Throughout the pandemic, Americans were assured that public policy was “following the science.” Information revealed by a government watchdog group this week suggests that as always with politics, it’s critical to follow the money.
In the wake of the NBA agreeing to play games in the United Arab Emirates, it is my hope that Florida governor Ron DeSantis will call on Disney to demand that its ESPN subsidiary cancel its contract with the basketball league. In the UAE, homosexuality is punishable by death and abortion is also a criminal offense.
Reading the recent New York Times hit job on FOX News host Tucker Carlson I was reminded of the prescient brilliance of Paddy Chayefsky, who wrote the screenplay for the 1976 movie Network. Chayefsky not only envisioned the rise of Carlson, but he also foresaw the diminished influence of the New York Times.
In acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk has laid bare the truth about those who espouse “stakeholder capitalism” the loudest and validated his claim that ESG, or socially responsible investing, is the “Devil Incarnate.”
That Detroit attorney Paul Novak is representing California in a bellwether opioid trial Monday in San Francisco involving multiple drug makers and pharmacies, including Walgreens and Teva, shouldn’t come as a surprise. Novak is a former assistant Michigan attorney general, and if you’re not a fan of the pricing and marketing practices of pharmaceutical companies, you’ll love this guy.
Michigan is chock full of A-team lawyers, and for nearly four decades had the most respected attorney general in the nation. The great lawyers are still there, but Dana Nessel has sullied the AG’s office.
For those tired of corporate wokeness and enjoy people who have been wronged get their due, there is much to be grateful for these days. Disney, Netflix, CNN, The Intercept, and Houston Methodist Hospital have all been served their just desserts.