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Volume XVI, Issue #3,928
Monday, March 12th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Chile again veers right as Pinera returns to presidency
2) France: National Front severs all ties with elder Le Pen
3) Fed thugs abduct Phantom Secure CEO for selling secure phones
4) Elon Musk: Short trips to Mars “next year”
5) Israel: Elections loom as ultra-Orthodox leaders reject compromise bill
6) Syria: Civilians organise “human shield” to protect Kurdish Afrin
7) Putin slammed for blaming election interference on Jews
8) OR: Daycare worker sentenced to 20 years for “drugging” kids so she could go tanning and to Cross Fit
9) Tyson to Flat Earth believers: “That’s OK, as long as you don’t run NASA”
10) Waters: “If Mueller doesn’t get him, Stormy Daniels will”
11) Trump to propose arming school staff, raising gun purchase age
12) US officials say no added conditions for North Korea meeting
13) Study: Cannabis use not linked to kidney disease
14) Under new bill, endangered animals could get life-saving boost from oil, gas funds
15) White House spokesman: Trump “intends to” meet with special counsel under oath
16) Warren refuses DNA test to prove Native American heritage
17) IL: Mere serfs propose police oversight, Chicago cop boss sneers
18) Trump calls for drug dealers to be executed — and cites Xi as inspiration
19) China: Xi cleared to rule indefinitely as regime officially scraps term limits
20) Russia: Regime says it has successfully launched powerful new missile

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) A heretical plan for cutting spending on education
22) The banality of evil in the war on drugs
23) Not even the Pentagon thinks tariffs are needed for national defense
24) Cakes, guns, discrimination, and freedom of association
25) It’s time to abolish ICE
26) Trading places
27) Let college athletes earn money, just like Jodie Foster did
28) Still none, and even more reasons to expect none
29) Is the world becoming less free?
30) International trade: Freedom beats arbitrary rule
31) Capitalism has shown itself to be the most feminist system
32) There will be no civil war today
33) Pushing people into welfare
34) “Sanctuary state” suit: The Trump administration versus California and federalism
35) The madman summit: Donald Trump. Kim Jong-un. What could go wrong?
36) Government is like dandruff shampoo
37) Quantum Vibe, 03/09/18
38) Of saltines and speech codes
39) Georgia on my dime
40) What critics of North Korea summit get wrong
41) India’s lurch toward protectionism
42) Why walkable cities enjoy more freedom
43) Why Trump’s new tariffs are an ominous omen
44) Is it unconstitutional for states to “discriminate” against the federal government?
45) Trump administration unfurls a veil of secrecy
46) The illusion of war without casualties
47) An oxymoron to beat all oxymorons
48) Butterfly police
49) The “guns equal crime” mantra doesn’t hold water
50) The media’s socialism delusion

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Scott Adams Says, 03/11/18
52) Five Minutes, Five Issues, episode 98
53) AnarchoChristian, episode 5
54) Contra the alt-right, part 3
55) Bloggingheads.tv, 03/09/18
56) Free Talk Live, 03/10/18
57) Anarcho Agenda, episode 60
58) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/09/18
59) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 230
60) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1110
61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 165
62) Editor’s Break, episode 65
63) In The Tank Podcast, episode 130
64) Cato Daily Podcast, 03/09/18
65) Felony Friday, episode 114

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

1) Chile again veers right as Pinera returns to presidency
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Conservative Sebastian Pinera returned to Chile’s presidency on Sunday, vowing to revive an economy that has slumped under center-left leader Michelle Bachelet. The outgoing leader handed the presidential sash to the president of Congress, who then swore in Pinera — who himself had turned over the office to Bachelet in a similar ceremony four years ago. Pinera, a billionaire entrepreneur, oversaw growth that averaged 5.3 percent a year during his first term from 2010 to 2014, aided by pro-business policies, rising prices for Chile’s chief export, copper, and a massive rebuilding effort following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake that hit just before he took office. A slump in copper prices helped sour Bachelet’s second round as president, with the economy (and the president’s popularity) slipping badly in 2014 and 2015. The country’s first female president had been wildly popular when she ended her initial term by handing power to Pinera.” (03/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Chile-again-veers-right-as-Pinera-returns-to-12744578.php

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2) France: National Front severs all ties with elder Le Pen
Source: US News & World Report

“France’s far-right National Front definitively severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday, part of a makeover designed to revive the nationalist party’s fortunes after the ousted founder’s daughter failed to win the presidency last year. Despite her troubles, Marine Le Pen was re-elected to a new term as party president at a congress where she was the only candidate for the post.” (03/11/18)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-03-11/french-far-right-party-definitively-severs-ties-with-founder

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3) Fed thugs abduct Phantom Secure CEO for selling secure phones
Source: Motherboard

“For years, a slew of shadowy companies have sold so-called encrypted phones, custom BlackBerry or Android devices that sometimes have the camera and microphone removed and only send secure messages through private networks. Several of those firms allegedly cater primarily for criminal organizations. Now, the FBI has arrested the owner of one of the most established companies, Phantom Secure, as part of a complex law enforcement operation, according to court records and sources familiar with the matter. … A complaint filed in the Southern District of California on Thursday charges Vincent Ramos, the founder and CEO of Canada-based Phantom, with racketeering conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs, as well as conspiracy to distribute narcotics, and aiding and abetting.” (03/10/18)

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a34b7b/phantom-secure-sinaloa-drug-cartel-encrypted-blackberry

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4) Elon Musk: Short trips to Mars “next year”
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Elon Musk, a man prone to ludicrous deadlines, has birthed another: a mission to Mars in 2019. ‘I think we’ll be able to do short flights, up and down flights, some time in the first half of next year,’ he told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. He said it was vital humans reached the Red Planet before the next ‘probable’ world war. A Mars colony, he said, would reduce the chance of an extended new Dark Ages if a nuclear conflict was to wipe out life on Earth. But, aware of his reputation, he added: ‘Sometimes my timelines are a little… y’know.’ More pressing to Mr Musk, and the investors that enable him, might be the backlog of orders for the Model 3, Tesla’s ‘affordable’ new car. The company is still way behind on its production targets.” (03/11/18)

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43367191

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5) Israel: Elections loom as ultra-Orthodox leaders reject compromise bill
Source: The Times of Israel [Israel]

“The chances for early elections rose markedly on Sunday evening, as the spiritual leaders of the major ultra-Orthodox political factions rejected a compromise bill on the Haredi draft proposed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ultra-Orthodox coalition parties threatened last week to vote down the 2019 budget unless legislation is approved this week exempting members of their communities from the military draft, while Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has threatened to quit his post — and, some pundits suggested, possibly the coalition — if the budget isn’t passed this week.” [editor’s note: Rumors appear to be flying from all sides concerning ulterior motives (e.g. Netanyahu wanting a new voter mandate to overshadow his corruption investigation problem, governing partners wanting an excuse to dissolve their coalition with Netanyahu and send him packing, etc. – TLK] (03/11/18)

https://www.timesofisrael.com/elections-loom-as-ultra-orthodox-leaders-reject-compromise-bill/

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6) Syria: Civilians organise “human shield” to protect Kurdish Afrin
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“People are planning to act as human shields in an effort to protect the Syrian city of Afrin as the Turkish military and its allied forces prepare to capture the Kurdish-controlled urban centre. Turkey launched its cross-border operation on January 20 saying it needed to eliminate the Kurdish militia known as the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which is backed by the United States, but which Turkey describes as a ‘terrorist’ group. After weeks of fighting, Turkish soldiers and allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters are now on the outskirts of the city and poised to enter. A number of towns and villages were taken from the YPG on Sunday by Turkey’s military and its allies in the north and south of the Kurdish district.” (03/11/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/civilians-organise-human-shield-protect-kurdish-afrin-180311163553611.html

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7) Putin slammed for blaming election interference on Jews
Source: Business Insider

“President Vladimir Putin of Russia elicited sharp blowback when he claimed that even though individuals with Russian citizenship may have worked to interfere in the 2016 US elections, they may not actually have been Russian because of their Jewish faith. Putin made the remarks during a long interview with NBC News host Megyn Kelly that aired on Saturday. When Kelly asked him about the 13 Russian nationals indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the election, Putin claimed that even though the individuals could have had Russian citizenship, they might not have been Russian after all. ‘Maybe they’re not even Russians,’ Putin said. ‘Maybe they’re Ukrainian, Tatars, Jews — just with Russian citizenship.’” (03/11/18)

http://www.businessinsider.com/putin-claimed-jews-meddled-2016-us-election-2018-3

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8) OR: Daycare worker sentenced to 20 years for “drugging” kids so she could go tanning and to Cross Fit
Source: Raw Story

“A daycare worker in Bend, Oregon, has been sentences to 21 years and four months in jail after being convicted of drugging kids under her care so she could go tanning and to the gym. January Neatherlin ran an unlicensed childcare operation called Little Giggles before a former boyfriend and a former roommate tipped off cops, the Oregonian reports. Cops watched as she went to run errands, tanning and to a Cross Fit gym. She told parents they couldn’t come pick up the children between 11 am and 2 pm because it was ‘nap time.’ Police went into the daycare and found children between 6 months and 4 years old alone. Police found that Neatherlin, 32, had given the children the sleep aid melatonin.” [editor’s note: Melatonin, a “drug?” Not really. “Supplement” would be a better description – TLK] (03/11/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/oregon-daycare-worker-gets-20-years-drugging-kids-go-tanning-cross-fit/

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9) Tyson to Flat Earth believers: “That’s OK, as long as you don’t run NASA”
Source: The Inquisitr

“Neil deGrasse Tyson took a stand against the flat Earth society in the most recent video in the StarTalk channel on YouTube. While conversing with Chuck Nice, a comedian, deGrasse Tyson pointed out evidence that the Earth is round. … Nice asked Neil deGrasse Tyson if, despite his detailed explanation, Flat Earth believers won’t budge, and he had a fitting reply. ‘That’s OK, as long as you don’t run NASA.’” (03/11/18)

https://www.inquisitr.com/4821835/neil-degrasse-tyson-to-flat-earth-believers-thats-ok-as-long-as-you-dont-run-nasa/

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10) Waters: “If Mueller doesn’t get him, Stormy Daniels will”
Source: Fox News

“A day after President Donald Trump riffed on critic Rep. Maxine Waters at a rally in southwestern Pennsylvania, the California Democrat returned fire, bringing up allegations of an affair he had with a pornographic film star. While stumping for State Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny), Trump criticized Waters for repeatedly calling for him to be impeached.’You ever see her? — ‘We will impeach him, we will impeach him,” he said, mimicking the Los Angeles Democrat. ‘She’s a low I.Q. individual — you can’t help it, she really is.’ On Sunday, Waters responded on MSNBC, calling Trump ‘con man Don’ and saying that his alleged 2006 affair with Stephanie Clifford (stage name, Stormy Daniels) may ‘get him’ if the Russia investigation proves fruitless.” (03/11/18)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/03/11/maxine-waters-donald-trump-iq-comments-stormy-daniels-will-get-him-if-mueller-does-not

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11) Trump to propose arming school staff, raising gun purchase age
Source: Reuters

“U.S. President Donald Trump will propose arming school staff and raising the minimum age to 21 to purchase certain firearms in a school safety proposal that the administration will release on Sunday, a White House spokesman said in broadcast comments. Trump is also likely to back a bipartisan Senate bill that Republican Senator John Cornyn and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy introduced to improve federal compliance with criminal background checks, White House spokesman Raj Shah said on Sunday on ABC’s ‘This Week.’ A mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last month has renewed a U.S. debate over gun control. Student survivors of the shooting have mobilized to call for stricter gun control laws after the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A former student is accused of using an assault-style rifle to carry out the massacre.” (03/11/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-trump/trump-to-propose-arming-school-staff-raising-gun-purchase-age-idUSKCN1GN0LW

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12) US officials say no added conditions for North Korea meeting
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Trump administration officials say there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the North’s promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights, or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The officials are talking about this past week’s announcement that President Donald Trump has agreed to meet the North’s Kim Jong Un by May. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ that he expects the meeting to take place unless the North Koreans ‘don’t meet their obligations on testing and on missiles.’” (03/11/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/The-Latest-US-officials-say-no-added-conditions-12744579.php

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13) Study: Cannabis use not linked to kidney disease
Source: Smell the Truth

“Using cannabis doesn’t do harm to kidneys, new medical research suggests. A study published in the American Journal of Medicine concludes that moderate marijuana has no association to kidney disease in younger people, reports HealthDay. Lead investigator Dr. Murray Mittleman, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, assembled a team of experts to analyze health data from nearly 14,000 U.S. adults between the ages 18 to 59 who all took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2014. The team checked for an increase in urine albumin, which is a marker for kidney disease, throughout over 7,000 patients who admitted to using cannabis at least once. More than 2,000 of those patients admitted to using pot within the past 30 days.” (03/09/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/03/07/marijuana-use-not-linked-to-kidney-disease-study-finds

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14) Under new bill, endangered animals could get life-saving boost from oil, gas funds
Source: USA Today

“The Texas horned lizard. Moose in New Hampshire. The pygmy rabbit of Iowa. These and thousands of other wildlife species are slinking, trotting and hopping toward endangerment or extinction. A new bill making its way through Congress could give them a reprieve by using an innovative source of revenue to save their habitats: oil and gas royalties. In an initiative that has garnered backing from energy giant Shell Oil, conservationists and hunting and fishing retailers, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act has also gained support from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike, a rarity these days in Washington. ‘This is Teddy Roosevelt-style conservation,’ said Virgil Moore, president of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies and director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. “This is the biggest game changer that’s out there.’” (03/11/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/11/endangered-species-recovering-americas-wildlife-act-oil-gas-royalties/410636002

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15) White House spokesman: Trump “intends to” meet with special counsel under oath
Source: ABC News

The White House principal deputy press secretary said Sunday he believes that President Donald Trump still ‘intends to’ meet with special counsel Robert Mueller under oath. Trump spokesperson Raj Shah responded to a question by ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, who said Trump has told him twice that he plans to meet with the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation and will answer questions under oath.” (03/11/18)

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-intends-meet-special-counsel-oath-white-house/story?id=53658533

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16) Warren refuses DNA test to prove Native American heritage
Source: New York Post

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren batted down calls for her to take a DNA test to prove her Native American heritage in an interview that aired Sunday. ‘I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere,’ Warren said of her ancestry on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’ The Massachusetts Democrat has been under increased pressure to provide evidence of ​her ​Native American roots, with President Trump repeatedly mocking her as ‘Pocahontas’ as recently as Saturday. An editorial this month in Massachusetts’s Berkshire Eagle urged Warren to buy a DNA test for $99 to resolve the issue once and for all. ‘All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,’ the paper said. Asked whether she’d take an ancestry test, Warren said she wants to hold onto the folklore of her parents’ love story.” (03/11/18)

https://nypost.com/2018/03/11/elizabeth-warren-refuses-dna-test-to-prove-native-american-heritage/

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17) IL: Mere serfs propose police oversight, Chicago cop boss sneers
Source: Chicago Tribune

“A seven-member civilian board would have the power to fire Chicago’s police superintendent and set department policy under a far-reaching proposal by some of Chicago’s leading community organizations that quickly drew criticism from police. … police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, at a recruitment event Saturday at the police academy, sharply criticized the proposal, saying no one from the alliance met with him or his staff over the last year and a half of its work. ‘We’re in the middle of a serious crime fight, and we’re finally making real progress, so I don’t know how you can turn over crime strategy and every policing decision to some group of people who have absolutely no law enforcement experience,’ Johnson told reporters.” (03/10/18)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-police-oversight-commission-20180306-story.html

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18) Trump calls for drug dealers to be executed — and cites Xi as inspiration
Source: Newsweek

“President Donald Trump announced Saturday that China’s President Xi Jinping first got him thinking about introducing the death penalty for drugs dealers. ‘We catch a drug dealer, death penalty. That’s it,’ Trump told the crowd. At the Pennsylvania rally for U.S. House candidate Rick Saccone — who is expected to lose to Democrat Conor Lamb — Trump hailed Asian countries, such as China and Singapore, where the death penalty is meted out to drugs dealers, He told the crowd, ‘It’s a discussion we have to start thinking about. I don’t know if this country’s ready for it.’” [editor’s note: As the owner of a winery, Trump himself is a mass production level drug dealer. Does he REALLY want to have that “discussion?” – TLK] (03/11/18)

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-calls-drugs-dealers-be-executed-and-cites-chinas-president-life-xi-839767

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19) China: Xi cleared to rule indefinitely as regime officially scraps term limits
Source: Washington Post

“China’s National People’s Congress on Sunday approved a plan to abolish presidential term limits, making it possible for President Xi Jinping to stay in power indefinitely and cementing a dramatic shift in Chinese politics. At Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, on the western edge of Tiananmen Square, 2,964 delegates to cast their votes, with 2,958 in favor of the constitutional amendment, two against, and three abstentions and one invalid vote. The ballot, which was largely symbolic, came two weeks after Communist Party-controlled media announced the proposal. It included other changes designed to put Xi and the party at the very heart of Chinese life.” (03/11/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-approves-plan-to-abolish-presidential-term-limits-clearing-way-for-xi-to-stay-on/2018/03/11/973c7ab2-24f0-11e8-a589-763893265565_story.html

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20) Russia: Regime says it has successfully launched powerful new missile
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Russia has said it successfully launched a hypersonic missile described by Vladimir Putin as an ideal weapon when he unveiled new armaments earlier this month. The Kinzhal missile was launched from a MiG-31 aircraft that took off from an airfield in south-western Russia, the defence ministry said. ‘The launch went according to plan: the hypersonic missile hit its target,’ the ministry said.” (03/11/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/russia-hypersonic-kinzhal-missile-launch

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

21) A heretical plan for cutting spending on education
Source: Reason
by Bryan Caplan

“Government at all levels fuels an educational arms race through lavish and indiscriminate funding. Given all we know and suspect about the low social returns on investments in schooling, what practical changes should concerned citizens favor? The increasingly popular ‘Too many kids are going to college’ slogan suggests that social returns are merely low for the weakest post-secondary students. In fact, social returns to education are low virtually across the board. The good news is that basic economics provides a simple remedy for wasteful investments: Reduce them.” (for publication 04/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/03/11/a-heretical-plan-for-cutting-s

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22) The banality of evil in the war on drugs
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Consider the case of Kevin Zeich, who had 3 1/2 years to go on a 27-year jail sentence. Almost blind, suffering from cancer, and unable to eat, Zeich applied for early release. His warden approved his application. The bureaucrats at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, however, vetoed the application, saying that Zeich’s ‘life expectancy is current indeterminate.’ Zeich applied three more times. The answer was always the same — that he wasn’t sick enough. On a fourth try, his daughter Kimberly received a telephone call saying that her father would soon be on a plane to her home in California. The next morning, she received another call informing her that her father had died. What had Zeich done to justify a 27-year jail sentence? No, he hadn’t murdered anyone. He hadn’t raped anyone. He hadn’t robbed anyone. He hadn’t molested any children. He sold methamphetamines to other adults.” (03/09/18)

https://www.fff.org/2018/03/09/banality-evil-war-drugs/

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23) Not even the Pentagon thinks tariffs are needed for national defense
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Ryan McMaken

“When politicians run out of good arguments, their last refuge is often the claim that what they want is ‘necessary for national defense.’ Given that there are no economic arguments in favor of tariffs, it makes sense that the administration has resorted to the political ‘national defense’ argument instead. So, even if the Trump administration were forced to admit that, yes, tariffs are bad for the incomes and standards of living for most Americans, they could still argue that everyone must make sacrifices for the sake of national security. But do these arguments hold any water? In a Defense Department memo, in response to the President’s tariff proposal, the Secretary of Defense states that the tariffs are not necessary …” (03/10/18)

https://mises.org/wire/not-even-pentagon-thinks-tariffs-are-needed-national-defense

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24) Cakes, guns, discrimination, and freedom of association
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Retailers like Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods face multiple discrimination lawsuits from 18- to 21-year-olds over their corporate decisions to stop selling guns to that age group. These lawsuits are not about gun rights, any more than Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, now before the US Supreme Court, is about same-sex marriage rites. Both sets of cases, arguments to the contrary notwithstanding, are clearly about freedom of association.” (03/11/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/12995

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25) It’s time to abolish ICE
Source: The Nation
by Sean McElwee

“Dan Canon is running for Congress in Indiana’s ninth district this year. A career civil-rights lawyer, Canon filed one of the cases against gay-marriage bans that eventually became the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges, and he proudly wore a Notorious RBG shirt under his suit to the Supreme Court. He is currently representing individuals suing Donald Trump for inciting violence at his rallies. Canon has also defended clients swept up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, and fought a Kafkaesque deportation system that, at one point, wouldn’t even disclose the location of his client. Now Canon believes ICE should be abolished entirely. ‘I don’t think a lot of people have any kind of direct experience with ICE, so they don’t really know what they do or what they’re about. If they did, they’d be appalled,’ Canon told me. ‘ICE as it presently exists is an agency devoted almost solely to cruelly and wantonly breaking up families. The agency talks about, and treats, human beings like they’re animals. They scoop up people in their apartments or their workplaces and take them miles away from their spouses and children.’” (03/09/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/its-time-to-abolish-ice

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26) Trading places
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“When Donald Trump can propose tariffs on imported steel, aluminum, washing machines, and solar-panels without being roundly booed off the stage, one has to wonder if reason has any power to win the day. Is this truly a democracy of dunces? Trade is really not that complicated. Kids do it every day, and they know what they’re doing. But something happens when they grow up. Most people never grasp the most basic economics.” (03/09/18)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/daily-featured-articles/tgif-trading-places/

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27) Let college athletes earn money, just like Jodie Foster did
Source: USA Today
by Mitch Albom

“As we grapple with the evils of money and college sports, we might want to remember Jodie Foster. The actress, who enrolled at Yale University when she was 17, had already been nominated for an Oscar, been paid for many Disney movies, and even hosted Saturday Night Live. At Yale, she studied drama, and in her freshman year, she appeared in a school theater production. Then during her summer break, she went off to make another movie. And guess what? … No one declared she would never act in a school play again. So why is college sports so different? Why is it that if a basketball player lets an agent buy him lunch, he has violated rules and put his program in hot water? Why can’t a college quarterback make his own milk commercial? Why is it OK for a college flute player, on a music scholarship, to play in the school band and then get paid for a nightclub gig — but if ‘student-athletes’ take money for playing five minutes somewhere, they’ve sacrificed their college eligibility forever? The answer lies in the NCAA and its antiquated yet profitable adherence to ‘amateurism.’” (03/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/03/09/let-college-athletes-earn-money-just-like-jodie-foster-did-mitch-albom-column/408648002

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28) Still none, and even more reasons to expect none
Source: Cobden Centre
by Jeffrey P Snider

“Inflation either is or it isn’t, there is no in between like we have found now two years past the trough of the last downturn. It has moved on oil prices almost exclusively, where once more the core rate(s) suggest little movement in any direction. If anything, these indications show more downside risks than upside, consistent with actual weakness as opposed to the constantly imagined labor market strength. I have no doubt that the majority of policymakers voting at the FOMC believe that price pressures are picking up. More than those, a few additional Committee members probably hope for it. There is, however, not the slightest indication you should believe them.” (03/09/18)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/03/still-none-and-even-more-reasons-to-expect-none/

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29) Is the world becoming less free?
Source: PanAm Post
by Bill Wirtz

“The Cato Institute has, in cooperation with the Canadian Fraser Institute and the German ‘Friedrich-Naumann Stiftung fur die Freiheit,’ assembled a comprehensive 396-page report on human freedom in the world. Overall, governments worldwide have reduced the level of freedom in recent years. Since 2008, the global Human Freedom Index (HFI) has gone down to 6.93/10 from 7.05/10.” (03/10/18)

https://panampost.com/editor/2018/03/10/is-the-world-becoming-less-free/

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30) International trade: Freedom beats arbitrary rule
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“It’s been both politically and intellectually depressing to see the reemergence of the protectionist impulse from within the White House, manifested first in the new tariffs on steel and aluminum but threatened on much more. Yes, we were warned. Yes, these were promised in the presidential campaign. Still, many of us hoped that something would happen that would cause good sense to prevail. Surely, we believed, Donald Trump would come to see that tariffs harm far more people than they help. Surely he would see that a trade war would risk all the gains that have come from tax cuts and deregulation. Surely well-schooled advisers would prevail and the progress toward open societies and free-flow of goods and services would not be so arbitrarily stopped with such old-fashioned methods. The markets alone will speak if the threat ever became real. But the truth has turned out to be otherwise.” (03/09/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/international-trade-freedom-beats-arbitrary-rule

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31) Capitalism has shown itself to be the most feminist system
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Tim Worstall

“Given that it was just International Women’s Day, we should give some serious consideration to which socio-economic system is the most feminist, the most pro-women. The answer, of course, is the current dispensation, free-market capitalism larded with a bit of welfare-state redistribution. No, I’m not going soft over taxes and the welfare state; we all agree that there’s going to be some part of that even if we can and will argue over the amount. We’re not going to open the foundling hospitals again after all. This is a subject that Chelsea Follett has been approaching from the other end when she describes the manner in which socialism was originally opposed to female economic emancipation. We can use those early ideas, even those of Marx himself, to show why it has been capitalism and markets that have produced that freedom and liberty.” (03/11/18)

https://fee.org/articles/capitalism-has-shown-itself-to-be-the-most-feminist-system/

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32) There will be no civil war today
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“The conspiracy theory performs several literary tasks at once. It is a just-so story, explaining how seemingly inexplicable things came to be. It is like a classical Greco-Roman myth in that it explains the human condition and the national condition at the same time, understanding each in the context of the other. (Of course Rome suffers from civil war: How could the descendants of Romulus and Remus, themselves the descendants of Mars, escape fraternal conflict?) The conspiracy theory is immersive entertainment, like a role-playing game, and it functions as an audience-participant narrative game, like telling tall tales. As with the Dozens, the African-American insult game, it is not always entirely clear how seriously the participants are taking things. I haven’t heard of anybody canceling their brunch plans for this Sunday out of fear of civil unrest.” (03/11/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/qanon-the-storm-conspiracy-theory-not-happening-today/

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33) Pushing people into welfare
Source: Everything Voluntary
by Aaron White

“It is easy to hold fond sentiments of humanity and the majority of individuals when government is small (or non-existent). People are just trying to get along, provide for themselves and carve a small niche in this world. Any shortcomings, delusions, flaws, or misplaced emotions can often be disregarded and ignored. We can see our shared humanity and have empathy for each other’s existence. Once large government comes around things radically change. Shortcomings turn into theft, delusions turn into violence, flaws turn into centralized policy, and misplaced emotions turn into mass murder. When this happens it is hard to care about our shared humanity and have empathy for each other. No longer is your neighbor a little kooky, she is now someone employing the violence of government to harm the people that she would’ve otherwise tolerated.” (03/11/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/pushing-people-into-social-warfare

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34) “Sanctuary state” suit: The Trump administration versus California and federalism
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions find California’s ‘sanctuary’ laws inconvenient, and are asking the courts to rule in favor of their convenience rather than affirming the US Constitution. That’s the takeaway from United States v. State of California, a US Department of Justice lawsuit filed on March 6. The case sounds like it’s about immigration — and the administration can be counted on to play up that perception in the secondary court of public opinion — but it really isn’t. It’s about whether or not state and local governments are required to enforce, or assist in enforcing, federal law.” (03/09/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/12985

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35) The madman summit: Donald Trump. Kim Jong-un. What could go wrong?
Source: The New Republic
by Ryu Spaeth

“Donald Trump made his first appearance last Saturday night at the annual Gridiron Dinner, where the president customarily delivers a humorous speech to assorted journalists and Washington luminaries. Trump’s speech was characteristically logorrheic, a discursive string of bullying insults against Joe Biden (‘I would kick his ass’) and Elizabeth Warren (‘I didn’t like that Pocahantas’) that, in retrospect, contained gleaming diamonds of meaning. At one point, he broke the atmosphere of strained bonhomie with what appeared to be a serious discussion of the North Korea question. ‘I won’t rule out direct talks with Kim Jong-un,’ he said. ‘I just won’t.’ He then delivered his only genuinely funny joke of the evening: ‘As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine.’ It is funny, yes, but in a way that makes one queasy.’” [editor’s note: Once again, the “mind reading” method of “journalism” at play – SAT] (03/09/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147372/madman-summit

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36) Government is like dandruff shampoo
Source: Strike The Root
by Paul Bonneau

“Quite a few years back, I had a problem with dandruff. I bought various brands of shampoos that were advertised to deal with the problem, but for some reason they didn’t work. Maybe a day would go by that would be OK, but then my scalp would itch and soon after the dandruff was back again. I ‘knew’ what I was supposed to be doing, using those dandruff shampoos; but I finally grew suspicious. After all, what is in the interest of the manufacturers of dandruff shampoos? Surely not, to cure everyone of dandruff! Instead, they were made richer, the more dandruff there was out there. If you think about it for a while, you begin to realize that the very best you can hope for with standard dandruff shampoos is that they will not make the problem worse.” (03/09/18)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/government-is-like-dandruff-shampoo

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37) Quantum Vibe, 03/09/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Lea Jean Badelles

Cartoon. (03/09/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1768

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38) Of saltines and speech codes
Source: Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Brynne Madway

“Bias Response Teams were in the news last month after a 2016 incident at Wake Forest University became the subject of national attention. For administrators at Wake Forest, a student being called a ‘mayonnaise monster’ is sufficient grounds to investigate speech and remind students of the need to be ‘respectful.’ According to the Old Gold & Black, Wake Forest’s student newspaper, in October 2016, Wake Forest student Ryan Wolfe filed a report with his school’s BRT because he believed that a group of students violated the school’s Code of Conduct by harassing him because of his race and political views. FIRE is very familiar with BRTs and their impact on students’ expressive rights. In fact, last year we published the first-ever nationwide survey of BRTs where we warned that ‘a Bias Response Team’s practice of broadly defining and identifying ‘bias’ may expose a wide range of protected speech to punishment.’” (03/09/18)

https://www.thefire.org/of-saltines-and-speech-codes/

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39) Georgia on my dime
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Everyone is familiar with the story. Those who favor gun rights were angry with Delta Airlines and ecstatic with the pushback from Georgia legislators. Those favoring new legislation to restrict gun ownership were thrilled by Delta’s break with the NRA and livid with those legislators. But while cheering and jeering one side or the other, too many folks missed the 800-lb problem in the room. A letter writer to the Washington Post illuminated it: ‘The government can’t punish people or businesses for their political views. They can be punished only by the free market, in the form of lost business.’” (03/09/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/03/09/georgia-on-my-dime/

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40) What critics of North Korea summit get wrong
Source: Reuters
by Peter Van Buren

“Donald Trump has unexpectedly agreed to become the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a leader of North Korea. The reaction has ranged from cautious optimism to warnings about the inexperience of the Trump administration to flat-out criticism. The criticisms are easily dispelled. One objection is Trump will ‘legitimize’ North Korea. However, Washington already recognizes North Korea as a nation state. The United States has negotiated with Pyongyang over almost seven decades, from talks at the Demilitarized Zone to meetings among diplomats in third countries and at the United Nations, to a visit to Pyongyang by the secretary of state in 2000, to quasi-diplomatic visits by then-former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Meanwhile, the Kim family, with successions from grandfather to father to son, has ruled the nation from its founding, surviving war, sanctions, famine, natural disasters, and the fall of their patron, the Soviet Union.” (03/09/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vanburen-northkorea-commentary/commentary-what-critics-of-north-korea-summit-get-wrong-idUSKCN1GL2WE

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41) India’s lurch toward protectionism
Source: Cato Institute
by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar

“At a Global Business Summit in New Delhi late last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed to enthuse foreign investors by declaring that ‘India is open for business.’ Yet India has taken several protectionist steps over the last four months, raising fears that the populist job pressures driving Trump in the U.S. are beginning to animate Modi, too, now that he’s entering his final year before the 2019 general election. Optimists hope this is just a blip in the reform process that will go away after the voting is over. But no government that tom-toms protectionism as a job-creating blessing can easily reverse it later.” (03/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/indias-lurch-towards-protectionism

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42) Why walkable cities enjoy more freedom
Source: Students For Liberty
by Vera Kichanova

“If you happen to visit Egypt and find yourself in the famous Tahrir Square, you might be puzzled: how could this space accommodate two million protesters? In fact, the square looked different at the time of the Arab Spring, up until the new military government ringed its central part with an iron fence. A similar transformation happened with the Pearl roundabout in the capital of Bahrain where demonstrators used to gather — it was turned into a traffic junction. In my hometown, Moscow, the square where millions called for the end of Soviet rule in 1991 now houses an hideous shopping mall. For a pro-liberty movement to raise its head, Twitter is not enough: face-to-face contact is crucial. That is why when oppressive governments want to destroy civil society, they destroy public spaces.” (03/09/18)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2018/03/09/walkable-cities-enjoy-freedom/

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43) Why Trump’s new tariffs are an ominous omen
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Barry Brownstein

“Inevitably, a bull market turns to a bear market, accompanied by rising levels of fear and distrust as optimism wanes. Authoritarian leaders will seek to blame others; and when they do, the fearful may feel temporarily relieved. Politicians will step up to assure the frightened that something will be done about economic problems. In such an atmosphere, trade wars will escalate, and economic conditions will deteriorate further. At the bottom of the trend of waning social mood, the population will be in a state of despair. (Of course, there are variations in mood among individuals.) At the bottom of long bear markets, with fear and despair mounting, the odds of a political miscalculation are greatest, and war can ensue.” (03/09/18)

https://fee.org/articles/why-trumps-new-tariffs-are-an-ominous-omen/

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44) Is it unconstitutional for states to “discriminate” against the federal government?
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution requires state and local governments to obey federal law, so long as that law is within the constitutional scope of federal power. But is it unconstitutional for states to ‘discriminate’ against the federal government by denying it assistance that may be available to private parties and state officials — even in cases where there is no specific federal law forbidding that discrimination? This issue is likely to come up in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recently filed lawsuit against against California’s sanctuary laws.” (03/09/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/03/09/is-it-unconstitutional-for-states-to-dis

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45) Trump administration unfurls a veil of secrecy
Source: USA Today
by staff

“The whole world is privy to President Trump’s innermost thoughts almost any time of the day or night via his frequently erupting Twitter account. But try finding out who visited the White House, and suddenly you’re in top-secret territory. It’s the same for visitors to Mar-a-Lago, where Trump spends so many weekends, and most famously for Trump’s tax returns, which he has refused to release despite an unbroken presidential tradition of doing so going back four decades. Last month, keeping part of a pre-inauguration promise, the Trump Organization announced it had donated profits from ‘foreign government patronage’ to the U.S. Treasury. The organization failed, however, to reveal key details: how much money, which Trump properties were involved and what foreign entities were the sources.” (03/09/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/03/09/trump-administration-unfurls-veil-secrecy-sunshine-week/407900002

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46) The illusion of war without casualties
Source: Antiwar.com
by Nicolas JS Davies

“The actor, Wes Studi, said that he ‘fought for freedom’ in Vietnam. But anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of that war, including for instance the millions of viewers who watched Ken Burns'[s] Vietnam War documentary, knows that it was the Vietnamese who were fighting for freedom — while Studi and his comrades were fighting, killing and dying, often bravely and for misguided reasons, to deny the people of Vietnam that freedom. Studi introduced the Hollywood movies he was showcasing, including ‘American Sniper,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ with the words, ‘Let’s take a moment to pay tribute to these powerful films that shine a great spotlight on those who have fought for freedom around the world.’ To pretend to a worldwide TV audience in 2018 that the U.S. war machine is ‘fighting for freedom’ in the countries it attacks or invades was an absurdity that could only add insult to injury for millions of survivors of US coups, invasions, bombing campaigns and hostile military occupations all over the world.” (03/10/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/nicolas_davies/2018/03/09/the-illusion-of-war-without-casualties/

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47) An oxymoron to beat all oxymorons
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“I’ll not here repeat the many arguments and facts that I’ve offered on my blog — and that have been offered by many others more articulate than I am — against the claim that we Americans are harmed by our trade with the Chinese. Instead, I simply protest the term ‘trade war.’ No two human activities are as opposite one another as are trade and war. … What are called ‘trade wars’ are indeed wars, but they involve only war and no trade. Every so-called ‘trade war’ is each government making war on its own citizens, coercing them not to trade as they would otherwise peacefully trade.” (03/10/18)

http://cafehayek.com/2018/03/oxymoron-beat-oxymorons.html

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48) Butterfly police
Source: Liberty Unbound
by Steve Murphy

“The iconic orange- and black-winged monarch butterfly, one of North America’s insect wonders, is on the path to extinction. Its population has collapsed by 90% since the 1990s. … The problem, of course, is anthropogenic: global warming and pesticide use. So says the Center for Biological Diversity, and the solution, of course, is ‘immediate action to rein in pesticide use and curb global climate change.’ … Unfortunately, what science demands is evidence. And the scientific evidence does not support the climate change or pesticide propaganda. According to an exhaustive study of World Wildlife Fund and citizen scientist butterfly migration data, it is most likely that neither milkweed nor herbicides limit monarch population.” (03/11/18)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1827

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49) The “guns equal crime” mantra doesn’t hold water
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Scott McPherson

“Ask any devoted gun-hater and he’ll tell you it’s just ‘common sense’ that guns in the hands of private citizens will only lead to more crime. The high homicide rate in the United States (relative to other Western industrialized societies) and its high gun-ownership rate are cited without question as evidence for this position. The trouble is, a more thorough examination of the facts reveals that not all is as it would seem.” (03/09/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/guns-equal-crime-mantra-doesnt-hold-water/

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50) The media’s socialism delusion
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“A recent Washington Post headline blandly suggested: ‘It’s time to give socialism a try.’ Sadly, Elizabeth Bruenig, the writer of this piffle, doesn’t seem to be too well-acquainted with the headlines these days. Where there’s socialism, there’s only misery. That a person having even the slightest knowledge of recent history could suggest such a thing as ‘give socialism a try’ in a major national newspaper suggests that both our educational system and our media are in a state of terminal collapse. … Bruenig, of course, insists she’s no ‘totalitarian nostalgist,’ and that she yearns for a ‘kind of socialism that would be democratic.’ Well, of course. Socialism often starts democratic with lots of squishy egalitarian promises, and ends up as a prison camp with starving inmates and vicious armed guards. What’s telling is that Bruenig doesn’t mention any ‘socialist’ successes around the world, because there are none.” (03/09/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-medias-socialism-delusion

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51) Scott Adams Says, 03/11/18
Source: Scott Adam Says

“Scott Adams tells you about the dumbest punditry.” [Flash video] (03/11/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OwxWEbynBNGQ

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52) Five Minutes, Five Issues, episode 98
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“MSNBC Warmongering, Bipartisan Peace, Pardon, Pulse Killings, Wrongful Convictions.” [Flash audio] (03/11/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/march/11/five-minutes-five-issues-msnbc-warmongering-bipartisan-peace-pardon-pulse-killings-wrongful-convictions/

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53) AnarchoChristian, episode 5
Source: AnarchoChristian

“What was it that J.R.R. Tolkien called ‘the most improper job for any man?’ In this episode, we will dive into a letter he wrote that contains profound observations on government, anarchism, and the Christian.” [various formats] (03/11/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/tolkien-and-the-most-improper-job-ac005/

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54) Contra the alt-right, part 3
Source: Attack The System

“Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston and Anarcho-Reign to finish my series on the Altright by talking about their lack of workable solutions moving into the future.” [Flash video] (03/10/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/03/10/contra-the-altright-part-3-non-solutions/

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55) Bloggingheads.tv, 03/09/18
Source: Bloggingheads.tv

“Bill Scher (Real Clear Politics, Politico) and Matt K. Lewis (The Daily Beast, MattLewis.org) … Texas as a microcosm of the fight between activists and the Democratic Party … Matt: If there’s a wave election, the best Republicans will go down first … Trump reshaped the GOP. Can Bernie do the same for the Dems? … Matt: Republicans could lose the House but pick up Senate seats … Bill: Trump would be happy to cut a deal with Kim Jong Un.” [Flash video] (03/09/18

https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/50894

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56) Free Talk Live, 03/10/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“DoD releases UFO footage, no further action :: Teacher assaults student for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance :: NRA sues FL over Gun Laws :: Caller advocates alternative Pledge of Allegiance :: Mark on his father’s UFO sighting : Chris shares his UFO sighting and ‘lost time’ :: HOSTS — Mark, Chris R.” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/10/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-03-10

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57) Anarcho Agenda, episode 60
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Some British children weren’t allowed to touch snow, and some Scots are outraged over the flag change on shortbread packaging.” [various formats] (03/10/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-60-2018-03-10

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58) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/09/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Peace is the foundation of Life, Liberty & Property. Yesterday, the news broke that President Trump will meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Never has a sitting American president met with a sitting leader of North Korea, making the event a historic one. Can we expect peace in our time? Will the warmongers surrounding the president, or even the president himself, derail it? Ron Paul talks about this important meeting on today’s Liberty Report.” [Flash video] (03/09/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/trump-will-meet-with-jong-un-what-to-expect

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59) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 230
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/why-cops-are-unaccountable

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60) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1110
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“Josh Wilcoxson joins me to discuss the effectiveness of medical marijuana, the state of the legalization movement, and how we should proceed from here.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1110-medical-marijuana-the-drug-war-and-the-way-forward/

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61) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 165
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #165, Will Porter joins the show to discuss the Afghanistan War. Will and Kyle co-authored an article at Consortium News on the subject, Record Afghan Opium Crop Signals Violent Year for US Forces. The article focuses on the growing Afghan opium market which, combined with Trump’s Afghan policy, will lead to added violence for US forces in the country. The Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan admits the Trump policy will be more dangerous for US troops, while the Taliban continue to use profits from record opium crops to fund their offensives.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-165-the-deadly-afghan-opium-crop-with-will-porter

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62) Editor’s Break, episode 65
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 065 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: his Utah bill to allow community service in lieu of paying a fine for an infraction or misdemeanor, the morality of punching neo-Nazis, why constitutionalism is a pure manifestation of socialism, why slavery is wrong according to his ethical framework, and more.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/community-service-bill-punching-nazis-constitution-as-socialism-my-ethical-framework-39m-editors-break-065

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63) In The Tank Podcast, episode 130
Source: Heartland Institute

“John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #130 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from the Reason Foundation, the Cato Institute, The Foundation for Government Accountability, the Platte Institute, and the Heartland Institute.” [Flash audio] (03/09/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/03/in-the-tank-ep130-daylight-savings-time-medicaid-waiting-lists-horse-masseuse/

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64) Cato Daily Podcast, 03/09/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Did the President enact a ‘digital Muslim ban’ in a now-withdrawn executive order? Rachel Levinson-Waldman and Alvaro Bedoya offer their thoughts.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/digital-muslim-ban

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65) Felony Friday, episode 114
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Salvatore DeGennaro is today’s guest on Felony Friday. Salvatore is a firearms instructor, International Defensive Pistol Association shooter, and a life-long practitioner of the concealed carry lifestyle who strives to serve as a conduit of reliable information to the masses of new shooters entering the fold.” [various formats] (03/09/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/03/09/felony-friday-114-gun-rights-gun-fights-and-the-2nd-amendment-with-salvatore-degennaro/

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