Saturday, May 26, 2018

Politics

Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition

Blue jeans have more in common with drugs than you might think. One of the more consequential episodes in the history of crony capitalism occurred...

How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration

Clarissa Glenn’s troubles with the law began on Mother’s Day, 2004, when she was on her way to the Pancake House with her three...

Congress Approves ‘Right to Try’ Bill for Critically Ill

People with life-threatening illnesses may eventually see improved access to experimental drugs at an earlier stage of the federal approval process, thanks to a...

St. Louis Town Agrees to Stop Bankrolling Itself by Fining Its Residents into the...

A small St. Louis suburb has agreed to stop trying bankroll its government with a vicious regime of petty fines so excessive that the...

Media Ignore Government Influence on Facebook’s Plan to Fight Government Influence

Facebook announced Thursday it was partnering with DC think tank the Atlantic Council to “monitor for misinformation and foreign interference.” The details of the...

Firefighter Earned $300K in Overtime by Working More Hours Than Actually Exist

Los Angeles firefighter Donn Thompson had a busy year in 2017. If his pay stubs are to be believed, he literally never stopped working. Data...

The Perverse Incentives of Punishment

Todd Entrekin, the sheriff of the small Alabama county of Etowah, recently found himself in the national spotlight when an Alabama newspaper discovered that...

Thoughts on Palestine

For the record, the children of Abraham didn't exactly acquire Canaan through Lockean homesteading. Joshua (assuming the fable is true) was a genocidal...

Spare me claims Gina Haspel will ‘speak truth to power’. Real truth-tellers go to...

In the Senate Intelligence Committee secret vote today on whether to confirm Trump nominee Gina Haspel as chief of the CIA, she will likely again be...

Two Sentences that Capture the Essential Difference Between Libertarians and Statists

Why are there so few liberty-oriented societies compared to the number of places with statist governments? And why does it seem like the size and...
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