Clinton Health Questions: Off-Limits Or Legitimate Issue?

Hillary Clinton is 68 years old. She's been diagnosed with cerebral venous thrombosis; head trauma, pregnancy, cancer, brain infection, autoimmune diseases and inborn clotting abnormalities are all predisposing factors, per the Washington Post. She's currently taking blood thinners. Four years ago, Clinton fainted, hit her head and suffered a concussion. But lately many in the media have become outraged that Clinton's health is being broached at all.

Madness In Mario-World: European Companies Issue Debt Simply Because The ECB Will Buy That Debt

Things are so absurd in the Eurozone that the ECB is buying private placement debt with little regard for safety. In turn, private equity companies issue debt simply because they know in advance the ECB will buy it. It’s a startling example of how the market is adapting to extremes of monetary policy, and it’s a safe conclusion the experiment will not end well.

Obamacare Is Rapidly Becoming The Poster-Child For American Inequality

The best thing about Obama (from an oligarch’s perspective), is his uncanny ability to push through upward redistributive wealth policies while still maintaining a phony aura of caring about the little guy amongst so many of his apparently lobotomized supporters.

Can The Deep State Be Cured?

The deep state seems to have grown, strengthened and tightened its grip.  Can a lack of real money restrain or starve it?  I once thought so, and maybe I still do.  But it doesn’t use real money, but rather debt and creative financing to get that next new car, er, war and intervention and domestic spending program.  Ultimately it’s not sustainable, and just as unaffordable cars are junked, stripped, repossessed, and crunched up, so will go the way of the physical assets of the warfare–welfare state.

State Department To Release All Of Hillary's Deleted Emails, May Wait Until After Presidential Election

Some good and some bad news for transparency advocates was disclosed moments ago, when the State Department announced it would release all of the deleted work-related emails that the FBI recovered from Hillary Clinton’s private system. That's the good news. The bad news is that it remains undecided whether the full set of emails will be out by the presidential election on Nov. 8. Translation: it won't be.

The Deep State's Catch-22

What happens if the Deep State pursues the usual pathological path of increasing repression? The system it feeds on decays and collapses.

FBI To Hand Over Clinton Email Probe Files To Congress

In what may be some overdue, and much needed transparency, the WSJ reports that the FBI will "hand over" its Clinton email probe files to Congress. Actually, in retrospect, don't hold your breath for any new revelations for one simple reason: there will be no actual testimony.

Just How Bad Is (Social) Media Bias In This Election?

They take away the hashtag that has negative tweets for Clinton and replace it with something that doesn’t so the average person doesn’t see what was really trending... This happens every day.”

Pentagon Refuses To Disclose How Many U.S. Troops Are Fighting ISIS

With American media once again singularly obsessed with the latest thing Donald Trump said, you might be surprised to find out that actual news is occurring. What we're referring to specifically is the latest incident of transparency-flouting from the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration” ever. Namely, the U.S. military’s refusal to disclose how many American soldiers are engaged in combat against ISIS.

France Moves To De-Radicalize Its Mosques

France is taking steps to de-radicalize its mosques in the hopes of preventing the radicalization of its Muslim community. Since December, the French government, acting under expanded emergency powers, has shut down twenty mosques for preaching Salafism, a strict and highly politicized Sunni interpretation of Islam.

The Charade Continues: London Gold And Silver Markets Set For Even More Paper Trading

Today the London Metal Exchange (LME) and the World Gold Council (WGC) jointly announced the launch next year of standardised gold and silver spot and futures contracts which will trade on the LME’s electronic platform LMESelect, will clear on the LME central clearing platform LME Clear, and that will be settled ‘loco London’. Together these new products will be known as LMEprecious.’