2019 Was a Bad Year for the “Only Cops Should Have Guns” Narrative

On December 29, an armed gunman entered the West Freeway Church of Christ in Texas and shot two members of the congregation. Within six seconds, a third member of the congregation drew a weapon and shot the gunman dead. The events were captured on live-streamed video, with the dramatic events — in the minds of […]

Want your own business saving the world from plastic waste?

Precious Plastic https://preciousplastic.com/index.html is a combination of people, machines, platforms and knowledge to create an alternative global recycling system. Anyone can do it. Anywhere.  It’s a super cool way to help the environment and – if your heart desires it – to become an entrepreneur or community recycler. It’s one of the coolest solutions to plastic waste we’ve come […]

Six Key Points From Report to Secret Court on FBI Spying

A former Obama administration lawyer who long defended investigating President Donald Trump’s Russian ties and spying on a campaign aide concludes in a new report that the FBI’s proposed reforms are “insufficient” to prevent abuses from occurring again.        The new criticism follows Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s scathing report last month on the FBI’s warrant application […]

How Iran will counter – and what you must do to protect your personal data

Here’s a warning I shared with my friends on Facebook: Iran has “the world’s 4th biggest cyber army” and has to rely on asymmetric warfare to punch above its weight. Update your computer security, back up your hard drive, and pray your Cloud is safe. There’s almost zero chance the government is protected as many […]

Ranking Economic Liberty in America States, Canadian Provinces, and Mexican States

How does your state stack up? My favorite publication from the Canada-based Fraser Institute is Economic Freedom of the World, which ranks nations based on economic liberty. I religiously write about each year’s report (starting back in 2011), and I also cite the datadozens of time each year when analyzing policy in various nations. The second-best report from the Fraser […]

Last Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The date intentionally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action, which saw the French anti-poverty campaigner Father Joseph Wresinski ask the international community, in front of 100,000 Parisians, to “strive to eradicate extreme poverty”. To mark the […]

Gun Control Humor

I haven’t added to the collection of gun control humor since way back in August. So let’s rectify that oversight, starting with this sarcastic tweet about the logic of gun control. To stop drunk drivers from killing sober drivers, just prevent sober drivers from driving. That’s how gun control works! — Julio Gonzalez (@TaxReformExpert) September 7, 2019 Quite similar […]

How stupid do you have to be to pull a gun in a Texan church?

Watch these videos carefully. I counted eight people prepared to unholster and shoot this creep. Play this every time someone tells you that we’d be a safer society if only criminals and the government have guns.  But seriously, how dumb do you have to be to do this. He was dead in six seconds. Jesus. […]

The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

Bernie Sanders has single-handedly brought the term “democratic socialism” into the contemporary American political lexicon and shaken millions of Millennials out of their apathy towards politics. Even if he does not win the Democratic nomination, his impact on American politics will be evident for years to come. Sanders has convinced a great number of people […]