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    Aug 26, 2010
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  • States do not have rights, People do

    In the wake of the passage of Obamacare, the federal ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, to name a few, there has been much discussion about states’ rights recently.

  • Oil and gas industry faces obstacles beyond moratorium

    The Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is not the only obstacle facing the oil and gas industry, according to experts. Proposed tax hikes, major regulatory challenges and a de facto moratorium on other types of drilling also encumber it -- even as jobs, regional economies and energy independence depend on its success.

  • Bloomberg’s paternalistic outdoor smoking ban goes too far

    The headline’s not quite right -- New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg went too far when he implemented the city’s comprehensive indoor workplace smoking ban back in 2003. But that ban at least had some plausible connection to the health of workers in the hospitality industry, despite its clear infringement of rights to property, association, and freedom of contract.

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