This month’s visit to the United States by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu provided President Donald Trump a high-profile opportunity to affirm his strong support for Israel. But it also came shortly after his administration rebuffed Americans maimed and traumatized by Palestinian terror attacks in Israel
The intersection of trial lawyer opportunism, climate orthodoxy, and political expediency has become a busy and increasingly perilous place.
The International Trade Commission ruled unanimously that Boeing faced no injury at the hands of a Canadian firm, Bombardier, the maker of a new line of passenger planes. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the administration’s stalwart advocates for using trade remedies more aggressively to protect U.S. interests, acknowledged that the vote ”shows how robust our system ...
Environmental activists and plaintiffs’ attorneys have convinced local governments in California and New York that there is a pot of gold waiting for them in a new set of lawsuits against energy companies. Here’s the problem for the governments: They claim that energy companies will cause massive environmental damage, costing their cities and counties billions of dollars. But, if that claim is true, then the governments failed to reveal the risk to purchasers of their own bonds. As a result, the cities are opening themselves up to lawsuits directed at them.
Politicians and the media often point to prescription medicines as the culprit for America’s massive spending on health care – 18% of GDP. In a recent interview, for example, CNN’s Chris Cuomo criticized Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) for not doing enough to rein in drug costs. “Senator,” Cuomo, “it’s sticking out there as this big, ugly number…. [You’re] ignoring the biggest number,…the biggest factor in the room.”
In fact, the “biggest factor in the room” is not prescription drugs but hospital ca...
After years of battling, activists defending “net neutrality” should stop asserting themselves as an organic movement to give voice to the proverbial “little guy.” These activists have either chosen sides or been commandeered by Big Tech companies in a high-stakes clash of titans.
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Again and again, it has been said that our nation is in the midst of a boom in energy exploration that has put tens of thousands of Americans back to work while reducing our dependence on unreliable and even hostile sources abroad for our energy needs.
In a particularly cruel act, terrorists boarded the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985, shot an elderly wheelchair-bound Jewish American named Leon Klinghoffer and dumped his body unceremoniously into the sea. The shocking incident prompted passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1992 which enables Americans victimized by terror to have their day in court. Inexplicably, the State Department is currently frustrating the one such group of Americans’ pursuit of justice.
The assault on the people who provide energy to make our lives easier and more productive didn’t just happen. It was well planned, and, even though so far the campaign has been singularly unsuccessful, the radical environmentalists who are behind the effort are not giving up soon.
As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump famously said he would drain the swamp, a pledge that resonated with ordinary Americans disaffected with the cronyism and backroom deals that largely define the political culture of Washington. But there is at least one part of the swamp he appears to have left untouched: well-connected government contractors with troubling pasts.
As if there were not already ample justification for today’s high level of public cynicism, it now looks as though a growing number of charitable hospitals have been putting revenues ahead of serving underserved and low-income populations at the expense of the taxpayers.
For ages, satirists and comedians have provided some of the most powerful forms of social commentary, from Aristophanes and Mark Twain to Richard Pryor and Woody Allen. But there is a fine line between humor that points out society’s foibles and gratuitous insults, name-calling and even bullying masquerading as critique.