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I love the fact this box is locked. Are so many people stealing suggestions?

The Problem with Anonymous Complaints (And Busybodies)

. Great piece in The Calgary Sun by Michael Platt about the problem with anonymous complaints, like the one that forced a local family to take down its beloved tree swing a week or so ago (boldface mine): The mind boggles to think of the kind of pucker-lipped sourpuss who’d call the city to squeal on […]

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Thanks, Garry!

Doonesbury Gets It Right TWICE in One Cartoon

. What a friend we have in Garry! This ran the other week: . In case you can’t read it, it says: Blue Mom: Hey look boys — a new playground. boys? How ridiculous is this? Pink Mom: Sorry? Blue Mom: This playground! It’s so safe and sterile! Everything’s rubberized and low to the ground. Kids […]

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Can you leave kids outside the bathroom for a moment at Target?

Dispatches from the Busybody Wars: The Bathroom at Target

Readers — Just a note from a mom of three named April who lives in Oakley, Cal: Dear Free-Range Kids: I feel like I am surrounded by hysterical suburb moms and they are always on the “right” side of the argument bc it is all about “protecting children and keeping them safe.”  It’s hard to […]

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Kari Anne Roy and her son, Isaac. Should he NOT be allowed to play outside?

Cops and CPS Interrogate Mom Who Let 6 y.o. Play Outside

Readers — I published this on Reason.com, hoping to get attention for this case. BUT once again, I do not want it scaring parents into quarantining their kids. I just want to spread the outrage, the way outrage spread in the wake of cops arresting Debra Harrell, the McDonald’s worker who let her 9-year-old play […]

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