California: The Ultimate Nanny State

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Regulation Robert May 1 min read

David Harsanyi writes: In California, a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but starting now a married 20-year-old with a job and kids can’t buy a pack of cigarettes. Or get a drink. That same 15-year-old girl is banned from getting an indoor tan, and a woman must obtain, and give, “affirmative consent” before kissing someone during her college years.  

 

How the TSA Ruins Lives

May 7th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Regulation Bill B. May 1 min read

Jeffrey Tucker says:  The agency has no stake in the profitability of the airlines.   Have you missed a flight recently due to a long security line? I have. So have tens of thousands of others. It used to be that you could get to the airport an hour before your flight. That might still work. Or maybe not. Maybe security itself will take an hour…

 

So Who Do You Want To Govern You?

Apr 29th, 2016 Government, Liberty, Politics, Property Rights, Regulation, Taxes Bill B. May 5 min read

by Bill B. May Whether you chose to or not, you were born into (or under) a government. You are governed, by somebody.   Have you ever sat down and asked, why do I need to be governed?   Think about it. Why does my daily life require an external force for me to function? A governance? Am I not capable of making my own decisions?   We…

 

The ‘Settled’ Consensus Du Jour

Apr 28th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Environment, Regulation, Technology Bill B. May 1 min read

George Will says:  Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit. Progressivism’s determination to regulate thought by regulating speech is apparent in the campaign by 16 states’ attorneys general and those of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, none Republican, to criminalize skepticism about the supposedly “settled” conclusions of climate science.  

 

Methane deceptions

Apr 18th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Energy, Environment, Regulation, Technology Bill B. May 1 min read

Guest essay by Paul Driessen:   Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules.   Are farmers next?  First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them.  

 

The Presidential Campaign 2016 Part II: Back to Basics

Part I: The Election of 2016 The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business as usual with Donald…