Former Demcoratic New Jersey Governor and Senator, Jon Corzine has settled civil claims against him and his firm MF Global for misuse of customer funds. Corzine will pay a $5 Million fine and be permanently banned from trading in Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulated products. Corzine was not charged with criminal wrongdoing, and the five-year statute of limitations has run out on criminal charges for Wire and Financial Fraud.
Corzine has been a long time favorite of the Chicago Daily... Read the full story »
The most important statement in the Justice Department’s damning report on the Chicago Police Department has nothing to do with police behavior. Released on Friday, the report found the Chicago police guilty of a “pattern or practice” of unconstitutional force. But it turns out that the Justice Department has no standard for what constitutes a “pattern or practice” (the phrase comes from a 1994 federal statute) of unconstitutional police conduct. “Statistical evidence is not required”... Read the full story »
While we’re waiting to learn what part(s) of Donald Trump’s Russian “dossier” scandal–if any–turns out to be true, I’ve reached the conclusion that his raucously cheered attacks on “political correctness” is fundamentally an assault on liberalism.
Time was, calling someone “liberal” in certain circles could kill off a candidacy or demean a speaker’s ideas. But over time, just as calling someone a “commie” is outdated,... Read the full story »