Corruption

Frontrunning: May 1

  • Congress Inks Spending Deal That Jettisons Trump Priorities (BBG)
  • Trump Pushes for Vote on Health Bill but Hurdles Remain (WSJ)
  • Apple’s Cash Hoard Set to Top $250 Billion (WSJ)
  • Hamas to soften stance on Israel, Muslim Brotherhood in policy document (Reuters)
  • UPS Tries a New Twist on Surge Pricing (WSJ)

Frontrunning: April 28

  • World stocks pause near record highs (Reuters)
  • 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Tax Plan Hits First Land Mine: Blue State Republicans (BBG)
  • Congress to Vote on Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Open (WSJ)
  • Tillerson Seeks to Boost Pressure on North Korea at UN Meeting (BBG)

The IMF Is Not Done Destroying Greece Yet

Austerity is over, proclaimed the IMF this week. And no doubt attributed that to the ‘successful’ period of ‘five years of belt tightening’ a.k.a. ‘gradual fiscal consolidation’ it has, along with its econo-religious ilk, imposed on many of the world’s people. Only, it’s not true of course. Austerity is not over. You can ask many of those same people about that. It’s certainly not true in Greece.

A Ukraine On The Verge Of Disaster Benefits No One

All the provocateurs in Ukraine should be aware that playing the nationalist card can be dangerous and can even result in a defeat that, when compared to 2014-2015, would be dramatically worse, condemning Ukraine to an economic, social and political crisis without precedent or a way out. It literally could be the beginning of the disintegration of Ukraine as we know it today.

Obama, Comey Relied On Discredited Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant On Trump Campaign

"I look forward to the Privacy Act of 1974 lawsuit that I plan to file in response to the civil rights violations by Obama administration appointees last year.  The discovery process will be of great value to the United States, as our nation hears testimony from them under oath and we receive disclosure of the documents which show what exactly was done in 2016."

Run For Your Life: The American Police State Is Coming To Get You

Incidents like these - sanctioned by the courts and conveniently overlooked by the legislatures - teach Americans of every age and skin color the painful lesson that there are no limits to what the government can do in its so-called “pursuit” of law and order. If this is a war, then “we the people” are the enemy.