Todd Crawford

Record Number of Ships Stuck at Long Beach and Los Angeles Ports Waiting to Unload
Together, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the leading seaborne gateway for international imports into the United States. As two of the largest ports in America, they account for 40 percent of...
Excessive COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Australia Verging on Authoritarianism
Australian authorities have taken a “zero covid” approach to navigating the coronavirus pandemic and have implemented strict lockdown control measures in the name of public health while facing accusations that the political class has been...
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Fumio Kishida Set to Become Japan’s 100th Prime Minister
Fumio Kishida, 64, is set to become Japan's 100th prime minister following a leadership vote on Wednesday, Sept. 29, by the incumbent Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Kishida won the runoff 250-170 against rival Taro Kono...
Milley Fires Back Against Accusations He Circumvented Chain of Command in Calls to Chinese General
On Sept. 28, America’s top general, Mark Milley, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing fired back against accusations that he had circumvented the chain of command when he made two calls to his Chinese...
Meat Prices in the US Outpace Inflation Amidst Continuing Pandemic Woes
The cost of meat at America’s butchers continues to rise as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on supply chains with little relief for consumers in sight. The Consumer Price Index, used to calculate the overall...
In a Major Blow to Hong Kong’s Pro-democracy Movement, ‘The Alliance’ Votes to Disband
The group responsible for the annual Tiananmen Square Massacre vigil has voted to disband at a special meeting on Saturday Sept. 25 after 32 years in operation, following months of sustained pressure by Chinese authorities...
China Releases Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
Canadians are breathing a sigh of relief after two Canadian nationals, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — who have spent close to 3-years in the Chinese prison system — touched down on Canadian soil after...
Last-minute Debt Deal Keeps Evergrande Afloat, but Crisis Is Far From Over
The Evergrande Group has struck a last minute deal to avoid defaulting on a bond payment worth an estimated $35.9 million that is due this Thursday Sept. 23. “In a statement filed with the Shenzhen...
Chinese Authorities Reportedly Concealing Possible Deaths From China’s COVID-19 Vaccines
Local authorities are reportedly silencing several families in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing after they spoke out about the recent deaths of loved ones with family members claiming the deaths are linked to adverse reactions...
Locals Say COVID-19 Outbreak in Three Southeastern Chinese Cities Worse Than Officially Reported
An outbreak of the coronavirus in the southeastern cities of Putian, Xiamen and Quanzhou in Fujian Province, China is much worse than what is being officially reported, according to locals familiar with the matter.  According...
Trudeau Fails in Bid to Secure Majority Government; New Government Looks a Lot Like the Old One
In an election that few wanted and that cost the Canadian taxpayer an estimated $600 million, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) — hoping to gain enough seats in parliament to secure a majority...
Canaries Volcano Erupts Prompting Thousands to Flee; Streams of Lava Destroy Homes
The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday spewing lava, ash and a huge column of smoke following days of increased seismic activity, Reuters reported.  The eruption forced the evacuation of 5,500...