Daily Archive: December 10, 2012


Conservatives’ Jim DeMint Problem

In service of defending his proposition that departing far-right Senator Jim DeMint is a “hero” whose record is one libertarians should celebrate, Washington Examiner‘s Tim Carney makes an argument that many on the left’ll find surprisingly agreeable....



Mike Schilling tinkers with Tolkien.


Taxpayer-Directed Welfare

by James Hanley Way back when I was in graduate school, a couple of my students started talking to me about their experiences in student government. Their chief complaint was that they had no...


Considering the Corruption of Charitable Sentiments

Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on Charity. Here is the introductory post for the Symposium. Here is a list of all posts so far. When THQ, a company which publishes...


Two Lesser Known Freedom of Speech Cases

When I was a kid, maybe eight years old, I asked my father “Why don’t doctors advertise?”  My fathers answer, as best I can recall, was that doctors had, as a profession, decided that...


The Arab Winter: amateur hour in Cairo

Precis: Egypt’s new constitution is a contradictory mess. Mohamed Morsi has made an autocratic botch of his slim mandate. The Egyptian military council (SCAF) bides its time, appointing regional governors, conducting secret trials, its...