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The Big Policy Question Positive-Libertarians Can Answer

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  The Week ran an article yesterday with a provocative title: “The Big Policy Question Libertarians Can’t Answer.” That question is apparently “What to do about poor children?” The basic argument is this:… Continue reading

US Sentencing Commission votes unanimously to reduce sentences of nonviolent drug offenders retroactively

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  The U.S. Sentencing Commission has passed a measure that will reduce sentences for nonviolent drug offenders in federal prisons.  These reductions will be applied retroactively.  As the Wall Street Journal reports: The… Continue reading

Populations of Regulation — Intro

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“Regulation” is a topic that surfaces often in contemporary American political debate. Typically one finds Republican lawmakers in stark, total opposition to regulation, whereas the opposite tendency is found in Democrats, who tend… Continue reading

New York City Arrests Subway Dancers

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New York City police have begun cracking down on subway dancers under the justification of “quality of life violations.” This is part of a general quality of life campaign conducted by Police Commissioner… Continue reading

SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling isn’t about Religious Freedom vs. Access to Care. It’s about the Individual and Employer Mandates.

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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that under the protection of the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), for-profit corporations that are “closely held” may not be forced by the… Continue reading

Response from the Webs: Is the Drone War “Total” War?

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Our recent post, Is the Drone War “Total” War? was shared last week on two different feeds on Reddit. I thought it would be fun to share some of the comments from the… Continue reading

Is the Drone War “Total” War?

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We tend to think of the use of drones as a limited form of warfare. It makes sense — after all, we are not faced with daily images of destruction and climbing American… Continue reading

FDA rules that cheeses may not be aged on wooden boards.

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  The FDA has begun moving against artisan cheese makers who employ wooden surfaces for aging their cheeses. Monica Metz, Branch Chief of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said in… Continue reading

Cartoon: Peace Prize Proposal

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