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Before reading the following passage, note that I probably should retitle this post and change “government” to just about “anyone.” My children go to Catholic schools and there are piles of things they learn there that are either misinformed, plain wrong, questionable, etc. I like that they are exposed to things that I think are […]

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An incident that took place just forty miles west of Chicago provoked the Tribune’s editors to indulge in an orgy of coverage that in its frequency, its prominence, and its amplitude suggested that Armageddon was at hand. In the town of Aurora, local officers handed the Tribune (and the dozens of papers nationwide that glommed on the episode) a […]

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As we’ve said here many times, we are NOT permitted to speak freely and honestly about race and the current state of affairs in America, But please allow me the following: Will the guilt-ridden and angry people of all stripes please spell out for me what someone like me is supposed to do. I am told […]

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The food experts opine: But there is something the president can do now, on his own, to break that deadlock, much as he has done with climate change. In the next State of the Union address, he should announce an executive order establishing a national policy for food, health and well-being. By officially acknowledging the […]

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Let me offer a few simple, cranky, thoughts on taxes today. (1) I like to believe I am not the dumbest person on the planet. I also happen to be a professional economist. And I have absolutely NO IDEA going into the year how much in tax obligations I owe to the government at all […]

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The “left” sees the last 34 years as a revival (was there ever a VIVAL?) of laissez-faire dogmatism. Some folks like myself see it as almost the diametric opposite. Of course, some of this could be “settled” by empirical evidence. The number of pages of regulations? The dollars spent complying with regulations? The number of […]

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Here is Thomas Sowell on the incredible achievement of this young man born with no arms: The vision on which the all-encompassing and all-controlling welfare state was built is a vision of widespread helplessness, requiring ever more expanding big government. Our “compassionate” statists would probably have wanted to take this young man without arms, early on, […]

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From Coyote: Insurance Companies Got Thrown Under the Bus Today. And They Know It. November 14, 2013, 12:52 pm Well, so much for the implicit gag order Obama has had on the insurance companies.  Bet we will find out a lot more interesting details about the exchange rollouts now. [T]he White House has its own idea […]

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People, in America, and in reality, respect is earned, not granted by mere will of authority. So to all of you who believe the loving arms of government can run a health care system, can perform education services, can do environmental protection, can regulate businesses effectively, and so on, remember that this is the government […]

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Unless you head has been mercifully been under a pillow, you would by now be familiar with the complete childish spitefulness coming from your Lords and Masters in DC. Among the most newsworthy and noteworthy “actions” taken by the Federal Government in response to the shutdown has been to close parks. Fine you say, parks […]

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