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Brickbat: The Terrorists Have Won

The French government will not allow giant TV screens to be placed in open places for crowds to watch the World Cup. The French Interior Ministry has said that, because of terrorism concerns, any organized viewings must be held in “strictly controlled areas” with heavy …

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How Crony Capitalism Leads to Political Corruption

“Are you on the take?” When I tried to get Edgewater, New Jersey, politicians to answer that question, the mayor wouldn’t discuss it, ultimately telling me, “You may sit down.” The town of Edgewater is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Anyone fortunate enough …

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SCOTUS May Yet Approve Gay Wedding Cake Demands

Kamala Harris, a Democratic senator from California, says Jack Phillips should have been forced to bake gay wedding cakes because “our constitution requires equal protection under the law.” Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, says this week’s Supreme Court ruling in Phillips’ favor is …

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Kanye West Supported Trump and Enraged Many. He’s Still Holding on to His Pop Audience.

Kanye West shook up many of his pop star colleagues and many fans by going very public on Twitter in April with enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump, symbolized by photos of West wearing a MAGA hat. West didn’t say much about policy, merely that …

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Colorado’s Governor, Who Founded a Brewpub, Nixes Cannabis ‘Tasting Rooms’

Yesterday Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed the latest attempt to give recreational cannabis consumers in his state someplace aside from private residences where they can legally use the marijuana they have been legally buying since the beginning of 2014. Hickenlooper erroneously claimed that H.B. 18-1258, …

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Flirting With Presidential Run, Former Starbucks CEO Says America Needs to Address National Debt

Howard Schultz, the longtime Starbucks executive who helped turn the Seattle-based coffeeshop chain into a globe-dominating brand, has announced that he’s stepping down from the company at the end of the month. After flirting with the idea of running for president in 2016, Schultz’ decision …

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Political Ignorance and Voting for a Lesser Evil

On June 7, voters in the Canadian province of Ontario will be going to the polls to choose a new government for the province. Toronto Globe and Mail columnist Marcus Gee has an interesting article arguing that all three major-party options in the election are …

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(When) Should Lower Courts Try to Predict Supreme Court Rulings?

It is largely eclipsed by some of its other rulings and non-rulings of the day, but one of the most interesting things that the Supreme Court failed to decide yesterday was how lower courts are supposed to read a 4-1-4 Supreme Court decision with no …

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San Francisco Voters Choose Between a 1000 Percent Tax Increase and a 500 Percent Tax Increase

San Francisco voters head to the polls today for the city’s municipal elections, where they will elect a new mayor and a council member, known as a supervisor. Also before voters is a pair of initiatives that offer the electorate a choice between sharply increasing …

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Trump Spurns Eagles While Falsely Pegging Them as Anthem-Refuseniks

Last night, President Donald Trump announced that he was rescinding his White House invitation to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles after only a fraction of the team planned to attend today’s 3 p.m. ceremony. “They disagree with their President because he insists that they …

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