May 27, 1941. Sinking of the Bismarck
On May 18, 1941 the Bismarck and her consort Prinz Eugen sortied from the Pomeranian port of Gotenhafen, present day Gdynia, Poland, to raid British commerce in the North Atlantic. The Bismarck, displacing some 50,000 tons, had been launched in 1939 and was a formidable combatant carrying 8 x 15 guns as her main battery. When she entered service on August 24, 1940 the only | Read More »
Clinton Foundation finds itself drawn into FIFA soccer corruption scandal.
Short version, because this a soccer scandal: FIFA is the Grand Poobah of soccer. They just indicted a remarkable bunch of higher-ups in it for endemic corruption, bribery, and general chicanery over World Cup bids. This is genuinely a Big Deal for pretty much the rest of the world, not least because FIFA’s been smelling for decades now. But now to the important bit: which is | Read More »
The rape epidemic and Nicholas Kristof’s cognitive dissonance
In the wake of the notorious Emma Sulkowicz graduating from Columbia University where she made an academic career, as far as can be told, of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape, the New York Time’s Nicholas Kristof has an interesting offering: When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape. He starts with the story of Brian Banks. Brian Banks was one of America’s best | Read More »
Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour | Read More »
Former CIA Director on Benghazi: What difference at this point does it make?
Former CIA Director, the nonpartisan former chief of the nonpartisan CIA, Mike Morrell has taken to the nonpartisan POLITICO to snivel about the emails Benghazi emails being released by Judicial Watch. The results are so pathetic that one gets the feeling that Morrell, himself, is laughing as he writes it. He calls his effort Debunking the Benghazi Myth. The obvious flaw in Morrell’s piece is that | Read More »
Fifth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit today issued a split decision upholding the Texas judge’s injunction preventing Obama’s executive amnesty program from moving forward. The opinion itself upheld the injunction on fairly arcane (to non-lawyers) legal and procedural grounds; i.e., it did not decide or offer an opinion as to whether the Obama Administrations program was likely unlawful or not. Rather, it invalidated the | Read More »
Amnesty International: Hamas Committing War Crimes against Gazans
The radical anti-Israel brigades in the United States always want to talk about purported war crimes the country is committing against Palestinians, but they never seem to want to talk about what the Palestinians do to their own. In the West Bank and Gaza, Hamas is more than happy to brutally oppress Palestinians and let the Israelis take the blame. However, Amnesty International has done | Read More »
How Washington Is Betraying Millennials
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jared Meyer, author of Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young. We’ll talk about the economic condition millennials face, how Washington has hindered America’s youth and what the American Dream looks like for this generation.
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Yet Another Terrible Idea: States Consider Combining Their Failed ObamaCare Exchanges
ObamaCare is an unmitigated disaster. A total, miserable failure. Everything President Barack Obama and his Democrats promised it would do? Obama Promises ObamaCare Won’t Add ‘One Dime To The Deficit’ 36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan Obama Montage: If You Like Your Doctor You Can Keep Your Doctor Obama Promises To Lower Health Insurance Premiums by $2,500 Per Year Obama: | Read More »