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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.
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Shootings: Why Don't Schools Have Better Security?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/15/2018

High-quality security is apparently still not a priority for many parents whose demonstrated preferences show otherwise.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/15/2018
There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.
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How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/05/2018
The Wright brothers spent most of their post-1903 careers suing other inventors who were doing the much-needed work of improving airplane technology.
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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.
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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.
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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.
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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.
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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.
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Before Roe v. Wade, Abortion Had Always Been a State and Local Matter

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/24/2018
In the late 19th century, anti-abortion activists went to state legislatures for restrictions, while the federal government was mostly ignored.
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