Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week.
Today marks the sixty-seventh anniversary of the completely indefensible bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May we never forget the evils committed during those times, and vow to never let them happen again. My friend Anthony Gregory wrote a great piece about the event at the Independent Institute Blog:
The only way to regard the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and so many other U.S. war campaigns, as anything other than state terrorism, is to define the concept in such an absurdly narrow way as to categorically exempt the U.S. from the definition out of pure convenience. If nuclear holocaust inflicted upon innocent civilians for the purpose of securing a diplomatic result is not terrorism, then there is no such thing.
In other news…
A business owner had one of his trucks commandeered by the DEA for a sting, and now HE is supposed to foot the bill for the botched operation (and that’s not even counting his taxes!).
In one of the most bizarre violations of free speech I have seen of late, a teenager has been arrested over “abusive” tweets to an Olympic athlete. Yes, the teen was a jerk, but should he be put behind bars? Of course not.
Jeff Tucker asks you to own a gun so he doesn’t have to.
Reason Magazine recaps the Top 10 Libertarian Supreme Court Decisions. Pretty interesting, I say.
John Stossel critiques those who oppose things “Made in China.”
I am loving the new What If Blog, written by the same gentleman who publishes the incredible XKCD webcomic. One of his latest: What if Yoda could be used to generate electricity?
Have you been to LCC recently? If not, here are a few posts you may have missed:
- Abortion, Religion, and the Presidency
- How to End War – With the Olympics
- Libertarianism and Abortion
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