Category Archives: Politics and Economics

Clown World Watch: Notre Dame Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What did I say.

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Clown World Watch: Notre Dame Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Despite only beginning their investigation, French officials do not suspect arson. That is strange considering that France has seen a rash of church desecrations over the preceding weeks, including Saint-Sulpice, and the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem caught fire … Continue reading

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Advance to Barbarism, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As soon as I heard about the fire at Notre Dame, I said to friends that two things would happen: 1) this would kick off a decade of political wrangling over what to do about the damaged structure, … Continue reading

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The View from the Back of the Theater, Further.

Fenster writes: I wrote here of Andrew McCarthy’s analysis of the current political situation that while McCarthy sticks to the facts and builds hypotheses carefully on the basis of what is actually known, he is left hanging, unable to come … Continue reading

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The View from the Back of the Theater, Con’t.

Fenster writes: Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy once again delivers a clear-headed and legally meticulous analysis of the current mess. If you can find fault with his reasoning or facts have at it. If not and you prefer to just … Continue reading

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Tyler Cowen on Free Speech, Trump-style

Fenster writes: Trump has said he will issue an executive order requiring higher education institutions to play by free speech rules or else lose federal research dollars. While the details are unknown and who knows if he will do it … Continue reading

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More Good News on Asset Forfeiture

Fenster writes: State and local police in many jurisdictions regularly seize property in the course of their duties.  Sometimes property is seized in the context of a conviction–for instance the taking of a car from a person convicted of a … Continue reading

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