This is totally not weird or anything. A totally normal and a reasonable thing for the Attorney General to do given that the DOJ is currently investigating Bill Clinton’s wife, who just happens to be the Democratic nominee for president. No biggie.
No reason the public should see these before the election right? Not that important.
More finger waving from the establishment mouthpieces. Again just watch the body language. They still can’t believe that they lost. And they so want to call the Brexiteers a bunch of racists. They think it’s their trump card (so to speak.) But the PC bat is splintering these days. That all of Britain should stay locked in bureaucratic hell and lose control over its own laws because people like Amanpour think that giving the finger to Brussels is racist is idiotic.
This would be interesting. I don’t think there would be many tears shed if the US left the United Nations. I mean there’d be no more model UN conferences for nerdy high school kids (like I was) but these kids will find something better to do.
The UN is a waste of time and money – at best. Remember this is the same organization which allows Saudi Arabia, home of public beheadings, stonings and other horribleness to sit at the head of the Human Rights Council.
Consider that one of the classic forms of “welfare” in this country is also absolutely a form of corporate welfare too – food stamps. Many big corporations owe a large part of their bottom lines to these programs. In some places one can even buy McDonalds and other fast food directly with EBT cards. Years ago we did a story on how JPMorgan has EBT servicing contracts with states worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Add in Walmart and other discount stores that see immense flows from government programs and one begins to see the picture.
Many have long argued that a “United States of Europe” was the end goal of the European Union. Now this goal, once spoken about in hushed tones is more out in the open.
Long have many in Europe resented the power of the USA. (Which frankly in some ways is understandable. Though Europe is also full of friends of America too.) The euro was established to counter the dollar as a potential reserve currency and petro currency. Now the challenge is more than just economic,
Hope you bought the dip. Lots of our readers said they were going to.
“They regulate it. They drive the price down. …They are buying it for pennies on the dollar.”
This looks like straight up crony capitalism. It’s not difficult to see why some in the Obama administration would like to crush a large higher education network, with everything in place, and then resurect it in the name of doing “good.” Like a Phoenix one might say. A big, ugly, crony, taxpayer subsidized Pheonix which is owned by Obama’s buddies.
Scotland has an ongoing deep historical beef with its neighbor to the south. It votes differently than England, to say the least. This was certainly true in the referendum last week. But Scotland constitutes a relatively small part of the overall British population. It had only 8% of votes in Brexit.
Matt Taibbi is one of those people I put in the “principled liberal” camp. (And I do consider him a “liberal” in the good sense if not the classical sense.) He and I often disagree on important issues but the guy has a keen eye for injustice and has done an excellent job of pulling back the curtain on the Wall Street wing of the crony class. (And the City of London also.) He offers a very reasonable and reasoned analysis of Brexit below.
Every sit-in should have a catered lunch.
The crony system of government has a tiered system of justice. There are the connected and/or rich who have one set of rules. Then there is another set of rules and assumptions for those who fall outside of the blessings of the inner court.
Hypocrisy is rife in the crony class. Such hypocrisy is in fact one of the defining characteristics of a crony system. Those who call for “justice” are the ones who seek to impose unjust laws.
If the Judge holds no allegiance to the Constitution what value do his rulings have? Does he not take an oath to uphold the Constitution? How does he decide his rulings, whim? Whatever morality or definition of the law that floats through his mind that particular day?
This is a legitimate question to which I am sure some of our readers have the answer. Judge Posner must have a stated philosophy, he is considered by many to be one of the most influential legal thinkers around today.