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The Decline of Newspapers

How much has print declined in America? What are the most significant factors behind the sale of The Washington Post, Newsweek and The Boston Globe? What publications are people still reading in both print and digital form? The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

Entrepreneurship in Trouble

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and founder and CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises, discusses small business, regulation and the overall health of the economy. “There are fewer small businesses starting and more failing right now than at any time in the last 40 year,” she says. The Wall Street Journal reports

Obama: The Green Meanie

President Obama continues his misguided campaign to wipe out the coal industry. With the economy barely growing and his record of job creation ranking among the worst in modern times, Obama still can’t seem to focus his energies on shoring up the anemic economy or boosting the prospects for job-seekers. Instead, he’s chosen to kowtow to his left flank, pushing more government regulation and introducing ever wilder green energy boondoggles. None of this is shocking anymore, coming from an aloof and arrogant, tone-deaf Administration. H/T Wall Street Journal

Mortgage Rates Rising

The cost of buying a home is going up. What’s behind the rise in interest rates? Is now still a good time to buy? The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini has “The Short Answer.”

Ready to Cross the Red Line

Hoover Institution fellow Fouad Ajami weighs in on the U.S. plan to help arm the Syrian rebels and possibly establish a no-fly zone. H/T Wall Street Journal

Who’s Watching the Tax Man?

Political commentator Monica Crowley talks with the Wall Street Journal about the Department of Justice investigating the IRS’ harassment of conservative groups.

The Great 8-Bit Gatsby

What happens when you combine Super Mario Bros. and the Great American Novel? “The Great Gatsby for NES.” The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen reports.

Obama’s Vanishing Red Line

Hoover Institution fellow Fouad Ajami on President Obama’s disappearing red line and shifting stances on the rebellion and protracted civil war in Syria. H/T Wall Street Journal

What’s a Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is attracting the attention as a wildly volatile, all-digital currency. How does it work? How are criminals taking advantage of it? How risky an investment is it? The Wall Street Journal‘s Jason Bellini has “The Short Answer,” explaining the dynamics underlying the bitcoin market.

The Fiscal Doomsday Machine

David Stockman, former Reagan budget director, explains why he believes the machinery of government is massively failing, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal‘s Jerry Seib.

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