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The Myth of the Constitution

Legal System

Blog04/06/2017
Claims about the Constitution's "limited" power sound reassuring — except to those who have read the Constitution or the cases decided under it.

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End the State's Monopoly on Policing

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog03/29/2017
When a state possesses a monopoly on the use of force, this doesn't necessarily mean states must also monopolize police services.

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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrices

Blog03/23/2017
As the Drug War attacked heroin production in one place, it encouraged increases in heroin production in other places, pushing down global prices.

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Trump to States with Recreational Pot: Drop Dead

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog02/24/2017
Trump's spokesman signals the administration plans to wage war on federalism, states's rights, and local control.

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Judge Rules Health Insurance Companies Matter More Than Taxpayers

HealthLegal System

Blog02/13/2017
Both taxpayers and health insurers are victims of Obamacare. Why are courts penalizing the former to protect the latter?

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Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2017
Trump has declared that homicide rates are at a 47-year high. The real data suggests we're closer to a 50-year low.

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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall

Legal SystemWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
The solution to addressing the problem of illegal immigration is clear: remove the welfare magnet that attracts so many to cross the border illegally.

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The Right to Own and Bear Switchblades

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
US law and 14 states still outlaw switchblades. The bans, however, were inspired by little more than Hollywood movies about juvenile delinquents.

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The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/22/2017
In the real world, repeated failure usually results in budget cuts. But that's not how things work with government agencies like the DEA.

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