The truth about the death of Samuel DuBose at the hands of Ray Tensing in Cincinnati might never have come to light if not for Tensing’s own body camera. Matthew Feeney comments.
Senator Bernie Sanders wants to protect low-income Americans at the expense of the planet’s poorest people, but there’s not much evidence his plan would work. Alex Nowrasteh comments.
The U.S. criminal justice system is overdue for an overhaul. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) hope to save taxpayers’ money while reducing mandatory minimum sentences.
The standards of evidence used to take innocent owners’ property under civil asset forfeiture are too weak according to Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI).
Cancer rates are down in America. Lifespans are up all over. Food is more abundant. Poverty is in decline. Critical to this progress is technology. Ronald Bailey discusses how and why to keep that ingenuity coming in his new book, The End of Doom.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has backed away from plans to regulate services like Uber and Lyft. But he may revisit the issue soon enough. Matthew Feeney comments.
Would an emphasis on character education give rise to political leaders who value liberty? or does liberty allow character to emerge? Foundation for Economic Education President Lawrence W. Reed comments.
Governments have a poor record of workforce development. Private philanthropy may hold the key to moving people from dependency to the middle class. Jo Kwong makes her case.Book: Clearing Obstacles to Work: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Fostering Self-Reliance
The President’s recent commutations of drug convicts’ sentences and efforts to highlight criminal justice problems are welcome news. Adam Bates says there’s much more work to be done.
Are immigrants more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans?
The loose alliance among conservatives and libertarians needn’t necessarily remain. Charles Cooke argues in The Conservatarian Manifesto for a conservative defense of free markets and limited government both robust and principled.
Now is as good a time as any to get the federal government entirely out of education, according to Neal McCluskey.
Regulatory takings, those that deny Americans certain uses of their property, don’t receive enough attention, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed.
Mother Nature offers a full spectrum of challenges on nearly every outing. Outdoor enthusiasts must prepare for possible obstacles or suffer the consequences.
A favorite is always water crossings. Don water shoes and splash around, or use trekking poles to help balance across rocks and logs? Always judge water crossings carefully as these can spell disaster if not done with care.
The Forest Service and volunteers do tremendous work in trail maintenance. However, one must always be ready for recent obstacles left by Mother Nature. Exercise caution in choosing to simply step over or go around.
Mother Nature can provide changing conditions on nearly a daily basis. Heavy rains from a previous day converted an easy trail into a rock hopping mud festival. Surprisingly, I enjoyed both.
Even Mother Nature’s spectacular scenery offers interesting challenges. The mosquitoes in this area were so numerous that I can’t believe they aren’t visible in the photo. I’m glad the bug repellent kept them at bay while I snapped the photo.
Mother Nature creates the wonders that make outings worth the trip. With proper preparation and research, you can make sure your outing is enjoyable no matter what nature throws at you.
Staying above the water line!
The outdoors are full of adventure and spectacular scenery. Waterfalls shine as the inspiration to many of these excursions. This little waterfall kept me company while taking a break on the trail.
Another waterfall was not as accessible. A short scramble using trekking poles opened up a photo opportunity for this waterfall.
Staying above the water line!
Venturing into the mountains must be accomplished with caution. Mountain altitudes pose health risks to the human body. Simple guidelines help diminish the effects of altitude. With the proper preparation, time in the mountains can be safe and enjoyable.
Guidelines for diminishing the effects of altitude.
At altitude, drinking plenty of water is crucial. The body loses increased amounts of water during respiration, exertion, and more frequent urination. In addition to water, utilize sport drinks and juices to hydrate while replacing lost electrolytes. Avoid using drinks that sabotage hydration such as caffeine and alcohol.
With less oxygen available in the thinner air, the body will labor to perform normal activities. Give the body time to adjust by resting and reducing normal physical activities by 50 percent. Take the opportunity to get a good nights rest. If necessary, sleep on your side, use a nasal saline spray, or descend to a lower elevation when sleeping.
Many people associate the effects of altitude sickness to a hangover/flu with symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Following these guidelines will help diminish the effects of altitude on the body. If hydration and rest fail, descend to a lower elevation, as time is the only way for the body to successfully adjust to altitude.
Staying high above the water line!
How will millenials’ politics shape elections to come? And why are Republicans so bad at courting them? Kristen Soltis Anderson tries to explain in her new book, The Selfie Vote.
What good is encryption if the FBI has its own key? It’s worse than useless, according to Patrick Eddington.
Asking federal judges to decide what past felonious “conduct” presents an immediate risk of harm to others is a bridge too far, according the U.S. Supreme Court. Mary Price of Families Against Mandatory Minimums comments.
Texas has begun the process of seizing valuable distribution rights from craft brewers and giving those rights to beer distributors. Attorney Arif Panju of the Institute for Justice comments on a new lawsuit challenging the taking.
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Should public employees be compelled to support a labor union? Andrew M. Grossman discusses the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.