Amtrak is in legal trouble.
The rail service provider has long enjoyed an anomalous legal status, as a for-profit corporation created by the U.S. government. But in 2008, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act, or PRIIA, heightened that anomaly by giving Amtrak a say in crafting and imposing the regulations that the entire […]
The famed leftist historian Gabriel Kolko shares a number of thoughts on Hoover, FDR, and the New Deal over at Counterpunch in a piece called “The New Deal Illusion“. In the process, he destroys a number of commonly-held left-liberal tropes about both presidents. As someone who has made it a professional mission to annihilate […]
There’s been a bit of discussion in one of our recent comment threads about so-called “right-to-work” laws (RTW). This is a topic we’ve discussed before here. And it’s one about which I still haven’t entirely made up my mind. It’s sometimes difficult to know what […]
And after you’re done, go ahead and get a copy of that book. It is an absolutely terrific collection of essays, containing a […]