Tag Archives: Glenn Reynolds

Obama in Bed With Wall Street

During the 2008 presidential campaign, then Sen. Barack Obama raked big banks and Wall Street over the coals, stirring protests against the rich throughout the nation. Fast forward six years and it appears the administration has become more than a bit cozy with the top one percent.

“It was kabuki from Day 1,” says Joel Kotkin, editor in chief of New Geography. “Particularly in 2008, had the vast majority of support on Wall Street, The New York Times dubbed him the “hedge fund candidate” and he had very good relations with the big-money people in Chicago. So there’s always been this sort of kabuki. He does that one thing that’s sort of rhetorical and then he does the real thing.”

Listen in as Kotkin continues his discussion of Obama’s love-hate relationship with Wall Street in this edition of “InstaVision,” with Glenn Reynolds, on PJTV.

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What Stinkin’ Recovery?

Glenn Reynolds of PJTV’s “Instavision” says that if you believe President Obama, we’ve recovered from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. But the unemployment malaise continues, fewer people are actually looking for work and the housing market remains sluggish. Reynolds talks with Terry Jones and Andrew Malcolm of Investor’s Business Daily,who discuss whether another housing bubble is on the horizon.

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Obama’s Gun Control Defeat

Glenn Reynolds talks to Michael Barone about President Obama’s failure to push gun control legislation through the Senate. Has Obama lost his persuasive abilities, or was he asking too much from Congress and the American people? Could the real problem be that President Obama has never encountered true dissent in his political life? Find out. H/T PJTV

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Profits in Space

Planetary Resources is an asteroid mining company. Its president, Chris Lewicki, joins Glenn Reynolds to discuss the profit potential from space exploration. Platinum and other precious metals exist in abundance in space. Is space the next big growth industry? Find out. Also, watch for our companion piece coming later today — Hank Green on the topic of Asteroid Wranglin.’ H/T PJTV

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The K-12 Implosion

We are spending more money on elementary and high school education than ever before. The number of teachers has risen substantially in recent decades. The number of school administrators has climbed even more rapidly. Yet student dropout rates have not declined, nor have test scores increased.  Now parents are losing faith in public schools, new alternatives are appearing, and change is on the way. Bill Whittle and Glenn Reynolds offer a “whiteboard” review of the situation. H/T Encounter Books

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The Long, Long Arm of the Law

How easy is it to break a law? Pretty easy when you consider there are 4,500 different federal offenses on the books. On top of that, each state has its own separate criminal code. Texas, for instance, has 1,700 more offenses on the books, including 11 different felonies relating to the harvesting of oysters!

Instead of adding new laws, maybe it’s time the politicians cleaned up the books and streamlined our antiquated criminal justice system. Marc A. Levin, from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, joins Instapundit Glenn Reynolds to discuss proposed reforms now on the table. Find out about an initiative that has support from individuals across the political spectrum. H/T PJTV

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Citizen Journalism

As the mainstream media have become more corrupt, more complicit and more complacent, a new army of citizen journalists has taken on the challenge of investigating all the news that doesn’t fit the pages of The New York Times or gets cut from the broadcasts of left-leaning NBC and the rest of the alphabet-soup networks.

John Stossel discusses this phenomenon with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit and with two of the producers of the Hating Breitbart documentary — Maura Flynn and Evan Coyne Maloney.

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Will Innovation Be Our Doom?

Will there come a time when technology becomes so smart that it will alter human civilization? Can we survive what Smith College Professor James D. Miller calls the singularity? Find out why this is not science fiction, on this InstaVision with Glenn Reynolds. His interview guest, Dr. Miller, is the author of a new book called Singularity Rising. H/T PJTV

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Liberals Target Gun Owners

Liberals like President Obama hold gun owners in contempt. Many expect further gun control laws, especially on assault weapons. America is responding by purchasing firearms in a hurried pace. Are lawful Americans preparing for civil war? Bob Owens of Bob-Owens.com thinks so. Hear why as Glenn Reynolds discusses the Second Amendment on this InstaVision. H/T PJTV

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