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Tribune-Review
| Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 p.m

Vice President Joe Biden, citing the wealth gap last week at a Black History Month event, called for the “emancipation” of people’s wealth. Oh, so that’s the Democrats’ new euphemism for redistributionism, is it? … Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst John Lovallo is quite bearish on electric car maker Tesla. He says the company has “seemingly managed to offset a steady stream of negative news and weak financial results by issuing long-term targets that …. are often quite difficult to fathom.” Yet other analysts continue to be bullish, noting how Tesla appears to be transitioning more to an electric car battery supplier. Time will tell whether Tesla is a pig in a poke. But, right now, based on its stock price, investors continue to hope that any sow’s ear turns into a silk purse. … Writing in National Review Online, Henry Payne reminds that “the overwhelming majority of climate research funding comes from the federal government and left-wing foundations.” And, he adds, that money goes “only toward research that advances the warming regulatory agenda.” So much for fair and balanced scientific inquiry. … As the ISIS threat appears to grow exponentially, the folks at Toyota must be quietly having a cow. More and more propaganda photos of ISIS supposedly “on the march” feature long lines of Toyota pickup trucks. “Toyota, the Official Truck of ISIS” is not the kind of optics any company savors.

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