Jon Corzine: Poster Boy for Crony Capitalism?

President Obama unsuccessfully campaigned for Jon Corzine.  Since then, nearly $1 billion in client money disappeared into the ether in a firm Corzine steered into bankruptcy.

President Obama unsuccessfully campaigned for Jon Corzine in 2009. Since then, nearly $1 billion in client money disappeared into the ether from a firm Corzine steered into bankruptcy, but the Obama Administration concluded that Corzine committed no crime.

Jon Corzine is not a crook. No, really.

The Justice Department’s investigation of the former Wall Street titan, New Jersey Governor and U.S. Senator concluded last summer that he’d done nothing wrong. Or at least nothing criminal. Continue reading

David Stockman sez we’re all gonna die! He’s wrong. Right?

Showtime's Savanarola from The Borgias

Showtime’s Savanarola from The Borgias

Season 3 of The Borgias premieres on Showtime this Sunday . For those not yet ensnared in this addiction, the series tells the story of Renaissance Pope Alexander VI, one of the papacy’s most devilishly interesting characters. Showtime takes the usual Hollywood liberties with history, though Alexander, born in Spain as Rodrigo de Borgia, led a life that needs no embellishing. Continue reading