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October 16, 2005

“Facing surgery without insurance”
“there is something at core in people that -- if given a chance -- is begging to come out and make itself known”
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September 08, 2005

Deadly Bureaucracy
Rep. Bobby Jindall (R-La): “A sheriff in my district office reported being told that he would not get the resources his office needed to do its job unless he emailed a request. The parish was flooded and without electricity!”
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September 07, 2005

Reason: Matt Welch: Did the rumor mill help kill Katrina victims?
“As we cast about for blame to lay, and lessons to learn for the next catastrophe, it’s worth asking whether our haste to confirm our suspicions by believing the worst prevented us from doing our best”
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September 04, 2005

“Katrina was the anti-9/11”
“On Sept. 11, Rudy Giuliani took control. The government response was quick and decisive. The rich and poor suffered alike. Americans had been hit, but felt united and strong. Public confidence in institutions surged.”
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September 03, 2005

Who to Blame?
“Opinions are divided as to the cause of the crisis in New Orleans. Though regrettably incomplete, this handy guide might help those who aren’t yet sure who or what to blame”
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September 01, 2005

A letter from the front
“We have commandered the world famous French Quarter Bar to turn into an makeshift clinic ... Our biggest adventure today was raiding the Walgreens on Canal under police escort”
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July 28, 2005

Radley Balko: Justice Often Served By Jury Nullification
A damn fine article. If you ever expect to serve on a jury, read it.
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July 23, 2005

“Handcuffs and Stethoscopes,” The DEA’s war on doctors
“As quarry for D.E.A. agents, doctors offered several advantages over crack dealers. They were not armed ... And unlike the typical crack dealer living with his mother, they had valuable assets that could be seized and shared by the federal, state and local agencies fighting the drug war.”
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July 21, 2005

“They are not hiding in some dingy cave in the unmapped hinterlands of Waziristan. They are in mainland Europe.”
He’s talking about two human butchers, and they have no association with Al Qaeda. Please, read the whole thing.
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June 26, 2005

A Glide Path to Ruin
“More than two centuries of American government produced a cumulative national debt of $5.7 trillion when Mr. Bush was elected in 2000. And now that is expected to almost double by 2010, to $10.8 trillion.”
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June 08, 2005

The Costs of Marijuana Prohibition: An Economic Analysis
“As Milton Friedman and over 500 economists have now said, it’s time for a serious debate about whether marijuana prohibition makes any sense”
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May 11, 2005

Pain relief is major casualty of drug war
“As federal prosecutors target physicians who prescribe large doses of pain-killing drugs because they can also be abused, doctors are increasingly afraid to provide relief for sick people with intractable pain.”
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April 23, 2005

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April 03, 2005

It’s a Flat World, After All
Thomas Friedman tells you some things you already know (and some you don’t), but tied together in a new way. Call it Globalization 3.0
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March 13, 2005

EduDude: Truth In Education
A debunking of educational myths
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November 23, 2004

American Digest: My Mother at Ninety
“We don’t believe the man who tells about the time in her early seventies that she danced on his bar”
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October 16, 2004

An American scapegoat in London
‘I rejoice every time I hear of another American soldier dying!’
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September 24, 2004

Why public school teachers send their kids to private schools
“I work at that restaurant and, trust me, you don’t want to eat there.”
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August 12, 2004

An American in Tunisia
A wonderful story from Michael Totten about alleged ‘anti-Americanism’ in Arab lands
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July 15, 2004

I reckon I’s 2 dumb 2 reed dis Ivy League writin’
The words ‘condescending Yankee’ leap to mind, among others, like ‘regional bigot’
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June 28, 2004

PJ O’Rourke gets stuck in the echo chamber
“When was the last time a conservative talk show changed a mind?”
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May 31, 2004

PJ O’Rourke: America, Recuse Thyself!
“At a theoretical level there may be no reason why Isolationism, Protectionism and Nativism should be conjoined. But we can hardly have Larry and Curly without Moe.”
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May 28, 2004

Neal Boortz thinks you’re stupid
“I’ve come to the reluctant but inescapable conclusion that about 50% of the adults in this country are simply too ignorant and functionally incompetent to be living in a free society”
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March 28, 2004

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March 16, 2004

Sane commentary from Greg Greene on Georgia’s court-ordered redistricting
“I have one thing to say to the spinmeisters: not so fast”

 



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