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  • Obama meets with regulatory team
    New numbers show economy failing under record government regulation
    After six years of "the change we need," the economy has officially stagnated and begun to decline for the fourth time. As Investors' Business Daily reported on Friday, the first-quarter GDP has now been revised to a loss of 0.7%,...
  • Governor Abbott signs vaping legislation
    Governor Abbott supports flat earth over facts regarding vaping
    Despite all the letters, phone calls, and emails sent from those whose health has improved thanks to vaping instead of smoking, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sided with big tobacco and other legislators who stand on the myths of nicotine instead of the...
  • Chris Christie
    Chris Christie on Obama's toxic mix of pessimism, arrogance, fantasy
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has had enough: enough of no growth, enough of unemployment, enough of the fake prosperity the president purports. Christie knows what’s wrong, and he knows how to fix it.Outlining the nation’s...
  • Alcohol bills continue to move through the Florida legislature
    Alcohol bills continue to move through the Florida legislature
    Yesterday, March 30, 2015, CS/SB 596 won approval of the Commerce and Tourism Committee in the Florida Senate. SB596 affects craft distilleries in Florida who manufacture spirits in smaller quantities than larger manufacturers.The proposed...
  •  A tailgater barbeques meat in the parking lot prior to the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders football game
    Missouri state senator demands that the EPA back off regulating barbecues
    The Washington Examiner noted on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency had given a $15,000 grant to the University of California Riverside to develop technology to make backyard barbecues less polluting. The EPA assured the public that...
  • Vaping is not smoking
    Why vaping is not smoking
    There is a lot of press coming out about the need to regulate vaping products (what some refer to as e-cigs) just like cigarettes. It can be very confusing for those who do not take the time to really look beneath the surface of the arguments for...
  • Palm Beach County Commission votes to shut down popular Uber
    Palm Beach County Commission votes to shut down popular Uber
    As we have written on many occasions in this column about the anti-free market Republicans and Democrats on the Palm Beach County Commission, they are continuing their anti-freedom campaign. You can view some of those articles at the end of this...
  • Haggis, neeps, and tatties
    How the USDA ruined Burns Supper
    As I write this, it is Burns Night, the occasion of a traditional Scottish celebration that honors the birthday of Robert Burns (1759-1796), a poet and lyricist of both the English and Scottish languages who inspired classical liberals and...
  • When implemented correctly, homeschooling is more effective than traditional schooling.
    Homeschooling and parental responsibility
    Every year, an increasing number of parents report feeling let down by the traditional school system and the implementation of rigorous Common Core testing has only heightened parent’s unhappiness. In extreme cases, some children have...
  • Workers push for a higher minimum wage in New York.
    New year brings entrepreneurship-killing regulations
    A new year should be a fresh start and a chance to thrive, but 2015 is poised to be anything but that year. As reported on Masslive.com yesterday, Jan. 1, businesses will now pay an increased minimum wage to workers in Massachusetts, and the...
  • IJ Entrepreneur Survival Guide
    New guide from libertarian law firm teaches entrepreneurs how to beat city hall
    Across the nation, millions of Americans dream of running their own business. But regulations—often passed to shut out new competition—prevent these dreams from becoming reality. A new handbook released today, December 18, 2014 by the...
  • Nebraska continues to keep cigar smoking illegal even in cigar bars
    Nebraska continues to keep cigar smoking illegal even in cigar bars
    The attack on the cigar industry continues in Nebraska as the latest challenge to the state's indoor smoking ban was defeated on Wednesday, November 14, 2014, by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that all public...
  • Airline seating: comfort is costly
    Middle class squeeze occurs at 35,000 feet
    On a recent trip to California, I flew Virgin America Airlines for the first time. I thought maybe that airline might offer something the others do not: more legroom. That didn't happen. Virgin America does offer little TV's on the back of...
  • Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LP Palm Beach) will be meeting tomorrow evening, July 21, 2014, and it will be a program about the regulations affecting birthing. Former LP Palm Beach Secretary Kris Carmichael will speak with the...
  • Papaya tree
    Science and politics collide in the wake of Hawaii ban on GMO crops
    IO9 has a Wednesday story about a blanket ban on GMO crops that has been imposed on the big island of Hawaii. The controversy has pitting scientists and farmers, who tend to support GMO crops, and a group of political activists, including a...
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