Saturday, February 23, 2019

Justice

Small Claims Court Sucks Ep. 107

In this solo, freeflowing episode of the podcast, I explain how small claims court does nothing to help people who are suing debtors that don't care about court judgments. I also reflect on where...

FCC Commissioner Wants to Ban E-cigarette Commercials

If a member of the Federal Communications Commission gets her way, commercials for e-cigarettes (vaping products) would be banned from radio and television. A ban would not only violate freedom, specifically the freedom speech that...

TGIF: Who Owns You?

“The issue comes down to whether the individual is viewed as a private person or as public property: the former has no obligation to the community to be or stay healthy; the latter does.”...

TGIF: The FDA’s Assault on Tobacco Consumers, Part 3

Updated Feb. 11, 2019  Early one morning last December, Jeff Gracik was heading to his southern California home garage-workshop where he makes his living when he heard a loud, hurried knock on his front door....

Realities of the U.S. Justice System Ep. 105

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHhQEtf9osU I've been practicing law for about 5 months now. Not a super long time, but I've already learned some realities about how the system REALLY works. Check out Thijs van der Linde's new show! Gaius...

TGIF: The FDA’s Assault on Tobacco Consumers, Part 2

A bill introduced in the U.S. House last month would ban the flavoring of any “tobacco product.” The targets are vaping devices (vapes, e-cigarettes), but also cigars and pipe tobacco. (Flavored conventional cigarettes, other...

TGIF: The FDA’s Assault on Tobacco Consumers

We’ve all heard horror stories about the run-amok regulatory state. Enabled by open-ended statutes passed by Congress and signed by presidents, regulatory agencies have acquired virtual carte blanche to write rules governing peaceful behavior....

TGIF: Gassing Migrants

The Trump administration and its apologists are quick to point out that Barack Obama was as willing as Donald Trump himself to tear-gas desperate people trying to protect themselves by crossing America’s southern border....

Black man killed by cop during Alabama mall shooting had gun permit: father

The father of a black man killed by a police officer during a shooting at an Alabama mall said his son had a permit to carry a gun for self-defence, adding it was hurtful...

TGIF: The Art of the Smear — The Israel Lobby Busted

In 2016 and 2017 Al Jazeera produced a program that unmistakenly documents the Israel government and U.S. Israel lobby’s all-out effort to spy on, smear, and disrupt American students and other activists who are...
Read Scott's NEW Book
Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan