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 »
FBI looking at Hillary’s email server
It is never a good thing when the FBI starts gouging around in your crap. As Harvey Silvergate wrote in his book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the expansive nature of federal lawmaking and the ability of regulatory agencies to impose regulations that carry prison sentences ensures anyone being examined by law enforcement will, more likely than not, end up | 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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Hillary Clinton agrees Planned Parenthood should be investigated
Color me gobsmacked. It is a sign of just how damaging the videos of Planned Parenthood have been that Hillary Clinton, the recipient of the 2009 Genocide of Untermenschen Margaret Sanger Award, has tepidly agreed that an investigation is in order. Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process | Read More »
Hillary Clinton tries to change the subject
Late Friday, word oozed out of Hillary Clinton’s camp that she would testify before Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) 80%‘s Benghazi committee. Hillary Clinton agreed on Friday to appear at an October public hearing before the House Benghazi Committee, her campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. But the House Select Committee on Benghazi is pushing back against the 2016 Democratic frontrunner’s | Read More »
Democrats want more elderly white guys to run for president
In an election in which the electorate seems to be shouting change, the Democrats have hooked their electoral hopes to Hillary Clinton, a bitter, spiteful woman who has never accomplished anything without a man giving her the position, and who would be as old as Ronald Reagan at inauguration. Her primary challengers is Bernie Sanders. Bernie is 73, which is to say he and Clinton | Read More »
Hillary Clinton: we are scared of a black man in a hoodie
Yesterday the ever glib, Hillary Clinton had a senior moment at a campaign stop: Let’s be honest: For a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear. And news reports about poverty and crime and discrimination evoke sympathy, even empathy, but too rarely do they spur us to action or prompt | Read More »
Robert Mann’s (.@RTMannJr) bizarre and shameful attack on Governor Bobby Jindal
Last night a 59-year-old drifter from Alabama, a convicted felon named John Russell Houser went into a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Once the previews were over, he pulled a pistol and began firing indiscriminately into the audience. He killed two people and wounded nine before he finally turned his pistol on himself. According to AP: BREAKING: Wife of theater shooter removed guns from home | Read More »
Obama launches probe of Center for Medical Progress
Unless you are psychopathic, sadistic, douchebag (like here, for instance) you’ve been appalled by the two videos released by the citizen journalist group, Center for Medical Progress. In it we see two women who were trained as doctors blithely haggling over the price of baby parts. Eight states, the GAO and the Congress have launched investigations into whether — really, to what extent — this | Read More »
Connecticut Democrats Erase Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson From Their History
You could spend literally all day every day detailing left-wing political correctness and its war on history, knowledge, common sense and empirical reality (see, for instance, a Washington Post column blaming Amy Schumer for the Charleston shootings for an especially zany example). But it becomes especially noteworthy when one of our two major political parties rends its garments over the social-justice-warrior Left’s ever-expanding list of | Read More »
Planned Parenthood status: Running and on fire.
As the investigative reports by Center for Medical Progress continue to roll it is becoming very clear that Planned Parenthood is actively involved in the business of selling baby organs for fun and profit. They are shading informed consent, skirting federal law on reimbursements, and illegally modifying abortion procedures to benefit their clients. Planned Parenthood’s supporters are on edge: Eight states have opened investigations into | Read More »
New Citizenship Oath drops requirement to defend the United States
According to new guidance released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, new immigrants will no longer be required to pledge to: Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. A | Read More »
Hillary Clinton supports infanticide
The earliest a baby is viable outside the womb, at this writing, is about 21 weeks (see here | here for examples). The grotesque law that permits abortion in America, Roe versus Wade, established a trimester test that is based on fetal viability. The rule it establishes is 3. State criminal abortion laws, like those involved here, that except from criminality only a life-saving procedure | Read More »
EPA Could Care Less About Poor Children
Too Poor To Deserve Electricity According To USEPA Child poverty remains astoundingly high in America. This true despite risible claims that our economy is in recovery. The stock market and housing prices recovered. A lot of people gave up looking for work so the statistics look better. Beyond that, it’s the same situation we had in 2008. Particularly when we count | Read More »
The Iran debate is over. The world lost and Iran won.
Yesterday the debate on the Iran nuclear deal formally ended. The world, fearful of a possible war in the near future, decided to help Iran acquire nuclear weapons and thereby guaranteed a future war. The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution that creates the basis for international economic sanctions against Iran to be lifted, a move that incited a furious reaction | Read More »