We Need More Regulation (Like a Hole in the Head)

    One of the Democrats’ main goals is to re-regulate the businesses that were deregulated in the ’80s and ’90s. As if the problems that we’ve had are all the result of not enough regulation. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) begs to differ. Several government agencies had direct knowledge of serious red flags (including employee whistleblowers) at the Stanford Group, but failed to act. Houston-based Stanford was | Read More »

    Condi Rice versus Random Antiwar Guy #555443.

    And objectively speaking, the refs should have stopped the fight about halfway through. Not that either I or Brutally Honest would have thanked them for that: this was just too choice for words. If you’re wondering who won this exchange, either you haven’t watched it yet or you’re not willing to admit the answer. When the room shuts up to listen to one person over | Read More »

    Hunter Biden: Stanford associate.

    [UPDATE]: Hi, Instapundit readers. I covered some of what Glenn mentioned in a podcast today with Fausta, actually. Pretty much my first one ever. Now, that’s Hunter Biden, corporate lobbyist and former Amtrak vice-chair, not Beau Biden, former state attorney general – and widely-assumed heir-in-exile to his father’s Senate seat, just as soon as they can have the formality of an election in 2010. Heaven | Read More »

    Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) to donate part of Stanford money.

    Maybe he’s got some sort of Magic Light that can tell tainted Mexican drug-laundering money from good? Janison: Campaigns shedding donors in financial scandal [snip] Fraud allegations swirling around Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford last week drew attention to his contributions to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) and to House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan). A Rangel spokesman said $10,800 that Stanford | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 20, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/states-cite-10th-amendment-in-effort-to-cut-stimul/ States prepare to combat stimulus strings Assert sovereignty with 10th Amendment — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/ex-envoys-libya-ties-help-land-bechtel-job/ Ex-envoy, Bechtel gain from revolving door — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/financier-stanford-found-in-virginia/ Financier Stanford found in Va. FBI serves papers after wide manhunt — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/holders-remark-rattles-mixed-public-responses/ Holder’s words draw heated views — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/obama-harper-vow-unity/ Obama, Harper vow unity Shelve talk on trade, climate pact — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/20/ex-envoy-to-us-tries-to-fix-rightists-image/ Ex-Israeli envoy softens rightist’s image Seeks to allay concern over anti-Arab | Read More »

    Did Mexican drug money help subsidize the Democratic Convention?

    (H/T: Glenn Reynolds) I know, I know, it’s a heck of a thing to contemplate on a Thursday morning, but check out this story on heavy Democratic donor (and current fugitive) R. Allen Stanford: Accused Financier Under Federal Drug Investigation Authorities: Stanford May Have Laundered Drug Money for Mexican Cartel The SEC’s fraud charges may be the least of accused financial scammer R. Allen Stanford’s | Read More »