Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss
A murky legal footing isn’t good for businesses, and it isn’t good for folks who only want to hold down a decent job without letting their health get the better of them.
Ignorance of the law is not a defense for breaking the law, as the old saying goes. But how exactly has the law been communicated to the people over time?
This week: Space, Family, Health, Transportation, Creatures, and Government!
Today: Crime, Health, Labor, Government, and Media!
This week: Government, Family, Media, Transportation, and Politics
I’m going to miss having a President who speaks to our ideals rather than our id.
This Week!: Family, Cities, Health, Media, Religion, and Sports!
The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.
In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.
Smaller government can’t be the sine qua non of the politics of freedom in a Wagner’s Law world.
Truman, Oppenheimer, and the H-Bomb
Then after elections, comes governance. In theory.
Repeat after me: Tax what you don’t want, not what you do.
In Which I Throw Water On Enthusiasm
Humanity, it turns out, sucks at democracy. Maybe we need more binders full of women.
This Week! Cities, Crime, Education, Government, Science, and Worlds!
This Week: Education, Transportation, Business, Government, Labor, and Sleep
This week: Money, Crime, Government, Nature, Health, Brains!
This week! Europe, Crime, Democracy, Government, and Education!
This Week: Sports, Food, Resources, Government, Cities, and Technology!
This Week! Crime, Daesh, Politics, Government, Housing, and Society! (Also, Happy Holidays)
This week: Health, Education, Business, Poilitics, Government, and Society.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
In which I tell big government and big corporations to get off my lawn.
Burt Likko is mildly surprised that the political response didn’t include confiscation of law-abiding citizens’ hunting rifles and imposition of an abortion quota.
It’s called “winning.”
Burt Likko thinks that Citizens United and McCutcheon were correctly decided. But how can he square that conclusion with his recent Ordinary Court opinion?
Do you have a right to a product that must be provided to you through governmental coercion?
Burt Likko is no rail engineer. But he is a lawyer, and that means he can offer at least one suggestion to moderate the ongoing boondoggle that is the California High Speed Rail Project.
What would J. Edgar have said about this?
Part VII of my continuing intermittent series of posts publicly worrying about California lighting its money on fire with a high-speed rail construction project.
Concerning disaster porn and the publication of disasters.
Who wins when the government shuts down?
An unemployed California surfer buys lobster with his SNAP card — wait, where have I heard this before?
By James Hanley Note: This post is part of our League Symposium on inequality. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far, click here. What, if anything, is wrong with inequality? From my perspective as a libertarian, inequality of wealth per se is…