Links for 12/5/11

Happy Repeal Day, everyone! Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment, which repealed Prohibition. I wrote about the holiday for the American Spectator on its 75th anniversary in 2008.

The Occupy evictions have brought welcome attention to excessive force by police officers, but as Radley Balko writes, the militarization of American police forces has been going on for a long time.

I imagine that very few students, right or left, would benefit from missing out on economics classes taught by Greg Mankiw.