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News of the Week: November 21 to 27, 2010

Recapping interesting things in the news and on the net in the past week.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time remembering how blessed we are. We can especially be thankful that God created a world that sustains itself with cooperation and industry, as Mary Theroux at the Independent Institute reminds us.

LRC reminds us that the war of our dear “Christian” president George W. Bush has resulted in the martyring of thousands of Christians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks, U.S. Federal Government! /sarcasm

GraphJam has a great post outlining the insanity of the TSA.

Lies continue to be spread that campus carry cannot work.

I’ve thought for quite a while that Star Trek: Insurrection was a very libertarian-leaning film.

Universities are now suing high schools using similar logos for “trademark violations.” Did we just enter the twilight zone or something?

Time for a few classic Mises Institute articles… First, Ralph Raico writes about Harry Truman and the Atomic Bombs. Murray Rothbard warns us to never give in to the warfare state.

My favorite comic of the week.

Bonus quote of the week courtesy of LRC:

New TSA Motto: “We Handle More Packages Than the U.S. Postal Service.”

(From an emailer to the Ron Smith Radio Show on WBAL in Baltimore).

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Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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