he election season is upon us, and we're hearing the usual political promises about raising wages. Democrats pledge to raise the minimum wage and assure equal pay for equal work for men and women. Republicans usually oppose those things, but their explanations are typically lame. Some even endorse raising the minimum wage because they think opposition will cost them elections. When supporters of the free market declare their opposition to minimum-wage or equal-pay-for-equal-work legislation, writes Sheldon Richman, they must at the same time emphasize that the reigning corporate state compromises the market process in fundamental ways, usually to the detriment of workers.
Fourth Amendment advocates win big in Lange v. California.
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A social media struggle in the New Hampshire L.P. fractured a state party and triggered a national meltdown.
Once again, it shows just how hard it is to hold bad officers accountable.
A Study Finds That Crash Injuries in 5 States Rose After They Legalized Marijuana Use but Not After They Allowed Marijuana Sales
Adding to the puzzle, another study from the same organization found "no increased crash risk" associated with cannabis consumption.