Martin Shkreli Is Going to Jail Because He Forgot There Are Consequences for Hurting the Rich

March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

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The frat boy of pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, was sentenced to seven years in prison this month for securities fraud and conspiracy. After four years of earning millions by controlling the supply of certain medications, he was convicted of defrauding hedge fund investors in a Ponzi scheme.
In many ways Shkreli is a master of American capitalism, but he forgot its cardinal rule: Hurting people with less money than you is part of doing business, but ripping off other rich people is a line you do not cross.

Is the Justice Kennedy Retirement Rumor Simply a Campaign Stunt?

March 21, 2018 - 3:00pm

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It took holding a seat on the Supreme Court of the Unites States vacant for over a year -- completely thwarting democratic ideals – for Republicans to snag a surprise electoral college victory in 2016. Now that the GOP realizes it's in imminent danger of being swept out of power in the midterms, is it any wonder that the party may be turning to SCOTUS again?