Why the Marxist Left Loves Lincoln

“No leader of a powerful nation” should allow such a thing as “the dismemberment of the Soviet Union.” –Marxist “Civil War” historian Eric Foner, The Nation, Feb. 11, 1991 A July 27, 2019 article in the Washington Post by Gillian Brockell was headlined, “You Know Who...

Rent Control, Jobs, Marriage

Demand curves slope in a downward direction. This means that the higher the price, the less of an item, or good, or service, will be sought. The more road blocks, hurdles, thumb tacks, placed in the way of any given action, the less likely it will occur. Economists do...

Dispatch From the Front

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” I thought my employer was my friend. I was approaching retirement without a job and it appeared I would be in dire straits during that final phase of life. Then I was given my latest job. It wasn’t an act of friendship, per se....

COVID: What Was the Plan All Along?

The plan all along was: sell a STORY about “a new virus.” A virus that researchers would believe they had discovered—but didn’t. The researchers are cultishly devoted to procedures of discovery that are scientifically useless and non-valid, as I’ve explained in...

Will Economics Fall to Politics?

The intense pressure to politicize every aspect of academia will not spare economics, and why would it? A society willing to topple statues is hardly one to worry about pulling down a body of knowledge, especially one skillfully characterized by the Left as a...

Forced Vaccination Plan Unveiled

Stanford University Legal & Medical Authorities Join Forces To Fashion An Indiscriminate Mandated Mass-Vaccination Plan That Would Frighten The Public, Disregard Lawful Protections Of Informed Consent And Result In Needless Deaths. Our health overlords propose a...

California Challenges Changes to Student Visa Rules

Last week, I blogged about ICE's announcement that international students taking online-only classes could lose their visa status, and about the ensuing lawsuit by Harvard and MIT to enjoin this action. On Thursday, the state of California launched its own lawsuit in...

Where Everything Should Be In Bounds

Will Wilkinson last week offered a thoughtful tweet storm about social penalties for making claims that are out of bounds: Let's simplify everything by noting that basically everyone committed to liberal values agrees that some claims and topics fall outside the...

Citizen vs. Government (Vol. 3)

A citizen and the government have a friendly chat about taxes, gambling, and Social Security. Mac vs. PC parody written by Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, and Andrew Heaton.Starring Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton.Produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg.Cameras by Meredith...

The 16 Leading Cases from OT 2019

Every year, Randy and I prepare edited version of new cases for our casebook's supplement. This year, I decided to edit cases the day them come out. That process forced me to digest a decision, in its entirety, before writing about it. I was able to keep to my plan...

How do Presidents React to Presidential Subpoenas?

Two centuries apart, two presidents were subjected to presidential subpoenas. During the trials of Aaron Burr, Chief Justice Marshall directed subpoenas at President Jefferson. In response, President Jefferson gave very specific instructions to his U.S. Attorney,...