By Sam Bocetta Did you ever think that there would come a time when going to work or meeting with consenting individuals would be acts punishable under the law? Or if going to a grocery store or something as basic as getting a haircut would be forbidden by the authorities? To say that the coronavirus has changed the world as we knew it is an understatement. It has made … [Read more...] about Why Everyone is Vulnerable When the Government Determines the Essentialness of Someone’s Livelihood
By Kerry McDonald Halloween is creepy this year and it has nothing to do with the costumes and face paint. Several cities and counties have placed an outright ban on children’s trick-or-treating due to COVID-19 fears, while others are strongly urging families to forgo the practice. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises individuals and families to … [Read more...] about Trick-or-Treating Bans Are the Scariest Part of Halloween in 2020
By Robert E. Wright While presumed experts in Washington look for data that will justify reopening the economy, the third branch of government, the judiciary, has hardly been mentioned in the crisis to date but could play a key role in breaking any political stalemate. So my spirits soared when I saw a partial headline reading “Coronavirus: Battle Breaks Out As Beach … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t Americans Suing Their Way Out of Lockdown?
By Robert E. Wright It is becoming increasingly difficult to reject the hypothesis that California lawmakers are trying to solve their state’s notorious housing crisis by driving out everyone who isn’t a lover of earthquakes, fires, to-die-for weather, and arbitrary government. Their latest Constitutional faux pas is AB5, which, among many other things, limits California … [Read more...] about California’s Contractor Law Violates Free Speech
By Gary M. Galles When I took history and government in school, many critical issues were misrepresented, given short shrift, or even ignored entirely. And those lacunae undermined my ability to adequately understand many things. Randall Holcombe’s new book, Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History, fills in some very substantial gaps, particularly with … [Read more...] about Why America’s Founders Didn’t Want a Democracy