Friday, June 26, 2020

Seattle "Autonomous Zone" Sparks Class Action Lawsuit from Local Businesses

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Seattle 'Autonomous Zone' Sparks Class Action Lawsuit From Local Businesses

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Friday, June 26, 2020
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Hold agencies and regulators accountable for outcomes, not compliance.
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By Max Dunat
Here We Go Again: Trump Wants New Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum
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By Eric Boehm
Throw a Billion Dollars from the Helicopter Is a Grand-Slam Attack on Publicly Financed Stadiums
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By Nick Gillespie
RIP Lester Grinspoon, Who Encouraged Americans To Reconsider Demonized Drugs
For half a century, Grinspoon tirelessly advocated a more rational and tolerant approach to marijuana and other psychoactive substances.
By Jacob Sullum
Radley Balko and Rafael Mangual Debate Systemic Racism
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By John Osterhoudt and Nick Gillespie


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