Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the former US Airways pilot who successfully landed his airliner in the Hudson River after it lost both of its engines to a flock of Canada geese, is justifiably a celebrated American figure. He was even portrayed by one of America’s most celebrated actors, Tom Hanks, in Sully, a critical and commercial success, […]
Marc Scribner is a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
Ten years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision upholding the City of New London, Connecticut’s “right” to condemn Connecticut homeowners’ properties, transfer them to a state-created entity called the New London Development Corporation, which would then transfer those properties to a private developer of a planned mixed-use redevelopment project aimed at […]
It was the 1970s and Britain was the “sick man of Europe.” Labor unions had toppled one Conservative government and were bullying the existing Labour Party one. Then came the “Winter of Discontent,” when strike after strike by government employee unions left the dead unburied and garbage piled high in the streets. But that led […]
It’s no surprise that 60 percent of Americans, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling for the leftist Daily Kos website, think that the current Congress is the worst ever. Of course, we don’t expect the Daily Kos to note that most of the problem comes from an obstructionist Senate leadership that refuses […]