As Global Growth Slows, The Dow Jones Industrial Average Goes Down

As Global Growth Slows, The Dow Jones Industrial Average Goes Down

Cue The Drudge-Siren : The NYSE put Rule 48 in effect to “smooth” the market opening Monday morning. Oh, the glorious smell of idiots panicking in the morning. Dow Jones ...

Have We Not More Faith Than This?

“We cannot compartmentalize our faith. We cannot say I’m a Christian, but this is separate. We cannot tribalize Christianity”One of my favorite emails after the Trump situation at the RedState Gathering was this piece of hate mail, which I present to you in its entirety from email address to email signature line, lightly edited. From: heavenbound****@****.com Subject: What event? Date: August 8, 2015 at 3:40:49 | Read More »

Barack Obama is Paralyzed by Fear

Batman is one of my favorite superheroes ever. Among his many winning qualities as a comic book character is his spectacular Rogue’s Gallery, featuring personified neuroses and obsessions. The Joker, of course, is the standard-bearer of crazy. His insanity is truly top-notch. However, one of my favorites outside of the Clown Prince of Crime is Jonathan Crane, more commonly known as The Scarecrow. His obsession | Read More »

Hillary Knew Good and Well Those Emails Would Become Classified

Image Credit: JStone/ Let me bore you guys with a little bit of lawyer talk. Sorry to phrase stuff this way, but I think it’s important because the concept of confidentiality, work product, and privilege are intimately familiar to a lawyer, and Hillary Clinton was a relatively successful one for decades. The law has a concept called “attorney work product” which | Read More »

Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture

Every once in a while a politician says something that you think can’t possibly be correct… until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was asked about sugar subsidies: “I’m ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar | Read More »

Donald Trump Shows Why Money In Politics Is A Good Thing

It remains to be seen how soon the summer romance of Republican voters with Donald Trump will fade as we move into the serious political season that follows Labor Day. I continue to believe that the nomination will end up going to one of the many other Republican candidates who are more responsible, more electable, and possessed of more conservative principles and experience in electoral | Read More »

A look at the GOP Presidential polling four and eight years ago

It’s often misunderstood what polls do. Some are under the false impression that the purpose of a poll is to predict the election results. That’s not quite true, though close to the election, the difference doesn’t matter. However this far out, the difference means everything. Polls measure the current feelings of the electorate. The further out you get from the election, the more detached the | Read More »

Kickbacks and Murder: A day in the life of the #PPSellsBabyParts industry

The sickening series of videos from Center for Medical Progress continues apace. Today we get a look at the regime of payments and kickbacks endemic in the baby parts marketplace and troubling questions are raised about outright murder. First off, we get some new characters in this video. Perhaps the most significant one is Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager for ABR (Advanced Bioscience Resources, which has | Read More »

Polls, Candidates and The 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination

RCP Averages As of 25 Aug 15 Another set of polls is in and several months before any real votes are counted, we have data anyway. The Inner Stat Nerd needs no cause or gravamen. Just chuck him some data and he’ll run it through the wood-chipper, blog an analysis and see who it royally tees off. We begin with the | Read More »

The Carson Conundrum

Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS HEALTH) – RTR3F2WE The more I watch Ben Carson, the more I like him. Carson is not the usual politician in every sense of the word. | Read More »









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