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A mural on the front of the Lonsome Dove bar in Mandan which local officials say is illegal.

You Can’t Just Do Art Without the Government’s Permission

You Can’t Just Do Art Without the Government’s Permission

Recently I read an article from Reason about a pizzeria in Arlington, Virginia, which came under fire from local government because the mural they paid to paint on their business featured pizza. The mural included pizza because the business, you know, sells pizza, but apparently that’s against the rules. “Under Arlington County’s sign code, no

Study: Federal Regulations Have Made America 72% Poorer

Government up to a certain point can be a boon to an economy. Laws that protect our rights, and provide a legal process for settling disputes, allow for a stable environment in which commerce can flourish. Beyond a certain point, government is a burden. And a new study from economists John Dawson at Appalachian State

Jim Carey Won't Promote His Own Movie Due To Violence

After the Sandy Hook shooting actor Jim Carey has become quite the anti-gun activist. His critics have responded by pointing out the number of violent movies he’s appeared in, suggesting that he’s a bit of a hypocrite for making so much money portraying so much violence. Now, in an apparent response to that criticism, Carey

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This Year's Roughrider Award Ceremony Might Be A Little Awkward

In the past Governor Jack Dalrymple, and his predecessor Governor John Hoeven, have been criticized for picking too many Republicans for the state’s Roughrider Award. Several of the most recent recipients have, it’s true, been big contributors to Republican politics, though I’m not sure that should necessarily diminish the accomplishments that earned them the award.

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North Dakota's Editorial Bullies

Have the rest of you noticed the tone of the state’s editorial boards, specifically those of the state’s two biggest newspapers in Grand Forks and Fargo, becoming increasingly shrill? As a conservative, you get used to hostility toward your ideas and philosophy from the state’s media. That’s nothing new. Nor are intemperate diatribes from the

The Keystone Pipeline Has Been Under Review For Twice As Long As It Would Take To Build It

Your tax dollars, hard at work: The State Department is expected to release a draft environmental impact statement of the Keystone XL pipeline soon. All signs indicate this new report will echo the findings of previous federal reviews and conclude the project is environmentally sound. With the governor of Nebraska having approved a new route

The Price Of An Obama Diplomatic Appointment Is About $550,000 In Campaign Contributions

This from the self-described most transparent and ethical administration in history: The researchers compared available information on donors’ direct political contributions and “bundling” — money raised on behalf of Mr. Obama by supporters — with data on the national income of host countries, their relative level of safety, and the robustness of their tourist industries.

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