The Corner

Live from the Supreme Court

SCOTUS is hearing oral arguments today in a couple of cases, not least of which is Mass. v EPA, where a bunch of Attorneys General and green environmental groups are suing EPA to get them to recognize they need to regulate carbon dioxide because of the damages already being caused by global warming.  That, of course, would mean EPA regulating energy use in a highly intrusive fashion.  CEI’s General Counsel, Sam Kazman, reports that the justices gave both sides a hard time, but predicts that the plaintiffs will probably lose on Standing grounds, and opens the possibility that the Court might further restrict standing in environmental cases, which would probably be a very good thing.

Most Popular

PC Culture

‘White Women’ Becomes a Disparaging Term

Using “white men” as a putdown is no longer extreme enough for the Left. Now it is moving on to doing the same for “white women.” How rapidly this transpired. It was less than two years ago that the approximately 98.7 percent of white women working in media who were openly rooting for Hillary Clinton ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Beatification of Beto

The media’s treatment of Texas Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke wasn’t the most egregiously unfair coverage of the past year -- that would be the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh -- but it ranks among 2018’s most annoying. The endless glowing profiles of O’Rourke in every publication from Vanity Fair to ... Read More
Elections

The Odds Are Slim to Nunes

When the history of the 2018 midterms is written, there will be a chapter on missed opportunities for Democrats. Some may wonder if they should have spent so much money supporting Beto O’Rourke in Texas, or whether Heidi Heitkamp was doomed from the start in North Dakota. One painful question for progressives ... Read More