Federal judge blocks Obama fracking regulations
A federal judge has blocked and effort by the Obama administration to regulate fracking. Judge Scott Skavdahl of the U.S. District Court of Wyoming ruled Wednesday that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cannot institute its new fracking rule until lawsuits against it are settled. In a 53-page opinion, Skavdahl cast doubt on the federal government’s ability to issue the rule. He issued the injunction because | Read More »
Nationalism Is Hard, But Worth It If You Love America
One thing frustrates me about people who purport to be my allies on wanting to enforce America’s immigration laws anew and restore the value of our citizenship. They won’t willingly pay any price for it. It’s always someone else’s fault. Sadly, fixing and repairing things costs money and hardship. The rain will fall on both the wicked and the just. It will cost us an | Read More »
Donald Trump Is an H2B-Visa Hypocrite
Boy, that Donald Trump is going to fix those foreigners. He intends to build a huge wall. He’ll make the Mexicans pay for it. He’ll keep them all out and make America All-American again. Except for the ones he wants to hire cheaply at his fabulous Mar-A-Lago estates. Donald Trump has been a major user of visa programs to bring in foreign workers rather than | Read More »
Quiet Heroes – Why America May Never Really Go Down
I’m reminded of the scene in The Two Towers where Gandalf gets called Gandalf Stormcrow because he always brings the bad news. There just doesn’t seem to be anything positive to blog these days. It’s like the Charles Bukowski poem “Eyeless Through Space.” At least it is if you don’t take enough time to see the positive side. That side is there. Even in Detroit. | Read More »
As Global Growth Slows, The Dow Jones Industrial Average Goes Down
Cue The Drudge-Siren : The NYSE put Rule 48 in effect to “smooth” the market opening Monday morning. Oh, the glorious smell of idiots panicking in the morning. Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures were off by somewhere between 300 and 400 points Monday morning as the birds happily sang and the grass grew in its bedewed verdure. Last week they panicked because the mean, old | Read More »
Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture
Every once in a while a politician says something that you think can’t possibly be correct… until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when was asked about sugar subsidies: “I’m ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as | Read More »
Wild Stock Market Ride Wasn’t That Bad Afterall
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss why last week’s wild stock market ride wasn’t as bad as all the hype. Then Phil Wegmann talks about what he learned working in a subzero ice cream warehouse, and finally Neal Dewing from The Federalist tells us about the superhero alter-egos of the GOP presidential candidates.
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Gotham Air: The Uber of Helicopters may be coming to a city near you
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Marc Gurman from 9to5Mac to give us a preview of what to expect in the iPhone 6S that debuts on September 9th, then Dennis Greene talks fantasy football draft strategies, Claire Maldarelli from Popular Science talks about the problem science is having replicating their own studies and finally Tim Hayes, the CEO of Gotham Air, tells us why his company is the Uber of helicopters.
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Black Monday May Not Be As Bad As You Think
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the plummeting stock market and how far it may fall. Then Sarah Westwood from the Washington Examiner is here to talk about the Hillary Clinton email scandal and if Joe Biden may get in the race. Finally Steve Bucci from the Heritage Foundation talks about the threat of ISIS inspired attacks on US military members and their families.
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Failure Theatre: Fed Rate Hike Edition
If you don’t want to watch my cute news video, I’ll give you the executive summary….”Bwakk, B-B-B-Bwacwk! Bwak, Bwak Bwak, Bwak!” Just be done with it and state the sordid truth. Janet Yellin will not do it. The Fed is not under enough pressure from the probability of pension failures to end their current loose monetary policies. She is more frightened of the equities mob. | Read More »
Poverty in America
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Chuck DeVore to discuss how cost of living and home prices make an impact on real poverty. Then Danielle Kurtzleben from NPR talks about how the poverty rate has changed during the Obama Administration.
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Heb, Jillary and the Billionaire Straddle
Democracy can be a nasty business risk. It has to be managed. You can manage a risk in four ways. You can assume it, avoid it, transfer it or mitigate it*. A business leader assumes risk by remaining politically neutral. They avoid it by not doing business in ways potentially impacted by political meddling. They transfer it by selling assets or industries that are impacted | Read More »
Are Wall Street’s Expectations for Twitter Too High?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Wall Street expectations of Twitter, then Robert Tracinski looks at the sensitive history of Democratic presidents, and Josh Zerkle talks about Tom Brady and Russell Wilson.
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Rick Santelli on The Fed, Interest Rates, and the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rick Santelli to discuss when The Fed will hike interests rates, by how much, and if the economy can absorb the rate increase. Then we’ll be joined Steve Oliner from AEI to discuss the mortgage market, and finally Andrew McCarthy on terrorism, the Iran nuclear deal and his new book.
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Another Problem Caused By Seattle’s High Minimum Wage
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com I watched the video above and grappled before I could believe it. People who just got their salaries bumped by the minimum wage hike in Seattle, WA are now gripping because higher wages kick them off of the dole. Kshama Sawant didn’t see that one coming. But then again, why not? What do the Kshama Sawants of the world | Read More »