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Cops Dump 10 Rounds Into 82yo Partially Deaf Man Because ‘He Couldn’t Hear Them’

Gary, IN — An 82-year-old “granddaddy” is currently fighting for his life after police opened fire on him Sunday night. According to the family, the elderly victim is partially deaf and couldn’t hear the police commands, so they filled him full of holes. According to police, they responded to a call Sunday afternoon after someone reported a man with a...

Should we interpret the Constitution so the feds can oversee everything affecting more than one state?

The Constitution lists powers it grants to the federal government, reserving the rest in the states and the people. Over the last few decades, some federal powers—particularly those embodied in the Commerce Clause, Taxation Clause, Necessary and Proper Clause, and Property and Enclave Clauses—have become stretched out of recognition. The power to regulate interstate commerce, for example, has become...

Microsoft Saw What a Four-Day Workweek Can Do

One of the most groundbreaking characteristics of a developed economy is the freedom entrepreneurs and firms have to develop their companies as they see fit. It was precisely this freedom that allowed Henry Ford to experiment with the 40-hour workweek in an age when most manufacturing employees worked as many as 100 hours per week. Fast forward to 2019, when a...

North Carolina Surgeon Wins First Round in Fight to Eliminate State-enforced Medical Monopoly

Today, a state superior court judge denied the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ motion to dismiss a constitutional challenge to a law that bans medical providers from purchasing an MRI scanner without first obtaining special permission—called a “certificate of need,” or CON—from the government. The court cleared the way for the case to proceed, in a...

Two More U.S. Deaths for Nothing in Afghanistan

Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed during combat-support operations in Afghanistan. This brings to 19 the number of U.S. soldiers killed so far this year in the U.S. government’s forever war in that country. A total of 2,400 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country in 2001. It is unknown how many...

Cops Put GPS Tracker on Man’s Car, Charge Him With Theft for Removing It

Warrick County, IN — What would you do if you found a creepy device attached to your car that looked like something used to track you? Would you simply leave it there and go on about your business? Or, would you remove it? Well, a man in Indiana chose the former and removed it. It turned out to be...

Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity

Lost in the media’s obsession with the impeachment circus last week was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Economic Committee. In his testimony, Chairman Powell warned that when the next recession inevitably occurs, the US Government’s over $23 trillion debt would prevent Congress from increasing spending to revive the economy. Powell...

The Murderous Modern State

The “Long Peace” Thesis Having considered the modern nation-state as a unique subject of historical and political inquiry, we turn to the widely popular notion that we are right now living amidst a “Long Peace,” characterized by falling rates of war and violence more generally. Among the intellectuals notably associated with this thesis is the Harvard cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker, who argues that wars...

What Was It All For: Iranian Intel Leaks and the US Folly in Iraq

Reflecting on the Intercept/New York Times Release of Leaked Iranian Intel Documents on Influence in Iraq. East Baghdad, January 25, 2007. Newly minted 1st Lieutenant Danny Sjursen, all of 23-years-old, led his scout platoon – the "Ghost Riders” – on yet another meaningless presence patrol in an increasingly aimless war, at about 9:00pm local time in the Al Amin neighborhood of...

A Farewell to Mars

I hate to admit that my amazing title for this article was shamelessly stolen from one of my favorite books of the same title. The aforementioned book is by Evangelical Pastor, Brian Zahnd. He seems to be proposing a way to view violence and militarism that differs from the typical American Evangelical. I do not believe that Zahnd is a...

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