Captain America: The Civil Libertarians Strike Back

April 16, 2014
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My relationship with comic book films is sort of like my relationship with science fiction novels–it’s complicated. There are some that rise to the level of art (The Dark Knight), while others are less than drivel (Iron Man 3). I find it hard to be truly a fan when the cycle swings so dramatically. In […]

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Quote for the Day: Hayek on the distinction between Law and Legislation

April 14, 2014
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Legislation, the deliberate making of law, has justly been described as among all inventions of man the one fraught with the gravest consequences, more far-reaching in its effects even than fire and gun-powder.  Unlike law itself, which has never been ‘invented’ in the same sense, the invention of legislation came relatively late in the history […]

Sad, sad, sad. When one of the greats becomes blinded by ideology.

April 9, 2014
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http://m.mlb.com/video/v3224106 Sorry I can’t get the video to embed directly, but please watch this first. Hank Aaron is a true American hero, for Americans of all races and classes.  As Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said Aaron “set the home-run record the old-fashioned way” and added “You will always be the home run king of all […]

Spinning the Medicare Data Release

April 9, 2014
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Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a partial data set on payments to Medicare  providers. While the data will provide some interesting insights on Medicare payments, for example the Wall Street Journal says: The top 1% of 825,000 individual medical providers accounted for 14% of the $77 billion in billing recorded […]

More Kudzu, I Mean Mission Creep

April 7, 2014
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Here in this article, http://watchdog.org/136244/federal-law-enforcement/,  are some “classic” examples of Mission Creep in Federal agencies. Hard to believe?  Maybe not.

Mission Creep: A Lot Like Kudzu

April 6, 2014
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If you have lived in or visited the South, you know about Kudzu, the weed that spreads along the ground in a most amazing way, the weed that never dies, or so it seems..  If it is not stopped in some way or other it continues to spread inexorably.  It is hearty and doesn’t require […]

Conformity vs. Tolerance: World Vision, Mozilla, and a New World

April 5, 2014
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Recently, we have witnessed two high-profile instances of how different communities have mobilized their supporters to produce conformity over the issue of gay marriage. World Vision, a Christian ministry that assists refugees, decided to change their employee policies regarding homosexuality. The ministry said it was leaving theological disagreements to churches while attempting to remain focused […]

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