Morning Musings

When I was a young one, pre-teen, and growing up in the big city of Miami, if I came home before sunset during the summer time my family would look at me funny. ‘Go back out, you’re too clean,’ they’d say. These days my parents would likely end up in jail for doing that. Don’t believe …

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I’m certain the FDA will rush approval of this medical device: implantable birth control chip could deliver a anti-contraceptive dose for at least 16 years. According to the device maker, funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the chip also comes complete with an “on and off” switch. Maybe they should also add …

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is one of the most senior members of the United States Senate. He’s also a very senior member of one of the most important oversight committees of the Congress, the tax-writing Finance Committee. Yesterday, we learn that senior officials of the IRS may have been politically targeting the gentleman from Iowa. Senate …

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The White House is reportedly redacting a 6,800 page CIA report detailing how the United States went about extracting vital information from bad people who wanted kill Americans. The document should never see the light day, much less released on or about Independence Day as Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) suggested in a recent POLITICO interview. …

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Brazilian prosecutors are going after a Brazilian company that is very cozy with the Cuban regime, Odebrecht. But the charges, that we know of, have nothing to do with Cuba this time. Prosecutors allege that the company engaged in human trafficking of Brazilian workers in a biofuels project in, of all places, Nigeria. Nigeria is a …

Morning Musings

Yesterday I had an interesting phone conversation with someone very knowledgeable about recent happenings at one of Europe’s most politically powerful banks, BNP Paribas. If even half of what this person told me is true, the economic sanctions and Nazi video cases are the least of their problems. I’ve posted an item or two on …

Morning Musings

Virginia Earthquake I: If you are a Member of Congress and the morning of any election you’re schmoozing with fat cat D.C. lobbyists, rather than working your Congressional District – as Eric Cantor did yesterday – then you’re completely out of touch with your voters and, yes, a large chunk of the nation. As for the …