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No King Of Old Had It Better

By Bradley Harrington “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.” – H.L. Mencken, “H.L. Mencken’s Notebooks,” 1956 – In accordance with Theodore Sturgeon’s Law that “nine tenths of anything is … Continue reading

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The God Of The Machine

By Bradley Harrington “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” – Claire Wolfe, “101 Things To Do ‘Til The Revolution,” 1996 – Most of the time, … Continue reading

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Wyoming Should Buy Gold

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the second of two columns looking at a proposal by Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon to invest funds from the state’s rainy-day account into stocks and other vehicles. “The richest people and the biggest corporations … Continue reading

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Education By Force? Really?

By Bradley Harrington “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.” – Horace Mann, “Lectures and Annual Reports on Education,” 1867 – Prussia, after … Continue reading

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Using Fossil Fuels Is Moral

By Bradley Harrington “ I hold human life as the standard of value… I think that our fossil fuel use so far has been a moral choice because it has enabled billions of people to live longer and more fulfilling … Continue reading

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Fed Acts Wreck The Economy

By Bradley Harrington NOTE: This is the first of two columns looking at a proposal by Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon to invest funds from the state’s rainy-day account into stocks and other vehicles. “Paper is poverty… It is only the … Continue reading

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Debt Will Sink Wyoming

By Bradley Harrington A mouse will always find free cheese in a mousetrap, but I never saw one that was very happy about it.” – H.C. Diefenbach, “Everyman’s Almanac,” 1936 – On certain occasions, two pieces of information combine with … Continue reading

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Fracking Saved America

By Bradley Harrington There is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.” – Al Gore, Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-05A: This and that

By Nathan Barton Good morning: work and weather and travel kept me from posting anything yesterday, but here are a few stories of interest today. In Kermit, Texas, in the Permian Basin, which used to be a nice place to … Continue reading

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City Rightly Kills Standards

By Bradley Harrington “Virtue will slumber. The wicked will be continually watching: Consequently you will be undone.” – Patrick Henry, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 – At the time Mr. Henry spoke the above warning of potential constitutional abuses of power … Continue reading

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