The reaction to the Skilling sentence reduction has been almost uniformly negative. That is regrettable because there were serious problems with Skilling’s conviction.
Just before this latest scandals avalanche, President Barack Obama urged a class of imminent college escapees – I mean graduates – to: “Reject these voices” who “incessantly warn of government[...]
Suffice it to say that – four decades after Watergate – nothing much has changed when it comes to the abuse of Executive Branch power, and the famous dictum of Lord Acton remains true: power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
With nearly a year’s worth of exclusive reporting on Obama’s green-energy crony-corruption scandal, you might think we’ve covered them all—but the hits just keep on coming. This week Fisker is[...]
Heartland‘s Steve Stanek speaks with Randall Holcombe, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University and Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute. Economics professor and author Randall Holcombe explains[...]
The state of Illinois is in trouble. We’re the California of the Midwest — and it’s not because we have lovely beaches. We’re moving faster every day to becoming the same[...]
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty today on 17 of 20 counts in his corruption trial in federal court. Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs at Heartland,[...]
Major news outlets are reporting that some New York City workers have admitted intentionally crippling the city by doing a lousyjob — and sometimes doing nothing — to plow away[...]