Month: January 2017
California To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary (Is it about protecting the Democratic Party machine?)
One can’t help but wonder (sic) whether such an effort is in fact not a “humanitarian” or even trade focused effort at all, but in fact driven by the fear that any effort to get to the heart of illegal...
The actual memo from the SECDEF calling for a head to head review of the F-18 Super Hornet and the languishing and expensive F-35
HT to Taxpayers for Common Sense.
Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
It’s important to understand what fascism actually is if one is going to cry “fascism.” Many people have an extremely confused understanding of what fascism is. They think it’s about a certain style. They think it’s about social norms. It’s...
Nomi Prins, Goldmanizing Donald Trump
Government Sachs, the bailed out and the connected. They always seem to pop up. From Fed appointments to the Treasury to the many little nooks and crannies within the power structure, Goldman is always there.
In Alaska it may soon be illegal for the police to just take your stuff without a conviction
Civil forfeiture, policing for profit, is just wrong. If someone has committed a crime and been convicted of that crime, and the property in question was used in the commission of that crime then maybe the state has grounds to...
Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general who refused to defend his immigration ban
I am going to guess that at this firing there weren’t any cameras and there was no dramatic music.
Markets to Trump: Get down to business on taxes!
Good advice “markets.” Trump wins by working the economic card. He’ll have a tougher slog if battles headlong on cultural issues. Trump has an interesting fighting style. He’s striking while he can, which is smart. But in the words of...
Just Break California Up
Seems reasonable to me. Let San Francisco and LA do their thing and then let the rest of California get on with real life. Not such a bad idea.
Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting, Endangering Loans (Good)
Times change and along with them economies. Uber and Lyft have hammered the almost ubiquitously crony taxi cab industry around the world. Yes, some of those medallion loans will go south. The banks and the cab companies made bad bets...