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Up in Arms about the 9th Circuit?

On Thursday, March 24th, the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit gave a 7-4 en banc opinion in GEORGE YOUNG, JR. V. STATE OF HAWAII, rejecting a challenge to Hawaii’s requirement that residents must pass an application process to have weapons outside the home. The question presented in this case was limited to whether …

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“The Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes”

We’ve all heard it. And heard it. And heard it! “This is the most important election of our lifetimes!” If we don’t vote out the incumbent, we’ll have fascism, and rigged elections – or even no elections – and children will be begging for their food in workhouses, like in Oliver Twist. Or, if we don’t re-elect the incumbent, …

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Good News and Mask Mandates

Have you heard the good news? 70% of Ohioans who tested positive, or probable, for COVID-19 since Jan 2nd, 2020, have been presumed recovered by the Ohio Department of Health. (With 14k active cases.) Everyday hundreds more are added as recovered. Less than 600 Ohioans are currently in the hospital from coronavirus state-wide. This is …

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Separation of Unemployment Compensation and State

The current COVID-19 crisis, which to date has suspended more than 10 million jobs across the country, has revealed a structural weakness in the so-called social safety net. This has to do with the state-run unemployment compensation system. In Ohio, as in many states, unemployment compensation is handled by a state-run monopoly. Employers and employees …

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An Opinion on Taxes Part One – What is the Most Evil of All Taxes?

*Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Nixon sent the National Guard into Kent State when it was, in fact, Governor Jim Rhodes.  Additionally, it should be noted that while the protests being held at Kent State were not entirely non-violent, the two protesters who were killed were not convicted of committing any …

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