Archive for May 19th, 2010

Trans-Partisan Anti-Establishmentarianism »

“Why do voters hate incumbents?” asks Glenn Greenwald. One reason why media mavens seem reluctant, even unable, to grapple with this question is because it so plainly falls outside their familiar, comfortable narratives. Contrary to efforts earlier this year to depict the problem as one aimed at Democratic incumbents due to the unpopular health…
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Five Economic Lessons from Haiti »

What economic lessons can be learned from the Haiti earthquake recovery? Below are five lessons drawn from economist Robert Murphy, based on his article for the Ludwig von Mises Institute about the week he spent in April volunteering with Hands On Disaster Response in Leogane, Haiti. (His blog post on his motives for volunteering…
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Civil Commitments: Necessary and Proper?? »

On Monday the Supreme Court in United States v. Comstock, held that Congress has the power under the Necessary and Proper Clause of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to enact 18 U.S.C. § 4248. Section 4248 authorizes court-ordered civil commitment by the federal government of two categories of “sexually dangerous” persons: (1) “sexually dangerous”…
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