Author Archives: Dan Thompson

Tuesday Links: Crooked Sheriffs, Frivolous Lawsuits, and Middle East Shitholes

– Louisiana’s governor has signed into law a bill raising the minimum age for strippers from 18 to 21. The bill’s sponsors claim that the law will “help fight human trafficking.” Bullshit. This has nothing to do with human trafficking … Continue reading

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Yes, Open Borders Is Libertarian

In a recent blog post, “libertarian” anarchist blogger Christopher Cantwell argues that, contrary to widespread perception, the libertarian position on immigration is not open borders, but rather severely restricted immigration. According to Cantwell, the libertarian is in favor of “privatizing” borders. Cantwell … Continue reading

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Weekend Links: Indian Child Welfare Act, Cultural Appropriation, and Revenge Porn

– A 6-year-old California girl who is 1/64th Choctaw Indian has been forcibly removed from her longtime foster family and sent to live with extended family in Utah because of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The 1978 federal law was enacted … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links: Sex Offenses in Minnesota, Public Drunkenness, and Anti-Vaxxers vs. the State of California

– Last month, a federal judge ruled Minnesota’s sex offender civil commitment program unconstitutional. U.S. Federal District Judge Donovan Frank stopped short of ordering the release of the 740 individuals currently in the program, though, instead giving lawmakers until August … Continue reading

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Why Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is Not That Big of a Deal

Indiana’s newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the controversy surrounding it have dominated headlines this week. Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the RFRA legislation he signed have been excoriated in the media based on fears that the law will “legalize discriminations against … Continue reading

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Weekend Links: Ballot Selfies, Delhi Gang Rape, and ISIS vs. Twitter

– Defying a federal court order, the Alabama Supreme Court this week ordered probate judges in the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Chief Justice Roy Moore defended the ruling, claiming that the court was merely standing up for … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links: SWAT Raids on Poker Games, Sex is Rape, and Childless Deadbeat Dads

– The City of Seattle is enforcing a new law requiring food to be separated from other trash so that it can be composted. Since the law just took effect this month, the city is currently only handing out warnings … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech Hypocrites

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech seems to be having a moment. As the rallies in Paris and elsewhere last weekend demonstrated, freedom of speech has strong support in the West. It is the one value that … Continue reading

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This is the New Charlie Hebdo Cover

Buzzfeed has a list of who is and isn’t publishing the new cover. Notably, The New York Times, NBC, NPR, BBC and The Daily Mail are among the publications opting not to show the image. Cowards.

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The Attack on Charlie Hebdo is an Attack on Free Speech

Yesterday, Islamist militants attacked the Paris offices of left-wing satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, including the paper’s editor and four of its cartoonists. The gunmen were almost certainly motivated by the paper’s publication of cartoons satirizing the Prophet … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links: Adiós Google News, Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit, and Russia’s Economic Woes

– Multiple national theater chains are declining to screen The Interview (the controversial James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy about the assassination of Kim Jong-un) after the group responsible for the Sony hack threatened violence against any theaters showing the film. Cowards. … Continue reading

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Monday Links: Britain vs. Porn, Campus Rape, and Satanic Holiday Displays

– The British government is continuing its War on Sexual Pleasure Smut, this time taking on fetish pornography, and in particular femdom porn (that’s “female dominance” for the more vanilla readers). Last week, new regulations took effect that require all Video on Demand (which includes online subscription … Continue reading

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I’m Back! Here’s What Happened While I Was Away…

If anyone’s wondering why I haven’t posted here in several months, I’ve been taking a break from blogging in order to focus on other projects. Well, I think I’m back now, at least for the time being. Here are some … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links

– Almost two years after being cleared of child pornography charges after videos of his children playing naked were found on his phone, Todd Hoffner has returned to his job as head football coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Hoffner’s ordeal … Continue reading

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Monday Links

– 15 Facts About the Underground Sex Economy in America (according to a new report from the Urban Institute). – The State of Louisiana is suing MoveOn.org over the group’s use of the state’s tourism motto, “Louisiana: Pick Your Passion”, on … Continue reading

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