Monthly Archives: April 2010

Let's get worse!

Psst…the most reasonable way to respond to legislation that assumes guilt among an ethnic group is not to trump it with legislation that assumes guilt of everybody: A plan by Senate Democratic leaders to reform the nation’s immigration laws ran … Continue reading

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(Insert "O Rly?" Owl here)

George Will, in the process of arguing that Arizona’s new Juan Crow law is no big deal because blahblahlibrulsblah: Probably 30 percent of Arizona’s residents are Hispanic. Arizona police officers, like officers everywhere, have enough to do without being required … Continue reading

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"I'll take 'Stirring the Pot' for $800, Alex…"

“‘Massacre at the Capital!’ Military forces put down attempted insurrection in D.C.” *BZZZZZ* “What is the next day’s newspaper front page headline after a group of black political activists emulate Tea Party tactics?” “That’s right!  You maintain control…”

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Self-Love

Bryan Caplan, on cloning himself: I confess that I take anti-cloning arguments personally. Not only do they insult the identical twin sons I already have; they insult a son I hope I live to meet. Yes, I wish to clone … Continue reading

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They should know better than to provoke…

Crap, I missed that one: A U.S. Muslim group has issued a dire Internet “warning” to creators of the satirical animated TV show “South Park” over a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit. “We have to warn … Continue reading

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On Self-Ownership

Short take: John Holbo needs to meet more reasonable libertarians.  Now to elaborate on that… He’s expanding on the previous discussion into libertarian views on self-ownership — or, at least, the views on such he’s encountered from self-identified libertarians.  As … Continue reading

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"How'd you fit that ivory tower in your mouth?"

I’m not particularly a fan of the chicken sandwich as it is.  But the amount of rage about KFC’s bacon-cheese-and-mayo-in-fried-chicken thingy as demonstrated here is hella annoying. Look, when it comes to the part about factory farmed food, I understand.  … Continue reading

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Blind spots for everyone!

Clearly an issue doesn’t have to be new to cause a lot of raised voices.  To break down the latest stirring of this topic: David Boaz, in Reason: “the idea of a Golden Age of freedom in the U.S. is … Continue reading

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Eventually

The other day at U.O., Thoreau took the opportunity to provide about as optimistic a look at Iraq & Afghanistan as any of us yanks have moral standing to do so, and in a way that says a lot both … Continue reading

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Interesting stuff of varying importance

From elsewhere: -Balko: Virginia cops respond to yet another fatality due to drug war enforcement overkill by (of course) upgrading their battering rams.  Hey, here’s an idea, how about not busting down the doors of people who aren’t a threat … Continue reading

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