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Acts of love …

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush got it right … calling for compassion for illegal immigrants and recognizing that most undocumented workers come to the US to provide for their families: “Yes, they broke the law,” Mr Bush told a reporter, “but it’s not a … Continue reading

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Economists are not scientists

Sorry Professor Mankiw, but economics is not really a science. Economics is politics and normative value judgements all the way down, and you yourself end up admitting as much in your most recent essay in the Sunday Times. So why do … Continue reading

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Argument by analogy

If the executive branch of the US government — starting with President Nixon — has declared a federal “war on drugs” as US national policy, aren’t all lower-level federal officials who carry out this stupid war the equivalent of “war … Continue reading

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Federal Prison Population

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Snowden speaks

Edward Snowden spoke via satellite to an audience at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas earlier today. Here is the complete transcript of Snowden’s remarks, and here are Snowden’s thoughts on the lack of judicial and political accountability of U.S. public surveillance programs: … Continue reading

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Law = Politics?

Question: What do such places like Tahir Square in Cairo, Taksim Square in Istanbul, Independence Square in Kiev, and the public gallery of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. have in common? (By the way, if a majority … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this map?

That is, what’s wrong with an “upside down” or reverse map of the world? After all, there is no up or down from outer space.

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