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Well-regulated militia

Recent events remind me to post my proposed solution to America’s gun problem. The second amendment looks pretty clear to me; well-regulated militias are allowed to own weapons. Coming fresh out of an armed uprising of citizens, it seems reasonable … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Wall Street

Well, there are a lot of things wrong with Wall Street. But if you’ll play a game with me, I’ll show you one of them. Imagine if you took all the change out of your change jar and flipped each … Continue reading

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News obesity

In an interesting article about how misinformed voters are, Johnathan Stray writes: Maybe publishing the truth was never enough. Maybe journalism never actually “informed the public,” but merely created conditions where the curious could get themselves informed by diligently reading … Continue reading

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On why I hate babies

Actually, I like babies a lot. I also like moms, and babies and moms breastfeeding. For the record, I’m also in favor of kittens and puppies and rainbows. But since I’ve been asked twice if I hate babies, I thought … Continue reading

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In case I never land

As I begin my holiday travels, I wanted to put something on the record. If terrorists blow up my plane, that’s fine. Well, fine is the wrong word. What I really mean is that nobody should use my death as … Continue reading

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Ignorance of natural law is no excuse

It’s a commonplace: ignorance of the law is no excuse. The reason isn’t that everyone pretty much knows all the laws already. They don’t. Instead, it’s twofold: It would reward people willing to lie about what the they knew, and … Continue reading

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