A president from a party supposedly committed to restraining the federal government is now sending enforcers to cities over local objections.
If there's one thing at which governments have excelled during this crisis, it's been collecting fines from anybody who steps out of line.
Governments overplayed their hands with mandates that they are losing the ability to enforce.
Leave people room to experiment with approaches to protecting life, liberty, and property.
Top-down, one-size-fits-few mandates are recipes for conflict.
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Competent responses to the crisis have come from people and organizations voluntarily helping each other and themselves.
People sometimes regret actions taken hastily during a crisis but find reversing them diabolically difficult.
Government officials’ disdain for personal liberty and economic pain drive Americans to the streets.
Government agencies and public utilities are the most preposterous examples of stasis. The coronavirus might force them, finally, to innovate and join the modern world.
A pandemic becomes an excuse for treating people as playing pieces in a game.
Most serious approaches to the crisis, however, are decidedly libertarian. They involve reducing regulations that keep industries from responding rapidly in an emergency situation.
"We have the capacity to keep this contained," Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers on March 2.
When this is all over, don’t expect politicians to lose their taste for ordering us around.
It’s all part of the international push by officials to monitor the public. You’re next.
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A more active government wins growing approval, but only so long as it doesn’t raise taxes, require tradeoffs, or interfere with private enterprise.
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For all their harrumphing about the evils of corporate influence-peddling, left-wing demagogues are willfully blind to the biggest influence-seekers in state and federal capitols.
Say hello to "Cash for Clunkers 2.0."
Longstanding discipline problems at DHS provide a glimpse of what fans of bigger government on the right and left would inflict on us.
The state attempted to recall the vanity plate on the grounds that it referenced "excretory acts or functions."
"I'm an animal lover, and I feel guilty that they're wandering around out there and they have nothing to eat."
If governments can oppress, they usually will.
Karaoke and beer? No. Karaoke, pool, and beer? OK!
Georgia's Department of Public Health Is Going After a Charity That Feeds Hungry Kids for Using 'Uncertified' Kitchens
MUST Ministries has provided millions of children with free lunch sandwiches, but an old rule could change their program.
When libertarians dole out blame for the growth of government, perhaps we should take a look in the mirror.
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Journalists, like other Americans, will have an easier time only when the struggle for control of government stops mattering so much.
The number of structurally deficient bridges, never high to begin with, has been dropping over the past 30 years.
Columbia's Philip Hamburger says this "monarchical" system of government grew in power just as blacks and women saw an expansion of their voting rights.
It shouldn't surprise you when politicians show their true nature.
Conservatives who claim that immigrants import anti-liberty attitudes are wrong.
How many movers-and armed federal agents-does it take to evict a D.C. tenant? Too many, thanks to weird government regulations.
Facial Recognition? There's an App for That, and U.S. Law Enforcement Has Been Helping Private Companies Use It
Soon shopping malls and theaters can run surveillance images through an app to access state, federal, and international law enforcement watch-lists.