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Volume XVI, Issue #3,903
Monday, February 5th, 2018
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In the News:

1) The US government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year
2) SC: Two dead, more than 100 hurt in Amtrak crash
3) North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South
4) Tillerson raises specter of US sanctions on Venezuelan oil
5) Major US banks ban buying cryptocurrency with their credit cards
6) US House Intelligence Committee may vote Monday to release Democratic version of Nunes memo
7) IL: Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in race for Congress
8) China: Regime eyes US sorghum imports as possible place to return fire on Trump trade sanctions
9) Sixteen more children dead from flu; peak still to come, CDC says
10) One down, 35,343 to go: FBI thug resigns, whining about “relentless attacks” on his gang
11) Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia
12) West Bank: Israeli regime pretends it can “legalize” squat after murder of squatter
13) CA: Legislature releases details of sexual harassment cases dating back to 2006
14) Lasers reveal Mayan civilization of “unimaginable scale”
15) Report: Whole Foods employees “crying” over new workplace rules
16) CA: Bay Area recreational cannabis options expand with online delivery service
17) Syria: Russian fighter jet shot down over Idlib province
18) Passport fee increases coming soon: Here’s how to avoid the charge
19) Weinstein considers legal action against Thurman
20) CO: Teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for pledge

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) No freedom from the Church of America
22) The Nunes memo only partially “vindicates” Trump, but it fully indicts the FBI and the FISA court
23) Cuba’s bizarre soft power
24) No stadium subsidies: Not even for the Super Bowl
25) Why America is stuck with only two parties
26) Are the choices made by members of the Electoral College illegitimate?
27) Why not end funding now?
28) How public schools became easy pickings for the Kochs
29) Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation, by a nonpartisan commission
30) Rand as social theorist
31) Homos Economicus: A largely irrational animal
32) Just say no to a gas tax hike
33) Cellular phones aren’t the only way to track people
34) Liberal [sic] totalitarianism and the Trump diversion
35) Federal 5G: An authoritarian approach in the name of “safety”
36) The “slave power” behind Florida’s felon disenfranchisement
37) Is the marketplace what’s REALLY killing coal?
38) Poland’s Holocaust faux pas
39) Georgia must block this flawed computer crime bill
40) A free press, the left, and the FBI
41) The Democrats’ massive, foolish omission
42) On the LP national convention and speaker “controversy”
43) The smoking Russian donut
44) Cities scrambling to attract Amazon because it “creates jobs” being sold a lie
45) Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past
46) Yes, but is it true?
47) Trump’s all-out attack [sic] on the rule of law
48) Quantum Vibe, 02/02/18
49) Why not dismantle the New Deal?
50) The two sides of immigration policy

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Freedom Minute, episode 309
52) Free Talk Live, 02/03/18
53) Anarcho Agenda, 02/03/18
54) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 225
55) FIREside Chats, episode 7
56) Unregistered, episode 42
57) Cato Daily Podcast, 02/02/18
58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1086
59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 150
60) Felony Friday, episode 109

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***** In the News *****

1) The US government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year
Source: MSN

“It was another crazy news week, so it’s understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year — Trump’s first full year in charge of the budget. That’s almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017. … The uptick in borrowing is yet another complication in the heated debates in Congress over whether to spend more money on infrastructure, the military, disaster relief and other domestic programs. The deficit is already up significantly, even before Congress allots more money to any of these areas.” [hat tip — David Klaus] [editor’s note: Neither Trump nor any other president is “in charge of the budget.” He’s required to submit a “request” to Congress (that’s been law since the 1920s), but every dime raised, borrowed and spent is raised, borrowed and spent by Congress. The only true power the president has in that equation is the veto – TLK] (02/04/18)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-us-government-is-set-to-borrow-nearly-dollar1-trillion-this-year-an-84-percent-jump-from-last-year/ar-BBIDDl0

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2) SC: Two dead, more than 100 hurt in Amtrak crash
Source: Yahoo! News

“Two Amtrak employees were killed and more than 100 others injured Sunday when a passenger train carrying 147 people hit a freight train in the US state of South Carolina, authorities said. Amtrak train 91 — traveling between New York and Miami — derailed in Cayce, outside the state capital Columbia, when it collided with the CSX freight train at around 2:30 am (0730 GMT). It was the third deadly incident involving an Amtrak train since December, raising questions about the safety of the national railway service.” (02/04/18)

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/two-dead-more-100-hurt-south-carolina-train-160214311.html

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3) North Korea to send ceremonial head Kim Yong-nam South
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid a diplomatic rapprochement sparked by the Winter Olympics. Kim Yong-nam, the ceremonial head of state, will lead a 22-member delegation to the South beginning on Friday, said the South’s Unification Ministry. The two Koreas’ athletes will march under one flag at the opening ceremony. Their united women’s ice hockey team played its first match on Sunday, but lost the friendly against Sweden 1-3. The unified Korean ice hockey team will get a chance to even the score when they face Sweden again during the Games. Sunday’s outing was the first and only practice match for the newly minted Korean squad.” (02/04/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42937827

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4) Tillerson raises specter of US sanctions on Venezuelan oil
Source: Reuters

“The United States is considering restricting imports of Venezuelan crude oil and exports of U.S. refined products to Venezuela, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, to put pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro to ‘return to the constitution.’ … ‘One of the aspects of considering sanctioning oil is what effect would it have on the Venezuelan people? Is it a step that might bring this to an end more rapidly?’ Tillerson said at a news conference in Buenos Aires, referring to Venezuela’s economic and political crisis. Tillerson, on a Latin America trip that also includes visits to Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica, raised eyebrows on Friday after he suggested that Maduro could be toppled by his own military.” (02/04/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-argentina-usa-tillerson/tillerson-raises-specter-of-u-s-sanctions-on-venezuelan-oil-idUSKBN1FO0P3

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5) Major US banks ban buying cryptocurrency with their credit cards
Source: Fortune

“Most major U.S. credit card issuers have now banned the use of their cards to buy Bitcoin or other digital currencies, in a move intended to decrease both financial and legal risk. Bank of America began blocking cryptocurrency purchases on Friday, according to Bloomberg. JPMorgan did the same on Saturday. Citigroup also says it is halting cryptocurrency purchases on credit, and Capital One and Discover had already enacted their own bans. That means all of the top five credit card issuers have announced or implemented bans.” [editor’s note: The banks getting this scared of crypto is a good sign. The risk they’re concerned about is the risk of being left behind, not the risk of non-repayment. Speaking of which, what’s in your wallet? You might want to get away from credit cards where the issuer thinks it’s their business what you buy on the credit they’re extending – TLK] (02/04/18)

http://fortune.com/2018/02/04/banks-ban-buying-bitcoin-credit-card/

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6) US House Intelligence Committee may vote Monday to release Democratic version of Nunes memo
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com

“Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are expected to push for a vote at a Monday committee meeting to release their memo rebutting allegations of FBI surveillance abuses in a memo by their GOP counterparts, a move that could put the issue back on President Donald Trump’s desk this week. A source with direct knowledge of the matter said Democrats plan to offer a motion at a Monday business meeting to release their memo. If approved, the matter would be sent to Trump, who would have five days to object to its release.” (02/04/18)

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/politics/house-intel-may-vote-monday-to-release-dem-memo

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7) IL: Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in race for Congress
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

“Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. … Since the 1990s to 2016, Jones has jumped in the GOP 3rd Congressional District primary seven times, never even close to becoming a viable contender. The outcome will be different for Jones in the Illinois primary on March 20, 2018. To Jones'[s] own amazement, he is the only one on the Republican ballot. Tim Schneider, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, said in a statement to the Sun-Times, ‘The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office, including the 3rd Congressional District.’ Jones told the Sun-Times he is a former leader of the American Nazi Party and now heads a group called the America First Committee. ‘Membership in this organization is open to any white American citizen of European, non-Jewish descent,’ he said.” (02/04/18)

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-republican-3rd-congressional-district-lipinski-newman/

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8) China: Regime eyes US sorghum imports as possible place to return fire on Trump trade sanctions
Source: Reuters

“China has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into imports of sorghum from the United States, the Ministry of Commerce said on Sunday, less than a fortnight after U.S. President Donald Trump slapped steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines. Beijing’s action is expected to immediately hit demand for the upcoming U.S. sorghum crop, exports of which are largely used to feed China’s huge livestock sector, and send shivers through the entire U.S. farm sector. China is the top buyer of U.S. sorghum as well as soybeans, the United States’ most valuable export to the world’s No. 2 economy.” (02/04/18)

https://in.reuters.com/article/china-us-sorghum/china-launches-dumping-probe-into-u-s-sorghum-imports-amid-rising-trade-tension-idINKBN1FO05W

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9) Sixteen more children dead from flu; peak still to come, CDC says
Source: CNN

“Sixteen flu-related deaths were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly flu report. This brings the total number of pediatric flu-related deaths to 53 for the season, which began in October. According to the report, influenza activity is now widespread in 48 states and Puerto Rico, down from 49 states in the previous two weeks. Oregon joined Hawaii in lower activity levels for the week ending January 27. … This year’s flu season is rivaling the worst in recent years, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Overall, the data showed 17,024 new laboratory-confirmed cases of illness during the week ending January 27, bringing the season total to 126,117. These numbers do not include all the people who have had the flu, as many do not see a doctor when sick.” (02/02/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/02/health/flu-weekly-surveillance-feb-2/index.html

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10) One down, 35,343 to go: FBI thug resigns, whining about “relentless attacks” on his gang
Source: The Hill

“A former FBI agent says in a new op-ed that he has left the nation’s top law enforcement agency due to the ‘relentless’ attacks on the bureau from critics such as President Trump and congressional Republicans. In an op-ed for The New York Times, former supervisory special agent Josh Campbell wrote that ‘political attacks on the bureau must stop.’ … Campbell’s op-ed comes after the publication Friday of a memo allegedly detailing abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the FBI.” [editor’s note: So political attacks ON the bureau must stop, political attacks BY the bureau don’t merit mentioning at all – TLK] (02/03/18)

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/372157-fbi-agent-in-op-ed-says-hes-leaving-over-relentless-attacks-on

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11) Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia
Source: Washington Post

“Well over 100,000 protesters from across Greece converged Sunday on Athens’ main square to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with neighboring Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic’s official name. Hundreds of chartered buses brought protesters in from around the country to the Greek capital, while more people arrived on ferries from the islands. Traffic was blocked throughout the city center and three major subway stops were closed. Chanting ‘Hands off Macedonia!’ and ‘Macedonia belongs to Greece!’ the protesters converged on Syntagma Square in front of parliament, many waving flags bearing the Star of Vergina, the emblem of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. Police officials estimated the attendance at 140,000. Organizers, who claimed 1.5 million were at the rally, used a crane to raise a massive Greek flag over the square.” (02/04/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/protesters-gathering-in-athens-for-macedonia-name-rally/2018/02/04/1e127934-0989-11e8-aa61-f3391373867e_story.html

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12) West Bank: Israeli regime pretends it can “legalize” squat after murder of squatter
Source: US News & World Report

“Israel on Sunday said it plans to legalize an isolated West Bank outpost in response to the murder of one of its residents in a shooting attack last month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his weekly Cabinet meeting that his government will legalize Havat Gilad to ‘allow the continuing of normal life there.’ … Last month, Rabbi Raziel Shevah, 35, was shot dead from a passing vehicle as he drove near his home in the [squat] near the Palestinian city of Nablus. The Israeli military is still searching the area for suspects.” (02/04/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-02-04/israel-to-legalize-settlement-outpost-deep-in-west-bank

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13) CA: Legislature releases details of sexual harassment cases dating back to 2006
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The state Senate and Assembly released a cache of documents Friday revealing 20 substantiated complaints of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against lawmakers or high-level legislative staffers over the past 12 years. The nearly 100 pages of documents include cases against six current and former elected officials: Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen, an Assemblyman from Huntington Beach (Orange County); Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood (Los Angeles County); Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys; former Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County); former Sen. Roderick Wright, D-Inglewood; and suspended Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia (Los Angeles County). Bocanegra resigned in November after allegations of sexual harassment, while Mendoza remains suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The heavily redacted documents were released Friday after news organizations challenged the Legislature’s refusal to allow the public to scrutinize them.” (02/02/18)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Legislature-releases-details-of-sexual-harassment-12547495.php

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14) Lasers reveal Mayan civilization of “unimaginable scale”
Source: USA Today

“Researchers from Guatemala’s PACUNAM foundation said on Thursday they had mapped the outlines of dozens of newly discovered Maya cities previously hidden deep in the jungle. About 60,000 structures have been discovered over the past two years in the northern department of El Peten, which borders Mexico and Belize, according to Marcello Canuto, one of the project’s senior investigators. The findings are a ‘revolution in Maya archeology,’ Canuto said, adding that researchers now believe the Maya had a population of 10 million, ‘much higher’ than previous estimates. The discoveries include urban centers with sidewalks, homes, terraces, ceremonial centers, irrigation canals and fortifications, said Canuto, an archaeologist at Tulane University in the U.S.” (02/03/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/02/03/lasers-reveal-mayan-civilization-unimaginable-scale/303723002

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15) Report: Whole Foods employees “crying” over new workplace rules
Source: Fox News

“Employees at Whole Foods Market say the company’s new policies have thrown their workday into chaos, with one supervisor saying it’s not uncommon to see stressed-out employees crying on the job. Workers for the Austin-based supermarket chain tell Business Insider that the store’s new ‘order-to-shelf’ inventory system has been taking a toll on the staff since the guidelines were implemented last year. Under the new procedure, store managers and employees are instructed to display the store’s inventory mostly on its shelves, rather than hold a larger inventory in a back room and constantly restock — a practice that leads to stores ‘constantly running out of products,’ according to one employee.” [editor’s note: This seems like a smart policy; customers now can know an item is not in stock, just by looking at the shelves! – SAT] (02/02/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/02/02/whole-foods-employees-are-crying-over-stressful-new-workplace-rules-report-says.html

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16) CA: Bay Area recreational cannabis options expand with online delivery service
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“There are only so many places to go for purchasing recreational pot in the Bay Area, but now locals can simply call in to order some newly legalized marijuana. The former social justice and cannabis policy website Bud.com has been repurposed as an exclusive recreational marijuana delivery service carrying several award-winning brands and growers. The website soft-launched early access this week to Oakland and other East Bay cities, with plans to expand to San Francisco in the coming days. Bud.com will be the exclusive delivery service for 2017 Emerald Cup-winning strains from Molecular Farms, along with notable major brands that includes Bloom Farms, Lola Lola, and Stokes Confections.” (02/02/18)

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/02/01/bay-area-recreational-marijuana-options-expand-with-online-delivery-service

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17) Syria: Russian fighter jet shot down over Idlib province
Source: Raw Story

“A Russian fighter jet has been shot down in a rebel held area in north-eastern Syria’s Idlib province, according to reports. Footage posted on Twitter apparently shows rebels approaching the flaming wreckage, with a red star symbol visible on a piece of the plane. It is not known who shot down the plane, but jihadist group al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has a presence in the area. A media account associated with the group posted footage reportedly showing the crash site.” (02/02/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/russian-fighter-jet-shot-syria

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18) Passport fee increases coming soon: Here’s how to avoid the charge
Source: Fox News

“Passport prices are increasing by $10, so if you have international travel planned in the coming year (and still lack a valid passport), be sure to get one before April. Starting April 2, the passport execution fee will increase to $35 from $25. The fee covers the in-person submission of an application to a passport acceptance agency (the Post Office or a Department of State official) for identity verification and document review. The price boost will not affect those who are applying for a passport renewal.” (02/03/18)

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/02/03/passport-fee-increases-coming-soon-heres-how-to-avoid-charge.html

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19) Weinstein considers legal action against Thurman
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys have suggested Weinstein could take legal action against actress Uma Thurman, who has accused him of forcing himself upon her sexually years ago. Weinstein’s lawyers say he acknowledges making an ‘awkward pass’ at her in a London hotel room but denies physical assault. Attorney Ben Brafman says Weinstein is ‘stunned and saddened’ by the allegations, which came in a New York Times interview with columnist Maureen Dowd published Saturday. The attorney says it’s a mystery why Thurman would wait 25 years to publicly make the claim. Brafman says Thurman’s statements to the Times ‘are being carefully examined and investigated’ before Weinstein decides whether any legal action against her would be appropriate.” [editor’s note: In light of his alleged other (far more egregious and perhaps fully intended) actions, he’s on thin ice claiming “awkward pass” here – SAT] (02/02/18)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Latest-Weinstein-considers-legal-action-12549309.php

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20) CO: Teacher accused of assaulting student who refused to stand for pledge
Source: USA Today

“Police are investigating allegations a Colorado teacher assaulted a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday morning. Lafayette (Colo.) Police Commander Brian Rosipajia confirms investigators are looking into allegations against physical education teacher Karen Smith. Smith is a 20-year veteran of the school district, according to Boulder Valley School District spokesman Randy Barber. She works at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, Colorado, outside Denver. But Barber says she is currently on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.” (02/03/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/03/colorado-teacher-accused-assaulting-student-who-refused-stand-pledge/303653002/

***** Everybody Has An Opinion *****

21) No freedom from the Church of America
Source: Reason
by Sheldon Richman

“One myth that Americans live by is the separation of church and state. Some like the idea; others hate it; but the irony is that church and state were not separated at the founding of the United States and are not separate now. In fact, they were united in the sense that the state is a church — the Church of America — and you can’t separate a thing from itself. The religion this church administers is not Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Islam, or anything else that comes to mind when most people think the word religion. It’s Americanism, a species of nationalism.” (02/04/18)

http://reason.com/archives/2018/02/04/the-church-of-america

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22) The Nunes memo only partially “vindicates” Trump, but it fully indicts the FBI and the FISA court
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On February 2, US president Donald Trump approved public release of a memo from the US House Intelligence Committee concerning FBI malfeasance in its applications for warrants to surveil Carter Page, a former member of his campaign team. The following day, Trump triumphantly tweeted that the memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in the ongoing ‘Russiagate’ probe. It doesn’t really do that — proving a negative is always difficult — but it does add a great deal of credibility to his charge that the probe is a politically driven witch hunt rather than a serious criminal investigation.” (02/04/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/12771

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23) Cuba’s bizarre soft power
Source: PanAm Post
by Jose Azel

“Hard and soft powers are two types of foreign policy tools that nations use to exert influence in their relations with other countries. Hard power, the predominant tool and measure of a nation’s power, involves the use of military and economic clout to influence the political behavior of other nations. … In contrast, soft power, a term coined by Professor [Joseph] Nye, denotes the ability to shape the preferences of other nations through co-optive appeal rather than through coercion. Soft power relies on affinities in culture, politics, values, or foreign policies. …Cuba, since its 1959 Cuban Revolution, has exercised hard and soft power worldwide disproportionately in excess of its resources and capabilities.” (02/03/18)

https://panampost.com/jose-azel/2018/02/03/cuba-bizarre-soft-power/

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24) No stadium subsidies: Not even for the Super Bowl
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Charles Hughes

“This Sunday, the New England Patriots will make their seemingly annual appearance, this time against the underdog Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesotans are undoubtedly feeling down after their promising team fell one game short of playing a Super Bowl at home, but they should also be upset about the generous public subsidies that are paying for it. They need look no further than the more than $500 million in associated subsidies and public funds that went into the U.S. Bank Stadium.” (02/04/18)

https://fee.org/articles/no-stadium-subsidies-not-even-for-the-super-bowl/

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25) Why America is stuck with only two parties
Source: The New Republic
by Micah L Sifry

“Earlier this week, the Republican political strategist Juleanna Glover wrote on The New York Times op-ed page that disaffected Republicans are wondering ‘at think-tank conference tables, over coffee at the Senate Chef and at the incessant book parties on the Washington social circuit’ if they can’t ‘jump-start’ a 2020 third party presidential bid to take advantage of public disaffection with the Republican and Democratic parties. I have bad news. It’s not going to happen. In the last week, several political commentators have offered reasons why, including The New Republic’s Jeet Heer, who wrote that ‘any renegade Republican who challenges Trump would feel the wrath of the right-wing noise machine.’ But the structural barriers at play here are perhaps even more important for explaining why such a presidential bid isn’t going to materialize.” (02/02/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/146884/america-stuck-two-parties

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26) Are the choices made by members of the Electoral College illegitimate?
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Whatever arguments might be leveled against the Electoral College as a means of choosing the head of the executive branch of the U.S. national government, your argument that it ‘removes Americans from directly choosing our President’ does not work. As matters now stand, American citizens every four years vote for representatives to attend meetings at which these representatives then vote to choose the next President of the United States. How does this process differ from American citizens every two years (in the case of the House) and every six years (in the case of the Senate) voting for representatives to attend meetings at which these representatives then vote to choose which bills will and won’t be enacted?” (02/02/18)

http://cafehayek.com/2018/02/choices-made-members-united-states-electoral-college-illegitimate.html

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27) Why not end funding now?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“Donald Trump’s possible decision to end NASA’s funding of the International Space Station by 2025 brings up that age-old question of the proper role of government, although it is certainly not he who is bringing it up. … If Donald Trump decides that he wants to end NASA’s funding of the ISS, it won’t be because he opposes government space exploration or government funding of scientific research in space. He simply has other ambitions, such as wanting NASA ‘to send astronauts back to the Moon, as a pit stop to eventually send people to Mars.’ But why wait until 2025 to end funding of the ISS? Why not end funding now?” (02/02/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/not-end-funding-now/

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28) How public schools became easy pickings for the Kochs
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“Despite his campaign promises to transform American education, President Donald Trump had almost nothing to say about the subject in his first State of the Union speech, and his controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos has not made national headlines for some time. But that doesn’t mean Republicans are pausing their assault on the nation’s public schools. As James Hohmann of the Washington Post reports, GOP fat cats who make up the powerful donor network led by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch recently met in California and declared their intention to ‘fundamentally transform America’s education system,’ including the K-12 sector.” (02/02/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180202/how-public-schools-became-the-koch-brothers-lowest-hanging-fruit

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29) Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation, by a nonpartisan commission
Source: Fox News Forum
by Alan Dershowitz

“The memo made public by House Republicans on Friday accusing the FBI and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in investigating a former Trump campaign adviser constitutes probable cause for further investigation. The memo purports to describe what is in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application that resulted in wiretap warrants being issued against Republican operatives. It is, of course, a secondhand, hearsay, account of what is actually in the application. Democratic members of Congress have been quick to point out that they see matters differently and that the Republican memo leaves out salient information. So let the Democrats present their version, which will also be secondhand and hearsay. It will help to level the playing field, but it will not provide the American public with a firsthand look at what was presented to the FISA court.” (02/02/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/02/alan-dershowitz-nunes-fisa-memo-deserves-more-investigation-time-for-nonpartisan-commission.html

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30) Rand as social theorist
Source: Notablog
by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

“Whatever the ‘orthodox’ view, I do not consider Objectivism a closed system, when Rand herself said that nobody in their own lifetime could possibly complete a philosophical system. She knew there were large gaps in her philosophical writings, and left it to future generations to work toward that goal [of filling in the gaps]. In the end, the truth of such a system will not be its consistency with Rand’s views but its consistency with reality. What I do credit Rand with is having presented the rudiments of a system in language that most laypeople could understand …” (02/04/18)

https://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/notablog/archives/002408.html

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31) Homos Economicus: A largely irrational animal
Source: Cobden Centre
by Jessica King

“2002’s Nobel prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman wrote about Prospect Theory, which is hard to summarise succinctly because he wrote an entire thesis to explain it. He and his academic partner Amos Tversky examined how economic decision-making is not always rational, whereas orthodox economic theory held decisions were made on the basis of utility — the maximum return on a given amount of resources. Expected utility theory originated in Bernoulli’s 1738 essay, which argued that when faced with a choice involving risk, the logical action is to ‘maximize the expected utility of wealth.’ In other words, the more capital you have, the more likely you are to put it at risk for expected returns. It follows that poor people will be more risk averse and less inclined to invest in financial products with a concerning risk profile. Hence, poor people do not sell insurance products, because they cannot afford to pay an insurance premium if the owner makes a claim.” (02/02/18)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/02/homos-economicus-a-largely-irrational-animal/

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32) Just say no to a gas tax hike
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“A new report says the White House and GOP members of Congress are discussing raising the federal gas tax to help pay for infrastructure rebuilding. It’s a very bad idea, one that will erase much of the goodwill that came from cutting Americans’ taxes. It’s inevitable that whenever you put a group of politicians in a room, they’ll always try to find a way to impose new taxes to ‘pay for’ something they want. President Trump, in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, put forth a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would be funded in part by the federal government. It would require about $200 billion in total federal spending, or $20 billion a year. At least that’s the initial estimate.” (02/02/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/just-say-no-to-a-gas-tax-hike

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33) Cellular phones aren’t the only way to track people
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“A lot of privacy advocates have a habit of developing tunnel vision. They’ll see an obvious privacy violation and fail to see dozens of others. For example, I know a lot of privacy advocates who have developed tunnel vision for cellular phones. Some of these individuals will even leave their cellular phone at home when traveling somewhere thinking that doing so will make invisible to surveillance. However, there is more than one way to track an individual’s movements. How many people who leave their cellular phones at home then immediately get into a uniquely identifiable vehicle?” (02/02/18)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2018/02/02/cellular-phones-arent-the-only-way-to-track-people/

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34) Liberal [sic] totalitarianism and the Trump diversion
Source: CounterPunch
by Ajamu Baraka

“Republicans now refer to this as ‘FBI-gate’ and Democrats counter by appealing to the dubious belief that the FBI is some kind of neutral political force populated by people of unreproachable character …. This new narrative of FBI integrity and neutrality is predicated on the assumption that most of the public has forgotten or is unaware of the notorious history of the FBI and its founder, J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was a racist anti-Semite and fascist sympathizer. He shared his obsessive anti-communism and anti-Semitism with Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s Gestapo chief, who Hoover corresponded with personally and kept on the FBI’s mailing list right up until the eve of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. As the nation’s political police, the FBI has been at the center of domestic repression and political manipulation for decades.” (02/02/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/02/liberal-totalitarianism-and-the-trump-diversion/

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35) Federal 5G: An authoritarian approach in the name of “safety”
Source: USA Today
by Bonnie Kristian

“‘The problem in Venezuela,’ President Trump declared before the United Nations assembly in September, ‘is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.’ Such authoritarian economics have always ‘delivered anguish and devastation and failure,’ he continued, and advocates ‘of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.’ Trump would do well to give that speech another read amid reports his team is considering nationalizing the United States’ 5G wireless network on grounds of national security. A Sunday evening Axios report, sharing a leaked memo and PowerPoint presentation authored by a senior National Security Council member, describes a potential plan for Washington to build and control the next generation in wireless connectivity, ‘an unprecedented nationalization of a historically private infrastructure.’” (02/01/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/01/5-g-wireless-trump-nationalize-authoritarian-approach-name-safety-china-bonnie-kristian-column/1080680001

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36) The “slave power” behind Florida’s felon disenfranchisement
Source: The Atlantic
by Garrett Epps

“In November 1865–barely six months after Appomattox, and three weeks before the official ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment — the New York Tribune’s front page bore a provocative headline: ‘South Carolina Re-establishing Slavery.’ The story laid out the new system being put into place in most of the former Confederacy — ‘Black Codes,’ criminal laws targeting black citizens, coupling a long list of minor offenses with a schedule of prohibitive fines …. This history — the ardent and persistent embrace by Southern racists of the criminal justice system as a means of racial domination — gives me a somewhat jaundiced view of state laws barring convicted felons from voting. They are a heritage of the old slave-power mindset, and have no business marring politics in a 21st century democracy. … among the 50 American states, Florida is the undisputed disfranchisement champion. … 27 percent of all the disfranchised felons in the U.S. live in Florida; of those Americans who have completed all their punishments but still cannot vote, a whopping 48 percent live in the shadows of the Sunshine State.” (02/04/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/the-slave-power-behind-floridas-felon-disenfranchisement/552269/

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37) Is the marketplace what’s REALLY killing coal?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Andrew Moran

“In 2016, Coal Country propelled Donald Trump to the White House. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly slammed the Obama administration for its environmental policies targeting the coal industry, while regularly promising to bring back jobs to the sector. … So, with Trump’s first year in the Oval Office in the history books, has the coal industry been saved? Last year, output was up, and exports increased. However, coal-fired power plants are still shutting down, employment remains low, and the president’s proposal to subsidize coal plants was rejected by federal regulators. … the industry’s decline, particularly when it comes to jobs, has been in the making for many years. Coal Country usually blames the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and the Stream Protection Rule. But the future has been bleak for a long time, and there’s a myriad of reasons why coal is dead and never coming back. Free market, government policy, machinery, green energy. Take your pick.” (02/03/18)

https://mises.org/wire/marketplace-whats-really-killing-coal

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38) Poland’s Holocaust faux pas
Source: Reuters
by Alex Storozynski

“Poland’s Senate has passed a bill establishing prison terms for anyone who besmirches the nation’s good name by using the phrase ‘Polish Concentration Camp,’ or suggests that Poles were culpable during the Holocaust. The plan has blown up like an exploding cigar. As the son of a decorated Polish soldier who fought Nazi Germany and a Polish mother who was imprisoned in a German work camp, it pains me when people call Auschwitz a ‘Polish Death Camp.’ It had a German motto, ‘Arbeit macht frei,’ (work sets you free), and German sentries and German Shepherds guarded it. It was a German camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a journalist, I knew the best way to prevent use of this erroneous phrase was to change the stylebooks that guide language usage in newsrooms.” (02/02/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storozynski-poland-commentary/commentary-polands-holocaust-faux-pas-idUSKBN1FM2OP

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39) Georgia must block this flawed computer crime bill
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Dave Maass

“The State of Georgia must decide: will it be a hub of technological and online media innovation, or will it be the state that criminalized terms of service violations? Will it support security research that makes us all safer, or will they chill the ability of Georgia’s infosec community to identify vulnerabilities that need to be fixed to protect our private information? This is what’s at stake with Georgia’s S.B. 315, and state lawmakers should stop it dead in its tracks. As EFF wrote in its letter opposing the bill, this legislation would hand immense power to prosecutors to go after anyone for ‘checking baseball scores on a work computer, lying about your age or height in your user profile contrary to a website’s policy, or sharing passwords with family members in violation of the service provider’s rules.’” (02/02/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/georgia-must-block-flawed-computer-crime-bill

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40) A free press, the left, and the FBI
Source: Notes On Liberty
by Jacques Delacroix

“I am eager to read the Democrats’ and, perhaps, the FBI’s rejoinder to the memo they described as riddled with falsehoods and with omissions. I have some expectation that they will dig themselves in deeper when they try to make up for the omissions. You read it here first; please, give me credit. The NYT and the Washington Post are on editorial record asking for prior censorship on the famous memo. It’s unheard of in times of peace. Two major leftist newspapers asked the government to violate the First Amendment, the very constitutional disposition that guarantees freedom of the press.” (02/02/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/02/02/a-free-press-the-left-and-the-fbi/

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41) The Democrats’ massive, foolish omission
Source: The New Republic
by Emily Atkin

“Immediately following President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders was staring into a video camera, wearing his usual exasperated frown. ‘Tonight, he avoided some of the most important issues facing our country and the world,’ he said about Trump. ‘How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change?’ Sanders had a right to be frustrated with the president. Record-breaking hurricanes, extreme flooding, and raging wildfires wreaked emotional, economic, and environmental havoc on America last year. Each of these horrors were fueled by climate change — a problem caused by humans, but which is also fixable by humans, if there’s the political will. And yet, Trump didn’t even mention it. He spoke of the year’s record-breaking weather events as if they were merely occasions for American heroism, while promoting the proliferation of our dirtiest energy source.” (02/01/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/146817/democrats-massive-foolish-omission

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42) On the LP national convention and speaker “controversy”
Source: Avens O’Brien
by Avens O’Brien

“It appears a caucus of the LP has some LP members (and non-members who like to be opinionated about what the LNC should be doing) up in arms about an alleged ‘refusal’ or ‘rejection’ of Ron Paul speaking at the National Libertarian Convention in July. … Ron Paul wasn’t specifically invited to speak nor did he inquire to be turned away. Someone (I believe Michael Heise) suggested him via FB message, as well as proposing they may be able to raise the funds to cover his fee, and then the Chair of the Convention Oversight Committee (Daniel Hayes) appears to have tentatively agreed in October (according to screenshots). THREE months later, with no indication that money had been raised, no indication a speaker agreement had been reached, no indication that Ron Paul confirmed, there’s another screenshot (Dec 7th) with Daniel Hayes saying ‘Ron Paul is definitely out’ …” [editor’s note: Heise leads a faction — the “Mises Caucus” — that’s spent the last year trying to manufacture “scandals” in the LP as part of a ham-fisted attempt to oust and replace the national leadership. It would be humorous if some usually not stupid people didn’t keep falling for it – TLK] (02/02/18)

https://aonarach.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/commentary-on-the-lp-national-convention-speaker-controversy/

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43) The smoking Russian donut
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“[L]ast week the FBI arrested Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper on various corruption charges following a six-year undercover sting operation. ‘From what is now known,’ the editorial board judged ‘the case against Cooper’ to be ‘devastating.’ There are taped conversations, reportedly, between FBI agents posing as ‘wealthy land owners [seeking] political favors’ and the mayor, discussing pay (her) to play (with the city). At one point, undercover agents say a bribe was delivered to the mayor in ‘a Dunkin’ Donuts bag stuffed with $8,000 in cash and checks from people with a ‘bunch of Russian names.” Russians?” (02/02/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/02/02/the-smoking-russian-donut/

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44) Cities scrambling to attract Amazon because it “creates jobs” being sold a lie
Source: In These Times
by David Dayen

“Amazon has been astoundingly successful in getting state and local governments to pay for its worksites. The online retail giant has staff dedicated to securing local tax incentives, abatements and subsidies for placing its warehouses (dubbed ‘fulfillment centers’), totaling more than $1.1 billion since 2000. And for months, cities have engaged in an even more unseemly spectacle: promising billions to attract Amazon’s second headquarters. The losing bids will likely set the ransom rate Amazon can demand to locate its fulfillment centers in the future. Until now, nobody has looked specifically at whether these giveaways are really worth the cost. A report from the Economic Policy Institute released on Thursday says emphatically that they’re not.” (02/01/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/20881/Amazon-workers-jobs-economic-policy-institute-warehouse-company

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45) Nunes memo released: FBI objections lacked credibility given bureau’s shady past
Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is once again at the center of a political scandal. President Trump claims the FISA court wrongfully approved secret spying on his 2016 presidential campaign, while prominent Democrats claim Republicans are guilty of treason if they release a memo alleging FISA abuses by the FBI, a move the president has now approved. Regardless of the merits of this particular clash, FISA has long been a disaster for Americans’ constitutional rights.” (02/02/18)

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2018/02/02/usa-today-2/

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46) Yes, but is it true?
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Jo Ann Skousen

“You probably heard the scuttlebutt about All the Money in the World, even if you haven’t seen the movie: the film was set for a mid-December release with Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty, but six weeks before its release actor Anthony Rapp made sexual allegations against Spacey, and rather than risk their $60 million investment in the film, producers opted to cut all of Spacey’s scenes and reshoot the film with Christopher Plummer. Plummer was an excellent choice — he even looks like Getty — and the editing is virtually seamless. But after seeing the film, my reaction was that they needn’t have bothered. Getty is so despicable in this film that Spacey would have fitted right in. I was so repelled by the character’s meanheartedness that I couldn’t even stomach the thought of visiting the Getty Museum again. But how accurate is this film?” (02/02/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1810

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47) Trump’s all-out attack [sic] on the rule of law
Source: The Nation
by Bob Dreyfuss

“With the imminent release of the jury-rigged ‘Nunes memo’ and the resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who had been under fire from the president, Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have expanded their all-out assault on the American system of justice, including the FBI, the Justice Department, the US intelligence community, and the Office of the Special Counsel. It’s an unprecedented attack on what Team Trump refers to as an imagined ‘Deep State,’ a ‘secret society’ within the FBI, and a conspiracy of judges, courts, and intelligence officials who have allegedly banded together to bring down his presidency. There is of course a reality-based [sic] way to look at these events — namely, that the White House and the Trump campaign are under investigation by seasoned prosecutors and several congressional committees over plausible allegations that the president’s 2016 campaign colluded with or encouraged a Russian effort to influence the election’s outcome, and that since his inauguration Trump has engaged in a systematic effort to obstruct justice.” (02/01/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-all-out-attack-on-the-rule-of-law

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48) Quantum Vibe, 02/02/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (02/02/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1753

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49) Why not dismantle the New Deal?
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Every so often, progressives and the mainstream press exclaim with horror that Republicans are intent on dismantling the New Deal, the socialist-interventionist economic system that the Franklin Roosevelt administration brought into existence in the 1930s and that has been with us ever since. The concerns are groundless. Republicans and conservatives are as wedded to FDR’s New Deal, especially Social Security and Medicare, as Democrats and leftists are. The only ones who really want to dismantle the New Deal are we libertarians. The obvious question arises: Why shouldn’t the New Deal, including its crown jewel, Social Security, be dismantled, especially since the entire program was born in illegitimacy?” (02/02/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/02/02/not-dismantle-new-deal/

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50) The two sides of immigration policy
Source: The American Prospect
by John Judis

“During his campaign, Donald Trump used the issue of illegal immigration as a nativist dog whistle. According to Trump, Mexico was sending criminals over the border. He called for deporting the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Trump’s strident appeals definitely contributed to his success in the Republican primaries, and probably were of net benefit to him in the general election, especially in swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Iowa. After the election, Trump accused undocumented immigrants of surreptitiously voting for Hillary Clinton in the general election. He and his attorney general have stepped up deportations, even for traffic offenses. And he has refused to extend the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows the children of undocumented immigrants, who came to the United States through no choice of their own, to avoid deportation.” (02/01/18)

http://prospect.org/article/two-sides-immigration-policy

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51) Freedom Minute, episode 309
Source: Free Press Publications
by Darryl W Perry

“One of the great things about the internet is the availability of information at the push of a button, and the ease with which people from around the globe can communicate. While this can be a powerful tool to help minority voices (including libertarians) publish their views, it has contributed greatly to the prevalence of the 24-hour news cycle. And with so many outlets competing for views, you end up with sensationalism, or what is now called click-bait. When social media is added into the equation, you end up with manufactured news, i.e. news reports about tweets and other posts on social media, and libertarians are not exempt from this either. There’s an old saying, ‘you don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to.’ And this is the reason I’m writing this letter. Stop!” [text or Flash audio] (02/04/18)

http://fpp.cc/an-open-letter-to-libertarians/

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52) Free Talk Live, 02/03/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Opinions About Kissing Your Kids on the Lips :: Nancy Pelosi :: Democrat Lady Hates Tom Brady :: European Family Kissing :: Open Door Bathroom Policy :: Free the Nipple Supreme Court Case :: Genitalia :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (02/03/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-02-03

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53) Anarcho Agenda, 02/03/18
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Discussing going back to constitutional principals, the ways the surveillance state is destroy us, and much more.” [various formats] (02/03/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-55-2018-02-03

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54) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 225
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.” [various formats] (02/02/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/how-media-works

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55) FIREside Chats, episode 7
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

“Let Them Speak! FIRE activism toolkit.” [Flash video] (02/02/18)

https://www.thefire.org/fireside-chats-07-let-them-speak-fire-activism-toolkit/

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56) Unregistered, episode 42
Source: Unregistered Podcast with Thaddeus Russell

“Elisa Albert is the author of the outstanding novel After Birth. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, Post Road, The Guardian, Gulf Coast, Commentary, Salon, Tablet, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, The Rumpus, Time Magazine, on NPR, and in many anthologies. She is also on the visiting faculty of Bennington College.” [Flash audio or MP3] (02/02/18)

http://unregistered.blubrry.net/episode42/

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57) Cato Daily Podcast, 02/02/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Anti-immigration forces would like you to believe that immigrants pose an outsize risk with respect to terrorism. They don’t. Alex Nowrasteh explains.” [various formats] (02/02/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/fear-terrorism-drives-anti-immigrant-push

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58) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1086
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Chris Calton joins me to discuss one of the most fascinating figures in libertarian history, and how he evolved from defending the Constitution against the claim that it favored slavery all the way to rejecting the very idea that the U.S. Constitution, or any other constitution, could truly bind the people.” [various formats] (02/02/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1086-lysander-spooner-the-evolution-of-a-radical-libertarian/

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59) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 150
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #150, I discuss the new war that broke out between tribes in southern Yemen. A group of tribes known as the Southern Separatists are attacking the Saudi backed government. The UAE is providing support to the Southern Separatists. The Southern Separatists have taken the southern capital city of Yemen. I also discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen, Operation Olive Branch in Syria, the US troop role in Afghanistan, and the growing Islamists control in Libya.” [various formats] (02/02/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-150-another-war-in-yemen

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60) Felony Friday, episode 109
Source: Lions Of Liberty

“Today on Felony Friday David McNamar joins John Odermatt to discuss a heart wrenching tragedy he experienced. David is a listener of the show and a member of our Lions of Liberty forum. He reached out to me about a month ago to inquire if I’d be interested in hearing his story. David had a very tragic accident occur in his life. One that is unimaginable. David and John discuss this accident, the impact it had on his life and what it taught him about the criminal justice system.” [various formats] (02/02/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/02/02/felony-friday-109-dealing-criminalization-of-unimaginable-tragedy/

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