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Criminalizing Democracy

March 30, 2009

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Washington motorcyclists who rode to the state capitol (above) to lobby their elected representatives last January 22nd were spied on by the Washington State Patrol. A day when bikers can lobby legislators is an annual event called Black Thursday in Washington. Bikers provide such an excellent photo-opportunity for politicians that they are actually encouraged to […]

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West Virginia, Tennessee Helmet Laws

March 25, 2009

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I you plan to ride in either West Virginia or Tennessee this summer don’t forget to wear your special plastic hat. Bills to end mandatory helmet laws in both states died this week. Both bills lost to the argument that letting bikers go helmetless would cost everybody too much money. Tennessee In Tennessee House Bill […]

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The Helmet Culture War

November 25, 2008

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The war over motorcycle helmets is now in its 44th year. Everything that can be said has been said. And, yet the argument persists like malaria. If you are reading this, you probably do not appreciate helmet laws. But, let’s start by being honest, anyway. Okay? Why This Issue There is an overwhelming preponderance of […]

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