The Ratification Debate: A Standing Army vs. the Militias
[This passage is excerpted from Murray N. Rothbard's Conceived in Liberty , vol. 5, The New Republic: 1784–1791 .] One of the most important aspects of the proposed Constitution was its authorization for a permanent national standing army, a striking contrast to the simple reserve constituting the state militia. The standing army was a particular objection of the Antifederalists, who, in the li...
UN office says Sri Lanka ship fire causes significant damage
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.N. representative in Sri Lanka said the sinking of a container ship that caught fire while transporting chemicals off the capital Colombo has caused “a significant damage to the planet” by releasing hazardous substances into the ecosystem. The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl sank off on Thursday a month after catching […]
Coronavirus daily news updates, June 19: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world
Experts feared fewer Washington students would request college financial aid — they’re right. Applications are the lowest yet s
How to Apply for Rent Relief in New York
A new rent assistance fund began accepting applications this month, making it a good time for landlords to start communications with their tenants.
Las Vegas pushes land swap to balance growth, conservation
Cities in the U.S. West are preparing for considerable growth in the coming decades despite a historic drought and shrinking water supplies
Driver crashes into crowd at Pride parade in Florida; 1 dead
WILTON MANORS, Fla. (AP) — A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said The pickup truck driver acted like he was part of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade but then suddenly accelerated when he was told he was next, crashing into the victims, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean T...
Why Free Speech on the Internet Isn’t Free for All
When the World Wide Web went public in 1991, its enthusiasts proclaimed a new era of unfiltered free expression. Thirty years later, the debate is over how, not whether, to filter what’s said online. In the U.S., home to the biggest social media companies, the challenge came into greater focus during the presidency of Donald Trump, who used his accounts to attack opponents while blaming social ...
Kevin Durant Enhances His Legacy But Not His Ring Total, As Brooklyn Nets Fall Short Of Title Expectations
Federal judge's injunction against CDC gives momentum to restart of cruises in Florida
Cruise ships have not sailed with passengers from Port Canaveral or other U.S. ports since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
MI Dream Home: $3.5M cabin in Manchester is on a private island
The island is about 40 minutes from Ann Arbor, about an hour from Detroit Metropolitan Airport and about four hours from Chicago.
What workers want from customers: Don't be a jerk, say if you're vaccinated, and please keep masking
The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K
RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million.