Freedom

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    Baby Boomers Indicted

    In a previous blogpost, I cited Economist Lyman Stone’s American Enterprise Institute paper, Red, White, and Gray. In a summary published today at the Atlantic, Stone draws some harsh conclusions about my generation: The political ascendancy of the Boomers brought with it tightening control and…
    Jon Guze, June 24, 2019
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    Three Cheers for Country Time!

    ABC News reports: Country Time is doubling down on its campaign to save one of America’s favorite summer past times – children’s lemonade stands. The drink maker has been paying fines for kids across the country who have had their unpermitted stands shut down.
    Jon Guze, June 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Senate legislation that would make it easier for people to sue Big Tech companies over political bias. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal focuses on flag burning and free speech.
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2019
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    Private firms and the First Amendment

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an interesting U.S. Supreme Court decision linked to First Amendment freedoms. A private corporation that runs a public “forum” is not bound by the First Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning. The case, which nominally concerns a public…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
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    Licensing Reform Aims To Make It Easier To Find a Job

    Monday, June 17, 2019, Jon Guze, director of legal studies for the John Locke Foundation and Bill Rowe, general counsel and deputy director of advocacy for the progressive N.C. Justice Center, put out the following joint statement: The North Carolina Senate is currently considering a carefully crafted piece of legislation…
    Brenee Goforth, June 17, 2019
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    “Red, white, and gray”

    That’s the title of a new report written by Lyman Stone and published by the American Enterprise Institute. In it, Stone discusses something most of us know but don’t like to think about: “Americans are getting older.” Here are some excerpts from the executive summary: While we…
    Jon Guze, June 14, 2019
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    Campus kookiness heads to Main Street

    Inez Feltscher Stepman writes for the Federalist about the dangers of campus “insanity” filtering into the broader society. Conservatives once laughed at radical campus politics, imagining that upon impact with the “real world,” blue-haired social justice warrior activists would have to grow up and confront the hard realities…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    A free-speech ‘revolution’ on college campuses

    David French of National Review Online detects some good news on American college campuses. I watched Texas this week follow Tennessee to become the 17th state to enact campus free-speech legislation. In fact, Texas isn’t just following Tennessee, it’s following a number of its neighbors. More states have…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019