Lawsuit Frivolity

Lawsuit Frivolity

Anyone who thought we would escape pandemic year election 2020 without maximum self-inflicted agony has not been paying attention. Naturally, lawyers have added a heapin-helpin. That a judge is throwing out Republican lawsuits in Pennsylvania that contest the election...

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Oppressor *And* Savior

Oppressor *And* Savior

The New York Times, the Gray Lady, the former bastion of proper journalism, where legendary editor Abe Rosenthal maintained an iron wall between news and opinion, has become a full-on apparatus of the Democratic Party machine and leftist politics. In other news, water...

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Inconvenience, or Devastation?

Inconvenience, or Devastation?

Editors Note: This article is a follow-up to The Politics of Lockdowns, which explores politicians' motives and motivations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on in the COVID crisis, many warned that this fall would bring a second wave of infections, as...

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The Politics of Lockdowns

The Politics of Lockdowns

Conspicuous Action. Those two words encapsulate a politician's default response to any crisis (or "crisis" - many dubbed as such do not, considered rationally, deserve that level of emphasis), with the effects or efficacy of the action of secondary relevance. Doing...

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The Power Makes The Bully

The Power Makes The Bully

Most Americans agree that we are in a culture war, and most probably agree that temperature is rising. Many see a real possibility of a systemic disruption, despite it being the most enduring political arrangement in the world. With both sides of the political divide...

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Will They Listen?

Will They Listen?

Election day finally came and went. The final outcome of the Presidential contest appears to still be several days away, and perhaps weeks if we get into recounts and contested balloting, but at this juncture, it's more likely than not that Joe Biden will be taking...

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Care Before Crisis

Care Before Crisis

A common theme, in looking at America's galaxy of ills in the fall of 2020 is that we are moving from being a high trust society into a low trust one. Low trust societies have all sorts of problems, but they boil down to the fact that trust is a lubricant, and less...

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That’s Rich

That’s Rich

Much mockery has been made of young socialists in America decrying and denouncing capitalism using social media on their iPhones. Deservedly so - these youngsters routinely fail to realize that the reason their lives are so good, so easy, and so full of the free time...

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Sending A Message

Sending A Message

Election Day approacheth. In every iteration since, oh, about 1984, I've viewed its advent with a mix of resignation and detachment. Not apathy - I had and have a strong interest in who'll win and how the political landscape will change as a result, but I've long...

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Principled Rejection

Principled Rejection

As I've noted ad nauseam on these pages, too many libertarians love, love, LOVE to denounce each other. More so, even, than their denouncement of non-libertarians of both the Left and the Right. It's shallow moral preening, virtue-signaling, attention-grabbing,...

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Weighing Policies

Weighing Policies

"Mixed bag." A phrase I've used more times than I can count in reference to the Trump administration's policies and actions of these past four years. There are things to like, there are things to dislike, and there are things to hate, and that's wholly apart from his...

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“Don’t Believe Them”

“Don’t Believe Them”

Being an Internet political warrior, I've accrued a number of virtual friends and acquaintances (a subset of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting 'IRL,' as the kids say). Among them are a sheaf of never-Trump conservatives who've declared support for and intent to...

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Compromised Parties At War

Compromised Parties At War

I recently wrote of how our major political parties have become compromised by their cynical transactions, and how that state of compromise means that they both occupy the same solution space on many major areas of public policy. This includes militarism: there is...

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RIP, Fourth Estate

RIP, Fourth Estate

A funny thing happened on the way to the election. The Press, the Fourth Estate, the Commentariat, the watchdogs who work to keep government honest, an element of a free society deemed so vital to its continued liberty, decided of its own volition to become a state...

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A Taste of Things To Come

A Taste of Things To Come

George Orwell wrote of a world run by unaccountable Ministries that told people the words to use and the thoughts to think, that controlled behavior, and punished dissent ruthlessly and mercilessly. "Orwellian" has entered our lexicon, and we find example after...

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The Truth About Taxes

The Truth About Taxes

Joe Biden, if elected President, is going to raise taxes. Many (most?) people who plan to vote for him want him to do so. Of course, when they say "Joe's going to raise taxes," they really mean "Joe's not going to raise my taxes, he's going to take money from other...

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Where Are The Reforms?

Where Are The Reforms?

Seven months ago today, Breonna Taylor was killed by police in a drug raid gone wrong. One hundred forty-one days ago today, George Floyd suffocated to death under a police officer's knee. The former was highlighted by the latter, and the latter spawned protests all...

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