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It Started on This Day in New York City

Michael Schaus,  On March 4th, 1789, twenty-two Senators and 59 Representatives were called upon to represent the 11 states that had ratified the United States Constitution. Only nine Senators and 13 Representatives actually showed up in New York City; proving that even in the late 1700’s politicians didn’t always show up for important events. (Although, […] Continue reading →

Protecting Politicians from the Liberty of the Masses

John Ransom,   Get prepared for less innovation and a slower Internet with added costs. Oh, and technological innovation? That’ll slow down too.All thanks to the government now getting their mitts on the Internet through the so-called “net neutrality” bill. Obamacare didn’t bring down healthcare costs and expand coverage; Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley didn’t make the financial […] Continue reading →

The End of “Tough On Crime”?

Kevin Glass,  In the 1990s, politicians were falling over themselves to combat the epidemic of violent crime in America. Joe Biden was a cosponsor of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act which, along with containing the infamous “assault weapons” ban, provided billions of dollars to expand the federal prison system under the logic […] Continue reading →

How Middle Eastern Governments Are Buying Off the U.S. Political Process

Zero Hedge, American public has little influence over the policies government adopts. The quaint notion that the U.S. political system remotely resembles either a Republic or a Democracy should have been abandoned long ago. Any lingering illusions were surely extinguished last year, when an academic study empirically proved that the USA is nothing more than a corrupt […] Continue reading →

Bill Clinton and the Company He Keeps

Cal Thomas,   It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps.” The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about Prince Andrew keeping company with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, now accused of keeping underage girls as “sex slaves” for prominent men. The investigation […] Continue reading →

Thomas Sowell: The ‘Equality’ Racket

 Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves. That, of course, is not the only meaning of equality, […] Continue reading →

Feds Sent a Ton of Military Hardware to Local Cops After Ferguson Protests: Reason

Ed Krayewski,  Years-long process would be impossible without a level of support not just from politicians but voters too. The police response to protests in Ferguso over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown brought the issue of militarized police into the forefront of national dialogue.  The fight against police militarization became a sort […] Continue reading →