In my home state of Utah, the governor has just extended the state of emergency once again. Big surprise, right? That rigid control and those federal dollars must be sustained somehow. John Tamny has an excellent piece on how authorities are once again turning to central planning to solve the problems caused by their lockdowns. He makes a great case for ending the lockdowns now.
How did we get to the point where police would feel justified in ticketing or arresting people for opening their businesses or individuals are okay with accosting and threatening those who aren’t wearing a mask? Stacey Rudin says this mindset started the moment we allowed the “power to harm” to become a political weapon.
Anyone who lives in the American West could be forgiven for having the impression that this is the worst year EVAR for wildfires. Would it surprise you to learn that this isn’t the case? Jon Miltimore explains that forest fires aren’t at an all-time high. It isn’t even close.
You know what would contribute to greater societal stability? No, not one-party rule. The answer is stable marriages. Michael Cook says the kind of school your child attends may affect their ability to remain happily married.
Black Lives Matter enjoys remarkable support from the political class, corporate America and the mass media. Mike Whitney asks, would a true-blue Marxist organization really generate that kind of official support? Or are they more like a social justice fig leaf behind which the global elites are hiding as they wage war on the working class?