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The DC Sniper Rampage: The Biggest Police Debacle of the Century?

U.S. History

Blog12/03/2021

The Washington area was traumatized for weeks by two dimwitted psychopaths who rode around brazenly shooting people from the trunk of their ancient Chevrolet. Sadly, law enforcement officials had apparently met their match.

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Why Don’t Police Unions Protect Whistleblowers?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

It is clear that there are situations in which the unions’ interests diverge from the public’s interest in transparency and good policing. But the unions’ interests also often diverge from the interests of individual members.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: The Media's Assault on the Rights of the Accused

U.S. History

Blog11/22/2021

The Rittenhouse case has uncovered a major threat to modern American jurisprudence, but not the threat that progressives are claiming.

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The REAL ID Means a Real Leviathan

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog11/22/2021

While 9/11 is mainly forgotten, a deafening trumpet announces the presence of other supposed crises, such as covid and climate change. The Leviathan is now excited and encouraged by the possibilities of new rules and new IDs.

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Mexico Flirts with Nationalizing Its Electricity Sector

U.S. History

Blog11/19/2021

Mexico is not hindered by capitalism run amok, but by state actors, whether they be ignorant or malicious. The state will not save the Mexican economy. Real market freedom will.

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Is the Constitution Broken beyond Repair?

U.S. History

Blog11/17/2021

"No one, including Andrew Jackson, had ever explicitly argued before [Lincoln] that the Constitution authorized or obligated full-scale invasion and coercive measures."

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What the United States Can Learn from the European City-States

U.S. History

Blog11/15/2021

If US states are able to act independently, there is a greater chance for competition between jurisdictions, incentivizing states to provide a higher quality of life and to attract productive newcomers.

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Lincoln and the Social Contract

U.S. History

Blog11/12/2021

Lincoln thought the possibility of secession gave minorities too much power. The solution for him was for the majority to coerce the minority, negating, through force, the minority’s withdrawal of its consent.

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Military Conscription Is a Tool for Centralization, State Building, and Despotism

U.S. History

Blog11/10/2021

Support for federal conscription is contrary to principles of decentralization or a "limited republic." Early Americans would have viewed this Jacobin-inspired scheme with dismay and fear. 

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A Fat, Comfortable Military Is a "Woke" Military

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/09/2021

The US military's turn to "wokeness" is a result of decades of high military spending and public deference toward military "experts." That gave us a military that is overfunded and highly political.

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