, The Wall Street Journal
When the city comes for your home-based business
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

Chandler, Ariz.—a city of some 250,000 southeast of Phoenix—describes itself as “built on entrepreneurial spirit.” You could forgive Kim O’Neil for not buying it.

Ms. O’Neil and her…

, Techdirt
Everything that’s wrong with social media companies and big tech platforms, part 3
Mike Godwin

I’ve written two installments in this series (part 1 is here and part 2 is here). And while I could probably turn itemizing complaints about social-media companies into a perpetual gig somewhere…

, Washington Post
Why was the Peter Strzok hearing such a circus? Because Congress wanted it that way.
Casey Burgat

Last week, FBI agent Peter Strzok sat before two House committees for 10 contentious hours as Republican lawmakers accused him of partisan bias in his work in the FBI. Observers of all political…

, Orange County Register
Do offensive social media posts impugn the justice system?
Steven Greenhut

The investigation of a San Bernardino County gang prosecutor accused of making some disturbing social-media posts has understandably become national news because of what it could imply about the…

, Weekly Standard
A modest proposal
Andy Smarick

In 1945, the Austrian economist and public intellectual F.A. Hayek published an article on “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” It was a response to those advocating for planned economies, but its…

, The Newport Daily News
Well-Intended state law will not stem tide of opiate deaths
Jesse Kelley

Everyone’s heart breaks for the victims of opiate overdoses and the families left behind to mourn lost loved ones. But Kristen’s Law – which would make it a felony, punishable by life in…

, The Virginian-Pilot
Virginia frees the hair braiders
C. Jarrett Dieterle

THIS MONTH, hair braiders in Virginia will officially no longer have to worry about obtaining a government permission slip to work in the state. Recent legislation formally changes state law to…

, The American Spectator
Can California GOP reignite a tax revolt?
Steven Greenhut

The fate of Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives might come down to this simple question: Are enough California voters angry enough about the recently passed tax increase on gas…

, The Hill
Public-private investment for agriculture research is a winning approach
Caroline Kitchens

Now that both the U.S. House and Senate have passed their respective versions of the so-called “farm bill,” it appears likely that President Donald Trump will be able to sign the legislation before…

, The Atlantic
What I know about Kavanaugh’s discretion
Paul Rosenzweig

Perhaps the best way to tell something about judges is by looking at what they do when they have discretion to act. Their exercise of judgment involves two distinct decisions—when and in what…