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Are Those Ribs In Your Pants, Or Are You Just Happy …

It’s not uncommon for people to try to shoplift by putting items down their pants. But an entire rack of ribs? Twice? Truth, as reported by The Sentinel (Pennsylvania). After going ...


[Dale Carpenter] A liberal’s second thoughts about Hobby Lobby

In the past couple of weeks, a handful of what might be called politically liberal or progressive scholars have (sort of) defended the Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby.  See ...



Do you have your contact info on social network sites?

You ought to. We’re not calling 411 any longer for phone numbers. We go to the net for phone numbers and emails. Many of us go to social networks expecting to find the information. ...


Etiquette at the State of the Union

I’m curious if anyone knows the answer to the following question.  By tradition the Justices who attend presidential speeches to a Joint Session of Congress do not applaud (or, at l...


"Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?"

Several years ago, I wrote "Has the NRDC Gone Hollywood?" at the request of Environmental Protection Magazine, where I had a bi-monthly column and feature commitment. Based on my trip to ...



John Seigenthaler: A champion of the First Amendment

Crusading journalist never retired from his passion for the First Amendment, the sense that every voice has value.





[Will Baude] Tom Ginsburg’s proposal to eliminate penalty shootouts

I’m a relatively late convert to World Cup soccer, but I was quite intrigued, and tentatively convinced, by a proposal I heard recently to eliminate the use of the “penalty sh...



How To Sell To China. Sometimes You Can’t Just Walk In.

When we first started this blog, the media was obsessed with “doing business in China stories.” Nearly every week there would be a good first person account from someone recounting what i...


[Ilya Somin] The Fermi Paradox

I usually only blog about issues on which I have some expertise, or at least sufficient knowledge to make points that have not been put forward by other commentators. But I am making an e...


The Minimalist Road Warrior

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HTC One M8 - Buy It For The Camera

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Understanding Patent Claims

In order to obtain exclusive rights on an invention the law requires that the patent applicant particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which the inventor regards as...


Medical Marijuana Could Treat Pain Related to Sickle Cell Disease

Adding to the growing list of medical conditions that can be treated with marijuana, researchers at the University of Minnesota are determining whether medical marijuana can help to treat...


Dear Linked In: I Already Am My Future Self

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“Monk” Lewis: The Dan Brown of 1796?

The Dan Brown of 1796? Some years ago, when everybody else was was reading it, I read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. It was pretty ridiculous, but it had an uncanny ability to keep ...


Medical Malpractice Law in the United Arab Emirates

By STA Law Firm - Dubai, United Arab Emirates"The malpractice is an error occurs due to the unfamiliarity of a practitioner with the technical aspects which each practitioner is assumed t...


[Ilya Somin] Can people “exercise religion” through publicly traded corporations?

In his most recent post in our debate over the Hobby Lobby decision, David Post suggests that it surely can’t be the case that a publicly traded corporation can “exercise reli...


H.G. Wells: Editors.

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. --H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Herbert George Wells in 1908...