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WALTER OLSON: Let’s Demilitarize The Regulatory Agencies, Too. “Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) has in…

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….

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:…

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 [...]

David Flynn: Housing “Affordability” Not Necessarily a Sign of a Housing Problem

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...

IT’S COME TO THIS: Austin American-Statesman Destroys Democrats’ Narrative on the Perry Indictmen…

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.

Kurds Sending All-Female Units to Battle ISIS Because Jihadists Think If They’re Killed by a Woman They Won’t Go to Heaven

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

Study: Excessive use of force by police is “very rare”

(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

An embarrassment of Democrats: Grimes edition

(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

"You have to focus on brain maturation... This generation of kids wants good brains; they want to get into better schools."

"Talk to a junior or senior about whether marijuana use shaves a couple points off their SATs, and they will listen to you."

But Then You Totally Knew This, Didn't 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. An…

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 rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country."

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

NEW YORK TIMES: We Hate Rick Perry Because He’s An Evil Republican And Stuff, But This Indictment I…

NEW YORK TIMES: We Hate Rick Perry Because He’s An Evil Republican And Stuff, But This Indictment Is Still Ridiculous And Wrong.

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