The Corner

Bail-back

After all of the criticism for its sponsorship of a PGA event, Northern Trust decides that government control over its operations is too great a price to pay for the money involved. They want to pay the government back. From Crain’s, on the bank’s decision to un-bail itself out:

One big shareholder was supportive, saying the bank is right to exit the federal program if it means no more second-guessing of actions meant to generate business.

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Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More
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McCain at Annapolis

President Trump has been doing a lot of tweeting today -- against TV programs, companies, and other things that have incurred his displeasure. These tweets make for interesting reading. One of them is this: So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent ... Read More