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Republicans and Democrats unite in the civil rights battle for health care in North Carolina

Republican Mayor of Belhaven N.C. Adam O'Neal of Belhaven, North Carolina speaks at rural healthcare rally, June 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health...Show More Summary

Lawrence Lessig Protests Acts By DNC To Keep Him Out Of Democratic Debate & New Criteria For The Republican Debate

As I noted earlier in the week, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee have all met the criteria to make the Democratic debate (an average of 1% in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10). Joe Biden will be allowed into the debate if he [...]Show More Summary

Mass Immigration, Nationality, and Supranationalism

I posted some comments yesterday on a Financial Times article by Martin Wolf, the son (as he points out) of immigrants himself,  in which he knocked the (idiotic) idea that mass immigration was somehow the answer to the funding of ageing...Show More Summary

What Asian Americans Owe African Americans

Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. It feels like nearly every day I'm confronted with yet another video in the news with raw scenes of violence against African Americans. We are in the middle of a civil rights emergency and the Black Lives Matter movement is on the front lines. I am horrified by these deaths. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Free market pharmacy

Click to enlarge. Everyone had a good week hating on Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund bro who became a pharmaceutical patent troll. His loathsome and tone-deaf response to the outrage makes him very easy to hate. But he's just a...Show More Summary

Aston Martin Vulcan meets its namesake: Vulcan bomber XH558

Yes, it’s a marketing stunt – but an airborne meeting between the Aston Martin Vulcan supercar and the last flying Avro Vulcan bomber is never going to happen again. As Vulcan XH558 prepares for its last ever flight – which is due to take place this month – the iconic aircraft has performed a special […]

Jobs under threat at Aston Martin as part of restructuring

Aston Martin is planning restructuring at its Gaydon headquarters that will result in some job losses, the company has confirmed. The potential redundancies were announced to the workforce, a spokesman confirmed, and the company is about to start the consultation process. This process will take 45 days, so it is likely decisions will be made […]

Classic & Sports Car The London Show previewed by £18m classic car line-up

An Aston Martin DB4GT, Ferrari 250GT California Spider and Jaguar E-type Roadster were among a line-up of classic cars worth £18m assembled to preview Classic & Sports Car The London Show later this month. Around 300 classic cars will be on display at the show where Aston Martin will take centre stage, displaying its oldest […]

The 9 most expensive medicines in the world — courtesy of Big Pharma

Martin Shkreli isn't the only executive shamelessly gouging consumers. Some of these drugs cost more than a house

At end of fundraising quarter, O’Malley seeks to lessen role of money in politics

While the media focused Thursday on the latest fundraising totals from the two leading Democratic presidential candidates, another hopeful, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, sought attention for a plan he unveiled to reduce the role of money in politics. Show More Summary

Martin O’Malley Urges Public Financing of Congressional Campaigns

Martin O'Malley called Thursday for public financing of congressional campaigns and strengthening the federal elections commission to help fight abuses.

Nuts and Beatles

My object all sublime, I shall achieve in time- To let the punishment fit the crime. Sir William Schwenk Gilbert, The Mikado Although I have never met Martin Winterkorn, the purpose of this column is to offer him the reassurance I am sure he badly needs. Show More Summary

As His Rivals Tout Big Fundraising Numbers, O'Malley Vows to Take On Dark Money

As the other Democratic candidates release their third quarter fundraising numbers—$28 million for Hillary Clinton, $26 million for Bernie Sanders—Martin O'Malley has remained mum. But the former Maryland governor has seized the occasion...Show More Summary

Aston Martin DB10 – pictures and video of James Bond’s new car

The Aston Martin DB10 – the car which will accompany James Bond on his 24th big-screen outing, Spectre – has again been shown in an official promotional film from the film’s producers. [embedded content] The DB10 is one of two main cars which will feature in the film – the other being the Jaguar C-X75. Announcing the […]

The Relevance of Personal Politics on a College Campus

What a Martin O’Malley event at Pitzer College taught me about the value of intimate settings on the presidential campaign trail

McGuinness present at Nama conference call

Irish government says Martin McGuinness was present at Nama conference call By Julian O’Neill BBC News NI Business Correspondent 30 September 2015 From the section N. Ireland Politics Image caption Mr McGuinness told the finance committee that officials could find no paper trail to support claims that he had been “fully briefed” in relation to […]

Pharmaceutical Price Gouging

Last week, we all got a refresher on the problems with capitalist markets in pharmaceuticals. Martin Skhreli raised the cost of an HIV drug by 5000 percent, causing an outrage that forced him to backtrack (although as soon as he said that, all the media attention went away and so he’s probably still going to […]

Martin Shkreli and Pharma: A Reminder Why Bernie Continues to Gain Ground

If you still wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders is soaring in the polls, meet Martin Shkreli. Shkreli - "pharma bro" as he has come to be know - is the now infamous CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who sparked a social media firestorm for jacking up the price of an anti-infection drug Duraprim by more than 5,000 percent. Show More Summary

Links 9/29/15

Links for you. Science: The Folly of Mars: Space travel for a new millennialism (the most recent iteration of people versus robots) Should Martin Shkreli be allowed to play the Good Samaritan defense? Antibacterial Soap Is a Wash, Study Finds … Continue reading ?

Cartoon: Kneejerkin' (health care edition)

(Click to enlarge) It takes a lot to make my head explode these days, but reading about Martin Shkreli, the hedge fund brat who bought the drug used to treat toxoplasmosis and raised the price from $13.50 a pill to $750, accomplished exactly that. Show More Summary

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