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2012 in Review

Here at Windypundit, 2012 was the year in which: The inevitable drug war deaths remained inevitable. I spoke up for sex workers, although, really, it was just a bunch of links. I became a friend of whores. I explained why criminal violence against the police is not the best response to criminal violence by the […]

Libertarian Society/Socialist Society

Libertarian Society/Socialist Society

Over at Popehat, Patrick is asking readers to come up with a response to this: Patrick’s own response is pretty good: Popehat readers have stepped up in the comments and offered other suggestions, and this one from Erbo is pretty good: (For you young kids, the bottom one is a scene from Logan’s Run.) For […]

U.S.Homicide Rate Trend 1960 - 2009

Huckabee’s Nonsense

I wasn’t planning to write anything about the shootings in Newton, Connecticut. It touches on a variety of issues that are of interest to me, but it just feels a little too soon for sober discussion. But then I came across this nonsense: Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) weighed in on the massacre at […]

In Which Someone Mistakes Me For a Successful Business

This seems to have been the week for bashing marketers who send silly email messages in the legal blogosphere (although Brian and Scott don’t really need a special week for that), and I need to exercise my brain on the new blogging software, so I think I’ll do a little bashing of my own. I […]

The right to keep and bear arms may be coming to Illinois

My home state of Illinois is apparently the last state that still does not provide any way for ordinary citizens to carry concealed weapons. But that may be about to end: In a 2-1 decision that is a major victory for the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said the state’s […]

Catch-22 in D.C. Police Encounters?

According to Jamison Koehler, the rule on police stops in D.C. just got trickier, and it now goes something like this: If you consent to a search or conversation with police, your consent waives your rights to object to what they find or figure out. Without your consent, the police need a specific reason to […]

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