Roger Pilon, vice president for legal affairs at the Cato Institute and director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, hits the nail on the head.
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Eric Felten recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that during the Second World War the federal government imposed a tax on establishments with singing or dancing to live music. Ultimately this was the catalyst of the 50s bebop jazz era that killed big band music entirely.
You don’t need politicians telling you how to live your life. But that’s not stopping Mr. Big Gulp himself, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, from sticking his thumb in every pie. Now he’s targeting Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire for rejecting the recent gun bill in the Senate.
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The first three questions I’m always asked about Paris are (1) Why Paris? (2) Where do Debbie and you stay? (2) What are your favorite restaurants?
Former senators Joe Lieberman and Jon Kyl want to spend more money on the military than we already spend today. No mention is made about whence the money will come, but the former senators are itching to spend it. There are only three ways to get the money:
You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen with a large red arrow pointing in the direction the shot came from.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Boeing X-51A Waverider demonstrator successfully achieved sustained, scramjet-powered, air-breathing hypersonic flight above Mach 5 in its final test flight on May 1.
Cato Institute’s Doug Bandow writes, “Like good trial attorneys who only ask questions to which they know the expected answers, statesman should only intervene in wars for which they know the expected outcomes.