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Friday, March 29, 2013

These a**holes in Congress just don't stop.  Now they want it to be a crime to "conspire to commit" a violation of a website's terms of service, with a potential 20 year maximum penalty.  Wow, literally every user of the internet could potentially be guilty.  Aaron Swartz was just the beginning.  Pay attention people, there is more going on in this country than just the gay marriage debate.  Call or email your local Congressman and give em a piece of your mind.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The recent behavior of the police in the Chris Dorner manhunt was beyond shameful, with cops opening fire on trucks that sort of looked like Dorner's, but actually were different colors and models, and wounding innocent women in the process.  This kind of behavior is completely ridiculous, but also par for the course for police in Los Angeles.  I'm sure no one lost their job over this insanity.
It seems obvious to me, but not to everybody, so to reiterate: You Cannot Make the Poor Richer By Making the Rich Poorer.  From Richard Epstein at Stanford's Hoover Institute.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Victor Davis Hanson offers his take on our Brave New World.  It ain't pretty.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

How A Fired Republican Staffer Became a Powerful Martyr for Internet Activists.  This isn't an R vs. D issue.  It is a new order vs. old order issue.  And while the old order has been winning, the new order is rapidly gaining in strength.  Hopefully we will soon reach a tipping point on copyright issues.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Clarence Thomas gave a great interview at Harvard Law School recently, that is well worth checking out, whether you agree or disagree with his views.