Presidential contender Cruz’s sojourn at the FTC

While many media portraits of presidential contender Senator Ted Cruz depict him as an abrasive ideologue, he was not perceived that way at all during his tenure at the Federal Trade Commission.

The Texas Republican, who ran the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning from July 2001 to January 2003, was a strong advocate of free markets and limits on governmental restrictions of competition. Those who worked with him painted a picture …

Jim Hood: A Democratic AG makes waves in Dixie

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood chuckles when asked how he has managed to be the only Democrat elected to statewide office in the Magnolia State and one of only a …

Neil Averitt commentary: Help! We’ve lost the instruction manual!

Does anybody around here remember how to govern a country?

Sometimes it seems not. The latest worry is Judge Amit Mehta’s procedural decision in Sysco-US Foods. That lets defense counsel discover …

Head-scratching persists in the Phoebe Putney aftermath

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent decision to capitulate rather than to continue its challenge of the hospital merger between Phoebe Putney Health System and Palmyra Park Hospital, its only competitor …

New book probes rise in activism among attorneys general

State attorneys general are often overlooked figures in American politics. They are frequently and dismissively viewed as aspiring governors looking first to advancing their own political careers and only second …

ICANN wants FTC to rule on ‘.sucks’ in domain name

The entity that regulates Internet names wants the Federal Trade Commission to decide whether the behavior of the “.sucks” domain owner is sucky.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers …

FTC economics bureau decides against recommending lawsuit to block Reynolds-Lorillard

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The Federal Trade Commission’s economists have decided …