On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.
The idea of liberty, when truly understood, invites and even obligates us to respect the liberty of others. Yet, as we so often see, the most exalted virtues in the world can give rise to practical vices.
Retail gasoline in the U.S. fell to the lowest level in a year as refineries restored production and stockpiles rose to an eight-month high, blunting criticism of President Barack Obama’s energy policies.
Retail gasoline in the U.S. fell below year-earlier levels for a fifth week after oil futures in New York touched a six-month low, dragged down by concern that Europe’s debt troubles will curb fuel demand.