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Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren: The 8th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Martin Van Buren was the true father of Andrew Jackson’s Democratic party, as well as Andrew Jackson’s...

irish whiskey

Paper Chase: Irish Whiskey

Retail sales at U.S. retailers rose .3% in February, which is better than economists expected. It reflects a rebound from the terrible weather experienced in the first quarter of 2014. This is important news because consumers make up two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Bull Market Five years into the bull...

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson: The Seventh Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Politics was personal for Andrew Jackson. In fact, you could consider his entire presidency a war against...

Schoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q’s Triumph Is Not An Oxymoron At All

  Top Dawg Entertainment   Though having dropped nearly a decade ago, only recently has the California based record label “Top Dawg Entertainment” shown itself as a musical force to be reckoned with. Having evolved from a small independent startup to, most recently, the “label-to-watch”, its positive reception has come...

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams: The 6th Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   Next In Line   Thus far, the Secretary of State has been a stepping stone to the...

Ukraine

Paper Chase: Ukraine

  February’s employment report showed 175,000 jobs were created which exceeded economists expectations. Unemployment rose to 6.7%, but the past two months jobs numbers have been revised upwards with weather being blamed for the initial forecasts.   Americans are worth more money now than ever. Household assets rose 4% in...

james monroe

James Monroe: A Fifth Retrospective

  “Whatcha got ain’t nothin new. This country’s hard on people, you can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you. That’s vanity.” – Ellis, No Country for Old Men (2007)   The election of 1816 was harmonious as party politics seemingly vanished. James Monroe, another founding father was...