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1)  Korean regimes exchange missile launches near tense sea border
2)  Brazil: Bolsonaro breaks silence without acknowledging defeat
3)  Iran: University students strike, piling pressure on rulers
4)  SCOTUS declines to block subpoena of Lindsey Graham in Georgia election probe
5)  Israel: Netanyahu poised for comeback, exit polls show
6)  Report: Musk pulls Tesla, Boring Company, Neuralink workers to Twitter
7)  Japan: Tokyo regime starts issuing certificates to recognize same-sex couples
8)  US job openings jump to 10.7 million -- labor market still too hot for the Fed
9)  UK: Idiot pol faces backlash after referring to immigration as "invasion"
10) Study: Mail-order abortion pill requests surged after Roe reversal
11) Roberts temporarily blocks release of disgraced former president's tax records to congressional committee
12) Denmark: Frederiksen Set to Lose Majority in General Election
13) Italy: Meloni regime announces planned crackdown on assembly, using raves as excuse
14) NY: Trump Organization trial delayed by witness's COVID-19 diagnosis
15) FL: SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy on mission for US Space Farce
16) University of Florida approves Sasse as new president amid student protests
17) Judge Blocks Paramount's Sale of Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House
18) Democratic Republic of Congo: Hundreds take to streets for anti-Rwanda protests
19) Crime opens political lane for GOP in Democratic New Mexico
20) AZ: Libertarian Senate candidate drops from race, endorses authoritarian Republican

Today's Freedom Commentary:

21) A "pandemic amnesty" is a dangerous idea
22) Twenty-Five Premises That Guide Your Politics
23) Listen to What the Haitian People Want
24) Don't Mess With Our Roots
25) The US "Intelligence Community" Can't Be Trusted to Police Itself
26) Valuing generosity and volunteerism
27) In Defense of the Nation-State
28) Why the architecture of affirmative action was always destined to collapse
29) Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values
30) Anarchy in America: We're Being Gunned Down Like Dogs in the Street
31) Read Fossil Future
32) Spinning Yarn
33) Partisan politics derails efforts to improve public health through harm reduction
34) Could an Affirmative Action Ban Be Enforced?
35) Bosses Hate This One Trick
36) Time to abandon mandatory deposit
37) Is a 25th Amendment removal in Joe Biden's future?
38) Dissolve the Pentagon for Its Nuclear Antics
39) The Theoretical Lethality Index is useful for military history but not for gun control policy
40) The Republic Will Survive Drag Queens
41) Democrats never let a crisis go to waste
42) It Was a Short Time Ago and Never Happened Anyway
43) Stop the Copyright Creep
44) Xi's China Is Good -- and Bad -- for the United States
45) Kish Me Once, Kish Me Twice
46) Trump's Violent "Big Lie" Politics [sic] Aims Harpoon at Heart of US Democracy
47) Biden's Nuclear Doctrine
48) The Deadly Sins of Politics
49) Rishi Sunak and the UK's desire to project power in the Middle East
50) Who Really Shut Down Our Businesses and Schools?
51) The Democrats Murder Another Third Party
52) Welcome to Canada, Where Everyone's a Genocidaire
53) Three More Months of the Ratchet Effect?
54) AIPAC Echoes Republicans' Crime Messaging in Pennsylvania
55) Is it done yet?

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58) Rising, 11/01/22
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60) Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 428
61) Antiwar News with Dave DeCamp, 11/01/22
62) The Corbett Report, episode 431
63) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/31/22
64) FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, 10/31/22
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1)  Korean regimes exchange missile launches near tense sea border
Source: Denver Post

"Air raid sirens sounded on a South Korean island and residents there evacuated to underground shelters after North Korea fired at least 17 missiles Wednesday, at least one of them in its direction and landing near the rivals' tense sea border. South Korea quickly responded by launching its own missiles in the same border area. The launches came hours after North Korea threatened to use nuclear weapons to get the U.S. and South Korea to 'pay the most horrible price in history' in protest of the ongoing South Korean-U.S. military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal. The White House maintained that the United States has no hostile intent toward North Korea and vowed to work with allies to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions." (11/02/22)

https://www.denverpost.com/2022/11/02/2-koreas-exchange-missile-launches-near-tense-sea-border-2/

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2)  Brazil: Bolsonaro breaks silence without acknowledging defeat
Source: BBC News [UK state media]

"Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has broken the silence he had maintained since being defeated in Sunday's presidential election. He thanked voters who had cast their ballots for him but did not acknowledge defeat. But he did not contest the result either, as some had feared he may have. ... He did not mention Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, his arch rival who narrowly beat him on Sunday, at all. Tension had risen in the country after Mr Bolsonaro broke with the tradition of acknowledging defeat. Some of his supporters are refusing to recognise the results, and have erected roadblocks across the country. Police said they had cleared more than 300 roadblocks so far, but 267 remain. Dozens of flights in and out of Sao Paulo's international airport had to be cancelled after a key access road was cut off by protesters." (11/01/22)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-63451860

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3)  Iran: University students strike, piling pressure on rulers
Source: Reuters

"Iranian university students pressed ahead with sit-down strikes on Tuesday in support of some of the biggest protests since the 1979 revolution, ignoring harsh warnings by elite security forces and a bloody crackdown. The Islamic Republic has faced sustained anti-government demonstrations since Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police seven weeks ago after she was arrested for wearing clothes deemed 'inappropriate.' The activist HRANA news agency said the sit-down strikes were taking place in several cities including Tehran and Isfahan, part of a popular revolt calling for the death of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. One of the boldest challenges to Iran's clerical leaders in decades, the protests have been gaining more and more steam, frustrating authorities who have tried to put the blame on Iran's foreign enemies and their agents for the unrest, a narrative that few Iranians believe." (11/01/22)

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/iran-university-students-strike-piling-pressure-rulers-2022-11-01/

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4)  SCOTUS declines to block subpoena of Lindsey Graham in Georgia election probe
Source: NBC News

"The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to quash a grand jury subpoena in a Georgia prosecutor's probe into alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election. The decision is a victory for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, whose office is investigating phone calls Graham made to Georgia election officials at a time when then-President Donald Trump was contesting the result. As a result of the court action, the subpoena can now be enforced, although Graham could refuse to answer questions by invoking his right against self-incrimination under the Constitution's Fifth Amendment. The decision means Graham could face questioning as soon as Nov. 17, according to his lawyer's court filings." (11/01/22)

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-declines-block-subpoena-lindsey-graham-georgia-election-rcna53859

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5)  Israel: Netanyahu poised for comeback, exit polls show
Source: Reuters

"Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared well placed to return to power after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed his right-wing bloc heading for a narrow majority lifted by a strong showing from his far-right allies. Israel's longest-serving premier, on trial over corruption charges which he denies, was poised to take 61-62 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, according to Israeli television exit polls. The early exit polls may differ from the final result of the election, which is not expected until later in the week but the results pointed to a stronger-than-expected showing by the right." (11/01/22)

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/netanyahu-bids-comeback-tight-israeli-election-2022-10-31/

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6)  Report: Musk pulls Tesla, Boring Company, Neuralink workers to Twitter
Source: Business Insider

"Elon Musk has brought some employees from three of his other companies, including Tesla, into Twitter, according to a CNBC report on Monday. More than 50 employees at Tesla have been authorized to work at Twitter, according to internal documents seen by CNBC. The majority of these workers were software engineers from Tesla's Autopilot team, working on the company's advanced driver assistance system, per the documents. ... As well as Tesla workers, the world's richest man has also enlisted two staff members from his tunnelling venture, The Boring Company, and one employee from his brain-chip business, Neuralink, CNBC reported, citing the documents. Neither company immediately responded to Insider's request for comment." (11/01/22)

https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-pulls-tesla-boring-company-neuralink-employees-twitter-report-2022-11

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7)  Japan: Tokyo regime starts issuing certificates to recognize same-sex couples
Source: La Prensa Latina

"The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday started issuing marriage certificates to same sex couples that live and work in the capital, allowing them to be treated on par with married couples in a country where homosexual marriages are not recognized. Under the 'Tokyo Partnership Oath System,' these couples will receive a certificate from the government of Tokyo, which will allow them to apply for municipal housing or receive information from hospitals in case one of them falls sick. The program, however, is not legally binding, which is why it does not include inheritance, custodial or residence rights, tax deduction, or benefits for in-laws." (11/01/22)

https://www.laprensalatina.com/tokyo-starts-issuing-certificates-to-recognize-same-sex-couples/

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8)  US job openings jump to 10.7 million -- labor market still too hot for the Fed
Source: MarketWatch

"Job openings in the U.S. rose to 10.7 million in September in a sign that a scorching-hot labor market hasn't cooled off as much as the Federal Reserve would like. Job listings increased from 10.3 million in August, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The number of job openings is viewed as a way to assess the strength of the labor market and the broader economy. Although companies still list a high number of open jobs, the total has fallen off from a record 11.9 million in March. Yet the Fed wants to see the mismatch between high job openings and the relative scarcity of available workers shrink at a faster pace. Senior Fed officials worry the labor shortage is causing wages to spike and add to already high inflation." (11/01/22)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-job-openings-jump-to-10-7-million-labor-market-still-too-hot-for-the-fed-11667311760

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9)  UK: Idiot pol faces backlash after referring to immigration as "invasion"
Source: Yahoo! News

"Britain's interior minister was facing criticism Tuesday for describing migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats as an 'invasion.' Home Secretary Suella Braverman used the term while defending conditions at a processing center for new arrivals where some 4,000 people have been held in a facility intended for 1,600. Braverman referred to small-boat crossings on Monday as "the invasion of our southern coast" and said 'illegal immigration is out of control.' Her deputy, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick, distanced himself from her words. 'In a job like mine you have to choose your words very carefully,' he told Sky News. 'And I would never demonize people coming to this country in pursuit of a better life.' Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who appointed Braverman after he took office last week, told his Cabinet on Tuesday that Britain 'would always be a compassionate, welcoming country,' his spokesman said." (11/01/22)

https://www.yahoo.com/now/uk-minister-under-fire-calling-130134214.html

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10) Study: Mail-order abortion pill requests surged after Roe reversal
Source: Axios

"Requests for self-managed abortions via pills increased in 30 states following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with the largest surges seen in states with total or near-total bans on abortion, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In states with total abortion bans, 62.4% of respondents cited 'current abortion restrictions' as a reason for their request after the Supreme Cort [sic] decision, compared to 31.4% before. ... The study examined requests in the 30 states where Aid Access -- a telemedicine service that provides self-managed abortions through pills mailed to people in the U.S. -- is accessible outside the formal health care system." (11/01/22)

https://www.axios.com/2022/11/01/abortion-pills-roe-reversal-study

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11) Roberts temporarily blocks release of disgraced former president's tax records to congressional committee
Source: NBC News

"Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a congressional committee from accessing former President Donald Trump's tax records. Trump, unlike other recent presidents, has refused to make his tax returns public amid scrutiny of his business affairs, and turned to the justices after an appeals court in Washington refused to intervene on the release of the records. The court has recently rejected similar requests made by Trump. ... Tax returns are confidential under federal law, but there are some exceptions, one of which allows the chairman of the committee to request them. The legal battle began in April 2019, when Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the chairman of the committee, asked for Trump's returns and those of related business entities." (11/01/22)

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/chief-justice-roberts-temporarily-blocks-release-trumps-tax-records-ho-rcna55019

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12) Denmark: Frederiksen Set to Lose Majority in General Election
Source: Yahoo! News

"Denmark's Social Democrat prime minister is set to lose her majority in parliament, putting into question her ability to continue ruling the Nordic nation. Mette Frederiksen and her allies garnered 47.5% support, compared with 41.2% for the right-leaning opposition, according to an exit poll published by broadcaster DR after voting ended. An exit poll by TV2 indicated a similar outcome. If confirmed by the tally of ballots later on Tuesday, the result means the premier can only secure a new four-year term by winning over a new centrist party that's emerging as a kingmaker in the election. Lars Lokke Rasmussen, who formed his center party the Moderates just five months ago and hasn't said which side he will support, is on track to get 9.3%, the DR poll showed." (11/01/22)

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/denmark-frederiksen-set-lose-majority-190425255.html

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13) Italy: Meloni regime announces planned crackdown on assembly, using raves as excuse
Source: Reuters

"Italy's new right-wing government signalled on Monday it would crack down on unlicensed rave parties, with organisers risking jail terms of up to six years for staging such events. The move followed a weekend Halloween party in a disused warehouse close to the northern city of Modena that attracted more than 1,000 people from Italy and abroad, and brought complaints about noise and its impact on traffic in the area. 'We have shown that the state won't turn a blind eye and fail to act when faced with law-breaking,' Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni told a news conference, saying Italy needed to tighten the rules to bring it into line with European neighbours. ... The new offence would apply to unauthorised gatherings of at least 50 people that pose a risk to public health, safety or order, Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi told a news conference." (11/01/22)

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/partys-over-illegal-raves-italys-new-government-says-2022-10-31/

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14) NY: Trump Organization trial delayed by witness's COVID-19 diagnosis
Source: USA Today

"A positive COVID-19 diagnosis for a key witness disrupted the criminal tax fraud trial of two of former President Donald Trump's companies on Tuesday, the second day of the closely-watched case. Trump Organization Controller Jeffrey McConney, age 67, who coughed frequently throughout his testimony as a prosecution witness since mid-day Monday, tested positive for the coronavirus after he reported feeling ill during a lunchbreak. Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchant ordered that the trial be delayed until Monday. He based the decision on the latest protocols of the New York State Office of Court Administration, which say someone who tests positive should isolate for six days before returning to court, providing they feel better." (11/01/22)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/11/01/delay-trump-companies-trial-after-witness-tests-positive-covid/8240168001/

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15) FL: SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy on mission for US Space Farce
Source: USA Today

"SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket took off Tuesday morning from Florida for a classified national security mission for the Space Force known as USSF-44. Despite thick fog around pad 39A, the three-core rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center at 9:41 a.m. EDT, then landed its two side boosters at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, was built by Elon Musk's SpaceX as a stepping stone to establishing a colony on Mars. The 230-feet-tall rocket is partially reusable and has three boosters that can produce 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff." (11/01/22)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2022/11/01/spacex-launch-falcon-florida-elon-musk/10658813002/

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16) University of Florida approves Sasse as new president amid student protests
Source: Politico

"University of Florida leaders on Tuesday unanimously backed Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) as the flagship school's next president, a move that was heralded by school trustees but opposed by faculty members and students who protested his selection. ... Sasse, in addressing objections by the student body that include his opposition to same-sex marriage, asked the university to separate him from his political past as he looks to take over the Gainesville school. 'One of the things that's sad about our moment is that we often reduce whole humans to specific views on supercharged policy issues at a given moment,' Sasse said on Tuesday. 'Humans are a lot more complex and interesting than that.' 'I think neighborliness is a lot more interesting than politics.'" (11/01/22)

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/01/university-of-florida-sasse-president-00064451

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17) Judge Blocks Paramount's Sale of Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

"Paramount Global's attempt to sell publisher Simon & Schuster to the owner of Penguin Random House has been blocked, a Washington D.C. judge ordered on Monday. The companies replied that they're evaluating options and are looking to request an appeal. 'Upon review of the extensive record and careful consideration of the parties' arguments, the Court finds that the United States has shown that 'the effect of [the proposed merger] may be substantially to lessen competition' in the market for the U.S. publishing rights to anticipated top-selling books,' U.S. Circuit Court Judge Florence Y. Pan wrote in a two-page order. In response to the order, a Penguin Random House rep called the move a 'setback' and pledged to appeal." (10/31/22)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/judge-blocks-paramounts-sale-of-simon-schuster-to-penguin-random-house-1235252429/

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18) Democratic Republic of Congo: Hundreds take to streets for anti-Rwanda protests
Source: France 24 [French state media]

"Hundreds of people descended on the streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo's city of Goma on Monday, chanting for weapons to fight Rwanda, as M23 rebels continued their advance on the North Kivu province. The protesters accuse its smaller neighbour of actively backing the militia, and on the weekend, the government asked the Rwandan ambassador to leave. FRANCE 24's Aurélie Bazzara-Kibangula and Justin Kabumba report. ... The M23, a mostly Congolese Tutsi group, resumed fighting in late 2021 after lying dormant for years, after accusing the Democratic Republic of Congo's government of failing to honour an agreement to integrate its fighters into the army." (11/01/22)

https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20221101-hundreds-take-to-streets-in-dr-congo-for-anti-rwanda-protests

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19) Crime opens political lane for GOP in Democratic New Mexico
Source: SFGate

"Republicans are funneling resources and determination into a law-and-order campaign for governor of New Mexico led by a local TV celebrity with a hard-line message about criminal justice -- hoping to dislodge an incumbent Democrat who staunchly defends abortion access. New Mexico is one of a handful of Democratic-dominated states from New York to Oregon where Republicans hope to win the top statewide office by elevating concerns about household hardships of inflation along with rising crime and shifting attitudes about public safety. Former TV meteorologist and GOP nominee Mark Ronchetti has relentlessly hammered incumbent Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for fostering a 'catch-and-release' environment in the criminal justice system as the state's largest city, Albuquerque, sees a record-setting spate of homicides." (11/01/22)

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Crime-opens-political-lane-for-GOP-in-Democratic-17549928.php

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20) AZ: Libertarian Senate candidate drops from race, endorses authoritarian Republican
Source: Politico

"Arizona libertarian Senate candidate Marc Victor is withdrawing his candidacy and endorsing Republican nominee Blake Masters -- giving the Donald Trump-backed candidate a small boost heading into the final week of the campaign. In a decision announced on Tuesday, Victor -- a criminal defense attorney that's been running on a platform centered around achieving 'global peace' -- said that he believes it was 'in the best interests of freedom [sic] and peace to withdraw my candidacy and enthusiastically support Blake Masters for United States Senate.'" (11/01/22)

https://www.politico.com/minutes/congress/11-1-2022/arizona-shakeup/

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21) A "pandemic amnesty" is a dangerous idea
Source: spiked
by Lauren Smith

"As the Covid-19 pandemic fades from view, some may be tempted to forget those miserable two years of lockdowns, social distancing and other restrictions on our liberties. ... American economist Emily Oster asks us to 'forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about Covid.' It quickly becomes clear why Oster would prefer us to move on. During 2020 and 2021, Oster was very much on the side of lockdown. And she supported vaccine mandates in universities and for workers. In fairness to Oster, she did not support every Covid measure. ... You can see why the likes of Oster would prefer to forget all this. But the rest of us should not. We need to remember those two years of authoritarian restrictions, and the illiberal, hysterical demands that drove them. This is the best way to ensure that this can never happen again." (11/01/22)

https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/11/01/a-pandemic-amnesty-is-a-dangerous-idea/

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22) Twenty-Five Premises That Guide Your Politics
Source: Libertarian Institute
by Jim Cardoza

"A premise is a fundamental proposition that one accepts to be true. It is used as a starting point for reasoning or taking actions. If they are wrong, so is the reasoning or actions that follow. Our premises not only determine our politics, they are basic to our general understandings about the world around us. Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand contended that philosophy is much like math or science in that there can be no contradictions. Whenever a contradiction appears to exist, one need only to check their premises. They will find one of them to be wrong. Below are twenty-five sets of these philosophical premises." (11/01/22)

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/25-premises-that-guide-your-politics/

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23) Listen to What the Haitian People Want
Source: Eunomia
by Daniel Larison

"A group of 90 nonprofit, human rights, antiwar, and Haitian diaspora organizations has sent a letter to the president calling on him to reject military intervention in Haiti .... The letter hits all the important points. Military intervention in Haiti will likely make conditions there worse, and if it happens it will be against the wishes of most of the Haitian people. Past interventions have led to human rights abuses and the spread of disease without delivering the promised security and stability that they were supposed to provide. The crucial point is that the people in Haiti calling for outside intervention are holding on to power without any legitimate mandate from the people. The de facto prime minister Ariel Henry does not speak for the people of his country. The people of Haiti do not want outside intervention. This is what their corrupt political elites want for their own reasons." (11/01/22)

https://daniellarison.substack.com/p/listen-to-what-the-haitian-people

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24) Don't Mess With Our Roots
Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by Max Borders

"When two climate-change activists went into a London museum and tossed tomato soup all over Van Gogh's Sunflowers, they didn't do their movement any favors. The act struck most people as petty terrorism, like something from the Cultural Revolution. ... Recall that the Chinese Red Guard had been encouraged to destroy the Four Olds: Old Ideas, Old Culture, Old Customs, and Old Habits. Mao had prompted the Red Guard student movement to shore up Chinese Communism, which, at the time, the party viewed as the end of history. The Red Guard wanted to destroy anything that might remind people of society before Mao. So they destroyed art, burned books, and toppled statues. We are witnessing the return of the Red Guard. But this time, the call for the destruction of the Four Olds issues not from the CCP, but rather from Western universities." (11/01/22)

https://www.aier.org/article/dont-mess-with-our-roots/

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25) The US "Intelligence Community" Can't Be Trusted to Police Itself
Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

"An 'experienced analyst' at the National Security Agency ran an illegal surveillance project that involved 'unauthorized targeting and collection of private communications of people or organizations in the US.' The agency's inspector general concluded that the analyst 'acted with reckless disregard' for 'numerous rules and possibly the law.' This happened ten years ago. The inspector general's report was issued six years ago. But the public is just now learning about it, courtesy of Bloomberg. After some intrepid Freedom of Information Act work, we can now see a highly redacted version of the IG report. ... if we can't get rid of these rogue agencies, we should at least give an external board real power to police them." (11/01/22)

https://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/17218

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26) Valuing generosity and volunteerism
Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Rida Shaheen

"[This was the top scorer in the optimism category for a teen essay contest for Americans, Israelis, and Palestinians that was sponsored by Heart of a Nation.] 'Our ancestors' histories, the way of our fathers, and the happiness of our next generations are all based on the nature of our society. In this essay, I will discuss some points that I aspire to improve in my society (education, generosity, and volunteerism) as well as ways to achieve them. Education is not limited to what you learn in schools and universities. A person should be conscious of what is going on around them. These days, no one here learns about the environment or historical monuments -- although here in our town, a historical landmark dates back to the era of the Romans. But no one talks about it, all because of the lack of educational culture.'" (10/31/22)

https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/2022/1031/Valuing-generosity-and-volunteerism

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27) In Defense of the Nation-State
Source: EconLog
by Pierre Lemieux

"It is possible to defend the nation-state, despite its history of oppression, persecution, tyranny, and war? Note that before this recent creation, life was not always a piece of cake for everybody either. For a more affirmative defense, suppose that all individuals and families on earth were offered an air ticket to move anywhere they want to live, no question asked. Those who like self-reliance and private guns could move to the United States. Those who like wine and sensuality could move to France. Those who like friendly, smiling people like in the Prisoner's Village could move to the United Kingdom. ... Once the new borders are drawn, the world would be composed of nation-states based on real common preferences and values as nationalists now imagine them, as opposed to the current reality of largely artificial assemblages in which coercive authorities impose arbitrary identities on most of their subjects." (11/01/22)

https://www.econlib.org/in-defense-of-the-nation-state/

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28) Why the architecture of affirmative action was always destined to collapse
Source: Washington Post
by Megan McArdle

"Unsurprisingly, our civil rights architecture was primarily structured to equalize the relations between a Black minority that had suffered centuries of state-sponsored racial oppression and a majority group that had perpetuated that manifestly unjust system. The civil rights establishment ended up with a dual mandate to prevent discrimination while narrowing the lingering gaps that reflected past injustice. Those goals were often in tension, the results awkwardly jury-rigged. The desire to rapidly equalize outcomes suggested quotas, a solution popular with some left-leaning institutions that wanted to bolster their legitimacy on racial issues. But this conflicted with another deeply held social value: that we treat individuals as individuals, not representatives of some racial category." (11/01/22)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/11/01/supreme-court-affirmative-action-demographic-change-tensions/

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29) Destroying Western Values To Defend Western Values
Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

"So it turns out the US intelligence cartel has been working intimately with online platforms to regulate the 'cognitive infrastructure' of the population. This is according to a new investigative report by The Intercept, based on documents obtained through leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, on the 'retooling' of the Department of Homeland Security from an agency focused on counterterrorism to one increasingly focused on fighting 'misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation' online. While the DHS's hotly controversial 'Disinformation Governance Board' was shut down in response to public outcry, the Intercept report reveals what authors Lee Fang and Ken Klippenstein describe as 'an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms' in order to 'curb speech it considers dangerous.'" (11/01/22)

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/11/01/destroying-western-values-to-defend-western-values/

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30) Anarchy in America: We're Being Gunned Down Like Dogs in the Street
Source: Rutherford Institute
by John & Nisha Whitehead

"Things are falling apart. How much longer we can sustain the fiction that we live in a constitutional republic, I cannot say, but anarchy is being loosed upon the nation. We are witnessing the unraveling of the American dream one injustice at a time. Day after day, the government's crimes against the citizenry grow more egregious, more treacherous and more tragic. And day after day, the American people wake up a little more to the grim realization that they have become captives in a prison of their own making." (11/01/22)

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/anarchy_in_america_were_being_gunned_down_like_dogs_in_the_street

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31) Read Fossil Future
Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

"I have a terrible habit of underestimating Alex Epstein. When I first heard about his The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, I figured it was right-wing hackery and ignored it. How wrong I was. When I finally opened the book, I discovered a tall stack of thoughtful and compelling arguments. Earlier this year, Epstein released his follow-up book, Fossil Future. This time around, I knew the book would be good. But I waited months to actually take a look, because I kept telling myself, 'He's just repeating himself. It won't say anything new.' Now that I've read Epstein's second book, I must again sigh, 'How wrong I was.'" (11/01/22)

https://betonit.substack.com/p/read-fossil-future

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32) Spinning Yarn
Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

"On Twitter, a 'ratio' occurs when someone tweets something so egregiously wrong or misguided that the number of comments on the tweet exceeds the sum of the likes and retweets. It's a healthy indicator that the tweet hit a nerve in the wrong way. Yesterday, it was Emily Oster who drew the ire of Twitter with her article in The Atlantic titled 'Let's Declare a Pandemic Amnesty.' The short article makes the case for forgiving leaders who, throughout the course of the pandemic, made more wrong than right choices. It's a stunningly tone-deaf plea that only someone isolated from the worst of the pandemic could make (Oster teaches at Brown University). The ratio on Oster's tweet was massive. At press time, the tweet had received 28.5k comments compared to just 2k likes and 7k retweets, most of which were negative." (11/01/22)

https://pamphleteer.co/newsletter/no-368-spinning-yarn/

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33) Partisan politics derails efforts to improve public health through harm reduction
Source: Orange County Register
by Chelsea Boyd

"Saving lives should be a winning political proposition regardless of one's party affiliation. Yet, when it comes to policies like 'harm reduction,' politicians are often intellectually inconsistent. Many seem to cherry pick the harm-reduction issues they deem politically palatable. This is true for both camps, from progressives who support banning e-cigarettes to conservatives who back the prohibition of syringe-exchange programs. Described most simply, harm reduction meets people where they are when it comes to a variety of risky behaviors. More technically, it refers to any strategy that reduces the risk associated with a behavior. Harm reduction is in the news more than many people realize." (11/01/22)

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/01/partisan-politics-derails-efforts-to-improve-public-health-through-harm-reduction/

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34) Could an Affirmative Action Ban Be Enforced?
Source: The American Conservative
by Helen Andrews

"Even if the Supreme Court decides it wants to end affirmative action, it may discover that it is not able to. Oral arguments on Monday in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and SFFA v. Harvard raised the possibility that the court may strike down race-based affirmative action in college admissions, reversing decades of precedent going back to the Bakke case of 1978. If such a ruling is issued, does anyone really believe that Harvard will throw up its hands and admit a freshman class based on academic achievement alone ...? Of course not. If the court rules against it, Harvard is much more likely to fudge its admissions process behind the scenes in order to achieve roughly the same demographics it has now ..." (11/02/22)

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/could-an-affirmative-action-ban-be-enforced%EF%BF%BC/

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35) Bosses Hate This One Trick
Source: In These Times
by staff

"Is work-to-rule the same as 'quiet quitting?' Yes and no. Quiet quitting entered the discourse this year as a successor to the Great Resignation, and both phrases respond to a deep anxiety that a strong labor market is actually allowing workers to -- gasp -- get paid more and refuse uncompensated work. But work-to-rule is a deliberate strategy unions have employed for decades to draw attention to grievances from protesting workers. Where strikes and walkouts can be risky (or unlawful), work-to-rule is theoretically unpunishable -- because workers simply do exactly what they're paid for. ... Are you expected to show up 20 minutes early to do unpaid prep? Your mornings are now for coffee and contemplation. Have unfinished work you usually take home? Get ready for an evening of Netflix and chill. Pesky paperwork getting you down? Start dotting your I's and crossing your T's." (11/01/22)

https://inthesetimes.com/article/unions-work-to-rule-strikes

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36) Time to abandon mandatory deposit
Source: Niskanen Center
by Daniel Takash & David Bookbinder

"There are countless features of copyright law that are suboptimal. Copyright terms? Too long. The anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that prohibit unlocking digital locks on legally purchased products? An affront to private property rights. The mechanics and particulars of what goes into a copyright registration? ... But one vestigial provision of the Copyright Act stands head-and-shoulders above these others. It is the Mandatory Deposit Requirement found in 17 U.S.C. § 407 ('the 407 deposit requirement'), and thanks to the work of Valancourt Books and the Institute for Justice it may soon be a dead letter. This provision requires 'the owner of copyright or of the exclusive right of publication in a work published in the United States' to deposit two copies of the 'best edition' of the work with the Library of Congress." (11/01/22)

https://www.niskanencenter.org/time-to-abandon-mandatory-deposit/

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37) Is a 25th Amendment removal in Joe Biden's future?
Source: The Hill
by Merrill Matthews

"Claims that President Trump was not mentally fit for the job and needed to be removed from office began in earnest right after his inauguration in 2017. ... those efforts went nowhere. Yes, Trump can be unpredictable, moody, temperamental, undisciplined and occasionally downright crude, according to those who served under him. But I know several people who claim similar characteristics for their bosses. Biden's issues are substantively different. We frequently see him, after he has delivered a speech, wander off as if he doesn't know where he is or where he's supposed to go. Someone hurries over and takes his arm and points him in the right direction. At times he's lucid and in control, but at other times he seems baffled and confused. ... the day may be coming when the country will have to turn to Section 4 of the 25th Amendment for the good of the nation." (11/01/22)

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/3714038-is-a-25th-amendment-removal-in-joe-bidens-future/

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38) Dissolve the Pentagon for Its Nuclear Antics
Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

"Longtime supporters of The Future of Freedom Foundation know that I have long called for the dismantling of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA -- that is, what we know as the 'national-security state' -- and for the restoration of our nation's founding system of a limited-government republic. Over the years I have provided a number of reasons for this, among the biggest being that the adoption of a national-security state ended up destroying our rights and liberties. ... But the Ukraine crisis provides another reason, perhaps bigger than the destruction of our liberty: the willingness -- even eagerness -- of the Pentagon to push our nation to the very edge of life-destroying nuclear war. The way I figure it is that any governmental entity that does that deserves to be dissolved immediately." (11/01/22)

https://www.fff.org/2022/11/01/dissolve-the-pentagon-for-its-nuclear-antics/

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39) The Theoretical Lethality Index is useful for military history but not for gun control policy
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by David Kopel

"An article by Duke law professor Darrell A.H. Miller and Wesleyan history professor Jennifer Tucker argues that gun control laws should vary based on the dangerousness of the firearm. They claim that danger is easy to assess by using the Theoretical Lethality Index (TLI), a metric developed in the early 1960s by military history analyst Trevor Dupuy. In this post, I explain why the TLI is useless as a guideline for the risks posed by different types of firearms in a nonmilitary context. On the other hand, if TLI is valid in the civilian context, then the TLIs of modern firearms are not much different from those of a good rifle from the early 20th century." (11/01/22)

https://reason.com/volokh/2022/11/01/the-theoretical-lethality-index-is-useful-for-military-history-but-not-for-gun-control-policy/

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40) The Republic Will Survive Drag Queens
Source: RealClearPolitics
by Froma Harrop

"Once an underground art form, drag shows have gone mainstream. Today they are widely regarded as innocent fun: The wildly popular 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is in its 14th season. So accepted has this kind of entertainment become that some public libraries are holding drag queen story times. These are events where men dressed as women read to children, usually in a gentle, motherly manner. (Chances are most 4-year-olds won't even get that the reader is a guy.) Not everyone approves. I asked a liberal friend, a man totally comfortable with gay friends, whether he would bring his son to such a reading. He said 'No' but added, 'On the other hand, I don't have to go.' ... Wherever you stand, rest assured: The republic will survive drag queens." (11/01/22)

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/11/01/the_republic_will_survive_drag_queens_148401.html

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41) Democrats never let a crisis go to waste
Source: Fox News
by Greg Gutfeld

"So by now, you heard about the attack on Paul Pelosi. A suspect is in custody. Apparently, he was a homeless illegal alien. He lived in an old yellow school bus. No truth to the rumor, it was Danny Partridge. ... Meanwhile, in the media, you have Dems and talking heads -- like there's any difference -- desperately trying to make this about right-wing hate. Like people on the Right were always saying, 'Hey, you got to go attack Nancy's husband with a hammer and don't wear pants.' ... Yes, this is part of January 1st. It's MAGA extremists behind this because they always attract illegal alien nudists who live in school buses who think they're Jesus Christ." (11/01/22)

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/greg-gutfeld-democrats-never-let-crisis-go-waste

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42) It Was a Short Time Ago and Never Happened Anyway
Source: Brownstone Institute
by Richard Kelly

"The moral code of the West, greatly diminished already, has all but disappeared under the onslaught of the last 3 years. A great crime was committed while what's left of morality fought bravely but could make little impact. Lives were ruined, wealth was stolen, agency snatched away. Lockdown as a tactic appears defeated for the moment -- vaccine injury is still hush-hush. There are other good reasons to think the onslaught is not over, that we are at the moment in a 'phony war' while enemy forces regroup. Inflation, energy, food, surveillance are all active fronts in the broader battle. It hardly matters which one will flare up next. In each case, the battle boils down to privileging the immediate needs of the individual, over the perceived, modelled, future 'needs of the state' or indeed the 'needs of the planet.'" (11/01/22)

https://brownstone.org/articles/short-time-ago-never-happened/

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43) Stop the Copyright Creep
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Katharine Trendacosta

"In 2020, two copyright-related proposals became law despite the uproar against them. The first was the unconstitutional CASE Act. The second was a felony streaming proposal that had never been seen or debated in public. In fact, its inclusion was in the news before its text was ever made public. The only way to find it was when the 6,000-page year-end omnibus was published. We want to make sure that doesn't happen again. No copyright proposal -- or copyright-adjacent one -- has a place in 'must-pass' legislation." (11/01/22)

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/10/stop-copyright-creep

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44) Xi's China Is Good -- and Bad -- for the United States
Source: Foreign Policy
by Stephen M Walt

"It's now a cliche to say we are in a new era of great power competition, but that doesn't make it untrue. The new U.S. national security strategy, the recently released national defense strategy, and the imposition of draconian export controls on advanced computer chips and related technologies make it abundantly clear that the Biden administration sees China as a long-term strategic rival. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his associates appear to have a similar view. Fasten your seat belts: It's going to be a bumpy ride." (11/01/22)

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/11/01/xis-china-is-good-and-bad-for-the-united-states/

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45) Kish Me Once, Kish Me Twice
Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Gary Richied

"Kish, since you are wondering, is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf famed for its tourist and shopping attractions. ... Kish is -- or rather ought to be -- known more widely for another feature and institution which the Iranian mullahs established there way back in 2003; namely, the Kish Bourse .... In September 2000, Saddam Hussein announced that his Baathist government would no longer participate in the 'Oil-for-Food' Program, and that, furthermore, oil deals would be denominated in euros. From that point on, the writing (about Babylon this time) was on the walls of the state in DC Just months after US forces invaded Iraq, in June 2003, Iraqi oil sales were converted back to petrodollars .... Kish is a much greater offense to Washington than anything Saddam Hussein was able to accomplish. There, Iranian oil is bought and sold using euros, yuan, and (get ready for it) rubles." (11/01/22)

https://mises.org/wire/kish-me-once-kish-me-twice

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46) Trump's Violent "Big Lie" Politics [sic] Aims Harpoon at Heart of US Democracy
Source: Common Dreams
by Thom Hartmann

"Following Donald Trump's corrupt script, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is encouraging his followers to shut that country down because he is, so far, refusing to acknowledge that he lost the election. This is a crisis for democracy. Nations have to figure out how they are to be governed. Most of recorded history tells the story of kings, popes, priests, lords, and barons who ruled through violence and imposed themselves on their people rather than the people selecting them. Ultimately, as we all learned in high school civics, you can have a government chosen democratically with a free and fair vote or you can have a government chosen through brute force and violence. There really aren't any other choices. ... But democracy only functions properly when the people trust that its essential mechanism (voting) is honest and true." (11/01/22)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/11/01/trumps-violent-big-lie-politics-has-aimed-harpoon-heart-us-democracy

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47) Biden's Nuclear Doctrine
Source: The Atlantic
by Tom Nichols

"What is the purpose of the American nuclear arsenal? Every American president since the end of the Cold War has tried to answer this question in a formal report called the Nuclear Posture Review. And every American president has fudged their answer -- now including President Joe Biden, who released his NPR last week even as Russia wages war in Europe and the Russian president makes barely veiled nuclear threats against Ukraine, NATO, and the United States itself. ... we're keeping the same kinds of forces and the same strategies we used during our long struggle with the Soviet Union. The NPR says, yet again, that the triad is a good idea, that it should be modernized at great expense, and that nuclear deterrence is the ultimate guarantee of American national security." (11/01/22)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/11/biden-nuclear-posture-review-2022/671949/

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48) The Deadly Sins of Politics
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Aexl Weber & Dan Sanchez

The nineteenth-century philosopher Joseph de Maistre once wrote 'Every nation gets the government it deserves.' This is true in a sense because, as Ludwig von Mises later wrote, 'public opinion is ultimately responsible for the structure of government.' The beliefs and values of a people determine the institutions they embrace or accept. The influence goes the other way, too. Different systems of government create different incentives. Some institutions foster virtue, while others foment vice. Let's consider some historically important political ideologies and the moral qualities they reflect and promote." (11/01/22)

https://fee.org/articles/the-deadly-sins-of-politics/

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49) Rishi Sunak and the UK's desire to project power in the Middle East
Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Jonathan Fenton Harvey

"With Rishi Sunak's appointment as British Prime Minister on October 24, the United Kingdom has selected its third prime minister in less than two months. Despite the turmoil under Liz Truss's 44-day tenure after Boris Johnson's forced resignation in July, Rishi Sunak has temporarily saved the party as a unity candidate, with most Conservative MPs nominating him in a fast-track vote. Currently, Sunak's outlook on foreign policy seems almost identical to that of his predecessor Liz Truss, while echoing Britain's post-Brexit position under the banner of 'Global Britain.' The mantra of 'Global Britain' is important for understanding the UK's present ambitions in the world." (11/01/22)

https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/11/01/what-britains-new-leadership-means-for-the-uks-middle-east-policy%EF%BF%BC/

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50) Who Really Shut Down Our Businesses and Schools?
Source: Town Hall
by Stephen Moore

"A big issue that has emerged in the final days of the midterm election campaigns is the lockdowns of our schools and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public saw with the abysmal test scores of our children the severe and lasting damage done. Voters are angry, and they should be. Lockdowns were a tragic mistake with very small health benefits but giant costs to society. So, who's responsible for the abuse of our children? ... The short answer to that question is Democratic governors. And yes, a few GOP governors such as Larry Hogan of Maryland. For the most part, though, you wouldn't know that it was governors such as Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Kathy Hochul of New York, Tony Evers of Wisconsin or Gavin Newsom of California who ordered militant lockdowns but now pretend they never supported these policies." (11/01/22)

https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2022/10/31/who-really-shut-down-our-businesses-and-schools-n2615261

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51) The Democrats Murder Another Third Party
Source: CounterPunch
by Howie Hawkins

"Federal voting rights and election protection bills that would pre-empt anti-democratic election laws passed by Republicans in the states have failed in Congress because the Democrats were not willing to make lifting the Senate filibuster that enabled Republican vetoes of these bills a high priority and major public issue. The Democrats are not innocent of voter suppression themselves because they suppress the votes of their opponents to their left. Their preferred strategy is to suppress ballot access for the candidates of independent progressive parties. Party suppression is a form of voter suppression. It denies independent progressive voters the right to vote for who they want once they get their ballot." (11/01/22)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/11/01/the-democrats-murder-another-third-party/

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52) Welcome to Canada, Where Everyone's a Genocidaire
Source: Quillette
by Jonathan Kay

"The French noun genocidaire -- indicating a person who's participated in a genocide -- has no direct English equivalent. That will need to change, however, because every leader in Canada's history has now effectively been declared a genocidaire, as have an uncountable number of cabinet ministers, government employees, religious officials, and educators. And it seems impractical for us to rely on a foreign word to denounce these criminals as we march the living specimens off to The Hague while stripping the dead of their reputations and honours. On October 27th, a parliamentary motion demanding that the federal government 'recognize what happened in Canada's Indian residential schools as genocide' passed by unanimous consent." (10/31/22)

https://quillette.com/blog/2022/10/31/welcome-to-canada-nation-of-genocidaires/

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53) Three More Months of the Ratchet Effect?
Source: Independent Institute
by Raymond J March

"Covid-19 is likely endemic and will remain with us for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, it is also becoming milder. Some medical research argues that current dominant variants are less deadly than the flu. Hospitalizations have also steeply declined in recent weeks. Regardless, President Biden recently announced he is extending the Covid-19 public health emergency for another 90 days. This will place the country under a public health emergency for Covid into early 2023. The U.S. is also under a public health state of emergency for monkeypox." (10/31/22)

https://blog.independent.org/2022/10/31/three-more-months-of-the-ratchet-effect/

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54) AIPAC Echoes Republicans' Crime Messaging in Pennsylvania
Source: The American Prospect
by Austin Ahlman

"Within hours of each other on Sunday, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and a super PAC affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) jumped in to contest Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. By Monday evening, AIPAC's last-minute investment had swelled to over $700,000. It was at first glance an unusual choice. The election, in a Pittsburgh-based seat that is heavily Democratic, was thought to be over after the primary. There, AIPAC-affiliated PACs spent $3 million to help management-side labor attorney Steve Irwin in his race against progressive Summer Lee for the nomination. They failed, as Lee eked out victory by less than a point. But a quirk of fate has made the race competitive again, giving AIPAC a second chance to prevent Lee from making it to Washington and raising further suspicions about the organization's vendetta against progressives." (11/01/22)

https://prospect.org/politics/aipac-echoes-republicans-crime-messaging-in-pennsylvania/

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55) Is it done yet?
Source: The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

"Is your brain fried yet? You don't have to watch television (or news online) or listen to the radio to get bombarded with the junk. Open your mailbox, if you dare. Drive past thousands of yard signs and billboards to and from work or stores. Check your wipers when you get back to your car after going to an office or store: that probably isn't a parking ticket -- its campaign fliers. And watch out for those true-believers crowding the street corners with their signs. On to the commentary: We can only wish that this 2022 election WAS over." (10/31/22)

https://thepriceofliberty.org/2022/10/31/is-it-done-yet/

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56) Power Problems, 11/01/22
Source: Cato Institute

"Overpowered: Restraining Presidential War Authority." (11/01/22)

https://www.cato.org/multimedia/power-problems/overpowered-restraining-presidential-war-authority

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57) The Bryan Hyde Show, 11/01/22
Source: The Bryan Hyde Show

"I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to visit with Eric Peters from Eric Peters Autos each week. Eric is a superb writer and thinker and a great source of wisdom." (11/01/22)

https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-zffrr-1301171

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58) Rising, 11/01/22
Source: The Hill

"Briahna Joy and Robby Soave react to the San Francisco district attorney's announcement that a slew of charges will be brought against Paul Pelosi's alleged attacker, David Depape." (11/01/22)

https://thehill.com/hilltv/3713877-rising-november-1-2022/

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59) Pod Save America, 11/01/22
Source: Crooked Media

"Between Barack and A Hard Place." (11/01/22)

https://stitcher.simplecastaudio.com/9aa1e238-cbed-4305-9808-c9228fc6dd4f/episodes/5956049f-2416-408f-bf19-ba8b4b0c3bd6/audio/128/default.mp3

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60) Cyberlaw Podcast, episode 428
Source: The Volokh Conspiracy

"Coming Soon: TwitTok!" (11/01/22)

https://reason.com/volokh/2022/11/01/coming-soon-twittok/

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61) Antiwar News with Dave DeCamp, 11/01/22
Source: Antiwar.com

"US Military Inspecting Weapons Inside Ukraine, US Won't 'Waste Time' on Iran Nuclear Deal, and More." (11/01/22)

https://rumble.com/v1qvwll-us-military-inspecting-weapons-inside-ukraine-us-wont-waste-time-on-iran-nu.html

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62) The Corbett Report, episode 431
Source: The Corbett Report

"Unknown Unknowns." (11/01/22)

https://www.corbettreport.com/unknowns/

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63) Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock, 10/31/22
Source: Freedom's Phoenix

"Ernest interviews Tim Picciott (The Liberty Advisor) on economic/market conditions." (10/31/22)

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/334885-2022-10-31-2022-10-31-ernest-interviews-tim-picciott-the-liberty-advisor.htm

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64) FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, 10/31/22
Source: FiveThirtyEight

"The Pennsylvania Senate Race Is On A Knife's Edge." (10/31/22)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/politics-podcast-the-pennsylvania-senate-race-is-on-a-knifes-edge/

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65) Finding Freedom, episode 357
Source: Lions of Liberty

"The Diary of an Exorcist with Msgr Stephen J. Rossetti." (10/31/22)

https://www.lionsofliberty.com/episodes/the-diary-of-an-exorcist-with-msgr-stephen-j-rossetti

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