The case heard Tuesday on the extreme government measure is one of the most advanced of the cases in litigation, and may well be the landmark case that reaffirms or overrules Jacobson.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer flipped on his position over Puerto Rican statehood this week, declaring his opposition to the idea after endorsing it.
With a few brave exceptions, the Republican response to this onslaught has thus far been the equivalent of bringing notes of apology to their political hangings.
On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez’s choice to wear the Puerto Rican flag seemed to be a flashpoint for the geopolitically misinformed.
Students are urging both universities to forgo endowments stemming from fossil fuels and demanding pressure on financiers to cancel Puerto Rico’s debt.
The Oversight Board has failed in their mandate to assist the Puerto Rico government in achieving fiscal responsibility. Board members believe their role does not include addressing corruption.
Massive protests broke out five days ago when almost 900 pages of private messages between Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his top officials were leaked.
Given that Puerto Rico is just recently standing up better fiscal accountability, now is the time taxpayers need the Puerto Rico Oversight Board doing the job Congress gave them to do.
Not one more dime in funding should be sent to Puerto Rico until it gets its political house in order, either of its own accord or by the Trump administration forcing systematic change.
Christian Sobrino, chief advisor to the governor of Puerto Rico, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the biggest political and financial challenges the island is facing.
The dramatic and tragic end of Roberto Clemente’s career capped a story that is uniquely American and uniquely baseball.
The Puerto Rican governor’s office put out a call for mainland commercial drivers willing to help. Unfortunately, the capacity of bureaucrats to stifle selfless service is disturbingly strong.
An island already exhausted and resource-depleted from rendering aid to neighboring islands was now the target of a catastrophic storm, the likes of which hadn’t been seen there since 1928.
Repealing the Jones Act would be an epic disaster for the U.S. maritime industry, threaten the U.S. environment and workers’ safety, and critically wound our preparedness for global conflict.
The Jones Act is a stupid regulation that becomes more obviously stupid in the face of a humanitarian crisis. Waive it for Puerto Rico, then destroy it in Congress.
Just three days after his inauguration, President Trump reinstated a policy that keeps $607.5 million from international organizations that promote or perform abortions.
Papal connivance with the commutation of Oscar Lopez-Rivera’s sentence was not spontaneous. Francis’ mercy-mongering on his behalf lasted more than a year.
The president’s action carries the same unavoidable whiff of playing identity politics with a key voting bloc of the Democratic Party.
There are many winners and losers in any potential restructuring of Puerto Rico, and it’s important to understand who’s advising whom and what their incentives are.
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