I can't help it: Janet Yellen annoys me. Her voice, her weak leadership, her determination to use monetary policy to grease the skids for huge government, following in the footsteps of Ben Bernanke. Here's part of her statement following the Federal Reserve's decision to raise short-term interest rates by 1/4 percent. I don't think this hike, or the next couple of hikes, will hurt the economy. 

Guest at 6:36 AM: Dr. Elaina George is an outspoken opponent of Obamacare. She also happens to be a Princeton-educated black woman. The left's worst enemy. We'll talk with Dr. George about the impact of Obamacare, Republican efforts to repeal and replace it, and her recent book, "Big Medicine."

At 7:36, we'll talk with Rick Hess, resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and author of the forthcoming book, LETTERS TO A YOUNG EDUCATION REFORMER

Some rather important news: Paul Ryan open to changes in Obamacare repeal/replace bill
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/speaker-paul-ryan-doubles-down-on-gop-health-care-plan-amid-opposition/2017/03/15/872c4f3c-0974-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html

One more important story: FBI chief Jim Comey will testify in public hearing next week
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/comey-will-testify-publicly-on-russia-investigation-next-week-236081

Some less-important-than-it-seems news: Judge blocks second Trump exec order on travel restrictions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/lawyers-face-off-on-trump-travel-ban-in-md-court-wednesday-morning/2017/03/14/b2d24636-090c-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html

Some titillating news: Denver stripper suing clubs for financial mistreatment
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/14/denver-strip-clubs-lawsuit-fees/

Best headline ever:
http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_30855109/boulder-police-return-box-ducklings-fraternity-after-pie