Load up the kids and the dog in the Suburban! We’re driving to California via Alaska this summer! We’ll drive 100 mph the whole way! Carbon footprint? I got your carbon footprint right here!!!
All I can say is don’t get too used to it folks. Though the CEO of Emirates (below) believes that oil has been held artificially high for a long time and that lower prices might just reflect a reversion to reality.
Just when you thought colleges weren’t politically correct enough, here comes the federal government to “rate” schools.
There is a civil war in the GOP. This is not news. But it has again flared up in light of the recent budget deal, other domestic developments, and the new neocon Battle of the Bulge, the counter offensive by the big government wing of the GOP to reassert its authority and to secure an establishment candidate for president.
The neocons know that they are on the edge being relegated perhaps permanently to the political margins, and like the Germans in the frozen Belgian forests the neocons are going to go down fighting.
Pretty blatant stuff. As a former insurance underwriter (and sometimes agent) I can tell you first hand that brokers and agents loathe competition. Which is understandable. Competition means having to lower prices on a highly commoditized product. That’s not good for commissions.
This is one of the reasons why insurance is such a “highly regulated industry.” It’s not just about looking out for the consumer that’s for sure.
Well, that would be weird. I’ll take this report with a grain, but if true…
We’ve reached the point where crony capitalism has become such a problem, it is hurting the economy and society so much that even media outlets like The Washington Post are reporting on it.
Very happy to see this.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. I’ve watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist. Though his critique is often dead on when it comes to conservatives, he willfully turns a blind eye toward the the failure of government and to the general failure of the current president. He buys into the old way of looking at American politics, and has furthered an outdated narrative.
Woodrow Wilson was a flat out terrible president. Maybe the worst we ever had. The Federal Reserve Act. The Income Tax. World War 1. The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act. All were on his watch and all were radical reworks of American life. All were “progressive” dreams. (So was alcohol prohibition which would come 5 years later.)