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Monday, July 9th, 2018
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In the News:

1) North Korea: Regime slams US “gangster-like” demands at nuclear talks
2) Judge rejects Trump regime’s request for extension to reunited abducted migrants
3) Federal judge largely rules for federalism in California “sanctuary state” fight
4) Afghanistan: US occupation trooper killed, two wounded in “apparent insider attack”
5) ME: LePage vetoes medical marijuana reforms, ban on “conversion therapy”
6) FL: Cops ordered to return nearly $20k in cash to stripper
7) Thai cave rescue: Second phase of rescue underway
8) Trump regime halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare
9) Chicago mayor claps back at Illinois governor after hoplophobe activists shut down expressway
10) Canada: Woman who accused Trudeau of groping issues statement
11) IN: Church evicted from building after posting anti-LGBT sign
12) As economy hums, fewer workers make minimum wage
13) South Korea: Women protest in Seoul over hidden sex cameras
14) US regime orders non-emergency government personnel to leave Nicaragua
15) Haiti: Protests leave US church youth groups stranded as violence, roadblocks continue
16) Trump reportedly gave out his personal cell phone number to world leaders and US officials “had no idea” he was making calls
17) US Army reportedly discharging immigrants who enlisted with promises of citizenship
18) Mueller tries to link Manafort bank fraud trial to Russiagate show
19) TX: ICE gang admits theft of $43 million in merchandise
20) Feds drop charges against all inauguration protesters

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) The Constitution is not neutral
22) The free market can provide law
23) Orwellian trafficking
24) The hereditary aristocracy of citizenship
25) The hypocrisy of the left on discrimination
26) The Democrats’ socialist meltdown
27) Civility toward totalitarianism is uncivilized
28) Ought implies Cantifornia
29) Against packing the courts
30) The dimming of democracy
31) The US’s colorblind jobs boom under Trump continues
32) Quantum Vibe, 07/06/18
33) Hashtag blessed
34) How to pay tribute to a great mind
35) What the case of Permit Patty can teach us about mercy
36) The new normal: Our evil gift to a generation which didn’t deserve it
37) In Poland, fighting for the will of the people
38) What? Me, liberal? Now that’s “fake news”
39) Is libertarianism utopian?
40) Paul Krugman misses — as do most — the problem with a job guarantee scheme
41) Hegemony is hard to do: China, globalization, and “debt traps”
42) Their goal of Roe v. Wade reversal in sight, many Republicans have private second thoughts
43) Facebook censors the Declaration of Independence
44) Barbara Lee would make an excellent leader of House Democrats
45) The Trump-Kushner delusion on Palestine
46) A woman who takes Lady Liberty seriously
47) President Trump, please free Ross Ulbricht
48) Courage, part 2
49) Children’s hour
50) Where the right went wrong on criminal justice

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 113
52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 172
53) Free Talk Live, 07/07/18
54) Freedom Feens Radio, 07/07/18
55) Scott Adams Says, 07/07/18
56) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/06/18
57) Felony Friday, episode 131
58) Reason Podcast, 07/06/18
59) In The Tank Podcast, episode 147
60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 73
61) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 248
62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 216
63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 07/06/18
64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1192
65) Editor’s Break, episode 88

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

1) North Korea: Regime slams US “gangster-like” demands at nuclear talks
Source: Bloomberg

“North Korea slammed the U.S. position on denuclearization during two days of meetings with Mike Pompeo as ‘gangster-like,’ hours after the secretary of state cited ‘good-faith negotiations’ with his counterparts in Pyongyang. A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman, in a lengthy English-language statement released by the state media outlet Korea Central News Agency, said the U.S. side had created ‘trouble’ by putting forward the same kind of proposals that past administrations had sought.” [editor’s note: Did Pompeo set forth a timeline under which the US would denuclearize simultaneously with North Korea? If not, then the negotiations aren’t serious – TLK] (07/07/18)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-07/pompeo-says-u-s-north-korea-weighed-denuclearization-timeline

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2) Judge rejects Trump regime’s request for extension to reunited abducted migrants
Source: Time

“A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. The administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years old to ensure the children’s safety and to confirm their parental relationships.” (07/07/18)

http://time.com/5332442/judge-trump-administrations-extension/

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3) Federal judge largely rules for federalism in California “sanctuary state” fight
Source: Yahoo! News

“California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws largely survived a legal attack by the Trump administration on Thursday after a federal judge declined to block state measures aimed at thwarting cooperation with Washington’s crackdown on illegal immigration. But the judge, John Mendez of U.S. District Court in Sacramento, also rebuked lawmakers, saying that the immigration issue could not ultimately be settled in the courts and said elected leaders needed to put aside differences and forge legislation. California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed into law in October measures that, among other things, prevent police from inquiring about immigration status and curtailing law enforcement cooperation with immigration officers.” (07/05/18)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-largely-rules-california-sanctuary-state-fight-204228053.html

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4) Afghanistan: US occupation trooper killed, two wounded in “apparent insider attack”
Source: Fox News

“A U.S. service member has been killed and two others were wounded in an ‘apparent insider attack’ in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to NATO. The two wounded service members were being treated for injuries and are in stable condition, the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement. The names of the service members will not be released until their next of kin were notified. Additional information was not immediately available and the incident was under investigation.” (07/07/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/07/us-service-member-killed-two-wounded-in-apparent-insider-attack-in-afghanistan.html

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5) ME: LePage vetoes medical marijuana reforms, ban on “conversion therapy”
Source: Bangor Daily News

“Gov. Paul LePage vetoed six more bills Friday, endangering an effort from LGBT activists to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ …. Other vetoed bills included two omnibus packages that would overhaul Maine’s medical marijuana program in several ways, including eliminating a list of qualifying conditions, allowing dispensaries to operate as for-profit businesses and exempting marijuana testing facilities from certain requirements. The two others revolve around jail funding and state park fees. The Legislature will need to muster two-thirds votes in both chambers to overturn the vetoes, which also include start-up funding for Medicaid expansion.” [editor’s note: So far as I can tell, the “conversion therapy” ban applied only to inflicting the practice on minors; in other words, it was a ban on child torture, not on consensual adult masochism – TLK] (07/06/18)

https://bangordailynews.com/2018/07/06/news/state/lepage-vetoes-6-new-bills-including-ban-of-conversion-therapy/

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6) FL: Cops ordered to return nearly $20k in cash to stripper
Source: Fox News

“The Miami-Dade Police Department was forced to return nearly $20,000 in cash to a stripper after officers illegally seized the money during a traffic stop in May. Ras Cates, 33, and his wife, Lizmixell Batista, 20, a stripper employed at Cheetah Gentleman’s Club in Hallandale Beach, were pulled over on May 25 by officers after the couple’s car cut off a police cruiser, the Miami Herald reported.” (07/07/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/07/florida-cops-ordered-to-return-nearly-20k-in-cash-to-stripper.html

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7) Thai cave rescue: Second phase of rescue underway
Source: CBS News

“The second phase is underway of the rescue of the boys and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand, officials said. The rescue operation started around 11 a.m. local time (midnight ET) and will take several hours. The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring in the cave after a practice game. Monsoon flooding blocked off their escape and prevented rescuers from finding them for almost 10 days. The four who were rescued were taken to a hospital in Chiang Rai for evaluation. Two divers were assigned to each child to help them navigate the dangerous, narrow passageways. It could take two to four days complete the mission, officials said.” (07/09/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/thai-cave-rescue-operation-resumes-thailand-boys-soccer-team-2018-07-08-live-updates/

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8) Trump regime halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare
Source: Reuters

“The Trump administration on Saturday halted billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Obamacare healthcare law, saying that a recent federal court ruling prevents the money from being disbursed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers programs under the Affordable Care Act, said the action affects $10.4 billion in risk adjustment payments. President Donald Trump’s administration has used its regulatory powers to undermine Obamacare after the Republican-controlled Congress last year failed to repeal and replace the law. About 20 million Americans have received health insurance coverage through the program.” (07/07/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-obamacare/trump-administration-halts-billions-in-insurance-payments-under-obamacare-idUSKBN1JY00W

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9) Chicago mayor claps back at Illinois governor after hoplophobe activists shut down expressway
Source: USA Today

“Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn’t have time for critics on Saturday. After thousands of demonstrators shut down Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway calling on elected officials to address gun violence in the city, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, objected to Emanuel’s support of the protests. In a tweet, Rauner said he was ‘disappointed’ in the mayor for allowing the protests to stop traffic. ‘I am calling on the Mayor to take swift and decisive action to put an end to this kind of chaos,’ Rauner tweeted. Illinois state police told The Associated Press protesters planned to block off two northbound lanes for the march. However, organizers said activists, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, wanted police to close the entire roadway, citing that the city often closes major roads for parades and other demonstrations. Police then announced they would shut down all northbound lanes on the expressway to facilitate the protests.” (07/07/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/07/07/chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-tweet-draws-praise-criticism/765666002

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10) Canada: Woman who accused Trudeau of groping issues statement
Source: USA Today

“The woman who accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her released a statement about the 2000 incident on Friday. ‘I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open Eyes editorial, published in the Creston Valley Advance,’ Rose Knight said, a former journalist for the Creston Valley Advance, a local newspaper in Canada. ‘The incident referred to in the editorial did occur, as reported. Mr. Trudeau did apologize the next day.’ In her statement, given to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Knight referenced an editorial published in the Advance after the incident. The column detailed Trudeau and Knight’s interaction and criticized Trudeau and his father, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.” (07/07/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/07/trudeau-groping-sexual-harassment/765472002

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11) IN: Church evicted from building after posting anti-LGBT sign
Source: Fox News

“An Indiana church has been evicted from its building after it posted an anti-LGBT sign, members have reportedly said. Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Ind., put up a sign last month that read, ‘LGBTQ is a hate crime against God,’ WPTA-TV reported. But on Saturday, a church member told the news station that the congregation will need to find a new building to hold services. Church elder Robert Sturges previously defended the sign and said while the church does ‘love’ those who the signed targeted, it wanted ‘to warn them that they are headed toward a cliff and if they keep going that way, they’ll be destroyed.’ ‘We’re trying to reach a certain group of people,’ Sturges told WANE-TV. ‘They’re being told in our culture that homosexuality, transvestites, lesbianism and sexual immorality is ok. But the Bible clearly says that those who practice these things will not inherit the Kingdom of God. In fact, it warns them that the wrath of God will abide upon them. And in the judgment, they will be lost and they will be sent to hell forever. We believe that. That’s our faith.’” (07/07/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/07/indiana-church-evicted-from-building-after-posting-anti-lgbt-sign-members-say.html

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12) As economy hums, fewer workers make minimum wage
Source: Christian Science Monitor

“It’s ‘flip flop frenzy’ week at the Dollar Tree here on Valley Street, which is celebrating another milestone. Eight months after coming on board, the manager finally has a full complement of workers in place. He has been training the final two associates this week. Starting pay: $8 an hour — 75 cents above the federal minimum wage. It’s almost impossible to find anyone in Manchester, N.H., paying the $7.25 minimum. The online service at the local unemployment office lists a dry cleaner offering $8 an hour, an AutoZone delivery driver for $9, and a state toll taker for $13.44. Of the 412 local job listings that include pay information, only one is offering minimum wage — and that turns out to be a mistake.” [editor’s note: Nice to see my consistent claims borne out by the facts – SAT] (07/06/18)

https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2018/0706/As-economy-hums-fewer-workers-make-minimum-wage

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13) South Korea: Women protest in Seoul over hidden sex cameras
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Tens of thousands of women gathered in Seoul on Saturday calling for a crackdown on spy cam pornography, in one of the country’s biggest ever female-only protests. Perpetrators film or photograph women with hidden cameras in public spaces. Although distributing pornography is illegal in South Korea, the videos and pictures are shared widely online. Organisers say women live in constant fear of being photographed or filmed without their knowledge. Carrying placards and banners with messages like ‘My life is not your porn,’ the women were mostly teenagers or in their 20s, seen as the main victims of the hidden cameras. ‘Those men who film such videos! Those who upload them! Those who watch them! All of them should be punished sternly!’ they chanted. The women covered their faces with masks, hats and sunglasses as instructed by the organisers.” (07/07/18)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44751327

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14) US regime orders non-emergency government personnel to leave Nicaragua
Source: CBS News

“The U.S. government on Friday ordered non-emergency government personnel to leave Nicaragua and advised travelers to reconsider going to the country. A State Department travel advisory that was updated Friday said U.S. government personnel in the country must stay in their homes and ‘avoid unnecessary travel between sundown and sunrise.’ Nicaragua has been rocked by protests and a violent crackdown by authorities since April, when demonstrations began demanding President Daniel Ortega’s exit from office. Ortega’s government has likened such demands to an attempted coup. A report last month from a team of independent investigators said at least 212 people have been killed in clashes. Talks aimed at resolving the crisis have repeatedly broken down.” (07/06/18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nicaragua-us-advisory-today-non-emergency-government-personnel-to-leave-2018-07-06/

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15) Haiti: Protests leave US church youth groups stranded as violence, roadblocks continue
Source: Fox News

“As the violent protests in Haiti over fuel prices continued, youth groups from multiple U.S. churches have remained in the Caribbean nation, unable to get to the airport to travel home. The nonprofit My Life Speaks said the mission teams from Woodland Community Church in Bradenton, Fla., and the Glade Church in Mount Juliet, Tenn., have stayed in Haiti, unable to get to the airport due to protests and roadblocks. Major protests erupted in Haiti on Friday as the government announced a sharp increase in gasoline prices. Demonstrators burned tires and set up barricades to block major streets across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. At least three people were killed in the protests, including two protesters who were fatally shot as demonstrators clashed with police, The Associated Press reported. It was unclear who shot the two men.” (07/07/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/07/07/haiti-protests-leave-us-church-youth-groups-stranded-in-caribbean-nation-as-violence-roadblocks-continue.html

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16) Trump reportedly gave out his personal cell phone number to world leaders and US officials “had no idea” he was making calls
Source: Business Insider

“President Donald Trump reportedly gave out his personal cell phone number to foreign leaders shortly after taking office and shocked White House officials when a summary of a conversation was released without their knowledge. White House aides who were unaware Trump had spoken to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were startled after Canadian officials released a summary of a conversation in April 2017, according to a Washington Post report published on Friday. ‘We had no idea what happened,’ a senior US official told The Post. During the call, Trudeau reportedly objected to Trump’s and his administration’s claims of a trade imbalance between the two countries. Calls with foreign leaders are usually planned ahead and scripted, requiring consultation with senior advisers, such as the national security adviser. The call is eventually transcribed and then parsed into a public statement.” [editor’s note: Poor bureaucrats — it must hurt their feelings something awful to learn that the President of the United States sometimes talks to people without their permission or supervision – TLK] (07/07/18)

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-personal-cellphone-call-canada-justin-trudeau-2018-7

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17) US Army reportedly discharging immigrants who enlisted with promises of citizenship
Source: Aol News

“The U.S. Army has begun discharging some immigrants who enlisted in the military with promises that their service would lead to U.S. citizenship, according to a report Thursday in The Associated Press. Attorneys representing at least 40 people recruited through a program meant to attract talented enlistees — those with special language or medical skills — say their clients have been discharged or had their military status put into doubt in recent days. Some told the AP that they were given no reason why the discharges took place, while others said personal links to relatives living abroad led them to be labeled as security risks. The AP could not confirm how many people had been discharged, and both the Pentagon and the Army declined to comment to AP.” (07/06/18)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/07/06/us-army-reportedly-discharging-immigrants-who-enlisted-with-promises-of-citizenship/23476475/

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18) Mueller tries to link Manafort bank fraud trial to Russiagate show
Source: CNN

“Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller intend to present evidence at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that a banking executive allegedly helped Manafort obtain loans of approximately $16 million while the banker sought a role in the Trump campaign. Manafort faces trial on bank fraud and other financial charges in the Eastern District of Virginia beginning July 25. Until now, there had been no indication that his role in the Trump campaign would become part of the trial, and he had asked the judge to keep details about his ties to President Donald Trump out of the trial. Prosecutors say any alleged collusion with the Russian government won’t come up at the trial. The allegation of a possible quid pro quo came amid several court filings Friday as both sides count down the remaining weeks until the trial.” (07/06/18)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/06/politics/paul-manafort-trial-public/index.html

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19) TX: ICE gang admits theft of $43 million in merchandise
Source: Fox News

“More than 181,000 counterfeit [sic] items worth some $43 million were [stolen] last month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Laredo, Texas, the agency said in a Friday statement. The items, which ICE finished tallying on Tuesday, constituted the biggest counterfeit [sic] [theft] for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) in the area. Agents reportedly watched for days in mid-June as boxes with items suspected to be fake [sic] were moved. When they [stole] the items, the group reportedly found that shipping labels on the boxes were for fake addresses. Counterfeited brands included such prominent names as Adidas and Apple, Under Armour and Yves St. Laurent. In all, 795 boxes held 181,615 items.” [editor’s note: The picture with the article shows shoes, watches and shirts, all of which look very real to me. The items weren’t counterfeit, they were real items; it was the brand names which were falsified, which might have justified a civil action for fraud by customers or manufacturers – TLK] (07/06/18)

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/06/ice-says-it-seized-43m-worth-counterfeit-items-in-laredo-texas.html

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20) Feds drop charges against all inauguration protesters
Source: NBC News

“Federal prosecutors on Friday moved to drop charges against the last 39 people accused of participating in a violent protest on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The motion to dismiss charges by the U.S. attorney’s office seemingly ends an 18-month saga that started with the Justice Department attempting to convict more than 190 people. That effort saw the government facing off against an intensely coordinated grassroots political opposition network that made Washington the focus of a nationwide support campaign — offering free lodging for defendants, legal coordination and other support.” (07/06/18)

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/government-drops-charges-against-all-inauguration-protesters-n889531

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

21) The Constitution is not neutral
Source: OpEdNews
by John W Whitehead

“The courts were established to serve as Courts of Justice. What we have been saddled with, instead, are Courts of Order. This is true at all levels of the judiciary, but especially so in the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government interests than with upholding the rights of the people enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Whether it’s police officers breaking through people’s front doors and shooting them dead in their homes or strip searching innocent motorists on the side of the road, these instances of abuse are continually validated by a judicial system that kowtows to virtually every police demand, no matter how unjust, no matter how in opposition to the Constitution.” (07/07/18)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Constitution-is-Not-Ne-by-John-Whitehead-Constitution-In-Crisis_Constitutional-Rights_Corporations_Freedom-180707-253.html

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22) The free market can provide law
Source: Bitcoin.com
by Wendy McElroy

“Government makes ‘law’ into a synonym for legislation: that is, edicts imposed by self-interested elites who wield power in pursuit of their own self interest. That bastardizes the word ‘law’ and perverts its true meaning. The use of the word becomes weaponized against crytpo by reference to child pornography, sex trafficking, drug addiction, and other issues that cause minds to cloud over. The issue is too important to allow that to happen. The law should apply to cryptocurrency. But what is meant by ‘the law?’ Government should not be allowed to monopolize the concept as it monopolizes so many other essentials of life. The term refers to nothing more than the rules that identify and regulate a system.” (07/07/18)

https://news.bitcoin.com/wendy-mcelroy-the-free-market-can-provide-law/

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23) Orwellian trafficking
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Basic economics reminds us that the creation of victimless ‘crimes’ fosters actual crime. After all, once the law labels peaceful behavior ‘criminal,’ even a peaceful participant in such ‘crimes’ will fear to alert the authorities if they happen to be the victim of fraud, violence, or slavery. Still, this hardly means that blacks markets typically yield bad results. Black markets endure because they’re a lot better than doing without. Indeed, shrewd black marketeers often make great efforts to build reputations for good customer service. The U.N. willfully ignores these truisms. What’s behind all this? My best story: The U.N.’s Orwellian abuse of language is a rhetorically effective way to advance the anti-immigration agenda to which, regardless of their public postures, almost all governments subscribe.” (07/05/18)

https://www.econlib.org/orwellian-trafficking/

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24) The hereditary aristocracy of citizenship
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“Citizens of modern Western nations like to think that we have abolished the hereditary privileges once associated with aristocracy. No longer does a person born a noble enjoy a vast array of rights denied to commoners. Nor do we any longer have a class of serfs tied to the land, condemned to poverty and oppression for life. But, as conservative columnist Rachel Lu points out in an insightful recent article, we have a system of hereditary privilege that in many ways is just as pernicious as the aristocracy of old. We call it citizenship …. For most people, citizenship status determines where you are allowed to live and work, which in turn largely determines not only your economic fate, but often whether you will have protection for even very minimal human rights. And citizenship itself is largely determined by birth — much like membership in old-time aristocracies.” (07/07/18)

https://reason.com/volokh/2018/07/07/the-hereditary-aristocracy-of-citizenshi

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25) The hypocrisy of the left on discrimination
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“Almost to a man, the Left — Democrats, liberals, and progressives — was aghast that Jack Phillips would dare to discriminate against and refuse to serve a same-sex couple. The Left fully supports all anti-discrimination laws, civil rights commissions, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and federal intervention in discrimination cases. But not always. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went out for dinner with her family on a Friday in June at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Or at least she tried to.” (07/06/18)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/the-hypocrisy-of-the-left-on-discrimination/

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26) The Democrats’ socialist meltdown
Source: Town Hall
by Michael Reagan

“My U.S. Senator Kamal Harris, Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren and New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand spent their holiday week attacking President Trump in speeches and tweets. It was rough stuff from three lefties who think they’re going to be the next president and apparently think that tweeting like Trump is going to make their delusion come true. Sen. Harris of California warned her followers that Trump is planning to nominate someone who’ll overturn Roe v. Wade … Sen. Warren tweeted to her followers and fellow Native Americans that Trump’s short list of Supreme Court nominees ‘was hand-picked by right-wing extremists who want to criminalize abortions.’ And Sen. Gillibrand echoed socialist Bernie Sanders, hitting the president for strictly enforcing immigration laws that separated illegal immigrants from their children at the Mexican border.” [editor’s note: Odd how, as the Republicans become more like the Democrats (and more like old East Germany) on immigration — Reagan’s own father ran for president and won in 1980 as “the open borders candidate,” in those very words — they’ve become more and more shrill on describing opposition to their socialist policy as socialist – TLK (07/07/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelreagan/2018/07/07/the-democrats-socialist-meltdown-n2497857

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27) Civility toward totalitarianism is uncivilized
Source: Center for a Stateless Society
by Ryan Calhoun

“Civility is only a virtue for those who recognize and deal forthrightly with the politely-masked atrocities that invisibly litter the world around us. When we look beneath our feet and see no solid ground beneath us, we do not characterize patient acceptance as a sensible response. We are rightly fucking freaked out and, if we survive, do not suffer the continuation of whatever baffling behavior or force led us here. We must now speak openly of this gravity well that has pulled our civilization into the orbit of totalitarianism, before laws of nature fate us into final collision with a world we’ve told ourselves only exists in the most unbelievably farcical chapters of history books. When people willingly replicate, enforce, and further the cause of ethnic cleansing and nationalist sycophancy, it is not enough to respectfully object.” (07/07/18)

https://c4ss.org/content/51024

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28) Ought implies Cantifornia
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Politicians in Sacramento had, years ago, passed a gun control measure requiring gun manufacturers to ‘implement microstamping technology that would imprint identifying information on bullets as they were shot from semi-automatic weapons.’ In 2014, Smith & Wesson announced that it would pull some guns from the California market rather than comply. Why? The technology just wasn’t ready yet. Since California’s Civil Code contains a section reiterating an old commonsense principle to the effect that the ‘law never requires impossibilities,’ the National Shooting Sports Foundation sued to block the law. But the group just lost. The Court did say it could protect citizens from punishment, but it refused to nullify the legislation on constitutional grounds. Unanimously. Why do this? Apparently to protect California politicians in their ongoing social engineering schemes.” (07/06/18)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2018/07/06/ought-implies-cantifornia/

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29) Against packing the courts
Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“Republicans, of course, are driven by the same self-interest that drives any ordinary politician, and unilateral political disarmament was never a serious option for them. Republicans will use every tool at their disposal, something the Democrats ought to keep in mind when they consider establishing new political precedents, as with the current boomlet in support of packing the Supreme Court — expanding the number of justices on the Court beyond the current nine and filling those bonus seats with reliable Democratic hacks on the model of Justices Kagan and Sotomayor — as soon as the opportunity presents itself. This is a lesson the Left keeps failing to learn. The Democrats believe that we are in a national crisis because the Republicans have spent the past couple of decades pulling more or less the same shenanigans that Democrats have been offering up since they were the party of slavery and implacable opposition to the central bank — with one critical difference: Republicans are better at it. A lot better at it.” (07/08/18)

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/supreme-court-vacancy-court-packing-schemes-dangerous/

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30) The dimming of democracy
Source: spiked
by Brendan O’Neill

“It is time to put Theresa May’s betrayal of Brexit into its proper historical context. Her plan for Remain by another name, to keep Britain entangled in the rules and laws of an institution that 17.4million of us instructed our politicians to leave, represents a blow not only to Brexit, but to democracy itself. This is what is at stake now: not only our physical, political leaving of the EU — which is incredibly important — but also the very principle of democracy. The principle that the everyday person, regardless of his or her background, wealth or educational achievements, has the same clout as the richest, cleverest people in the land when it comes to steering the nation. This ideal now lies in tatters, as May and virtually the entire establishment make it clear that they value some voices more than others.” (07/08/18)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/The-dimming-of-democracy/

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31) The US’s colorblind jobs boom under Trump continues
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“It may be a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among minority voters as the biased mainstream media suggest. Why is that? In a word, jobs. Trump, it turns out, has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May. The previous all-time low was 4.8%. African-American unemployment bounced up from its all-time low of 5.9% in May to 6.5% in June. But that 6.5% still represents the second-lowest unemployment reading ever for Black Americans. As for Asian-Americans, unemployment similarly bounced off its all-time low of 2.1% in May, rising to 3.2%. And that’s still 0.6 percentage point lower than when Trump entered office.” (07/06/18)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/u-s-jobs-boom-colorblind

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32) Quantum Vibe, 07/06/18
Source: Big Head Press
by Scott Bieser & Gus Mendes

Cartoon. (07/06/18)

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1817

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33) Hashtag blessed
Source: AnarchoChristian
by ABB

“‘Be thankful you have been blessed to live in the US.’ If I had a dollar for every time a Christian Statist has uttered those words to me, the Federal Reserve might have some competition. Thanks to Jeff Sessions, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, and ‘It’s very Biblical to enforce the law,’ the on-going meme war between good and evil has been ripe with example after example of horrible crimes against humanity, justified as ‘It’s very Biblical to enforce the law.’ Naturally, Nazi Germany and the Nuremberg Defense is one of the most prevalent ‘It’s very Biblical to enforce the law,’ wellsprings of meme life. I’ve taken to sharing a few of these on Facebook because they make an excellent and poignant point — a law is not just, simply because it exists. And when the law is unjust, it is our Christian duty and obligation to stand firmly against the law.” (07/07/18)

https://www.anarchochristian.com/hashtag-blessed/

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34) How to pay tribute to a great mind
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“For one day last week, the blog ThinkMarkets ran a wonderful succession of articles that provide deep insight into the life and work of an influential intellectual. His name is Mario Rizzo, economist and author at New York University. I’m also proud to call him a teacher and friend. These pieces kept popping up on my feeds, and I had to stop everything and devour them. Absolutely fascinating to observe the influence of one person on so many, and the widening circles of influence of his students in turn. It’s an amazing thing suddenly to realize: I briefly studied under a true master.” (07/08/18)

https://www.aier.org/article/how-pay-tribute-great-mind

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35) What the case of Permit Patty can teach us about mercy
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Abigail Herbst

“Meet Permit Patty (real name: Allison Ettel), the allegedly racist and anti-entrepreneur terror of the streets. She was recently recorded calling the cops on an 8-year old. Within hours, Permit Patty’s face was all over the internet. She admitted that she’d reacted badly, but contented her action had nothing to do with race or what the child was doing. She was concerned with only the noise. The internet responded quickly and forcefully. Within days of the incident, Alison Ettel was forced to step down from her position at her company. She’s been receiving death threats and hate mail from enraged internet users. Has justice been done? Has Allison Ettel ‘paid for her crimes?’” (07/07/18)

https://fee.org/articles/what-the-case-of-permit-patty-can-teach-us-about-mercy/

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36) The new normal: Our evil gift to a generation which didn’t deserve it
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“Next year, the first generation of Americans who weren’t yet born on September 11, 2001 will come of age. They’ll graduate high school. They’ll get jobs. They’ll vote. What they will not do, because they can’t, is remember: Remember a time before the 9/11 attacks, or the changes in American society that took place in the aftermath of those attacks. They won’t be equipped to yearn for better days that they’ve only heard about at second hand from their parents and grandparents.” (07/08/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13865

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37) In Poland, fighting for the will of the people
Source: Reuters
by John Lloyd

“The demonstrators are out on Polish city streets, singing the national anthem and chanting ‘konstytucja’ (constitution). They believe that their country’s constitution is being violated, and that the ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party is degrading the law and dispensing with justice by sealing off the institutions which can hold a ruling party to account. Their protests are directed at the government’s attempts to purge Poland’s Supreme Court. The administration has already passed measures narrowing the court’s remit and increasing governmental control over the judiciary. It is now trying to enforce legislation lowering the retirement age of Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65, with the effect of forcing at least a third of them into retirement. This includes the court’s president, 65-year-old Malgorzata Gersdorf, who nevertheless turned up for work at the court’s imposing Warsaw headquarters on the day after the law came into effect. Her resistance makes Poland emblematic of the populist attacks on institutions which hold governing power to account, privileging ‘the will of the people’ over all else. Increasingly, the institutions that liberal democracy relies on are under sustained attack.” (07/07/18)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lloyd-poland-commentary/commentary-in-poland-fighting-for-the-will-of-the-people-idUSKBN1JW2Q2

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38) What? Me, liberal? Now that’s “fake news”
Source: Town Hall
by Debra J Saunders

“I spent my first 30-plus years in the newspaper business as an editorial writer and later a columnist. Like many readers, I developed views about political reportage in this country, liberal bias and stupid cable news tricks. Since the Las Vegas Review-Journal gave me my first reporting job, White House correspondent, and asked me to keep a foot in the opinion world with a weekly analysis column, those views have pretty much held. What’s changed is what I do and how I am perceived. Rare is the week when a reader from the Review-Journal or a paper that gets my column through syndication does not call or email to tell me I am a typical liberal journalist. No, I’m not, I tell my accusers, but they’re convinced I’m lying.” [editor’s note: Not surprising — “conservatives” have moved so far toward trying to re-create the Soviet Union that they make Gus Hall look “liberal” – TLK] (07/08/18)

https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2018/07/08/what-me-liberal-thats-fake-news-n2497990

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39) Is libertarianism utopian?
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Duncan Whitmore

“Libertarianism — and any political position that leans towards a greater degree of freedom from the state — is opposed both ethically and economically on a number of substantive grounds. The proposition that without the state we would have inequality, destitution for the masses, rampant greed, and so on is a familiar charge which attempts to point out that libertarianism is undesirableand/or unjustifiable. A further point of opposition is that libertarianism and the drive towards it is simply utopian or idealistic, and that libertarians are hopeless day dreamers, lacking any awareness of how the world ‘really’ works.” (07/07/18)

https://mises.org/wire/libertarianism-utopian

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40) Paul Krugman misses — as do most — the problem with a job guarantee scheme
Source: Continental Telegraph
by Tim Worstall

“OK, so government will offer, and pay for, a job at $15 an hour plus benefits (that’s the actual proposal) to anyone and everyone anywhen. This then underpins all the other choices in the labour market and we all get rich or summat. OK. Jobs doing what? No, really, what? For don’t forget, we cannot look at these or any other jobs as just being about the income people gain from them. Our GDP equation shows that. Incomes, production, consumption, all must equal each other. Someone going to work at $15, well, Meh. But someone getting paid $15 an hour to produce nothing of value? Do note that by definition government jobs are going to be things which people don’t value over the alternative uses of that labour. If we all did then we’d already be employing those people to do those things, wouldn’t we?” (07/07/18)

http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/economy/paul-krugman-misses-as-do-most-the-problem-with-a-job-guarantee-scheme/

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41) Hegemony is hard to do: China, globalization, and “debt traps”
Source: Notes on Liberty
by Tridivesh Singh Maini

“As a result of an increasingly insular United States, with US President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs, China has been trying to find common cause with a number of countries, including US allies such as Japan, India and South Korea, on the issue of globalization. While unequivocally batting in favor of an open economic world order, Chinese President Xi Jinping has also used forums like Boao to speak about the relevance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) (also known as the One Belt and One Road Initiative, or OBOR). At the Boao Forum (April 2018), the Chinese President sought to dispel apprehensions with regard to suspected Chinese aspirations for hegemony …” (07/06/18)

https://notesonliberty.com/2018/07/06/hegemony-is-hard-to-do-china-globalization-and-debt-traps/

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42) Their goal of Roe v. Wade reversal in sight, many Republicans have private second thoughts
Source: USA Today
by Jonathan Turley

“‘I’m like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn’t know what to do if I caught one.’ That famous line from the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ could well be delivered by dozens of Republican senators this month. For decades, Republican politicians have run on pro-life platforms and promises to reverse Roe v. Wade with a pro-life majority on the Supreme Court. That mantra was picked up most recently by President Donald Trump, who pledged to supporters that overturning Roe v. Wade ‘will happen, automatically’ because he would appoint only pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. The problem for the Republican Party is that Trump could actually succeed with the nominee he announces Monday to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Many Republicans say privately it is the last thing they want to happen, given the potential for backlash in House and Senate elections that could turn on thin margins. Polls put public support for Roe v. Wade as high as 70 percent, with a majority opposing a nominee who wants to reverse it.” (07/07/18)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/06/republicans-fear-reversing-roe-abortion-supreme-court-kennedy-trump-column/759349002

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43) Facebook censors the Declaration of Independence
Source: Independent Institute
by Craig Eyermann

“The people who run Facebook have some very strange ideas about the speech rights of the company’s customers, which they’ve encoded into computer algorithms that act to censor voices to which the company’s management, staff and/or advisers object. The latest example of this censorship involves a multi-part series of articles that the Liberty County Vindicator of Liberty County, Texas, ran about the Declaration of Independence in advance of the Fourth of July holiday, which the newspaper posted on its Facebook page. The Vindicator’s editor, Casey Stennett, reports on what happened when the newspaper reached Part 10 of their series …” (07/06/18)

http://blog.independent.org/2018/07/06/facebook-censors-the-declaration-of-independence/

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44) Barbara Lee would make an excellent leader of House Democrats
Source: The Nation
by John Nichols

“When the conversation turned to the question of whether Nancy Pelosi should be the next speaker of the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed an alternative. Instead of maintaining the status quo in the House Democratic Caucus, the most talked-about Democratic congressional nominee of 2018 told a reporter, ‘I’d like to see new leadership, but I don’t even know what our options are. I mean, is Barbara Lee running? Call me when she does!’ That was a knowing response from a savvy Democrat, who became the face of a progressive surge within the Democratic Party after her June 26 primary defeat of Congressman Joe Crowley, the party’s fourth-highest-ranking leader in the House. Crowley was widely seen as a contender to replace House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and in the event of a Democratic takeover of the chamber, the speakership. Crowley won’t be climbing the leadership ladder. That creates an opening for the party to move in a new direction, and Barbara Lee could take it there.” (07/07/18)

https://www.thenation.com/article/barbara-lee-make-excellent-leader-house-democrats

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45) The Trump-Kushner delusion on Palestine
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Sheldon Richman

“Here’s a shocker: Donald Trump and his Palestine-Israel fixers think they can buy a peaceful and permanent settlement of the 70-year conflict by getting Arab governments to pressure the Palestinians into forgetting the ‘politicians’ talking points’ — you know, superficial things like independence from the routine abuses and indignities of colonial oppression (that’s right; the same trifles Americans celebrated on July 4) — and focusing instead on what really matters: roads, jobs, and money. In Trumpworld, everyone and everything — including the longing for justice — has a price.” (07/06/18)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/tgif-kushner-plan/

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46) A woman who takes Lady Liberty seriously
Source: The Atlantic
by Conor Friedersdorf

“Is any time or place better suited to protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policy than the one chosen by Therese Okoumou, the 44-year-old woman arrested for climbing onto the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July? … One could object to extolling liberty with a monument; to the universalism of the Declaration of Independence; to the values implied by calling a place Liberty Island; or to the words that this nation of immigrants chose to have inscribed on the monument after they were used to raise money for its erection. But going to an island so named on the Fourth of July in hopes of drawing public attention to a claim about universal rights, and scaling the Statue of Liberty to protest a president’s antagonism and cruelty toward immigrants, was utterly in keeping with everything that national monument is said to embody.” (07/06/18)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/07/taking-the-statue-of-liberty-seriously/564521/

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47) President Trump, please free Ross Ulbricht
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“As of this coming October, Ulbricht will have spent five years behind bars. He’s appealed his conviction and sentence all the way to the US Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case on June 28. At this point, presidential clemency would seem to be his only hope of ever walking free again.” (07/06/18)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/13860

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48) Courage, part 2
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

“There are many first responders who are sincere, dedicated, and do their best to carry out their duties. Even though part of and supporting a corrupt and immoral system. Even though tolerating comrades who are NOT honest, sincere, moral, and dedicated. But even if the ‘oathkeepers’ are 90 or 99% of the force, they are too few. Because too many of their comrades are corrupt, arrogant, power-lusting, security-seeking bullies. And apparently, as is often the case with bullies, physical cowards.” (07/05/18)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2018/07/05/courage/

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49) Children’s hour
Source: The Honest Courtesan
by Maggie McNeill

“A friend of my family’s once said, ‘Maggie was born adult.’ Just about everyone who knew me (with the exception of my mother) felt that way to one degree or another, and I can remember being frustrated with what I perceived as childishness in the greater world from a very young age. For example, I can remember being extremely annoyed with commercials during kid-TV programming (such as Saturday morning cartoons) claiming that some mundane task like tooth-brushing needed to be ‘”fun.’ Even at that tender age, I understood that it wasn’t necessary for every single thing in the world to be ‘fun;’ some things just need to be done whether they’re ‘fun’ or not. … There are a number of similarly-idiotic words used to influence the intellectually immature, and I despise all of them.” (07/06/18)

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/childrens-hour/

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50) Where the right went wrong on criminal justice
Source: The American Conservative
by Arthur Rizer & Lars Trautman

“When it comes to criminal justice, the Republicans have for decades declared themselves to be the party of ‘law and order.’ This commitment to ‘tough on crime’ policies helped it win elections in the latter half of the 20th century, but at the cost of a society in which a third of working-age Americans have criminal records and more than 10 million people go to jail each year. The fact that the United States, with nearly 2.2 million Americans behind bars, incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation is not a point of pride. This shameful position is put in even starker relief when one considers that the nations with the second and third highest number of incarcerated individuals are China and Russia, respectively. These realities, products of the ‘lock ’em up and throw away the key’ sensibility of yesteryear, have tarnished the image of Republicans and conservatives in the minds of many.” (07/06/18)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/where-the-right-went-wrong-on-criminal-justice/

***** The Sound and the Fury *****

51) Five Minutes Five Issues, episode 113
Source: Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity

“United States, Charges Dropped, Search Warrant, Schedule One, Jefferson’s Day.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/08/18)

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2018/july/08/five-minutes-five-issues-united-states-charges-dropped-search-warrant-schedule-one-jefferson-s-day/

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52) The Anarchist Experience, episode 172
Source: The Anarchist Experience

“We get into the Vaccine debate, other health tips, Rich’s latest run in with the cops, and this HEADLINE: A Mexican Town Overthrew Their Local Government And Things Are Going Great.” [various formats] (07/08/18)

https://theanarchistexperience.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/the-anarchist-experience-172/

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53) Free Talk Live, 07/07/18
Source: Free Talk Live

“Americans Having Fewer Babies :: College Tuition Bubble? :: Young People and Sex Frequency :: Millennials Staying Home :: Automation Taking Jobs :: College Degrees :: Anime and Lack of Sex :: Violent Video Games :: Purported Reasons Young People Having Less Sex :: Edgington Post — Max Borders :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark.” [Flash audio or MP3] (07/07/18)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2018-07-07

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54) Freedom Feens Radio, 07/07/18
Source: Freedom Feens Radio

“Long-time Freedom Feens friend and host, Ben Stone (also the host of the now-defunct Bad Quaker Podcast), throws a retirement party and has one last show!” [various formats] (07/07/18)

https://www.freedomfeens.com/?p=15973

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55) Scott Adams Says, 07/07/18
Source: Scott Adams Says

“Scott Adams talks about North Korea, MAGAZINE hat-grabbers, and Mueller. With coffee.” [Flash video] (07/07/18)

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

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56) Cato Daily Podcast, 07/06/18
Source: Cato Institute

“Freedom of speech came before the Supreme Court in multiple ways this term. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the court’s opportunity was to address what crisis pregnancy centers are required to say by law.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/professional-speech-scotus

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57) Felony Friday, episode 131
Source: Lions of Liberty

“Today’s episode of Felony Friday is a first! The show is comprised of two separate interviews that took place during the Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans. The first interview is with Maj Toure, the founder of Black Guns Matter. This is Maj’s second appearance on Felony Friday. He last appeared back on Episode 62. The second interview is with Eric Mulder, Libertarian candidate for Sheriff in Arapahoe County, CO. Eric is running on a platform to demilitarize local police and to decriminalize the justice system.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2018/07/06/live-from-the-libertarian-national-convention-with-maj-toure-and-eric-mulder/

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58) Reason Podcast, 07/06/18
Source: Reason

“In this Reason Podcast, [former Reason editor-in-chief Marty] Zupan talks with [Nick Gillesppie] about her experiences and growth in the libertarian movement and focuses on the unique role that the magazine of ‘free minds and free markets’ has played over the past half-century.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/06/marty-zupan-podcast

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59) In The Tank Podcast, episode 147
Source: Heartland Institute

“Donny Kendal, Jim Lakely and Charlie Katebi present episode #147 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from The Pacific Research Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Civitas Institute.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

http://blog.heartland.org/2018/07/in-the-tank-ep147-political-divide-getting-wider-association-health-plans-and-income-tax-rate-caps/

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60) Anarcho Agenda, episode 73
Source: Anarcho Agenda

“Host of the Lava Flow Podcastb Rodger Paxton joins me to discuss Porkfest, New Hampshire, and much more.” [various formats] (07/07/18)

http://anarchoagenda.libsyn.com/anarcho-agenda-ep-73-2018-07-06

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61) Free Thoughts Podcast, episode 248
Source: Libertarianism.org

“Alex Nowrasteh joins us today to discuss the state of immigration in President Trump’s America.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

https://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/trumps-immigration-crackdown

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62) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 216
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #216, I update the Korean Peace Process. The Koreans are in talks to move North Korean artillery out of the range of Seoul and playing basketball games. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be visiting North Korea on Friday to discuss denuclearization. Despite all the positive news, National Security Advisor John Bolton continues to try to introduce poison pills into the peace process by calling for rapid North Korean denuclearization. I also discuss the OPCW, Syrian Civil War, and Afghanistan.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-216-bolton-hates-korean-peace

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63) Ron Paul Liberty Report, 07/06/18
Source: Ron Paul Liberty Report

“State-by-State the horrendous ‘Drug War’ is finally coming to an end. It’s never easy to being the first to do the right thing. Most wait until the coast-is-clear. But now the momentum is strong. Today Ron Paul talks about the states who are legalizing gold & silver as money once again. Wyoming specifically has started the ball rolling. Will sound money finally pick up steam?” [Flash video] (07/06/18)

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/abolish-the-feds-money-monopoly-legalize-competition

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64) The Tom Woods Show, episode 1192
Source: The Tom Woods Show

“The brilliant Murray Sabrin, professor of finance at Ramapo College, is running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. We discuss the race, yes, but we cover a great deal else as well: how to help the poor without government involvement, how to understand money (and which book to read), what a professor of finance knows that political candidates don’t, Murray’s family history in Poland, the right of self-defense, why Rothbard sat on Murray’s Ph.D. dissertation committee (Rothbard did this for only two people ever), and a lot more.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

https://tomwoods.com/ep-1192-a-novel-way-to-help-the-poor-and-other-libertarian-solutions/

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65) Editor’s Break, episode 88
Source: Everything Voluntary

“Editor’s Break 088 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: getting used to his new routine and finding time to write and podcast; Ted Nugent recently said, ‘Ignorance is acceptable, but, stupidity is guarding your ignorance.’; and why Ted Nugent and many libertarians are wrong on borders.” [various formats] (07/06/18)

http://everything-voluntary.com/new-routine-stupidity-and-ignorance-borders-13m-editors-break-088

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Editors:
Thomas L. Knapp
Steve Trinward

Editors Emeritus:
Mary Lou Seymour
R. Lee Wrights
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