Archive for May 24th, 2010

Twelve Parallels in Political Economy »

The federal budget is to a tolerable government as the Palace of Versailles is to a two-car garage. *** The Code of Federal Regulations is to the rule of law as a trainload of cyanide is to a nutritious diet. *** A member of Congress is to the preservation of our liberties as a member...
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Jury Not Judge to Decide Whether a Weapon Is a Machine Gun »

Today the Supreme Court decided United States v. O’Brien. Under 18 U.S.C. 924(c) certain mandatory minimum sentences apply for carrying/using/possessing a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime. The typical mandatory minimum is 5 years, but if the weapon is a machine gun, then the minimum becomes 30 years. The Court, in a unanimous...
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The White House Can Not End World Hunger »

The Obama Administration has announced that it wants to spend at least $3.5 billion—and I wonder where they’re getting that kind of money?—over the next 3 years to help as many as 60 poor nations feed themselves. While it is very good news that this involves ending the practice of sending U.S. crops to...
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South Korea’s Best Response... »

... to the evidence that a North Korean submarine torpedoed and sunk one of its ships is to write it off as North Korean incompetence. Despite persuasive evidence by the South that its ship was sunk by a North Korean torpedo, North Korea denies its involvement. South Korea should accept that denial at face...
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