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Volume XVI, Issue #3,933
Monday, March 19th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Syria: Turkish invaders, allies take Afrin from US-backed Kurdish forces
2) Russia: Putin cruises to victory
3) Abortion returns to Supreme Court in free speech fight
4) Trump claims Democratic bias in Russia investigation, suggests McCabe memos are “fake”
5) Sources contradict Sessions’s testimony he opposed Russia outreach
6) Walmart worker snitches out customer for “suspicious” purchases
7) Report: Kushner companies filed false NYC housing paperwork
8) Lawmakers push to allow banking for marijuana businesses
9) House GOP will subpoena FBI for missing Hillary Clinton documents
10) Facebook’s Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers
11) Ukraine: Regime meddles in Russian election
12) Documents: Some officials wanted Stoneman Douglas shooter committed in 2016
13) Sri Lanka: Regime lifts state of emergency
14) UK: Commons panel recommends extending Brexit talks
15) Trump lawyer threatens Daniels with $20 million damage claim
16) Adrian Lamo, 1981-2018
17) Facebook suspends Trump election data firm for policy breach
18) OH: Student suspended for staying in class during walkouts
19) NY: Town regime bans Bitcoin miners
20) Mauritius: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Give freedom a chance
22) Economic nationalism: Elitism in populist clothing
23) Let our airlines compete: Maybe more dogs will reach their destinations
24) Chapter Eleven: The Drive-by Maneuver
25) How FOSTA could give Hollywood the filters it’s long wanted
26) New Hampshire: Once more unto the breach
27) Half-a-loaf of Dodd-Frank reform is better than none
28) Is America on the verge of a constitutional crisis?
29) Six things we can learn about US plutocracy by looking at Jeff Bezos
30) On business and the economy
31) Why sugar taxes won’t dent obesity
32) Why public [sic] schools have become the epicenter of rebellion
33) Coase and Krugman
34) Widening the bridges: Beyond consent and autonomy
35) The pros & cons of Pompeo as secretary of state
36) Should libertarians support “New California?”
37) Civic engagement activities
38) Good enemies are hard to find: Therefore worry
39) Trump’s economic trap
40) Problems facing the US healthcare system, part 1
41) Why we shouldn’t give special credence to the political views of young people and victims
42) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 6, part 4
43) Congress says WOOFF on guns
44) Perhaps no one lost China
45) The Second Amendment empowers women more than lapel pins
46) The real walkout issue: Compulsory schooling
47) Neoliberals taking all the wrong lessons from Conor Lamb’s victory
48) Refuting 12 common claims against the right to keep and bear arms
49) The lies and hypocrisy of the Civil War
50) Quantum Vibe, 03/16/18

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 99
52) Free Talk Live, 03/17/18
53) Scott Adams Says, 03/17/18
54) Freedom Feens Radio, 03/17/18
55) Last Orders, 03/16/18
56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/16/18
57) Felony Friday, episode 115
58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 168
59) In The Tank Podcast, episode 131
60) Cato Daily Podcast, 03/16/18
61) Editor’s Break, episode 67
62) Scottish Liberty Podcast, 03/16/18
63) The Scott Horton Show, 03/16/18
64) Anarcho Agenda, episode 61
65) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 231

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

1) Syria: Turkish invaders, allies take Afrin from US-backed Kurdish forces
Source: Boston Herald

“Turkish military and allied Syrian forces marched into the center of the northern Syrian town of Afrin Sunday, raising their flags and shooting in the air in celebration nearly two months after launching their offensive on the Kurdish enclave. The advancing troops faced little resistance from the Kurdish militia that retreated and vowed to turn to guerrilla tactics. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the capture of Afrin, previously controlled by the Kurdish militia known as the People’s Defense Units, or YPG.” (03/18/18)

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/2018/03/turkey_backed_forces_capture_syrian_kurdish_town_of_afrin

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2) Russia: Putin cruises to victory
Source: Washington Post

“Vladimir Putin cruised to victory Sunday for another six-year presidential term after an election that was long on spectacle and short on suspense. From the Arctic to the International Space Station, Russia rolled out an elaborate presidential-election-day display designed to show the breadth of Putin’s public support as he extended his tenure for a fourth term to 2024. Putin’s opponents on Sunday’s ballot included a nationalist, a Communist, and two liberals. But Putin barely campaigned, opposition activist Alexei Navalny was barred from the ballot, and reports of ballot-stuffing and people ordered to vote by their employers rolled in throughout the day. With about two thirds of the ballots counted, more than 75 percent were for Putin, according to the Central Election Commission.” (03/18/18)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russia-scrambles-to-get-voters-to-polls-to-legitimize-election-ahead-of-expected-putin-landslide/2018/03/18/f8d31426-2963-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html

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3) Abortion returns to Supreme Court in free speech fight
Source: USA Today

“The abortion debate is returning to the Supreme Court, but it’s more about the debate than the procedure itself. A California law requiring pregnancy centers that oppose abortion to post information about state-funded abortion services is the latest in a flurry of high court cases concerning ‘compelled speech.’ In December, the justices heard a Colorado baker argue that he should not be forced to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. Last month, they heard an Illinois state employee contend that he should not have to contribute to his public sector union. On Tuesday, the court will hear a challenge brought by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, which operates pregnancy centers nationwide, including about 130 in California. The group says California’s law forces them to promote a medical procedure they oppose.” (03/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/18/abortion-returns-supreme-court-free-speech-fight/407654002

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4) Trump claims Democratic bias in Russia investigation, suggests McCabe memos are “fake”
Source: CBS News

“President Trump is reviving concerns that the special counsel team investigating Russian election interference may be biased against him. Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday: ‘Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added … does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!’ The tweet marks one of the first times that Mr. Trump has mentioned special counsel Robert Mueller by name. Trump allies previously have questioned whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe because some of his investigators have made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton.” (03/18/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-claims-democratic-bias-in-russia-investigation-suggests-mccabe-memos-are-fake/

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5) Sources contradict Sessions’s testimony he opposed Russia outreach
Source: Reuters

“U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions'[s] testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees. Sessions testified before Congress in November 2017 that he ‘pushed back’ against the proposal made by former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at a March 31, 2016 campaign meeting. Then a senator from Alabama, Sessions chaired the meeting as head of the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team. ‘Yes, I pushed back,’ Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 14, when asked whether he shut down Papadopoulos'[s] proposed outreach to Russia. Sessions has since also been interviewed by Mueller.” (03/18/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-sessions-exclusive/exclusive-sources-contradict-sessions-testimony-he-opposed-russia-outreach-idUSKBN1GU0NC

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6) Walmart worker snitches out customer for “suspicious” purchases
Source: Raw Story

“Authorities alerted by a Walmart worker arrested a former Cornell University student accused of stockpiling a semi-automatic rifle, more than 300 rounds of ammunition, bomb-making materials and other deadly devices at his apartment near the upstate New York elite school. Maximilien Reynolds, 20, of New Jersey, a one-time student at the Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York, now enrolled at a local community college, was federally charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device and a silencer as well as making false statements to acquire a firearm. A Walmart employee contacted authorities after Reynolds used a gift card at the Ithaca store to buy ammunition, camping gear, drill bits, hacksaw blades, knives and other ‘suspicious’ items, according to a criminal complaint filed on Friday. Initially let into the apartment by Reynolds’ girlfriend, authorities found a cache of high-capacity ammunition magazines, a semi-automatic MSR-15 Patrol rifle, a homemade silencer, bullet-resistant vest, gas mask, fireworks rigged with shrapnel and other explosive materials, according to the complaint.” (03/18/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/walmart-worker-tips-police-arms-cache-bomb-making-materials-collected-cornell-university-student

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7) Report: Kushner companies filed false NYC housing paperwork
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, nearly 50 percent more than it paid. Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump’s son-in-law’s firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds. The rumored feud between Chief of Staff John Kelly and first Daughter Ivanka Trump continues, as one of the President’s most trusted advisers reportedly complained that Kelly is embarrassing her husband Jared Kushner.” (03/18/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Kushner-Cos-false-documents-queens-apartments-rent-12762185.php

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8) Lawmakers push to allow banking for marijuana businesses
Source: Smell the Truth

“Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is leading a group of bipartisan lawmakers to push a law that would allow lawfully-operated marijuana dispensaries to use federal banks. Murkowski teamed up with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to introduce the new measure within the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act sponsored by Merkley last year, reports the AP. The majority of banks won’t provide their services to state-legal cannabis businesses due to the conflict in federal law. The proposed measure would prevent federal officials from punishing banks for working with legitimate clients in the marijuana industry.” (03/16/18)

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/03/16/lawmakers-push-to-allow-banking-for-marijuana-businesses

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9) House GOP will subpoena FBI for missing Hillary Clinton documents
Source: Fox News

“If the FBI does not turn over more than one million missing documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, House Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte plans to subpoena the federal spy agency. ‘We need to have those documents,’ Rep. Goodlatte (R-Va.) told Maria Bartiromo Sunday on ‘Sunday Morning Futures.’ ‘The department and the bureau have been slow, very slow, in getting them to us.’ Over the course of the last year, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been reviewing the FBI and DOJ’s actions related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, which haunted her during the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz suggested the report will be made available to lawmakers in April. Horowitz’s team has interviewed dozens of people and reviewed about 1.2 million records during the investigation, but said the classified information involved has slowed the process. So far, Congress has only seen a ‘tiny percentage’ of the texts and documents — 3,000 of 1.2 million that were procured, he said.” (03/18/18)

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/house-gop-will-subpoena-fbi-for-missing-hillary-clinton-documents

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10) Facebook’s Zuckerberg comes under fire from UK, US lawmakers
Source: Raleigh News & Observer

“Lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic criticized Facebook and its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, after reports surfaced that another company, Cambridge Analytica, improperly harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users’ data being shared without their consent. Conservative legislator Damian Collins, who heads the British Parliament’s media committee, said he would ask Zuckerberg or another Facebook executive to appear before his panel, which is investigating disinformation and ‘fake news.’ Collins said Facebook has ‘consistently understated’ the risk of data leaks and gave misleading answers to the committee.” (03/18/18)

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article205738959.html

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11) Ukraine: Regime meddles in Russian election
Source: Irish Times [Ireland]

“Ukraine prevented Russian citizens from taking part in their country’s presidential elections on Sunday, in response to Russia’s opening of voting booths across the Crimean peninsula, [which seceded from Ukraine and rejoined Russia] exactly four years ago. Police blocked entrances to Russia’s embassy in Kiev and consulates in other Ukrainian cities …. Millions of ethnic Russians live in Ukraine, but it is not clear how many are citizens of Russia. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Moscow’s foreign ministry, said Ukraine had tried to intimidate Russians into not voting but, having failed, it then took ‘unprecedented measures’ and blocked access to diplomatic missions.” (03/18/18)

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/ukraine-bars-russians-from-voting-over-crimea-dispute-1.3431933

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12) Documents: Some officials wanted Stoneman Douglas shooter committed in 2016
Source: Fox News

“Some school counselors and officials were so concerned about the mental stability of Nikolas Cruz, accused in last month’s Florida school massacre, that they decided to have him forcibly committed more than a year before the shooting. However, the recommendation was never acted upon. Documents in the criminal case against Cruz showed that school officials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act for at least three days, sources confirmed to Fox News on Sunday. The documents, part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, showed that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.” (03/18/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/18/some-officials-wanted-stoneman-douglas-suspect-nikolas-cruz-committed-in-2016-documents-show.html

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13) Sri Lanka: Regime lifts state of emergency
Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Sri Lanka’s president announced Sunday he was lifting a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago to quell anti-Muslim riots in which three people died and hundreds of shops were destroyed. Maithripala Sirisena said improvements in the security situation prompted him to end the emergency, under which security forces and the police had sweeping powers to detain suspects. … Much of the anti-Muslim violence was concentrated in the central district of Kandy, 115 kilometres (72 miles) northeast of the capital Colombo. Police said the situation in the picturesque hill resort has returned to normal.” (03/18/18)

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2137698/sri-lanka-ends-state-emergency-tensions-between-buddhists-and

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14) UK: Commons panel recommends extending Brexit talks
Source: Bloomberg

“The U.K. is running short of time to reach a full deal with the European Union and should consider seeking an extension of next year’s withdrawal deadline in order to complete the work, the U.K. Parliament’s cross-party Brexit committee said. The U.K.-EU talks are due to end by October, the deadline set by both sides, with Britain leaving the bloc at the end of next March. The committee said that if substantial aspects of the future partnership remain unresolved at that time, the government should seek more time to ensure an agreement ‘sufficiently detailed and comprehensive’ can be reached.” (03/17/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-18/u-k-should-consider-extending-brexit-talks-commons-panel-says

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15) Trump lawyer threatens Daniels with $20 million damage claim
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Donald Trump’s lawyers are seeking $20m in damages from Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic actor whose professional name is Stormy Daniels and who claims to have had an affair with the future president in 2006 and 2007. A lawyer representing Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s company, Essential Consultants, claimed in federal court on Friday that Clifford had violated a nondisclosure agreement as many as 20 times. … Clifford’s counsel, Michael Avenatti, said the threat to pursue his client for millions and efforts to force the matter under the cover of anonymity amounted to bullying. ‘To put it simply — they want to hide the truth from the American people. We will oppose this effort at every turn,’ Avenatti said.” (03/17/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/17/stormy-daniels-trump-lawyer-threatens-20-million

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16) Adrian Lamo, 1981-2018
Source: ZDNet

“Adrian Lamo, a well-known hacker, has died at 37. His father, Mario, posted a brief tribute to his son in a Facebook group on Friday. … The coroner for Sedgwick County, where Lamo lived, confirmed his death, but provided no further details. Circumstances surrounding Lamo’s death are not immediately known. A neighbor who found his body said he had been dead for some time. The Colombian-American hacker, who resided in Wichita, Kansas, first rose to notoriety in the early-2000s by hacking into systems at The New York Times, Microsoft, and Yahoo, which he was subsequently convicted for. Lamo was more recently widely known for his involvement in passing information on whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a former US Army soldier who befriended Lamo.” (03/16/18)

http://www.zdnet.com/article/adrian-lamo-hacker-dies/

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17) Facebook suspends Trump election data firm for policy breach
Source: Time

“Facebook Inc. suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data company that helped President Donald Trump win the presidential election, which may have collected data from 50 million Facebook profiles without their owners’ permission. Facebook said in a blog post Friday that Cambridge Analytica received some user data through an app developer on its social network, violating its policies. In 2015, Facebook said Cambridge Analytica certified that it had destroyed the information. ‘Several days ago, we received reports that, contrary to the certifications we were given, not all data was deleted,’ Facebook said in a statement. Cambridge Analytica and parent Strategic Communication Laboratories have been suspended from the social network, ‘pending further information,’ Facebook said. Cambridge Analytica said in a Saturday statement it did nothing illegal and is in touch with Facebook in order to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.” [editor’s note: The article says that the company harvested “private information” from Facebook profiles. There’s no such thing. If you put it on Facebook, say goodbye to the idea that it’s “private” – TLK] (03/17/18)

http://time.com/5204387/facebook-suspends-cambridge-analytica/

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18) OH: Student suspended for staying in class during walkouts
Source: ABC News

“An Ohio high school student says he tried to remain nonpolitical during school walkouts over gun violence and was suspended for a day because he stayed in a classroom instead of joining protests or the alternative, a study hall. Hilliard senior Jacob Shoemaker says school isn’t the place for politics, and he wasn’t taking sides. The district says some students participated Wednesday in a nonpolitical memorial for Florida school shooting victims, and the alternative let non-participating students remain supervised.” (03/16/18)

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ohio-student-suspended-staying-class-walkouts-53794996

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19) NY: Town regime bans Bitcoin miners
Source: Popular Mechanics

“While the Bitcoin stumbles through its cycles of hype and crashing, in upstate New York, it’s facing a new challenge: a ban on mining. The city council of Plattsburgh, New York has placed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining, believed to be the first such ban in the country. ‘My goal is to protect the ratepayers,’ Mayor Colin Reed said at a crowded city council meeting on Thursday. ‘We don’t have an unlimited amount of electricity.’ Plattsburgh lies near the St. Lawrence river and a nearby hydroelectric station provides it with extremely cheap electricity rates. … Two cryptocurrency businesses have started to consume massive amounts of electricity in the area, crunching through complex algorithms 24 hours a day. The businesses, notes the Press-Republican, a local paper, ’employ just a few people’ and ‘use more power than the entire Georgia-Pacific paper mill,’ a business which has been in the town for over 50 years.” (03/16/18)

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a19456939/new-york-town-bans-bitcoin-miners/

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20) Mauritius: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns over credit card scandal
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned after allegations of credit card fraud, according local media. Gurib-Fakim’s lawyer made the announcement on Saturday, telling reporters that she will leave office on March 23. Gurib-Fakim has been accused of buying jewellery and clothing using a credit card provided by an NGO, founded by an Angolan banker interested in doing business in Mauritius.” (03/17/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/mauritius-ameenah-gurib-fakim-resigns-credit-card-scandal-180317135925154.html

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

21) Give freedom a chance
Source: Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

“One of the typical responses to criticism of a government policy, program, or other undertaking is the demand for an answer to the question, ‘What is your alternative?’ Often this challenge demands a blueprint or other detailed plan for the alternative to the governmental status quo. Absent such a fully articulated plan, one’s criticism is often dismissed as mere carping by someone who has no idea about how to replace the present government undertaking. My own alternative is simply freedom. Get the government completely out of whatever it is now doing so badly, whether it be educating youth, protecting the public from crime, or keeping the economy in flourishing operation.” (03/16/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/03/16/give-freedom-a-chance/

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22) Economic nationalism: Elitism in populist clothing
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Dan [McCarthy] writes, ‘Economic nationalists do not accept the blame made by extreme free-traders that any degree of industrial protection must inevitably lead to less national wealth. But so what if it does? If the price of national security and a durable free middle class is a modest reduction in gross domestic product, the economic nationalist is willing to pay it.’ Evidently the economic nationalist is not only willing to pay that price himself; he’s also willing to force it on everyone else. What Dan calls ‘a modest reduction in gross domestic product’ may mean a great deal to the poor who struggle to make ends meet, not to mention advance. At any rate, that price isn’t required for a durable and growing (upper) middle class (and beyond) or security. It’s all cost and no benefit.” (03/16/18)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/daily-featured-articles/tgif-economic-nationalism-elitism-populist-clothing/

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23) Let our airlines compete: Maybe more dogs will reach their destinations
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“So United Airlines has apologized for killing a passenger’s dog. Reportedly, a flight attendant ordered the owner to place her black French bulldog in the overhead compartment, where it died, apparently of suffocation. (And almost immediately thereafter, it came out that United had also flown another passenger’s dog to Japan by mistake.) United has apologized, but a lot of my friends on social media are promising never to fly United again. Of course, United knows that these threats (like the threats to boycott United after it took away NRA members’ discounts, or broke a man’s guitar, or ordered a passenger to be dragged off a plane) are ultimately not much to worry about. Because in today’s airline world, there’s not a lot of competition. The fact is that between airline mergers and hub-and-spoke networks, most air routes are dominated by one or two airlines. It’s not like the heady competitive days of the 1980s, which is why fares are up and service is down.” [editor’s note: Once again, Reynolds nails economic issue with free-market solution; any Tennessee libertarians wondering why he has as yet not been an LP convention speaker? – SAT] (03/16/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/03/16/dog-dies-united-we-can-do-better-foreign-airline-competition-column/429091002

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24) Chapter Eleven: The Drive-by Maneuver
Source: The Libertarian Enteprise
by L Neil Smith

Fiction. (03/18/18)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2018/tle965-20180318-02.htm

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25) How FOSTA could give Hollywood the filters it’s long wanted
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Joe Mullin

“Some of the biggest names in the U.S. entertainment industry have expressed a recent interest in a topic that’s seemingly far away from their core business: shutting down online prostitution. Disney, for instance, recently wrote to key U.S. senators expressing their support for SESTA, a bill that was originally aimed at sex traffickers. For its part, 20th Century Fox told the same senators that anyone doing business online ‘has a civic responsibility to help stem illicit and illegal activity.’ Late last year, the bill the entertainment companies supported morphed from SESTA into FOSTA, and then into a kind of Frankenstein bill that combines the worst aspects of both. The bill still does nothing to catch or punish traffickers, or provide help to victims of sex trafficking. … So, why are movie studios involved at all in this debate? Hollywood is lobbying for laws that will force online intermediaries to shut down user speech. That’s what they’ve been seeking since practically the beginning of the Internet.” (03/16/18)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/how-fosta-will-get-hollywood-filters-theyve-long-wanted

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26) New Hampshire: Once more unto the breach
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“The Republican establishment is horrified that Trump whipped 16 Republican establishment opponents in the 2016 primaries, more horrified that he went on to win the general election, and downright mortified by the possibility of a second term. The Republican base, not so much. Yes, he’s a policy train wreck as regards almost any of the party’s proclaimed values over the last half century or so, but he’s both more entertaining and more convincing than the establishment types when he slams the elites that base loves to loathe. If he knows nothing else, he knows that having the right enemies is half the ball game. The Democratic establishment has a different problem. Their thoroughly establishment nominee lost to Trump too, and the base wants to know why their party doesn’t seem to stand for anything anymore. Instead of answers, all the party’s establishment has to offer is assignment of blame for the loss — naturally, to everyone but themselves and their candidate.” (03/18/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13077

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27) Half-a-loaf of Dodd-Frank reform is better than none
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“The Senate has voted to limit some of the Dodd-Frank financial reform’s worst rules that have led to small-bank closures, tight credit and more financial institutions deemed ‘too big to fail’ than ever before. Good job, but it doesn’t go far enough. Yes, the reform was badly needed. It will take the federal government’s hand from around the neck of banks with less than $250 billion in assets — and especially those small, community banks with less than $10 billion in assets — to let them breathe a little bit. The fact is, Dodd-Frank, which passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote, imposed literally tens of thousands of new rules on banks, mainly small and midsize banks and financial institutions that had nothing to do with causing the 2007-08 financial crisis. These smaller banks had to go through expensive ‘stress tests’ to see if they could survive market downturns, while also being required to hold more capital on their books and to report extensively on the income and demographic makeup of their borrowers.” (03/16/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/half-a-loaf-of-dodd-frank-reform-is-better-than-none

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28) Is America on the verge of a constitutional crisis?
Source: The Atlantic
by Quinta Jurecic & Benjamin Wittes

“Here is something that, even on its own, is astonishing: The president of the United States demanded the firing of the former FBI deputy director, a career civil servant, after tormenting him both publicly and privately — and it worked. The American public still doesn’t know in any detail what Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed late Friday night, is supposed to have done. But citizens can see exactly what Donald Trump did to McCabe. And the president’s actions are corroding the independence that a healthy constitutional democracy needs in its law enforcement and intelligence apparatus. McCabe’s firing is part of a pattern.” (03/17/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/is-america-on-the-verge-of-a-constitutional-crisis/555860/

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29) Six things we can learn about US plutocracy by looking at Jeff Bezos
Source: Medium
by Caitlin Johnstone

“I often look at Jeff Bezos when trying to understand how American oligarchy functions for a few reasons. Firstly, currently occupying the number one slot on Forbes’ billionaires list, he is the top dog. He figured out how to play the plutocracy game quickly, and how to play it better than anyone else. Second, our civilization is currently headed on a clear trajectory deeper and deeper into Orwellian tech dystopia if we don’t turn things around or drive humanity into extinction first. The new money tech plutocrats own the foundation of that dark future, and we should all keep a very, very close eye on them on general principles as well as to get a read on where things are headed. Lastly and most importantly, as a new money plutocrat Bezos has had to build his empire with high visibility in the information age. … With that in mind, here are six things we can learn about how US plutocracy operates by looking at Jeff Bezos.” (03/16/18)

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30) On business and the economy
Source: Mises UK
by Neil Lock

“Business — honest business, that is — is beautiful. For it isn’t just being busy; it’s being busy with a purpose. And that purpose is to create well-being. There is no nobler human activity than delivering what others are voluntarily willing to pay for. In my earlier essays, I’ve deliberately kept away from economics. This is the first of a new set, in which I plan to rectify that.” (03/16/18)

https://misesuk.org/2018/03/16/on-business-and-the-economy/

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31) Why sugar taxes won’t dent obesity
Source: Cato Institute
by Ryan Bourne

“Economists believe taxes can be designed to ensure prices reflect the social costs of activities such as alcohol consumption and smoking. But politicians all too often use the veneer of economic reasoning to justify nannying levies that won’t work or ignore damaging unintended consequences.” (03/16/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/why-sugar-taxes-wont-dent-obesity

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32) Why public [sic] schools have become the epicenter of rebellion
by Jeff Bryant

“The revolution may not be televised, but it is happening in public schools. This is evident in the growth of student and teacher actions across the country, from walkouts to strikes. This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who’s been paying attention. Public school communities (students, teachers, parents, and citizens) have seen their institutions targeted with deeper budget cuts, greater inequities in the system, harsher penalties for ‘underperforming’ on arbitrary standards, and deadlier gun violence. Is it any wonder that these constituents are starting to stand up and say they’ve had it?” [editor’s note: If Mr Bryant had a SINGLE libertarian bone in his sad carcass, he would praising this as the first step in students saying “hell no” to the government-school prison-farms – SAT] (03/16/18)

https://ourfuture.org/20180315/why-public-schools-have-become-the-epicenter-of-populist-rebellion

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33) Coase and Krugman
Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“In 1960, Coase developed a radically new way of thinking about externalities. At the time, Pigou’s interwar theory of externalities was very well established, almost unquestioned. When a person or company does something that imposes external costs on others, there is a market failure. The optimal public policy is a remedial tax, equal to the size of the external cost. … Coase’s basic insight is that external costs, by themselves, are not market failures. The victim would have an incentive to bribe the entity imposing external costs. That bribe has a similar impact to an optimal tax. Thus before Coase, economists thought there was an economic rationale for government regulation of indoor smoke. After Coase, economists recognized that the owner of the property, not the government, should regulate indoor smoke. But Coase did not stop there. He also showed that when many people are harmed by externalities, there may be ‘transactions costs’ in privately negotiating an agreement. In that case, Pigou’s suggestion that a remedial tax is needed might be correct. But the real problem is not externalities, it’s transactions costs. In 1998, Krugman came up with a radically different way of thinking about liquidity traps.” (03/17/18)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2018/03/coase_and_krugm.html

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34) Widening the bridges: Beyond consent and autonomy
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Emmi Bevensee

“Everyone is bad at consent but it’s worth getting better anyways. No one is perfectly autonomous but it’s worth respecting agency anyways. Many of our problems are endemic to the tools we use. These are parts of the truth that often get left out. Sometimes better consent and autonomy practices look like sloppy, complicated cry-fests, not idyllic orgies amidst the fog of rebellion … but sometimes they look like that too.” (03/17/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/50557

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35) The pros & cons of Pompeo as secretary of state
Source: Reuters
by Peter Van Buren

“Soon after Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo completes his confirmation hearings, he will spend his first day of work confronting the missiles of spring. In one case, President Donald Trump and Pompeo have signaled they want to back away from the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran; in the other both men seem intent on securing a similar deal with North Korea. It will be Pompeo’s counsel to Trump that will help shape the nuclear landscape of America’s foreign policy. Trump’s choice of Pompeo to replace the fired Rex Tillerson places an ardent critic of the Iran nuclear deal as the nation’s top diplomat, alongside a president who delivered an ultimatum in January to fix the deal’s ‘terrible flaws.’ Unless Western Europe (as well as China and Russia) agrees to press changes on the Iranians, Trump will not extend American sanctions relief when the current waiver expires on May 12. That move could scuttle the 2015 agreement and spin Iran back into the nuclear development cycle.” (03/16/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vanburen-pompeo-commentary/commentary-the-pros-and-cons-of-pompeo-as-secretary-of-state-idUSKCN1GR2DL

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36) Should libertarians support “New California?”
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“Eagle Rising, a conservative website, has an article discussing and applauded efforts of ‘rural’ California attempting to secede from the core urban areas of the Golden State. A lessening in the size and power of the People’s Republic of California and its irrational government and people is a good thing, right? My wife has relatives in true Northern California (NOT the Bay Area) who for years have endured the tyranny of Sacramento and its supreme soviet controlled by the progressives of the Bay Area, Ellay, and other hotspots of liberalism [sic]. The Western States — and even liberal [sic] Oregon and Washington — are filled with refuges from the galloping socialism, political correctness, and irrationality of California. But not so fast, folks. Read the article and the extracts of New California’s ‘Declaration of Independence.’” (03/17/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/03/17/should-libertarians-support-new-california/

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37) Civic engagement activities
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“I love a good protest. My first was in Mrs. Grubb’s third grade class, after a substitute teacher gave us a ton of math homework. During recess we organized and delivered a written statement announcing a student strike against doing the math. Believe it or not, the assignment was withdrawn, called an April Fools joke … but boy did we catch hell when Mrs. Grubb returned. This week, with the school walkouts across the country to protest ‘gun violence’ and demand ‘gun control,’ some older kids finally got in the game. I may disagree with their public policy shibboleths and disdain their tone, but I would defend to the … Well, you know.” (03/16/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/03/16/civic-engagement-activities/

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38) Good enemies are hard to find: Therefore worry
Source: CounterPunch
by Andrew Levine

“Why is the American political class so intent on reviving the Cold War? Why does Israel have it in for Iran? These are complicated questions; many factors are involved. But there is ‘a fact of life,’ as it were, that bears on the answers to both questions: that to keep their regimes — their distinctive ways of organizing cultural, economic, and political institutions — going, the United States and Israel need enemies, and the ones most readily at hand no longer seem up to the task. One reason why Russia has again become America’s enemy, and Iran Israel’s, is that good enemies are hard to find.” (03/16/18)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/16/good-enemies-are-hard-to-find-therefore-worry/

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39) Trump’s economic trap
Source: The New Republic
by Alex Shephard

“Facing a potentially historic bloodbath in the fall’s midterm elections, Republicans have settled on a narrative that might save their majorities in Congress–and, perhaps, the presidency. Donald Trump may be broadly unpopular, but the economy is roaring. Unemployment is low, the stock market is (despite some turbulence) high, and the effects of the $1.5 trillion tax bill passed in December are beginning to be felt. The message is simple: Don’t sweat the chaos in the West Wing; it’s the economy, stupid. Republicans spent millions of dollars pushing this narrative in this week’s special election in Pennsylvania 18th District. At a raucous rally outside of Pittsburgh days before polls opened, Trump told voters, ‘The economy is the best it’s ever been.’ And yet Republican Rick Saccone lost to Democrat Conor Lamb (who ran against the tax bill) in a district that went to Trump by 20 points less than eighteen months ago.” (03/16/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/147510/trumps-economic-trap

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40) Problems facing the US healthcare system, part 1
Source: Cobden Centre
by Jai Khemani

“During Trump’s first year, Paul Ryan attempted to pass 2 healthcare bills, both of which were rejected in the House and vehemently opposed by the public. Healthcare is a major issue that Trump must address. This is because if the U.S reduced health expenditures (public and private), this would make it much easier for Trump to cut taxes further and/or spend $1 trillion on infrastructure without increasing the deficit. This article outlines the major problems with the U.S healthcare system and hence policy recommendations to address these problems.” (03/16/18)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/03/problems-facing-the-u-s-healthcare-system-part-1/

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41) Why we shouldn’t give special credence to the political views of young people and victims
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“For many years, surveys of political knowledge have consistently found that it correlates with age. The young, as a general rule, know less about government and public policy than other age groups. For that reason, they are also less likely to have valuable insights on how to address difficult issues. … It would be a mistake to dismiss policy proposals out of hand, merely because of the age of their adherents. But it is also a mistake to ascribe any special political wisdom to the young … The recent gun control protests draw moral authority not only from the age of the protesters, but from the fact that some of their leaders are survivors of school shootings …. But even if students really were disproportionately likely to be victims of gun violence, that would not be a good reason to give special credence to their policy views.” (03/17/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/03/17/how-much-credence-should-we-give-to-the

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42) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 6, part 4
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Privacy is not dead, as many court intellectuals pronounce it to be, usually in preparation for its burial. Privacy is being renewed. Cryptocurrency is transforming it into a far stronger tool for human freedom. People with a fondness for the old version of privacy need not be concerned, however. Curtains can still be pulled over windows at night; financial transactions can still be encrypted. The new form of privacy is a compatible alternative. But much of it may seem counter-intuitive.” (03/17/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-privacy-do-not-come-late-to-the-revolution/

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43) Congress says WOOFF on guns
Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“On a day when American students and their supporters marched to demand stricter gun laws and to memorialize 17 people brutally killed at a Florida high school, the news broke that Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana intended to file an animal protection bill. The move came about 48 hours after the death of 10-month old puppy on a Houston to New York flight after United Airlines employees forced the owners to put the animal in overhead bin. His compassion for puppies is commendable. But Kennedy proposes to take zero action on the gun violence that kills schoolchildren.” (03/16/18)

http://prospect.org/article/congress-says-wooff-on-guns

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44) Perhaps no one lost China
Source: Cato Unbound
by Jude Blanchette

“As Dr. Kori Schake points out in her thoughtful lead essay, for more than four decades, many U.S. policy and business elites held the view that economic integration would have a tractor beam-like effect on China, gradually and inexorably pulling the Communist Party of China (CCP) into the orbit of the liberal international order. This was, in Schake’s words, ‘a flabby argument,’ and today it seems no right-thinking person holds such a view anymore. Indeed, we’re in something of a ‘Who Lost China? 2.0’ moment, with a growing chorus declaring the above policy was obviously, inevitably, and clearly doomed to failure from the get-go.” (03/16/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/03/16/jude-blanchette/perhaps-no-one-lost-china

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45) The Second Amendment empowers women more than lapel pins
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Savannah Lindquist

“It’s easy for celebrities like [Jimmy] Kimmel to consider gun control ‘common sense’ when a fun evening out to the Oscars comes with a security detail of over 500 armed LAPD officers costing $340,000. As an average American, I don’t have the luxury of an armed police officer keeping me safe during a night out, let alone hundreds. If my own experience with sexual assault taught me anything, it’s the importance of having a reliable method of self-defense available when seconds count and the police are minutes away. It’s crucial that when empowering women to take action against sexual assault, we also allow them to choose to defend themselves with a firearm if they so desire. Wearing a ‘Time’s Up’ pin on the red carpet does a good job at starting a viral hashtag, but it does nothing to stop a rapist hellbent on attacking and violating an innocent woman.” (03/17/18)

https://fee.org/articles/the-2nd-amendment-empowers-women-more-than-lapel-pins/

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46) The real walkout issue: Compulsory schooling
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“Are these school walkouts really about gun control? Or is there something else going on? Perhaps we are starting to see a breakdown in the consensus over compulsory schooling itself. It’s about time. At the very least, the idea of home schooling and other alternatives to conventional public school have received a huge boost in recent weeks.” (03/16/18)

https://www.aier.org/blog/real-walkout-issue-compulsory-schooling

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47) Neoliberals taking all the wrong lessons from Conor Lamb’s victory
Source: In These Times
by Kate Aronoff

“On Wednesday, Democrat Conor Lamb officially claimed a narrow, upset victory for a Western Pennsylvania House seat in a district that in 2016 President Trump carried by nearly 20 points. Like many of the state’s soon-to-be-dissolved districts, Pennsylvania’s 18th was designed specifically to ensure Republican victories. Yet in what will be its last election (thanks to a state Supreme Court ruling in January) the district flipped. Trump won at least 110 other Republican House districts by even smaller margins than PA-18, meaning large swathes of so-called ‘Trump country’ may now be up for grabs. Democrats need to win less than a quarter of those seats in 2018 to take back the House. That’s bad news for the GOP. But what does Lamb’s surprise win mean for Democrats? Among other things, it may have just shown that the party will have to abandon neoliberalism to keep winning.” (03/15/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20992/conor_lamb_pennsylvania_18_neoliberalism

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48) Refuting 12 common claims against the right to keep and bear arms
Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell

“Critics of the Second Amendment often highlight the state of technology in which it was written insofar as firearms were concerned. At the time, one-shot muskets and rifles were cutting edge military weaponry for the typical soldier. The argument goes that if the founders would have been able to look into the future, they wouldn’t have wanted private citizens to own ‘weapons of war.’ Unless one of them happens to have a crystal ball that allows them to communicate with the dead or they have some statement from a founding father, the claim is clearly speculation that goes against all existing evidence. However, it highlights an interesting point that’s worth examination — the historical context.” (03/17/18)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/03/17/refuting-12-common-claims-against-the-right-to-keep-and-bear-arms/

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49) The lies and hypocrisy of the Civil War
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“More than 150 years after the Civil War, the nation is engulfed in controversy over statues of people who fought for the Confederacy. Many people want the statues taken down. The statues, they say, depict men who were slaveowners, slavery proponents, and traitors. Those who want the statues to stay in place are said to be racists. The feelings run so deep on both sides of the controversy that one would think that the Civil War ended just yesterday. As a libertarian, I question why government should erect statues in the first place, to anyone. That’s simply not a legitimate role of government. Moreover, why should people be taxed to fund a statue of someone whose beliefs or behavior they dislike or oppose?” (03/16/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/lies-hypocrisy-civil-war/

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50) Quantum Vibe, 03/16/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (03/16/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1771

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51) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 99
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Trump Nominations, School Walkouts, Drug War Executions, Police Drones, UN Drug War.” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/18/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/march/18/five-minutes-five-issues-trump-nominations-school-walkouts-drug-war-executions-police-drones-un-drug-war/

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52) Free Talk Live, 03/17/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Most Millennials Having Quarter Life Crisis? :: Bad Financial Habits :: Worker Drones :: Stop Comparing Yourself :: Talk Show Hosts :: Radio Commercials :: Step Back :: Social Media :: Dealing With Setbacks :: Felons, Crazies, and Guns :: Depression and Defeating It :: HOSTS — Ian, Chris R.” [Flash audio or MP3] (03/17/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-03-17

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53) Scott Adams Says, 03/17/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams tells you how the Persuasion Filter would frame everything from muppets to Russian collusion.” [Flash video] (03/17/18)

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

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54) Freedom Feens Radio, 03/17/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Jeremy and Shane drop mad scientists. Audio isn’t great but MWD was nowhere near this and they’ll do better next time. Otherwise a great show.” [various formats] (03/17/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15714

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55) Last Orders, 03/16/18
Source: spiked

“In the latest episode of Last Orders, our podcast on all things nanny state, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater are joined by spiked editor Brendan O’Neill to discuss minimum pricing, calorie caps and whether watching Love Island is bad for your health.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/call-off-this-war-on-cheap-booze/

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56) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 03/16/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Prior to becoming President, Donald Trump accurately called the U.S. economy a ‘big, fat, ugly bubble.’ That hasn’t changed, other than the big fat bubble being even uglier! Homelessness is skyrocketing. What’s going on? Ron Paul talks about government policies that create an even bigger homeless problem in the U.S.” [Flash video] (03/16/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/economic-boom-why-is-homelessness-skyrocketing

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57) Felony Friday, episode 115
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Today author Steven Slate joins the show to talk about addiction with Felony Friday host John Odermatt. Steven was drawn to study addiction as a result of his own struggles with drug abuse. Steven and John discuss a controversial book that Steven co-authored with Marc Sheeren and Michele Dunbar, The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/03/16/ff-115-freedom-is-the-answer-to-addiction-says-steven-slate/

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58) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 168
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #168, I discuss the nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The British Prime Minister rushed to condemn Russia. The media quickly picked up the narrative presented by the UK. The UK has been joined by the leads of the US, France, and Germany blaming Russia for the attack. However, this allegation lacks evidence and creates tensions between nuclear powers.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-168-everyone-says-russia-did-it

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59) In The Tank Podcast, episode 131
Source: Heartland Institute

“John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #131 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 Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, and R-Street.” [Flash audio] (03/16/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/03/in-the-tank-ep131-legalizing-sports-betting-nuclear-fusion-and-kfc-filled-potholes/

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60) Cato Daily Podcast, 03/16/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Why do police departments allow rape kits to go untested? Clark Neily comments.” [various formats] (03/16)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/massive-numbers-untested-rape-kits

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61) Editor’s Break, episode 67
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 067 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: respecting his children’s autonomy and how that will impact today and tomorrow’s culture, the importance of protecting consent and the revocation of consent, and potential penalties for doing so, ‘no action is heinous enough to merit the forceful removal of the rights of innocent people,’ the characteristics of the kind of dangerous cult that society should not tolerate, and why he’s chosen to opt-out of government.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/childhood-autonomy-revoking-consent-dangerous-cults-opting-out-27m-editors-break-067

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62) Scottish Liberty Podcast, 03/16/18
Source: Attack The System

“Anarchist Strokes for Different Folks with Keith Preston.” [Flash video] (03/16/18)

https://attackthesystem.com/2018/03/16/anarchist-strokes-for-different-folks-with-keith-preston/

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63) The Scott Horton Show, 03/16/18
Source: Libertarian Institute

“Associate member of Veterans for Peace Chris Smiley joins Scott to discuss his new documentary ‘U.S. Veterans Witness Brutal Reality for Ahed Tamimi and Palestinians.’” [various formats] (03/16/18)

https://www.libertarianinstitute.org/scotthortonshow/3-16-18-chris-smiley-veterans-peaces-new-documentary-ahed-tamimi-palestinian-oppression/

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64) Anarcho Agenda, episode 61
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Millennials are experiencing a bit of a dichotomy, and reflections on the passing of Stephen Hawking plus much more.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-61-2018-03-16

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65) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 231
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.” [various formats] (03/16/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/frederick-douglass-self-made-man

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