Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

Are Crazy State Liquor Laws Constitutional?

Liquor store in Louisville, Ky., in 2014. (John Sommers II/Reuters) Many states’ regulations seem more designed to suppress competition than to encourage safety. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition. While…

Why ‘Tax the Rich’ Demands Are So Unreasonable

Why ‘Tax the Rich’ Demands Are So Unreasonable

A demonstrator protests the Republican tax plan as it works through the Senate, November 2017. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) Suggesting that people who don’t want to pay even more are unpatriotic is bullying nonsense. If I…

The Courts Have Shown Too Much Deference to Unaccountable Government Officials for Too Long

The Courts Have Shown Too Much Deference to…

Outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Calif. (Noah Berger/Reuters) The sworn representatives of a government of the people must be held to a higher legal standard than the rest of us,…

Uncle Sam’s New Credit Card

Uncle Sam’s New Credit Card

Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) He can now tap the Fed to fund spending activities. Uncle Sam has a new credit card. It’s flashy and different. It’s also potentially destabilizing — but like…

Twitter Ain’t America

Twitter Ain’t America

(Thomas White/Reuters) There are many reasons to doubt that Twitter represents anything other than a cacophony of curmudgeons. An appropriately Twitteresque meme circulated recently on that platform: Write a sad story in just three words.…

Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Cost of Police Overtime

Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett for Cost of Police…

Actor Jussie Smollett makes a court appearance at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, March 14, 2019. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Pool via Reuters) Outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration filed suit Thursday against Empire actor Jussie…

Disney shows off its upcoming Disney+ streaming service

Disney shows off its upcoming Disney+ streaming service

Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the company’s investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and the Indian streaming service Hotstar,…

Uber has already made billions from its exits in China, Russia and Southeast Asia

Uber has already made billions from its exits…

Uber’s exits from China, Russia and Southeast Asia were billed as failures from the company, but the ride-sharing giant has already made billions on paper from those moves, according to its IPO filing. Uber released…

Yes, You Should Fear the Arrest of Julian Assange

Yes, You Should Fear the Arrest of Julian…

Julian Assange in better days, 2014. (Chancellory of Ecuador/Flickr) [Updated below, April 11, 2:55 p.m. ET) Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange, both the most loved and hated man on the planet, has been arrested by British…

Trump foe Michael Avenatti indicted for financial crimes

Trump foe Michael Avenatti indicted for financial crimes

(Reuters) - Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer known for his battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was indicted on charges of defrauding clients, including allegations that he withheld a multimillion-dollar settlement he won for a…

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close at least 40 stores this year but open 15 new locations

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close at…

Bed Bath & Beyond will be closing and opening stores this year. The New Jersey-based home goods retailer, which also operates Buy Buy Baby, Harmon Face Values and World Market, announced mixed results during its fourth-quarter call with financial analysts…

Grudens draft advice to Mayock: Dont mess it up

Grudens draft advice to Mayock: Dont mess it…

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Jon Gruden has some pointed advice for his new general manager as Mike Mayock approaches his first NFL draft as the Oakland Raiders' general manager, after years as a draft analyst for…

Mickelson has best 1st round at Masters since 2010

Mickelson has best 1st round at Masters since…

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Even coming here with a series of bad results fresh in his mind, Phil Mickelson knew things were likely to change when he drove down Magnolia Lane. Augusta National provides Lefty a…