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Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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In the News:

1) Dow drops more than 300 points as investors brace for further Trump trade war nonsense
2) SCOTUS largely backs Texas Republicans’ gerrymander schemes
3) Manafort appeals bond revocation
4) US approves first cannabis-derived drug for epilepsy
5) Librarians remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from book award for writing like she was born in 1867 or something
6) Filmmaker David Lynch: Trump could be one of “greatest presidents in history”
7) Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies
8) CO2 shortage: Coca-Cola pauses production at some plants
9) [Acting] head of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration floats removing “climate” from mission statement
10) Study: Most VA nursing homes have more residents with bed sores, pain, than private facilities
11) Harley-Davidson to move production for some motorcycles out of US after EU tariffs
12) Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on “moral grounds”
13) Ukraine: Masked attackers storm Roma camp
14) France: Far-right group arrested over alleged plot to attack Muslims
15) Former NATO chief refused visa waiver to US because of Iran trips
16) Chinese tech investment is next target in Trump’s war on American workers and consumers
17) Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level
18) SpaceX wins $130 million corporate welfare check
19) TX: Fifteen-year-old escapes from facility for abducted children
20) Trump calls for immediate deportation without due process of people who “invade”

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Would Donald Trump have deported his own grandfather?
22) Is America headed toward a civil war?
23) Silly fascists, concentration camps are for kids!
24) A quick due process lesson for the president
25) Judge protects us from “Protection” Bureau
26) Social workers: Stop kidnapping kids
27) Philly’s progressive new DA testing the limits of change from within
28) Discrimination and Harvard discrimination
29) President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Architect of monetary madness and a US debt default
30) Activism without inner work is impotent
31) Trade tariffs won’t crash the world economy, monetary policy will
32) We can’t afford news media blunders in the Donald Trump era
33) Trollees have agency, too
34) The fight over ObamaCare moves to the states
35) Supreme Court’s Janus ruling will hurt children
36) Liberty as a life philosophy
37) Why do populists frequently get away with corruption?
38) Government needs to embrace Blockchain and AI
39) Singapore, trade and geopolitics
40) Raises and bonuses: The PR fraud
41) Capitalists of the world, unite against Brexit!
42) Maxine Waters, is this really the America you want?
43) American empire demands a Caesar
44) The wiretap rooms
45) In Afghanistan, we persist in futility
46) Quantum Vibe, 06/25/18
47) Washington, DC — the epicenter of crazy
48) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 9, part 1
49) Tariff wars and the fallacy of the balance of trade
50) A different sort of central planning

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/25/18
52) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 166
53) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 353
54) Scott Adams Says, 06/25/18
55) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/24/18
56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 211
57) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/25/18
58) Free Talk Live, 06/24/18
59) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 111
60) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/24/18

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

1) Dow drops more than 300 points as investors brace for further Trump trade war nonsense
Source: CNBC

“Stocks kicked off the week on a sour note Monday as Wall Street braced for more actions against Chinese companies by the Trump administration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 328.09 points to close at 24,252.80, with Boeing and Intel among the biggest decliners in the index. The 30-stock index also closed below its 200-day moving average, a key technical level, for the first time since June 2016. The Dow rebounded slightly in the final hour of trading after Peter Navarro, a top trade adviser to President Donald Trump, said on CNBC that investment restrictions against China and other countries are not immediately forthcoming and that the market was overreacting.” (06/25/18)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/us-stock-futures-trade-tumult-continues-to-rattle-investors.html

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2) SCOTUS largely backs Texas Republicans’ gerrymander schemes
Source: Reuters

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Texas Republicans by reviving electoral districts drawn by the state legislature that had been thrown out by a lower court for diluting the influence of black and Hispanic voters. In a 5-4 ruling, the court’s conservative majority ruled that the challengers had not done enough to show that the Republican-led Texas legislature acted with discriminatory intent when it adopted new electoral maps in 2013 for state legislative and U.S. congressional seats. Republican President Donald Trump’s administration had backed Texas in the case. The court did rule, however, that one of the state legislature districts was unlawful. Last September, the high court put on hold two lower court rulings from earlier in 2017 that had invalidated a series of Texas electoral districts. The justices then, as they were in Monday’s ruling, were divided 5-4, with the conservative justices backing the Texas Republicans and the liberals dissenting.” (06/25/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-gerrymandering-texas/u-s-top-court-mostly-backs-texas-republicans-over-electoral-maps-idUSKBN1JL1QN

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3) Manafort appeals bond revocation
Source: ABC News

“Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has appealed the revocation of his bond by a federal judge last week in Washington. A DC Federal Judge ruled last Thursday that she could find no restrictions that she could impose on Manafort’s continued release that would keep him from potentially being able to tamper with witnesses. The 69-year old veteran GOP strategist was taken into custody by marshals and is now being held in the VIP section of the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia south of Washington.” [editor’s note: The purpose of bond is to compel appearance at trial, not to magically ensure the impossibility of witness tampering (which jailing him doesn’t ensure either) — TLK] (06/25/18)

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/paul-manafort-appeals-revocation-bond/story?id=56147953

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4) US approves first cannabis-derived drug for epilepsy
Source: Raw Story

“GW Pharmaceuticals Plc’s epilepsy treatment on Monday secured an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, becoming the first cannabis-based drug to be approved in the country. The drug’s approval permits its use in patients aged two years and older with Dravet Syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS), rare childhood-onset forms of epilepsy that are among the most resistant to treatment. ‘This approval serves as a reminder that advancing sound development programs that properly evaluate active ingredients contained in marijuana [sic] can lead to important medical therapies’ said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The drug, Epidiolex, is derived from cannabidiol (CBD), one of the hundreds of molecules found in the [cannabis] plant, and contains less than 0.1 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that makes people high.” [editor’s note: I keep wondering if not using Anslinger’s intentional slander of the substance (“marijuana” the Mexican slang-term), and calling it by its real name (“cannabis”), we can gradually dehorrify the few remaining skeptics, so I keep fixing headlines and sometimes even text references) — SAT] (06/25/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/us-approves-first-marijuana-plant-derived-drug-epilepsy

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5) Librarians remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from book award for writing like she was born in 1867 or something
Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a major children’s literature award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks. The Association for Library Service to Children says the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Wilder, who wrote the children’s book series Little House on the Prairie, was the first recipient of the award, which was established in 1954 and intended to honor books published in the U.S. that have had a big impact on children’s literature. The Little House series was based on Wilder’s own life and told the story of the Ingalls family as it moved around the Great Plains in the 19th century. While many of the Little House books became widely read, critics said her work included many stereotypical and reductive depictions of Native Americans and people of color.” (06/25/18)

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/25/623184440/little-house-on-the-controversy-laura-ingalls-wilders-name-removed-from-book-awa

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6) Filmmaker David Lynch: Trump could be one of “greatest presidents in history”
Source: Fox News

“Legendary filmmaker David Lynch said Saturday that President Trump could go down as one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Lynch, whose credits include ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Mulholland Drive’ and ‘The Elephant Man,’ told The Guardian that Trump’s political rise has shown how flawed the system really is. ‘He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way,’ Lynch said. Lynch added that Trump has shown that there could be a space for political outsiders to move the country forward. ‘Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this,’ he told the newspaper. Lynch claimed that he didn’t remember who he voted for during the 2016 presidential election, but added that he voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. ‘I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,’ he said.” (06/25/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/25/filmmaker-david-lynch-believes-trump-could-be-one-greatest-presidents-in-history.html

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7) Sessions defends Trump administration’s immigration policies
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members. Speaking at a school-safety conference in Nevada, Sessions said the crisis at the border is a ‘difficult and frustrating situation’ that requires Congress to act. ‘Children have indeed borne much of the burden of our broken immigration system,’ he told the National Association of School Resource Officers in Reno. Sessions continued: ‘Get this. More than 80 percent of the children crossing our borders are coming by themselves, without parents or guardians, often sent with a paid smuggler. We can only guess how many never make it to our border during that dangerous journey. Eighty percent.’” (06/25/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/texas/article/Texas-group-takes-in-about-30-parents-separated-13022661.php

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8) CO2 shortage: Coca-Cola pauses production at some plants
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Coca-Cola says it has ‘temporarily paused’ some production because of the shortage of CO2 gas. However, the soft drinks manufacturer says that so far the shortage has not affected supplies. Last week, the makers of Heineken’s John Smith’s Extra Smooth and Amstel said supplies that had been hit. There are reports that the shortage is affecting deliveries of frozen foods, which are kept cool by dry ice, which is made by compressing CO2. The BBC understands Ocado is rationing the frozen food it delivers to avoid running out of dry ice. At least five CO2 producers in northern Europe are offline for maintenance, according to the publication Gasworld, which was the first to report on the shortage. Seasonal maintenance shutdowns have left the UK with only one big CO2 producer in action.” [editor’s note: Okay, now I am really confused … Is this a SHORTAGE of the gas the “climate scientists” claim there is an EXCESS of causing GW? — SAT] (06/25/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44606777

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9) [Acting] head of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration floats removing “climate” from mission statement
Source: Raw Story

“The Trump-appointed acting director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which plays a key role in monitoring the global climate crisis) has reportedly proposed stripping ‘conservation’ and ‘climate’ from NOAA’s mission statement, which [some] scientists say ‘would undermine the agency’s vital work on behalf of the American people.’ During a recent Department of Commerce meeting, Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet (President Donald Trump’s selection for NOAA’s number-two spot, though he is leading the agency while the director’s confirmation is tied up in the Senate) reportedly gave a presentation in which he proposed notable alterations to NOAA’s mission statement. The agency’s current mission statement: To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts; To share that knowledge and information with others; and To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources. Gallaudet’s proposal: To observe, understand, and predict atmospheric and ocean conditions; To share that knowledge and information with others; and To protect lives and property, empower the economy, and support homeland and national security.” [editor’s note: So the “acting” NOAA bureaucrat “suggests” a slightly simpler, less intrusive mission statement, and it’s “news?” — SAT] (06/25/18)

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trumps-head-national-oceanic-atmospheric-administration-floats-removing-climate-mission-statement

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10) Study: Most VA nursing homes have more residents with bed sores, pain, than private facilities
Source: USA Today

“An analysis of internal documents shows residents at more than two-thirds of Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes last year were more likely to have serious bedsores, as well as suffer serious pain, than their counterparts in private nursing homes across the country. The analysis suggests large numbers of veterans suffered potential neglect or medication mismanagement and provides a fuller picture of the state of care in the 133 VA nursing homes that serve 46,000 sick and infirm military veterans each year. More than 100 VA nursing homes scored worse than private nursing homes on a majority of key quality indicators, which include rates of infection and decline in daily living skills, according to the analysis of data withheld by the VA from public view but obtained by USA TODAY and The Boston Globe.” (06/25/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/25/more-than-100-va-nursing-homes-worse-than-private-sector-quality/726465002

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11) Harley-Davidson to move production for some motorcycles out of US after EU tariffs
Source: The Hill

“Harley-Davidson will move the production of motorcycles bound for European countries out of the United States, citing rising costs from European Union tariffs on its products. … The EU announced earlier this month that it would impose retaliatory tariffs on a range of U.S. goods in July, including motorcycles. The measures came in response to Trump’s steep tariffs on imported aluminum and steel from the EU and other key U.S. allies, including Canada and Mexico.” (06/25/18)

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/international-taxes/393899-harley-davidson-to-move-production-for-some-motorcycles

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12) Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on “moral grounds”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her baby stopped developing. The woman, who the Arizona Republic identified as Nicole Arteaga, described in a viral Facebook post how she was publicly humiliated when attempting to fill the prescription that would end her pregnancy — a pregnancy that she wanted, but needed to be terminated because she would ultimately miscarry. She says the pharmacist refused to fill the prescription with other customers within earshot and she left the location in tears with her 7-year-old child by her side. Arteaga, who was able to fill her prescription at a different location later, filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.” [editor’s note: I witnessed this personally once (Tennessee, 2005), except it was a doctor who ignored the impossibility of delivery for a chronic-pain patient on 24-7 meds, and barred her from the clinic and all further treatment, whether or not related to the doomed pregnancy! — SAT] (06/25/18)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Pharmacist-denies-woman-miscarriage-drug-on-moral-13023242.php

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13) Ukraine: Masked attackers storm Roma camp
Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar]

“Masked assailants have attacked a Roma camp in western Ukraine, killing one person and injuring four others including a child. Police said on Sunday that a group of masked individuals carrying baseball bats and knives stormed the camp housing the Roma minority on the outskirts of the city of Lviv late on Saturday. A 24-year-old man died from stab wounds and four more people were brought to hospital, including a 10-year-old Roma boy and a 30-year-old woman, police spokesman Yaroslav Trakalo told AFP news agency. Seven suspected attackers have been detained, police said in a statement, as it opened a criminal case over the ‘deliberate murder committed by a group of people.’” (06/25/18)

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/06/masked-attackers-storm-roma-camp-ukraine-180624184321438.html

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14) France: Far-right group arrested over alleged plot to attack Muslims
Source: Independent [UK]

“A group linked to France’s radical far-right have been arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on Muslims. Ten people were arrested over the weekend across France, including in the region of Paris and the island of Corsica. Their potential targets included radical imams, Islamist prison inmates who had been released or veiled women chosen at random, French daily newspaper Le Parisien reported. Several firearms were discovered during the raids and some of the suspects had made grenades and explosives, the paper said.” (06/25/18)

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/french-far-right-arrests-muslim-attack-plot-imams-prison-inmates-veiled-women-a8415456.html

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15) Former NATO chief refused visa waiver to US because of Iran trips
Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The former Nato secretary general Javier Solana has been refused a visa waiver to enter the US because of his past trips to Iran, one of the countries blacklisted by US Department of Homeland Security. Solana, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal during his time as the EU’s foreign policy chief, had been due to speak at an event at Washington’s Brookings Institution, but learned he would not be able to enter the US after trying to apply for an electronic visa waiver. Under the system, those who have visited any of seven blacklisted countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen — on or after 1 March 2011 are barred from receiving the waiver and have to apply for a visa. The rules predate Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on five Muslim-majority countries and North Korea.” (06/25/18)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/25/ex-nato-chief-javier-solana-refused-visa-waiver-to-us-iran-trips

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16) Chinese tech investment is next target in Trump’s war on American workers and consumers
Source: CNN Money

“The Trump administration is set to announce measures this week cracking down on Chinese investment in key technologies in the United States. The move is expected to exacerbate tensions in the intensifying trade clash between Washington and Beijing. The planned US restrictions on Chinese investments in “industrially significant technology” are in large part fueled by American concerns about ‘Made in China 2025,’ Beijing’s plan to boost industries like robotics, electric cars and aerospace with the aim of becoming a global leader in those areas. The measures are set to include rules that would bar firms with at least 25% Chinese ownership from buying companies involved in technology deemed significant by the White House, according to a report late Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.” (06/25/18)

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/25/investing/chinese-investment-in-us-restrictions/index.html

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17) Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level
Source: Engadget

“Einstein’s theory of general relativity is rather important when it’s crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something as vast as a galaxy? Thanks to researchers, we know the answer is ‘yes.’ They’ve conducted a test that used two comparatively distant galaxies, one in front of the other, to show that relativity checks out. The study used the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope to gauge the mass of the foreground galaxy using both gravitational lensing for its background counterpart as well as the speed of the stars around its edges, using the comparison to see whether the measurements are consistent.” (06/25/18)

https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/24/scientists-validate-theory-of-relativity-on-galactic-level/

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18) SpaceX wins $130 million corporate welfare check
Source: Space.com

“SpaceX has won its first big-ticket classified military launch contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket. The Air Force awarded SpaceX a $130 million contract for the launch of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-52 satellite. The Falcon Heavy beat United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 in a competition under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The launch will take place at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.” (06/24/18)

https://www.space.com/40978-spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-military-launch-contract.html

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19) TX: Fifteen-year-old escapes from facility for abducted children
Source: NBC News

“A 15-year-old boy ran away from a Texas shelter [sic] for migrant children, police said Sunday. The boy is now in Mexico, according to a source with direct knowledge of the incident. The boy ran from Casa Padre, a child care [sic] facility in Brownsville, on Saturday, and was in conversations to be reunited with a man whom he called his father, the source said. Details about the man, such as if he had already been living in the United States and for how long, weren’t immediately clear. There had been a discrepancy in a DNA test, and before they could be sorted out, the child ran away, according to the source.” [editor’s note: The place claims not to be a “detention center,” but it’s a place where young ICE abuctees are kept 22 hours a day — TLK] (06/24/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/immigration-border-crisis/where-s-my-kid-texas-border-desperate-parents-turn-attorneys-n886181

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20) Trump calls for immediate deportation without due process of people who “invade”
Source: Boston Globe

“President Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally must immediately be deported without trial. The statement sowed more confusion among Republicans ahead of a planned vote on an immigration law overhaul this week. In a pair of Twitter messages sent while being driven to his Virginia golf course, Trump described immigrants as invaders and wrote that US immigration laws are ‘a mockery’ and must be changed to take away trial rights from undocumented migrants. ‘We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country,’ he wrote.” (06/24/18)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2018/06/24/trump-calls-for-immediate-deportation-without-due-process-rights/P34bfgGaSaYEYP43o0cQLN/story.html

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

21) Would Donald Trump have deported his own grandfather?
Source: The Daily Beast
by Michael Tomasky

“I wonder what our president would think of a man who immigrated to the United States at a young age not because he yearned to breathe the air of freedom or hungered to make America great again, but because he was ducking compulsory military service in the home country. He made his fortune here — and not entirely honorably, it must be said; he supplied liquor and women to miners in the Klondike Gold Rush — and then he decided he wanted to go back home. But the homeland wouldn’t have him because of the draft-dodging. Would Donald Trump want such a man in his America? The man I describe actually lived, but he wasn’t named Gonzales or Rodriguez and he wasn’t from Guatemala. He was Friedrich Trump. Donald’s grandfather.” [editor’s note: What’s dishonorable about providing willing buyers with liquor and sexual services from willing sellers? — TLK] (06/25/18)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/would-donald-trump-have-deported-his-own-grandfather

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22) Is America headed toward a civil war?
Source: USA Today
by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“The other day, author Tom Ricks asked whether we’re heading toward a civil war. ‘I don’t believe we’re to Kansas of the 1850s yet. But we seem to be lurching … in that direction,’ he wrote. Ricks was commenting on ‘What Democratic rage would look like,’ a Bloomberg opinion column that quotes political scientist Thomas Schaller as saying, ‘I think we’re at the beginning of a soft civil war. … I don’t know if the country gets out of it whole.’ That sounds pretty serious. The column by Francis Wilkinson presents a catalog of things Democrats are mad about (from the existence of the electoral college to Trump’s ‘propaganda apparatus’) and predicts that if Democrats lose the midterm elections, there will be hell to pay. (And Republicans, you know, could make a similar list of their own complaints.)” (06/25/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/25/sanders-nielsen-incidents-suggest-new-us-civil-war-underway-column/729141002

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23) Silly fascists, concentration camps are for kids!
Source: exile in happy valley
by comrade hermit

“Donald Trump is putting families in concentration camps. I wish I was being hyperbolic or facetious, I wish a lot of things right now, decidedly un-Christian things. But, sadly, I am being completely and unabashedly honest when I say that our president is locking up children and pregnant women in sun roasted desert kennels unfit for rabid coyotes, let alone toddlers. I honestly can’t think of any other way to put it. I honestly wish that I didn’t have to fucking write this thing. But I’m an agoraphobic and I don’t own a gun. This blog is the only weapon I’ve got. This blog and the vitriolic disgust that it weaponizes.” (06/25/18)

https://exileinhappyvalley.blogspot.com/2018/06/silly-fascists-concentration-camps-are.html

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24) A quick due process lesson for the president
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Jonathan H Adler

“Despite the President’s appeal to ‘Law and Order,’ it is well-established that all those within the United States are entitled to the constitutional protections of Due Process, even those who may have entered the country unlawfully. Let’s start with the Constitution’s text. The Fifth Amendment provides that ‘No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.’ Of note, this protection applies to all ‘persons’ — not merely to citizens. This point is reinforced by the Fourteenth Amendment, which affirms that the class of ‘persons’ entitled to constitutional protection encompasses citizens and non-citizens alike. (It does this by, among other things, noting which persons constitute citizens.)” (06/25/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/06/25/a-quick-due-process-lesson-for-the-presi

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25) Judge protects us from “Protection” Bureau
Source: Competitive Enterprise Institute
by John Berlau

“As the Senate prepares for what should be a contentious confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee to head the powerful Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), a federal judge in New York just ruled that the BCFP’s unchecked power violates the Constitution. The BCFP ‘lacks authority to bring claims’ because of the lack of constitutional checks on its director, ruled Loretta Preska, a respected senior judge and former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on June 21. The Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul, rammed through the Democrat-controlled Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, purposefully created the BCFP as a massive bureaucracy almost completely unanswerable to the president and Congress once confirmed by the Senate.” (06/25/18)

https://cei.org/content/judge-protects-us-protection-bureau

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26) Social workers: Stop kidnapping kids
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Michael Chambers is living a nightmare. His young daughter, Belle, has been taken away by social workers — without any reasonable cause or due process. When Belle was two, her mother relinquished care to Belle’s grandmother. Then Michael accepted the responsibility. Periodically, his vindictive ex-wife would sic Child Protective Services on him. At first, the annoyance was as benign as such an intrusion could be. The social workers where he lived understood that there was a troublemaking ex-spouse in the picture. But when Michael and Belle moved to a different Mississippi county, a new social worker, Kyra Reed, got involved.” (06/25/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/06/25/social-workers-stop-kidnapping-kids/

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27) Philly’s progressive new DA testing the limits of change from within
Source: In These Times
by Max M Marin

“‘The truth is that activists do politics better than politicians,’ says Larry Krasner. Bernie Sanders nods emphatically. The two are meeting for the first time at a roundtable on decarceration hosted by Jacobin magazine’s The Dig podcast, which also included Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Premal Dharia. The Vermont senator and the Philadelphia district attorney both serve as beacons of what a left electoral challenge can accomplish, locally and nationally (and win or lose). After the podcast ends, Krasner extends a hand to Sanders and says, ‘I did vote for you, by the way.’ Since coasting to victory last year on a wave of criminal justice reform fervor, Krasner has quickly become one of the most-watched prosecutors in the country. He offers a test of whether a progressive district attorney can fix a justice system that has ravaged communities of color for decades. Krasner now faces immense pressure from both the activist supporters who elected him and the law-and-order proponents who oppose his reforms.” (06/25/18)

http://inthesetimes.com/article/21196/Larry-Krasner-philadelphia-bernie-sanders-district-attorney-jail

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28) Discrimination and Harvard discrimination
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

“It is difficult not to accept that a private entity, including a private university like Harvard, should be able to discriminate as it wishes. One might reject the morality of some forms of discrimination. For example, discrimination against Jews in the Progressive Era, including at Harvard, was certainly objectionable. But some of us will have different views on different forms of discrimination. That private discrimination should not be banned (as many forms are now banned by federal law, including on the basis of race) is supported by good moral and economic reasons. The moral basis of value judgments in public policy evaluation can perhaps be summarized in the principle proposed by Robert Nozick: the law should not forbid ‘capitalist acts between consenting adults.’” (06/25/18)

https://www.econlib.org/discrimination-and-harvard-discrimination/

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29) President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Architect of monetary madness and a US debt default
Source: Cato Institute
by Steve H Hanke

“Every schoolchild is dutifully taught that President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) was America’s savior. They are repeatedly told that FDR and his New Deal policies pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. What nonsense. In fact, FDR was the architect of monetary madness and an American debt default. … FDR entered the White House on March 4, 1933, and in less than two months (April 19, 1933), he announced that he was taking the U.S. off the gold standard. … FDR gave Congress license, and Congress used it to abrogate the Gold Clause via a joint resolution in June of 1933. Before that, a gold clause was included in most private and public bond covenants. These covenants insured that bond holders would receive interest and principle payments in dollars that contained as much gold as the dollar had contained when the bonds were issued. … Because of the Congress'[s] abrogation of the gold clause, bondholders could only receive the nominal dollar amounts of interest and principle, as stated on their bonds. They could not receive enough additional dollars to make their payments equal in value to the amount of gold originally stipulated.” (06/25/18)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/president-franklin-d-roosevelt-architect-monetary-madness-us-debt-default

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30) Activism without inner work is impotent
Source: Caitlin Johnstone Blog
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Have you ever known someone who’s intensely interested in helping people, but is so neurotic and unskillful that they mostly just make things worse? ‘Stop!’ you’ll find yourself wanting to yell at such people. ‘Stop helping! Go help yourself!’ That’s how I see most political activism today. So many well-intentioned people who want to help, and are so crazed by mass media psyops and cultural mind viruses that their energy seemingly goes everywhere but where it needs to. I’d like to say a bit about that here, if you’ll indulge me. It’s really weird how many people in the political circles I move in are still running pretty much the exact same programs they were running in 2016. There are still former Berners acting like Hillary Clinton is the single greatest threat to America despite her being more or less irrelevant in 2018. There are still leftists and anarchists acting as though small neo-Nazi groups present a greater existential threat than the mainstream neoliberal neoconservative Orwellian power establishment.” [editor’s note: Forward this to all your “left-liberal” friends (as well as the Trumpers you know) — SAT] (06/25/18)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2018/06/25/activism-without-inner-work-is-impotent

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31) Trade tariffs won’t crash the world economy, monetary policy will
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Carmen Elena Dorobat

“As the Trump administration announces 25% tariffs on over $50bn of Chinese goods, and Europe and China prepare retaliation measures, The Economist concludes that ‘Rising tariffs are the worst of many threats to the world economy,’ because, among other things, ‘Tariffs temporarily push up inflation, making it harder for central banks to cushion the blow.’ This statement displays a deeply entrenched confusion — if not utter misunderstanding — of some basic economic concepts. Most important, many people fail to correctly distinguish between the causes and effects of price inflation and those of monetary inflation.” (06/25/18)

https://mises.org/wire/trade-tariffs-won%E2%80%99t-crash-world-economy-monetary-policy-will-1

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32) We can’t afford news media blunders in the Donald Trump era
Source: USA Today
by Daniel Payne

“Two recent news media fumbles illustrate nicely the present divide between mainstream journalism’s ambitions and its chronically blundering execution. There is a reason that American trust of the media is at such historic lows. There are things the media can do to rectify this, if we care to. The first fumble came from Time Magazine, which published a cover story examining President Donald Trump’s controversial border separation policy. The photo-shopped cover of that issue features an immigrant toddler bawling as Trump serenely looks down upon her. ‘Welcome to America,’ the caption reads — the obvious implication being that the immigrant girl had been torn from her parents at the behest of Trump’s policy. Indeed, the story itself initially stated that the girl had been ‘carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents.’ But she wasn’t. It didn’t happen. The heavy insinuation on Time’s cover, along with the explicit account in the story itself, turned out to be false.” (06/25/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/25/news-media-blunders-immigrant-children-donald-trump-time-ap-column/729331002

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33) Trollees have agency, too
Source: National Review
by Charles CW Cooke

“Axios highlights ‘an odd paradox’: ‘The more President Trump does, says and tweets outrageous things, the more his critics go bananas and the better he does in the polls.’ Among the evidence cited in defense of this proposition is that, even after last week’s border ‘crisis,’ Trump’s approval rating is somewhat normal …. I have no doubt that, in part, Trump behaves as he does in order to provoke the people he dislikes into a frenzy. Among other things, the president is a troll — a thin-skinned one, at that — and his administration knows that, for many of its supporters, this sort of ‘fighting’ is central to the man’s appeal. Moreover, it tends to work — as it has done for a while. Indeed, although Trump has pushed the practice to eleven, the tactic that Axios is describing was used deliberately, repeatedly, and successfully by his predecessor.” (06/25/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-approval-rating-democrat-overreaction-drives-popularity/

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34) The fight over ObamaCare moves to the states
Source: Heartland Institute
by Sarah Lee

“Ever since the Republican-led Congress and Trump administration eliminated Obamacare’s unpopular individual mandate in December, anyone carefully observing the health-care landscape can see both parties are gearing up for an epic battle over Obamacare’s future. Thankfully for those of us who support individual liberty, advocates of big government in the Democratic Party are now openly touting their left-wing health-care strategies and goals, rather than employing the deceptive tactics they usually take. Whether by accident or purposefully, Democrats are providing the Trump administration and states interested in dismantling Obamacare advanced notice and ample time to prepare suitable responses should liberals once again rise to power in the near future.” [editor’s note: Maybe if “conservatives” and Republicans” hadn’t recommended ObamaCare in the 1970s and 1990s and implemented it in Massachusetts in the 2000s, they wouldn’t be in the position of complaining about Democrats implementing it nationally in the 2010s. Just sayin’ … — TLK] (06/25/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/06/the-fight-over-obamacare-moves-to-the-states/

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35) Supreme Court’s Janus ruling will hurt children
Source: Our Future
by Jeff Bryant

“If the Supreme Court rules against workers in Janus vs. AFSCME, it will hurt children at a time when it’s become shamefully commonplace for our government to abuse those of a tender age. Pushing the Janus case to a compliant Supreme Court is the conservative movement’s counterpunch against the collective power of working people. But as is so often the case, when rightwing billionaires take a swing at a progressive cause, they hit children too. The case targets public employees (such as teachers, custodians, cafeteria employees, and daycare workers) and the so-called ‘agency’ or ‘fair-share’ fees they pay to their unions in 22 states. The defendant, AFSCME, wants to preserve the union’s right to charge the fees to workers who choose not to join but are still represented by the union in collective bargaining. The defendant contends all workers gain from the bargaining the union does for salaries and other benefits, so paying the fees is fair.” [editor’s note: As usual, Mr. Bryant is ranting about an attempt to empower government employees against their unions as “anti-child” because some of them are “teachers union” thralls — SAT]

https://ourfuture.org/20180625/supreme-courts-janus-ruling-hurts-children

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36) Liberty as a life philosophy
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Lawrence W Reed

“If liberty is your life philosophy, you’re not its fair-weather friend. You stick with it in good times and bad because its fundamental virtues are independent of what others think of it. Its truth rests on its inherent merit, not on shifting perceptions. Its immediate prospects for success may fluctuate, but your commitment to it shouldn’t. You don’t apply a life philosophy to certain aspects of your life and not others, as did the soybean farmer who once told me with a straight face, ‘Larry, I’m for free markets and no subsidies for everything but soybeans.’” (06/25/18)

https://fee.org/articles/liberty-as-a-life-philosophy/

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37) Why do populists frequently get away with corruption?
Source: The New Republic
by Josephine Huetlin

“When the European Parliament noticed earlier this year that its self-appointed critics, the far-right Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group, had claimed reimbursements for 427,000 euros’ worth of champagne, Christmas gifts and fancy dinners, ENF member of parliament Harald Vilimsky immediately took to Twitter to insist that he does not like champagne and has never drunk it. On cue, a photograph appeared of the Austrian Vilimsky and Marine le Pen raising champagne flutes at a ‘Patriotic Spring’ gathering in Vienna. The two blondes became the latest welfare-cutting populists to get caught engaging in activities that hardly say ‘everyman.’ The poor optics prompted reliable sources from Vilimsky’s Austrian Freedom Party at home to declare their buddy, an ex-frat boy forever trying (and failing) to get a meeting with the next boss figure on the populist international scene, a noted beer drinker. While Vilimsky himself seemed fussed by the episode, it illustrated an interesting general principle: Right now, scandals involving populists’ apparent hypocrisy do not seem to have much of an effect on their public appeal.” (06/25/18)

https://newrepublic.com/article/149341/populists-frequently-get-away-corruption

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38) Government needs to embrace Blockchain and AI
Source: Investors Business Daily
by T Richard Stroupe, Jr.

“America’s nuclear weapons system ran on floppy disks until 2017. To this day, the Treasury Department stores taxpayer data on an old IBM mainframe that has less processing power than a smartphone. And Veterans Affairs still tracks benefit claims using a 50-year-old programming language. These are just a few examples of the government’s woefully outdated equipment and software. This technology frequently malfunctions, putting lives at risk — and costing taxpayers billions every year. A 2016 GAO report found that about three-quarters of the government’s $80 billion information technology budget went toward keeping ancient technology working. It’s time for the government to embrace 21st-century technologies. Several proven technologies could immediately improve government operations.” (06/24/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/government-it-blockchain-artificial-intelligence

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39) Singapore, trade and geopolitics
Source: Cobden Centre
by Alasdair Macleod

“The Singapore deal was in fact not a deal, but an endorsement of the earlier agreement between the two Koreas at Panmunjom on 27th April. And this is the point, Singapore was the US confirming it accepted Panmunjom. The razzmatazz of a Singaporean summit plays well to Trump’s electoral base, as did his disdain for G7 and his trashing of Trudeau, who he described as ‘very dishonest and weak’ over trade. Trump’s supporters also buy into his fake-news accusations, conveniently placing him beyond criticism so far as they are concerned. Now they are seeing concrete results from the man they elected President, ahead of the mid-term elections in November. We need to look into the North Korean situation with greater objectivity, before commenting on recent trade policy developments.” (06/25/18)

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2018/06/singapore-trade-and-geopolitics/

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40) Raises and bonuses: The PR fraud
Source: The American Prospect
by William Rice

“Thirty seconds into the president’s remarks at a South Lawn White House event last December celebrating congressional passage of the Republican Tax Act — with virtually the entire Republican caucus standing behind him — Donald Trump held up a piece of paper. ‘This just came out — two minutes ago — they handed it to me.’ He reported AT&T was making a capital investment of a billion dollars and giving 200,000 employees each a $1,000 bonus. Paul Ryan smiled over Trump’s left shoulder, Mike Pence over his right. ‘And that’s because of what we did. So that’s pretty good. That’s pretty good.’ It was more than pretty good. As public relations, it was brilliant. Corporate America had begun rolling out a propaganda campaign aimed at transforming the image of the least-popular tax cut in history. Soon other corporations had piled on.” (06/25/18)

http://prospect.org/article/raises-and-bonuses-pr-fraud

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41) Capitalists of the world, unite against Brexit!
Source: spiked
by Tim Black

“There is a miserable, thick-headed irony to the spectacle of those who, having been desperate to delegitimise the Brexit vote by claiming absurdly proxied and indirect Russian interference, are now calling on big multinational corporations to, er, interfere directly in the Brexit vote. After all, what else is the public declaration of aerospace firm Airbus that it will ‘reconsider its investments in the UK and its long-term footprint in the country’ if Britain left the European Union’s Single Market and Customs Union without a transition agreement? What else is BMW’s threat to refocus investment away from Britain if it abandons the Single Market than an attempt to influence the government’s approach to negotiations with Brussels? … They may dress it up as economic pragmatism, as fact-checked, evidence-based sensibleness, a simple plea for ‘certainty and clarity.’ But make no mistake: this is a move by multinational corporations to advance their interests at the expense of democracy; a move by capitalist concerns against the unequivocal demand of 17.4million people to leave the EU.” (06/25/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/capitalists-of-the-world-unite-against-brexit/

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42) Maxine Waters, is this really the America you want?
Source: Town Hall
by Michael Brown

“After Sarah Sanders and her family were kicked out of a restaurant owned by a Trump-hater, Rep. Maxine Waters said on MSNBC, ‘I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong for what they’re doing on so many fronts.’ … Rep. Waters, are you sure want this kind of America? Are you sure you want this new civil war (or, should I say, new war on civility)? I understand the moral outrage against President Trump. He’s an incredibly divisive leader, and he has quite an unsavory past. That’s why it’s so hard for many Americans to understand why evangelical believers like me voted for him and why we continue to support him. I personally don’t like his name-calling (as clever and effective as it is), and I understand how offensive his personality can be. And I recognize that some of his policies are controversial. I get it. … But what Rep. Waters is calling for (or at the least, celebrating) is absolutely intolerable. It is destructive, it is ugly, and it is un-American.” [editor’s note: Brown previously thought it was very American for a baker to be able to choose who and what he associated himself with — TLK] (06/25/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2018/06/25/maxine-waters-is-this-really-the-america-you-want-n2494269

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43) American empire demands a Caesar
Source: The American Conservative
by Bruce Fein

“The United States has adorned its president with extravagance that makes Roman emperors appear frugal by comparison. And such visible signs of the deification of our president are complemented by legal doctrines that echo Richard Nixon’s once discredited claim to David Frost: ‘When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.’ These extra-constitutional developments reflect the transformation of the United States from a republic, whose glory was liberty and whose rule of law was king, to an empire, whose glory is global dominion and whose president is law.” (06/25/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/american-empire-demands-a-caesar/

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44) The wiretap rooms
Source: The Intercept
by Ryan Gallagher & Henrik Moltke

“The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete structures that were built to withstand earthquakes and even nuclear attack. Thousands of people pass by the buildings each day and rarely give them a second glance, because their function is not publicly known. They are an integral part of one of the world’s largest telecommunications networks — and they are also linked to a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program.” (06/25/18)

https://theintercept.com/2018/06/25/att-internet-nsa-spy-hubs/

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45) In Afghanistan, we persist in futility
Source: Reason
by Steve Chapman

“The ceasefire in Afghanistan came to an unmistakable end Wednesday when 30 Afghan government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in a western province. You may not have noticed the end of the ceasefire because you may not have noticed the start of the ceasefire, just a few days earlier. You should not feel guilty. Seventeen years after the U.S. invaded, there is still not much reason to pay attention to Afghanistan, because nothing ever changes much. Yet we remain there in the obstinate hope that something will. We stay because we don’t know what else to do. The simple fact is that we are not winning the war — and if you are not winning a war against an enemy fighting on his soil among his people, you are losing.” (06/25/18)

https://reason.com/archives/2018/06/25/in-afghanistan-we-persist-in-futility

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46) Quantum Vibe, 06/25/18
Source: Big Head Press

Cartoon. (06/25/18)

http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1812

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47) Washington, DC — the epicenter of crazy
Source: Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo

“A study shows that the greatest concentration of psychopaths is in Washington, DC. This is a contest in which it isn’t even close, as Politico informs us. But then again, you knew that, right?” (06/25/18)

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2018/06/24/washington-d-c-the-epicenter-of-crazy/

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48) The Satoshi Revolution, chapter 9, part 1
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Cryptocurrency is the realization of an anarchist dream that dates back centuries: a free currency and a free banking system. Crypto is in its infancy, which means its future applications are electrifyingly unpredictable, except in one regard: any successful application will fill a human need. No human needs are as acute as food and shelter, which require money and exchange. To control the flow of money and exchange, therefore, is to control life itself. And the financial flow is often captured by one word: banking.” (06/23/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-crypto-as-class-warfare/

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49) Tariff wars and the fallacy of the balance of trade
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Richard M Ebeling

“The world may be on the brink of a series of trade wars between the United States and both the European Union and China. All the parties say they don’t want this — though President has asserted that trade wars are not a problem and easy to win. That remains to be seen!” (06/25/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/tariff-wars-and-the-fallacy-of-the-balance-of-trade/

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50) A different sort of central planning
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“The theory of central planning is this: smart people with resources and power can do a better job in planning production than consumers and private enterprises. The contra case is this: the knowledge necessary for economic planning is not vested in intellectuals and officials but rather in institutions, processes, and systems that emerge from hands-on action in real markets. By century’s end, the debate seemed to be settled. Central planning failed and markets won. Or so we believed. The great lesson of the history of political economy is that nothing is ever settled, at least not philosophically or ideologically.” (06/24/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/different-sort-central-planning

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51) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 06/25/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“One of the final pockets of formerly US-backed rebels in Syria has been given notice by the US that they will not be rescued from a Syrian government advance. Could this be the final chapter of one of the most expensive CIA operations in history?” [Flash video] (06/25/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/game-over-us-cuts-rebels-loose-in-southwest-syria

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52) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 166
Source: The Daily Liberator

“Kyle’s Victim Blaming.” [various formats] (06/25/18)

https://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-166-kyles-victim-blaming/

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53) Lions of Liberty Podcast, episode 353
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Finally, it has arrived! It’s the much-ballyhoo’d ‘Whiskey Challenge’ edition of ‘Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor,’ recorded live in front of a studio audience at PorcFest.” [various formats] (06/25/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/06/25/lildl-live-from-porcfest-feat-the-whiskey-challenge/

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54) Scott Adams Says, 06/25/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about reducing bias, eating at the Red Hen, and midterm turnout. With coffee.” [Flash video] (06/25/18)

https://www.periscope.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1lPKqkQDPzWJb

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55) The Bob Zadek Show, 06/24/18
Source: The Bob Zadek Show

“[John] Glaser joins the show to break down the latest in the summits and negotiations with North Korea, and to provide some foundations for a more libertarian foreign policy in the current climate.” [various formats] (06/24/18)

http://www.bobzadek.com/past-shows/2018/6/22/non-aggression-in-a-nuclear-era

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56) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 211
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #211, Joanne Leon and Dan Wright join the show for the first in a three-part series covering the many claims that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign to win the 2016 election. In part one, Joanne and Dan break down the indictments of Flynn, Manafort/Gates, Papadopoulos, and Internet Research Agency. They explain how every indictment is unrelated to the 2016 claims of Russiagate and in some cases work to disprove the Russia collusion claims. We also discuss the Trump Tower meeting and the role of Fusion GPS’s Steele dossier.” [various formats] (06/25/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-211-russiagate-the-indictments-guests-joanne-leon-dan-wright

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57) Cato Daily Podcast, 06/25/18
Source: Cato Institute

“China and the United States continue to trade threats of tariffs. Where does this end? Colin Grabow and Simon Lester comment.” [various formats] (06/25/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/trade-war-china-escalates

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58) Free Talk Live, 06/24/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“NFL players tell Trump who he should pardon :: Robots to build satellites in space? :: Space travel :: Government schools :: Virgin Galactic to go to space in “just months”? :: Space travel and pollution :: Asgardia :: Colleges banning smoking :: Global warming :: Senate fails to pass bill cutting 0.08% of federal budget :: HOSTS — Darryl, Chris.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/24/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-06-24

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59) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 111
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“Assange Isolation, Blowback, New York Marijuana, NYC Marijuana, Ecstasy.” [Flash audio or MP3] (06/24/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/june/24/five-minutes-five-issues-assange-isolation-blowback-new-york-marijuana-nyc-marijuana-ecstasy/

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60) Freedom Feens Radio, 06/24/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Phil Wormuth and Michael W. Dean drop politics (for the most part) for the day, and record a live talk album with YOU providing the applause! And yes, you’re welcome!” [various formats] (06/24/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15938

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