Andrew Yang Wants to Be Like Mike (Bloomberg, That Is)

Brooklyn, N.Y.The few small polls that track New York’s mayoral election show Andrew Yang shaded into second place. Yet rivals at the first Democratic debate on Thursday treated him as the candidate to beat. Shaun Donovan, a former Obama cabinet member who’s trailing...

The Pharmacy Protection Racket – WSJ

By The Editorial Board Close The Editorial Board May 14, 2021 6:37 pm ET Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte in January. Photo: Thom Bridge/Associated Press One down, five to go. This week Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a reform bill letting doctors dispense prescribed...

The Great State Budget Con

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference on May 10, 2021 in Oakland, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday again spun the fiction that states and localities are drowning in red ink. Apparently...

The Ethanol Gasoline Tax – WSJ

A gas pump offering ethanol or no ethanol gas in Des Moines, Iowa in 2020. Photo: brian snyder/Reuters Gasoline prices hit a six-year high this week amid the Colonial Pipeline shutdown and a rebound in demand as more people hit the road. But one overlooked cause of...

Russia’s Hackers Unwisely Mess With U.S. Gas Prices

Newt Gingrich would like to send SEAL Team Six busting through the doors of whoever authorized the Colonial Pipeline hack. Or maybe a Hellfire missile through the sunroof of some hacker godfather’s Lexus. Many Americans would likely agree and favor similar treatment...