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

What the Television We Watch Can Tell Us About Our Politics: West Wing versus House of Cards

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In 1999, NBC premiered Aaron Sorkin’s new series The West Wing, a television show that follows the life of fictional President Josiah Bartlet and his staff. It was two years before 9/11, and… Continue reading

Part I: Ships Passing in the Night

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This is the second installment of a series of long-form essays on race, history and politics. Previous installments can be found here: Prologue Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I… 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

I’m a Libertarian Who Supports Obamacare — Here’s Why.

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As a libertarian, I’m pretty big on limits to government power and highly supportive of freedom and personal privacy. However, I’m also reasonable when it comes to  laws and policies necessary for the… Continue reading

Prologue: Our Shared, Forgotten Past

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The record is there for all to read. It resounds all over the world. It might as well be written in the sky. One wishes that Americans…would read, for their own sakes, this… Continue reading

Friday Roundup!

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Happy weekend friends! Here’s what Jeremy and I read this week. Also, bonus political cartoon! (h/t to Brian Cook): Jeremy’s Picks Hour long Q&A with Ralph Nader on how Progressives and Libertarians are… Continue reading