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The National Defense Authorization Act

Recently the US Senate passed a defense appropriations act that seems to contain some disturbing curtailments of the right to due process guaranteed under the sixth amendment. Now the US already denies due process to those it classifies as “enemy … Continue reading

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Regulating the Internet and Why Online Piracy Isn’t Stealing

Two bills currently being debated in Congress should worry advocates of user-generated content and free-speech protections: the Protect IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Among other things, these bills seek to … Continue reading

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Elections in Russia: how many ballots can you fill out?

There’s a saying in Russia: “You don’t get to choose your political leaders anymore than you get to choose your parents.” Or something like that. So it’s not surprising that Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party took home a plurality of … Continue reading

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College parties in the US and Diploma Mills in the Czech Republic

The American university system is, as the saying goes, wasted on the young. Reading is down, writing is down and so not surprisingly learning seems to be down too. With the ridiculous rising costs of college these days this doesn’t … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling economic predictions

Great Power Mathew Yglesias is at it again delivering reason to the prevaricating milquetoasts that make up the class of European policymakers. Instead of idling in diplomatic motorcades and allowing speculators to continuously attack the ability of the Italian government … Continue reading

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Mexico: guns, drugs and drones

Should Mexico turn some of the $190+ million it’s getting from the US this year (ostensibly to fight its internal drug war) into unmanned aircraft and start dropping bombs on machine gun retailers north of the border? This is the … Continue reading

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Libya and the pablum of the left

Michael Berube has written a really thoughtful essay regarding some of the issues surrounding, as he puts it, the Manichean Left’s critique of NATO’s intervention in Libya. Basically he warns against the tendency of some on the left to criticize … Continue reading

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