Monday, April 27, 2015

The Peculiar Uses of a Taxpayer Bank. A look at the Export-Import Bank’s beneficiaries suggests that sometimes it works against U.S. interests abroad.

Wall Street Journal

Burdened With Debt, Law School Graduates Struggle in Job Market

The New York Times reports:
Jonathan Wang has not practiced law since he graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010, but he did not plan it that way.

When he entered law school, the economy was flourishing, and he had every reason to think that with a prestigious degree he was headed for a secure well-paying career. He convinced his parents, who work in Silicon Valley, that he had a plan. “I would spend three years at school in New York, then work for a big law firm and make $160,000 a year,” said Mr. Wang, 29. “And someday, I would become a partner and live the good life.”
Did Columbia Law School engage in false and deceptive advertising by not fully informing applicants the risks of gainful employment after law school?

Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

The Washington Post

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lena Dunham Thinks Men Masturbate to Her

Growth and the Suburban Chassis

New Geography

Capital Controls Arrive: Greece Begins Confiscating Deposits Of "Small Debtors"


Mark Halperin: An Assistant Secretary Would be Fired for What Already We Know Hillary Clinton Did

Clinton Foundation Put On Charity ‘Watch List’ Along With Al Sharpton’s Shady Nonprofit

The Daily Caller

The S&P 500 has a serious revenue problem

CNBC reports:
The bottom line of earnings season adds up to this: companies are running into big trouble with their top lines.

While companies generally tend to beat both earnings and revenue expectations, this year more have missed their first-quarter top-line estimates than beaten.

Out of the first 201 S&P 500 Index companies to report first-quarter earnings, only 47 percent have beaten revenue estimates, according to FactSet. If this number holds, it will be the first time that more companies have missed than beaten earnings expectations since the first quarter of 2013.

Now, analysts on the whole expect to see S&P 500 revenue fall 3.5 percent year-over-year, whereas they had expected just a 2.6 percent drop when the first quarter ended.
Just a reminder.

A Commitment to Honesty, Transparency, and Accountability : ' Without question the Foundation’s accomplishments stand on their own. From fighting obesity by helping create healthier learning environments '

The Clinton Foundation responds to the notion that some have that they are a racketeering enterprise:
Over the past few days, many questions have been raised about the Clinton Foundation, its initiatives, and the financial support that allows us to do the uniquely impactful philanthropic work that we do at home and around the world.

Without question the Foundation’s accomplishments stand on their own. From fighting obesity by helping create healthier learning environments for more than 16 million students; to working to combat one of our greatest global threats, climate change; to lowering the price of lifesaving antiretroviral drugs that have benefited more than 9 million people fighting HIV/AIDS; one thing is clear, the Clinton Foundation has not been afraid to take on big challenges and see real results.

A role model in fighting obesity!

Eric Clapton - Standing At The Crossroads

Stephanopoulos Floored as Gingrich, Bloomberg Editors Detail Seriousness of ‘Clinton Cash’

Big Journalism

Professor Glenn Reynolds: Clinton's troubles net winners and losers

USA Today

Feds Play the Race Card to Crush Parents’ Revolt Against Common Core

The National Review

Lincoln's Tariff War | by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Bret Baier Investigates "Clinton Cash" with Author Peter Schweizer

'This Week' Transcript: 'Clinton Cash’ Author Peter Schweizer

ABC News

Eric Clapton with his wife and daughters 2014 in Japan (celebrates the 200th shows with his family)

Flashback: Hitler Banking Operation Being Run By Several Skull and Bones From 1917 Cell Seized Under Trading With The Enemy Act

The Huffington Post and The Guardian.

For Nazi Industrialists And Hitler's Banker "All Was Forgiven"


Washington Post Editorial : Yet again, the Clintons skate close to the line on ethics

The Washington Post

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

The Business Insider

Baltimore Riots Looting Protesters Freddy Gray - Protest Erupts In Chaos A Police Cars [RAW FOOTAGE

Twelve arrested in Baltimore after march to protest black man's death


Putting Robo Advisers to the Test Here’s how to choose among automated investment services from startups such as Betterment and financial giants like Vanguard.

The Wall Street Journal

Huma Abedin: Clinton's Unindicted Email Co-Conspirator


The Left discovers the value of fake hate crimes.

The National Review

Author Alleges Bill Clinton Just Quit Education Company Because of 'Clinton Cash'

Bloomberg reports:
Former President Bill Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., on Friday. His five-year term as "honorary chancellor," the company and Clinton's staff said, had expired. But Peter Schweizer, the conservative author of a forthcoming book examining the Clintons’ financial dealings, suggests a different explanation: Clinton actually resigned in order to avoid a wave of negative publicity.

Bloomberg Politics has obtained a chapter of the book describing what Schweizer presents as a “troubling” co-mingling of official State Department business with the private financial affairs of Bill Clinton and a nonprofit run by Laureate’s chairman, Douglas Becker.

Laureate, which runs for-profit colleges, hired Clinton just as the Obama administration began drafting tougher regulations for federal financial aid that goes to students who attend for-profit colleges. Around the same time, the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions launched an investigation into the industry. In his book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, Schweizer writes that after Bill Clinton accepted the position at Laureate in 2010 in exchange for unspecified payment, his wife “made Laureate part of her State Department Global Partnership.” The State Department subsequently provided tens of millions of dollars to a nonprofit chaired by Becker, the International Youth Foundation.
The book that's making news.

Illegal Alien Deported FOUR TIMES Is Arrested In Texas After Threatening A Family

The Daily Caller

Colorado prison ‘a high-tech version of hell’ . The Colorado Supermax prison houses the worst of the worst among federal inmates, most in utter isolation. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may soon call it home.

The Boston Globe reports:
What distinguishes the ADX, as it’s known, from other federal prisons is that it was designed for solitary confinement. Many of the more than 400 prisoners are required to spend 23 hours a day alone in their 7-by-12-foot concrete cells, where they receive all their meals on trays slid through small holes in the steel doors, see limited natural light from a sliver of a window, and are permitted little contact with anyone other than guards and staff.

When prisoners are allowed out of their cells, they are escorted by multiple guards and are required to wear leg irons, handcuffs, and belly chains. Their recreation hour is usually spent in a small outdoor cage, which is surrounded by high gray walls with a view of the sky etched by barbed wire.

Hillary on the brink of collapse

The New York Post

Not in the mood for sex? Suffering joint pain? You could be on the brink of the MENOPAUSE: Doctor reveals the 10 signs every woman should be aware of...

The Daily Mail

Flashback : When Obama Endorsed Chicago Mafia Banker/Basketball Buddy Alexi Giannoulias

Was Obama's very public endorsement of Chicago Mob banker Alexi Giannoulias a payback to the Chicago Mob ?

The "War On Cash" Migrates To Switzerland


Ted Cruz: Democratic Party home to 'liberal fascism' against Christians

CNN reports:
Sen. Ted Cruz argued Saturday that Democrats have become so extreme and "intolerant" of religious views that "there is no room for Christians in today's Democratic Party."

"There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage," the Texas Republican said in his speech before a Christian conservative audience in Waukee, Iowa.

Cruz joined eight other presidential candidates and potential contenders on stage at the Iowa Faith and Freedom summit, where speakers railed against what they see as threats to religious liberty. For his part, Cruz alluded to business that faced pushback for declining to cater to same-sex weddings.

Many of the speakers also pointed to the recent debate over an Indiana religious liberty law that was designed to protect those who objected to participating in same-sex marriage ceremonies. But the law came under fire from critics who said it was discriminatory against same-sex couples, and its language was subsequently tweaked.
Ted Cruz dares to speak against bigotry.

Obama Fires Back At Elizabeth Warren And Trade Critics, Escalating Democratic Feud

The Huffington Post

We’re going to “shut down Baltimore”

Hot Air

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts Discusses Protests

CBS News

CHART O' THE DAY: How the Clinton Global Initiative Used its Funds During Hillary's Tenure at State

Director Blue

Behind the scenes, $50M VA project caused clashes, concerns


Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake addresses the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests Saturday evening.

The Baltimore Sun

Scenes of Chaos in Baltimore as Thousands Protest Freddie Gray’s Death

The New York Times

After peaceful start, violence mars Freddie Gray protest in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun reports:
A day of mostly peaceful rallies to protest the death of Freddie Gray turned confrontational as dark fell over Baltimore on Saturday with demonstrators smashing the windows on police cars, blocking traffic near the Inner Harbor and shouting, “Killers!” at officers dressed in riot gear.

More than 100 officers — wearing helmets, gloves and vests and carrying batons — formed a wall along several blocks of Pratt Street, and began to make arrests. State police in full tactical gear were deployed to the city to respond to a crowd that was becoming unruly.

Protesters shouted: “Killers!” and “You can't get away with this!” and “Hands up don't shoot!” Some threw rocks, water bottles, even hot dog buns and condiments at police mounted on horses, smashed windows at local businesses and looted at least one convenience store.
Blue America breakdown.

CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News

The Democrats’ white-voter problem — in 2 maps

The Washington Post