Cyprus Deal Takes 40% of Depositor Cash
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the the deal struck in Cyprus, how it’s similar to Obama’s GM takeover and Larry Kudlow’s change of heart on Ben Bernanke.
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A Second Look At The So Called Budget Deal.
No, I haven’t had an epiphany regarding our leadership. We want to trust them and we want to believe what they say. It’s just that we’ve been led down the primrose path before, so we’d have to be certifiably nuts not to be a little bit skeptical. I was listening to Larry Kudlow, who caught my attention with a different take on John Boehner and | Read More »
Britain’s Present Will Be Our Future Unless We Wise Up Now!
Watching the total anarchy playing out in London’s streets… An out-of-control, mindless mob of social welfare government-created clones, clamoring for more and more from a government which has no more to give. Which has had no more to give for a long time. We are witnessing the collapse of the classic nanny state. Told that the government was going to have to raise school tuition | Read More »
Barney! Say It Isn’t So.
Barney Frank lauded, flacked and defended the two institutions many people feel were major factors in the collapse of the mortgage market and, through them, the housing and construction industries. Barney Frank Fannie and Freddie, the two government entities which had been producing most of the high-risk paper, bundling it and selling it to other mortgage banks. Eventually, the market turned toxic with bad mortgages | Read More »
The Second War For Independence – Your Freedom In The Balance.
It’s another American first. A (so far) bloodless revolution. It’s Americans banding together to confront the evils of the Marxist coup against our God given rights. In 1775, Americans rose up against what they saw as tyranny by a King and his Parliament thousands of miles away. In eight years of bitter fighting the fledgling country won its freedom, with the help of King Louis | Read More »
The Case for Larry Kudlow
Run Larry Run. Larry Kudlow, Wall Street’s Palladin of American capitalism and free market economics, says he is moved by the public support he’s getting to run for the U.S. Senate aganst New York Democrat Charles Schumer.“I’m very flattered by all the attention and quite frankly surprised at the size of the draft movement which has developed. So it has my attention,” the CNBC host | Read More »
NY-SEN: Kudlow vs. Schumer?
I’ve suspected for some time now that the California Senate race against Barbara Boxer was basically the high-watermark Senate race for the GOP – that is, the toughest race that has a non-trivial chance to be winnable if everything breaks just right. But the recent withdrawal of Evan Bayh from his own re-election race in Indiana (not as “safe” a seat as Boxer’s, given Indiana’s | Read More »
Can we start treating Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) as vulnerable NOW?
(H/T: Instapundit) He’s dropped another four points in two weeks. 51% in mid-January; 47% now. That’s the lowest it’s been since 2001. Admittedly, he’s currently up more or less two-to-one against a hypothetical Kudlow candidacy. Currently. As I noted last week, Schumer wasn’t exactly challenged in his last election, and his current relationship with Wall Street threatens to clash badly with the President’s unfolding plan | Read More »
Marist: Chuckie Schumer (D, NY) dropped seven points since September.
58 percent in September; 54 percent in November; 51 percent now. Which is great for a Democratic Senator, these days; but what it is not is the kind of numbers that make an actual electoral challenge a self-evident absurdity, particularly in an election cycle where Republicans can win statewide in New Jersey and Massachusetts. Don’t get me wrong: he’s got a fearsome reputation as a | Read More »
Round Up of the Off Year Election Analysis
Broder: “Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee, a leader of the moderate-conservative “Blue Dogs,” called the result ‘a wake-up call for Congress. A tidal wave could be coming.’” “Democratic pollster Peter Hart, in a memo to his clients, warned of the possible consequences of “the disappointment and disgust the American public feels toward Washington. It is as strongly negative as the period of 1979-80 and 1973-74.” | Read More »
New CT-SEN Poll: Rob Simmons (R) 43, Chris Dodd (D) 42
At the end of my tenure on this committee, I want it to be said that the safety and soundness of our financial institutions was not weakened on my watch -Chris Dodd, February 15, 2007 (H/T Ironman, who notes that the Dow has fallen nearly in half since that date). Senator Dodd has a lot to answer for and it looks like Connecticut voters are | Read More »
Obama’s Conservative Make-out Session: We Should Stand as Conservatives Not Sycophants!
As I was not one of the elect few conservatives graced with an audience with “The One” let me just preface my blog by saying that I am sure all of those folks who did chill with the socialist future President are still solidly conservative. As the meeting itself was more top secret than those evil closed door meetings that Darth Vader, AKA Vice President Cheney, | Read More »
Larry Kudlow: There’s Something Missing in St. Paul
Larry Kudlow nails it, again. As much as I love Palin’s speech Kudlow correctly points out that it failed to connect our current economic slump to rising energy costs which are as a direct result of failed Democrat policy. In fact, Democrats want higher energy prices and seek to tax our companies through cap and trade which would crush our economy.
About that Sarah Palin investigation thing…
I am sure some of us heard from various media outlets yesterday that Sarah Palin was under investigation by the Alaska state legislature, but few explained the why. Just a quote note that Palin is a relative unknown, inexperienced and under investigation. Real fair and in-depth reporting, eh?