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Drinking Our Way Through the Orphan Barrel’s Whiskeys

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The Great Bourbon Taste Test

What happens when a dozen-odd whiskey aficionados, led by one maniacally obsessed Southern chef and the reigning bourbon king, gather to test twenty-four years’ worth of a legendary brand? Among other things, a hell of a good time<p>“I’m not sure we’ve got enough bourbon,” said the chef Sean Brock on …

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Your mortgage documents are fake!

Prepare to be outraged. Newly obtained filings from this Florida woman’s lawsuit uncover horrifying scheme (Update)<p>If you know about foreclosure fraud, the mass fabrication of mortgage documents in state courts by banks attempting to foreclose on homeowners, you may have one nagging question: Why …

Congress's Obamacare Waiver

America has a two-party system. But it’s not Republicans versus Democrats. It’s the ruling class — Republicans <i>and</i> Democrats — against everyone else. …

This New Infographic Seemingly Debunks One of the Most Crucial Anti-Gun Claims

A new infographic published by the National Shooting Sports Foundation is bound to baffle gun control advocates as it seemingly debunks the main anti-gun argument — that more guns equal more crime and therefore make Americans less safe.<p>Using data from the Department of Justice, ATF, Pew Research …

How to Help Fast-Food Workers

Doubling the minimum wage may seem like a good way to help fast-food workers, but it would hurt them instead. So what should we do? We must sweep …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man

Featured Guest: Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of the <i>HBR</i> article Extreme Productivity.<p>JUSTIN FOX: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Justin Fox. I’m talking today about personal productivity with Bob Pozen. Thanks for taking the time to …

Overturning Bloomberg's Big Beverage Ban, Appeals Court Notes That Mountain Dew Is Not Malaria

Today a state appeals court panel unanimously ruled that the New York Board of Health exceeded its regulatory authority when it enacted Mayor Michael …

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.<p><i>Dangerous things you were taught in school:</i><p><b>1. The people in charge have all the answers.</b> <br>That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and …

What really went wrong in the Zimmerman trial

People upset at George Zimmerman's acquittal are calling for awarding various new powers to prosecutors at the expense of protections for criminal defendants.<p>Maybe this would make it easier to hang a rap on some future Zimmerman. But it also would have an effect that its backers probably don't …

The NSA Can Analyze Data From Way More People Than We Thought

Even if you aren’t a direct target of the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, the agency can still pluck your Internet communications for surveillance if you fall under the increasingly large group of people the NSA considers fair game to monitor.<p>Until today, the NSA had admitted to analyzing …

Life-Strangling Laws from the Unelected

There are now 175,000 pages' worth of federal laws. Local governments add more.<p>I'm not so cynical that I think politicians pass laws just to control …

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

With his singular blend of physical prowess and metaphysical wisdom, coupled with his tragic untimely death, legendary Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, and filmmaker <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is one of those rare cultural icons whose ethos and appeal remain timeless, …

Farm bill passes without food stamp funding: The conference committee is the last hope for bipartisan deal making

When the bipartisan machine breaks down, it collapses in ways that can be seen and unseen. The saga of the farm bill gives us examples of both. For …

New Academic Research Confirms the 'High Price' of High Tax Rates

I periodically cite new academic research about tax policy and economic activity. I sometimes even publicize research from international …

The U.S. Government Tracks All The Snail Mail You Send Too

Thanks to top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden — a.k.a. the man currently starring in the real-life Russian remake of <i>The Terminal</i> — we now know that the National Security Agency has been collecting “metadata” from phone calls and emails, allowing them to keep track of who contacts who and …

License-Plate Cameras Are Part of the Domestic Surveillance You Didn't Know About

When the city of San Leandro, Calif., purchased a license-plate reader for its police department in 2008, computer security consultant Michael …

Bush-Era NSA Whistleblower Makes Most Explosive Allegations Yet About Extent of Gov’t Surveillance — and You Won’t Believe Who He Says They Spied On

Russ Tice (Wikipedia)<p>Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst and Bush-era NSA whistleblower, claimed Wednesday that the intelligence community has ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.<p>He also made another …

NSA can eavesdrop on Americans' phone calls, documents show

The Guardian newspaper posts classified documents showing intelligence analysts have broad access to intercepted communications but aren't supposed to "target" Americans.<p>The National Security Agency has been secretly granted legal authority to operate a massive domestic eavesdropping system that …

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In Its Bubble of Secrecy, the National Security Bureaucracy Redefined Privacy for Its Own Purposes

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is nothing if not a security hawk, and this weekend he decried the NSA’s collection of all Americans’ phone calling …

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For Congress, Obamacare Finally Hits Home

Andrew Shurtleff/ZUMA Press/Newscom<p>The quotes are certainly ominous:<p>Employees are so worried “thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about …

Jeff Duncan questions IRS gun use

Rep. Jeff Duncan wants to know why IRS law enforcement agents are training with AR-15 rifles.<p>As chairman of the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee, Duncan (R-S.C.) toured a federal law enforcement facility in late May and noticed agents training with the semi-automatic weapons at a …

3 Reasons the ‘Nothing to Hide’ Crowd Should Be Worried About Government Surveillance

Responding to a popular reaction to news of the National Security Agency’s massive data collection program, blogger Daniel Sieradski started a …

President Obama Doesn't Welcome Debate, He Actively Thwarts It

When the White House says it values debate on balancing civil liberties and national security, it's being disingenuous.<p>Reuters<p>President Obama kept the data collection in question a highly classified state secret. If it were up to the White House, we wouldn't know of the program's existence, ever. …

For Successful People, Planning The Weekend Is Just As Important As Planning The Week

You deserve a great weekend. Here’s how to plan ahead so you can relax and revitalize yourself for Monday.<p>While playing the piano, meeting friends for a soccer game, and chopping wood could be spontaneous activities, for the busiest people, you have to make an appointment to go off the grid as …

Obama’s War on Journalism: ‘An Unconstitutional Act’

Because they tend to share his broad outlook on politics, too many journalists for too long have been in the tank for Obama, writes Nick …