Wednesday October 07, 2015
March 12th, 2015
Hillary and Bill Clinton have one home in Washington, D.C., another in Chappaqua, New York, and a whole wide world that opens its arms and wallets to them.
But their permanent address is on the fault line where defiance meets self-destruction.
Bitcoin, the poster child for digital currencies, is proving something of a headache for central banks. Should they ban it, regulate it, embrace it, undermine it or just ignore it? Their best bet would be to let Darwinism take its course, and resist the regulatory impulse to interfere with either Bitcoin's survival or demise. And, if it lives, they should step aside and celebrate innovation rather than try to block its progress.
The biggest jury pool in history has been summoned in the case of the man who admits he shot dead 12 people and wounded 70 in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater.
Whenever it is that 12 untainted jurors can be seated -- among the 9,000 summoned -- to try James Holmes, they should do us a service and stay seated for the trial of Homer Caster.
It's a daunting challenge to spin the word "no" into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry.
In an interview for the Public Broadcasting System's Charlie Rose program, Sen. Lindsey Graham said it's more likely than not that he'll seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. What will he campaign on? More American troops to battle Islamic State, tax reform, Social Security and Medicare reform and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Fifty years ago, a young investor named Warren Buffett took control of a failing textile company, Berkshire Hathaway. "I found myself ... invested in a terrible business about which I knew very little," Buffett relates in his annual letter to shareholders, which was released over the weekend. "I became the dog who caught the car."
Hillary Clinton has enlisted a Coca- Cola marketing whiz to help brand her expected presidential campaign.
This is quintessential Clinton. The most politically savvy couple in America has a penchant for seeking out the latest shiny toy, a magic bullet to make everything work.
House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack. So far, I'm afraid, it's the latter.