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Let’s Bust Some 21st Century Trusts

Mark Pulliam Sep. 5, 2017, 7:09pm

During the Gilded Age, so-called “captains of industry” such as Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan led an industrial revolution that transformed the nation with technological innovation, creating for Americans unparalleled improvements in the average standard of living and amassing great personal fortunes in the process. The spectacular success—and enormous power—of these newly minted tycoons earned them the sobriquet “Robber Baron,” even as their ruthless business tactics, such as Rockefeller’s cartelization of the oil industry through trusts, fostered new laws to regulate anti-competitive business practices, notably the 1890 Sherman Act. These measures are called “antitrust” laws, an often-forgotten tribute to the dynastic Standard Oil Trust, which at its peak controlled the refining of 90 to 95 percent of all oil produced in the United States.

If Republicans Really Want to Drain the Swamp, Here’s How to Do It

By: Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ron DeSantis Dec. 14, 2016, 3:43pm

On Election Day, the American people made a resounding call to “drain the swamp” that is modern Washington. Yet on Capitol Hill, we seem mired in the same cycle of complacency: The game hasn’t changed, and the players remain the same. Thankfully, there’s a solution available that, while stymied by the permanent political class, enjoys broad public support: congressional term limits.

SCOTUS to reviews transgender teen’s bathroom discrimination case

Michelle de Leon Nov. 23, 2016, 1:22pm

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to make a decision on the socially divisive issue of bathroom policy involving transgender rights. The outcome of this deliberation is anticipated to affect not only the parties of the case, but also those fighting the same battles across the country.