- I participated in a podcast chat about homeschooling for Liberty.me, and you can listen to it for free over at iTunes.
- Gee, turns out when the DEA and the NSA work together, it’s fucking bad.
- Just in time for the new Snowden leaks, I wrote a worried Antiwar column last week about how even killing the NSA might just be a drop in the bucket.
- On the other hand, Justin Raimondo wants the peasants to start revolting now.
- Hi. Antiwar is doing a fund drive. Dollars, please?
- A federal judge overturned Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage!
- Chris Christie is a stupid hawk jerk-face.
- Jesse Walker in Slate on researching paranoia
- Why the celebrity profile is God-awful (hint: because it’s selling something without admitting that).
- I did a podcast with Reason’s Jim Epstein re urban stuff, cities, and his big article/videos on the sharing economy. It’s still in Liberty.me hands, but go check out Epstein’s article in the mean time.
- Cato’s Gene Healey on repealing the Authorization of Use of Military Force, “the most dangerous sentence in U.S. history.”
- On the other hand, as I mused at Antiwar last year, be careful who is advocating for this — make sure they’re for killing the AUMF, not “reforming it” for today’s modern, also endless conflicts. Hint: if Graham suggests it, run screaming; If Amash does, take a moment to consider it.
- Pirated Ohio movies shown to prisoners, some of whom are guilty of copyright violations.
- Dzhokar Tsarnaev, not yet legally guilty, is being held in solitary confinement, cannot speak to his family, and cannot watch television or listen to the radio. Why?
- None of these are good except for Spring-Heeled Jack is 19th century British Batman. Definitely make that, someone.
Today’s video is the Dead Kennedys playing the first of many of their updates to the classic “California Uber Alles”:
I’m assuming at this point Jello Biafra is back to singing about Jerry Brown. I mean, how could you resist that kind of circle?
Oh, bonus: The first part of one ancient Oprah with Jello Biafra, Tipper Gore, and angry British editor of Spin from 1986:
And another Oprah from 1990 with Tipper Gore, Jello Biafra, and a particularly insightful Ice-T. The whole things are so fascinating for so many different reasons. Also, Tipper Gore is the prissiest woman in the world.
She really is.