Monday, February 29, 2016
The U.S. government cannot force Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to unlock an iPhone in a New York drug case, a federal judge in Brooklyn said on Monday, a ruling that bolsters the company's arguments in its landmark legal showdown with the Justice Department over encryption and privacy.
Nevertheless, even today, the Rubio supporters refuse to budge. They could have supported Govs. Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, or Christie, or Carly Fiorina. Even today they could support Gov. John Kasich or Sen. Ted Cruz. But from the beginning, most of the Rubio supporters have made it clear that they are only willing to support two people: Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio. They have shot down every other candidate who has been offered. And many have publicly and privately threatened to bolt the party and support Hillary Clinton if they don't get their way.
Former Treasury secretary
Larry Summerswants to get rid of the $100 bill. But I think he has it exactly backward. I think we need to restore the $500 and $1000 bills. And the reason is that people like Larry Summers have done a horrible job.
But Trumpism is also a creature of the late Obama era, irrupting after eight years when a charismatic liberal president has dominated the cultural landscape and set the agenda for national debates. President Obama didn’t give us Trump in any kind of Machiavellian or deliberate fashion. But it isn’t an accident that this is the way the Obama era ends — with a reality TV demagogue leading a populist, nationalist revolt.
One more thing O gets credit for.
Byers, who remains in active duty, says he wears a patch of St. Michael the Archangel and prays to him before every mission. Those prayers, he says, have given him the confidence and the serenity needed tackle each dangerous task.
Mike is also available for hoops games.
PARSING THE POLLS: Why are Sanders voters nearly twice as likely as Rubio voters to 'disapprove of Lincoln freeing the slaves'? | Washington Examiner
These headlines, and dozens like them, are misinterpretations of an incomplete story stemming from a misleading poll. It's a great lesson in how polls can muddle the truth about public opinion more than reveal — and about how sloppy and biased journalists can drive a beloved narrative without being caught as long as their bias is working against people like Donald Trump.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
When I was six, I had a dream. I dreamed of being a ballet dancer, floating across the stage in my white tutu and tights. I would dazzle the world! Alas, I never made it. I was built like a brick, and had no sense of rhythm. I had plenty of determination, but so what? Not even 10,000 hours of practice would have made me fit to carry Karen Kain’s pointe shoes.
I think she's right.
The essence of Mr. Gordon’s thesis is that these times are not an aberration – they’re probably the norm. He calls 1870 to 1970 a “special century” that’s unlikely to be repeated. The astonishing leap from three-mile-an-hour horse-drawn carriages to 60-mile-an-hour automobiles can happen only once – even if the cars are eventually driverless, or even fly.