This Wednesday, the city council of Elk Grove, California, will consider a bill to ban smoking in all apartment buildings, publicly or privately owned. You might see this as an effort to "harass the people and eat out their substance." Others prefer to call it "public health policy." From Elk Grove to Westminster, writes Gene Healy, we seem to have forgotten what governments are for: to secure us in our basic rights and otherwise mind their own business.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
A Messina, New York, police officer is under investigation after video showed him intentionally slamming a door into a car several times.
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”