Battling Against Goliath

Betting against the Goliath By David White When 28-year-old Jay Cohen moved to the Caribbean in 1996 to launch an online gambling firm with a few friends, he certainly couldn’t

Smoking Heals

Smoking Heals

Imagine if Democratic lawmakers sought to provide handouts to the children of middle class voters by instituting a tax on America’s poorest citizens. Implausible? Think again. Just last week, the

The Bloomberg Bribery Experiment

Just one day before New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg fueled speculation of a White House bid by bolting from the Republican Party, his office released detailed plans for Opportunity

Who Will Nanny the Nannies?

The arrogance of power that leads politicians to act as parents is hardly new. In The Republic, benevolent dictators served at the top of Plato’s ideal society. And in 1859,

Terry Moran’s Outrageous Screed

Add ABC News anchorman Terry Moran to the list of people who owe Reade Seligman, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans an apology. His recent remarks make Don Imus look like

The Delicious Rhetoric of the Food Police

Earlier this month, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) published a report analyzing the nutritional value of some commonly-ordered dishes at Ruby Tuesday, On the Border, the Cheesecake Factory,

Inequality Builds Character

Everywhere you turn, people are talking about income inequality. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has turned into a one-trick pony, fretting about “the rise of a narrow oligarchy” twice each

Skipping Class Warfare

“We will focus on economic fairness in a country divided too much by class,” thundered Jim Webb, joined by hundreds as he celebrated his victory as Virginia’s newest senator. “At

The gambling double standard

Jonathan Kaplan’s Brokedown Palace begins when Alice and Darlene, best friends since childhood, decide on a summer vacation in Bangkok to celebrate their high school graduation. Things turn sour, however,

Protecting life or regulating sex?

Despite the culture-war rhetoric on both the left and the right, there’s mostly agreement in the abortion debate. The American Enterprise Institute’s Karlyn Bowman has spent decades analyzing public opinion