FEE: The DEA Is to Blame for America’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic

An excellent article that focuses on yet another failure in our war on drugs. Truly one has to realize at this point that our drug policies in this country are too often, mostly perhaps, driven by vested interests exploiting ignorance and fear for power and pay. The bureaucrats and the cronies in pharma take advantage of the deep Puritanical tendencies in this country. Tendencies that often contribute to people living lives of agony and despair.

Drugs are a mental health issue and should be treated as such.

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Arrogance: This video is precious. Watch all the super confident celebrities declaring emphatically that Donald Trump won’t be president

I’m sorry “liberal” fans of ACC but this is too great not to share with our readers. My bet is that many Americans are taking note of who said what in this video.

I so wish I had been at an election night party in the Hollywood Hills with some of these folks. Man, that would have been entertaining. Everyone on their phones calling their therapists and dealers.

The last clip from Obama is just fantastic.

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(VIDEO) Mike Pence on why Carrier isn’t crony capitalism – (It is, but it is not a black and white situation)

Tax breaks are better than tax incentives but they can still be be crony capitalism if other firms don’t get the same tax breaks and then are put at a competitive disadvantage. That the future president intervened in the marketplace like he did is also of serious concern. However it appears that Carrier is mostly just keeping its own money (tax breaks) and is seeking relief from some of the very heavy regulatory rules that the Department of Energy handed down under Obama.Trump pledged to roll back this burden.

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PELOSI: ‘I don’t think people want a new direction’ (VIDEO)

Been here.

This dear readers, and particularly dear Democrat readers, is the leader of the Dems in the House of Representatives. Here she is. A woman who in spite of handing the House back to the Republicans years ago under her leadership, and after yet another bruising election for the Democrats which really has rendered the Dems almost a regional party, remains at the head of the party. Almost Castro style at this point.

The identity politics that has so defined the Democrats over the past 15 years or so has failed.

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Larry Summers Blasts Trump Carrier Deal

Excellent article! But look who wrote it!

In his Washington Post article, Summers argues for capitalism operating under a rule of law that applies to everyone, not a capitalism that is based on “deals” with government. We agree. The only problem is that coming from Summers it is the height of hypocrisy.

Summers favors policies that put government more and more in control of the economy, which is a sure recipe for crony capitalism.

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Trump is meeting with an ex-bank CEO who wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and return to the gold standard

“I would get rid of the Federal Reserve because the volatility in the economy is primarily caused by the Fed,” Allison wrote in 2014 for the Cato Journal, a publication of the institute.

I like John Allison. A few years ago I helped put together a forum on Wall Street in which John Allison participated. Since then I’ve talked with him a couple of times. In another life I worked for BB&T while Allison was CEO of the company.

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To Really ‘Make America Great Again,’ End the Fed!

By RON PAUL

Former Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher recently gave a speech identifying the Federal Reserve’s easy money/low interest rate policies as a source of the public anger that propelled Donald Trump into the White House. Mr. Fisher is certainly correct that the Fed’s policies have “skewered” the middle class. However, the problem is not specific Fed policies, but the very system of fiat currency managed by a secretive central bank.

Federal Reserve-generated increases in money supply cause economic inequality.

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Officials Behind $500 Million Vikings’ Stadium Subsidy Get Free Luxury Box Tickets for Family and Friends

No…

The only NFL game I’ve ever been to was when I was fresh out of college and working on The Hill. And I saw it from a one of those box seats suites. The only things I really remember are that I think the Patriots were playing the Redskins, that the fried chicken was the best I’d ever had, and that in the suite it didn’t feel like I was at the game. It was like I was in a hotel bar or something.

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