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 2021-05-18 21:30 

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States With Post-Pandemic Surpluses Are Still Getting Huge Federal Bailouts...

California has a $75 billion budget surplus, but federal taxpayers are about to send the state $27 billion in additional aid....

 2021-05-18 21:10 

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Chicago Police Agree to Reforms After Wrong-Door Raid on a Naked Woman's Home Sparked Nearly 100 Misconduct Allegations...

Some of the changes may make a difference. Others, not so much....

 2021-05-18 20:15 

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Texas Becomes Third State To Pass Free-Range Kids Law...

"You had the most right-wing members of the legislature signed on with most left-wing members."...

 2021-05-18 18:31 

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Alabama Legislature Passes Modest Asset Forfeiture Reforms...

A requirement that law enforcement obtain a conviction before it can forfeit property was stripped from the bill....

 2021-05-18 18:15 

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Janet Yellen Sells Big Business on Big Government...

The treasury secretary told the Chamber of Commerce that an activist government funded by higher corporate taxes would be a boon for business too....

 2021-05-18 18:00 

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North Carolina Releases Body Camera Footage of Deputies Killing Fleeing Suspect...

State investigators say shooting justified because Andrew Brown Jr. drove toward law enforcement to escape arrest....

 2021-05-18 17:43 

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Gay Pride Parade Discriminates Against Gay Cops...

Demonizing an entire profession is not the shortest path to criminal justice reform....

 2021-05-18 16:00 

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Tennessee Orders Private Businesses To Warn About Possible Trans People in the Bathrooms...

Fearmongering culture panic leads to a new dumb low....

 2021-05-18 13:30 

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Get a Warrant, Supreme Court Tells Cops Who Seized Guns From Home Without Due Process...

Plus: On SATs and bias, what changed when Texas lifted its mask mandate, and more......

 2021-05-18 10:00 

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Grant McCracken on How To Reengineer the Honor Code...

"The tissue of an honor society comes undone almost instantaneously once the wolf of 'everybody does it' enters the room."...

 2021-05-18 08:00 

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Brickbat: I Hear You Knocking...

An Oregon grand jury has indicted Forest Grove police officer Bradley Schuetz for official misconduct after he drove home a fellow officer who "terrorized" a family displaying a Black Lives Matter flag at their home. Steven Teets was off-duty when...

 2021-05-17 21:30 

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Mask Freedom At Long Last...

And more pandemic protocols that won't be missed...

 2021-05-17 21:14 

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Gun Buybacks Don't Seem To Significantly Lower Gun Crimes or Gun Deaths...

The policies don't accomplish much more than putting money in some gun owners' pockets....

 2021-05-17 20:43 

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Is 2021 the YIMBY Movement's Time to Shine on Capitol Hill?...

A crop of bipartisan bills in Congress aims to reduce local and state regulations on new housing....

 2021-05-17 19:55 

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Trump's Trade War With Europe Is Biden's Trade War Now...

Monday's announcement of a truce in the conflict is good. Peace would be better. Biden should drop Trump's steel tariffs....

 2021-05-17 18:29 

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Some Officials Want To Keep Mandating Masks, Despite the CDC Guidance...

Want to keep wearing a mask yourself? That's fine. What to force fully vaccinated people to join you? The science doesn't support that....

 2021-05-17 18:15 

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Immigration Is the Most Important Way To Beat China...

The Senate's Endless Frontier Act aims to spur innovation but leaves out immigration reform....

 2021-05-17 17:25 

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Supreme Court Won't Make Ban on Non-Unanimous Jury Convictions Retroactive...

Bad news for hundreds of imprisoned defendants in Louisiana and Oregon...

 2021-05-17 13:30 

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He's on Montana's Sex Offender Registry for Consensual Gay Sex—and the State Wants To Keep Him There...

Plus: Cult panic, what the AT&T merger means, and more......

 2021-05-17 12:30 

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Americans Don't Want Schools To Punish Off-Campus Speech...

Only students support extending the power to penalize speech, raising concerns about what they're learning in school....

 2021-05-17 10:00 

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The Pandemic Will Make Kids or Break Them...

During a pandemic, as always, life is about balancing risks, not eliminating them....

 2021-05-17 08:00 

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Brickbat: Daddy Was an Old-Time Preacher Man...

London, England police, arrested street preacher John Sherwood outside Uxbridge Station after someone claimed he made homophobic remarks during a sermon. Sherwood was handcuffed and held overnight at a police station but released without charges. "I w...

 2021-05-16 10:00 

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Cult Country...

Is this a new age of cultism—or a new cult panic?...

 2021-05-15 11:15 

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Italy Moves to Protect 'Artisanal Gelato'...

Italy's desire to impose "standards of identity" threatens the food freedom of eaters....

 2021-05-15 10:00 

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When the Government Makes Wildfires Worse...

Federal policies are subsidizing people's choices to build homes in harm's way....

 2021-05-14 19:20 

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The CDC's Ever-Shifting COVID-19 Advice Shows the Agency Is Ill-Suited To Decide Which Risks Are Acceptable...

The CDC's recommendations have never been purely a matter of science....

 2021-05-14 18:50 

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Republicans and Democrats Endorse Concept, but Gloss Over Details, of Funding Infrastructure With User Fees...

A federal mileage-based user fee is still years away, and there's very little political support for a federal gas tax hike....

 2021-05-14 18:31 

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Ron DeSantis Will Pardon COVID Violators. Why Stop There?...

There are many other people who deserve such mercy....

 2021-05-14 17:40 

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Will the Spike in Murder and Violence Undermine Criminal Justice Reform?...

Growing criticism of big-city progressive D.A.s George Gascn and Chesa Boudin underscores the importance of distinguishing necessary reform from simply failing to enforce the rule of law....

 2021-05-14 17:20 

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After 26 Years of FDA Delays, U.S. Consumers Can Finally Buy Genetically Enhanced AquaBounty Salmon...

And it's already sold out....

 2021-05-14 16:47 

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Will a Coalition of Hawks, Mormons, and Libertarian-Leaners Form a New Third Party?...

Three reasons to be skeptical about Evan McMullin's latest political initiative....

 2021-05-14 16:15 

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AMC, Amazon Offer Up Television Adaptations of Two Hot Books...

Too Close and The Underground Railroad provide wildly different experiences....

 2021-05-14 15:20 

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New York's Nonsensical COVID Rules Force Theaters To Operate at 33 Percent. Unless They Host Church Services....

If hosting a religious service or a performance that includes food service, theaters can open to 50 percent capacity. But plays and other performances are still capped at 33 percent....

 2021-05-14 13:30 

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Anyone Who 'Aids or Abets' Abortion Could Be Sued Under New Texas 'Heartbeat Bill'...

Plus: Death penalty proposed for Atlanta massage parlor shooter, judge tosses Google antitrust suit, and more......

 2021-05-14 12:30 

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He Lost His Eye After a Cop Allegedly Fired a Tear Gas Canister at His Face. The Officer Says He Has Qualified Immunity....

If the officer succeeds, the victim will not be allowed to sue on those claims....

 2021-05-14 12:00 

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Nationalist Conservatives Are Abandoning the Ideas of Liberty...

We should prefer drag queens in libraries over despots in the government....

 2021-05-14 11:00 

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ATF's Proposed Rules Threaten a Legal Mess but No End to Ghost Guns...

Regulations might reshape DIY gun products, but they can't eliminate the demand that created the industry....

 2021-05-14 10:30 

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Clubhouse...

The voice-only app's rooms range from innocuous to substantive to deliberately inflammatory....

 2021-05-14 10:00 

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In & Of Itself...

Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself is not merely a magic show or a one-man play....

 2021-05-14 08:00 

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Brickbat: Pointing the Way...

Auckland, New Zealand, resident Geoff Upson doesn't like potholes, and he really doesn't like it when Auckland Transport is slow to repair them. So when he sees a pothole he spray paints around it, usually just a circle. But sometimes he paints a ...

 2021-05-13 20:45 

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Admits Pipelines Are Carbon-Delivery-Efficient...

Building more and better energy infrastructure is best guarantee against fuel and electricity disruptions....

 2021-05-13 20:15 

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How Congress Could Cement State-Level Progress on Occupational Licensing Reform...

The Restoring Board Immunity Act would give states yet another reason to rein in overzealous licensing authorities....

 2021-05-13 19:34 

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ACLU Study Finds Obama-Era Restrictions Failed To Slow Flow of Military Gear to Police...

The study comes as House Democrats press to completely abolish the Pentagon program....

 2021-05-13 19:10 

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CDC Says Vaccinated People Don't Need To Wear Masks or Socially Distance At All...

Local officials should end most pandemic restrictions immediately....

 2021-05-13 18:58 

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Immigrants Are Less Likely To Commit Homicide, Sex Crimes, and Larceny Than Native-Born Americans...

A new study finds that both legal and undocumented immigrants are more law-abiding than native-born U.S. citizens....

 2021-05-13 18:00 

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Stop Using the IRS To Subsidize Parenting...

In response to Biden's child tax credits, Sen. Josh Hawley proposes paying parents $1,000 per month— if they're married—and $500 per month if they're single....

 2021-05-13 17:45 

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Is This a COVID-19 'Smoking Gun,' or Is it a Damp Squib?...

Suspicions about a lab leak will continue so long as Chinese officials keep acting like they have something to hide....

 2021-05-13 17:30 

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Are Gavin Newsom's $600 Checks a Redistributive Vote-Buying Scheme or Welcome Return of Stolen Goods?...

California's embattled governor wants to spend $8 billion of the state's surprise budget surplus on individual payments to state residents....

 2021-05-13 17:16 

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Biden's $1.9 Trillion 'Rescue Plan' Isn't Saving the Economy. It's Holding It Back....

The economic aid package paid people not to work. So it's no surprise that many aren't working....

 2021-05-13 16:55 

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The CDC Director Misrepresented the Study She Cited To Justify Her Misleading Estimate of Outdoor COVID-19 Risk...

Rochelle Walensky's gloss is puzzling in light of the evidence presented in the systematic review on which she relied....

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