Left-wing professors Paul Krugman and Robert Reich are some of the most outspoken demagogues on the subject of “income inequality,” and routinely complain about the “pay gap” between CEOs and ordinary workers. For obvious reasons, they are less concerned about the pay gap between professional left-wing demagogues and ordinary CEOs.
As Mark Perry at the American Enterprise Institute has pointed out, the average CEO makes far less than the income inequality scolds would have us believe—about $178,400 to be exact, which is significantly less than what Krugman and Reich take home in a given year.
Last week, the New York Times reported on the steps Hillary Clinton is taking to prepare for a presidential run in 2016. Among them: “She is building stamina through tough new workouts with a personal trainer and yoga.” It could be a sign that the 66-year-old homeowner’s physical health is improving.
The good news is that you can see for yourself, thanks to an exclusive scoop from the Washington Free Beacon. Our investigators recently uncovered the following photos of the soon-to-be grandmother performing a series of unconventional yoga poses.
Vox.com has quickly established itself as the go to source for definitive explanations of challenging topics such as Palestinian infrastructure and celebrity birthdays. In fact, the very existence of Vox.com, and its rise to prominence in the twilight of the Obama presidency, explains more about our commander-in-chief than its stable of boy geniuses could ever hope to with their “blags” and “card stacks.”
Even before Vox.com was a thing, Barack Obama was the Vox.com president. He always has been. Like the people who run Vox, Obama is an ideological liberal who insists on presenting himself as a disinterested wonk who is only interested in “what works.”
Vox founder Ezra Klein’s first byline for the site was a treatise on the dangers of ideology—specifically, how conservative ideology is endangering future generations by thwarting a massive government intervention to address climate change. In reality, Vox is staffed by ideological liberals, including several former employees of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Prominent American oligarch Hillary Clinton is travelling to Mexico on Friday to attend an annual summit hosted by Carlos Slim, the world’s richest oligarch. Slim, whose portfolio includes a significant stake in the New York Times, is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. His net worth—around $72 billion—is roughly equivalent to the combined fortunes …
The 2014 cycle has been an interesting one so far. For example, Republican Senate candidates are normally the ones who end up embarrassing themselves, but not this time. That’s a shocking development in and of itself. Also shocking is the degree to which Democratic Senate candidates and their allies have resorted to absurd attack ads this far out from election day.
Senator Mark Begich (D., Alaska) was recently forced to pull an inflammatory ad falsely linking his GOP opponent, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan, to a gruesome murder, after the victims’ family expressed outrage at not being consulted and accused Begich of exploiting a tragedy for political gain. This was an embarrassing misstep for Begich, who was thought to be running a solid campaign, thanks in large part to his efforts to distance himself from President Obama.
Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has unveiled a new ad attacking her Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, for cutting textbook funding in the state budget, which included significant pay increases for teachers.
The ad features a woman named Anna Stearns, from Black Mountain, N.C., who offers the following incomprehensible lament: “Under Thom Tillis’s leadership, they’ve cut textbook funding so much that I can’t help my son with his homework.”
What is she even talking about? That sentence is a total non sequitur. But whatever, the important thing to understand is that Anna is an independent voice speaking to the struggles of North Carolina’s middle class.
Or maybe not so independent, after all.
The U.S. military is developing a high-tech exoskeleton that would allow mobility-challenged individuals to perform everyday tasks with little to no effort, the Washington Post reports. The news is yet another indication that elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.
The so-called FORTIS suit, developed by Lockheed Martin, is being touted as “human augmentation for the 21st century,” and promises to increase strength, endurance, and productivity. According to the Lockheed website:
FORTIS exoskeleton transfers loads through the exoskeleton to the ground in standing or kneeling positions and allows operators to use heavy tools as if they were weightless. An advanced ergonomic design moves naturally with the body and adapts to different body types and heights. Using the Equipois zeroG® arm, operators can effortlessly hold objects up to 36 pounds, increasing productivity by reducing muscle fatigue and avoiding muscle injury.
Even war dove Rand Paul, who was recently attacked by the Democratic National Committee (yes you read that right) for being insufficiently hawkish, has a strategy for defeating ISIS. President Obama, on the other hand, does not.
According to an Associated Press report on Paul’s speech at an Americans For Prosperity gathering in Dallas last week:
[S]ome of the loudest applause for Paul came when he quipped: “If the president has no strategy, maybe it’s time for a new president.”
In an emailed comment, however, Paul elaborated by saying: “If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.”
As the world burns, President Obama is taking criticism from all sides. Even Salon editor (and Free Beacon aficionado) Joan Walsh has conceded: “I’d probably have suggested not golfing after [Obama’s] moving statement on journalist James Foley’s execution.”
Of course, most of this criticism is due to the prevalence of social media, but even so, Obama defenders have returned to one of their favorite arguments: Criticism of our current president is unprecedented; literally no one criticized the sitting president until 2009.