views on what's next for the U.S. During the 1990s, two amateur historians, Neil Howe and the late William Strauss, developed a new theory of American history in two books. They identified an 80-year cycle in American history, punctuated by great crises that destroyed an old order and created a new one. Stephen Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News who has been appointed Trump’s chief strategist in the White House, is very familiar with Strauss and Howe’s theory of crisis, and has been thinking about how to use it to achieve particular goals for quite a while.

I'm Bill Browder. Putin Made a Mistake When Talking About Me

Browder is the founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Since 2009 when his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, died in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia's endemic corruption and human rights abuses.

President Donald Trump Imposes 30% Tariffs on Solar Panels

In the biggest blow he’s dealt to the renewable energy industry yet,
President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported
solar panels.
The U.S. will impose duties of as much as 30 percent
on solar equipment made abroad, a move that threatens to handicap a $28
billion industry that relies on parts made abroad for 80 percent of its

This Firm Settled a Federal Fraud Suit—Then Got a $45 Million Bailout

On April 15, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a
$41 million settlement with two Florida healthcare providers— and two of
its former executives over fraudulent billing claims. This quartet, the
government alleged, had for half a decade asked patients to undergo
unnecessary urine drug tests solely for the purpose of getting
reimbursements under Medicare and Medicaid.