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Wait, where are we again?

Every time I turn on the radio these days, it takes several minutes to figure out just where we are. When the story uses words like rebels and government forces and fighting and protests, it’s easy to get lost. Are…
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Democracy != freedom

Watching all the coverage of the protests/riots/uprising in Egypt and elsewhere, I’m always struck by the idiotic things Americans say in response. (Not surprised, note. Just struck.) The latest thing is the man-on-the-street interviews about how “oh yes, we should…
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Setting the bar too low is no way to reach higher

Heard a radio story about Hispanics and college last year that chapped my hide. Seems there’s some concern because there more starting school than ever before, but few are finishing. The story made reference to the need to get more…
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The libertarian’s golden rule

“If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”

 – Carl Schurz