Legal conservatives would do better to hold fast to the principles that have served them well, to safeguard that which it has been their special duty to defend. They would do better to insist on the rule of the dead.
Page has the national debt clock which is discouraging and I'd seen before. But it also has--and I don't remember seeing before--U.S. state debt clocks. And I found out after a minute or two quick scan that North Carolina has the third lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the country, 7.18%. Not bad! (The champion is currently Wyoming, 5.6%, and the runner-up is Idaho, 6.22%.)
Maxim Lott analyzes the excess mortality around the world of Covid. (But, as he states, his computations don't deal with the patients who died with Covid instead of because of Covid.)
"My own personal experience turned me from being “mildly agnostic” about intermittent renewable power to being a strong opponent of such schemes."
"When given the opportunity to be free, people choose freedom. [Well, most of them, anyway. --Ed.] The good news for the environment is that freedom has an impressive track record."
Rich Lowry writes about Rep. Chip Roy. I've only seen a couple of short YouTube video clips of him, but I liked what I heard.
Portland (like Seattle and San Francisco) has many problems common to many American cities, homelessness being just one of them. But it’s different here. I say that as someone who has never lived anywhere without a shameful number of homeless people.
I’ve walked all over downtown Portland, and there are parts that feel like scenes from Escape from New York. When I say “parts” I don’t really mean “neighborhoods” or “sections,” though I’m sure those exist, too. I mean parts of otherwise prosperous blocks. It’s like Portland is a pretty face with pox all over. Not a pretty face with a deformed ear or nose.
If you want to read the whole piece but don't want to register for a free account, here's an ungated piece that Jonah links to: "Everybody hates Portland . . ."
IJ wins another case against a dopey government regulation.
Yesterday, Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge Rhonda L. Lanford ruled that the government may not prevent people from selling homemade, shelf-stable foods directly to consumers. This ruling means that Wisconsinites may use their own home kitchens to support their families with sales of safe foods like fudges, doughnuts, and roasted coffee beans—that is, any food that does not need to be refrigerated for food safety purposes.
"Media outlets push fears of officers overdosing from fentanyl exposures. Doctors say it doesn’t add up."
Could be yet another bogus story brought to by the legacy media.
Related: "The dangers of fentanyl misinformation: Why the myth that police are overdosing by touching the drug keeps going"
Older clips of the legendary Mr. Lynch speaking about investing, but in the opinion of the poster quite relevant to investing right now. (11.5 minute YouTube video.)