Filibuster Chatter Speaks to Problems With Policy, Not Institutions

– January 28, 2022

“The answer to a stalled agenda isn’t tearing up the rule book and drawing a new one that suits you better. The answer is better policy. It’s not easy, but that’s the job Biden set out to do.” ~ Dan K. Eberhart

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Bad History Leads to Bad Politics

– January 28, 2022

“Any progress will be slow, but our politics arguably depend on it. The American experiment will not survive if Americans don’t understand why it happened and what makes it so unique.” ~ Garion Frankel

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New Covid Variant – Same Government Blunders

– January 28, 2022

“We know that mistakes in allocating medical goods to treat patients only make a challenging situation worse. The government has made many of these mistakes, and it doesn’t seem to be learning from them.” ~ Raymond J. March

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Russia Closes Gulag Memorial, but Communist Oppression Must Not Be Forgotten

– January 27, 2022

“Let us honor the Memorial International and its brave supporters. They helped force the rest of us to remember the evil that never seems to lurk far from men’s and women’s hearts.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Funding Obsolete Transportation

– January 26, 2022

“Transit subsidies make no more sense than subsidies to manual typewriters, rotary telephones, or steam locomotives. Designing transportation systems based on how people actually travel can make those systems safe, environmentally sensitive, resilient, and efficient.” ~ Randal O’Toole

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Jabbing the Administrative State

– January 25, 2022

“Congress will need to be pellucid about what major powers it chooses to delegate. And the administration will have to offer up the real reasons for administrative actions or risk being second-guessed by the judiciary.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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Freedom and Whisky Go Together Like Tyranny and Oppression

– January 25, 2022

“Burns hails whisky as the drink of the ‘freeborn, martial boys’ of Scotland, and he readily sees the ‘foe’ as government: ‘royal George’s will.’ His final lines are well founded. If tyranny is linked to the oppression of distilling, then it follows that ‘Freedom and whisky go together'” ~ Jon Sanders

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Political Preferences and Public Policy

– January 24, 2022

“Citizens and voters have less influence over public policy than a romantic notion of democracy would suggest. The political elite tells voters what to think, and they fall in line behind their leaders.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe

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Don’t Look Up: The Allegory We’ve Been Waiting For

– January 24, 2022

“McKay’s dark satire about the inability to warn most people of impending danger before it’s too late should resonate with all who strive for sound money, fiscal sobriety, personal responsibility, and limited government.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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From Darkness to Light

– January 23, 2022

“As long as people believe the current anointed, such as Dr. Fauci, are trusted societal screenwriters the lessons of history, economics, and the laws of power will not be learned. We will continue to deny our responsibility to oppose anyone claiming to be anointed.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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What Killed the Red Cars Is Still Killing Transit

– January 22, 2022

“Cars are superior to transit alternatives for the vast majority of individuals and circumstances. Policies which will punish the majority for whom driving remains far superior cannot effectively serve all residents’ interests.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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“Zero Risk” Is Too Risky for Me

– January 21, 2022

“Patrick Henry declared under a much greater risk environment, ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ My request is not so audacious. I seek the liberty we had even if it comes with a slight uptick in risk.” ~ Jon Sanders

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