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Musk’s Massage & the Media’s White Privilege

The New York Times and other media have reported that a story published by an online clickbait publication alleging that Elon Musk exposed himself during a massage could derail his proposed acquisition of Twitter. It speaks volumes that the media thinks the dubiously sourced story is of much greater significance than a report by California’s civil rights commission alleging systemic racism at Tesla’s Northern California plant.

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Mary Barra’s Electric Vehicle Pipe Dreams

The more GM’s Mary Barra and Ford’s Jim Farley talk, the more I appreciate the genius of Elon Musk and the possible invincibility Tesla’s EV dominance for many years to come.

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FOX’s Tucker Carlson: Life Imitating Art

Reading the recent New York Times hit job on FOX News host Tucker Carlson I was reminded of the prescient brilliance of Paddy Chayefsky, who wrote the screenplay for the 1976 movie Network. Chayefsky not only envisioned the rise of Carlson, but he also foresaw the diminished influence of the New York Times.

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When Private Equity “Cares” for The Disabled

BuzzFeed this week published a disturbing expose about KKR’s involvement with BrightSpring, which operates more than 600 nationwide residential facilities supposedly “caring” for disabled persons, some of whom can’t speak, bathe, or feed themselves. According to BuzzFeed, BrightSpring residents have routinely been subjected to neglect and abuse, sometimes resulting in death.

Only persons with ice in their veins could read BuzzFeed’s story and not be saddened and outraged.

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Elon Musk Exposes Davos Man’s Hypocrisy

In acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk has laid bare the truth about those who espouse “stakeholder capitalism” the loudest and validated his claim that ESG, or socially responsible investing, is the “Devil Incarnate.”

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Michigan: America’s Best (and Nicest) Lawyers

That Detroit attorney Paul Novak is representing California in a bellwether opioid trial Monday in San Francisco involving multiple drug makers and pharmacies, including Walgreens and Teva, shouldn’t come as a surprise. Novak is a former assistant Michigan attorney general, and if you’re not a fan of the pricing and marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies, you’ll love this guy.

Michigan is chock full of A-team lawyers, and for nearly four decades had the most respected attorney general in the nation. The great lawyers are still there, but Dana Nessel has sullied the AG’s office.

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Ilan Omar: ‘Let Them Eat Hate’

Reading New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s column accusing Republicans of being the party promoting hate prompted me to think of some examples on his side of the aisle, including the publication that employs him.

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