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Six-Thirty for 4.16.15

Good morning, to those near and far. Debt: Japan has overtaken China as the largest U.S. bondholder http://t.co/VH9zNgBwf7 — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 16, 2015 Complicit: Actually, it's about ethics in gyrocopter journalism http://t.co/WZ0TI8k1xv — Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) April 16, 2015 Court: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is “almost always correct,” writes Antonin Scalia #TIME100…

Six-Thirty for 4.4.15

Good morning, to those near and far. Moon: Lunar eclipse over Melbourne, #Australia Credit: S. Cresswell https://t.co/WnOz7TIJC1 #lunareclipse #melbourne pic.twitter.com/786zKsa2Ok — Observing Space (@ObservingSpace) April 4, 2015 Chopin as guide: Chopin and "disciplined freedom" in religion and civil society: http://t.co/MoXi7K1rEm #quakers #deJasay pic.twitter.com/n6mqvh6Ai8 — QuakerLibertarians (@QuakerLiberty) April 4, 2015 Player of the Year: #Badgers men's…

Six-Thirty for 1.14.15

Good morning, to those near and far. Food: Chipotle suspends pork sales at a third of its restaurants after supplier violation: http://t.co/0QLJV9g91H — The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 14, 2015 Killers: The origins of Amedy Coulibaly's evil: How he became a terrorist that killed five people in Paris. http://t.co/n9HLgdJdKH — Jason Chow (@jjasonchow) January…

Six-Thirty for 11.30.13

Good morning. Offer: US offers to destroy Syria's chemical weapons http://t.co/VJXBYOPuDU — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) November 30, 2013 Pressure: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/406766555137974273 Tone: https://twitter.com/koenrh/status/406755330966962176 Incentives: Patterns of filing non-mesothelioma cancer claims reflect asbestos lawyers' economic incentives [@danieldfisher] http://t.co/U9bYzLjO4f — overlawyered (@overlawyered) November 30, 2013 Old Boss, New Boss: Egypt: With no checks on their power, police…

Six-Thirty for 7.6.13

Good morning. Indeed: https://twitter.com/quotedojo/status/353487499613585408 Time-wasting at others’ expense: 22 State Attorneys General Taking On The Serious Problem Of Novelty Coffee Mugs http://t.co/fvJiJ33YyZ @WalterOlson @Cato — Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) July 6, 2013 Restore the Fourth: Fighting for 4th Amendment | Restore the Fourth http://t.co/0x6JxDOU7b — John Adams (@DailyAdams) July 6, 2013 Offended! Shocked! Outraged! https://twitter.com/LibertarianView/status/353484064340180992 Jobs:…

Sequester Phobia

Gripping, paralyzing, wholly unfounded fear: In its latest budget document, the CBO notes that, assuming sequestration happens, there will be a slight dip from 2012 to 2013 in discretionary spending levels. Then discretionary spending rises every year through 2023. Total federal spending is projected to rise from $3.5 trillion in 2012 to $5.9 trillion in…

Six-Thirty for 12.17.12

Monday – Mistakes: Chicago cop wins a half million dollar settlement for 2007 wrong-door drug raid on his home. http://t.co/Cz5E1TBm (via @reason) — Radley Balko (@radleybalko) December 17, 2012 The New Normal: Does Your Child's School Teach "Violent Intruder Defense Strategies"? http://t.co/fZv6O8cs — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 17, 2012 Back to the moon, differently: NASA…

Six-Thirty for 10.18.12

Debunked: Outsourcing Is Bad for the Economy? It Just Ain’t So! http://bit.ly/U6Zy1W FEE Wed, Oct 17 2012 21:40:40 ReplyRetweetFavorite Questioned:  ICYMI, New Podcast: Would (Could) Mitt Romney Rein in the EPA? http://j.mp/WAlm5q (h/t @COBrown) Cato Institute Wed, Oct 17 2012 18:16:32 ReplyRetweetFavorite Questioned yet again:  What Would a President Romney Do on Trade? http://j.mp/Ra7Wd5 Cato…

Friday Catblogging: So, how smart is your cat anyway?

Over at Yahoo!, there’s a quiz that you can take to see how smart your cat may be: But how smart are cats? Sure, they can groom themselves, have a natural inclination to use the litter box and are easily amused, but not too many have a repertoire of tricks or follow commands. Those who have more than…