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by | Sep 12, 2022

The combination of class action lawsuits and contingency fee payment arrangements has reached its apotheosis in today’s mass tort system. Not only is this flawed system harming American business to the tune of well over $300 billion annually, but it…

by | Nov 30, 2021

Tragedy is a gift from the gods to men. I am not talking about the tragedy of the tragic poets. I am talking about the tragedy that, from time to time, all men are condemned to undergo. But the gods…

by | Sep 1, 2021

In Empire of Pain, Patrick Radden Keefe compellingly narrates the story of the Sacklers and their connection to the opioid epidemic through OxyContin, the drug that the Sacklers’ pharmaceutical business devised, created, and marketed. Keefe’s epic has it all: money,…

by | May 19, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 6,494 pounds of fentanyl in the first four months of 2021. This is much higher than the 4,776 pounds seized in all of 2020. While it is impressive that CBP has removed this…

by | Aug 7, 2020

Following the death of George Floyd, a nationwide campaign is claiming that all police officers are racists who disproportionately kill African Americans. But now more than ever, police officers are the front line in protecting our communities and saving lives. …

by | Oct 16, 2018

It is without doubt one of the most powerful documentary films out there. The subject: “The drugs your kids don’t know they’re taking — a documentary about open borders and the cartels crossing them to kill our kids.” Not in…

by | Apr 5, 2018

I need to disclose two very private facts. They are not causally related. First, when I was in my mid-teens, my girlfriend had an abortion. Second, I am an occasional user of pain management drugs such as morphine and oxycodone,…

by | Dec 22, 2017

For the first time in more than a half century, life expectancy declined for two consecutive years in the United States. The CDC reports that “accidental injuries” rising to third on the list of killer categories helped account for the…

by | Nov 13, 2017

An aphorism much favored by my fellow dipsomaniacs goes thus: “Dogs are smarter than people. A dog won’t eat or drink anything that has made him sick in the past.” In other words, fill up Fido’s water bowl with Booker’s,…

by | Nov 13, 2017

The New Yorker’s  Patrick Radden Keefe tries to blame a drug company for the current opiate epidemic. His piece nicely illustrates the government’s malfeasance, but Keefe puts the blame elsewhere. Tucked in the middle of the report, though, is this…

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