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    Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights and chief architect of the worrying expansion of Title IX-based sexual misconduct tribunals on college campuses, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

  • In his final press conference, President Obama expressed confidence that the Russian government was involved in the alleged hacking of the DNC. He also thought the perception of Democrats as "latte sipping, politically correct" hurt them in the election.
  • Earlier today, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the hack and James Comey.
  • Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla defended his thesis that liberal reliance on identity politics made them lose.
  • Female Stanford University alumni push back on administration's scolding of band members for making sexually suggestive comments.

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  1. Fist’s secret is for sale.

    1. Quit juicing. It ruining the game!

      1. Am i the only one mashing F5??!

    2. Fist’s secret is for sale.

      I’d buy that for a dollar!

      Nah, just kidding. Once everybody knows it, it’s not effective any longer.

    3. Hello.

      “Earlier today, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the hack and James Comey.”

      Loser. She’s a loser. Simple as that.

      1. She got more popular votes than both Obama in the 2008 primary and Trump in the 2016 election, and still didn’t make the Oval Office.

        Makes you wonder if that’s how the devil tricked her into selling him her soul:

        “You want to be President? I’ll make sure you get more votes than anyone who runs against you!!!”
        “Really? Sign me up, Beelz!”

        1. “You want to be President? I’ll make sure you get more votes than anyone who runs against you!!!”

          Gold. Fucking gold.

      2. I thought the Russians gave her more votes than voters in Detroit? That still didn’t lock Michigan for her? Am I in the wrong cycle?

    4. Fist’s secret is for sale.

      I’ll just wait until Assange posts it on Wikileaks.

      1. You’re assuming the squirrels don’t get to him first

      2. The Russians are holding onto that one for blackmail.

    5. Slip Robby a twenty every two weeks?

      1. Bottle of hair conditioner is worth it’s weight in gold. Know your customer.

      1. Fine. You can pay not to reveal it.

    6. Woo Hoo! You’re my hero again, Playa!

    7. Just spill it. Information wants to be free!

    8. I’m not even doing this anymore.

  2. In his final press conference,

    Bullshit.

    1. Yeah, this guy will never leave our TV sets. Never.

    2. Apparently, Obama told Putin to his face about not crossing a red line with all that hacking.

    3. Well last one of the year anyway. Aren’t you going to miss him Playa?

      Another news, Tahoe is getting shafted this season. Many inches of water but not cold enough for snow. Those lucky enough to be closer to Mammoth did better as they have the elevation. Aw shucks I’m going skiing anyway.

      1. Mammoth the first week of Jan. The low there is 1F tonight.

          1. You think I don’t know this? I’m going to need ice skates at Squaw.

            1. Mansplaining at its worst.

              1. I even explained with pictures!

  3. Earlier today, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the hack and James Comey.

    If she lives another 1,000 years, will she eventually come to “I was a terrible candidate”?

    1. Don’t curse us.

  4. Top model agencies agencies fined ?1.5m for price-fixing

    Five top modelling agencies and a trade association have been fined a total of ?1.5m for colluding to fix charges.

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said they “regularly and systematically” exchanged information and discussed prices.

    The biggest fine was given to the Storm agency, which has used models such as Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.

    Three of the agencies – Storm, Models One and Premier – said they would appeal against the fines.

    The CMA said the five agencies got together regularly to agree on a minimum level of prices – which is against the law.

    It also accused the Association of Model Agents (AMA), the trade association, of sending round emails to its members telling them to keep prices high.

    However, the CMA stressed that big name “top models” were not involved in the price-fixing.

    1. The CMA said the five agencies got together regularly to agree on a minimum level of prices – which is against the law.

      And yet the State can set a minimum price for labor.

      1. Living wage!

        1. “Living wage”
          Make it mandatory for to pay people in unslaightered livestock. Problem solved.

  5. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Wait until they find out that you’re a white male.

    1. Woh woh woh! You guys are missing the lead. Who the fuck made Robby an “associate editor?” He’s not even qualified to be an intern!

      1. Sometimes contributors get title-inflation to “editor.” I’m not saying it happened here, just that some publications do it.

      2. Seems that is like “associate” at the convenience store, rather than at a law firm.

  6. Clinton blamed her loss on the hack

    Well, I realize Hard Choices wasn’t exactly expertly written, but ….

    1. I lol’d

  7. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Hopefully the others on the committee are so enraptured by your hair that they allow you to make real progress on making the government actually notice that civil rights are still a thing.

    1. He will lobby vehemently to ensure every kid in the DC area will have access to shampoo and a hair brush.

  8. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    No fucking way. Go home, Soave, you’re drunk!

    1. Calm down, Pan. It’s D.C. *Comics*.

      1. That’s even worse! Supergirl doesn’t need a Robbyhorse companion!

        1. Comet doesn’t have a mane as magnificent as Robby’s.

  9. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    It’s true, that Robby hasn’t always been perfect on Civil Rights…

  10. Female Stanford University alumni

    Technically they’re alumnae. Or alumn?, if you want to be pretentious.

    1. If I don’t get to be pretentious, I really don’t have anything left.

      1. “‘Pretentious’?! *Moi*?!”

      2. You’ve still got your Monocle and orphans don’t you?

        1. You’ve still got your Monocle and orphans don’t you?

          Lost ’em in ’08. The Reign of Lord Obama’s been hard on the ol’ bank account . . .

  11. Guys, I re-discovered this. Such good satire on the right and left, especially SJWs. Also, they called November back in April

    The Privilege Game

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOMpxsiUg2Q

    1. That was pretty good.

  12. Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

    Her husband repeatedly used messages of hope in his presidential campaigns and during his time in office.

    But US First Lady Michelle Obama has struck a much less upbeat tone in her last TV interview before the family leaves the White House.

    Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election.

    “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she said. […]

    “Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis, ‘Hey it’s going to be ok, let’s remember the good things we have, let’s look at the future, let’s look at all the things that we’re building…” she says.

    “All of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn’t in vain, that their lives aren’t in vain. What do we do if we don’t have hope?”

    1. Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election.

      Right. Hope in America rang from every rooftop until 12 minutes ago.

      1. Not a Trump fan, but at least there’s a chance of some positive change now. It’s been proven that Obama was a terrible president–no need to wonder about that anymore.

          1. In a few years, maybe I can buy some bonds!

            1. I was thinking the same thing. Bond rates have been effectively zero for a long time.

          2. You know, with at 401k windfall, you should really consider donating to the DNC. The DNC has begun a fund to restore the free and open election process. It is called the Bernie fund …

    2. What do we do if we don’t have hope?

      Perhaps we could rely on “change”?

      1. I do have a quarter in my pocket

        1. I have a whole roll of quarters.

        2. Yeah, that oughta do it.

        3. With the post-election Trump bump, that quarter is already worth 26 cents

          1. Trump bump

            Something ebullient voters will refer to with pride in a few months.

    3. “Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis, ‘Hey it’s going to be ok, let’s remember the good things we have, let’s look at the future, let’s look at all the things that we’re building…” she says.

      When did Barack do any of that?

      1. Oh, he did lots of it. To his sycophants in the U.S. genpop. Everybody else got the latte-foam-coated middle finger.

      2. YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT.

        /drops mic.

    4. The soaring stock market and optimism from businesses about 2017 are sure signs of lost hope.

    5. This is the longest December.

      1. IT’S A LOOOONG DECEMBER
        AND THERE’S REASON TO BELIEVE
        MAYBE THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER THAN THE LAST

        ::kills self::

        1. +1 Recovering The Satellites

        2. Right choice. That song is on my top ten worst.

    6. Speaking to talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Mrs Obama said America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election.
      “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like,” she said. […]

      If one doesn’t consider the Americans who wanted Trump to win, sure.

      1. To be fair, their “hope” is that the SJWs get far enough down the emotional gutter that they commit mass suicide.

    7. “Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis, ‘Hey it’s going to be ok, let’s remember the good things we have, let’s look at the future, let’s look at all the things that we’re building…” she says.

      “All of this is important for our kids to stay focused and to feel like their work isn’t in vain, that their lives aren’t in vain.

      If our kids and anyone else in our society are looking to the White House for meaning in motivation then we are already lost.

      The sentiment nicely encapsulates one of the things that’s wrong with American politics.

    8. Having a grown-up in the White House

      Yeah, I miss Ike too.

      Oh.

      You’re talking about your husband.

      Right.

      1. He struck as rather flippant more than anything and certainly not a leader.

        A yapper and a lecturer yes but not a statesman in the truest sense of the word.

        Much like the feminist we have up here.

    9. Really? Bullshit. Everyone I know is walking on air and feeling very hopeful. The stock market is shooting up like a rocket. How many trillions of dollars are we about to repatriate? I predict a resurgence in the economy the likes of which we have never seen.

      The wookie just has a sad because she won’t be able to jet off to europe with her 50 closest friends on the taxpayer’s dime any more. Fuck off Meeeshell.

      1. You clearly deal with grown adults, then. With 20-somethings and college progs, it’s “Wahhhh! Social justice is the worst it’s ever been! Our electors now have a choice between Civil War and World War III!!!”

    10. “America’s outlook had changed since Donald Trump won November’s election”

      Lady, you must not get out much. Because the vast majority of voters didn’t have hope. Including most of the Hillary voters who expected her to win a coronation. Even they were resigning themselves to four years of derp.

    11. Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

      LORD THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

    12. Whatever Michelle. STFU and enjoy your last taxpayer funded vacation. Try not to steal shit from the White House when you leave like Hillary did.

  13. Female Stanford University alumni push back on administration’s scolding of band members for making sexually suggestive comments.

    Of course they are. How will the bitches know who’s hot and who’s not if we shut down suggestive comments on campus?

    1. “Suck my asshole, Fritz,” Warty replied.

      I like where this is going…

    2. Oh c’mon, there’s gonna be a sequel, right?

      1. I wanna know what Warty does with the doomcock now. Will he now sport two members, like a snake? There is some new ground to be trod there for a writer, perhaps.

        1. I expect some John Woo, flying-through-air-in-slomo dual-wield shit.

    3. “I’m going to take you to a place where I can pay to have you raped to death by porcupines. And a place like that exists. I spent a weekend there once. It was hilarious.”

      Ah yes, the 57th century Fetish Emporium and Penal Colony on Quillis V. It’s lovely in the summer.

      1. I love well-traveled people.

  14. “From women Band alumni: Joking about sex is not sexual assault.
    Dear administrators,
    Women like sex and jokes about sex.
    Women do not like to be assaulted.
    We can tell the difference.”

    My son was in this band his freshman year. They have a great time, are talented, funny and irreverent. It would be great if they could stay that way.

    1. I hate everything about Stanford except for the band and Kerri Walsh.

      1. More of a Misty May fan myself.

  15. “Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla defended his thesis that liberal reliance on identity politics made them lose.”

    Look, here’s one academic with at least one foot in reality.

  16. If We Made Contact With Aliens How Would Religions React?

    In 2014, Nasa awarded $1.1M to the Center for Theological Inquiry, an ecumenical research institute in New Jersey, to study “the societal implications of astrobiology”.

    Some were enraged. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which promotes the division between Church and state, asked Nasa to revoke the grant, and threatened to sue if Nasa didn’t comply. While the FFR stated that their concern was the commingling of government and religious organisations, they also made it clear that they thought the grant was a waste of money. “Science should not concern itself with how its progress will impact faith-based beliefs.”

    The FFR’s argument might well be undermined, however, when the day comes that humanity has to respond to the discovery of aliens. Such a discovery would raise a series of questions that would exceed the bounds of science. For example, when we ask, “What is life?” are we asking a scientific question or a theological one? Questions about life’s origins and its future are complicated, and must be explored holistically, across disciplines. And that includes the way we respond to the discovery of aliens.

    This is not just an idle fantasy: many scientists would now argue that the detection of extraterrestrial life is more a question of when, not if.

    1. For example, when we ask, “What is life?”

      Baby don’t hurt me.

      1. *SLAP*

    2. I want a govt grant to study the psychological effects that the discovery that elves and goblins are real will have on sci-fi fans.

    3. Brigham Young theorized about the possibility of aliens from the moon, and other Mormons have talked about life on other planets. So I’m guessing the Church of Latter Day Saints will be fine.

      1. I think any creator religions would be fine.

        “God created the universe” vs “God created the universe and populated it with intelligent beings” is not very different.

      2. Yeah, there is an inordinate amount of Mormon science fiction writers that cleverly smuggle tenets of Mormon faith into their writings.

        1. Hey now, Orson used to be good!

      3. And of course, Scientologists.

    4. I’m gonna laugh my ass off when the first aliens land on Earth, step out of their flying saucer and the first thing they ask is if we’ve got a minute to talk about Zenu.

      1. Surely you meant Tarvu.

      2. When it turns out to be a cigar, won’t you have egg on your face!

    5. I am more interested in whether we will evangelize the aliens or will they evangelize us?

    6. We won’t. They’ve marked our whole area of space as off-limits on the galactic charts.

      They’re made out of meat.

      Alternatively, our whole planet could be marked as “mostly harmless” depending on your preference.

      1. Am interesting take on the Fermi paradox, to be sure.

      2. Why the shit would aliens not made out of meat have a concept of “meat”? As opposed to “complex self-replicating structures of organic molecules”?

        It would be like a silica-based lifeform writing a story about humans being revolted and horrified (rather than fascinated) at learning that the silica-beings’ planet was filled with intelligent sand-food.

    7. Eh, just as a religion geek, might be fun to do some predictions.

      Judaism: Might have some problems theologically

      Mainstream Christianity: Might also have some problems, with the idea a savior would be given to just one planet.

      Mormons: Probably immediately start planning missions to space. Religious missions, that is.

      Jehovah’s Witnesses: Same as Mormons

      Islam: Probably fine (to each nation (including, presumably, aliens) a prophet) but they’re gonna have a hard time explaining that whole “seal of the prophets” thing when multiple worlds exist. What made Earth so special as to get the last guy??

      Baha’i: Have been teaching that aliens are probably real since the 1800’s. They fine.

      Scientology: Suddenly validated, or in deep shit, after aliens confirm or deny the alien portions of their religion.

      Other various alien cults: See Scientology

      Buddhism: Probably fine with things.

      Taoism: I think they wouldn’t even care.

      Confucianism: Depends if the aliens are Virtuous. As in, the Five Virtues.

      Hinduism: Varies sect to sect, I imagine, Hinduism’s a diverse beliefset.

      Asatruar: Unless Marvel is right, there’s probably some issues here theologically.

      Tengriists: The Eternal Blue Sky got a lot more interesting.

      1. Pastafarians: already confirmed, planets are giant meatballs. Pass the sauce.

      2. Taoists would roll with it, it’s basically irrelevant to their arguments if humans are the only sentient species in the universe or one of many. It’s all part of The Way.

      3. Members of the Church of Beer: Dude, you good to drive?

        1. Jainism: Hey! Your flying saucer landed on an anthill!

      4. Billy Graham, the late Christian evangelist, when asked if there was a physical Heaven replied that he didn’t know.

        He went on to say that after death Christians might be sent to colonize other planets.

      5. “Might also have some problems, with the idea a savior would be given to just one planet.”

        Arguably, it would just be seen as inapplicable. Meaning, aliens are obviously not descended from Adam, thus not subject to original sin, and quite possibly not subject to anything recognizable to humans as sin, in which case they wouldn’t need a Savior. More likely they would be viewed as angels or devils, or something outside the terrestrial order.

    8. Because if there is one thing the Jesuits running the Vatican’s observatory is known for, it is their lack of intellectual curiosity.

      1. +1 The Sparrow

  17. Obama: I told Putin ‘cut it out’ on hacking

    Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama asserted Friday that a September confrontation with his Russian counterpart prompted Moscow to cease its cyber breach of the US election.

    During a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China, Obama said he insisted President Vladimir Putin “cut it out” and told him “there were going to be serious consequences if he didn’t.”

    “In fact we did not see further tampering of the election process,” Obama said at a year-end news conference. “But the leaks through Wikileaks had already occurred.”

    1. And Putin did cut it out by not hacking the DNC emails.

    2. Yeah, leaks != hacks. When are Democrats gonna admit that dump came from inside DNC?

      1. The clown panic has been replaced by the Russian panic.
        Maybe the clown scare was just a dry run for this circus

      2. They won’t, this is the new Florida recount. It’s going to fade after Trump becomes President but it will always pop up in arguments over the next four years.

        1. Can you send observers for the Electoral College? Also, where’s Aresen?

    3. Libertarians would have won YEARS ago if not for darned RUSSIAN HACKERS!!

      *shakes fist at imagined cyberthreat*

    4. I like how Obama makes it sound like he scolded Putin like a naughty child. Meanwhile, Russia’s got the upper hand of influence in Syria and has made the DNC so paranoid that they’ve turned True-Believing Progressives into neo-McCarthyites.

  18. Police Respond After Taking Blankets From Homeless

    Is it
    “After the police asked them to move, they did not, they were cited and their equipment was taken as evidence.”
    or
    “A police spokesperson explained, ‘The officers were just trying to protect them from possible smallpox.'”

    (Props to you-know-who)

  19. It isnt fair that people found out what a shitheel Clinton is. That wasn’t supposed to happen. That is why she lost. That is her story and she’s sticking with it.

    1. Sunlight is the best disinfectant

      1. That sounds like Russophobic propaganda, mister.

  20. How likely is it that Clinton is blackmailing Obama and is using threats to get him to use his popularity to push the “Putin hacked the election” bullshit.

    I just don’t know why he would risk his reputation on this nonsense other than being petty against Trump.

    1. being petty, BHO in a nutshell.

    2. It really is complete nonsense. Wikileaks told us how they got their info. Worse, my comment above really does encapsulate their argument. People found out the truth about Clinton and that isnt fair, wasn’t supposed to happen.

      It is absurd. This is the real reason they lost. They are unaware of just how bad they are so they just keep making stupid arguments.

      Who the fuck ever got elected by insulting voters?

        1. *narrows gaze at hockey puck*

      1. Who the fuck ever got elected by insulting voters?

        Does picking yourself and shooting your opponents (i.e. an insult of the physical variety) count?

      2. Trump?

  21. ‘Fake pot’ causing zombielike effects is 85 times more potent than marijuana

    (CNN)When dozens of people collapsed on a Brooklyn sidewalk over an 11-hour period on July 12, first responders immediately suspected “spice,” a synthetic cannabinoid sold in shiny packages and forever one step ahead of the law.

    An analysis published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine confirmed suspicions and revealed that the “fake pot,” which prompted bystanders to describe the scene in Bedford-Stuyvesant as “zombielike,” was 85 times more potent than marijuana.

    1. 85 times! My goodness that’s potent.

      Which is weird because anything more than 2x as potent as my typical brownie leaves me asleep on my couch.

    2. I give you: swank. 10 times more addictive than marijuana.

      1. MENDOZAAAAAAAAAAA!

      2. I didn’t know Hilary was that addictive.

        1. I hear her penis is dazzling.

  22. Reason associate editor Robby Soave

    Who?

    1. “Some guy.”

      /New Jersey accent

  23. Someone somehow managed to make it into adulthood without knowing what gelatin is

    You’ll Never Eat Another Gummy Bear or Marshmallow Again After Hearing What It’s Made From

    If you look at the ingredients on a package of gummy bears ? even organic ones ? you’ll see expected things like corn or brown rice syrup and sugar. But you’ll also see something called gelatin. Seems innocent enough, but its source might surprise you. Gelatin is a yellowish, odorless, and nearly tasteless substance that is made by prolonged boiling of skin, cartilage, and bones from animals. It’s made primarily from the stuff meat industries have left over ? we’re talking about pork skins, horns, and cattle bones. Ugh.

    1. DEAR SWEET LORD, NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    2. This writer’s an idiot. I’ve spent decades happily turning many of those ingredients into broths my family and friends rave about, especially when added to gravies, soups, stews . . .

      God in Heaven, just how fuckin’ dumb have some people become that they think gelatin’s a bad thing?

      1. I always add unflavored gelatin to beef stew. Not sure why that’s any more “disgusting” than all the delicious beef I also put in it.

    3. Who didn’t know this? Why do you think throwing bones in soups and sauces thicken them up?

      Also, bone marrow is excellent.

      1. Figured it was common knowledge.

        Beef comes from. . .COW.

        1. Carl Weathers certainly understands…

          1. +2 adults getting a stew on

        2. Don’t be silly. It comes from supermarkets.

    4. I have 2 rib bones simmering in my prime rib jus right now.

      I hade no idea they came from animals. Disgusting.

      1. I’d be happy to come over and, uh, “take care” of that little problem for you.

    5. Perhaps the author is just trying to enlighten the products of modern education.

    6. Is this the same idiot I heard recently on NPR breathlessly exposing the deep, dark secret of where carrageenan comes from and how ubiquitous that stuff is? God forbid they ever find out where milk comes from.

      1. COW BOOBS!?!?!

        1. Udderly disgusting!

        2. Did those Bovine Americans consent to having their sexual organs repeatedly fondled like that? I think not

          No, Bovine sexual assault would be a more accurate description.

          1. Mmm… rape milk…

            1. It tastes better when taken, not given. – barbarian

          2. Whoa. Never thought of it like that before.

            *** contacts cousin in Wisconsin ***

      2. About milk: I wonder whether the nascent idea of drinking the mammary secretions of other species would be permitted today.

    7. Yes, that’s dumb, but it’s still smarter than this one.

    8. look i hate vegans but I have never met one that didn’t know geletin was an animal product.

      I made some last night as a matter of fact. And to get a shit ton, use pig trotters.
      2 pigs feet
      1 skirt steak/botton plate/etc.
      2 veal marrow bones
      Simmer in 3 gallons of water for 10 hours
      strain and reduce to approximately 2 cups
      meat jelly good for anything…and please DON’T SEASON THIS or it will just turn into a salt lick.

      1. I use chicken backs, necks, and feet. So cheap, and so rich.

    9. Um so I am guessing these people have never made their own stock at home?

    10. Damn, I was really hoping that was a Vox article.

      I wonder if the writer is also a participant in the bone broth craze…

      1. You mean “stock”???

        I hear people talking about bone broth all the time, and it’s so irritating. IT’S STOCK, YOU ASSHOLES!!! DON’T PRETEND THAT YOU JUST FUCKING INVENTED IT!!!!

    11. Let me guess; Jenny thinks we should buy our meat at the grocery store where it is made and no animals are harmed. And milk comes from the grocery store.

      She should have to spend a couple of years living on a farm and only eating what she can produce herself.

      1. Menstrual blood?

    12. I’m starting to think the success of clickbait lies in the fact that dumb kids use the internet too, at ever increasing rates.

      I just… really want to believe some of the stories out there on online news have no appeal to adults. I’m probably wrong, but I want it to just be dumb kids clicking on stupid things driving up ad revenue causing writers to write stupid things to pander to the anonymous internet market.

  24. the perception of Democrats as “latte sipping, politically correct” hurt them in the election

    Because real Americans only drink pour over or French press.

  25. Chinese retirees could fuel he next overseas property boom

    When Mika Sun started looking for a retirement house for his parents, he had a few non-negotiable requirements.

    Decent healthcare was a must, as was a safe community and a pristine environment. It also had to be a good investment, at a price Sun ? a 35-year-old network engineer at a telecommunications firm in Shanghai ? could afford.

    This retirement dream of palm trees and sunny skies wasn’t in China, though. Like many well-travelled Chinese, Sun found what he was looking for overseas ? specifically, in Irvine, California, a city 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles in the US. He recently bought a townhouse there for his parents, and in a few years when he’s secured a US visa, he plans to move there for work and his parents will follow.

    Sun’s parents, who are both in their 60s, might even find it easy to acclimatise to their new, foreign home. As many of his Shanghai friends are buying properties in Irvine for themselves and their parents, they’ll be able to socialise in their native Shanghainese dialect.

    “I mainly considered the community. Chinese people like to live together, so it will be more comfortable for older people to have a neighbour they can talk to,” he says.

    1. Except in BC, where those damn furriners make everything expensive and are therefore evil, and must be punished.

      (But left-wing xenophobia is much better than right-wing xenophobia)

      1. Damn your, Rich Chinamen! We’ll tax you yet!

        /BC progs

        1. “What you mean, ‘Lich’?”

          1. Fucking hell, now I need an adventuring party of at least 9th level.

            Time to hit the tavern circuit, I guess…

    2. These are immigrants I will be glad to see show up here instead of widows and orphans from Syria.

      1. Communists and socialists??

        1. They’ll be dead soon, then we grab the estate.

        2. Realistically both the Chinese and Syrian immigrant groups will be dominated by socialists, so I guess rich socialists are preferable to poor socialists as they’ll contribute more and take less from the system. And as contributors, it might be easier to disabuse them of their socialist tendencies than it would be to disabuse socialists who are heavily dependent on government largesse. Ideally no socialists would be imported, but as we don’t currently have the technology to accurately screen immigrants for socialism I don’t know what can be done about it.

  26. Earlier today, Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the hack and James Comey.

    Did she specify which particular hack (besides Comey) she was referring to? And did she forget to mention the cunt, the dickhead, the shitweasel and the many, many dirtbags that all contributed?

    1. Podesta: “I have a name, you know!”

  27. Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Appointed > joined. You’re not out of the club just yet…

  28. What do we do if we don’t have hope?

    Check the contents of your other hand.

    *I hope somebody out there gets this.

    1. “Want in one hand” or “wish in one hand” are the more dominant formulations, but this does work.

    2. I get it. How could anyone not?

    3. Is this stealth advertising for Rogue One?

  29. Russian hackers tried, failed to breach Republican National Committee, officials say

    say
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    Russian hackers tried to penetrate the computer networks of the Republican National Committee, using the same techniques that allowed them to infiltrate its Democratic counterpart, according to U.S. officials who have been briefed on the attempted intrusion.

    But the intruders failed to get past security defenses on the RNC’s computer networks, the officials said. And people close to the investigation said it indicated a less aggressive and much less persistent effort by Russian intelligence to hack the Republican group than the Democratic National Committee. Only a single email account linked to a long-departed RNC staffer was targeted

    Do you need more proof yet, libertardians? THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN!

    1. So the Republicans were relatively competent at security, and the Democrats were wholly incompetent.

      1. Well it is much easier to be competant when you are hiring for skills rather than to right social injustices.

        1. Or, the children of donors the GOP hired to oversee their IT are superior to the children of donors the DNC hired.

          1. Their parents probably told them that backwards Republican nonsense of “Get a real degree!” or something.

      2. That’s the only logical conclusion one could make. But logic is teh hard.

    2. Remember kids, the Democratic Party is the party of progress and technology. Not like those stupid old Republican fuddy duddies who still use AOL CDs to get on the internet and use “12345” for all their passwords.

      1. You’d think they’d wise up and use their license plate number or something.

    3. “But the intruders failed to get past security defenses”

      Assuming this is accurate and true (and with everything that comes out of the mainstream press about Russia these days, the opposite should be assumed) this just translates out of techspeak to:

      “Some dumbass in the DNC clicked on a damn link from an phishing email. People who work at the RNC were smart enough not to fall for the obvious ploys of phishermen.”

  30. An Open Letter To ‘Mr.’ Trump: WTF Is Wrong With You!?

    Dear Mr. Trump:

    I refer to you as “Mr” because I do not recognize you as my president. Or anyone’s president for that matter. You lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, more than any president in United States history. And with the likely help of Russian hacks, oppressive voter ID laws, other acts of voter suppression and election fraud, and an embarrassingly neutered media, you squeaked out a measly 306 electoral votes, placing you in the bottom fifth of all presidents ever.

    It only gets better from there.

    1. I wish people would stop calling these things “open letters” and properly label them as “My grandstanding to the internet…”

    2. Well, he’s not anyone’s president yet. Although it sure as hell seems like it on the news.

    3. You lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes, more than any president in United States history.

      “HOW DOES POPULATION GROWTH WORK, I’M SO CONFUSED.”

      I refer to you as “Mr” because I do not recognize you as my president.

      I’m sorry, did you win a plurality of the electoral college, bitch?

      1. I have been thinking about that skit basically since it was obvious that Trump was the nominee. It’s disturbingly prescient.

      2. Deranged Clinton Supporter: But, Clinton won the popular vote!!
        Anyone Sane: Yeah, maybe, but Trump is taller.
        Deranged Clinton Supporter: What does that have to do with any…
        Anyone Sane: Exactly!

    4. The level of denial on the left tells me just how bad this is hurting them. It also gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.

      1. its almost as warm as whiskey.

    5. Our favorite transracial Shaun King had a similar tantrum a few days ago. It’s maybe even better stuff than the HuffPo guy’s.

      1. ‘m not a sore loser. For my entire life, I have called the man who won the presidential election, be they a Democrat or a Republican, by their rightful title of President of the United States. I didn’t vote for Ronald or either George….

        He was born in 1979.

        1. So basically only Dubya could be in his timeline. Clearly he’s not much of a mathematician, or maybe he’s talking about elementary school elections.

        2. Still technically correct that he didn’t vote for Ronald. Or Nixon, even!

        3. Maybe he means Ronald Paul?

      2. I love the accusations of charlatanism from the guy whose career is based on pretending to be black.

    6. You know what a President who is in the bottom fifth of electoral vote-getting is?

      President.

      When do the liberal tears stop flowing?

      1. An interesting tid-bit: Trump’s “bottom fifth of electoral vote-getting” puts him ahead of Truman, Kennedy, and Carter, i.e. half of the post-WW2 Democratic presidents. They might want to reconsider “going there”.

    7. There have been 58 Presidential elections. Here are the winners and their electoral vote totals:

      Washington 69
      Washington 132
      Adams 71
      Jefferson 73
      Jefferson 162
      Madison 122
      Madison 128
      Monroe 183
      Monroe 231
      Adams 84
      Jackson 178
      Jackson 219
      Van Buren 170
      Harrison 234
      Polk 170
      Taylor 163
      Pierce 254
      Buchanan 174
      Lincoln 180
      Lincoln 212
      Grant 214
      Grant 286
      Hayes 185
      Garfield 214
      Cleveland 219
      Harrison 233
      Cleveland 277
      McKinley 271
      McKinley 292
      Roosevelt 336!
      Taft 321!
      Wilson 435!
      Wilson 277
      Harding 404!
      Coolidge 382!
      Hoover 444!
      Roosevelt 472!
      Roosevelt 523!
      Roosevelt 449!
      Roosevelt 432!
      Truman 303
      Eisenhower 442!
      Eisenhower 457!
      Kennedy 303
      Johnson 486!
      Nixon 301
      Nixon 520
      Carter 297
      Reagan 489!
      Reagan 525!
      Bush 426!
      Clinton 370!
      Clinton 379!
      Bush 271
      Bush 286
      Obama 365!
      Obama 332!
      Trump 306

      Trump’s 306 is the 21st best out of 58. How that puts him in “the bottom fifth of all presidents ever” is an exercise left for the reader.

      1. Dang it! I didn’t count Nixon’s 520. That makes Trump’s 306 the 22nd best.

  31. Coast Guard seizes 26.5 tons of cocaine

    More than 26 tons of cocaine worth $2 billion have been seized by the US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, officials said Thursday.
    Approximately 100 suspected drug smugglers were apprehended at sea and turned over to federal authorities, said Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area. The inter-agency operation intercepted 27 shipments and five bale recovery efforts over the course of 10 weeks, Schultz said.

    The 26.5 tons of cocaine were unloaded in South Florida Thursday and Schultz said the drugs came from several areas of South America, including “the Andean Ridge, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.”
    Coast Guard teams have been aboard several ships and have been seizi

    1. And people stopped doing cocaine and stopped wanting to do cocaine and everything was perfect from then on. AMEN!

    2. BEST. CHRISTMAS. PARTY. EVER.

    3. While the 26.5 was attracting attention 76.4 tons was off loaded in California.

  32. Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    No offense son, but you look like you should be in school with your head down a fucking toilet.

    1. Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

      When I was in school, I was appointed head toilet-unclogger of the house. Not that there’s any connection between dealing with foul, nasty lumps of shit clogging up the works and clearing out a toilet, but I just thought I’d mention it.

  33. If your goal is to beat James Buchanan as the worst president in history, well then Mazel Tov

    Good stuff indeed! Thanks, Pat!

    1. Worse than Franklin Roosevelt? Worse than John Kennedy?

      1. It’s good stuff all the way down!

    2. I think Obumbles currently holds that title.

  34. Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Finally, an audience that will take him seriously. Let Operation: Truth-To-Power commence.

  35. Hillary Clinton blamed her loss on the hack

    What? *Amy Chozick!?* that’s so unfair.

  36. Impeachable: Donald Trump eyeing Sylvester Stallone to chair National Endowment for the Arts?

    Arts?
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    Sylvester Stallone considered for Trump administration?

    That could be one rocky confirmation hearing.

    President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering actor Sylvester Stallone to chair the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

    Trump has not officially offered Stallone the position but the Daily Mail reports the actor could be “positively disposed to the idea.”

    A Trump rep told us, “No decision has been made here yet.” An RNC rep added, “They are old friends and the President-elect thinks very highly of him, but no decisions have been made regarding this position.”

    He did win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but he also cast Talia Shire…

    1. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have married Dolph Lundgren and fought Brigitte Nielsen.”

  37. Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia

    Across Appalachia, coal miners are suffering from the most serious form of the deadly mining disease black lung in numbers more than 10 times what federal regulators report, an NPR investigation has found.

    The government, through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, reported 99 cases of “complicated” black lung, or progressive massive fibrosis, throughout the country the last five years.

    But NPR obtained data from 11 black lung clinics in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio, which reported a total of 962 cases so far this decade. The true number is probably even higher, because some clinics had incomplete records and others declined to provide data.

    “The actual extent of PMF in U.S. coal miners remains unclear,” says the report, which appears in this week’s issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    “I can’t say that I’ve heard really anything worse than this in my career,” says Robert Cohen, a pulmonologist at the University of Illinois, Chicago who studies and tracks black lung.

    “I can’t think of anything in this particular field … that’s more frightening than this,” Cohen adds.

    1. Mr Markos just got the weirdest boner…

  38. Robby, I’m begging you to please (I even used a capital B in the HTML tag…that means I’m extra serious!):

    sign all your articles as “D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Member Robby Soave”. It would be a great act of trolling.

    1. You’d better listen to him Robby, he’s just crazy enough to do it!

  39. Russian hackers tried to penetrate the computer networks of the Republican National Committee, using the same techniques that allowed them to infiltrate its Democratic counterpart

    They asked some guy in a bar at the Republican Convention for his password?

    1. They sent a phishing email to Podesta. Didn’t work for some reason.

      1. It’s crazy to realize but most hacks are initiated via some social engineering scheme. It’s pretty powerful

  40. NY Giants Player Chastised for Playing “Too Gay

    1. Was it Eli?

  41. *somebody’s* not happy with those sweaters their Aunt keeps getting them!

    12yr Old Tries To Detonate Bomb at German Christmas Market

    1. A previous attempt by the boy to set off a bomb at a local Christmas market Nov. 26 had failed, according to the Focus report.

      Emphasis added. WTF?

      1. A failure of counseling…?

    2. As BBC would describe him, A 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy.

      Probably got self-radicalized on Bismarck speeches and Karl May novels.

    3. Tie a noose and make it tight,
      A feast for crow come tonight.

      Failed mass murderer’s like real mass murderer’s cannot be saved. And why should they, don’t we have an overpopulation crisis? NO LIVES MATTER Unless you argue that life is sacred from a religious perspective I don’t want to hear it. Presidents to paupers die in droves every single day, 100,000 a moon-cycle; some people deserve to live, sure, others to die, but nobodies life truly matters. Death is destiny.

      Flush this turd.

    4. “This news is startling everyone, of course,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a news conference in Berlin.”

      Idiot smashed his hand with a hammer, surprised it hurts.

  42. Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights and chief architect of the worrying expansion of Title IX-based sexual misconduct tribunals on college campuses, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Doesn’t that move her from fire-able appointee to unfire-able civil service? If so, isn’t that really the story here?

    I’ve heard there’s a lot of that going on. Perhaps an intrepid reporter could do some digging and write an article about it?

      1. Apparently not possible. But hopefully they can be underfunded and defanged.

        1. Simply disband whatever bodies they have been appointed to. Also, raise your middle finger to Obumbles when you do it.

        2. Could grab her by the pussy until she quits.

  43. I declare this the Robbyiest Linx of All Robbytime!

    1. Not possible. Only 3 are about college-stuff. And while the first one is “Self-back-patting”, there are 2 links here with actual “news”.

  44. Whataboutism, redux

    THE RIGHT REPRESSES SPEECH TOO!!

    The most recent case involves professor Olga Perez Stable Cox at Orange Coast College in California. An anonymous student in her human sexuality class secretly recorded Cox discussing her political views. She referred to Donald Trump as a “white supremacist,” his running mate Mike Pence “as one of the most anti-gay humans in this country” and their election as an “act of terrorism.”

    Her words were clearly liberal ? and hyperbolic, although perhaps not as hyperbolic as they initially seemed: In the days since her “act of terrorism” talk ripped across the Internet, she has received terroristic death threats herself. Cox has since fled the state.

    Meanwhile, the Orange Coast College Republicans ? the group that disseminated the gotcha video ? is campaigning for her firing. The group’s president said that expunging commentary such as hers from campus is necessary to ensure the college’s commitment to “diversity, equity and inclusivity.”

    If this language sounds familiar, it’s because it’s eerily similar to the pseudo-free-speech rhetoric often used by the left to stamp out words and ideas it dislikes, too.

    Call me back when this prof is actually fired.

    1. The left tends to complain about “rhetoric” because they have very little else to base their fears on. The active suppression of wrongthink by liberals is, on the other hand, all too real.

    2. Or when a University gives tenure to Milo to spout whatever political BS that crosses his mind to a captive audience just trying to fill a degree requirement.

      1. Milo actually has the ability to think reasonably & justify many of his arguments, so he’s not comparable to the average gender studies lunatic. Spencer, on the other hand…

  45. Only 2 more hours left on this train… Carry me back to Virginia Amtrak train.

  46. I could be wrong, but I think CNN amended “confirms” to “essentially confirmed” in the past fifteen minutes.

  47. Merry Fuckmas everyone! See you Monday.

  48. Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights and chief architect of the worrying expansion of Title IX-based sexual misconduct tribunals on college campuses, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. True story, though: Reason associate editor Robby Soave (me!) was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Swifty? Are there any arguments being made that I can’t see with my eyeballs, that you can glean from your extra-sensory perception? I’m just certain there are profundities hidden in the ether context.

  49. Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary of the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights and chief architect of the worrying expansion of Title IX-based sexual misconduct tribunals on college campuses, has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

    Is this particular incident of metastasis something that can’t be undone quickly by Trump?

      1. Would seem then that Obama’s in a scramble to protect all the pawns he’s got left by insulating them in positions where they can’t be removed. Color me surprised.

      2. It seems almost like Obama knew her career was going to be destroyed by Trump, so shuffled her off somewhere she would be safe.

  50. I wanted to hop on the “feel sorry for me I’m victimized by Trumpkins” bandwagon, so here’s my attempt…

    7 reasons I know my baby is a Trump Supporter, #4 will shock you

    1. He’s YUGE (8lbs 10oz and 22 inches at birth)
    2. He was orange – sure a lot of babies are a bit jaundiced at birth…but they’re not all white privileged males
    3. He peed on a minority female (the Hispanic nurse at his most recent appointment, probably his way of telling her to go back to Mexico)
    (cont..)

    1. 4. He has a cute fire engine themed onesie. Fire engines have eight wheels and four people on them, and four plus eight makes twelve, and there are twelve inches in a foot, and one foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was also a ship, and the ship sailed the seas, and there were fish in the seas, and fish have fins, and the Finns fought the Russians, and the Russians are red, and fire trucks are always “Russian” around. Therefore he was obviously in cahoots with the Russians in stealing the election from Hillary
      5. I was holding him when I cried after finding out that Hillary lost and I could swear he smiled when one of my tears landed on his tongue.
      6. Not Woke.
      7. I don’t have a picture of this unfortunately, but he likes to puts his fists in the air. At first I was hopeful that he might be showing his solidarity with socialists, but then I remembered he’s a white male. I hope no one recognizes me when I have to take him to the next White Power Rally.

      1. Put that kid up for adoption. Trade him in for a more vibrant model.

      2. I was holding him when I cried after finding out that Hillary lost and I could swear he smiled when one of my tears landed on his tongue.

        In this world, one needs to work their children’s salt tolerance as soon as possible. In 2042 he will be laughing like a madman when the Democratic transgenital candidate with vat-grown penises grafted to his cheeks loses to Reaganbot 4.0.

      3. Congratulations.

        I also have to apologize, because I’ve been posting here for about a decade and thought you were a dude this whole time. In my defense, it is known that there are no libertarian women.

      4. Congratulations!

      5. #4 made me lol. Not only does he look evil, he also gifted, because I didn’t pee on my first Mexican until I was in my early 20s.

        Serves you right for letting a brown person touch him.

      6. What a gorgeous little cis shitlord you’ve produced. I look forward to being oppressed by his white male privilege.

        1. Thinking this would make great Potemkin-urchin for tours of my monocle factory. Well-fed, under-worked, laid back. Peeps will think its France.

          The real urchins just have to be locked up in the firebox until later after the tour.

    2. Give him some building blocks. If he builds a wall with them, congratulations, you’re raising a xenophobic, racist, misogynistic, cretin with tiny orange hands. Get him fitted for his jackboots, swastika armbands, and his tiny Hugo Boss inspired uniform.

      1. What if he hires Mexican orphans to build the wall?

        1. Unless he’s the one who made them orphans in the first place, not-Trump.

  51. Petula Dvorak, WaPo’s 2016 Queen of Derp, brings her A-game

    An epidemic of lies: Our country’s cultural plague just keeps getting worse

    it actually starts off well, pointing out that there have been a lot of hoaxes and “fake news” this year

    America’s new pastime is trying to figure out what’s real. Just this week, we heard about a whole cast of liars.

    That Long Island woman who said three men on a subway yanked at her hijab and called her a terrorist? Police said she made it all up.

    Remember pizza rat? He was a big lie too. An artist who calls herself Zardulu claimed that the ambitious rodent struggling nobly with a slice of cheese pizza on the steps of a New York subway station was a trained rat performing an elaborate hoax that she orchestrated.
    ..

    This epidemic of lies is our new cultural plague.

    it then goes predictably off the deep end, closing with


    What’s real?
    Climate change is real.
    Rape culture is real.
    Hate crimes are real.

    My thoughts

      1. I don’t know what that is.

        1. Celebrity children encountering marijuana for the first time.

    1. It is amusing that feminists will see “rape culture” in the US, but not in the Muslim world.

      1. American ladies can complain about “rape culture” in the USA, and the only consequence is that Daddy will still write the tuition check to Oberlin.

        Complain about a Muslim culture tgat is actually a rape culture, snd the consequences are a muslim puts a grenade down the front of your jumper.

        1. Don’t ever mention the streetlight effect to a feminist crusader against rape culture. If you’re lucky she’ll think you’re talking about sex workers; if not, she’ll understand the reference and try to shiv you to quiet the cognitive dissonance.

    2. I just found out that jeff bezos owns WaPo. This explains so much. Wasn’t it once a relatively decent paper? They have turned into a straight-up progressive propaganda rag. Fake news indeed.

      1. Well he’s also donated to Reason and brought libertarian law bloggers the Volokh conspiracy into WaPo, so maybe cosmotarian is the preferred nomenclature

      2. Wasn’t it once a relatively decent paper?

        It used to be referred to as “Pravda on the Potomac”, so I don’t think the recent change is all that out of character.

      3. Tons of important regulations to Amazon – from net neutrality to IP law to FAA drone regs to potential antitrust – necessitate purchasing some Beltway influence. Most hire lobbyists. Bezos figured WaPo was better bang-for-buck means to the same ends. And journalists have a much freer legal hand than lobbyists to ply what in many ways is the same trade. Bezos not stupid.

      4. He’s only owned for about three years. I think it’s prog propaganda goes back prior.

        In fact, I think there were threats from many of the journalists to quit when Bezos bought it.

    3. What’s real?
      Climate change is real.
      Rape culture is real.
      Hate crimes are real.

      Another insensitive cracker hating my climate-rape culture. FYI, it’s called a ‘rain dance’ morons.

    4. “What’s real?
      Climate change is real.
      Rape culture is real.
      Hate crimes are real.”

      Those are technically true and essentially useless statements.

  52. ‘bama’s trying to reverse-Comey the election. Rat bastard.

  53. I just listened to the Presidents press conference. He said the hacked/leaked emails contained,” pretty ordinary stuff.” (paraphrasing, I don’t remember the exact words and can’t find a transcript yet)

    Is he saying the DNC has always colluded with the media and rigged their primaries?

    Good to know that he can now be honest about those facts.

    1. Is he saying the DNC has always colluded with the media and rigged their primaries?

      Maybe that’s how he beat Hillary in 2008.

      1. That was my exact thought.

    2. He said the hacked/leaked emails contained,” pretty ordinary stuff.”

      Yet their exposure still UNDERMINED DEMOCRACY somehow

      1. By ordinary, he meant pretty much what you’d expect from the DNC.

  54. Hello, Robby Soave, congratulations on your appointment.

    Here are some recent reports by the various state advisory committees.

    The D. C. committee did reports on “fair housing” and “public education.” I bet they’ll love to have a libertarian perspective on this and other issues!

    The Michigan advisory committee did a report on asset forfeiture.

    The Ohio committee did a report on “barriers to entrepreneurship.” (I wonder if D. C. has any of those?)

    Ooh, look, the California committee did one on free speech on college campuses! Better hustle before you colleagues beat you to the punch!

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