Oil price war: Is it game over for Trump?

As the US government tries to convince Russia and Saudi Arabia to put an end to the oil price war, it might just be too little, too late for the Trump Administration. Saudi Arabia has already hired additional supertankers and a wave of additional supply is about to...

Six-week-old NEWBORN dies in Connecticut after catching Covid-19

A Connecticut baby is believed to be the youngest US coronavirus victim to date, at just six weeks old. Although children have a far lesser chance of dying from it than the elderly, that does not mean they are immune. "Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was...

Taking Rights Seriously

Shop all books by Judge Napolitano “If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.” — Justice George Sutherland (1862-1942) In his 2008 book “Taking Rights Seriously,” the late professor...

The Newspeaking ‘Free’ Press

The woman on the street can have a hard time understanding what some journalists think free speech is these days. Craig Aaron is the president and CEO of an organization known as “Free Press”. Visiting the “about” section on that website turns up this quote describing...

The Mob, Women’s Hats, and Gold Coins

I was born (a few months before the Crash) at 4:20 PM on February 11, 1929, in the Crotona Park Hospital, the Bronx, New York. My mother: a pert 20-year-old, my father, 26, a bon vivant. Both were homegrown New Yorkers, and I would be an only child. From a poor...

Putchists in the Shadow of the Coronavirus

While the public’s eyes are riveted on the progression of coronavirus numbers, a profound reorganization of the executive is taking place, giving primacy to senior health officials over policy. In the shadows, bankers and soldiers are agitating in the hope of...

Fooled

Anyone with some basic knowledge in mathematical modeling who had taken a look at the structure of the “Imperial College”-model would have noted the faults of this approach and its exaggerations. The model’s prognosis that the United Kingdom would have to count with...

Will Coronavirus End the Fed?

September 17, 2019 was a significant day in American economic history. On that day, the New York Federal Reserve began emergency cash infusions into the repurchasing (repo) market. This is the market banks use to make short-term loans to each other. The New York Fed...

Brickbat: Learning a Valuable Lesson

Gov. Kate Brown's order to close all all public schools did not refer to online charter schools. But officials with the Oregon Department of Education say they believe the intent of that order applied to those schools and closed them, too. But while Brown's order was...

L.A. Sheriff Changes Course, Lets Gun Shops Open

Please see my statement regarding clarification on essential businesses during the #Covid19 Crisis: #LASD #FlattenTheCurve #SheriffV pic.twitter.com/tJSMyQrGDo — Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) March 31, 2020 For more, see this post on the Second Amendment lawsuit...