Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion | The 76-Million-Year-Old Up for Adoption  The Wall Street Journal

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Too Many Delightful Children’s Books to Buy

Nov. 27, 2022 12:38 pm ET Meghan Cox Gurdon’s reviews of children’s books are a delight to read (“Holiday Gift Books: Reading for Children,” Nov. 19). But I’m steadily going broke with all these books she entices me to buy. I have several grandchildren and more are on the way. Maybe cut back on the … Read more

New York City’s Looming Covid Fiscal Cliff

New York City’s Looming Covid Fiscal Cliff

Pedestrians on Park Avenue in New York, Oct. 12. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News States and cities have enjoyed a revenue high from federal pandemic relief and surging capital gains. But the buzz won’t last and the hangover could be painful, as New York’s Citizens Budget Commission warned this week. The March 2021 American Rescue Plan … Read more

Crime Could Elect a Republican in New York

Crime Could Elect a Republican in New York

I think we all have a sense of where this is going. People are alarmed at the cost of things. They are afraid of crime. They don’t like what they see of the schools. These are personal, intimate issues. They have to do with how you live your life. You don’t want to be the … Read more

Music and the Mob – WSJ

Music and the Mob – WSJ

The most terrifying moment I know in Western music is the gathering of the mob in the third act of Benjamin Britten’s 1945 opera, “ Peter Grimes, ” set to open at the Metropolitan Opera on Oct. 16. More than any other, that scene shows how easily human anger and fear can triumph over truth. … Read more

Leaked L.A. City Council Audio Exposes the Racial Underbelly of Local Politics

Leaked L.A. City Council Audio Exposes the Racial Underbelly of Local Politics

The ground shakes periodically in Southern California, but Los Angeles has rarely experienced a political earthquake as sudden and severe as the one that rocked City Hall this week. The release of a secret recording of top Latino officials making racially disparaging remarks has claimed the careers of at least two of the city’s most … Read more

Biden Goes After Gig Workers

Biden Goes After Gig Workers

Passengers wait for Uber ride-share cars after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 10. Photo: DAVID SWANSON/REUTERS The labor market is cooling while more Americans are using side hustles like driving for Uber to cope with rising prices. Yet now the Biden Administration is declaring war on the so-called gig economy and … Read more

Biden, Venezuela and the Oil Dictators

Biden, Venezuela and the Oil Dictators

The Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) El Palito refinery in El Palito, Venezuela, March 9. Photo: Manaure Quintero/Bloomberg News The madness of the Biden Administration’s energy policy has been horrifying to watch, like a car crash except all Americans are passengers. The latest bizarre twist is that the White House may ease sanctions on Venezuela … Read more

Michael Bloomberg’s Charitable Gift to Donald Trump

Michael Bloomberg’s Charitable Gift to Donald Trump

Is Michael Bloomberg trying to make Donald Trump president again? You have to wonder after the New York billionaire last month rolled out a putatively philanthropic climate campaign called Beyond Petrochemicals. Its aim is to kill more than 120 planned U.S. petrochemical projects. Is destroying tens of thousands of good-paying jobs Mr. Bloomberg’s idea of … Read more