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Public/Private Partnerships in Freedom Suppression

April 1st, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Public/Private Partnerships in Freedom Suppression · Found on the Web

From Delta, a lesson for woke corporations: if Biden does fancy himself after FDR, then this is exactly the sort of corporate cronyist environment one would expect.

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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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Sunsetting Saber-Rattling

February 25th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Sunsetting Saber-Rattling · Found on the Web

Democrats ask Biden to give up power to launch nuclear bomb: this feels like it should be legislation—unless there’s some imminent threat of first-strike by the moderate, sensible Biden. I am always in favor of reducing the president’s powers and re-situating warmongering back in Congress where it belongs.

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Useful Fictions

February 23rd, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Useful Fictions · Found on the Web

No Proof January 6 Was an ‘Armed Insurrection’: this, the Sicknick thing, and the fact that it just dissipated the day of make this “insurrection” talk smell of Reichstag fire more than coup d’état. The author went through the charging documents for the perpetrators and found no indication that there were guns in the Capitol […]

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Republic Health

February 23rd, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Republic Health · Found on the Web

Coronavirus – Anthony Fauci Is a Public Health Official, Not Our Parent: this is how you get fascism.

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Make America First Again

February 22nd, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Make America First Again · Found on the Web

Rand Paul – Why We Need to End the Forever Wars Now: I think all it would take is for Congress to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001 that somehow allows the President to wage war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and (somehow) Syria. It is simply outrageous that this is still going […]

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Buy a Yellow Vest!

February 19th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Buy a Yellow Vest! · Found on the Web

MA Undersecretary for Climate Change David Ismay – “We Have to Break Your Will.”: naturally, he resigned once this all became public. Not because he was lying, but because he stated an “inconvenient truth” that could give away the show.

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The Unspoken Solution

February 19th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Unspoken Solution · Found on the Web

The Energy Solution for Texas — And the US: this is a great analysis of a problem. Every grid in America is susceptible to this; wind and solar capacity is inherently unreliable and must be 100% backstopped by natural gas generation. But it isn’t because that would be expensive and generally we get away with […]

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A Marxist By Any Other Name

February 18th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on A Marxist By Any Other Name · Found on the Web

Dolly Parton’s 2021 Super Bowl commercial is playing a rich man’s game: repugnant editorial. The commercial—linked within—is delightful, as is Dolly Parton herself.

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Energy Epicycles

February 16th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Energy Epicycles · Found on the Web

What went wrong with the Texas power grid?: right question, wrong answers. Electricity is a very controlled, regulated industry even at its most deregulated. It is Ptolemaic in its layers of solutions to flaws brought about by its flawed premise: we need an energy Copernicus to go back to first principles and let an actual […]

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The Heart of Texas

February 14th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on The Heart of Texas · Found on the Web

Grid operator requests energy conservation for system reliability: we should be aiming towards a future of energy abundance. Wind and solar energy are unreliable and fail when they are needed most, while introducing chaos into the grid.

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That’s Rich

February 13th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on That’s Rich · Found on the Web

A World Without Billionaires Would Be Brutal: a little more utilitarian leaning than I’d prefer, but it’s an unusual sentiment nonetheless.

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Progressives Gonna Hate

February 11th, 2021 by Bill Brown · Comments Off on Progressives Gonna Hate · Found on the Web

Mandalorian’s Gina Carano Under Fire For Jeffrey Epstein & Holocaust Posts: this is sickening because her Instagram post was not offensive and was actually quite trenchant. A robust civil society does not informally restrict speech, and a free government does not formally restrict speech. Her treatment—and the wider “cancel culture” movement—is evidence against the former […]

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