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Archive of posts published in the tag: Bill Clinton

How to Kill the #MeToo Movement

Corroborating witnesses, due process, and timely reporting are still necessary.  This is difficult in such matters because the abuse is usually committed in private.  But without these norms guilt and innocence become arbitrary and the entire legal system become a tool for personal and political abuse. Yes, some of the guilty will go free and unpunished, but that is a price we pay for the presumption of innocence.

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The Boxer Standard

The willingness to compromise critical institutions is a great threat to our nation.  In the absence of these institutions we are left with nothing but government and arbitrary power.  Justice is the first victim.

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The Resistance is the Establishment

The belief in a ‘general will’ or the ‘people’s will’ is a myth. It is the calling card of the progressives as well as the socialists and Mussolini’s brand of fascism. We are a collection of interests and factions and the constitution is a system to balance those interests, not to ignore them or oppress them.

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Selective Collusion

We are supposed to consider every transaction anybody on Trump’s team had with the Russians to be an existential threat, yet we are supposed to ignore the $500,000 speaking fee Bill Clinton got and the millions they gave to the Clinton Foundation.

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The Medicis of the Ozarks

From Jonah Goldberg at National Review, House Clinton and the Wages of Corruption The money isn’t the primary issue with the Clintons and it never was. Sure, sure, they like being rich. They like flying around in private planes. They…

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Best Rebel Yid 2016 – First Six Months

These are some of the best articles that stood out to me so far this year- and a few of mine . America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem; It Has a Democrat Problem from Sultan Knish Chicago’s murder rate of 15.09…

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Clintonworld

Clinton’s utter lack of integrity is nothing new, But McGurn at the WSJ notes how we have come used to a bar so low that just her being in the race sullies the office. from Hillary’s Crooked Defense-In Clintonworld, anything…

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Another False Ideological Construct

The dark side of pragmatism is not obvious to most people.  Like so many terms its application and meaning in the private sector can alter greatly when applied in the public realm.  But changing reality while being numb to principles…

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The Clinton Slush Fund

from The New York Post, Isabel Vincent writes Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’ Excerpt: The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month.…

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The Weiner Standard

William McGurn writes The Biggest Weiner of  All in The New York Post. Excerpt: Everyone deserves a second chance, but not a third chance. In Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, we learned about Gennifer Flowers. Later, we were treated to a parade…

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Creation of Destructive Demand

In 1993, under Andrew Cuomo (currently governor of New York), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would “encourage” Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to have half their loan portfolios in affordable-housing (subprime) loans. Freddie and…

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The Roe v Wade Tax Cut

A populist politician, whose objective is to redistribute income, seeks the highest tax rate possible on rich investors without losing 51 percent of the vote (or a few points more, perhaps, depending on the value of the margin of safety). …

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Political Thoughts 2012 07 03

There are simplistic voices in the GOP- not just the religious ones, but the ones that think a balanced budget amendment will solve all of our problems, that the Fed should be abolished and that we should return to a…

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Ends and Means

Some of the most dangerous thinking in public policy happens when the ends are used to justify the means.  Our constitution was designed to move slowly; separation of powers was meant to constrain ‘easy’ changes.  Many social activists lament this.…

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Too Much Money

Too much money makes many people stupid. After the prosperity and growth of the 1980’s, Clinton thought that he could expand the prosperity to more people by enacting government programs without consequences. In the Investor’s Business Daily editorial, Bill Clinton,…

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Why a Stable Economy is So Elusive

When reading and reflecting on the history of our economic and financial condition it appears that we get it wrong more often than we get it right. Just as our history is a history of wars with brief interim periods…

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Becoming Responsible

The hard core Obamaphiles still claim he is solving a problem not of his own making, and they are largely correct. To be sure, the mortgage meltdown did not happen on his watch. But the mortgage market was largely wrecked…

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Deregulating Glass-Steagall

The Glass-Steagall Act was passed in 1933 in response the Crash of 1929.  It built a wall of separation between investment banking and commercial banking. It sought to isolate the purpose of providing loans for mortgages and small businesses from…

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A Catch 22 Economy

Interest rates and inflation are at a record low, yet stimulus spending has flooded the markets with currency.  The valve that turns money creation into inflation is velocity. The velocity is very low because businesses are reluctant to invest and…

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New Political Faces

Peggy Noonan claimed, correctly in my opinion, that the Tea Party saved the Republican party (Why It’s Time for the Tea Party -The populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it, Wall Street Journal…

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