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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Thai regime extradites political prisoner to US in Silk Road cas
2) Foreign regimes start losing appetite for propping up DC regime with debt holdings
3) Trump orders creation of US force to dominate space
4) SCOTUS punts on two gerrymandering cases
5) Banksters’ latest scare tactic: Cryptocurrency could “bring the Internet to a halt”
6) Pew survey: Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories
7) Rootkit-based adware wreaks havoc among Windows 10 users
8) FL: Waffle House customers handcuffed over 50-cent price dispute
9) Libya: Haftar forces launch push against militia in oil crescent
10) VA: Giant hogweed, a plant that can cause burns and blindness, found in state
11) Canada: Amanda Lindhout’s Somali kidnapper gets 15-year sentence
12) TX: Deputy accused of sexually assaulting four-year-old, blackmailing mother
13) Kochs, AFP won’t back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate
14) South Korean, US regimes to announce suspension of major military drills this week
15) Professor required students to praise Allah, remove shoes before entering office
16) Syria: Regime reports airstrikes; US-led invaders deny involvement
17) Trump’s insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of US goods
18) WA: Bystander kills carjacker
19) TX: At least five killed fleeing “Border Patrol” gangsters
20) Iran: Regime says three OPEC members to veto Saudi-proposed supply boost

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Think of the (nearby) children
22) Time to start getting enraged at what western imperialists have done to Syria
23) Why can’t we sue the TSA for assault?
24) Law, legislation, and the Trump administration’s cruelty
25) Trump’s immigration policy gets its moral reckoning
26) Free speech as norms erode
27) One in nine full-time workers remain mired in poverty
28) Seattle strives to be more like Detroit
29) High regulation causes unwarranted consolidation
30) Is Romney a free trader? Or Trump’s rubber stamp?
31) The consequences of the SCOTUS punt on gerrymandering
32) Turn of tide
33) What Jordan Peterson and Quentin Tarantino understand about chaos and moral responsibility
34) Why the OIG report should scare the hell out of you
35) What if Hillary had won? A thought experiment for Republicans
36) Stop trying to get workers out of their cars
37) Working to boost unemployment
38) Quantum Vibe, 06/18/18
39) The left rises as Democrats decline
40) It isn’t Christopher Chope who’s mad — it’s his haters
41) A forerunner of the Austrian School in 19th century Spain
42) The Reasonable Network
43) The IG Report: A whitewash and devastating all at once
44) The working class are not a problem to be solved
45) Mark Sanford: What might have been
46) Bringing Julian Assange home
47) Breastfeeding and incentives
48) An “identity politics” victory would mean the end of liberty
49) The TSA wins

The Sound and the Fury:

50) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/18/18
51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/18/18
52) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/17/18
53) Scott Adams Says, 06/18/18
54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 208
55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 352
56) Reason Podcast, 06/18/18
57) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 110
58) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/17/18
59) Free Talk Live, 06/16/18

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

1) Thai regime extradites political prisoner to US in Silk Road case
Source: The Verge

“The Silk Road has been defunct for nearly five years after Ross Ulbricht, who founded the dark web staple, was apprehended, arrested, and given a life prison sentence without parole. Now, the US courts have caught up with Roger Clark, Ulbricht’s alleged mentor, adviser, and confidant in all things related to the dark web marketplace. This past Friday, the US Attorney’s office announced Clark’s extradition to the United States to face newly unsealed charges for his role in Silk Road’s operation. The indictment states that Clark (also known as ‘Variety Jones,’ ‘VJ,’ and ‘Cimon’) was a ‘real mentor’ to Ulbricht over the course of Silk Road’s operation, and he ran much of the back end of the site. He allegedly hired programmers to maintain and speed up the site, maintained and created rules for the Silk Road community that were meant to inform Ulbricht about the site’s security vulnerabilities, and collected intel on local law enforcement’s efforts to thwart the site, among other things.” (06/18/18)

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/18/17474650/silk-road-variety-jones-roger-clark-indictment

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2) Foreign regimes start losing appetite for propping up DC regime with debt holdings
Source: CNBC

“Foreign governments pulled back their purchases of longer-term U.S. debt as trade tensions escalated around the world. The declines are relatively small so far for notes and bonds — just shy of $5 billion each for March and April, the most recent months for which Treasury data are available — but it signals a potentially troubling trend. … One of the most glaring declines has come from Russia, which sliced its holdings of U.S. debt nearly in half from March to April, from $96.1 billion to $48.7 billion. Russia’s Treasury ownership peaked at $108.7 billion in May 2017. In all, foreigners held $6.17 trillion of the total $14.84 trillion of Treasury debt outstanding through April. The national debt including intragovernmental holdings has swelled to more than $21 trillion. Russia isn’t the only country cutting back in its U.S. holdings. China, the largest owner of U.S. debt, reduced its level by $5.8 billion in April to $1.18 trillion, while Japan, the second largest, cut its holdings by $12.3 billion to $1.03 trillion.” (06/18/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/18/russia-cuts-treasury-holdings-in-half-as-foreigners-start-losing-appetite-for-us-debt.html

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3) Trump orders creation of US force to dominate space
Source: Reuters

“U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the establishment of a sixth branch of the military to clear the way for American dominance of space. ‘It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,’ Trump said before a meeting of his National Space Council. ‘We are going to have the Air Force and we’re going to have the ‘Space Force.’ Separate but equal. It is going to be something. So important,’ he said later. The United States, however, is a member of the Outer Space Treaty, which bars the stationing of weapons of mass destruction in space and only allows for the use of the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful purposes.” (06/18/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-moon/trump-orders-creation-of-u-s-force-to-dominate-space-idUSKBN1JE249

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4) SCOTUS punts on two gerrymandering cases
Source: USA Today

“The Supreme Court sidestepped a potentially historic ruling Monday that would have stopped states from drawing election maps intended to help one political party dominate the other, but the issue could return as soon as next term. The justices unanimously found procedural faults with challenges brought by Democratic voters in Wisconsin and Republicans in Maryland. That could open the door for a third case from North Carolina to reach the court next term. In a case that’s been pending since early October, the justices said challengers to the design of 99 state Assembly districts in Wisconsin could not tackle the whole map at once but must target specific districts. Rather than dismissing the case, however, they agreed to give the challengers another chance to prove their case in lower courts.” (06/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/18/supreme-court-republicans-democrats-unfair-election-maps/666162002

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5) Banksters’ latest scare tactic: Cryptocurrency could “bring the Internet to a halt”
Source: CNN

“Don’t bet on bitcoin ever replacing the dollar or other traditional currencies as everyday money.
That’s one of the messages from a new report by an organization that represents dozens of the world’s central banks. The group, Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), said the ‘intense interest’ in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies had prompted it to look ‘beyond the hype’ at what use they could actually contribute to the economy. The report’s authors were unimpressed, detailing a range of problems with trying to adopt cryptocurrencies as a widely used form of money. They include the danger that just processing all the payments ‘could bring the internet to a halt,’ said the report, which was published Sunday. A big part of the appeal of many cryptocurrencies to their supporters is that they are decentralized rather than tied to a central bank like the US Federal Reserve.” (06/18/18)

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/18/technology/bitcoin-cryptocurrencies-internet-bis/index.html

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6) Pew survey: Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories
Source: Raw Story

“Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements (as opposed to opinion) in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday. The survey comes amid growing concerns about so-called fake news spread on the internet and social media. The term generally refers to fabricated news that has no basis in fact but is presented as being factually accurate. Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and other tech companies have recently come under scrutiny for failing to promptly tackle the problem of fake news as more Americans consume news on social media platforms. The main portion of Pew’s survey polled 5,035 adult Americans aged 18 and above in February and March. The study was intended to determine if respondents could differentiate between factual information and opinion statements in news stories.” [editor’s note: Having watched “journalism” fall from reporting the news, to putting slanted opinions in the lead paragraph, to “mind reading” of the presumed intentions behind what someone says, I am not at all surprised at this – SAT] (06/18/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/americans-grapple-recognizing-facts-news-stories-pew-survey

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7) Rootkit-based adware wreaks havoc among Windows 10 users
Source: Bleeping Computer

“When it was released back in 2015, one of the main perks of Windows 10 was the improved security features that made it harder for rootkits to get a foothold on Microsoft’s new OS. But three years later, security researchers from Romania-based antivirus vendor Bitdefender have detailed the operations of an adware strain named Zacinlo that uses a rootkit component to gain persistence across OS reinstalls, a rootkit component that’s even effective against Windows 10 installations. In fact, researchers say that 90% of all Zacinlo’s recent victims are Windows 10 users, showing that crooks intentionally designed their ‘product’ to work against Microsoft’s latest OS.” (06/18/18)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/rootkit-based-adware-wreaks-havoc-among-windows-10-users-in-the-us/

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8) FL: Waffle House customers handcuffed over 50-cent price dispute
Source: Fox News

“Two black customers were reportedly handcuffed after complaining to Waffle House employees that they were overcharged. The Florida employees allegedly called the police after the couple ‘refused to pay for a $1.50 overcharge on an orange juice that was listed at $1 on the menu,’ Intercept columnist Shaun King wrote on Facebook. King shared a video of the police body camera footage, stating the couple was ‘arrested for theft and trespassing,’ though he claims the pair never received the food and left money on the counter during the dispute. The Waffle House employees, King wrote, called police after the customer demanded to talk to management. In the body camera footage, the officer asks the couple to come outside while they are still arguing with the wait staff.” [editor’s note: Florida? … and Waffle House? … Again? – SAT] (06/18/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/06/14/waffle-house-customers-handcuffed-over-50-cent-price-dispute.html

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9) Libya: Haftar forces launch push against militia in oil crescent
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar have mobilised to drive out rival groups from the country’s northeastern oil crescent, according to security forces in Ajdabiya. Haftar’s LNA announced on Sunday a ‘major offensive’ after his forces lost control on Thursday of the Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra oil terminals — located about 650km east of Tripoli — to armed groups that attacked the area.” (06/18/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/libya-haftar-forces-launch-push-militia-oil-crescent-180618073401549.html

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10) VA: Giant hogweed, a plant that can cause burns and blindness, found in state
Source: USA Today

“A huge weed that can cause third-degree burns and even blindness has been found in Virginia. Officials in Isle of Wight County, in eastern Virginia near Norfolk and Newport News, posted a warning on Facebook about the invasive plant, which can grow to almost 15 feet. The Virginia Department of Transportation also reported sightings of the Giant Hogweed in nearby Middlesex County and in Shenandoah County, which is part of the department’s Staunton region, according to Richmond TV station WRIC.” (06/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/06/18/giant-hogweed-burns-blindness-found-virginia/709415002

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11) Canada: Amanda Lindhout’s Somali kidnapper gets 15-year sentence
Source: BBC [UK state media]

“A Somali man has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the kidnapping of a Canadian journalist in Somalia, according to Canadian media. Ali Omar Ader, 40, was found guilty in December on a charge of hostage-taking charge for his involvement as a negotiator in the kidnapping. Ader was arrested in Ottawa in 2015 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Amanda Lindhout and Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan were taken hostage near Mogadishu in 2008. The sentence was handed down on Monday in an Ontario Superior Court.” (06/18/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44491369

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12) TX: Deputy accused of sexually assaulting four-year-old, blackmailing mother
Source: San Antonio Express-News

“A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is accused of threatening an undocumented immigrant with deportation and of sexually assaulting her 4-year-old daughter. Sheriff Javier Salazar said 47-year-old Jose Nunez, a 10-year veteran who serves as a detention officer, was charged Sunday with super aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to Salazar, the girl’s mother took her daughter to a local fire station overnight after the girl cried out to her for help. Deputies responded, and by 4 a.m., after an initial investigation, Nunez was arrested. Authorities believe that the assaults had been going on for months and perhaps years, Salazar said, adding that the girl’s mother was allegedly blackmailed by the deputy to ‘place her in fear’ so she would not report the assaults.” (06/17/18)

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Bexar-deputy-accused-of-sexual-assaulting-13002409.php

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13) Kochs, AFP won’t back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A tea party group [sic] backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won’t support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The group is the main political operation funded by industrialists Charles and David Koch. It spent heavily to help Stewart’s opponent in the GOP primary and was a major spender in last year’s election for governor. President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Stewart, a loyal supporter who has often targeted fellow Republicans. But the Senate GOP campaign committee also has said it won’t help him.” (06/18/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Americans-for-Prosperity-to-skip-Virginia-Senate-13002539.php

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14) South Korean, US regimes to announce suspension of major military drills this week
Source: CNBC

“South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of ‘large-scale’ military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday. Citing an unnamed government source, the South Korean news agency said the suspension was likely to affect only major joint exercises, not more routine military training.” (06/17/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/17/south-korea-us-to-announce-suspension-of-major-military-drills.html

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15) Professor required students to praise Allah, remove shoes before entering office
Source: Fox News

“A controversial Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut retired this past year after students complained that he required them to say an Arabic phrase and remove their shoes before entering his office. Retired biology professor, Felix Coe, taped two signs outside his office requiring students to say ‘Bismillah,’ an Arabic phrase meaning ‘in the name of Allah’ before entering his office, CampusReform.org reported. Visitors were also required to remove their shoes. ‘I’m a Muslim. You don’t come in my office with dirty shoes. That’s a curse,’ Coe told a student, after telling her to ‘get the hell out’ and ‘I don’t want to see you’ for wearing shoes in his office in an undated audio clip recently released by Jihad Watch.” [editor’s note: Removing dirty shoes is a courtesy; demanding that you repeat some phrase is nonsense – SAT] (06/18/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/18/professor-required-students-to-praise-allah-remove-shoes-before-entering-office.html

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16) Syria: Regime reports airstrikes; US-led invaders deny involvement
Source: USA Today

“Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border. The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around midnight in the village of al-Hari, to the southeast of the border town of Boukamal, and was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group. But a coalition spokesman said it had not carried out any strikes in the area.” (06/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/18/syria-u-s-denies-claim-u-s-led-coalition-bombed-syrian-troops/709307002/

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17) Trump’s insults, tariffs inspire Canadians to organize boycott of US goods
Source: USA Today

“Natalie McLellan no longer stocks Heinz ketchup, Florida oranges or any other foods that come from the U.S. at her home in LaSalle, Ontario. The 42-year-old autism consultant is one of a growing number of Canadians who are boycotting U.S. products, a decision motivated by President Donald Trump’s anti-Canadian sentiments and tough trade stance. ‘I really don’t feel comfortable supporting our neighbors,’ McLellan said. ‘It seems Trump and the politicians and the people of your country who stand behind him don’t want to have a global community.’ The U.S. has imposed tariffs on Canadian lumber, steel and aluminum. As Trump left the Group of 7 meeting of industrial nations in Quebec last week, he criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a tweet, calling him ‘very dishonest & weak’ for pushing back against the tariffs. Trump withdrew the United States from a joint document that summarized what was agreed to at the G-7 summit.” (06/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/06/18/starbucks-microsoft-heinz-trump-inspires-canadians-boycott-goods/706671002

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18) WA: Bystander kills carjacker
Source: CBS News

“A gunman wounded a teenager during a carjacking and shot a man during a carjacking attempt Sunday before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle. The Walmart is in Tumwater, some 65 miles south of Seattle. Tumwater police say officers were initially responding to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction but, while en route, were sent to a nearby scene of a reported carjacking with shots fired. There, they found a 16-year-old female victim who’d suffered non-life threatening wounds. … The carjacking suspect went into the Walmart Supercenter and fired shots at a display case …. the suspect then left the store and tried a second carjacking, in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the car in the process. … the suspect then tried yet another carjacking in the parking lot, but was approached by two armed civilians. One shot the suspect dead, authorities said.” (06/18/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-tumwater-washington-gunman-wounds-2-fatally-shot-by-bystander/

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19) TX: At least five killed fleeing “Border Patrol” gangsters
Source: Yahoo! News

“At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected ‘smuggling event’ crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said. … The Border Patrol said in a statement Sunday night that two other vehicles had been traveling alongside the SUV earlier in the day. An agent suspected they were conducting a ‘smuggling event,’ according to the statement, which did not elaborate. The border agent stopped one of the vehicles and another agent stopped a second one. Multiple people from both vehicles were [abducted]. The third vehicle kept going when agents encountered it, and a sheriff’s deputy took over the chase prior to the fatal crash, the border patrol said.” (06/18/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/5-dead-suv-chased-border-patrol-crashes-south-213544737.html

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20) Iran: Regime says three OPEC members to veto Saudi-proposed supply boost
Source: Bloomberg

“Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week. ‘Three OPEC founders are going to stop it,’ Iran’s representative to the bloc Hossein Kazempour Ardebili said in comments to Bloomberg on Sunday. ‘If the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Russia want to increase production, this requires unanimity. If the two want to act alone, that’s a breach of the cooperation agreement.’ Iran’s comments show that OPEC members are set to clash when they meet later this week in Vienna to discuss the proposal to end global output cuts. The historic 24-nation pact has succeeded in its goals of balancing oil markets and lifting crude prices, and the two biggest producers want a relaxation of quotas as soon as next month. But while Saudi Arabia and Russia are pumping below capacity, many countries in OPEC including Iran and Venezuela would struggle to raise output even if their quotas were increased.” (06/17/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-17/iran-says-three-opec-members-to-veto-saudi-proposed-supply-boost

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

21) Think of the (nearby) children
Source: Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Javier Hidalgo

“People of good conscience are outraged by the forced separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S border. Comparisons to Japanese internment and even the policies of the Nazis abound. I agree: it’s terrible. But the widespread outrage is also a symptom of what Lant Pritchett calls ‘moral perfectionism based on proximity.’ … Proximity fetishism means that we ignore the suffering of distant others. More strikingly, it also means that we ignore the secondary effects of our government’s policies as long as those effects are felt abroad, out of sight and out of mind. Why is this point relevant? People object to a policy of family separation because it’s bad for migrant parents and especially the children and this is happening on U.S. soil. But guess what else is bad for migrant parents and children? Enforcing strict immigration restrictions. Yet we can safely ignore these harms because they’re not happening nearby.” (06/18/18)

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2018/06/think-of-the-nearby-children/

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22) Time to start getting enraged at what western imperialists have done to Syria
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Rumors are again swirling of an impending false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria, just as they did shortly before the highly suspicious Douma case in April. Warnings from Syrian and Russian intelligence, as well as US war ship movements and an uptick in US funding for the Al Qaeda propaganda firm known as the White Helmets, give these warnings a fair bit of weight. Since the US war machine has both a known regime change agenda in Syria and an extensive history of using lies, propaganda and false flags to justify military interventionism, there’s no legitimate reason to give it the benefit of the doubt on this one. These warnings are worth taking seriously.” (06/18/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/06/18/its-time-to-start-getting-enraged-at-what-western-imperialists-have-done-to-syria

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23) Why can’t we sue the TSA for assault?
Source: Campaign For Liberty
by Ron Paul

“Congress should end the TSA’s monopoly on security by abolishing the agency and returning responsibility for security to the airlines. The airline companies can contract with private firms that provide real security without treating every passenger as a criminal suspect. A private security firm that assaults its customers while failing to detect real dangers would soon go out of business, whereas the TSA would likely have its budget and power increased if there was another attack on the US. If shutting down the TSA is too ‘radical’ a step, Congress should at least allow individuals to sue TSA agents for assault.” (06/18/18)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/cant-sue-tsa-assault

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24) Law, legislation, and the Trump administration’s cruelty
Source: Cafe Hayek
by Don Boudreaux

“Regular readers of Cafe Hayek are aware of the importance that I attach to the distinction between legislation and law. ‘Legislation’ is the name for the commands issued by the state; ‘law’ is the name for the rules of behavior that evolve unplanned in society — rules that better enable us gregarious human beings to live peacefully along side each other and that are part of the expectations that we carry around in our minds and hearts about the behavior our others as well as of ourselves. Regular readers of Cafe Hayek are aware also that I believe that legislation deserves far less deference than does law. … I want to suggest that this distinction is helpful for understanding why those of us who are deeply appalled at the latest cruelty of U.S. immigration policy are correct to insist that this policy is so outrageously immoral that it should be disobeyed by all who are in positions to disobey it.” (06/18/18)

https://cafehayek.com/2018/06/law-legislation-trump-administrations-cruelty.html

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25) Trump’s immigration policy gets its moral reckoning
Source: The Atlantic
by Krishnadev Calamur

“The Trump administration’s policy of separating migrants from their children has prompted a national moral reckoning, with comparisons to Nazi Germany and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but the president and his aides have provided few signs that they will change course — despite the pressure, including from allies. The administration is caught between its need to secure the border and deter illegal [sic] immigration with the political, and moral, consequences of separating people from their children, a policy that could fast become a political nightmare for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections in November.” (06/18/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/06/trump-separate-separating-children-policy/563027/

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26) Free speech as norms erode
Source: Cato Unbound
by Jonathan Rauch

“There is nothing new about demands to censor or suppress speech deemed hateful or discriminatory, but the rise of social media platforms, Facebook especially, has demolished the barriers that once made it hard for trolls and bots to reach millions. In response, as Jacob Mchangama notes, Germany and the EU have established rules requiring the removal of illegal speech (which includes speech deemed hateful) — on penalty, in Germany, of stiff fines. … Social media like Facebook pose a challenge partly because no one seems sure what they are. Mindless platforms and conduits, like graffiti walls or telephone wires? That was how they seemed initially. On that model, the less they intervene in what goes on within their networks, the better. Gradually, however, understanding has migrated in the direction of acknowledging that the platforms are not neutral; they exercise editorial judgment, whether human or algorithmic.” (06/18/18)

https://www.cato-unbound.org/2018/06/18/jonathan-rauch/free-speech-norms-erode

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27) One in nine full-time workers remain mired in poverty
Source: The American Prospect
by David Cooper

“On the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, the Economic Policy Institute has reflected on how the campaign called attention to the injustice of poverty; government’s ability to fight it; and the importance of raising wages to mitigate poverty. The Poor People’s Campaign also called for a government commitment to full employment. The campaign understood that it is much easier to combat poverty when everyone who can and wants to work is able to find a job. This is true both because work provides a source of income and because, when jobs are plentiful, workers’ bargaining power is strengthened–making it easier for them to find higher-paying jobs or to negotiate wage increases at their current jobs. The potential to reduce poverty through work depends on the availability of jobs with adequate hours and decent wages. Over the past 30 years, large shares of U.S. workers have had jobs that have paid wages so low that, even with full-time, year-round employment, their earnings would still fall below federal poverty guideline for their family size.” (06/18/18)

http://prospect.org/blog/tapped/one-nine-full-time-workers-remain-mired-poverty

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28) Seattle strives to be more like Detroit
Source: Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe

“The political leadership in Seattle sees rock-bottom unemployment, rising incomes, a booming housing market, and a tech boom as a crisis and are ‘struggling to find a path forward to deal’ with it. The political leadership in Detroit figured out how to deal with this type of ‘crisis’ decades ago, and despite Seattle’s recent failed attempt to be more like Detroit, there’s a good chance that Seattle’s political class will eventually succeed.” (06/18/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/06/18/seattle-strives-to-be-more-like-detroit/

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29) High regulation causes unwarranted consolidation
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“What is the ideal size of the firm? The question has been batted around by economists for a century. On the one hand, the answer should be obvious. The competitive market should determine results. Whether that leads to a vast array of small businesses, or gigantic businesses with massive integration, it should be dictated by profit, loss, and an active market for mergers, acquisitions, and corporate control. The results don’t need to be gamed or dictated. On the other hand, the market doesn’t always dictate. Government regulations, privileges, restrictions, and protections can cause every manner of distortion. And despite some efforts at deregulation, these have more recently been matched by new restrictions on trade and hiring with the emergence of a papers-pleasure culture of employee vetting.” (06/18/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/high-regulation-causes-unwarranted-consolidation

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30) Is Romney a free trader? Or Trump’s rubber stamp?
Source: Cato Institute
by Colin Grabow

“In recent weeks President Trump has invoked his power to impose tariffs on national security grounds to launch a trade war with several U.S. allies. In response to the reckless abuse of this authority, a number of senators are attempting to apply a much-needed course correction by demanding that such tariffs be subject to congressional authority. The effort to pass such a bill, however, appears to face an uphill climb, underscoring the need for senators who grasp the importance of free trade. While Mitt Romney has not weighed in on this dispute between Congress and the executive branch, previous rhetoric from the candidate suggests an unsettling alignment with the White House’s overall trade stance.” (06/18/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/romney-free-trader-or-trumps-rubber-stamp

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31) The consequences of the SCOTUS punt on gerrymandering
Source: The New Republic
by Matt Ford

“In a move worthy of Ray Guy, the justices on Monday kicked two major redistricting cases back to the lower courts on procedural grounds. Many observers expected the court to either use Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone to establish a clear remedy for warped legislative districts, or declare it beyond the court’s power to fix; but the court left that fight for another day. In doing so, the justices left open the chance to revisit the matter in the future; the court could still establish a standard by which the judiciary can reverse undemocratic partisan gerrymanders at a later term. That’s better than an outright defeat for voting-rights advocates, who feared the court might instead decide that the question was beyond the justices’ capacity to solve. In Gill, the court heard a challenge to Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn map for its state legislative districts.” (06/18/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/149158/consequences-supreme-courts-punt-gerrymandering

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32) Turn of tide
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“If you’re a regular reader you’ve probably noticed that I’m fond of metaphors, and I’ve used a number of different ones over the years to describe the way public opinion about sex work has been slowly changing. I’ve used the cycle of day and night, shifting winds, and crossing a watershed, but today I’m going to return to one I first used almost three years ago, the turn of the tide. I rather like that image right now because, like the tide, the apparently-sudden shift seems to have surprised those unable to read the signs I’ve been telling you about for quite a while now. The turning started when Amnesty International announced its support for decriminalization, but most prohibitionists were unable to read that and so encouraged the US government in what is beginning to look like a fatal overstep, the awful FOSTA censorship law which is designed to gut the internet in its haste to force sex workers back into the shadows under the pretense of fighting ‘sex trafficking.’” (06/18/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/turn-of-tide/

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33) What Jordan Peterson and Quentin Tarantino understand about chaos and moral responsibility
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Grayson Quay

“In the popular imagination, Quentin Tarantino has become something of a poster boy for style over substance. His films appear to be ‘full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,’ perfectly embodying — with their senseless violence, unrealistic dialogue, postmodern style, and recent turn toward social justice themes — the forces of what Canadian psychologist and conservative public intellectual Jordan Peterson calls ‘chaos.’ After watching Uma Thurman carve up an army of Yakuza or Jamie Foxx massacre every white inhabitant of a Southern plantation, it’s tempting to conclude that Tarantino deals purely in spectacles intended to single-handedly keep the fake blood industry afloat on an ocean of their own product. But although he certainly enjoys depicting violence, that’s not all there is to him. Even in his most stylized genre films, Tarantino takes stock characters and imbues them with new depth, just as Shakespeare did in his early plays.” (06/18/18)

https://fee.org/articles/what-jordan-peterson-and-quentin-tarantino-understand-about-chaos-and-moral-responsibility/

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34) Why the OIG report should scare the hell out of you
Source: The American Spectator
by David Catron

“The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses of power. The OIG is loath to face the ruthless reprisals that would inevitably follow such a disaster. In other words, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General is filled with people who fear the FBI. Think about that for a minute. What is the usual term for a government whose members live in fear of its police arm?” (06/18/18)

https://spectator.org/why-the-oig-report-should-scare-the-hell-out-of-you/

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35) What if Hillary had won? A thought experiment for Republicans
Source: USA Today
by Jill Lawrence

“Imagine this: Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote but beat Donald Trump in the Electoral College. And now she’s acting just like him! What will the Democratic Congress do? Spoiler alert: Nothing! President Hillary Clinton is declaring last week a huge success, in fact ‘the most successful week ever’ by a commander in chief, after making clear to the Group of Seven countries that she’s the boss of them and meeting with one of the world figures she most admires: Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un of North Korea. ‘Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,’ the first woman president tweeted after a five-hour summit during which she urged Kim to consider her law firm (where she’s still listed as a partner) for all his legal needs. ‘There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.’” (06/18/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/18/president-hillary-clinton-thought-experiment-republicans-column/708940002

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36) Stop trying to get workers out of their cars
Source: Reason
by Robert W Poole, Jr.

“If you hate urban sprawl, you’re probably familiar with the complaints of the ‘smart growth’ movement: Roadways blight cities. Traffic congestion is the worst. Suburbanization harms the environment. Fortunately, say these smart growthers, there is an alternative: By piling on regulations and reallocating transportation-related tax money, we can ‘densify’ our urban communities, allowing virtually everyone to live in a downtown area and forego driving in favor of walking or biking. Smart growth proponents have been gaining influence for decades. They’ve implemented urban growth boundaries (which greatly restrict the development of land outside a defined area), up-zoning (which tries to increase densities in existing neighborhoods by replacing single-family homes with apartments), and ‘road diets’ (which take away traffic lanes to make room for wider sidewalks and bike lanes). Alas, there are inherent flaws in the ‘smart growth’ approach — beginning with the idea that it makes sense for everyone to live and work in the same small area.” (for publication 07/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/06/18/stop-trying-to-get-workers-out

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37) Working to boost unemployment
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Some government officials work overtime to throw people out of work. What I’m referring to differs from losing your job or business because of slack performance or slackening sales. Instead, you lose the right to earn your living a certain way so that the government can benefit competitors at your expense. Occupational licensing is great at dis-employing people. The regulations are especially galling when the work being regulated obviously requires no formal training in order to be done well and safely. Hair braiding, for example.” (06/18/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/06/18/working-to-boost-unemployment/

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38) Quantum Vibe, 06/18/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (06/18/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1809

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39) The left rises as Democrats decline
Source: Investors Business Daily
by JT Young

“Liberals are reaching critical mass in the Democratic Party. While not strong enough to win all party contests, the left increasingly defines them. Their rise is clear over the past five presidential elections, and 2018 indicates they will be even stronger in the 2020s. The 2016 election was the latest manifestation of the left’s ascendancy in the Democratic Party. Consistently winning 40%-plus of the popular vote, Sanders rode this wave wire-to-wire. Only establishment-dominated superdelegates prevented 2016’s nomination from having to be decided on the convention floor. Liberals’ share of presidential voters has increased almost one-third since 2000. Exit polling in 2000 showed liberals were 20% of voters; in 2016, they were 26%. While still America’s smallest ideological group, they have had a disproportionate impact on the Democratic Party. Basic math shows that liberals alone can take Democrats over half way to a simple majority. By itself, this would be significant enough to require Democrats to take notice. However, deeper examination shows just how much notice Democrats must take.” (06/18/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/left-liberals-democrats-midterm-elections

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40) It isn’t Christopher Chope who’s mad — it’s his haters
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“No one self-owns like the British chattering classes. There they’ve been for the past two years droning on about how parliamentary scrutiny is the most important thing in the world. If the government fast-tracks Brexit into law without giving MPs a chance to pore over it — they really mean weep over it –– then we are basically living under a Henry VIII system in which representative democracy is on the chopping block, they’ve said. Again and again. Yet when Sir Christopher Chope, eccentric Tory backbencher, blocked the progress through parliament of a rushed and little-discussed new criminal offence, on the grounds that there was ‘insufficient time for it to be fully debated [by MPs],’ these same people went nuts. Suddenly parliamentary scrutiny wasn’t so important, and in fact Chope was hysterically bitched about and Twitch-hunted for standing up for it.” (06/18/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/it-isnt-christopher-chope-whos-mad-its-his-haters/

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41) A forerunner of the Austrian School in 19th century Spain
Source: Cobden Centre
by David Chavez Salazar

“In 1952, the British economist Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson discovered that the Spanish scholastics of the seventeenth century, gathered around the School of Salamanca, developed very similar ideas to those that centuries later would defend the Austrian School of Economics, such as the subjective theory of value, the dynamic vision of competition, the time preference principle, and the harmful effects of inflation. However, this has not been the only contribution made by Spain to the consolidation of the Austrian School. In the mid-nineteenth century, we can find another antecedent in the work of Luis Maria Pastor Copo (1804-1872), a theoretician who formulated theories and economic policy proposals that demonstrate a knowledge of economics somewhat higher than what is usually assumed to the authors of that period. Unfortunately, very little has been written about him. Instead, he has been condemned to oblivion, even among liberal economists.” (06/18/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/06/a-forerunner-of-the-austrian-school-in-nineteenth-century-spain/

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42) The Reasonable Network
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Daniel Krawisz

“This article is my advice on how reasonable people can have a public discussion that is strong enough to avoid being derailed by trolls, no matter who they are. I believe the key is the conviction that if there were such a thing as a reasonable public discussion, everyone else would depend on the conclusions that it arrived at. Thus, everyone taking part in the discussion will tend to prefer to follow the rules over anything that might serve a conflicting interest.” (06/17/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/the-reasonable-network/

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43) The IG Report: A whitewash and devastating all at once
Source: Town Hall
by Kurt Schlichter

“The FBI has managed to transform its image from Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., into Special Agent Boogaloo Shrimp, and the Inspector General’s report was the bureaucratic self-policing equivalent of ‘Breakin’ Faith 2: Electric Bamboozle.’ Here’s the punchline: MC Hammered, who dropped his Glock and shot a dude whilst bustin’ a move, was one of those ‘top 5% of applicants’ that zombie FBI Director Christopher Wray kept babbling about during his excuse conference following the report’s release. But that guy would not have even placed in competition for the title ‘Worst FBI Agent Ever’ against the toadies, flunkies, and hacks the report highlights. During his spin cycle news conference, Wray spent a surprising amount of time (that is, any time) boasting about the quality of his FBI honors interns. Great. Put one of them in charge. He, she, or (knowing the current liberal culture of the FBI) xe, can’t do any worse.” (06/18/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2018/06/18/the-ig-report-was-a-whitewash-and-devastating-all-at-once-n2491691

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44) The working class are not a problem to be solved
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Charlotte Salomon

“We are unlike any other nation, whilst only 25pc of our workforce are employed in manual occupations, 60pc of us believe we are yet to be liberated to the middle classes. Consider we don’t wish to be. The definition of one’s class is said to be distinguishable by occupation and assets, those who have nothing to sell other than their labour and skills. The definition is outdated, and yet the worldly perception of a quintessential British worker remains a salt-of-the-earth steal worker labouring to feed hungry children with mismatched shoes and mucky faces. But for Britons, working class is no longer a tax bracket or a Dick Van Dyke typecast; it’s a deeply rooted identity. We’ve clung to the Marxist term but dropped the definition. We are unlike any other nation because we are living in the shadows of past generations and adopting their hardships proudly, as our own.” (06/17/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/politics/the-working-class-are-not-a-problem-to-be-solved/

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45) Mark Sanford: What might have been
Source: The American Conservative
by W James Antle III

“If you are looking for evidence that the original Tea Party, with its emphasis on fiscal discipline and constitutionally limited government, has been repealed and replaced with something else, the defeat of Congressman Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Republican, in a primary last week is Exhibit A. One of the standout fiscal conservatives in Congress and a quiet liberty Republican, Sanford lost to a staunch supporter of the president because the people who cheered him when he stood up for those principles against Barack Obama jeered him when he did the same under Donald Trump. But if we are going to take a stroll down memory lane and recall a time when Tea Partiers cared more about stopping bank bailouts than quenching their thirst with liberal tears, there are other ways in which the Sanford setback makes one wonder what might have been. What if ‘Never Trump’ was more a movement of Mark Sanfords than the disproportionately neoconservative phenomenon it has become?” (06/18/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/mark-sanford-what-might-have-been/

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46) Bringing Julian Assange home
Source: OpEdNews
by John Pilger

“The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home. Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julian’s case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that await him should he walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London unprotected. We know from the Chelsea Manning case what he can expect if a US extradition warrant is successful — a United Nations Special Rapporteur called it torture.” (06/17/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/Bringing-Julian-Assange-ho-by-John-Pilger-Atrocities_Brutality_Father_Guardian-180617-382.html

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47) Breastfeeding and incentives
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“Late last week, the press reported the horrible story of border cops snatching a baby being breastfed by her illegal-immigrant mother. The story however may not be true. The New York Times calls it a mere ‘anecdote.’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as the White House denied it. President Trump, who introduced the ‘zero tolerance’ policy that would be responsible for this outrage, blamed ‘the democrats.’ The original source of the story was apparently CNN, who quoted an attorney from the Texas Civil Rights Project, who was himself reporting what the mother had told him. The mother is unreachable and is probably in jail. In short, there is no independent, verifiable evidence that the event ever happened — even if the administration revealed that 1,995 children were separated from their illegal-immigrant [sic] parents over a six-week period.” (06/17/18)

https://www.econlib.org/breastfeeding-and-incentives/

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48) An “identity politics” victory would mean the end of liberty
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“‘Identity politics’ is the latest revolutionary collectivist banner under which the enemies of philosophical, political and economic individualism are marching to create their own variation of a bright, beautiful new world. But you can be certain that if triumphant their victory would herald a end to that American experiment in human liberty. All the precious freedoms articulated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the U.S. Constitution would be threatened with extinction.” (06/18/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/an-identity-politics-victory-would-mean-the-end-of-liberty/

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49) The TSA wins
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Michelangelo Landgrave

“Since 2012 I have been a semi-frequent flyer making about five cross continental round trip flights a year, plus several shorter flights within the Pacific coast. Between now and then I would make it a point to ‘opt out’ of the standard TSA procedure and receive the pat down. I did it for a variety of reasons. For one, don’t like being exposed to radiation and don’t trust the government on the issue. More than that though, I wanted to resist and encourage my fellow citizens to resist, however small, the security theater the government has us go through in exchange for our freedom to travel. I would not encourage people to resist the police or any armed agent of the state, but by opting out I was taking a stand against government and hoped others would join me. In five plus years, no one did.” (06/17/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/06/17/the-tsa-wins/

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50) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/18/18
Source: Cato Institute

“The U.S. mission in Afghanistan may have been compromised before it began. Decades of trauma visited upon people in Afghanistan may have left the country a poor candidate for reform. Erik Goepner is author of ‘War State, Trauma State,’ a new Cato Institute paper.” [various formats] (06/18/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/war-state-trauma-state-part-one

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51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/18/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“A ‘mysterious’ attack on Syrian government forces in southwest Syria earlier today has left as many as 52 Syrian (and Iraqi) troops dead. The Syrian media blames Washington, which has been warning Syria for several weeks to leave ISIS forces alone in the area. Who did it … and why?” [Flash video] (06/18/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/did-washington-just-bomb-syrian-government-troops

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52) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/17/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“Most people rationally assess that their votes and actions can’t influence the Federal behemoth. Cliff Maloney Jr., President of YAL, grasped this reality and changed the organization’s strategy to give student activists a genuine sense of purpose and accomplishment. The 900+ YAL chapters across the country are already seeing results from their campaign to #MakeLibertyWin in the states, via Operation Win at the Door — starting at the most local level possible. He joins Bob to talk about what’s happening on college campuses across the country, and how YAL’s new program is influencing national politics from the bottom up.” [various formats] (06/17/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/6/14/a-bottom-up-plan-to-reshape-the-political-landscape

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53) Scott Adams Says, 06/18/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott tells you how to fix the border ‘cages’ situation using psychology. With coffee.” [editor’s note: One of Adams’s dumber days — ICE and friends are “good people trying to make the world a better place” rather than the thugs they actually are, nobody offering a solution that doesn’t make things “worse,” by which he means “more free,” etc. – TLK] [Flash video] (06/18/18)

https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1RDGlWVkBlEKL

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54) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 208
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #208, Marko Manjanovic joins the show to discuss the failures of Stalin’s centrally planned military leading up to WWII. The failures amount to the USSR having the most losses on one side of a war. While the Red Army had the equipment and technology to defend against the German invasion, poor strategic decision making allowed the Germans to have early success on the battlefield. Marko and Kyle discuss how the centrally planned military created the environment where the USSR took devastating losses during 1941. In the show, we discuss Marko’s article Stalin Gifted Hitler Victory in 1941 and it Cost Millions of Russian Lives. Marko is the deputy editor at Russia-Insider.com. His website is CheckPointAsia.Net.” [various formats] (06/18/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-208-stalins-military-failures-guest-marko-manjanovic

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55) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 352
Source: Lions of Liberty

“In today’s episode Marc welcomes back two past guests for a debate on the concept of self-esteem, as Judd Weiss squares off with Dr. Michael Edelstein! Judd takes the position that the concept of self-esteem is vital for facing life’s challenges and growing as a person, while Dr. Edelstein has long been a critic of the concept. Enjoy this deep dive into the concept, as Marc and crew prepare to head to PorcFest!” [various formats] (06/18/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/06/18/the-great-self-esteem-debate-judd-weiss-vs-dr-michael-edelstein/

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56) Reason Podcast, 06/18/18
Source: Reason

“Given Republican sentiment and Trump’s successes running on the issue [of abducting children], as well as Democratic failures and congressional abdication of responsibility, a bracing truth must be confronted: This is who Americans are, right now. At least so argue argue Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch, on today’s editor-roundtable version of the Reason Podcast. The quartet also take a deep dive into school-admission diversity programs gone wrong, as well as a brief detour into the artistic world of Anthony Bourdain.” [various formats] (06/18/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/06/18/trump-asylum-harvard-discrimination

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57) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 110
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Yemen, Farm Bill Hemp, Trump/Kim Meeting, Medical Marijuana, Dividing California.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/17/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/june/17/five-minutes-five-issues-yemen-farm-bill-hemp-trumpkim-meeting-medical-marijuana-dividing-california/

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58) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/17/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Jeremy Aloisius Ratzinger and Michael W. Dean discuss the need for a libertarian version of AARP, why deferred gratification is good, why horizontal enforcement is bad, and how you can end tyranny by being nice and not cheering for the State.” [various formats] (06/17/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15925

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59) Free Talk Live, 06/16/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Forkfest Day Three of Five :: Border Patrol Checkpoint Activism :: Mt. Washington :: Study Shows Psychedelics Help Regrow Brain Cells :: Porcfest :: SOLO and Star Wars :: Jaded Activists :: HOSTS — Ian, Darryl, Mark, Rodger Paxton.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/16/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-06-16

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