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Vijay Boyapati: The Bullish Case for Bitcoin

During the 2008 presidential election, Vijay Boyapati quit his job as an engineer at Google to campaign for Ron Paul in New Hampshire. A few years after that, he discovered bitcoin, and in 2018 he published an essay on Medium titled "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin," which got widespread attention and was translated into more than 20 languages. Boyapati,...

Pro Football Player Carl Nassib's Coming Out Is a Non-Issue, and That's Awesome

Carl Nassib, a defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, made pro sports history Monday by revealing that he's gay. He's the first man in the NFL to come out as gay while being an active professional player. This should be the biggest LGBT news during Pride Month, but it has already come and gone and most people have moved on. Nassib's announcement...

Mom Faces Felony Charges For Taking a Drug Prescribed by Her Doctor While Pregnant

Seven cops swarmed the home of an Alabama mom charged with the dastardly crime of taking a painkiller prescribed by her doctor while she was pregnant with her son—who, by the way, is perfectly fine and now eight-months-old. In 2020, stay-at-home-mom Kim Blalock of Florence, Alabama, was pregnant with her sixth child. A year earlier, she'd had surgery...

SCOTUS Refuses 'To Print a New Permission Slip for Entering the Home Without a Warrant'

In California v. Lange (2019), the California Court of Appeal held that a police offer may always enter a suspect's home without a warrant if the officer is in "hot pursuit" of the suspect and has probable cause to believe that the suspect has committed a misdemeanor. Today, in an important win for Fourth Amendment advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court...

Inside the Battle Over the Soul of the Libertarian Party

Joseph Bishop-Henchman resigned Friday as chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), after a controversy that began three months ago with provocative tweets, intensified two weeks ago with an attempted schism of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party (LPNH), and has now turned into a battle for the soul of America's third-largest political party....

Judge Rejects New York City's Ban on Cops Compressing Suspects' Diaphragms

Recent years have seen a string of high-profile deaths brought on by police officers restricting people's breathing during arrest, leading some cities to reconsider cops' use of chokeholds and similar tactics. For instance, last summer, in the wake of George Floyd's death, New York City passed a law banning police from "restraining an individual in...

GB News Stands Up to UK Cancel Culture and Wins

It's a familiar story by now: somebody says something, or even hints that they might say something, that self-appointed thought police find offensive. Those hypersensitive types, who often aren't even part of the speaker's audience, then set out to intimidate third parties into cutting off funding so that the targeted speakers face financial ruin for...

Brickbat: Foiled Again

At around 7 a.m. in March 2020, an Alberta SWAT team knocked in the door of the home rented by Joshua Bennett and Jennifer Hacker. At the same time, an armored vehicle knocked out their living room window and cops fired tear gas into the home and tossed in a stun grenade. They arrested the pair, took them to Calgary police headquarters and questioned...

What People Get Wrong About Capitalism

Last week, I debunked three myths about capitalism. Here are four more: Myth Number Four: Capitalism creates unsafe workspaces. "Greedy capitalists" will risk workers' lives to increase production if government, through agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), doesn't stop that. It's logical to assume that government...

The Feds Can't Compel States to Enforce Restrictions on Guns or Immigrants

When state and local officials decline to help enforce federal firearm rules they view as unconstitutional, The New York Times says, they are adopting "a legally shaky but politically potent strategy" with racist roots. But when state and local officials decline to help enforce federal immigration rules they view as "unjust, self-defeating and harmful...

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