Crony Capitalism

18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie.

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Did Jerry Brown’s ‘Go-Biz’ Win Orange County for Clinton?

Many states usually squander millions to bribe companies to bring in factories that will employ thousands of blue-collar workers, but California’s ‘Go-Biz’ program will squander a quarter of a billion dollars this year to add just a small number of high-paying, mostly white-collar jobs.

Jerry Brown (Alex Wong / Getty)

Buzzfeed: ‘How Steve Bannon Sees the Entire World’

Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder provides a transcript of a speech given by Donald Trump’s new chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon in the summer of 2014 before a conference at the Vatican focused on poverty. Bannon’s remarks predicted the coming populist movements and detailed how the concurrent forces of militant radical Islamic, the corrupt crony capitalism of “the Party of Davos,” and the dehumanizing secularization of the West were all converging into a global conflict.

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Oracle Funds Anti-Google Effort that Outs Hillary, Obama

The Oracle Corporation is using its deep financial resources to fund the “Google Transparency Project,” which has set up headquarters in Washington, D.C. with a mission to “out” Google’s dicey lobbying practices and expose crony relationships with President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Larry Ellison (Kimberly White / Getty)

GOP is Becoming the Party of Andrew Jackson—Why That’s a Good Thing

The principles of Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonians are becoming the heart of the Republican Party and reflect its future in American politics. Though rarely regarded as part of the pantheon of conservative heroes, Jackson was the figurehead of a unique set of ideas that can and should be embraced by the Grand Old Party.

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Net Neutrality Passes: Everybody Equal, But Google Much More Equal

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve a wildly controversial Net Neutrality policy that will regulate and tax the Internet intensely, much like the old AT&T telephone monopoly. To help secure political support, Chairman Tom Wheeler made last-minute revisions at the request of Google, according to Politico’s sources at the Commission.

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