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In the News:

1) House Democrats introduce impeachment articles against Trump
2) Russia: Duma approves law on media “foreign agents”
3) Judge rules DoJ can’t withhold money from Philadelphia over sanctuary city policies
4) OH: Regime employees delay killing of prisoner after struggling to find vein
5) US House passes $692 billion corporate welfare … er, “defense” … bill
6) CA: “Violent psychopath” caught by police after escaping Hawaii mental hospital
7) Scientists edit genes in living person for first time
8) CA: San Francisco supervisors postpone recreational pot legislation, January 1 sales unlikely
9) Trump regime official shouted down at climate change summit for support of coal
10) US House to implement anti-sexual harassment training
11) Ivanka: Child tax credit “not a pet project”
12) Lebanon: Aoun accuses Saudis of detaining Hariri
13) Cordray announces resignation as CFPB chief
14) Airbus’s $49.5 billion Indigo deal eclipses Boeing’s $27 billion Flydubai contract
15) In Earth’s backyard: Newfound alien planet may be good bet for life
16) China: Regime will send envoy to North Korea following Trump visit
17) Papa John’s apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests
18) TX: Prosecutor fired after Uber driver records her hitting him and calling him a “retard”
19) US FDA gang stokes kratom panic to grab more regulatory power, protect Big Pharma’s bottom line
20) The company behind the “party game for horrible people” bought a vacant plot of land on the Mexico border to stymie Trump’s wall

Everybody Has An Opinion:

21) Why we should care about political authority
22) Money, it turns out, is a practical art
23) The extra-legal backstop for a dangerous president
24) Living within rights grave responsibility
25) Do Trump’s liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged?
26) Roy Moore proves moral bankruptcy of the religious right
27) Scientists say Earth doomed without “urgent” action, just like they did 25 years ago
28) John Kerry’s deadly embrace of Saudi Arabia
29) No government choo choo for you
30) What Virginia taught Democrats about winning back the states
31) The origins of media bias and fake news
32) Legalize sex work
33) Is there any way out of the ECB’s trap?
34) The next front in the fight against sexual assault
35) States should not wait for Congress to fix healthcare
36) The logic of drug legalization
37) One step forward, but many more to go for telemedicine
38) Phil Murphy’s victory and the Goldmanization of government
39) Americans, we aren’t so tough, and it shows
40) The New York Times and the “lost cause” of Bolshevism
41) With free speech crumbling worldwide, the US must remain a bastion of freedom
42) No, Big Tobacco is not murdering people
43) The deeper meaning of the Roy Moore saga
44) Catalonia and the art of differential diagnosis
45) Financial tyranny: “We the people” are the new permanent underclass in America
46) Appeals court’s disturbing ruling jeopardizes protections for anonymous speakers
47) Does Tax Increment Financing pass the but-for test in Missouri?
48) Coffee in the age of covfefe
49) Millions paid for not working
50) Why question the Protestant Reformation?

The Sound and the Fury:

51) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 118
52) Reason Podcast, 11/15/17
53) Activism 101 Podcast, episode 26
54) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 670
55) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/14/17
56) Intercepted, 11/15/17
57) Electric Libertyland, episode 46
58) Essential Libertarianism, episode 13
59) Free Talk Live, 11/14/17
60) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 136

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

1) House Democrats introduce impeachment articles against Trump
Source: Washington Post

“Five Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a long-shot effort that stands little chance in the Republican-led House. The five articles accused the president of obstruction of justice, undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and other offenses.” (11/15/17)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/5-house-dems-introduce-impeachment-articles-against-trump/2017/11/15/6d35712e-ca14-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_story.html

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2) Russia: Duma approves law on media “foreign agents”
Source: US News & World Report

“Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would give Moscow the power to force foreign media to brand the news they provide to Russians as the work of ‘foreign agents’ and also to disclose where they get their funding. The legislation, which needs approval from the upper house and President Vladimir Putin before it becomes law, is part of the fallout from allegations that the Kremlin interfered in the U.S. presidential election last year in favor of Donald Trump. U.S. intelligence officials accuse the Kremlin of using Russian media organizations it finances to influence U.S. voters, and this week Washington required Russian state broadcaster RT to register a U.S.-based affiliate company as a ‘foreign agent.'” (11/15/17)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-11-15/russia-passes-foreign-agents-media-law-on-second-reading-ria

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3) Judge rules DoJ can’t withhold money from Philadelphia over sanctuary city policies
Source: The Hill

“A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday against the Trump administration’s policy of withholding law enforcement grants from so-called sanctuary cities, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. In a 128-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said Department of Justice (DOJ) law enforcement grants can’t be withheld from Philadelphia because it refuses full cooperation with federal authorities on immigration, the news outlet reported.” [editor’s note: The basis for the ruling sounds weak — “irreparable damage” from the funding being withheld. What’s needed is a clear ruling that the US Constitution forbids the feds to force local governments to do what the feds claim is a federal job (even though the US Constitution forbids the feds the power they claim) – TLK] (11/15/17)

http://thehill.com/latino/360500-judge-rules-doj-cant-withhold-money-from-philadelphia-over-sanctuary-city-policies

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4) OH: Regime employees delay killing of prisoner after struggling to find vein
Source: Raw Story

“The Ohio government delayed the planned execution of a 69-year-old convicted murderer on Wednesday after officials were unable to find a suitable vein in the inmate, who has numerous illnesses including cancer, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. Alva Campbell Jr., who also suffers from lung disease, asthma and heart problems and uses a walker and colostomy bag, had argued through his lawyer that he was too sick for a lethal injection, but lost a bid to be killed by a firing squad instead. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected a final appeal by Campbell to stop the execution at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. David Stebbins, Campbell’s lawyer, had argued that Campbell’s medical conditions could make it hard to find suitable veins to inject.” (11/15/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/ohio-delays-murderers-execution-after-struggling-to-find-vein

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5) US House passes $692 billion corporate welfare … er, “defense” … bill
Source: The Hill

“The House on Tuesday easily passed the 2018 fiscal year’s nearly $700 billion defense policy bill. The House voted 356-70 to approve the $692 billion compromise National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) reached after negotiations between the House and Senate. The compromise version would authorize $626.4 billion for the base defense budget and $65.7 billion for a war fund known as the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. The money would go toward a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops, an increase of 20,000 active duty and reserve troops across the services, bulked up missile defense, increased operations in Afghanistan, and more ships, planes and other equipment.” (11/14/17)

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/360362-house-passes-692b-defense-policy-bill

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6) CA: “Violent psychopath” caught by police after escaping Hawaii mental hospital
Source: USA Today

“Police in Northern California on Wednesday arrested a ‘violent psychopath’ accused of murder who had escaped a Hawaiian psychiatric hospital earlier this week. Randall Saito, 59, was arrested after Honolulu police received a tip that he was on his way to a brother’s home in Stockton, Calif., said Honolulu CrimeStoppers Sgt. Chris Kim. That tip was forwarded to authorities in Stockton, Kim said. Saito left the Hawaii State Hospital on Sunday, took a taxi to a chartered plane bound for the island of Maui and then boarded another plane to San Jose, Calif., police said. Kim said he received word that Saito had been arrested Wednesday. Saito was acquitted of a gruesome 1979 murder of Sandra Yamashiro by reason of insanity and committed to Hawaii State Hospital in 1981. Saito randomly chose the victim, shot her in the face and fatally stabbed her, authorities said. Her body was later found in her car at the mall.” (11/15/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/11/15/escaped-psychiatric-patient-flew-to-california/865502001

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7) Scientists edit genes in living person for first time
Source: Raw Story

“Scientists are editing genes inside a living person for the first time, in an attempt to help a man with a debilitating metabolic disorder. The AP reported today that researchers at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland dripped new genes into the patient that will replace mutated ones causing his illness, known as Hunter syndrome. The experiment relies on a gene-editing technology that, while controversial, holds the potential for curing serious conditions by removing damaging genes and replacing them with properly functioning ones. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Hunter syndrome is a progressive disorder that is linked to the absence of a certain enzyme, because a genetic mutation prevents the body from producing it. Without that enzyme, certain tissues throughout the body become enlarged, including on the face, the vocal cords and in the patient’s airway, which constricts breathing. The disorder could lead to fluid buildup in the brain, thickened skin, skin growths and other issues that lead to complications like hearing and vision loss, recurring infections and heart problems.” (11/15/17)

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/11/scientists-edit-genes-in-living-person-for-first-time

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8) CA: San Francisco supervisors postpone recreational pot legislation, January 1 sales unlikely
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to kick its big cannabis debate down the road two weeks, making it almost certain that recreational sales won’t start in the city on Jan. 1. The point of contention was a proposal by Supervisors Aaron Peskin and Jeff Sheehy to grant temporary permits to existing medical cannabis dispensaries, cultivators and manufacturers, so that they could enter the recreational market in January. Supervisor Malia Cohen balked at the idea, saying it would provide a boost to people who already own cannabis businesses, leaving behind the low-income residents, people of color and victims of the country’s war on drugs that the supervisors say they want to help.” (11/15/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-Supervisors-postpone-recreational-pot-12357763.php

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9) Trump regime official shouted down at climate change summit for support of coal
Source: Fox News

“The Trump administration’s effort to pitch coal and other fossil fuels at a United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, on Monday was not particularly successful. President Donald Trump’s chief climate adviser, George David Banks, and energy industry representatives were shouted (and sung) down by approximately 100 protesters. The demonstrators expressed anger at the push for energy sources that many blame for global warming, and also at Trump’s intention to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. The White House-sponsored event (titled ‘The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation’) was disrupted for several minutes before the protesters walked out. Throughout the remainder of the presentation, angry audience members heckled and mocked the speakers as they promoted fossil fuels.” [editor’s note: If these dingbats can’t comprehend the need for transition from fossil fuels, and the need for a plan for that transition that involves them, they are even dumber than I thought! – SAT] [additional editor’s note: The only “plan” needed is “end all subsidies and let the market sort it out” – TLK] (11/15/17)

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/15/trump-admin-tries-promote-coal-climate-change-conference-it-doesnt-go-well

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10) US House to implement anti-sexual harassment training
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The US House of Representatives will require anti-sexual harassment training for all members of staff, House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced. The move came hours after two female lawmakers testified about sexual misconduct involving unnamed sitting members of Congress. Republican Barbara Comstock said she was told about a staffer who quit after a lawmaker exposed himself to her. Mr Ryan said the hearing was a critical step in combating sexual harassment. ‘Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,’ Mr Ryan said in a statement. Earlier on Tuesday, Mrs Comstock testified to the House Administration Committee hearing on sexual harassment that a male member of Congress told a young female aide to deliver documents to his house, where he greeted the woman wearing a towel and exposed himself.” (11/15/17)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41991396

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11) Ivanka: Child tax credit “not a pet project”
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“Yes, it turns out, there is something that chafes at the unflappable Ivanka Trump. The presidential daughter and adviser, in a ‘full-blown sprint’ as she sells the Republican tax overhaul plan and juggles other initiatives, has had it with all that talk about her ‘pet project’ to increase the child tax credit. ‘I get a little bit frustrated when people call it a pet project,’ Trump told the AP as she spent a day shuttling between events in multiple states. ‘This is a major project, this is not a pet project. This is a major initiative to ensure that there is meaningful middle-income tax relief for the American taxpayer.'” (11/15/17)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Ivanka-Trump-says-child-tax-credit-not-a-pet-12360227.php

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12) Lebanon: Aoun accuses Saudis of detaining Hariri
Source: ABC News

“Lebanon’s president accused Saudi Arabia on Wednesday of detaining his country’s prime minister, calling it an act of ‘aggression’ and asking U.N. Security Council nations and European governments to intervene. It was the first time Michel Aoun described Prime Minister Saad Hariri as a detainee of the kingdom, after Hariri announced his resignation under mysterious circumstances from Riyadh 12 days ago. … Hariri is a Saudi ally who holds dual citizenship. He announced his unexpected resignation in a pre-recorded statement broadcast on Saudi TV on Nov. 4, in which he lashed out at Hezbollah and said he feared for his safety.” (11/15/17)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/lebanese-president-accuses-saudi-arabia-detaining-pm-51160870

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13) Cordray announces resignation as CFPB chief
Source: CNBC

“Richard Cordray, the embattled head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said Wednesday he will step down before the end of the month. Cordray had been under fire from congressional Republicans almost from the time he took over the bureau, which emanated from the Dodd-Frank reforms following the financial crisis. He announced the resignation in an email to employees.” [editor’s note: Next step — abolish the organization, which actively harms consumers – TLK] (11/15/17)

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/cfpb-director-richard-cordray-to-step-down-at-the-end-of-november.html

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14) Airbus’s $49.5 billion Indigo deal eclipses Boeing’s $27 billion Flydubai contract
Source: Nasdaq

“At the 2017 Dubai Airshow, Airbus Group announced its biggest ever commercial-plane deal in its history when it agreed to sell 430 planes to Indigo for $49.5 billion. Meanwhile, Boeing bagged the largest-ever single-aisle jet order from a Middle East carrier with its $27 billion deal with flydubai to sell 225 737 MAX Airplanes.” (11/15/17)

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/airbus-495-bln-indigo-deal-eclipses-boeings-27-bln-flydubai-contract-20171115-00292

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15) In Earth’s backyard: Newfound alien planet may be good bet for life
Source: Space.com

“A newfound exoplanet may be one of the best bets to host alien life ever discovered — and it’s right in Earth’s backyard, cosmically speaking. Astronomers have spotted a roughly Earth-mass world circling the small, dim star Ross 128, which lies just 11 light-years from the sun. The planet, known as Ross 128b, may have surface temperatures amenable to life as we know it, the researchers announced in a new study that will appear in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.” (11/15/17)

https://www.space.com/38782-possibly-earth-like-alien-planet-ross-128b.html

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16) China: Regime will send envoy to North Korea following Trump visit
Source: Politico

“Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing, China said Wednesday that it would send a high-level special envoy to North Korea amid an extended chill in relations between the neighbors over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Song Tao, the head of China’s ruling Communist Party’s International Department, will travel to Pyongyang on Friday to report on outcomes of the party’s national congress held last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said. … Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang downplayed any connection between Song’s trip and Trump’s visit, saying it was ‘common practice’ for the Communist Party and North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party to exchange views.” (11/15/17)

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/15/china-envoy-north-korea-following-trump-visit-244920

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17) Papa John’s apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Papa John’s apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The company is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call Nov. 1 that ‘NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders’ and that the protests ‘should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago.’ The company tweeted a statement offering to ‘work with the players and league to find a positive way forward.’ … The company’s stock has fallen by nearly 13 percent since Schnatter’s comments.”(11/15/17)

http://www.ajc.com/news/papa-john-apologizes-for-criticizing-nfl-anthem-protests/vbRjlcs3ftWB0wuORjvOKJ/

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18) TX: Prosecutor fired after Uber driver records her hitting him and calling him a “retard”
Source: Yahoo! News

“Shaun Platt, 26, was driving Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner home from a bar when he claims she got angry at him for getting lost, physically and verbally attacked him, and then accused him of kidnapping her. District Attorney Faith Johnson announced Monday afternoon that after a ‘thorough investigation,’ she had terminated the employment of Warner, 32. … In Mr Platt’s recording, a woman can be heard calling him names, including ‘an idiot,’ ‘a legitimate retard’ and ‘stupid.’ He said he picked up Warner at Capitol Pub in Old East Dallas and she appeared intoxicated, yelling at friends through the window after getting into the car. According to Mr Platt, Ms Warner continued name-calling and berating him. She also slapped him on the shoulder, which prompted the driver to pull over on the side of the road and ask the passenger to exit the vehicle. He says Ms Warner threatened that he was ‘never going to work again’ and told him she ‘knows people.'” (11/14/17)

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/37863017/uber-driver-claims-dallas-prosecutor-berated-hit-him/

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19) US FDA gang stokes kratom panic to grab more regulatory power, protect Big Pharma’s bottom line
Source: USA Today

“Citing 36 deaths, the Food and Drug Administration chief warned consumers Tuesday not to use the herbal supplement kratom to ease opioid withdrawal and announce plans to step its regulatory oversight to combat the opioid epidemic. The FDA public health advisory on kratom follows the Drug Enforcement Administration’s reversal or at least delay of plans to classify kratom as a controlled substance on the same level as heroin and LSD. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the FDA plans to work with the DEA to determine how kratom should be classified.” [editor’s note: To the best of my knowledge, the number of deaths actually attributed to kratom is zero and the 36 deaths mentioned were from other causes in people who happened to also used kratom. I’ve used it a few times myself for chronic back pain, with encouraging but uneven results – TLK] (11/14/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/14/fda-chief-warns-kratom-treat-opioid-addiction-seek-more-regulatory-power/860825001/

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20) The company behind the “party game for horrible people” bought a vacant plot of land on the Mexico border to stymie Trump’s wall
Source: MSN

“The company behind Cards Against Humanity, the self-described ‘party game for horrible people,’ has purchased a vacant plot of land on the US-Mexico border, just to get in the way of President Trump’s planned wall. Cards Against Humanity harbors no illusions that it’ll be able to stop the construction of the wall entirely. But the company has hired a law firm specializing in eminent domain, just ‘to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built,’ it said on a new website dubbed ‘Cards Against Humanity Saves America.’ ‘Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans’ the company said on the site. ‘He is so afraid that he wants to build a $20 billion wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing.'” [hat tip — David Klaus] (11/14/17)

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-company-behind-the-party-game-for-horrible-people-bought-a-vacant-plot-of-land-on-the-mexico-border-to-stymie-trumps-wall/ar-BBEYe51

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

21) Why we should care about political authority
Source: Students For Liberty
by Cory Massimino

“The philosophical anarchist point is that, commonsensically, a necessary condition for any authority to be considered legitimate to any degree is explicit consent from all participants, something which no state ever has (or possible could) attain. We could talk about degrees of legitimacy as the extent to which the authority then acts within the confines of what was consented too, or the degree to which the consent was informed, but to even be on the spectrum explicit consent is a prerequisite. For example, it’s interesting to ask to what degree of legitimacy Crider’s example of a localized monopoly defense insurance firm which everyone consented to contract with because the extent to which they really chose to consent with the authority is questionable. But if the firm told everyone in the territory to buy their services or potentially be killed, as a state does, it is useless to ask of its legitimacy.” (11/15/17)

https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2017/11/15/care-political-authority/

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22) Money, it turns out, is a practical art
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jeffrey A Tucker

“If you read on the topic of money’s history from any mainstream textbook, you will already know the drill. In the past, money took many forms. It was shells, pelts, salt, and various metals. Finally we got paper money, credit institutions, then central banks. At this point, we are told, history was complete. The final and best form had arrived. The state would be in charge of money forever. All that was left was to have it managed in a way that better served our needs. … But look what actually happened. From the time when money came to be nationalized by the state and managed by central banks, roughly 100 years ago, the improvements stopped. Everything else got better: cars, flight, communication, homes, indoor environments, distribution of all essentials from food to clothing to finance. What did not improve was the money itself. In fact, it became worse. … From the time that Bitcoin became viable, however, monetary theory would never be the same.” (11/15/17)

https://fee.org/articles/money-it-turns-out-is-a-practical-art/

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23) The extra-legal backstop for a dangerous president
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The military in Zimbabwe announced yesterday that it had arrested the country’s president, Robert Mugabe. While a military spokesman denied that a military takeover was underway, all signs indicate that he is lying. The president’s whereabouts are unknown, military checkpoints have been established on streets in the capital, tanks have been seen near the capital, and the military has taken control over state television. … the military has stepped in to save the country from a democratically elected president whose policies, the military decided, posed a grave threat to national security. That’s not to say, of course, that the military’s actions are legal. They are clearly illegal under Zimbawe’s system of government. Nonetheless, when the choice was between letting the country go down and saving the country with an illegal action, the military chose the latter, which, not surprisingly, has made some Zimbabweans very happy.” (11/15/17)

https://www.fff.org/2017/11/15/extra-legal-backstop-dangerous-president/

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24) Living within rights grave responsibility
Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“How different the news of recent weeks would be if more people understood their rights and responsibilities. Some say people who care about rights are trying to downplay responsibilities. For anyone who actually understands what rights are, nothing could be farther from the truth. A right is anything you can do without crossing the equal and identical rights of others. If it violates someone or their property, or obligates others to provide you with something at their expense, it isn’t a right. However, no one has the right to not be offended. If you are only offended, you haven’t been violated. No one has the right to violate other people. This is what responsibility is: to avoid violating rights or preventing people from exercising their liberty.” (11/15/17)

http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com/story/2017/11/15/voices/living-within-rights-grave-responsibility/154897.html

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25) Do Trump’s liberal critics seem increasingly unhinged?
Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“It is understandable that folks would be riled by Trump’s bluster about revoking the broadcast licenses of his critics or calling for the firing of protesting football players. His administration’s rhetoric on trade and the drug war threaten to revive moronic policies that should have been banished forever by perennial failures. But while Trump poses plenty of constitutional perils, many of his opponents are even more authoritarian. Anti-Trump fervor is making liberals far more illiberal. Commentators in the Washington Post and New York Times have called for selective censorship of ideas and doctrines they abhor. A recent Washington Post article touted 38 fixes for democracy including mandating three years of compulsory labor for young people in the military of AmeriCorps-like programs, outlawing private education, punitively punishing gun owners, and vastly increasing redistribution to end racial inequities. Thanks to Trump’s firing of James Comey, Democrats are exalting the FBI as if J. Edgar Hoover and COINTELPRO never existed.” (11/14/17)

http://jimbovard.com/blog/2017/11/14/the-hill-trumps-liberal-critics-increasingly-unhinged/

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26) Roy Moore proves moral bankruptcy of the religious right
Source: The American Prospect
by Adele M Stan

“He is a judge who was suspended from his position as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the Constitution of the United States. But that wasn’t enough to keep Roy Moore from winning the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. If anything, it was Moore’s defiance in the face of a federal court decision mandating that government officials issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples that won him the love of the Alabamians who turned out to vote for him. Or maybe it was that time in 2003 when Moore lost his seat on the court for refusing to remove a 2.6-ton monument of the Ten Commandments from the courthouse — a monument whose placement Moore had overseen. Take that, First Amendment! It’s been these kind of antics that have won Moore the admiration of self-described Christians on the right side of the political spectrum. And while the Ten Commandments forbid the coveting of one’s neighbor’s wife, they say nothing of the neighbor’s daughter.” (11/15/17)

http://prospect.org/article/roy-moore-proves-moral-bankruptcy-religious-right

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27) Scientists say Earth doomed without “urgent” action, just like they did 25 years ago
Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“This week, thousands of scientists issued a bleak and terrifying ‘second notice’ to mankind about how we will destroy the planet unless we take ‘urgent’ action. If this warning is as reliable as the first notice these scientists issued in 1992, we have nothing to worry about. In an article published in the journal Bioscience, 15,364 scientists warned that we are ‘jeopardizing our future’ and that ‘immediate action’ is needed to ‘safeguard our imperiled biosphere. … Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out,’ these scientists say. The article is meant to be an update on a 1992 notice (ominously titled ‘World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity’ and signed by 1,700 leading scientists) that predicted environmental catastrophes to come if humans remained on the current course. But the 1992 statement was wildly off the mark in its dire predictions.” (11/15/17)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/global-warming-environment-scientists-warning

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28) John Kerry’s deadly embrace of Saudi Arabia
Source: OpEdNews
by John Kiriakou

“What we’re seeing in Saudi Arabia today is not an attempt to bring the country into modernity, nor is it enactment of a new anti-corruption policy, as the Saudis have claimed. Instead, it’s a coup. Muhammad bin Salman, the king’s son, deposed his cousin, Muhammad bin Nayif, and immediately began to put his personal imprimatur on the kingdom. He has overseen Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen, a conflict that has resulted in what just about anybody would call genocide. He has disrupted Lebanese politics by apparently luring that country’s prime minister to Riyadh and having him resign on Saudi television. He has supported Sunni extremist groups fighting against the Assad government in Syria. And he has rounded up and placed under house arrest as many as 2,000 of his subjects, including senior Saudi princes, current and former cabinet ministers, and leading businessmen — essentially anybody who might oppose him in the future. (The rumor here in Washington is that King Salman will abdicate in Muhammad’s favor soon after the new year.) Oh, and Muhammad announced that next year women will be allowed to drive, the ‘modernization’ that apparently attracted the attention and support of John Kerry.” (11/15/17)

https://www.opednews.com/articles/John-Kerry-s-Deadly-Embrac-by-John-Kiriakou-John-Kerry_King-Salman-Of-Saudi-Arabia_Legacy_Saudi-Embassy-171115-3.html

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29) No government choo choo for you
Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“While the Super Bowl itself won’t provide me any entertainment, the National Football League’s (NFL) decision to bring it to Minneapolis has provided me a significant amount of entertainment. Between turning the city into a prison and the possibility of mass transit being unavailable during the big game I’ve already been giv[en] a great deal of entertainment. But the real icing on the cake is that even if the Amalgamated Transit Union doesn’t strike, the government choo choo will only be available to people who have purchased a Super Bowl ticket …. There are a lot of people who mistakenly believe that ‘public’ transport is owned by the people. ‘Public’ transport is actually owned by the government. If the government decides that it wants to make its transportation system exclusively available to a certain segment of people, there’s not a damn thing ‘the public’ can do about it.” (11/15/17)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2017/11/15/no-government-choo-choo-for-you/

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30) What Virginia taught Democrats about winning back the states
Source: The New Republic
by Graham Vyse

“No one was more elated about the Democrats’ stunning victories in Virginia last week than Carolyn Fiddler. The political editor at Daily Kos, a progressive blog community, she grew up in the tiny town of Warsaw in Richmond County and got her first taste of politics as a college intern for the state House Democratic Caucus. Fiddler has served as the state party’s deputy finance director and communications chief, though never under ideal circumstances. For all the talk of Virginia’s increasingly blue hue, Republicans have controlled the House of Delegates for her entire political career. Last Tuesday may have changed all that. A Democratic wave washed over Old Dominion and wrested at least 15 House seats away from the GOP, throwing control of the chamber into question; several races are under recount, with Democrats just one seat away from a 50-50 split of the chamber.” (11/15/17)

https://newrepublic.com/article/145820/virginia-taught-democrats-winning-back-states

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31) The origins of media bias and fake news
Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“The term ‘fake news’ has been much in the news since Donald Trump started throwing it around willy-nilly in the 2016 election. Unfortunately, it is not usually defined in any clear fashion. The implication is that the media engages in deliberate distortion and misrepresentation of the news. Not just any media, but most of the media, commonly referred to as the ‘mainstream media.’ Now my entire career was spent in the mainstream media, so I have a certain affection for it and have taken umbrage at blanket condemnation of the mainstream media in libertarian circles. For me, freedom of the press along with freedom of speech remains one of the most important, if not the most important freedom we have.” (11/14/17)

http://jollylibertarian.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-origins-of-media-bias-and-fake-news.html

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32) Legalize sex work
Source: Reason
by John Stossel

“Who owns our bodies? I think that we do. Therefore, once we’re, say, 18, we ought to have the right to rent our bodies to someone else. But we don’t. Women who do that get arrested. So do their customers. I refer to prostitution, of course. Sex work is a better term. Under any name, it’s illegal in America, except in eight counties in Nevada.” (11/15/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/11/15/legalize-sex-work

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33) Is there any way out of the ECB’s trap?
Source: Cobden Centre
by Daniel Lacalle

“The ECB faces the Devil’s Alternative that Frederick Forsyth mentioned in one of his books. All options are potentially riskly. Mario Draghi knows that maintaining the so-called stimuli involves more risks than benefits, but also knows that eliminating them could make the eurozone deck of cards collapse. Despite the massive injection of liquidity, he knows that he can not disguise political risks such as the secessionist coup in Catalonia. The Ibex reflects this, making it clear that the European Central Bank does not print prosperity, it only puts a floor to valuations. The ECB wants a weak euro. But it is a game of juggling to pretend a weak euro and at the same time a strong economy.” (11/15/17)

http://www.cobdencentre.org/2017/11/is-there-any-way-out-of-the-ecbs-trap/

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34) The next front in the fight against sexual assault
Source: Reuters
by Jill Filipovic

“Ever since The New York Times and The New Yorker published the accounts of dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, the social and political tides seem to be turning. More women (and a few men) have spoken out against Hollywood and media luminaries, business giants and, most recently, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Now, the conversation should turn against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s gutting of campus sexual assault procedures. DeVos has rejected Obama-era guidelines on how colleges investigate sexual assault, saying that the rights of the accused were being violated and that schools will be permitted to use whatever standard of proof they deem fair while the Department of Education (DOE) sorts out new guidelines. To make matters more confusing, a footnote in DOE’s recommendations added that the standard of evidence for sexual allegations should be consistent with whatever standard the school uses in other student misconduct cases. Left unexplained, because it makes no sense, is why sexual assault should be treated the same as, say, plagiarism — which comes with written evidence and no traumatized young victim. (The DOE did not respond to a request for comment on the guidelines.)” (11/15/17)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-filipovic-rape-commentary/commentary-the-next-front-in-the-fight-against-sexual-assault-idUSKBN1DE2WD

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35) States should not wait for Congress to fix healthcare
Source: Heartland Institute
by Matthew Glans

“Congress has failed to pass a replacement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and Obamacare’s collapse is inevitable. To protect their citizens, state lawmakers should take the lead in passing free-market health care reforms. One of the best ways they can accomplish this is by applying for a Section 1115 waiver from the Department of Health and Human Services. If approved, these waivers give states greater flexibility in how they manage their Medicaid programs.” (11/15/17)

http://blog.heartland.org/2017/11/states-should-not-wait-for-congress-to-fix-health-care/

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36) The logic of drug legalization
Source: CounterPunch
by Jeff Berg

“The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization. Estimates run in the half a trillion range globally per year. By way of comparison there are only twenty or so countries with a national economy of that size. The situation is exactly analogous to the prohibition era. When gunfights, beatings, murders and firebombs were the business strategy of choice for the pushers of alcohol. Once booze was legalized the bootleggers were immediately driven out of business. Alcohol is heavily taxed today there are however no Bootlegging Lords on the playground pushing cheaper booze on our children. Nor would such pushers exist for any other drug that we might choose to legalize.” (11/15/17)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/15/the-logic-of-drug-legalization/

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37) One step forward, but many more to go for telemedicine
Source: Cato Institute
by Shirley Svorny

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released its final rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including an increase in Medicare coverage for select telehealth services. CMS indicates that its aim is to transform ‘access to Medicare telehealth services by paying for more services and making it easier for providers to bill for these services.’ This is good for Medicare beneficiaries, and a promising step for the burgeoning practice of telemedicine. But a major obstacle remains: state physician licensing laws restrict the practice of interstate telemedicine.” (11/15/17)

https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/one-step-forward-many-more-go-telemedicine

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38) Phil Murphy’s victory and the Goldmanization of government
Source: Our Future
by Sam Pizzigati

“The voters of New Jersey just elected a former Wall Street banker as their new governor. Just what America needs, right? Many onlookers are undoubtedly thinking that the last thing our country needs at this troubled time another well-heeled Wall Streeter in a powerful political position. In the nation’s capital, the Trump administration is already (and famously) teeming with Wall Street alumni. At one point this past spring, Team Trump boasted six former top guns from just one Wall Street bank alone. The White House, quipped senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, had enough Goldman Sachs alums to open a branch office.” (11/15/17)

https://ourfuture.org/20171115/have-we-now-reached-peak-goldman-sachs

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39) Americans, we aren’t so tough, and it shows
Source: The American Conservative
by Zachary Yost

“With the advent of the age of Trump, there has been increasing uneasiness and fear about the future of our society. Trump’s election unleashed torrents of pent-up feelings from all sides of the political spectrum that have continued in a downward spiral of mutual fear, ignorance, and hostility. Depending on who you ask, the United States is being taken over by either Nazis or Marxists. This fractured state has come about, to a significant degree, because our society lacks a necessary ingredient for social harmony: security. Security, not in the sense of national security or homeland security but rather, the amount of power an individual has at his or her disposal to ensure control of their life and property. Many Americans are personally insecure and this insecurity leads to fear and civil strife.” (11/15/17)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americans-we-arent-so-tough-and-it-shows/

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40) The New York Times and the “lost cause” of Bolshevism
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by William L Anderson

“A century ago , the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia ushered in a century of mass murder, starvation, summary execution of millions of people, destruction of ancient social institutions, wars, a vast network of death camps, and the evisceration of liberty, at one time, of a third of the planet. According to the New York Times, we should be mourning the passage of this era and all of its promises of a better life for all. You read that correctly.” (11/15/17)

https://mises.org/wire/new-york-times-and-lost-cause-bolshevism

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41) With free speech crumbling worldwide, the US must remain a bastion of freedom
Source: USA Today
by Greta Van Susteren

“Martha O’Donovan, a 25-year-old American, is trapped in Zimbabwe, charged by police with insulting Zimbabwe’s president and plotting to overthrow its government. Her crime? She allegedly sent an anonymous tweet (‘We are being led by a selfish and sick man’), apparently referring to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, who is 93 and has ruled the country for nearly four decades. O’Donovan is one of the first people to run afoul of Zimbabwe’s new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation, which opened last month. She adamantly denies the charges, which carry a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Police have confiscated her passport so she cannot leave. As America reacts to President Trump’s tweets or questions Russia’s influence on Facebook and other social media websites, it is easy to overlook a glaring truth: Social media is showing us how billions of people around the world lack basic freedom of speech.” (11/14/17)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/14/free-speech-crumbling-worldwide-united-states-must-remain-bastion-freedom-greta-van-susteren-column/859623001

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42) No, Big Tobacco is not murdering people
Source: spiked
by Rob Lyons

“‘Tobacco firms may face ‘murder’ trials,’ screamed a headline in The Sunday Times. The idea is the brainchild of those anti-smoking zealots at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), who are probably desperate for a bit of attention now that it is increasingly difficult to smoke anywhere at all and people are increasingly quitting ciggies in favour of e-cigarettes. For at least 50 years, and in reality much longer, it has been well known that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. Most obviously, smoking is associated with a much higher risk of lung cancer than for non-smokers, but it is also associated with an increase in other cancers and cardiovascular disease. Every adult smoker is well aware of these facts and almost every smoker will from time to time consider quitting to protect their health. So on what trumped-up basis is there now a call for criminal prosecutions of tobacco firms?” (11/15/17)

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/no-big-tobacco-is-not-murdering-people/

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43) The deeper meaning of the Roy Moore saga
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Francine Kiefer

“Few stories illustrate the zeitgeist of American politics and culture more clearly right now than that of the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, Roy Moore, who is battling accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. On the level of pure politics, Alabama’s Senate seat (and possibly future control of the Senate itself) hangs in the balance. … What should be a safe seat for Republicans is clearly in jeopardy, with the latest state polling showing Moore now slightly behind Democrat Doug Jones, although within the margin of error. If Moore exits the race, Republicans would likely try to rally around a write-in candidate, possibly Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who held the seat for many years. If Moore stays in the race and wins, he faces a wall of rejection in the Senate, with a top GOP leader making the extraordinary statement Monday that Moore should be expelled once he got there — something senators haven’t done to a fellow member since the Civil War.” (11/15/17)

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/1114/The-deeper-meaning-of-the-Roy-Moore-saga

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44) Catalonia and the art of differential diagnosis
Source: Antiwar.com
by Thomas Harrington

“There is no doubt that the EU is living through an upsurge of localized nationalist sentiments. And it is clear that a number of these movements, such as Victor Orban’s Fidesz party in Hungary and the Lega Nord in the Veneto, contain authoritarian and xenophobic elements. The easiest thing to do, especially for frequently monolingual Anglo-Saxon foreign affairs columnists and their academic twins, frequently monolingual Anglo-Saxon professors of Political Science, is to jump to the conclusion that the situation in Catalonia essentially springs from the same disagreeable ferment as movements like these. The other temptation in the same vein is to simply ignore the particularities of the Catalan case and subordinate the claims of its protagonists to the demands of that beloved icon of today’s drawing room Metternichs: geo-political stability.” (11/15/17)

http://original.antiwar.com/thomas-harrington/2017/11/14/catalonia-art-differential-diagnosis/

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45) Financial tyranny: “We the people” are the new permanent underclass in America
Source: LewRockwell.com
by John W Whitehead

“Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why. That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them. This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny. Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or hospital bills. They can’t afford to pay rising healthcare premiums, out-of-pocket deductibles and prescription drug bills. They can’t afford to live, and now they can’t afford to get sick or die, either.” (11/15/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/john-w-whitehead/financial-tyranny-we-the-people-are-the-new-permanent-underclass-in-america/

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46) Appeals court’s disturbing ruling jeopardizes protections for anonymous speakers
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Aaron Mackey & Sophia Cope

“A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitution’s protections for anonymous speakers — and simultaneously hands law enforcement a near unlimited power to unmask them. The Ninth Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Glassdoor, Inc. is a significant setback for the First Amendment. The ability to speak anonymously online without fear of being identified is essential because it allows people to express controversial or unpopular views. Strong legal protections for anonymous speakers are needed so that they are not harassed, ridiculed, or silenced merely for expressing their opinions. In Glassdoor, the court’s ruling ensures that any grand jury subpoena seeking the identities of anonymous speakers will be valid virtually every time. The decision is a recipe for disaster precisely because it provides little to no legal protections for anonymous speakers.” (11/14/17)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/appeals-courts-disturbing-ruling-jeopardizes-protections-anonymous-speakers

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47) Does Tax Increment Financing pass the but-for test in Missouri?
Source: Show-Me Institute
by T William Lester & A Rachid El-Khattabi

“Tax increment financing (TIF) does not drive job creation, neighborhood investment, or economic development. What TIF does do is divert tax dollars from schools and libraries into the pockets of developers. These are the findings from studies conducted by the St. Louis Development Corporation, the East West Gateway Council of Governments, the Upjohn Institute of Employment Research, and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Add one more study to that list. This week the Show-Me Institute unveils its own study of TIF in Missouri, specifically in Saint Louis and Kansas City. Authored by T. William Lester and A. Rachid El- Khattabi of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, the study focused on the but-for analyses used in TIF findings; the argument that development would not happen at a particular site without taxpayer subsidies.” (11/14/17)

https://showmeinstitute.org/publication/subsidies/does-tax-increment-financing-pass-test-missouri

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48) Coffee in the age of covfefe
Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“You might think that that coffee could not be spoiled by today’s politics, but, well, consider the Keurig line of coffee-related products. I’m a Starbucks man, myself, but one of the great things about capitalism is that I can have my tall (or grande) latte and you can have your home-brewed Keurig cup of java. Enter Media Matters.” (11/15/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/11/15/coffee-in-the-age-of-covfefe/

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49) Millions paid for not working
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“The [unemployment insurance] program is welfare. The amount of compensation received by an unemployed worker has no relation to the amount of tax paid in by his employer. One’s assets and net worth are irrelevant in determining eligibility for benefits. No community service is required to receive benefits. Money received from the government that is not the result of wages, a contract, or a tax refund is welfare just like food stamps, Head Start, TANF, WIC, SSI, LIHEAP, SCHIP, and subsidized housing. It is incredibly inconsistent to support government unemployment benefits and at the same time oppose other forms of welfare. The UI program merely redistributes wealth from one American to another. It simply transfers income from Americans who work to Americans who don’t.” (11/15/17)

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/millions-paid-not-working/

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50) Why question the Protestant Reformation?
Source: EconLog
by Bryan Caplan

“Popular views about the Protestant Reformation are absurdly sugarcoated. It’s tempting for libertarians to jump on this sugarcoating bandwagon and praise the Reformation as a triumph of religious freedom. But given the staggering body count — not to mention the violent fundamentalism of the leading Protestant reformers — it’s actually a telling counter-example to libertarian optimism. Despite all its oppression, ‘corrupt’ pre-Luther Catholic Europe was far freer than the multilateral bloodbath that succeeded it.” (11/14/17)

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2017/11/why_question_th.html

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51) Foreign Policy Focus, episode 118
Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“I look at the future of the Syrian Civil War. Al-Qaeda continues to control territory in Idlib Syria. Israel is threatening to attack Iranian or Hezbollah targets in Syria. Turkey is threatening to attack the Syrian Kurds. Assad restated his goal to control all of Syria. The US plans to stay to prevent any future ISIS 2.0 from popping up. I also update North Korea, Yemen, Libya, and Zimbabwe.” [various formats] (11/15/17)

http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/fpf-118-syrian-civil-war-post-isis

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52) Reason Podcast, 11/15/17
Source: Reason

“On November 3, Reason magazine Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward and I debated Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin magazine in New York City. The proposition under discussion was ‘Is capitalism the best way to improve standards of living, ensure political and economic freedom, and provide opportunity? Could socialism do better?'” [editor’s note: That’s not a proposition – TLK] [various formats] (11/15/17)

http://reason.com/blog/2017/11/15/jacobin-debates-capitalism-podcast

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53) Activism 101 Podcast, episode 26
Source: Tenth Amendment Center

“In this episode of the Activism 101 Podcast, I talk about the importance of playing a long game and not getting too caught up in the events of the moment. (Or lack thereof.)” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/15/17)

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/11/activism-101-podcast-26-playing-the-long-game/

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54) The Jason Stapleton Program, episode 670
Source: The Jason Stapleton Program

“It should come as no surprise that comedian turned political hack Al Frankin [sic] is now advocating for government censorship of social media. Apparently, he believes social media has gotten too big to be managed by the companies that run the platforms. His solution? The government should decide what gets posted and what doesn’t. Anyone else find it humorous that Frankin [sic] thinks government would do a better job of managing social media than the media companies themselves?” [various formats] (11/15/17)

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/670-frankin-calls-for-social-media-censorship/

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55) Cato Daily Podcast, 11/14/17
Source: Cato Institute

“How will elimination of education-related deductions and other tax changes affect higher education? Neal McCluskey comments.” [various formats] (11/14/17)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/cato-daily-podcast/higher-education-tax-reform

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56) Intercepted, 11/15/17
Source: The Intercept

“Rami Khouri breaks down Saudi Arabia’s agenda in the Middle East, its destruction of Yemen, and the bizarre case of the exiled Lebanese prime minister. … Aram Roston of Buzzfeed, Spencer Ackerman of the Daily Beast, and The Intercept’s Matthew Cole join Jeremy for a discussion on Trump’s new covert action czar on the National Security Council and his past work for Blackwater’s Erik Prince on the CIA assassination program. They also discuss Ackerman’s report that the mysterious death of a Green Beret in Mali came after the soldier allegedly discovered Navy SEALs were stealing money. WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.’s DMs. The media went crazy. Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy analyze what the messages actually say and how they have been portrayed in the media. Glenn also blasts the Justice Department’s order that the Russian-funded news organization, RT, registers as a foreign agent. And we talk to two newly elected Democrats who stunningly upset red seats in Virginia’s elections.” [various formats] (11/15/17)

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/15/intercepted-podcast-the-distraction-in-chief/

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57) Electric Libertyland, episode 46
Source: Lions of Liberty

“On this week’s ELL, Brian strips down the Louis C.K. dick wagging scandal plus Roy Moore’s alleged molestation of a teenaged girl, and how the loudest voices for morality and social reform often hide dark demons. Brian then looks into the latest developments in the assault on Rand Paul, a possible war between Saudi Arabia and Iran (and how the U.S. could be sucked in) and finishes up with a hilarious battle between two sets of undercover Detroit cops. Boogie oogie, oogie.” [various formats] (11/15/17)

http://lionsofliberty.com/2017/11/15/electric-libertyland-ep-46-preachy-predators-neocons-may-get-war-iran/

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58) Essential Libertarianism, episode 13
Source: Pax Libertas Productions

“Whacha Gonna Do? Excerpts from a speech by Gene Sharp.” [various formats] (11/15/17)

http://www.essentiallibertarianism.com/2017/11/15/whatcha-gonna-do-el013/

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59) Free Talk Live, 11/14/17
Source: Free Talk Live

“Homicide Rates in the US Meaningless :: Needing Guns :: DOJ Angry About Encryption :: Libertarian Caucus Walks Out of NH House :: NJ Weedman Found Not Guilty :: DASH to Replace Bitcoin in the Marketplace? :: Libertarian Nationalist :: Bitcoin Sides :: Keynesianism and Austrian Economics :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Johnson.” [Flash audio or MP3] (11/14/17)

https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/2017-11-14

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60) Punk Rock Libertarians Podcast, episode 136
Source: The Daily Liberator

“We got multiple Phils on this one! Topics include Bitcoin, Veteran’s Day, possible modifications of an AR-15 and more!” [various formats] (11/14/17)

http://www.thedailyliberator.com/prl-podcast-episode-136-philled/

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