Daily Archive: May 5, 2010

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Will the Tories take back 10 Downing Street?

I’ve been watching the lead up to the parliamentary elections in the UK fairly closely. I only caught bits of the three debates, and at the end of the day I’m rooting for Cameron...

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De-Prioritizing Drug Law Enforcement

The disturbing video of the puppycide SWAT raid in Missouri has, not surprisingly, generated a lot of discussion in short order.  One of the things I argued in my original post was that the...

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Remember when Facebook wasn’t evil?

“My interpretation of Facebook: What if I told you that you could tell a private company all your interests and friends…. for free?!” –Adam Kotsko Well, I hope all of our readers who use...

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A farewell to supply-side economics

Writing in National Review, Kevin Williamson lays waste the ‘magical thinking’ of supply-siders and the notion that somehow tax cuts will completely pay for themselves. There’s a great deal of really excellent stuff in...

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What Tyranny Looks and Sounds Like

This video, and in particular the audio, needs to be distributed far and wide.  It should be on every evening news broadcast tonight.  It depicts what real, actual tyranny looks like, and how it...

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Miranda Made Clear

Orin Kerr covers much the same ground that I tried to cover with my post yesterday, but does a far better job of explaining why there’s no reason to get in a rage about...

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Gary Johnson 2012

On Twitter today, Roger Ebert said of Gary Johnson: “The part I don’t understand: Why is this man a Republican?” A better question is – why isn’t the Republican Party more like Gary Johnson?...

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Disch, the Tea Parties, and the City

Here’s a good essay on Thomas Disch, the acclaimed (and slightly crazed) science fiction author. Disch is was an interesting character for all sorts of reasons, but his disdain for rural populism and cosmopolitan...

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