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How’s This For A Creepy Tweet From TSA?

How’s This For A Creepy Tweet From TSA? by Gary Leff on March 4, 2020 The TSA responded to one of my tweets, divulging personal information about me, and it’s a reminder of how much freedom we’ve given up in the name of a false sense of security. Growing up…
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March 4, 2020
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Influential Performance Artist Ulay Dies at 76

Boundary-pushing performance artist, photographer, and filmmaker Frank Uwe Laysiepen, known as Ulay, has died at the age of 76 due to complications from lymphatic cancer in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ulay was renowned for his collaborations with former partner and iconic Serbian artist Marina Abramović. One of the highlights of their 12-year…
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March 3, 2020
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TAC Bookshelf: Human Nature in the Modern Yukon

Here's what our writers and editors are reading this week.Bradley J. Birzer, scholar-at-large: The most important book to hit the stands over the last quarter year is Marcus Witcher’s astounding, penetrating, and insightful re-examination of the 40th president and his legacy, Getting Right With Reagan: The Struggle for True Conservatism,…
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March 2, 2020
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Berlin 2020: The 10 Best Movies of This Year’s Festival

From a classic fairy tale to the life of a pig, this year's refurbished Berlin programming didn't disappoint. This year’s Berlin International Film Festival brought a lot of anticipation. The first edition assembled by artistic director Carlo Chatrian and executive director Mariette Rissenbeek required the team to push back on…
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February 29, 2020
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The New-Old Threat to Economic Freedom

With politicians proposing policies that would vastly expand the size of the government and its involvement in the economy, it is clear that too many Americans have forgotten the lessons of the twentieth century. As Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman pointed out long ago, deviating from market principles is a…
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February 27, 2020
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Abandoned cropland helps make Europe cooler

Credit: CC0 Public Domain If you've ever sat in the cool shade of a tree on a hot summer day, you already know that shaded areas are cooler than open fields. But is that kind of cooling enough to make a difference in the hotter world of the future? When…
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February 26, 2020
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Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

Government official: Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday March 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm BERLIN  — Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move outside Germany’s capital…
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February 23, 2020