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(This article was originally published by Timeline on Aug 25, 2015)

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Communists close China’s stock markets

When the communists under Mao Zedong took over China, they closed the Shanghai Stock Exchange and foreign companies fled China. The People’s Republic of China…

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It was black music. It was gay music. And the “disco sucks” movement said, “burn, baby, burn”

Steve Dahl leads the crowd in anti-disco chants during his Disco Demolition event at Comiskey Park, Chicago, on July 12, 1979. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Plus, Trump says his button is bigger than Kim Jong-un’s.

Over The Holidays, We Overheard A Lot Of Chit-chat In Diners, Barber Shops, Coffee Shops Outside Of Major Metropolitan Areas, And It Was Encouraging…

Long before The Chaos Report existed, long before the 2016 election, one of our editors wrote a blog post saying they thought Trump might have a good chance of winning. It was largely based on a conversation they’d overheard in a rural diner, where a group of men was chatting about “if he could deal with the unions in New York City and still build skyscrapers, he’ll be able to deal with the mess in Washington”. …

Plus, no more penalty for not having health insurance.

House and Senate Negotiators Settle Their Biggest Differences In A Flash, Mostly By Giving Even More Benefits To Rich People And Corporations

It’s not final final yet. But it’s pretty final. And it looks like passage next week should be doable, in spite of demands by Democrats that Doug Jones be seated before a vote occurs. Democrats did wait for Republican Scott Brown before voting on Obamacare. But that was in the olden days…no way Republicans will extend that courtesy at this time.

  • The top tax individual tax rate will now be 37%, down from the current 39.6% and even the 38.5% Senate Republicans had proposed. That late reduction intended to soften the blow of ending the deductibility of state and local…

Plus, New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza fired over sexual harassment charge.

Most Show Republican Roy Moore Hanging On To A Slight Lead Over Democrat Doug Jones, But Losing Ground After Regaining Some Last Week

And there are some real outliers. Fox News has the Democrat with a 10 point lead; at the same time the Emerson College poll has Moore leading by 9.

Plus, a recent history of Trump Tweets.

What It Comes Down To Is This: Are Enough Alabamans Disgusted Enough With Moore To Vote For His Opponent Or Not Show Up At All?

We’ll always remember Paul Manafort’s sage axiom: “He [or she] who is in the spotlight on election day will lose.” Moore’s doing his best to stay out of the spotlight. More than his best. He didn’t campaign at all this weekend. In fact, according to Politico, he hasn’t appeared at a public event since last Tuesday. He didn’t even show up for Sunday services at his church. According to Vice News, he may not have even been in Alabama at all, instead going to Philadelphia to catch the Army-Navy game. (Moore is a West Point grad).

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