Quantitative Easing Comes to Europe
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the beginning of the ECB’s QE program, what it will mean for the Eurozone and how the U.S. may be effected.
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Hillary Milhous Clinton
Could the leaders in Washington please tell us which rules we are allowed to not follow? Please? This is getting confusing for the average American. Since 2005, the United States State Department has had very clear rules that employees cannot use personal email for official business. In 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out an internal directive reminding State Department employees that they could | Read More »
Shoot First, Ask Questions Later
There’s been a surge of a very well meaning, but often unrealistic sentiment within our society that calls for violence being a last resort. Thing is, I notice that “violence should be a last resort” is too often applied to folk who had reacted to violence, and not the person initiating the violence. I also notice that this is only said when the offender is | Read More »
The ‘Anything political besides Hillary Clinton’ Overnight Sunday Open Thread.
Because I can’t imagine that all of you are any less tired of that woman than I am right now. It’s been a horribly slow Sunday in the news, and honestly I will start gibbering at the moon* if I don’t have other news to pontificate about. It’s all no doubt necessary that we have the current tawdry round of stories play out – as | Read More »
Senator Menendez Should Face Justice Regardless of Motive
Not Above The Law So The Department of Justice is prepared to throw down on Senator Bob Menendez. CNN describes the effort to fumigate one of the New Jersey Senate seats of a particularly corrupt human being. The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office | Read More »
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The Evil Party: Still Smarter than the Stupid Party
Here is an unfortunate fact of life: the shortest route between any elected Republican and an invitation to a television interview is criticism of another elected Republican. And hey, who doesn’t like being on television? Accordingly, every time any Republican says anything even slightly off kilter – especially a front running Presidential candidate, the media goes looking for other Republicans to pile on their own criticism | Read More »
Tech at Night: Regulation broke encryption, and now it may break streaming
We got news of a new, widespread Internet security hole this week, and it turns out this one was caused by government. They caused it. Government is bad at controlling the Internet, and so now it turns out the Net Neutrality plan of Barack Obama’s to regulate the Internet may cause even more problems. Net Neutrality will break streaming.
The Cult of Clinton
Come, and I will tell you a tale that defies rational belief. Yesterday, a relatively humanoid being who has, according to eyewitness testimony, been living on Planet Earth for at least the last three decades penned the following words about the Clintons: Because the Clintons are held to a double standard when it comes to media scrutiny. Their perfectly usual, above board behavior is spun | Read More »
It’s Time to Vacate the Speaker’s Chair
This year began with an election on whether Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% should continue as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A number of brave House conservatives, led by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) 94%, Tom Massie, and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) 78%, waged a historic effort to deny Boehner the Speakership. What resulted was | Read More »
The GOP and Failure Theater
Sometimes you find terms that are so perfect that you just can’t let them pass. A good friend acquainted me with the idea of Cargo Cult Economics. Ace at Ace of Spades introduced me to a new one in the aftermath of the House and Senate kowtowing to a lawless action by Obama: Failure Theater. Failure Theater is the process by which the Establishment deliberately | Read More »
@Politico writer @GlennThrush: Hillary violating federal law is “badass”
So the newest defense as Hillary’s media bootlicks and catchfarts circle the wagon is that not only did Republicans use private email accounts but Hillary blatantly violating federal law and putting national security at risk was really “badass.” You know, the kind of badass you want in a president when that phone rings at 3 AM — and it isn’t the cops telling her that | Read More »
Democrats vow to protect Boehner
Has this ever happened before in the history of the House of Representatives? A profoundly ineffective Speaker, a Speaker so weak that he has to depend on Democrat votes to pass legislation, is given assurances by the opposition party that they will protect him against his own caucus? Via The Hill: A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking | Read More »
Breaking: Right to Work has passed in Wisconsin.
Right to work will be established in Wisconsin next week.
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Big February Jobs Report and Apple is Added to the Dow
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the February jobs report, the story told by the raw numbers and Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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