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Volume XVI, Issue #3,914
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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In the News:

1) PA: Supreme Court releases new state congressional voting map
2) Latvia: Top European Central Bank official detained by regime “anti-corruption” agency
3) Trump motorcade driver detained by Secret Service after gun discovered
4) Congress sets sights on pretending it can regulate cryptocurrency
5) Peru: Fujimori ordered to stand trial again
6) Minnesota regime’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
7) Trump asks why Obama didn’t “do something about Russian meddling”
8) Trump reportedly “supportive” of more intrusive unconstitutional gun background checks
9) Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal
10) NBA players ready to lift ban on medical cannabis use
11) CA: Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of “Black Panther”
12) DC: Musk receives permit for Hyperloop dig
13) Study: Drinking two beers a day “slashes your risk of drying young by a fifth”
14) Terracotta theft: Chinese angry over stolen warrior thumb
15) UK: Most KFCs remain closed because of chicken shortage
16) Idiots get upset at singer for singing song differently than usual
17) US regime pushes Europe to commit to reneging on Iran nuclear deal
18) UK: New party inspired by France’s Macron seeks to overturn Brexit
19) Gambia: Barrow announces moratorium on death penalty
20) Israel: Netanyahu aides arrested as police open new inquiry

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Letter from an honest politician
22) Arm the undocumented
23) Tech’s ethical dark side
24) When school kids lose their recess time
25) Trump is, in fact, taking on high drug prices
26) Church property cases and “neutral principles”
27) Much ado about nothing on Mueller’s indictment
28) Students should celebrate lecturer strikes
29) Trump’s “Harvest Box” delivers an empty promise
30) Imposing your ideology on the Constitution
31) Is education worth it?
32) Crypto vs. fiat: The battle is on
33) Healthcare: American mania vs. Canadian sclerosis
34) Quantum Vibe, 02/19/18
35) Beyond Hollywood: Domestic workers say #MeToo
36) If your voters were persuaded by bad Russian ads, they were never your voters
37) More gun violence: Let’s look beyond politics
38) Democrats now attack Internet rules they once embraced
39) China’s next ideological front
40) Guns
41) Donald Trump’s food stamp box idea is a solution without a problem
42) The priorities of government
43) Russia’s election meddling: Worse than a crime; a blunder
44) Beyond mere survival
45) The Democrats keep capitulating on defense spending
46) Why they love baiting the Russian bear
47) Thwarting cops who are robbers
48) Making mugs of voters: Mueller’s Russia indictments
49) Progressive totalitarians and nativist nationalists in our midst
50) A safe place to hide: Inflation and the bond markets

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 149
52) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1097
53) Cato Daily Podcast, 02/19/18
54) One Free Family, episode 5
55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 335
56) Freedom Feens Radio, 02/19/18
57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 157
58) bloggingheads.tv, 02/19/18
59) Free Talk Live, 02/18/18
60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 152

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

1) PA: Supreme Court releases new state congressional voting map
Source: Raw Story

“Pennsylvania’s top court published a new map of U.S. congressional voting districts for the state on Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders were unable to come to an agreement on other proposals, in a closely watched action ahead of the November mid-term elections. The new map was posted on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s website after the court’s Democratic majority voted last month to invalidate the previous map as an unconstitutional gerrymander. The court ruled that Republican lawmakers marginalized Democratic voters to win more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pennsylvania is a hotly contested swing state, and the redistricting is expected to boost Democrats’ chances of winning several U.S. House seats in the state in the November elections. Democrats need to gain 24 seats nationwide to take control of the House from Republicans. Republicans currently hold 13 of Pennsylvania’s 18 U.S. congressional seats. The state’s Supreme Court decided to draw its own map with the help of independent redistricting experts after Democratic Governor Tom Wolf rejected a version drawn by Republican legislative leaders as unfairly skewed in their party’s favor.” (02/19/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/pennsylvania-supreme-court-releases-new-state-congressional-voting-map-dems-will-love

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2) Latvia: Top European Central Bank official detained by regime “anti-corruption” agency
Source: MarketWatch

“A member of the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee, Ilmars Rimsevics, was detained over the weekend by Latvia’s anticorruption agency as part of a criminal probe. Rimsevics, governor of Latvia’s Central Bank, was being held at a state police station after agents raided his office and a property belonging to him, according to published reports. … The ECB on Monday said it had halted all payments to the lender, Latvia’s third largest by assets. That move comes a week after the U.S. Treasury Department charged ABLV with laundering billions of dollars in illicit funds, including for companies tied to North Korea’s banned ballistic-missile program, a Wall Street Journal report noted.” (02/19/18)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/top-ecb-official-detained-by-latvias-anticorruption-agency-2018-02-19

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3) Trump motorcade driver detained by Secret Service after gun discovered
Source: Fox News

“The Secret Service said Monday it detained someone scheduled to drive a press van in President Trump’s motorcade in Florida after agents discovered a personal firearm during a security check. ‘All Secret Service security measures worked,’ the agency said in a statement, stressing that nobody under their protection was ever in any danger. The incident occurred Monday in Palm Beach, where Trump was spending Presidents Day at his resort. According to the agency, the unnamed individual was a ‘staff contracted driver’ who was found to be ‘in lawful possession of a prohibited item.’ It occurred outside the secure area at a Secret Service security screening checkpoint. The Secret Service said they investigated and resolved the incident with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The agency said the driver was only detained briefly.” [editor’s note: Why was he detained at all? – TLK] (02/19/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/19/trump-motorcade-driver-detained-by-secret-service-after-gun-discovered.html

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4) Congress sets sights on pretending it can regulate cryptocurrency
Source: Reuters

“Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters. Bipartisan momentum is growing in the Senate and House of Representatives for action to address the risks posed by virtual currencies to investors and the financial system, they said. Even free-market Republican conservatives, normally wary of government red tape, said regulation could be needed if cryptocurrencies threaten the U.S. economy.” [editor’s note: Republican conservatives are seldom either “free-market” or “wary of government red tape.” At best they occasionally feign reluctance to seize the power they want to seize instead of publicly reveling in it like their Democratic counterparts – TLK] (02/19/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-congress/congress-sets-sights-on-federal-cryptocurrency-rules-idUSKCN1G31AG

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5) Peru: Fujimori ordered to stand trial again
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Peru’s ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers. It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses and corruption. The former leader was given a pardon on health grounds but the court in Lima says this does not apply to the new case. The court also wants to try 22 others for the death-squad killings. When current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted the pardon, there were street protests, Fujimori is a deeply divisive figure in Peru, respected by some and reviled by others for his government’s crackdown on two violent insurgencies during his tenure from 1990-2000.” (02/19/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43122187

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6) Minnesota regime’s $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday in Minneapolis. Experts say it could have wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part because 3M and other companies legally dumped the chemicals for years in and outside Minnesota. The case focuses on the company’s disposal of chemicals once used to make Scotchgard fabric protector and other products. The company denies it did anything wrong or illegal. The state alleges the chemicals damaged Minnesota’s natural resources, including more than 100 miles of the Mississippi River, and contaminated drinking water, harmed wildlife and posed a threat to human health.” (02/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Minnesota-s-5B-case-over-3M-chemicals-heads-to-12625268.php

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7) Trump asks why Obama didn’t “do something about Russian meddling”
Source: Fox News

“President Trump on Monday followed other Republican leaders in questioning why the Obama administration ‘failed to act’ on the intelligence that Russia’s meddling in U.S. politics began in 2014. ‘Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election,’ Trump tweeted. ‘So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?’ A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The indictments are part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump throughout the weekend often took to Twitter to address the indictment, claiming in three separate tweets that there was ‘no collusion’ between Russians and his election campaign.” (02/19/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/19/trump-asks-why-obama-didnt-do-something-about-russian-meddling.html

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8) Trump reportedly “supportive” of more intrusive unconstitutional gun background checks
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“US President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve background checks on gun ownership, the White House says. He spoke with Republican Senator John Cornyn about a bipartisan bill that seeks to improve the checks in place before someone can buy a gun. The suspect in last week’s Florida school shooting, in which 17 people died, bought his gun legally. Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Monday. Students from the school have demanded action on gun control. It has emerged that Mr Cruz was able to buy seven rifles in the past year, despite being examined by Florida mental health workers in 2016, US media report. One of those was the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle used to carry out last Wednesday’s attack.” (02/19/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-43117780

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9) Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization’s report on the internal inquiry. The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity’s property while working in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. ‘We are making this exceptional publication because we want to be as transparent as possible about the decisions we made during this particular investigation and in recognition of the breach of trust that has been caused,’ the charity said in a statement. ‘We are also meeting with the government of Haiti to apologize for our mistakes and discuss what more we can do, including for the women affected by these events.’” (02/19/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Oxfam-reports-staff-intimidated-witnesses-in-12624234.php

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10) NBA players ready to lift ban on medical cannabis use
Source: Smell the Truth

“The NBA is ready to allow marijuana use for medical purposes, according to an official representing the players. In an interview with SB Nation, National Basketball Players Association (NPBA) Executive Director Michele Roberts voiced her support for lifting the league’s ban on marijuana in the near future ‘My own view is that there are substantial signs that support its efficacy and the value that it has for us, especially pain management,’ Roberts told SB Nation. ‘We’re in talks with the league to see where we can go with it.’ Roberts also revealed in another interview with the Undefeated that the Players Association is currently examining research and studies on cannabis for medical use.” (02/19/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/02/19/nba-players-ready-to-lift-ban-on-medical-marijuana-use

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11) CA: Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of “Black Panther”
Source: Raw Story

“As Marvel’s latest superhero movie, ‘Black Panther,’ draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film’s largely African American fans. Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see ‘Black Panther,’ the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. ‘It’s very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news,’ said Darnell Hunt, dean of social sciences at UCLA. ‘In the long run, it will not detract from the cultural significance of ‘Black Panther,’ but it does blunt some of the positive force it has as it opens. It is both surprising and not surprising.’” (02/19/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/02/trolls-twitter-make-false-claims-assaulted-screenings-black-panther/

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12) DC: Musk receives permit for Hyperloop dig
Source: Washington Post

“It’s not much now, just a parking lot with a discarded gin bottle and an old exterminator receipt. But the slice of pavement near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the District could be the gritty precursor to a tunnel network that could propel pods filled with people and speeding platforms topped with Teslas and Toyotas between the nation’s capital and New York in 29 minutes. Or it could be just be a parking lot littered with dashed transportation dreams. … The Boring Company team has received an early, and vague, building permit from the D.C. government that will allow some preparatory and excavation work at the fenced-off parking lot at 53 New York Avenue NE beside a McDonald’s and amid the construction cranes of Washington’s booming NoMa neighborhood.” (02/19/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dc-has-given-elon-musk-a-permit-to-do-a-little-digging-for-the-hyperloop/2018/02/16/ee8d2f08-1359-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html

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13) Study: Drinking two beers a day “slashes your risk of drying young by a fifth”
Source: The Sun [UK]

“Two beers a day and a few excess pounds are the secret to living longer, scientists say. The glasses of beer, or wine, cut the risk of dying young by a fifth. And carrying a few excess pounds in later life makes an early death 3 per cent less likely. … The boffins analysed data on 14,000 people aged 55 to 100 to find the secrets to a long life. They have tracked the volunteers for up to 37 years, with some still being monitored. … The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.” [editor’s note: No, I didn’t write that headline. But I did get a good laugh out of the pun – TLK] (02/19/18)

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5608318/good-news-for-booze-fans-as-study-reveals-unlikely-secret-to-longer-life/

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14) Terracotta theft: Chinese angry over stolen warrior thumb
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Chinese authorities have demanded ‘severe punishment’ for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media report. The 2,000-year-old statue, worth $4.5m (£3.2m), is one of 10 on loan to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Last week, Michael Rohana was charged with theft and concealment of a major artwork, and later released on bail. The Terracotta Army is one of China’s most important archaeological finds. According to court documents, Mr Rohana, 24, was attending an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute on 21 December when he made his way into the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which was then closed. Mr Rohana allegedly used a mobile phone as a torch and took a selfie with one of the warriors, according to Chinese state media Xinhua, quoting the FBI.” (02/19/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-43109139

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15) UK: Most KFCs remain closed because of chicken shortage
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The fast food chain KFC has been forced to temporarily close most of its UK outlets after problems with a new delivery contract led to a chicken shortage. More than 600 KFC outlets remain shut after a weekend of closures. KFC published a list of only 254 of its 900 stores that were still open on Sunday night. Many were offering a limited menu and restricted opening hours. … The problems came after KFC switched its deliveries from Bidvest Logistics to DHL in a deal struck last year. DHL said ‘operational issues’ meant several KFC deliveries over recent days had been incomplete or delayed.” (02/19/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/19/kfc-uk-closed-chicken-shortage-fash-food-contract-delivery-dhl

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16) Idiots get upset at singer for singing song differently than usual
Source: ESPN

“Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. The Black Eyed Peas singer’s slow, bluesy rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on Sunday before the 67th edition of the NBA’s annual showcase wasn’t particularly well received at Staples Center or on social media. A low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out arena after Fergie finished the first line of the song with a throaty growl on ‘the dawn’s early light.’ Fans throughout the star-studded crowd reacted with varying levels of bemusement and enthusiasm while her languid, two-plus-minute version of the song continued. Although Fergie was on pitch, her tempo, musical accompaniment and sexy delivery were not exactly typical for a sporting event or a patriotic song.” [editor’s note: IT’S. A. SONG. Tune-wise, a non-American (British), non-Christian (Greek pagan) drinking song. Get over it, people – TLK] (02/19/18)

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22498419/controversy-erupts-fergie-national-anthem-all-star-game

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17) US regime pushes Europe to commit to reneging on Iran nuclear deal
Source: Antiwar.com

“The Trump Administration is once again setting up an ultimatum for the US staying in the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, this time pushing on EU participants to commit to the idea of changing the deal by May, the next time Trump could withdraw sanctions relief. President Trump has long opposed the Iran deal, and demands massive changes to the already signed pact, despite everyone else agreeing the terms are final and no renegotiation is needed. US officials suggest the only way to keep them on board is to commit to unspecified future changes.” (02/18/18)

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/02/18/us-pushes-europe-to-commit-to-changing-iran-nuclear-deal/

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18) UK: New party inspired by France’s Macron seeks to overturn Brexit
Source: US News & World Report

“A new British political party inspired by French President Emmanuel Macron’s rise to power launched a national electoral campaign on Monday aimed at stopping Brexit. The Renew party, which was founded last year after Macron’s En Marche! movement propelled him to power, said it would seek to stoke debate on Brexit and accused Britain’s main parties of losing touch with voters who feel abandoned by the elite.” (02/19/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-02-19/new-british-party-inspired-by-frances-macron-seeks-to-overturn-brexit

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19) Gambia: Barrow announces moratorium on death penalty
Source: Washington Post

“Gambia’s president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a ‘first step toward abolition.’ President Adama Barrow announced the moratorium while addressing a large crowd gathered Sunday for the country’s independence anniversary. This tiny West African nation is emerging from 22 years of dictatorship that were marked by arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.” (02/19/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/gambia-president-announces-moratorium-on-death-penalty/2018/02/19/c6fb940e-155f-11e8-930c-45838ad0d77a_story.html

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20) Israel: Netanyahu aides arrested as police open new inquiry
Source: The Times [UK]

“Senior prime ministerial aides and a number of business executives were arrested early yesterday in Israel as part of a new police investigation into Binyamin Netanyahu’s alleged corrupt activities. Those held were being questioned over whether they were involved in illegal dealings between the Israeli prime minister and the owner of Israel’s largest telecommunications firm. … The investigation, named ‘Case 4000’ by the authorities, comes five days after the police recommended charging the prime minister with bribery and fraud.” (02/19/18)

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/netanyahu-aides-arrested-as-police-open-new-inquiry-82d772x56

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

21) Letter from an honest politician
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Paul Miniato

“In your view, our country is beset with many problems. Our economy struggles to throw off its yoke of stagnation and unemployment. Companies merge and service declines. We long for a cleaner environment and yet rivers die and an ugly haze spreads over the countryside. Our medical system is breaking down, just when our aging population needs it most. The welfare system is facing bankruptcy but the number of dependents is growing. Many of them spend their entitlements on drugs and alcohol. Children are growing up without sufficient guidance, and as a result, violence is spreading among our youth. Our education system is failing. Hatred between racial and cultural groups is on the rise. Our politicians have been the biggest disappointment. They lie, they cheat, they steal, they grandstand. They take our money, promise us great things, and rarely deliver. They’ve disappointed us so often we’ve come to count on it. You think I’d be different. Think again, my friend! Think again.” (02/19/18)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2018/02/letter-from-honest-politician-by-paul.html

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22) Arm the undocumented
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“This country is under siege. The entire nation is in the grips of what can only be described as a gang war. The gang in question is deadly, cruel and armed to the fucking teeth. They ride rough shot across the country in their armadas of armored sports utility vehicles, raiding homes and business’ like a Mongol horde. Kicking down doors, smashing everything in site and dragging innocent victims off into the night, to undisclosed hideouts where they’re subjected to untold tortures; degraded, raped, beaten or worse. … No, I’m not talking about MS-13, Trump’s latest brown scapegoat fixation. I’m talking about the Orange One’s heroes in Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, and their knuckle-dragging flunkies in the Border Patrol who are waging a state sanctioned jihad against innocent Americans guilty of nothing more than crossing an invisible line into territory stolen from their ancestors.” (02/19/18)

http://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/02/arm-undocumented.html

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23) Tech’s ethical dark side
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Rick Weber

“Far be it from me to tell people to avoid spending time considering ethics. But something seems a bit silly to me about all this. The ‘experts’ are trying to teach students the consequences of the complex interactions between the services they haven’t yet created and the world as it doesn’t yet exist. My inner cynic sees this ‘ethics of tech’ movement as a push to have software engineers become nanny-state-like social engineers. ‘First do no harm’ is not the right standard for tech (which isn’t to say ‘do harm’ is). Before 2016 Facebook and Twitter were praised for their positive contribution to the Arab Spring. After our dumb election the educated western elite threw up our hands and said, ‘it’s an ethical breach to reduce our power!’ Freedom is messy, and ‘do no harm’ privileges the status quo.” (02/19/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/02/19/techs-ethical-dark-side/

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24) When school kids lose their recess time
Source: Reason
by Lenore Skenazy

“Most child development experts believe that kids need some unstructured run-around time during the day. The American Academy of Pediatrics has declared that ‘recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and, as such, it should not be withheld for punitive or academic reasons.’ And yet schools aren’t just shrinking the number of recess minutes per day in order to shoehorn in more class time and test prep: Many allow teachers to take away recess as a form of punishment. Long Island’s Patchogue-Medford School District is moving in the opposite direction. It has doubled the amount of lunch and recess time its students get from 40 to 80 minutes a day, with felicitous results: lower absenteeism and fewer disciplinary problems.” (for publication 03/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/02/19/when-school-kids-lose-their-re

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25) Trump is, in fact, taking on high drug prices
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Health reform advocates complain that President Trump’s budget doesn’t do enough to tackle high drug prices, which they say are rapidly driving up health costs. Neither claim, it turns out, is true. Concern about high drug prices are legion. But these stories often lack any context. The Los Angeles Times, for example, reported last week that prescription drug prices are slated to climb 6.3% a year, on average, over the next decade, which is faster than overall health spending. It goes on to say that drug prices are one of the ‘biggest drivers’ of health costs and this, in turn, has sparked ‘growing calls by Democrats for more government regulation of prices.’ But a look at the data the Times used actually tells a much different story. Despite all of the hue and cry about drug prices, prescription drugs account for slightly less than 10% of national health spending. That share is almost identical to where it was in 1960, when the array of drugs available was far more limited.” (02/19/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/drug-prices-trump-budget-medicare-price-controls

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26) Church property cases and “neutral principles”
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Samuel Bray

“The U.S. Supreme Court has just been asked to review a major church property decision. At issue is who owns the land and buildings of 29 formerly Episcopal parishes in South Carolina. Some of these parishes have had their property for a long time — one of these parishes dates back to 1680, about a century before the Episcopal Church even existed as an entity in the United Sates. But notwithstanding this history, and even though the local congregations hold title to all these properties, the South Carolina Supreme Court held 3-2 that all of the properties belong to the national denomination, the Episcopal Church. In other words, the court held that the local congregations didn’t really own their property, they just held it it in trust for the national denomination. What is at issue is much more than the property of these 29 parishes. The case raises a fundamental question about how the First Amendment interacts with church property cases.” (02/19/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/19/church-property-cases-and-neutral-princi

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27) Much ado about nothing on Mueller’s indictment
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“I confess deep amusement at the enormous reaction of the U.S mainstream press to the 37-page federal grand-jury indictment that special prosecutor (and former FBI Director) Robert Mueller has secured against 13 Russians and three companies or, as the mainstream media puts it, against ‘Russia.’ Why am I so amused? One reason is how reporters and editorial boards of the mainstream press are treating the indictment — as solid evidence of guilt. From reading all of the mainstream reporting and commentaries on the indictment, you would think that ‘Russia’ had just been convicted of the heinous crime of ‘meddling’ in a U.S. presidential election. At the risk of raining on the anti-Russia parade, that’s pure nonsense.” (02/19/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/02/19/much-ado-nothing-muellers-indictment/

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28) Students should celebrate lecturer strikes
Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Dumitriu

“Starting on Thursday, academics and lecturers at 61 universities represented by the University and College Union will strike for 14 days. According to the Sunday Times, affected universities are planning to dumb down final exams to ensure that the walkouts do not affect final grades. Essentially, it means that students will get to graduate with the same grades but with less material to revise and a few more lie-ins in lieu of morning lectures. This should be cause for celebration for most students, but the ungrateful beggars are complaining. Students are demanding compensation. … Are students being cheated? Are they still getting value for money? It depends on why degrees are valuable in the first place.” (02/19/18)

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/students-should-celebrate-lecturer-strikes

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29) Trump’s “Harvest Box” delivers an empty promise
Source: Our Future
by Richard Eskow

“‘America’s Harvest Box.’ That’s what the Trump administration called its plan to substitute prepackaged, low-quality processed foods for some of the food assistance currently being received by an estimated 46 million people (based on numbers for 2015, the last year for which data are available). The term ‘harvest box’ has been used by benign programs that distribute local produce like this one, and for USDA pilot programs in Maryland and Virginia designed to offer ‘seamless access to locally produced food and products’ and to ‘boost rural economic development.’ That’s not the kind of ‘harvest box’ Trump has in mind. People would not receive freshly harvested food under his administration’s proposal. In fact, as farmers’ groups have pointed out, it would hamper recipients’ ability to buy fresh farm products at farmers’ markets.” (02/19/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180219/has-trumps-harvest-box-already-delivered-the-goods-for-him

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30) Imposing your ideology on the Constitution
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“A lot of people try to impose their ideology on the Constitution. As a result, they pick and choose out of the Constitution to justify their various policy positions, and ignore it the rest of the time. Earlier this month, California announced a policy designed to nullify President Trump’s efforts to open up offshore areas to oil drilling. According to a Reuters report, California officials say they plan to deny pipeline permits for transporting oil from new leases off the Pacific coast. This is yet another example of progressives turning to state power to undermine federal power. I applaud California’s efforts. Not because I favor blocking offshore oil drilling. But because constitutionally, California has every right to control what happens in its own territory. Federalism depends on a consistent application of its principles. Most people won’t look at it that way though.” (02/19/18)

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/02/imposing-your-ideology-on-the-constitution/

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31) Is education worth it?
Source: Econlog
by Bryan Caplan

“It was great fun debating Eric Hanushek, truly a gentleman and a scholar. Here’s my opening statement. Is the education system really a waste of time and money, as my new book claims right on the cover? This is a strange topic to debate with Eric Hanushek. Why? Because if Hanushek had absolute power to fix the education system, education might actually be worth every penny. Hanushek is famous for focusing on what schools teach rather than what they spend — and documenting the vast disconnect between the two. If you haven’t already read his dissection of ‘input-based education policies,’ you really ought to. Hanushek, more than any other economist, has taught us that measured literacy and numeracy are socially valuable — but just making kids spend long years in well-funded schools is not. Tragically, however, Hanushek is not our education czar. Instead, all levels of our education system are extremely wasteful and ineffective.” (02/19/18)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/02/is_education_wo.html

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32) Crypto vs. fiat: The battle is on
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“You might be living in a time in which you will experience the end of central banking and perhaps even fiat currency, and their replacement by a completely new system. Venezuela is a paradigmatic case. The official currency is the Bolivar, and it is in a permanent state of 4-digit hyperinflation. The government did this by printing endless money to try to make socialism work. The only result was to throw the entire country into poverty, chaos, and ruin. … How is the government responding? It is pretty much bailing from the main currency and plotting to issue its own cryptocurrency called the Petro. … The hope of the government is that this crypto will bypass the conventional banking channels and be censorship-resistant same as other tokens in this space. There is some incredible irony here: a socialist government using a mega-capitalist, high-tech tool to save its economy from sanctions and its own bad economic policy. Will it work?” (02/19/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/crypto-vs-fiat-battle

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33) Healthcare: American mania vs. Canadian sclerosis
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Michel Accad

“I follow several physicians from Canada on Twitter. Since I do not have first-hand experience of that health care system, I find their accounts instructive. Shawn Whatley, a Canadian physician I follow, wrote in a 2015 blog post entitled ‘Medicine resists change’ that: ‘Canadians took a bold, progressive move in the 1960s and created Medicare. And we’ve blocked change ever since. Sure, we dribble in new technology. Embarrassment demands we buy at least a few PET scanners and robotic surgical assists. But our core system is unchanged.’ … That sounds grim. But the apparent Canadian medico-sclerosis Whatley describes would have been even worse if it weren’t for the American medico-mania which has disgorged an unbelievable number of innovations and technologies over the last half century.” (02/19/18)

https://mises.org/wire/health-care-american-mania-vs-canadian-sclerosis

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34) Quantum Vibe, 02/19/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (02/19/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1760

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35) Beyond Hollywood: Domestic workers say #MeToo
Source: In These Times
by Jessica Stites

“‘I had not personally met Meryl Streep before I checked my voicemail and heard her soft voice, familiar from so many of my favorite films, introducing herself,’ wrote Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), in a January 9 blog post for Cosmopolitan. ‘There she was, asking to discuss the possibility of attending the Golden Globes together. Yes, Ms. Streep, we can definitely discuss that.’ Streep didn’t cold-call Poo. The actress Michelle Williams had invited Tarana Burke to the awards show in recognition of Burke’s decade-old ‘Me Too’ campaign to empower young women of color who have experienced sexual violence. At Burke’s suggestion, seven other stars brought activists as their plus-ones, including farmworker advocate Mónica Ramírez, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United co-founder Saru Jayaraman and Poo. It was a striking corrective to the celebrity-focused first wave of #MeToo. In that spirit, Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and 300 other actors raised more than $19 million to help low-wage women workers who file sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits cover the cost of legal expenses.” (02/19/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/features/me_too_aj-jen_poo_meryl_streep_national_domestic_workers_alliance.html

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36) If your voters were persuaded by bad Russian ads, they were never your voters
Source: National Review
by Jim Geraghty

“You may recall that most of the social-media materials the Russians were posting were not sophisticated messages or images. If anything, they were so over-the-top that they seemed too ridiculous to be genuinely persuasive. I mean, if you’re swayed by an image that suggests that Hillary Clinton is the devil and she wants to get into a boxing match with Jesus Christ … I’m pretty sure you were probably leaning against her already. The woman’s gotten into a heck of a lot of scandals, but I don’t think she’s ever explicitly challenged the Son of God to get into the UFC Octagon with her. And if Hillary Clinton supporters really want to argue that they lost the votes of a segment of progressives because Bernie Sanders supporters were persuaded by muscular-Bernie cartoons … look, if that’s really the case, then it’s not Russia’s, Trump’s, or the Republicans’ fault that a part of the Democratic base is a bunch of easily-distracted shallow idiots.” (02/19/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/if-your-voters-were-persuaded-by-bad-russian-ads-they-were-never-your-voters/

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37) More gun violence: Let’s look beyond politics
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Another terrible school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida last week and unfortunately many politicians and pundits have used the tragedy — as they often do — to push their own agenda. Many will use the tragedy to argue that Americans should be prohibited from owning guns. As if anti-gun laws would dissuade a disturbed or violent individual intent on causing harm. Those intent on mass murder don’t obey gun laws. It’s unfortunate that while many are quick to demand that guns be taken away from peaceful Americans, they don’t seem to have much to say about guns when they’re in the hands of government authorities shooting innocent people.” (02/19/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/gun-violence-lets-look-beyond-politics

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38) Democrats now attack Internet rules they once embraced
Source: The Hill

“In the Trump era, it is downright astounding how quickly the Democrats have abandoned any consideration toward having an affirmative policy agenda. The higher calling has instead been to become the party of unthinking resistance, energetically and blindly coalescing against every position of the current administration — even positions they once themselves espoused. We’ve witnessed their very public about-face on numerous issues, ranging from immigration, to states’ rights, to Russia, and on and on. The latest example of their intellectual dishonesty pertains to the manufactured pseudo-controversy over net neutrality. Despite broad bipartisan consensus on the core concerns of online censorship and throttling, and despite clear historical evidence for the right way — and the wrong way — to enforce these principles, Senate Democrats have declared a partisan holy war in which they will accept no outcome short of the de facto nationalization of our entire internet infrastructure.” (02/19/18)

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/374523-democrats-now-attack-internet-rules-they-once-embraced

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39) China’s next ideological front
Source: Reuters
by Peter Marino

“Back in 2014, in statements by its leadership and in government media outlets, Beijing began to express its desire for a ‘new type of Great Power relations’ with Washington. This bold, if vaguely-defined, ambition was among the first indications that China was beginning to re-conceive its global role. The phrase was clunky, and China finally dropped it with little fanfare. Nevertheless, a new kind of U.S.-China relationship has indeed begun to emerge. A relationship that has, in recent decades, been organized around the pursuit of shared interests appears to be reverting to one increasingly defined by differences in worldview. Beijing is tightening the screws on internal political dissent, and Americans are growing more uneasy about the nature of Chinese influence abroad. Ideology once again defines the terms of the U.S.-China relationship.” (02/18/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-marino-china-commentary/commentary-chinas-next-ideological-front-idUSKCN1G0233

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40) Guns
Source: Authority
by Timothy J Taylor

“In the wake of the horrific Florida school shooting last week a predictable hue and cry by mostly political leftists is once again on full throttle for strict gun control laws in America. They think it’s a good idea to keep guns away from nut cases by banning guns altogether from everyone. Of course, that won’t happen unless the 2nd Amendment is repealed. Until that unlikely possibility occurs Americans enjoy a qualified constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I say qualified because arms may be regulated without infringing on constitutional rights. So it is perfectly proper, for example, to keep guns from the possession of nut cases. It’s perfectly proper to regulate the kind of guns and/or ammunition the rest of us m[a]y keep and bear.” [editor’s note: Not that the Constitution is the source of rights in any case, but no, there are no “qualifications” in the 2nd Amendment – TLK] (02/19/18)

https://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2018/02/guns.html

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41) Donald Trump’s food stamp box idea is a solution without a problem
Source: USA Today
by Andrew Wilford

“With the release of its fiscal year 2019 budget, the Trump administration pitched a ‘bold, innovative approach’ to reform food stamps. Unfortunately for recipients of assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the approach solves the non-existent problem of welfare recipients being able to choose their own food. The administration’s proposal would create a bureaucratic nightmare that would increase costs and force-feed Americans in a one-size-fits-all system. The proposal recommends the creation of a program that would ship food packages known as ‘America’s Harvest Box’ to SNAP recipients receiving more than $90 monthly in benefits nationwide, which would encompass 81% of SNAP recipients (16.4 million households). These new Harvest Boxes would take the place of half of SNAP recipients’ current benefits. The USDA argues that by buying directly from producers, it could deliver food at approximately half the retail cost, saving $129.2 billion over the next decade.” (02/19/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/02/19/donald-trumps-food-stamp-box-idea-solution-without-problem-andrew-wilford-column/338775002

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42) The priorities of government
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“What are the priorities of government? Of government agencies? Of government employees? Of politicians in power in government? The standard civics class speaks glowingly of ‘public service’ and ‘serving and protecting’ and such nonsense. Some analysts will talk of ‘enlightened self-interest’ and people will talk about defending life and property. It’s babble. (And there is frequently VERY little ‘enlightened’ about the self-interest that states and rulers display.) Government is, first and foremost, a parasite. The priorities of parasites have little if any relation to the priorities of the host.” (02/18/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/02/18/the-priorities-of-government/

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43) Russia’s election meddling: Worse than a crime; a blunder
Source: The American Conservative
by Robert W Merry

“Three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens were indicted by U.S. authorities Friday on charges of engaging in a three-year, multimillion-dollar effort to interfere in the election. Americans naturally are shocked at this brazen effort to unravel the political fabric of their country. But it isn’t really all that shocking. To understand why it was more of a blunder than a crime–and a blunder with likely tragic consequences–it is important to absorb five fundamental realities surrounding this important development in U.S.-Russian relations. First, countries have been doing this sort of thing for centuries. … Second, no nation has been more aggressive than the United States in pursuing efforts, covert and even overt, to destabilize other regimes.” (02/19/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/russias-election-meddling-worse-than-a-crime-a-blunder/

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44) Beyond mere survival
Source: Antiwar.com

“The personal and the political often meet and merge — and, in my case lately, this has certainly been quite true. I won’t go into the details of my recent cancer diagnosis, which I wrote about here, except to say that it has certainly intensified and sharpened my perceptions of what’s wrong — and right — with the world. And of course it’s made me look at things in retrospect, as old memories are dredged up and seen in a new light. When I look back on the twenty-plus years of my time here at Antiwar.com, I’m struck with wonder: how did we ever survive this long? What’s significant is that we did far more than merely survive — we greatly expanded our very faithful audience, extending the reach of the anti-interventionist cause across traditional left-right lines. Of course, it’s easy for me to portray our success as a constant upward arc of progress, but the truth is that it wasn’t that way at all.” (02/19/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/02/18/beyond-mere-survival/

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45) The Democrats keep capitulating on defense spending
Source: The Atlantic
by Peter Beinart

“Since earlier this month, when Congress passed a budget deal that massively boosts both defense and non-defense spending, liberal commentators — and even some Republican politicians — have accused the GOP of hypocrisy. Republicans, they noted, are supposed to loathe debt. They’re supposed to loathe government spending. Yet, in large numbers, they voted for much more of both. Fair enough. But what about the Democrats? If Republicans are supposed to worry about the United States bankrupting itself with social-welfare spending, aren’t Democrats supposed to worry about the United States bankrupting itself with military spending? Not anymore. In the run-up to the deal, Nancy Pelosi’s office fired off an email to House Democrats proclaiming that, ‘In our negotiations, Congressional Democrats have been fighting for increases in funding for defense.’ Chuck Schumer’s office announced that, ‘We fully support President Trump’s Defense Department’s request.’” (02/19/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/democrats-defense-spending/553670/

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46) Why they love baiting the Russian bear
Source: spiked
by Frank Furedi

“Judging from all the talk about the threat Russia poses to world peace, it can only be a matter of time before the new cold war turns into a hot one. And yet I find myself more worried about the hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric that now dominates the Western media landscape than I am about the supposed military and political threat Russia represents. And I say this as someone who bears a 62-year grudge against the Russian military and its tanks that destroyed the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and forced my family to flee to the West. … Russia is continually accused of interfering in and influencing or corrupting elections in numerous Western nations. The fantasy that Russian manipulation has directly influenced the outcome of elections has become a kind of self-evident truth.” (02/19/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/why-they-love-baiting-the-russian-bear/

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47) Thwarting cops who are robbers
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘Carrying cash is not a crime,’ Institute for Justice attorney Dan Alban informs us, ‘yet too often the government treats it like one.’ Musician Phil Parhamovich learned that the hard way. He was porting his life savings, almost $92,000 — earmarked for a down payment on a recording studio — when cop-robbers of the Wyoming Highway Patrol stopped him for not wearing a seat belt. It turned out to be an extremely expensive infraction. The officers intimated that it was illegal to travel with so much cash and pressured him to hand it over. Scared and believing that his alternative was jail, Phil signed a preprinted waiver letting them grab his life savings. Preprinted waiver? This means it’s routine for these guys to try to legitimate their actions as they premeditatedly intimidate and rob people.” (02/19/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/02/19/thwarting-cops-who-are-robbers/

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48) Making mugs of voters: Mueller’s Russia indictments
Source: CounterPunch
by Binoy Kampmark

“US politics, and its political culture, distinctly lacks nutritional health. Estranged, polarised, and paranoid, it has ceased being a green house of hope and governance. Little wonder, then, that its politicians see external forces of such character and effect, agents of influence that can alter the destiny of the imperium. Scant regard is paid to a system so putrescent it had to produce a Trump or conjured up the demonic properties of a Steve Bannon. Foreign interference remains, not merely a red herring but a fairly insignificant one. On Friday, thirteen Russians and three Russian entities were charged by special counsel Robert Mueller for conspiring in interfering with ‘US political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.’ While there was tooting and trumpeting on the media circuit, the more astute were less impressed.” (02/19/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/19/making-mugs-of-voters-muellers-russia-indictments/

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49) Progressive totalitarians and nativist nationalists in our midst
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“America seems to be an increasingly politically polarized society. Those on the ‘progressive’ political left often seem livid in their hatred and fear of anything and anyone who they label as being on the Republican or ‘conservative’ side of the ideological spectrum. At the same time, many Republicans, and especially those among the supporters of the Trump Administration, see political and cultural enemies everywhere wanting to prevent America from being made ‘Great’ again due to ‘deep state elites’ manipulating everything for their own political purposes. This does not bode well for the country. How has this come about? A useful place to start is sorting out why do these two groups, respectively, see each other in this way.” (02/19/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/progressive-totalitarians-nativist-nationalists-midst/

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50) A safe place to hide: Inflation and the bond markets
Source: Cobden Centre
by Colin Lloyd

“Back in the May 1981 US official interest rates hit 20% for the third time in 14 months, the yield on US 10yr Treasury Bond yields lagged somewhat and only reached their zenith in September of that year, at 15.82%. In those days the 30yr Bond was the global bellwether for fixed income securities; its yield high was only 15.20%, the US yield curve was inverted and America languished in the depths of a deep recession. More than a decade later in 1993 James Carville, then advisor to President Bill Clinton, was still in awe of the power of the bond market. But is that still the case today?” (02/19/18)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/02/a-safe-place-to-hide-inflation-and-the-bond-markets/

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51) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 149
Source: The Daily Liberator

“Parkland shooting and gun control, Philly DA drops marijuana charges, Bitcoin going up and more.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

http://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-149-band-aid-solutions/

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52) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1097
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“This is one of my favorite episodes ever. Author and homeschooling parent Laura Blodgett joins me to discuss themes in her 52 Weeks to a Better Relationship with Your Child series. Even if you don’t have children, I insist you listen — there’s an awful lot of wisdom in here.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1097-libertarianism-and-parenting-the-less-you-think-you-need-this-episode-the-more-you-truly-need-it/

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53) Cato Daily Podcast, 02/19/18
Source: Cato Institute

“How do give our children the autonomy they deserve without fear? Lenore Skenazy has a few ideas.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/free-range-kids-vs-fretful-mother-magazine

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54) One Free Family, episode 5
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“James and Taylor dive into strategies they use when preparing to explain their unusual parenting choices with other loved ones, developing confidence around ‘outside the box’ parenting decisions, and how to answer hard questions about why you’re parenting outside the norm.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

https://onefreefamily.com/owning-our-unusual-parenting-choices-off005/

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55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 335
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode, Marc is joined by a Libertarian candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, Drew Miller! Drew explains how he first became interested in libertaran ideas, the circumstances of this special congressional election taking place next month and why, despite being largely ignored by the media, he is the most qualified candidate in the race. This is one election where the Libertarian really stands to make an impact!” [various formats] (02/19/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/02/19/break-media-blackout-lp-candidate-drew-miller-congressional-race/

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56) Freedom Feens Radio, 02/19/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“John Vibes and Jeremy Heisenberg catch up with Lou Feen, who made a wrong turn on his way to Wednesday night. They talk about the upcoming Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest, the recent school shooting in Florida, how a culture that embraces violence shouldn’t be surprised when there is violence, and possible solutions outside of government.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15630

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57) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 157
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the new indictments by the Mueller Probe. Will and Kyle debunk the lies that surround the claim ‘Russia hacked the election.’ We break down the responses to the new incidents by Leon Panetta, Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Tucker Carlson, Chris Hayes, Peter van Buren, and Rob Reiner. We also look at possible future of the Russiagate story.” [various formats] (02/19/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-157-mueller-indictment-insanity-with-will-porter

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58) bloggingheads.tv, 02/19/18
Source: bloggingheads.tv

“Robert Wright (Bloggingheads.tv, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and David Frum (The Atlantic, Patriots) … David: strong national spirit is wonderful so long as it’s inclusive … Trump makes liberals rethink their suspicion of the intelligence community … David: Party loyalties may not withstand this century’s unique problems … Why Trump’s seeming ambivalence about domestic abuse allegations could drive off moderate Republicans for good … David’s new book, Trumpocracy, surveys Trump’s damage to the American Republic.” [Flash video] (02/19/18)

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/50701

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59) Free Talk Live, 02/18/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Anarchapulco Day Four of Four :: Chris Pacia from Openbazaar.org :: Jim Bell from Assassination Politics :: John Bush from MyBraveBotanicals.com :: Adam Kokesh from Thefreedomline.com :: Former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Comes Out as Anarchist :: Vit Jedlicka, President of Liberland :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (02/18/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-02-18

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60) The Anarchist Experience, episode 152
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We discuss why people naturally gravitate towards government, how the market could provide for these desires without the state, and the cause and solution to the latest (and every) school shooting.” [various formats] (02/18/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/the-anarchist-experience-152/

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