|20/20 Vision||Cheryl Plank||CEO|
|A&M Records||Herb Alpert||CEO|
|AlleyCorp||Kevin Ryan||Founder and CEO|
|Alphabet, Inc.||Sundar Pichai||CEO|
|Amalgamated Bank||Keith Mestrich||President and CEO|
|Ambition||TravisTruett||Co-Founder and CEO|
|AMC Theatres||Adam Aron||CEO|
|AOL / Time Warner||Jason Kilar||CEO|
|Ariel Investments LLC||John W. Rogers, Jr.||CEO|
|Ascend.io||Sean Knapp||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Aspiration||Andrei Cherny||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Backpack||Fahim Aziz||Founder and CEO|
|Bad Robot||Fahim Aziz||Founder and CEO|
|Bain Capital||John Connaughton||Co-Managing Partner / Co-Chairman|
|Bank of America||Brian Moynihan||CEO|
|Betaworks||John Borthwick||Founder and CEO|
|Beyond Meat||Ethan Brown||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Bloomberg LP||Peter Grauer||Chairman|
|Bonusly||Raphael Crawford-Marks||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Brookfield Property||Ric Clark||Chairman|
|Burger King||Daniel Schwartz||CEO|
|Catch & Release||Analisa Goodin||Founder and CEO|
|Cerebras Systems||Andrew Feldman||Founder and CEO|
|Circle Medical||George Favvas||CEO|
|Clockwise||Matt Martin||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Color Genomics||Othman Laraki||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Conde Nast||Roger Lynch||CEO|
|Credit Karma||Ken Lin||Founder and CEO|
|Curalate||Apu Gupta||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Curtsy||David Oates||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Delta Airlines||Ed Bastian||CEO|
|DICK’S Sporting Goods||Edward Stack||CEO|
|Disney Company||Bob Chapek||CEO|
|DoorDash||Tony Xu||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Doxel, Inc.||Saurabh Ladha||CEO|
|Ecolab||Doug Baker||Chairman and CEO|
|Edelman||Richard Edelman||President and CEO|
|Elektra Labs||Andy Coravos||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Emerson Collective||Laurene Powell Jobs||President|
|Eventbrite||Julia Hartz||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Farmstead||Pradeep Elankumaran||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Full Picture||Desiree Gruber||CEO|
|Fundera||Jared Hecht||Founder and CEO|
|Gap Inc.||Art Peck||CEO|
|Gateway Computers||James Coleman||CEO|
|Goat Group||Eddy Lu||CEO|
|Golden||Jude Gomila||Founder and CEO|
|Graphic Packaging||Michael Doss||CEO|
|Group Nine Media||Ben Lerer||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Guru||Rick Nucci||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Hallmark Cards||Mike Perry||CEO|
|Hard Rock Cafe||James Allen||CEO|
|Havas Group||Yannick Bollore||CEO|
|Hint, Inc.||Kara Goldin||Founder and CEO|
|HipDot||Jeff Sellinger||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Horizon Media||Bill Koenigsberg||President CEO and Founder|
|Humbition||Cyrus Massoumi||Managing Partner|
|Impossible Foods||Patrick Brown||MD, PhD, Founder and CEO|
|Interpublic||Michael Roth||Chairman and CEO|
|Jumbo Privacy||Pierre Valade||CEO|
|Kabbage Inc.||Rob Frohwein||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Kadena||William Martino||Founder and CEO|
|Knowable||Warren Shaeffer||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Levi Strauss & Co.||Chip Bergh||President and CEO|
|Lucent Technologies||Patricia Russo||CEO|
|Lyft||Logan Green||Co-Founder and CEO|
|MetaProp.vc||Aaron Block||Co-Founder and Managing Director|
|Modern Fertility||Afton Vechery||Co-Founder and CEO|
|MongoDB Inc.||Dev Ittycheria||President and CEO|
|NBC Universal||Jeff Shell||CEO|
|NCR Corp.||Michael Hayford||CEO|
|Neighborland||Dan Parham||Founder and CEO|
|Oaktree Capital||Howard Marks||Co-Chairman|
|Oberndorf Enterprises||William E. Oberndorf||Chairman|
|Oceans||Steven Rosenblatt||Co-Founder and General Partner|
|OfferUp||Nick Huzar||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Okta||Todd McKinnon||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Omnicom Group||John Wren||Chairman and CEO|
|Openpath||James Segil||Co-Founder and President|
|Panera Bread||Niren Chaudhary||CEO|
|Ben Silbermann||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Plato Design||John Milinovich||CEO|
|Postmates||Bastian Lehmann||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Prima||Christopher Gavigan||Founder and CEO|
|Progressive Insurance||Tricia Griffith||CEO|
|Prologis||Hamid Moghadam||Chairman and CEO|
|Publicis Groupe||Arthur Sadoun||Chairman and CEO|
|Quartzy||Adam Regelmann||Founder and COO|
|Ribbon Health||Nate Maslak||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Ro||Zachariah Reitano||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Roofstock||Gary Beasley||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Royal Caribbean Cruises||Richard Fain||CEO|
|RXR Realty||Scott Rechler||Chairman and CEO|
|Sara Lee||John Bryan||CEO|
|Shoptiques Inc.||Olga Vidisheva||Founder and CEO|
|Showtime Cable Network||David Nevins||CEO|
|Shutterstock Inc.||Jon Oringer||Founder and CEO|
|Sidewalk Labs||Dan Doctoroff||CEO|
|Small Door||Josh Guttman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|SmartAsset||Michael Carvin||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Snapdocs, Inc.||Aaron King||Founder and CEO|
|Sonic||J. Clifford Hudson||CEO|
|Southwestern Bell||Mark Keiffer||CEO|
|Splash||Ben Hindman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Square and Twitter||Jack Dorsey||CEO|
|Squarespace||Anthony Casalena||Founder and CEO|
|Standard Bots||Evan Beard||Founder and CEO|
|Sundia Corporation||Bradford Oberwager||CEO|
|Sunlight Health||Ross Feinstein||CEO|
|SV Angel||Ron Conway||Founder|
|ThirdLove||Heidi Zak||Co-Founder and Co-CEO|
|Thisopenspace inc.||Ashar Nejati||CEO|
|Thrive Capital||Joshua Kushner||Founder and Managing Partner|
|Thrive Global||Arianna Huffington||Founder and CEO|
|ThunderCore Inc.||Chris Wang||CEO|
|TOMS||Blake Mycoskie||Founder and CEO|
|Twilio||Jeff Lawson||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Uniform Teeth||Meghan Jewitt||CEO|
|Viosera Therapeutics||Nicholas Goldner||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Virtual Kitchen||Ken Chong||CEO|
|Voyage||Oliver Cameron||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Watsi||Chase Adam||Co-Founder and CEO|
|WayUp||Liz Wessel||Co-Founder and CEO|
|X.ai, inc.||Dennis Mortensen||Founder and CEO|
|Y Combinator||Geoff Ralston||President|
|Yelp||Jeremy Stoppelman||Co-Founder and CEO|
|Yum Brands||Greg Creed||CEO|
|Zola||Shan-Lyn Ma||Co-Founder and CEO|
On this day in 1732 the man who was “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen” was born.
I am not categorizing this as “good news” or “bad news.” I didn’t vote for either Trump or Biden.
But it is an analysis which should be understood.
Pennsylvania, Nevada, Wisconsin. There are still open questions.
… that’s the way it always works. WaPo’s Philip Bump wrote about it in 2014 when Republicans won control of the Senate and held the House
And there’s nothing that makes the existing total of bills waiting for Senate action unusual. Nothing at all.
Here’s what the numbers looked from 1975 through 2015:
This week golf celebrates the first of it’s four “majors.” The Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is on the PGA schedule every year during the first full weekend in April. It was first played in 1934. The course, and by extension the club, will be fawned over and spoken about in reverent tones on CBS.
But shouldn’t we be repulsed by the past discrimination which was as natural to it’s membership as the famous magnolias and pine straw. By all accounts the environment has not really changed very much. The story is not pretty.
Augusta kept black golfers out of the Masters tournament for 40 years. Lee Elder was able to play in the 1975 Masters not because he was invited. It was only because he won a PGA tournament (1974 Monsanto Open) which granted automatic qualification to the Masters that he gained entrance.
But it would be another 16 years before a black man would be invited for club membership.
Augusta did not admit its first African-American member until 1990, at a time when controversy was erupting over Shoal Creek, an all-white Alabama club where the PGA Championship took place only after it admitted its first black member.
While limiting membership to white males for so long it also required all caddies to be black.
No women were admitted to Augusta as members until 2012. In August of that year, it admitted its first two female members,Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore.
The reality is clear: Augusta had to be dragged kicking and screaming into changing their membership criteria. And it is still barely acceptable.
In my opinion the club should be able to admit (and not admit) whomever they want. They are a private club and should control their membership requirements. If it were up to me I would overturn the “public accommodation” findings in the 1964 Civil Rights Act and other state provisions. In a truly free society a business owner should be allowed to decide with whom he trades. But the other side of that right is the freedom of potential customers to take their business elsewhere.
Few are the private golfers who would turn down an opportunity to play Augusta. Many are willing to overlook past transgressions, and current practices, for a chance to experience Amen Corner, et al.
But shouldn’t you ask yourself whether you would patronize a restaurant or other private business which was so discriminatory?
Let them control who they allow in. I will control who I patronize.
Lefties heads are exploding over a statement which was read on air by many news anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group owned television stations. The blogosphere and sites run by the usual liberal suspects are outraged. Here is a typical headline:
That is from syracuse.com which one would expect to be a straight shooting news source. But why the visceral reaction?
Here is the actual script which was personalized by each station inserting appropriate names and call letters.
Hi, I’m [name] with [station]. Our greatest responsibility is to serve our communities. I am extremely proud of the quality, balanced journalism that [station] produces, but I’m concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.
The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media. More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories without checking facts first. Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think. This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.
At [station], it is our responsibility to report and pursue the truth. We understand the truth is neither politically left nor right. Our commitment to factual reporting is the foundation of our credibility now more than ever. But we are human, and sometimes our reporting might fall short. If you believe our coverage is unfair, please reach out through our [station] website by clicking on “Content Concerns.” We value your comments and we will respond back to you.
We work very hard to seek the truth and strive to be fair, balanced, and factual. We consider it our honor and privilege to responsibly deliver the news every day. Thank you for watching, and we appreciate your feedback.
Not sure what is “right wing” about committing to pursue and report truth. You have to wonder if any of the people freaking out about this actually read the statement. Or did they just see a leftie criticism and decide to use the statement as their own “fake news.”
Parkland HS students returning to school after spring break were not happy with some of the safety improvements, including a change to only allow backpacks if they are clear.
Students are learning what happens when strangers show up and say “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.” They end up pushing for post-shooting “solutions” such as low capacity magazines, waiting periods, or stronger background checks, none of which would have prevented this heinous shooting.
Right, like an “assault weapons” ban.
H.L Mencken said that people might be sorry if they got what they wanted, Democracy, “good and hard.”
I love Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and was sad when he announced that he would not run for reelection.
But the irony of him voting for the disgusting omnibus bill while calling out Interior Secretary Zinke for “overspending” on an office door is too much.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of a government oversight panel in Congress asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week to provide details on a contract to replace doors in his office that initially ran to $139,000, one of several inquiries by lawmakers of spending by Trump administration officials.
In a letter dated March 22 and seen by Reuters, U.S. House of Representatives oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy asked Zinke to brief him on the need to replace the doors and provide details on the acquisition process, bidding and receipts.
Those following the recent budget process will note that Gowdy voted FOR HR1625, the “Omnibus” spending bill loaded with pork, which will add trillions to the national debt.
Citi has placed several conditions on new clients/partners
Under this new policy, we will require new retail sector clients or partners to adhere to these best practices: (1) they don’t sell firearms to someone who hasn’t passed a background check, (2) they restrict the sale of firearms for individuals under 21 years of age, and (3) they don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines.
1 – In many states a private seller does not have the ability to do a NICS background check
2 – How does Citi decide that a state which allows 18 -21 year old citizens is a problem?
3 – What is a “high-capacity magazine?” 5,6,7,10,30?
They are telling 2A proponents that they don’t want your business. Act accordingly and take your business elsewhere. That’s what I am doing. I’ve already opened a new CC account with a friendly company.
…..or maybe not.
In today’s world it seems that every good idea needs to be codified, legislated, and forced on everyone.
J.D. Tuccille thinks otherwise
Because people are forever looking to the law as the solution to the ills they perceive in the world around them—often only to spackle over the failures of the previous round of laws. In the process, they’re forever forgetting that laws are usually nothing more than codified prejudices, imposed against resistant populations, by sometimes incompetent and often corrupt enforcers.