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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup Remember that Barack Obama is a communist. Or did they say he was a socialist? Whatever. He is bad for business. The Dow Jones industrial average, however, briefly topped 15,000 for the first time ever. The new job numbers are out for April. The unemployment rate is 7.5%. The economy gained 165,000 jobs in April. The Economic Policy Institute has more. As long as I’m talking about the economy, I saw this interesting bit of data about home prices skyrocketing in Las Vegas. For some reason (and maybe you have to be a Conservative to understand it)

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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup I really don’t understand how a twitter account can get hacked. Specifically, a twitter account of a major news outlet like the Associated Press. How does this happen? The results could have been really, really catastrophic. Yesterday, the Associated Press mistakenly tweeted that the White House was bombed. Wall Street went berserk. Even if it were for a short period of time, this could’ve been a real problem. Late last week, I was having lunch with my brother and my sister in Dallas. Our waitress was one of those smiley, bubbly twentysomethings who was very pleasant. After

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A couple of thoughts

With the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy apparently over, there some lingering issues. Why is it more important to be first than to be right in this country? In the race to be first, several major news outlets got some very important facts, details and thoughts wrong. Over on one channel there was a lot of talk of Al Qaeda. Now, Al Qaeda may have been behind this bombing, but I doubt it. Look at the destruction that Al Qaeda has rained down on the world. this bombing didn’t look like anything that they have done over the last 20 years. There

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