The Lorax on the Appalachian Trail

To environmentalists, this must look like the perfect legal loophole. Congress gave federal agencies the power to authorize pipelines under the lands they control. But that law excludes “lands in the National Park System.” Who administers the Appalachian Trail? Bingo:...

An Unprecedented Neutron Star Collision

Before 2017, when LIGO captured its first neutron-star merger, everything we knew about neutron stars came from observations of relatively nearby specimens in our own Milky Way galaxy. (Of the 2,500 or so known neutron stars, 18 coexist in orbiting pairs known as...

Modi Bashes Nehru, but Rejects Only His Good Ideas

Mumbai President Trump is visiting India on Monday and Tuesday, and his agenda includes meeting the country’s top business leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably use this visit to try to show that he cares about the economy, which, thanks in no small part...

Bloomberg Joins the Unions – WSJ

Mike Bloomberg pitches himself as a moderate, business-minded alternative to other Democrats running for president. But his plan to remake the nation’s labor laws, released earlier this month, wouldn’t be out of place in the campaign literature of Bernie Sanders or...