If the great unspoken wish of campaign "reformers" is to allow party pros to control elections, and have "outside groups" sit on the sidelines, then their great unspoken fear is that campaign ads might actually persuade. After all, if campaign ads never worked, then who spent what on them would not matter. This raises two possibilities, writes A. Barton Hinkle. The first is that the people are so incredibly stupid a few 30-second spots can lead them by the nose. If that is the case, then the real objection is not advertising—but democracy itself.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.
Virginia Is About To Require a Government License for 'Art Therapy,' Because Glue and Scissors Are 'Potentially' Dangerous
The real motive for laws like this has nothing to do with scissors and glue. It's all about protectionism.
Rep. Camille Lilly, who authored the bill, says her legislation will lead to more safety, convenience, and jobs.
The global total fertility rate fell by more than half, from 5 births per woman in 1960 to 2.4 today. But don't panic!