Yesterday The New York Times Magazine plunged into peak oil hysteria: the belief not only that the planet's oil production is declining, which may or may not be true, but that the law of supply and demand is going out the window too. In the real world, gradually increasing prices are a signal encouraging consumers to conserve and entrepreneurs to invest in alternative sources of energy. On Planet Peak Oil, we wake up one morning and discover that the world's petroleum has disappeared overnight, in some ecological equivalent of the Rapture.
Plus: Attacks on Saudi Arabia unlikely to raise U.S. oil prices
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
Pending restrictions on vaping products in Michigan and New York are based on an alarmingly broad understanding of the executive branch's "public health" authority.
Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Selling $31 of Marijuana Lands Back in Jail for Court Fees
Fines continued to pile up for almost a decade.