So, when does the Clinton Foundation investigation start?

It seems to me, with all the feverish enthusiasm in certain quarters of Congress and the Senate to investigate President Trump ad nauseam, that it’s time to return the favor.  When does the investigation start into the Clinton Foundation and the many, many allegations of corruption against it over the years?  I’m sure you remember them.  For example: The Clinton ‘Charity’ Begins at Home:  Employment rolls for the Clinton Foundation show scads of political operatives—but this doesn’t seem to bother the IRS.  (If the article is behind a paywall, you’ll find its full text here.) Clinton charity aided Clinton friends

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“Ohio … will see 10,000 overdoses [resulting in death] by the end of 2017”

That’s the forecast from a coroner in that state.  (A tip o’ the hat to Tamara for linking to the article.) Overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 — they now claim more lives than car crashes, gun deaths and the AIDS virus did at their peaks. In Ohio, it has sent the death toll surging. According to data from the Montgomery County coroner, 365 people died of drug overdoses from January through and May of this year; 371 people died of such causes in all of last year. On any given day, Montgomery County sheriff’s

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He should have stayed in prison . . .

. . . rather than be shot by his partner in crime. James Robert Young Jr., 41, of Macon, had been out on parole for less than 10 months when he was fatally wounded after breaking into a woman’s home at 152 Bradstone Circle. . . . Young was trying to carry out a big screen TV and dropped it when the woman yelled at the men and they started to run. The other man fired a gun back toward the house and hit Young, Davis said. “I’d much rather see one burglar shoot another burglar than an innocent homeowner,”

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Is there any legal way to overturn this?

I’m infuriated to learn that potential evidence in the alleged interception of communications between some members of President Trump’s election team has been placed out of reach of investigators. The National Security Council cannot hand over records relating to former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s surveillance of Americans, because they have been moved to the Obama presidential library and may be sealed for as many as five years, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch announced Monday. . . . Judicial Watch earlier this year filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for those documents, including of communications between Rice and any

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One of the simplest, easiest-to-understand descriptions of inflation I’ve ever read

Captain Capitalism, whom we’ve met in these pages before, has a new article about tuition fees.  In the process of explaining why they’re so high, he describes inflation in very simple, easy-to-understand terms – probably the clearest description of it that I’ve ever read.  Anyone with even a Grade 5 or 6 education should be able to grasp it without difficulty. If you’ve ever wondered why prices go up all the time, the article will answer your questions.  It’ll also demonstrate why the Fed’s policy of quantitative easing during the recent financial crisis was so potentially dangerous.  Its effects have

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Nice flying

Here are a couple of US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II‘s performing reverse landings aboard the USS America.  A reverse landing is when the aircraft is pointing in the opposite direction to the ship, which is moving forward along its normal course.  Effectively, the Harriers have to fly backwards at the speed of the ship in order to remain stationary relative to their landing position on the deck, and descend while maintaining backwards flight. Some tricky flying there – but they made it look easy.  Nicely done, guys! Peter

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Doofus Of The Day #963

Today’s award goes to a herpetophobic couple in Houston, TX. A small lizard has been safely relocated after a concerned Houston-area residency called Texas wildlife officials about an alligator above their door. The nearby residents informed Kroboth that their reptile-squeamish neighbors had “freaked out” about a garden snake the previous week. There’s more at the link. I’ve heard of herpetophobia, but this is ridiculous! Peter

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Déja vu all over again?

I see Bernie Sanders is at it again. Democrats gearing up for a new round of battles against Republican efforts to do away with Barack Obama’s signature health care law are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors. Senator Bernie Sanders urged Democrats on Sunday to do “everything they can” to oppose a Republican bill that for weeks has been drafted by party leaders in secret. “My understanding is that it will be brought forth just immediately before we have to vote on it. This is completely unacceptable,” Sanders, an independent who is a

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Are you interested in reading more?

I wrote last Saturday about the Catholic Church’s proposal to excommunicate mafiosi in Italy, and commented that it wouldn’t work.  I was challenged in a comment to that article by fellow blogger Dad29 (whom I’ve known about for years in cyberspace via his blog, and I’m sure he’s a sincere, committed Catholic).  He felt that I was being unreasonable in my criticism.  Needless to say, I see things differently;  but that’s only to be expected, I suppose, given our respective backgrounds. I’m thinking about posting an article (or a series of articles) analyzing precisely where (and why) I see the

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Terror, counter-terror . . . dystopia?

So, the inevitable has happened.  After several incidents of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism in the UK, it appears that an incident of counter-terror, directed against Muslims in that country, has now occurred. One man has died and 10 others were injured when a van was rammed into worshippers in a terror attack near a London mosque, before the driver is said to have screamed: “I’m going to kill all Muslims”. The van driver – described by witnesses as a large white man – was detained by members of the public after the incident in Finsbury Park early on Monday that police

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