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Danger: Cops are on the Road


“Once police stop you, a ticket is the least of your worries,” writes Jacob Sullum early on in his new Reason article “10 Ways a Roadside Police Stop Can Go Wrong.”
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US Sparking Another Tanker War with Iran?


Is the US military about to take out four Iranian tanker ships carrying gasoline to Venezuela? US Sanctions on both countries have drawn them together as the rest of the world has been warned off trade. But Washington's neocons are furious that the two "pariah" states are trading with each other even though there is nothing legally the US can do to stop them. RPI's Daniel McAdams joins PressTV's "The Debate" to discuss the possibility of a US attack...
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Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Rescue, Justices Void Much of Governor’s Coronavirus Crackdown


Politicians across America who have been trampling on liberty via a multitude of mandates imposed in the name of countering coronavirus should beware. There may be a court of jurisdiction stomping out your tyrannical efforts soon.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court led the way to restoring respect for limits on government power on Wednesday when it voided much of Wisconsin Governor Ton Evers’ restrictions on commerce, travel, and other exercises of liberty purportedly imposed to protect people’s health.
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Three Reminders from The Bill of Rights


As a condition for accepting the Constitution, the American people demanded the enactment of the Bill of Rights immediately after ratification of the Constitution. They had been assured that the Constitution was calling into existence a national government whose powers were limited to those enumerated in the Constitution. But that did not satisfy them. They wanted a Bill of Rights to make it clear that the federal government was prohibited from doing the things that are listed in the Bill of Rights.
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Amid Record-Breaking Job Losses in America, Military Contractors Are Hiring


Tens of millions of jobs have disappeared over the last couple months after government actions taken in the name of countering coronavirus sank an already suffering economy, including through mandating that many businesses shut down. Nevertheless, one group of American businesses — military contractors — is still going strong and seeking to hire many people.
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Brooklyn District Attorney Refuses to Prosecute People Arrested for Not Complying with Social Distancing Mandates


It is refreshing to see government officials across America refuse to participate in all or part of the ongoing coronavirus crackdowns. A new action in this admirable secession from the authoritarianism was taken by Eric Gonzalez, the district attorney for the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Gonzalez has chosen not to prosecute any of the 40 people police have arrested in the borough from March 17 through May 4 for violating social distancing mandates imposed in the name of countering coronavirus.
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Unexceptional? Coronavirus and the End of American Empire

The underlying narrative - some call it a "myth" – of American foreign policy is the country’s exceptional position on the world stage. This is the bipartisan consensus. However, the reality is very different. The global pandemic has demonstrated the U.S. should focus on its own exceptional problems at home. CrossTalking with Daniel McAdams and George Szamuely...
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Rep. Justin Amash has Another National Media Interview about His Libertarian Presidential Campaign. He Again Says Nothing Libertarian.


On Thursday, I wrote about Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI), in a ten-minute interview at MSNBC focused on why he is interested in seeking the Libertarian Party presidential nomination, saying nothing libertarian. Further, I noted that, when Amash was asked about what a libertarian would do concerning coronavirus (a policy area where government is heavily restricting people’s exercise of liberty, intentionally shutting down much of the economy, and spending with abandon), Amash chose to promote adding a new government program to hand out money to people — something the host noted does not sound like a limited government proposal.
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