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Entries from March 22nd, 2021

Freedom In Name Only

March 22nd, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Freedom In Name Only · Found on the Web

The (Long-Running) Economic Causes of the Texas Electricity Crisis: holy crap! This is California-level “deregulation” and the results are similar. It is a highly-distorted energy system, yet vilified as a “free market.”

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You Have Stolen Our Livelihoods

March 12th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on You Have Stolen Our Livelihoods · Found on the Web

Tucker Carlson Tonight Reacts To Joe Biden’s “Surreal” “Bizarro” Speech: his disgust at the tentative permission at gathering in small groups for Independence Day is the correct response. “How dare you tell us who we can spend the Fourth of July with.” (Side note: I think Tucker Carlson has strayed pretty far from a liberty-oriented […]

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Zoomizdat

March 10th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Zoomizdat · Found on the Web

The Miseducation of America’s Elites: this is the most hopeful article I’ve read in a long while. If there’s a dissident subculture among the woke, then it’s possible that they might give room to their children to explore alternate ideologies—perhaps even liberty-oriented ones. Sadly, this appears to be more groping-in-the-dark questioning than principled opposition.

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Project Forestall 2022 

March 8th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Project Forestall 2022  · Found on the Web

Democrats’ Voting Rights “For the People” HR 1 Bill Is a Scandal: absolutely sickening. Many of these provisions were contributors to wins in the most-recent election so they want to make them mandatory nationwide. If this becomes law, I predict two outcomes: 1) extensive litigation of almost every provision and 2) a nationwide blue wave […]

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Balancing Power

March 6th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Balancing Power · Found on the Web

How to Asymmetrically Out-Compete Xi Jinping’s One Belt One Road Initiative: outstanding explication of China’s foundational efforts towards regional—and inevitably, global—hegemony plus what the United States can do (and is doing) about it. You could spend days following its hyperlinks to abundant further context. There’s hope with Biden but it probably would have gone better […]

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For Thine Own Self, Be True

March 4th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on For Thine Own Self, Be True · Found on the Web

Self-Driving, Not Self-Governing: this is an intriguing aspect of self-governance that I hadn’t considered. Having others do things for you is great and vital to productivity, but self-resilience, self-reliance, and self-esteem all come from being able to do things for yourself. Getting the balance right is crucial for ourselves but also for America.

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Portland Malarkey

March 4th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Portland Malarkey · Found on the Web

Feds quietly dismiss dozens of cases: the decriminalization of crime as “just property crime” or “happened at night” or “federal misdemeanor” really undermines the rule of law, which is something that Biden declared was important.

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Gerrymandering the Elections Themselves

March 2nd, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Gerrymandering the Elections Themselves · Found on the Web

H.R. 1 and S. 1 Resource Guide (2021): those last-minute election rule changes that likely made a difference in countless races, including the presidential one? This bill will cement them into law and abridge local efforts to thwart the changes. It’s legitimately troubling.

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