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Draft Mom or Not?

“The biggest piece of opposition” to extending draft registration to women, former Nevada Congressman Joe Heck told The New York Times, “was, we are not going to draft our mother and daughters, our sisters and aunts to fight in hand-to-hand combat.” Yet, that seems precisely what the National Commission on

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A Policy Misadventure

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service released its report today, advocating that Congress should force our daughters to register for the military draft. “The commission recommended that the United States keep a draft option in place,” explains The New York Times. Commission chair and former Nevada Congressman

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Frisky Friends

“WOW, BLOOMBERG IS A TOTAL RACIST!” tweeted President Donald J. Trump. He was reacting to a recording, recently unearthed, of Democratic presidential aspirant Michael Bloomberg speaking to the Aspen Institute in 2015 about his controversial “stop-and-frisk” police policy while mayor of New York City. “Ninety-five percent of your murders, murderers

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Protector Protection

Government organizations are here to help. How do we know this? They have names that say so! Take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Great name. It is all about protecting consumers, right? Created as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation that was pushed through Congress following the 2008 financial implosion, the

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Good Golly, Healthy Holly

One reason to talk about corruption a lot is that there is a lot of corruption to talk about. The scheme was to get Kaiser Permanente to buy 20,000 copies of her children’s book, Healthy Holly, at a decidedly non-discounted price of $5 a pop, while the health provider was

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Lying to Liars

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its awards, the presenters say, “And the Oscar goes to . . .” We should hand out an award for lying in government — and name it after President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. On March 12,

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Injustice Blocked

Civil asset forfeiture is one of those government practices that good people, when informed of it, often express, at first, incredulity. How can something like that exist in these United States?!? Good question. One reason seems to be that very incredulity. Normal Americans trust their government not to be evil.

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Less Hate

Just how awful are Americans? Racist and sexist “hate crimes” are all said to have ramped up since the election of Donald Trump. Wilfred Reilly took a close look, in Quillette, at the hate crime cases in Seattle, which had been reported as having increased “by 400 percent since 2012.”

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Pedo Plane Perv

If you are like me, you react to news about billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein by trying to retain some composure. His recent arrest on sex trafficking charges was a long time coming, sure; and the accusations swirling around him are disgusting and alarming. But I try to

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Guilty. Guilty! Guilty?

“No responsible prosecutor,” Alan Dershowitz writes in The Hill, “should ever suggest that the subject of his investigation might indeed be guilty even if there was insufficient evidence or other reasons not to indict.” Don’t I know it. The world-famous lawyer takes issue with the “statement by special counsel Robert

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Prisoners All

The logic for drug prohibition is direct: to keep people from hurting themselves with recreational drugs, we must prevent them from accessing those drugs. Voilà! There are a number of things wrong with that, though, and one is this: governments cannot even keep illegal drugs out of prisons.  In California,

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Porn, Video Games and British Crime

British freedom is eroding. The attack comes from two directions. First, there is the over-bearing police-state style, surveillance-everywhere government. Second, there is the increasing violence. Thing is, the justification for Britain’s mass surveillance, as well as for strict gun controls, was to prevent crime. Oops. So of course the Labour

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