Carl Horowitz

Posted August 09, 2008

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is a network of nonprofit community groups formed nearly 40 years ago on the premise that banks, corporations and insurance companies, immersed in greed, have kept poor and predominantly minority neighborhoods desperate.

Posted June 28, 2008

The most defining aspect of our daily national life, beyond the inevitable rah-rah of the presidential campaign, has been soaring crude oil prices, the most visible manifestation of which is $4 per gallon-plus prices at the retail gasoline pump.

Posted May 12, 2008

It takes no great insight to grasp the symbolism behind Reverend Al Sharpton's choice of Memphis as the site to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King this past April.

Posted March 29, 2008

Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs has a gentlemanly demeanor seemingly at odds with his profession as a take-no-prisoners trial litigator.

Posted February 16, 2008

"To serve God's law, one must break man's law." There's nothing new about this principle. Men throughout the ages have fought, killed and died for it.

Posted January 05, 2008

If American unionism can be summarized in one word, it would be "solidarity." A desire for unbreakable collective unity is pretty much why organized labor organizes in the first place.

Posted November 17, 2007

People generally hold two views of William Lerach, the flamboyant, high-powered San Diego attorney who's made a mint representing investors in class-action suits against many of the nation's largest corporations.

Posted October 30, 2007

Times had been tough for a while for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other self-proclaimed civil-rights spokesmen.

Posted October 05, 2007

The legal profession, unfortunately, does obsess over plagiarism complaints, a legacy of a nearly-forgotten Tin Pan Alley eccentric named Ira Arnstein. During the mid-1930s, Arnstein had become convinced that major pop songwriters, including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, had been ripping off his work. During 1936-46 he brought forth not less than five plagiarism lawsuits.

Posted September 18, 2007

That labor unions have become champions of the right of illegal immigrants to remain in this country is hardly news. Back in 2000, the AFL-CIO, pushed by its president, John Sweeney, issued a statement supporting unconditional amnesty for illegal workers and their families.

Posted August 25, 2007

For most of this decade the Left has been riding a wave of popular discontent over highly-publicized corporate corruption, rarely wasting an opportunity to point out scandals at Enron, Tyco, WorldCom and other major companies. That more than once their officials have been carted away to federal prison confirms the progressives' conviction that capitalism desperately needs moral therapy

Posted July 14, 2007

If prostitution is the world's oldest profession, then corporate diversity training has to rank as one of the nastiest as well as newest. And it's considerably less honest. At least with a prostitute, a customer usually knows what he's getting in advance. A diversity trainer, on the other hand, is full of surprises -- at least for unsuspecting white employees. And they're not very pleasant surprises at that.

Posted May 20, 2007

Enforceable property rights are the basis of any functioning market economy. Manufacturers and sellers, whether of appliances, books, clothing, software, films or prescription drugs, must have confidence that their merchandise won't be stolen outright or subject to unauthorized copying. The latter possibility is the reason for patent and copyright laws.

Posted April 07, 2007

Amusement parks for more than a century have been part of our national identity. They're fun, romantic, and more than once have inspired great rock n' roll; think of the Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen and Freddie Cannon. For a long time, Chuck Berry ran his own park. Such thoughts seem to recur around this time of year, as amusement parks from coast to coast open their gates. By summer's end, tens of millions of American adults, teens and kids will have had a great time. Cool fun translates into cold cash, and not just in the U.S. Annual amusement/water park revenues worldwide now exceed $20 billion.

Posted February 17, 2007

Nobody has ever accused government of lacking imagination when it comes to raising revenue. And flying under the radar screen for nearly a year has been a pending federal rule change whose effect will be to lighten the wallets of certain smokers.

Posted January 02, 2007

For nearly four years a worldwide network of Leftist activists has been trying to blacken the name of The Coca-Cola Company.

Posted November 11, 2006

Few things grate against one's sensibilities than the image of someone getting something for nothing. Unless it's a gift, "theft" is a word that often comes to mind.

Posted September 23, 2006

What if restaurants throughout this country were too scared of a lawsuit to sell foods deemed fattening?