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Archive for November 10th, 2012

What more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people?  Still one thing more … a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from labor the bread it has earned.  This is the sum of good government.  –  Thomas Jefferson

All my usual news sources were constipated by the election this week; interesting events were still there, but were blocked from emerging into daylight by the huge, malodorous mass that is the American political process.  As soon as that filthy mess was done with, the rest started to flow normally again; unfortunately, that meant I had to scramble a bit to compose today’s column and yesterday’s TW3, and that I’ll probably have too many items for next week.  Had I wanted to fill this column with boring election stories I could easily have done so, but I deemed only three worthy of inclusion.

This week’s link champ was Jesse Walker of Reason, who supplied everything down to the first video; the video itself, however, is my husband’s contribution.  The second video was called to my attention by Walter Olson, and the links between the two arrived via AL 360KrulacMichael Whiteacremy catLenore SkenazyKorhomme and two from Radley Balko.

I do use some of these, but Grace uses most of them AND has the accent:

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