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Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
The fact that politicians get highly-attentive security guards — while school kids get a cut-rate version of security — is revealing.
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How to Kill 300,000 Americans with Opioids

HealthLegal System

Blog02/17/2018
If someone wanted to kill thousands of Americans through opioid addiction, they couldn't do much better than America's current drug policies.
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Guilt by Musical Association

Big GovernmentLegal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog02/17/2018
If the feds can vilify Deadheads and Juggalos, it could be only a question of time before Washington also tars bluegrass fans or Phish followers.
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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.
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Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/15/2018

High-quality security is apparently still not a priority for many parents whose demonstrated preferences show otherwise.

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E-Verify Threatens Us All

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog02/13/2018
E-Verify could be used to punish anyone who displeases the government, from immigrants to homeschoolers to gun owners.
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What the FBI/FISA Memo Really Tells Us About Our Government

Cronyism and CorporatismLegal SystemStrategy

Blog02/05/2018
Both parties suppressed evidence of FBI abuse of the FISA process until after the FISA Amendments Act could be re-authorized.
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How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/05/2018
The Wright brothers spent most of their post-1903 careers suing other inventors who were doing the much-needed work of improving airplane technology.
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Law Enforcement Is Not the Same Thing as Security

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2018
As government grows, more people are identifying certain law enforcement obligations as, to them, morally questionable, if not outright immoral.
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Before Roe v. Wade, Abortion Had Always Been a State and Local Matter

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/24/2018
In the late 19th century, anti-abortion activists went to state legislatures for restrictions, while the federal government was mostly ignored.
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