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Happy Repeal Day

On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, thus repealing Prohibition. We celebrate the anniversary as Repeal Day.

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The People Still Want Smaller Government

The Pew Research Center poll is just the latest to find that Americans prefer smaller to bigger government, even when they’re not reminded that the cost of “more services” is higher taxes.

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Jeb Bush, Obesity, Limited Government, and Me

If obesity is the government’s business, then so are smoking, salt intake, motorcycle riding, insufficient sleep, cooking all the nutrients out of vegetables, and an endless stream of potentially sub‐​optimal decisions…

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How Bernie Sanders Is Like Ron Paul

Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul both ran for president as outsiders, talked about ideas and policies rather than their opponents, and used televised debates to generate internet buzz.

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Whole Milk and Humility

Could decades of government warnings about whole milk be in error? Maybe that’s an argument for keeping dietary advice in the realm of persuasion, not official policy.

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Still the Slowest Recovery

If you put obstacles in the way of investment and employment, you’ll likely get less investment and employment — as we’re learning in this very slow recovery.

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Ignoring Rand Paul

Rand Paul is talking about themes that could broaden the appeal of the Republican Party, but many observers aren’t noticing.