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DARE instructor Michael Thiel got high marks from his police department and from the schools were he lectured kids on the perils of illegal drugs – Brickbats

DARE instructor Michael Thiel got high marks from his police department and from the schools were he lectured kids on the perils of illegal drugs – Brickbats – Brief Article Charles Oliver DARE instructor Michael Thiel got high marks from his police department and from the schools where he lectured kids on the perils of […]

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Carolina couch controversy: local busybodies target the front porch – Wilson, North Carolina

Carolina couch controversy: local busybodies target the front porch – Wilson, North Carolina – Column John Shelton Reed In the small-town American South porch sitting was once a nearly universal pastime. As a place for sipping tea or Co’ Cola, smoking or dipping, telling stories, courting, and watching lightning bugs, the front porch was unsurpassed. […]

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as an act of rebellion against political correctness, pipe smoking is hard to beat

Put that in your pipe: as an act of rebellion against political correctness, pipe smoking is hard to beat Rick Newcombe THE END OF THE LAST century saw the birth of two Germans who are among the most famous individuals in history: Adolf Hitler, the bloodthirsty dictator, and Albert Einstein, the peace-loving scientific genius. Both […]

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the case for multiparty candidates

Fusion energy: the case for multiparty candidates John J. Pitney, Jr. The Supreme Court is mulling the issue of “fusion.” The case has nothing to do with thermonuclear bombs, but everything to do with the future of minor parties in America. In this context, the term refers to a practice whereby a candidate may run […]

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Tracking adjustment – Balance Sheet

Tracking adjustment – Balance Sheet – Brief Article Jeff A. Taylor The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general finds that using the department’s “air interdiction” center to track down Democratic members of the Texas, legislature was “appropriate.” Turns out that such tracking is a “nominal” use of federal resources. COPYRIGHT 2003 Reason Foundation COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale […]

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Tort reformers – lawsuit abuse

Tort reformers – lawsuit abuse Robert Pollock Citizens organize to stop lawsuit abuse. JURY AWARDS ARE ONE OF MANY THINGS that come in large packages in Texas. In 1990, two workers sued a sugar mill in the Rio Grande valley for being included in seasonal layoffs. They won $2.5 million. The award would have bankrupted […]

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Parallax Views – photography, various artists

Parallax Views – photography, various artists – Brief Article Charles Paul Freund The image at left looks like a typical example of New Deal photography. It could be a classic still by Dorothea Lange or George W. Ackerman, or a frame from one of Pare Lorenz’s federal propaganda films, such as The Plow that Broke […]

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Digital Doubts – problems with FCC standards for digital television

Digital Doubts – problems with FCC standards for digital television – Brief Article Adam Clayton Powell, III Every television station in the country is required to shift to digital broadcasting in the next seven years, following broadcast standards developed and approved by the federal government. The broadcast industry is spending billions of dollars to implement […]

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In search of … an honest republican

In search of … an honest republican Peter Bagge 8/5/04: I’m deep in the bowels of Safeco which U.S. Representative George Nethercutt (R-WA) has rented out to remind his fellow Washingtonians that he wants to be our next senator … Nethercutt is best known for reneging on his original campaign pledge to step down after […]

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The De-moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values.

The De-moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values. – book reviews David R. Henderson In the early 1970s, I was a graduate teaching assistant at UCLA in an undergraduate course taught by Charles Baird, a free-market economist. After explaining to the class the problems with the current welfare system–its disincentive to work, the […]