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Wednesday roundup

U.S. not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

A good move I think

Treasury's Tax Reform Analysis Confirms Republicans Don't Give a Damn About the Deficit

Both major parties want to spend more than the government actually has. Not more than it should have, but more than it has.

You Won’t Be Surprised To Hear Who’s Behind Today’s Press Conference By Trump’s Accusers

If you go after Trump with anything less than the absolute truth, expect to fail.

Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Require Conviction for Asset Forfeiture

A major step. There are 14 other states that already require this.

It's Official: Bitcoin Surpasses "Tulip Mania", Is Now The Biggest Bubble In World History

I don't understand bitcoin. Either this is a really big bubble, or there is a desperate need for an unregulated currency.

So I Just Had An Interesting Email Exchange With The Special Counsel’s Press Office:

Glen Reynolds tries to find out if Lisa Page was involved in approving Peter Strzok’s warrant requests.

America's malls are rotting away

Another sign of the commercial real estate collapse

Alabama election: Democrats defeat Roy Moore, dealing huge blow to Donald Trump

Theocratic Republican defeated

Uber Price-Gouges Millennial Passenger $14,000 For 5-Mile Ride

Uber is a good idea with lousy execution

The FBI’s Perjury Trap of the Century

There was no collusion. The Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign..

Starving polar bears are the fake news face of climate change

Don't fall for it

TSA To Stop Taking Driver’s Licenses from 9 U.S. States

The Real ID legacy

Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018

“The U.S. is now the most unpredictable actor in the world today.”

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Tuesday roundup

Libertarianism Has Nothing to Offer Populist Authoritarians

As I wrote a long time ago, people would have to give up the power to compel behavior. That's a pretty good thing.

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

CFPB Employees, You’re Not Dumbledore’s Army. You’re Dolores Umbridge

Any government agency that does not answer to Congress or the President should be eradicated.

From 1999 - First lady supports Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Golly gee whiz, do you suppose Hillary Clinton was posturing?

Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

California should take a long and hard look at their public schools

Climate Scientists Are Now Suing Critics Who Challenge 'Settled Science'

The science was never settled

CNN Pivots to Coverage on Trump's Diet Coke Consumption Minutes After NYC Attack

This shows where the priorities are

MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Attacks Rural Americans as a ‘Minority’ that is ‘the Core Threat to Our Democracy’

There are reasons why I don't watch MSNBC

Forget Collusion. Can Mueller Prove Russia Committed Cyberespionage?

All Russian roads are Democrat it seems


Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France

Let them go

New Cars to be Equipped with “Complimentary” TSA PreCheck Biometric Scanners

Your car will spy on you for the TSA

Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world

I wonder if they still get paid if the Pentagon doesn't know where they are

Dear Alabama: You Don't Have To Choose Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones

Take the longshot. Vote Ron Bishop.

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Friday roundup

Headlines that don't merit their own entry

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