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A Lament About Our Post-Constitutional Politics

  The world is full of problems. Serious problems: poverty, crime, injustice, corruption, disease, violence, bigotry, terrorism, and on and on. It always has been. And it is natural for people to want to fix all the problems– or at … Continue reading

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On the Problem of “Black and White Thinking”

The blanket rejection of black and white thinking is itself a form of black and white thinking– black and white thinking about black and white thinking. And if black and white thinking about black and white thinking is valid then … Continue reading

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Why Companies Like Apple Should Not Give Government Backdoor Access to Encrypted Customer Data

If you haven’t heard already, Apple has published an open letter explaining that the technology company will not be giving the U.S. Government access to their customer’s encrypted data. The government wants that data to use in law enforcement and anti-terrorism. … Continue reading

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Reasons to Oppose the Legalization of Recreational Drugs

In recent years it has become increasingly trendy to favor the legalization of recreational drugs. Proponents of drug legalization make some good arguments, citing both practical as well as increasingly popular libertarian philosophical reasons. I am certainly sympathetic to many of … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Court Edict – Some Thoughts on Kim Davis and Civil Disobedience

I haven’t followed the Kim Davis controversy closely, so I haven’t really formed a strong opinion of her specific case. However I do feel strongly that just as we make room for conscientious objectors related to war, we absolutely need … Continue reading

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