Why Does Paul Krugman Still Have a Job at the New York Times?

It is a mystery. Intemperate language and pure ignorance are not exactly the ingredients for a persuasive and intelligent column on policy issues--or any other issues, for that matter--but increasingly, Krugman's columns feature little else. Maybe the next time the New York Times wants to put out an editorial about legal issues, they will ask an …

Blog Post Title of the Day

"Money Rules Elections--Except When It Doesn't." Read the whole thing. I guess it's too much to think that people who believe Citizens United is destroying the fabric of Western Civilization will reconsider their beliefs upon reading Walter Olson's post. But hope springs eternal.

I’ll Know that We Live In a Small Government World . . .

When the federal government doesn't arbitrarily move to destroy businesses like 23andMe. Incidentally, I find the following to be a very good question: Is it relevant that governments themselves, through their law enforcement agencies, run elaborate saliva-, blood- and DNA-collection operations that are hedged with few of the protections of voluntariness, privacy and openness that one finds with 23andMe? You can, of course, …

The Latest in Government Overreach (Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act Edition)

Your federal government--and mine--has found a new way to prevent the statute of limitations from running regarding claims that the government has been defrauded. It now employs the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act to claim that since the United States is at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the government can take longer to get around …

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