on July 21, 2016
When a Viking ship, meticulously recreated in Norway, crossed the Atlantic last month, the feat captivated history buffs in the United States. They could hardly wait to get a look at the vessel, which was scheduled to visit a series of ship festivals along the Great Lakes this summer.
But as the ship, called the Draken Harold Harfagre, glided into American waters this month, it collided with a modern foe: modern-day safety regulations…Read this article
on July 7, 2017
Two obscure companies with no sales raised nearly $400 million combined in recent days from outside investors. How did they do it? Via a new, unregulated fundraising method that has no connection to Wall Street and is based in the world of cryptocurrencies…Read this article
July 5, 2017
No one can even say with certainty anymore how many federal agencies exist; yet they make most of the law now rather than our elected Congress. And their drive to protect turf is quite high…Read this article
July 3, 2017
The judicial branch exists primarily to ensure that Constitutional principles are properly upheld by the courts. And yet, constitutional victories have been troublingly rare as of late. But even though limited government and a true separation of powers seems almost non-existent, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia just handed down a precedent-setting decision that is a win for anyone who supports constitutional limits to state power…Read this article
September 13, 2016
Checker Cab of Jacksonville may be taking the advice of City Councilman Matt Schellenberg and updating its fleet to compete with app-based transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.
No longer will the cabs sport their classic yellow color. Instead the newly rebranded “zTrip” cars are painted gray.
But zTrip President Bill George told WJCT that those changes go deeper than the paint job…Read this article
June 30, 2017
The smartphone has spawned a world in which we depend on convenience and put trust in technology, which could explain why parents are so willing to let their kids use apps that hire strangers to pick them up.
Parents like Beth Miller say ride-sharing services save time and can be a lifeline…Read this article
May 3, 2017
Some good news for readers who enjoy personal freedom and eating pizza: The Trump Administration this week delayed calorie rules that carried criminal penalties for errant pepperonis. Now Congress should rework the idea in legislation…Read this article
on May 22, 2017
A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County…Read this article
on September 18, 2015
The sun was sinking and the brook trout were biting, so Andy Johnson and his daughter Aspen, 6, stepped onto their sub-bleached pier, hooked some mealworms and cast their lines into the most infamous pond in the West…Read this article
on June 28, 2017
The Trump administration’s 42-page proposal for repealing former President Obama’s Clean Water Rule largely builds its case on a 2009 split decision by the Supreme Court on federal regulation of swear words on television.
In FCC v. Fox Television Stations, the high court ruled, 5-4, that an agency can change regulations without the move being considered arbitrary or capricious under the Administrative Procedures Act as long as it provides a “reasoned explanation” for the change…Read this article