Social Justice For Dummies

Many who champion government involvement in people’s lives and decisions purport to do so to protect the weak, the disadvantaged, the oppressed, the less “privileged,” and the more vulnerable members of society. That last category was illuminated by...

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Gun Rights Lesson #355 – Machine Guns

Pick a shoot-em-up movie, any shoot-em-up movie. Odds are that somebody’s going to have a gun that “sprays” bullets all over the place. Whether it be the Terminator, Robocop, John McLane, Hannibal Smith, Jack Bauer, or Marta from Scarface, machine...

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Cabaret, Oh Cabaret!

New York City has finally repealed its 91 year old, Jazz Age Cabaret law. The fight over the 23 skidoo goes on, vodeodo‘s specter infiltrates unchecked across the “isle of Manhatto” in its subtle wiles, but the Charleston is now free to come up from...

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Gun Rights Lesson #461 – The Mentally Ill

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of a series of articles on gun rights. Each addresses a common anti-gun trope. “We should toughen our laws to keep the mentally ill from buying guns!” As certain as the tide, a high-publicity shooting incident elicits...

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DeBlasio The Destroyer

In the wake of Bill DeBlasio’s wholly predictable re-election as the mayor of New York City (wholly predictable despite exploding ethics scandals, atrocious performance, and a “I don’t give a shit about NY City other than as a stepping stone for my...

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The Static Trap

Everything old is new again, and old tropes, sound-bites, metaphors, and talking points never quite seem to fade away into oblivion, even when they truly deserve to do so. Their re-emergence is predictable to the point of boredom, as is evinced by the Left’s...

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Terror and Terrorism

It is a difficult reality of modern political discourse that some seek to leverage high-visibility events to fit their on-going agendas. One particularly galling example of this is the effort to tu quoque those who condemn radical Islam by casting the Las Vegas...

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Oh, Catalonia!!

On October 27, the Parliament of Catalonia declared independence from Spain. There are lots of libertarian lessons therein. First: There is no political disease political violence cannot make worse. Catalan nationalism, a three century-long fact of Catalan culture,...

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Suppose You Were An Idiot…

And Suppose You Were A Member of Congress; But I Repeat Myself Thus goes a famous Mark Twain aphorism. It held true when he said it, and it holds true today. The perpetual head-scratching and WTF utterances by our Commander in Chief (who is not and has never been a...

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Peak Irony

Ever think that something is so crazy that it can never actually happen? Or, that when it does happen, it can never be topped? I used to, but the news proved me wrong so many times I stopped making such presumptions. Today’s bit of OFFS: A University of...

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Dogs, Creeps, and the Tribe

The Harvey Weinstein saga, so sordid that it started an avalanche of dialogue about Hollywood’s casting-couch dirty laundry, has bloomed outward into social media and the broader culture. Actress Alyssa Milano started a hashtag movement, #metoo, given women from...

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Carrying Congress

Lets set the WABAC machine for just about a decade back, and contemplate some of the words that then-candidate Barack Obama offered up in his pursuit of the Presidency: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest...

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The False Edge

Comedian George Lopez made tabloid headlines today, thanks to a Trump-bashing performance that fell so flat he was booed off the stage. As the story goes, Lopez was performing at a fundraiser, a major donor asked that he tone down the Trump jokes, and Lopez apparently...

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