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China Grapples with Mao Zedong’s Legacy at His 120th Birthday

Instead of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Mao Zedong spoke of “the extinction of classes, state power and parties,” of “a socialist and communist society,” of the nationalization of private enterprise, and especially of “a powerful state apparatus” in the hands of a “people’s democratic dictatorship.” 

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You Could Have Read It Here First

The Cato Institute blog was pointing to problems with both the constitutionality and the necessity of the NSA’s surveillance long before they became the lead story in the Washington Post.

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Happy Repeal Day!

Today is a great day for freedom. On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, thus repealing Prohibition.

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The Fight against Low‐​Wage Work

A news story uses the unintentionally revealing phrase “the fight against low‐​wage work.” Many Americans would rather have low‐​wage work than no work.

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Politics and Politicians

The New York Times, which wants politicians to run everything from our schools to our health care to our retirement, is to be commended for repeatedly telling us just what kind of people it wants us to trust with our lives.