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September 18, 2018 | An Extremely Delicate Moment for America

Rick Ackerman

Rick Ackerman is the editor of Rick’s Picks, an online service geared to traders of stocks, options, index futures and commodities. His detailed trading strategies have appeared since the early 1990s in Black Box Forecasts, a newsletter he founded that originally was geared to professional option traders. Barron’s once labeled him an “intrepid trader” in a headline that alluded to his key role in solving a notorious pill-tampering case. He received a $200,000 reward when a conviction resulted, and the story was retold on TV’s FBI: The Untold Story. His professional background includes 12 years as a market maker in the pits of the Pacific Coast Exchange, three as an investigator with renowned San Francisco private eye Hal Lipset, seven as a reporter and newspaper editor, three as a columnist for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner, and two decades as a contributor to publications ranging from Barron’s to The Antiquarian Bookman to Fleet Street Letter and Utne Reader.

It is an extemely delicate moment for America as it tries to reckon with the scary excesses of feminism’s #MeToo phase coupled with the growing political hatred between red- and blue-state voters. Half the country is at war with the other, and it seems increasingly likely the battle is going to turn bloody at some point.  In the meantime, any guy who utters just one sentence with a meaning that could be construed as outside the narrowing bounds of  political correctness could lose his job and a whole lot more. If Kavanaugh’s nomination gets torpedoed, then all men are just Bill Cosby in the eyes of the #MeToo jihadists. The stakes are high indeed when a man of such evidently exceptional character can be assassinated by the likes of Dianne Feinstein and Patrick Leahy. Let’s hope the hearings do not take a turn for the worse.

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September 18th, 2018

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