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Sanchez: What’s wrong with the debate about “vaccine passports”

By Julian Sanchez | I wrote a piece that went up at NBC News over the weekend on the backlash against so‐ called “vaccine passports,” the idea of issuing people a more secure, cryptographically authenticated version of the vaccine record cards that are currently given to recipients of a coronavirus vaccine. The central thesis of that piece is […]

Elder: Black Lives Matter co-founder cashes In on ‘systemic racism’

By Larry Elder | Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Blacks Lives Matter. About her background, she said in 2015: “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia (Garza, BLM co-founder) in particular are trained organizers.” Cullors also said: “We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed […]

Barone: Workers don’t share Democrats’ nostalgia for unions

By Michael Barone | It wasn’t even close. The final count was 1,798 against and 738 for, 71 percent to 29 percent. The election in question was held over whether the employees at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., wanted to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union — not, as the […]

Bier: Biden should give the border wall back to border residents

By David J. Bier | President Trump has built about 455 miles of new border wall in his four years, and the total length of America’s border barrier now exceeds 700 miles. Starting even before Trump, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) took the land for this misbegotten project from border residents including private landowners, American Indian […]

Jenkins: Who came up with nutty snowmachines-on-the-roads plan?

By Paul Jenkins | While unmitigated government boobism seems de rigueur nowadays, somebody in the administration of Gov. Michael Dunleavy is proposing ATVs, snowmachines and “all-purpose vehicles” be allowed on public roads with speed limits up to 45 mph, further raising the bar on nitwittery. To compound this crime against good sense, news reports say […]

Brennan: Little chopper’s historic flight

By Tom Brennan | If all goes well a little helicopter will be motoring around on Mars today, giving us a whole new perspective on the red planet. The helicopter and the rocket that carried it landed on February 18. Scientists were not surprised, but it was news to me that the place actually has […]

Schweikert: New Mexico enacts landmark qualified immunity reform legislation for all public officials

By Jay Schweikert | New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed into law House Bill 4, otherwise known as the New Mexico Civil Rights Act. This landmark piece of legislation creates a state-law cause of action against any public official who violates someone’s rights under the New Mexico State Constitution, and it specifically provides that […]

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