Extortion Is Now A Cornerstone Of The US Justice System

Success used to be admired. Now it’s viewed with suspicion and derision. After all, in the words of the President of the United States, "you didn’t build that..." Success also puts a target on your back – lawsuits, taxes, etc. The more successful you become, the more the system tries to take it away from you. These are entirely the wrong incentives if you want a prosperous society.

Gawker Settles With Hulk Hogan For $31 Million

With Gawker no longer operational, and both Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan having proven their point, former Gawker CEO Nick Denton said in a blog post that the media company is settling its case with Hulk Hogan. Denton did not disclose the terms of the settlement, however court documents revealed the case was settled for $31 million plus a portion of the website's sale proceeds.

Looming Philadelphia Public Transit Strike Threatens To Backfire On Unions' Election Hopes

With Democratic"Get Out The Vote" rallies springing up everywhere around Philadelphia (culminating with a Katy Perry concert this weekend) and Hillary clinging to a lead in Pennsylvania, perhaps the Transport Workers Union should have picked a better week to start a mass transit strike - potentially threatening to cut turnout among the African-American community dramatically on election day.

White House Says Obama Had No 'Advance Warning' Of FBI's Clinton Probe

"We did not have advance warning," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling with President Barack Obama to a campaign event for Clinton in Orlando, Florida. Schultz said news of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe has not affected Obama's support for Clinton.