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Terry Ponick

Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17

Pre-Holiday stock action: Nothing to see here, folks

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2017 – While the media had a weekend-long hissy fit over President Trump’s CNN-trashing WWE Smackdown parody .gif video, Wall Street...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’: Superhero action with a ‘70s beat

Under James Gunn’s direction, the characters in the “Guardians” films convey the sense that nothing you see can be construed as normal. (Movie review: Part 2 of 2)

Illinois budget sinkhole, Medicaid mess, more media fun

Unions, Democrats destroy Illinois credit rating, Medicaid now a national “third rail” issue, and UK single-payer healthcare Death Panel assures infant’s death.

Mika, Joe and Donald: News from the media Twittering Machine

Pundits, politicians decry President Trump’s “Morning Joe” Twitter hit.

Thursday Trading: Tech tanks bigly, crushing market averages

Dow Jones Industrials down triple digits due to continuing Tech Wreck. But financials, healthcare, materials all manage to rally.

Incoming: Independence Day trading schedule on Wall Street

Next week, it’s the 4th of July for Americans. But on July 1, it’s Canada Day for our neighbors to the North, eh? Here’s your holiday stock market schedule.

Epic Fail: GOP laughs its Ossoff at Democrats, media hacks

Handel wins GA-06 Handel-y. Democrats, media scramble furiously in ludicrous attempt to avoid “blame” for epic fail. Again. Will GOP tire of all the winning?

U.S. Stocks: Have they entered their summer of discontent?

Oil makes a feeble attempt to recover, but Thursday stocks market still lacks conviction as Washington continues to fiddle while the economy stalls.

Trading Diary: Raising cash, buying gold and going dormant

Active investors are sometimes best off by laying low in the weeds and waiting for better investment opportunities.

Trading Diary: Stepping back from oil and commodities

We wish we’d sold a bit more of our portfolio in May. But better late than never, as likelihood of a flat to truly gloomy summer stock market becomes more evident.

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Death and the Limelight: The tragedy of “Gurl Nineteen” Ruth Polsky

Ruth Polsky was responsible for giving many post punk bands their first taste of America, including The Smiths, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Cocteau Twins.