==> We at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech are hosting an IHS seminar on American democracy. You can register even up till the last minute, so come on down. I’ll be talking about secession on Saturday, but all the talks look good.
==> Glenn Greenwald on the depressing consistency of Obama-Trump when it comes to military strikes killing kids.
==> Speaking of using deaths as a way to critique policy, Steve Landsburg does it for Trump’s tariff (or whatever it ends up being) against Mexico. I push back in the comments, because I don’t think Steve would endorse an analogous critique (and I make it, plausibly) of a free trade policy.
==> Is it weird that the AP is running a story with a headline about what Trump said to the Mexican leader on the phone, which both the White House and Mexican government vigorously deny? Is it a completely nutjob theory to consider that the media is saying to Trump, “You think you can insult us and box us out? Now you’ll see much power we really have, tough guy.” ?