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August 11, 2015

Single-payer environmentalism: A recipe for disaster(s)

The EPA is being roundly, and deservedly, attacked for the recent spill of toxic chemicals into the Animas River in Colorado—a nasty accident that's turned the picturesque waterway an ugly yellow-orange. Locals are especially angry that the Agency hasn't been forthcoming about precisely what damage has been done. The EPA itself seems confused, as ...

May 21, 2013

Scalia's other footnote: why is footnote four always such a threat to the Constitution?

The internet is all a tizzy over a footnote in yesterday's City of Arlington v. FCC decision. In the footnote, Justice Scalia pointlessly criticized a party’s name. Although footnotes are sometimes used for such playground antics, others have fundamentally reshaped our law. The most famous of the latter – Footnote 4 from United States v. ...

June 02, 2010

Perspective on the oil spill

Author: Daniel Himebaugh Ashton Ellis of Freedom Line Blog calls attention to the unfortunate truth about the oil spill in this post, which our readers should check out.  Ellis writes, "The most toxic substance floating around Louisiana's coastline isn't oil — it's the confusion that comes with the federal government ...