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Americans Don’t Drive

Americans are a passive people - much as they like to imagine themselves vigorous, decisive and independent. They like to watch football. And they certainly don't do much more than that...

The Bailout

In Washington, they always try to announce unpleasantness during the off-hours (weekends, holidays and such) so that - hopefully - the stink will be less noticed. In Detroit, too. The recent announcement of...

Such a Deal!

Toyota might want to consider packing up the plug-in version of its Prius hybrid and sending it off to the Land of Unwanted Toys. Though the regular Prius is popular, the plug-in...

Your Brother’s Keeper

In Connecticut, prosecutors are beta-testing a new legal doctrine: That a person can be held criminally responsible for the actions of other people. The case at issue (see here) involves two teenage...

Officer Safety . . .

If it is reasonable - justifiable - for a cop to base every interaction with a citizen on the presumption that the citizen might be a threat to his "safety," isn't...

What Republicans Won’t Ever Say About Obamacare

I keep getting forwarded e-mails from "conservative Republicans" moaning about Obamacare. Of course, none challenge the ethical idea behind it - this notion that people have a right to medical care...

The Corn Lobby Loses One . . . Maybe

Every once in awhile, some good news. Maybe. The Environmental Protection Agency - usually strident, ideological and unreasonable - has suggested doing something reasonable: It has proposed reducing the total amount (and the...

The “War” on Some “Drugs”

I recently posted a video news story (see here) about a slightly built man with Down's Syndrome who had his colostomy bag ripped from his body (and suffered a beat-down by...

Good Works?

A reader asks: "Why is it per se wrong to work for the government? Let’s say you’re working as a firefighter. Or a teacher (presuming you aren’t indoctrinating your students with statism,...

Why Don’t Cops Ever Enforce (Or Even Know) “The Law”?

Troll around YouTube (or read the news, even casually) and you will readily come across examples of cops who don't know the law - and enforce their own conception of it...
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