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Michael Tennant is a software developer and freelance writer.

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Freedom of Speech: Abridge to Nowhere

Americans, known for their outspokenness on matters of politics, sports, American Idol contestants, and practically every other topic, would appear to treasure few things more highly than their freedom of speech. Why, it’s even right there in the Constitution: ...

Will Boston Bombings Be a Boon to Beretta Banners?

As with other recent crises, the Boston Marathon bombings have prompted calls for radical reductions in Americans’ liberties. Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York — he of the super-sized soda ban — told reporters that in the ...

Golden State Gun Grab Lays Groundwork for Mass Disarmament

A recent news story demonstrates the dangers of letting the government know who owns guns and determine who is permitted to own them. The state of California “requires most weapons sales go through a licensed dealer and be reported,” ...

North Korea’s Prison Camps — and America’s

After returning from a recent trip to North Korea, former NBA star Dennis Rodman sat for an interview on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopolous. After Rodman declared that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, whom he had met on ...

Foreign Aid: The Seen and the Unseen

Practically everyone in American politics today claims to favor cutting the federal deficit in part by reducing “waste, fraud, and abuse.” At the same time, however, every item in the budget lines someone’s pockets, and that someone can always ...

Is Today’s Argentina Tomorrow’s America?

Americans wondering what to expect as their government piles on more debt and refuses to cut spending do not need to look any further than Argentina. A nation once among the most prosperous in the world is now deeply ...

How to Keep Milk Prices Low by Raising Them

Suppose you’re a bureaucrat charged with regulating the price of milk so that the people of your state — the ones who are forced to pay your salary — can enjoy a glass of moo juice without having to ...

Time to Can the Constitution?

Near the end of 2012, while Congress and the president were hashing out a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman had this to say in a New York Times ...

Where Guns Are Outlawed, School Attackers Use Cars and Knives

In the days since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the media and government have asserted that the only way to prevent such attacks in the future is to prohibit persons from being able to purchase guns. ...
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