Hillary’s Bernie Sanders Problem, and the Insurgent Campaign of Donald Trump
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Matt Lewis to discuss Hillary Clinton’s Bernie Sanders problem, Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign, and if he has a chance to become the GOP nominee.
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Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks
A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.” (C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”). No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us. The federal government alone spends almost | Read More »
That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler
“Secular leftism does not sell well when contrasted with an ideology that promises an afterlife filled with virgins and a present filled with heroic struggle against a Great Satan sissy in mom jeans.”History remembers how we won World War II. Franklin Roosevelt rolled his wheelchair into Germany and debated Adolph Hitler. At the end of the debate, the Germans smacked themselves upside the head, recognized | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Return of the Revenge
We had a good long stretch where tech policy was the most important thing going on in Washington. Now though, it’s gone on the back burner. The Obama administration has made its big power grabs, passed its bad bills, damaged American credibility abroad, but an ineffective Republican Senate is going to have trouble making a stand against it all. But tonight, despite being sick as | Read More »
Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.
Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered “we can now move on to the important things.” He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladder. He started with Bob Michel, the man who never met a surrender he | Read More »
So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle?
The African-American vote is more of an issue in the Democratic primary than you might think.
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Trump Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he’ll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in a word, panicking. The thing the GOP | Read More »
Desperate Times in Greece After No Vote on Bailout Terms
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Greece’s no vote this weekend on austerity measures, the likelihood of a Greek exit from the Euro, and what this means for the Greek economy.
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Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government
We are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters. The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” – but with the amendment | Read More »
Voters Aren’t Disenfranchised, They’re Just Lazy
If you haven’t noticed, an election is coming up. We’re 16+ months away, and the push is on (again) to tackle the perceived reality that is known as voter discrimination. The Left seems to believe low voter participation must mean the existence of rampant voter discrimination. But you can’t force people to vote, or even care about any of the issues facing our country. With | Read More »
American Economy Achieves Millstone
Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalism does an exceptional job of pointing out the obviously obvious. The USA is not Greece. The future here is so bright we just gotta wear shades. I’ve looked at the map and stuff and the smart guy has a point. He throws in some other nice details as well. The USA has an institutional arrangement in which it is a | Read More »
Beam Me Up Scotty. The funniest line in any news article this week.
Texas has a stockpile of gold. That gold is kept in New York City in an underground vault managed by HSBC. Texas has decided it wants all its gold back in Texas. Earlier this year, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that had sailed through the Texas Legislature. It sets up a depository facility in Texas that will house all of Texas’s gold inside Texas. | Read More »
July 4, 1776. American Independence Declared. Open Thread
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, | Read More »