A Vermont counter-revolution?

August 27, 2015
Strike The Root
by Alex R Knight III  

"At the time of this writing, self-avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders is making a bid for the Democratic presidential primary, and is proving wildly popular with leftists all over Amerika -- not just Vermont. Whether that translates into popularity in a general election is highly questionable indeed -- assuming the DNC gatekeepers even allow him to finish first in their primary ... which is a very big assumption, given the privilege capital Hillary has to spend. But I'm talking strictly Vermont here, a socio-political microcosm that rarely projects much of an impact across American society as a whole. Are there any signs that Marxian ideologues are losing their grip over the Green Mountains?" (08/27/15)


What happened to (the price) of my beer?

August 27, 2015
Mises Canada
by Theodor Tonca  

"Canada, and more specifically the Province of British Columbia, is home to beautiful natural landscapes such as mountains, ocean, wild life and a relatively little known government agency within the Ministry of Justice known as the BC Liquor Control & Licensing Branch. According to the branch's own website, it are responsible for 'the importation & distribution of liquor in B.C.' Back on April 1st 2015 (April fool's anyone?) the BLCL reformed its wholesale pricing model, hiking the price of everything from beer to spirits and everything in between for privately-owned liquor and wine stores, which already find themselves in the tenuous position of having to compete head-to-head directly with their sole wholesale supplier in BLCL Liquor Distribution Branch retail outlets -- the largest retailer of alcoholic beverages in the province." (08/27/15)


Yemen: Saudi-supported former regime says no talks with Shiites unless they surrender first

August 27, 2015
Killeen Daily Herald    

"The who control the capital and much of the north, and demands that they lay down their arms, Foreign Minister Riad Yassin said Thursday. 'The Houthis and (former President Ali Abdullah) Saleh's militias must implement the U.N. resolution and surrender their weapons, and only then the dialogue and political process can begin, with the participation of all Yemeni parties,' Yassin told reporters in Cairo after meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby." (08/27/15)


Venezuela: Crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants

August 27, 2015
ABC News     ABC News

"The socialist president declared a state of emergency in six western cities bordering Colombia and suspended some constitutional rights. He said the move was needed to combat a thriving contraband trade after gang members shot three soldiers. Residents of Echeverri's shantytown were given 72 hours to leave, prompting a frenzied decampment, with immigrants carrying refrigerators, water tanks, and even doors and windows across a muddy knee-deep river dividing the two countries." (08/27/15)


Look, another example of students demanding intellectual comfort

August 27, 2015
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
by Will Creeley   Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

"The latest point of contention in the increasingly politicized discussion is the refusal of some incoming Duke University freshmen to read Alison Bechdel's critically acclaimed graphic novel Fun Home, Duke's (optional) summer reading selection for the Class of 2019. In a Washington Post op-ed this Tuesday, student Brian Grasso explained his rejection of Fun Home, citing his conservative Christian beliefs. Grasso plainly voiced support for trigger warnings, writing, 'I believe professors should warn me about such material, not because I might consider them offensive or discomforting, but because I consider it immoral.'" (08/27/15)


Liberty Lines, 08/27/15

August 27, 2015
Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal   Kent McManigal

"The only thing more stupid than drug abuse is a war on drugs. Is drug abuse a problem? Of course it is. But the never-ending War on Politically Incorrect Drugs is even worse. In fact, the majority of the supposed ill-effects of drug use have nothing to do with the drugs themselves and everything to do with enforcement of the prohibition. In a 'Drug War' the drugs will always win; in large part, directly due to the effects of prohibition." (08/27/15)


Federal labor agencies ambush American economy

August 27, 2015
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Trey Kovacs   Competitive Enterprise Institute

"As it enters its final stretch, the Obama administration has launched an unprecedented campaign to reward the president's union allies, using the regulatory process. The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are seeking to impose costly regulations that threaten to seriously disrupt workplaces around the nation and the greater economy. The real goal of these burdensome regulatory proposals is to make it easier for unions to organize workplaces. Job creation and worker freedom are at risk." (08/27/15)


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