Donald Trump Is Not a Racist. Don’t Go Back to 2005, Republicans.
While I continue to admire Donald Trump’s ability to command attention at long, rambling, unscripted press conferences, I still am not persuaded he will be the next President of the United States. Nonetheless, the GOP establishment in Washington has decided to treat Donald Trump the way the Bush White House treated many conservative leaders in 2005 during the immigration fight. They’re labeling him racist for | Read More »
RIP, the Jeb Bush 2016 Campaign
Back when Tiger Woods was far and away the best golfer on the planet, one of the things that people used to say about him was that he was the most “mentally tough” athlete on the planet. However, as his career went on, people started to notice something about Tiger – although he was great on Sunday when he entered the day with a lead, | Read More »
Bobby Jindal and the Easily Forgotten Lessons of Hurricane Katrina
This week marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005. Katrina’s impact was broad, devastating, and in some ways unpredictable – it killed well over a thousand people, upended the lives of many thousands more, reshaped the politics of Louisiana, did more than any other single event to wreck the second term of George W. Bush, spawned | Read More »
A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson looks back at Hurricane Katrina, ten years later. He’s joined by radio reporter Daniel French who was in New Orleans when the storm hit, Jason Russell who discusses charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans, Steven Horwitz on Wal-Mart’s quick response to the storm, and finally, Abby Phillip describes the different experiences whites and blacks have had rebuilding New Orleans.
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Hillary Clinton “Takes Responsibility” for Email Fracas (But Not Really)
The media today is dutifully reporting that Hillary Clinton has “changed her tack” on the email scandal that is threatening to sink her campaign. What does that allegedly involve? Almost exclusively saying that she “takes responsibility” for using two different emails: “I know people have raised questions about my email use as secretary of state, and I understand why,” Mrs. Clinton said Wednesday. “I get it. | Read More »
CNN: If You Oppose Gun Control You Are a “Fool” and a “Coward” (VIDEO)
Just now on CNN, host Carol Costello and Chris Cuomo held an unbelievable conversation about gun control. It is one thing for Cuomo to spout off at the mouth, because that is what he does. But Carol Costello is the host of a news program for a network that prides itself for having not gone the way of MSNBC or FoxNews, in terms of having | Read More »
What is Donald Trump’s Ceiling?
There is no doubt that the Republican race right now has come down to Donald Trump vs. everyone else. The latest Q-Poll shows Trump with 28%, followed by a large pack of candidates including Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92%, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich, who are separated by statistically insignificant | Read More »
What Will Be There?
Barack Obama is looking for an architect for his library. What exactly will be in the library other than his Nobel Peace Prize? Mounds of shredded documents? Stacks of erased hard drives? A taxidermied Valarie Jarrett? The “most transparent administration” in American history has actually been the least transparent and I suspect before they leave there’ll be a burn party to rival that of the | Read More »
How Bitcoin is hostile to property rights
Yesterday I called for the banning of Bitcoin and while reactions to my post included many personal attacks, Bitcoin talking points, and vague dismissals, nobody bothered to attempt to refute my core points. While Bitcoin cranks and talking point reciters were angry, it is irrefutable that Bitcoin’s intentionally designed properties make it hostile to property rights. There may be another cryptocurrency that isn’t hostile to | Read More »