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The FBI’s Former Director of the Office of Public Affairs and the Free Sports Tickets from CNN and the New York Times

Whilst the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was reviewing the conduct of James Comey in the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation during the 2016 election, the OIG ran across some additional e-mails that implicated another FBI official … Continue reading

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pregnancy Discrimination, and Truth Percolating

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been spinning a yarn about her days as a teacher for special ed students. She said she was 22, visibly pregnant, and the principal did what Senator Warren said all principals did at that time: … Continue reading

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No More Social Justice Lectures from Sports Figures

The NBA gets the Barometer’s Annual Duplicity Award. Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted the following on Friday, October 4: “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” The Chinese consulate in Houston was offended, the owner of the Houston … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Parent Sentenced

Gordon Caplan, once the co-chairman of the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm and American Lawyer‘s “Dealmaker of the Year,” was sentenced to one month in prison, a fine of $50,000, 250 hours of community service, and one year of … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Cancel Culture and Carson King: He Deserves Better

Good insights on this young man and the missing forgiveness in our culture. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.deseret.com_indepth_2019_9_25_20883697_cancel-2Dculture-2Dhas-2Dit-2Dgone-2Dtoo-2Dfar-2Dcarson-2Dking-2Doutrage-2Dtwitter&d=DwMFaQ&c=l45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ&r=VtsAk3HM-0e0lrcycB_ZdNnwxosvkillFOetRyO5Hkc&m=RbMNJE8xcINvmFEQzleSR_E6vh_1Df2Fis9cQdcp5YU&s=4rmI2aIZpAjednb-mQPPzPeTUp7mi4oHk_qS0aJH0-Y&e=

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Canada’s Green Party Leader and Photo Alterations

Canada’s Green Party leader was caught on camera holding a paper cup with a plastic straw. Horrors. So, the faux pas was fixed — they photoshopped in a reusable plastic cup with a metal straw. Do what I say, not … Continue reading

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Fiat-Chrysler Admits Inflated Sales Figures for 2012-2016

The story began when one Chrysler dealer, Napleton Automotive Group, sued Chrysler for “strong-arming” dealers into reporting higher sales volumes. The suit alleged that those dealers were rewarded. The strategies were creative. Some dealers would record cars as sold, but … Continue reading

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Mylan and the EpiPen Mess

Mylan had an interesting marketing strategy for its treatment for severe allergies (the EpiPen), a device-with-a-drug that the company purchased in 2007 from Dey Laboratories. Here’s how it went. For purposes of Medicaid billing, if the device-with-a-drug was classified as … Continue reading

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Colleges and Universities Are Hanging on to the Rick Singer Money, For Now

Stanford has identified $770,000 in its sailing program that came from payments Rick Singer made to the coach for sailing in order to secure admissions for the children of the wealthy. And there are other educational institutions around the country … Continue reading

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“What makes your children entitled to a side door?”

Federal District Court Judge Indira Taiwani in sentencing a third parent, Stephen Semprevedo, to 4 months in prison, a $100,000 fine and 500 hours of community service. Mr. Semprevado paid $400,000 to get his son into Georgetown as a phony … Continue reading

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“Are they doing that for their children or are they doing it for their own status?”

U.S. Federal District Court Judge Indira Taiwani during a sentencing hearing for Devin Sloane. Mr. Sloane is one of the parents indicted under the federal investigation, Operation Varsity Blue, for paying Rick Singer to get their children into elite schools. … Continue reading

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If Your CEO Has an Alcohol-Related Accident

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has a problem. The company’s CEO, Patrick Conway, was arrested for drunken driving in June. There had been an accident because Conway allegedly swerved out of his lane on I85 and hit … Continue reading

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Pay College Athletes?

In yet another California-dreaming moment, California (as of 2023) will permit its student-athletes to accept money off their names, images, and likenesses despite NCAA prohibition of such. Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay, a fine writer, sees no problem with … Continue reading

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Adam Neumann: Another Problematic CEO

We have suffered through Richard Scrushy (HealthSouth), Dov Charney (American Apparel), Elon Musk (Tesla), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Martin Shkreli (Turing Pharmaceuticals), Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos), Jeff Dachis (Razorfish), and the list is long and becoming boring. Now comes Adam Neumann (WeWork, … Continue reading

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