ICYMI: Living Greta Thunberg’s zero emissions dream in real life

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has upped the ante, telling the elite at Davos that they must urgently drop carbon emissions to “real zero.” But living a carbon-free life is exhausting, as ICYMI’s Butchy found out. “We must forget about net zero,” Thunberg...

Diversity and Inclusion Insanity

It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So,...

A New Definition of Warfare

Supporters of Donald Trump often make the point that he has not started any new wars. One might observe that it has not been for lack of trying, as his cruise missile attacks on Syria based on fabricated evidence and his recent assassination of Iranian general Qassem...

How Expansive Is FBI Spying?

Cato Institute Research Fellow Patrick Eddington recently filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find out if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever conducted surveillance of several organizations dealing with government policy, including my...

The Second Amendment Works

Note: This is an excerpt from The Second Amendment Works:  A Primer on How to Defend Our Most Important Right. When I was a teenager, I supported gun control.  I had no real understanding of the issue, having never been taught about the history, purpose or efficacy of...

Funeral Arrangements

As they like to say in the horror movie trailers: It… begins…! (Cue bassoons and waterphones.) If last Wednesday’s solemn and prayerful parade through the Capitol rotunda was the Democratic Party’s funeral march, then impeachment starting this week may be the burial...

Slow Going

If speed kills, why are people always  in such a hurry to get to the hospital? It seems to be the only time they’re in a hurry. American drivers are marinated in the doctrine that any motorized movement  – not just acceleration – that doesn’t emulate the movements of...

Michelle Carter released from prison early

Michelle Carter was released from prison yesterday for good behavior, several months ahead of the scheduled end of her 15-month sentence. I previously blogged about the case, in which Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to...

Was Trump’s Sin Acting “Like a Politician”?

Does the impeachment and potential removal of President Trump threaten to punish routine political conduct due to partisan disagreement? My co-blogger Josh Blackman makes the case for this view in today's New York Times (and expanded upon in this post below). Josh...

LIVE: Thousands of People Descend on Richmond, Virginia

Around 10,000 people are descending on Virginia’s gun rights rally…. ATTENTION: YouTube took our stream down when 4,000 people were watching! So Luke is live on Facebook: LIVE: RICHMOND VIRGINIA Posted by Luke Z Rudkowski on Monday, January 20, 2020 We’ve got a mirror...