Category: The Breeze

mavericks

Mavericks Are Just About Cooked Now

The Thunder opened the 2016 Playoffs with a resounding 38-point win over the Mavericks. Point guard Russell Westbrook (24 points and 11 assists in 29 minutes) and Durant (23 points in 26 minutes) were productive as usual but Oklahoma City also received a strong performance from power forward Serge Ibaka,...

raptors

It’s Simple: The Raptors Need Their Stars To Show Up

The Pacers were the sole road team to win a Game 1 over the opening weekend of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The Raptors have now lost home playoff openers in three consecutive seasons, and dropped to 0-8 in the first game of an opening-round playoff series. This was the seventh-straight...

taft

William Howard Taft: 27th 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) William Howard Taft Handpicked by Roosevelt, William Howard Taft was to continue his agenda. He had been brought in...

365 days

The Breeze: 365 Days Of Albums Pt. 4

Part four of a four-part podcast on 365 days of Albums that we reviewed. A must listen before our first quarter review of 2016. Twenty-seven of our 30 albums charted number one on Billboard’s Hip and R&B or Rap charts for at least 1 week. Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014 despite...

days

The Breeze: 365 Days Of Albums Pt. 3

Part three of a four-part podcast on 365 days of Albums that we reviewed. A must listen before our first quarter review of 2016. Twenty-seven of our 30 albums charted number one on Billboard’s Hip and R&B or Rap charts for at least 1 week. Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014 despite...

365 days

The Breeze: 365 Days Of Albums Pt. 2

Part two of a four-part podcast on 365 days of Albums that we reviewed. A must listen before our first-quarter review of 2016. Twenty-seven of our 30 albums charted number one on Billboard’s Hip and R&B or Rap charts for at least 1 week. Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014 despite appearing...

albums

The Breeze: 365 Days Of Albums Pt. 1

Part one of a four-part podcast on 365 days of Albums that we reviewed. A must listen before our first quarter review of 2016. Twenty-seven of our 30 albums charted number one on Billboard’s Hip and R&B or Rap charts for at least 1 week. Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014 despite...

banks

Big Banks Can’t Be Broken Up The Way Bernie Says

  Within the first 100 days of my administration, I will require the secretary of the Treasury Department to establish a ‘too big to fail’ list of commercial banks, shadow banks and insurance companies whose failure would pose a catastrophic risk to the United States economy without a taxpayer bailout,”...

free trade

Free Trade Is What Makes America Great

In the context of trade, “free” means without tariffs, quotas or other restrictions impeding it between international states. Comparative advantage is having the ability to produce something at a lower price. Alan Blinder writes how it benefits consumers and producers, and how protectionism at best swaps jobs in industries while...