Bad public relations.
WALTER OLSON: Let’s Demilitarize The Regulatory Agencies, Too. “Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has introduced a bill called the Regulatory Agency Demilitarization Act, citing such unsettling developments as a U.S. Department of Agriculture solicitation for submachine guns. Show More Summary
JASON RILEY: “Let’s not pretend” our morgues are full of black men because of cops.
A REDISTRIBUTIVE GOVERNMENT IS INHERENTLY A GOVERNMENT THAT SIDES WITH SOME CITIZENS AGAINST OTHERS: The Sinestro Theory of The Administrative State. “Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed a decline in the level of trust in government, and a rise in distrust, to levels unprecedented in American history. But to think this is an entirely new [...]
Housing remains a frequent topic of discussion for people in North Dakota. Most of the discussion falls under the heading of “affordability”, a suitably vague term essentially guaranteeing little to no progress on the issue, if it is a problem at all. What is the affordability issue? My suspicion is that people are thinking of...
TEN THINGS you didn’t know your Mac could do.
IT’S COME TO THIS: Austin American-Statesman Destroys Democrats’ Narrative on the Perry Indictment. The Austin American-Statesman isn’t prone to destroying Democrats’ narratives, so that’s a big deal.
Delay: Indictment a "conspiracy" to abuse power.
Ferguson Shooting Triggers A Too-Familiar Misinformation Cascade
Remember how so many jihadists take up arms or volunteer as suicide bombers because they think it’s a one way ticket to a glorious heaven with 72 virgins awaiting them? Well, the Kurds have found a great way to demoralize those jihadists...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Events in Ferguson, Missouri prompted Rand Paul to denounce the “militarization” of local American police forces. In the context of Ferguson, Paul’s complaint makes little sense. However, it echoed a theme that more thoughtful libertarians have been presenting for some time. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) I know Democrats can’t be embarrassed. When I refer to “an embarrassment of Democrats,” I am trying to capture the natural reaction of average Americans to the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the embarrassment of Democrats (as I call them) seeking higher office this November. Show More Summary
"Talk to a junior or senior about whether marijuana use shaves a couple points off their SATs, and they will listen to you."
Cows. Their social lives are complicated: The calves have the strongest social contacts while feeding on hay rather than on grain. This is probably because cattle spend longer feeding on hay to re-ruminate having eaten grain. DuringShow More Summary
IN THE MAIL: Slow Train to Arcturus. Plus, today only at Amazon: 50% off Lily Pulitzer. And, also today only: Up to 77% Off a Scotch Laminator and Laminating Pouches.
A reader pointed me to what he called "A very intellectually dishonest column by Catherine Rampell of the Wash Post," and I'm stuck on the second sentence. A convoluted, thoroughly unsexy rash moving through the country.I think Rampell's...Show More Summary
TAXPROF ROUNDUP: The IRS Scandal, Day 467.
NEW YORK TIMES: We Hate Rick Perry Because He’s An Evil Republican And Stuff, But This Indictment Is Still Ridiculous And Wrong.