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Last Build Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:03:06 +0000

 



Keep Your Friends Close, But Don’t Unfriend Your Enemies Either

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:56:37 +0000

This was a bitter election. The candidates were bitter. The media fanned the flames. And it stretched many friendships as people realized that those they knew and loved supported a bad candidate. Because both of them were pretty bad. But political polarization has been rising even beyond the terrible candidates that were put up for President, and it’s exposing an

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An Open Letter to Democrats on the Day After

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:15:54 +0000

Dear Democrats, I get that you’re in shock right now. You’re wondering how and why this terrible calamity has befallen the country. And I need to tell you something you’re not going to like: Look in the mirror. As a libertarian, I have had the luxury of watching this horrid presidential campaign play out from a distance. While both major

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Election 2016: Thoughts in the Aftermath

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:37:14 +0000

This is how libertarians feel after every election. We learn to live with it. So will you. 2. I believe in free trade. Trump doesn’t. I’m for a strong First Amendment. He isn’t. I want to reduce the size of government. He wants to make more of it. I think he’s divisive and mean and uniquely unfit to be president.

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Safe Spaces Aren’t Just for SJWs

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:09:06 +0000

As much as I despise Donald Trump, on some level I understand why he has die hard supporters. The most popular reason for this phenomenon is he seems to be the answer to the political correctness of our time. Trump may be many, many, horrible things, but being politically correct isn’t one of them. Indeed, political correctness is a significant

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Why I’m Not #WithHer

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:50:29 +0000

Some right-leaning libertarians have expressed annoyance that I reserve so much scorn for Donald Trump as opposed to the Democratic candidate. It’s not that I think Hillary Clinton is optimal or even better in any significant sense. It’s just that Clinton’s particular form of evil is banal and boring and old news. Trump is new and freakish and unprecedented –

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I DID Call the Police. Here’s How It Worked Out For Me.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:44:30 +0000

Over the past 24 hours I have been surrounded in person, online and over media by people announcing they don’t believe the Trump accusers (or the Clinton accusers) because they didn’t call the police at the time of their alleged incidents. I need to get this off my chest. The thing Trump joked about. Well that exact thing happened to me.

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If Trump Is a Pig, Does It Matter If Bill Clinton Is Also a Pig?

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:00:39 +0000

Bill Clinton admitted having extra-marital sexual relationships. One of them was with a much younger intern who was, for all intents and purposes, his employee. The relationship with Monica Lewinsky was icky and troubling due to the assumed power differential between the two parties – but there was nothing illegal about it. Bill Clinton was accused of raping and sexually

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Why [Most Of] You Should Vote Third-Party

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:55:03 +0000

So… People talk about a vote for Gary Johnson being a vote for Hillary (even though some say he poaches more Dems than Reps), and how a vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Trump. I mean, almost nobody is actually excited about voting FOR Trump or FOR Hillary, but they’re scared that a vote for a third party

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Quote of the Day: Honest Debate Edition

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:13:26 +0000

Over at Popehat, Ken White makes the point that gun control advocates should have the balls to say that all firearms should be banned instead of using purposely vague or misleading language (as people on the Left tend to do). Using vague, sometimes Orwellian terms tend to creep into other areas of our private lives I want [gun control] advocates

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Nationalism Vs Patriotism

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 20:22:56 +0000

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States. Americans will celebrate declaring their independence from the British Crown in 1776. Hopefully many will take time to reflect on what their country stands for and what makes it unique in the world. I recommend reflecting on the idea of patriotism itself. What makes patriotism, a generally good thing, different from nationalism,

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Your Ox Will Eventually Be Gored (Re-post)

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:18:11 +0000

It seems logical that every American, regardless of political affiliation/philosophy, race, religion or creed, would be concerned about the revelations concerning domestic spying on the part of the NSA. If the Obama administration can spy on and mistreat the Tea Party and other right wing causes, the next Republican administration could spy on and mistreat Occupy Wall Street and other

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The Bi-Partisan Assault On Liberty Since Orlando

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:00:44 +0000

Words cannot adequately describe the horrific shooting at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday the 12th that killed 49 and wounded 53. Such unthinkable acts deserve to draw strict scrutiny. When things like this happen, it’s important to bear in mind that we are America, and that we were founded on the bedrock principles of freedom. Further, as Ben Franklin was

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“That Libertarian” Dr. Marc Feldman R.I.P.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:34:16 +0000

I just received the news that Libertarian Party activist Dr. Marc Feldman died earlier today. The LP posted the following press release: 2016 candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president and newly re-elected at-large member of the Libertarian National Committee passed away on Tuesday. The cause of death is not known at the time of this writing. Nicholas Sarwark,

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Katie Couric and Her New Documentary “Under the Gun”

Tue, 31 May 2016 22:09:55 +0000

Katie Couric is taking heat for a misleadingly edited scene in her new gun control documentary called Under the Gun, which is currently airing on the cable channel EPIX. In the scene, Couric asks a group of gun rights supporters how we can prevent “felons or terrorists” from purchasing guns if we fail to perform background checks. In response, her interviewees

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Why I Can’t Take The Libertarian Party Seriously

Thu, 19 May 2016 21:17:14 +0000

With the almost inevitable nominations of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to lead their respective parties, there is a heavy push for an option for the Presidency that gives voters a more palatable option. This kind of push is hardly unprecedented – it seems to come up every election cycle, and started in earnest in 2012 when the “Anyone But

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