What laws are enabling President Trump’s stepped up immigration enforcement? Alex Nowrasteh explains.
Extremism First? No Thanks! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Barry Goldwater told us that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. I agree. I’d like to suggest to you today, however, that perhaps we shouldn’t lead with the most extreme […]
Where Will You Finish? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. We’ve all seen the inspirational quote, “It isn’t where you start, it’s how you finish.” While I think that it is important to finish well, I find that your starting point is important. […]
Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation of 133 free-market advocacy and business organisations in support of the Death Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 631/S. 205). Campaign for Liberty members who support repealing the death tax should call their […]
They say it will create jobs.
You are invited to a special conference call on STANDING WITH THE OPPRESSED: LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL How we can communicate libertarian values to people who would otherwise become leftists. Featuring LNC At-large Representative Starchild February 27 3 PM Pacific 4 PM Mountain 5 PM Central 6 PM Eastern The Libertarian Party needs to […]
Two faraway objects may once have made up a binary asteroid in our solar system before being separated and pushed into their current orbits by the mysterious Planet Nine millions of years ago. This is the conclusion of a new study, which conducted the first spectroscopic observations of asteroids 2004 VN112 and 2013 RF98 – a pair with nearly identical orbits. The investigation revealed that these asteroids may have a common origin, and suggests they were influenced by an encounter with a much more massive object, adding support to the existence of the hypothetical planet on the edge of our … Continue reading →
When Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe made his famous argument against democracy back in 2001, the notion that voting was a lousy way to organize society was still radical even among many libertarians. Virtually everyone raised in a western country over the past century grew up hearing “democracy” used as a synonym for wonderful, good, just, and valid. It takes a great deal of unlearning to overcome this as an adult, and to question the wisdom of representative government installed via democratic mechanisms. Fast forward to 2017, however, and the case against democracy is being made right in front of our eyes. … Continue reading →
The other day, I was visiting my friend’s repair shop. He was working on a late 1980s Subaru wagon. I noticed it had 13-inch wheels and four-lug hubs. You never see this anymore. That’s too bad. The smallest wheel/tire you’ll find a new car riding on is a 15-incher. My ’76 Trans-Am, a big (and heavy) muscle car also has 15×7 wheels. But it is a muscle car. Large (for its time) wheels and fat tires made sense because it has a big V8 and lots of power and you need as much traction as possible to keep it all … Continue reading →
Other reviews explain the gist of this book: Carbohydrates make you fat and sick; remove carbs from your diet and you’ll lose weight and feel better. Current Prices on popular forms of Silver Bullion This “review” is my personal experience with this diet regimen that began on March 10, 2016. As of today, June 22, 2016, I have lost 30 pounds. (I am a 60-year-old man; my height is 5’7″.) I eat three eggs and four slices of turkey bacon (fried in coconut oil) every morning with a few cups of decaf. I don’t use cream in my coffee. The … Continue reading →
It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something’s being free and something’s having a zero price. For example, people say that there’s free public education and there are free libraries, but public education and libraries cost money. Proof that they have costs is the fact that somebody has to have less of something by giving up tax money so that schools and libraries can be produced and operated. A much more accurate statement is that we … Continue reading →
In just two weeks as president of the United States, Donald Trump has given indications of how he intends to tackle various international political situations. So far we have observed the controversy over Iran, the events related to NATO, rapprochement with Russia, escalation in Ukraine, silence on Syria, the US special-forces operation in Yemen, verbal clashes with the EU, and the absence of further criticism of China. This first article will focus on the US deep state’s possible sabotage attempts of the Trump presidency. Tensions continue to rise unabated in the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, as more … Continue reading →
(Excerpted with permission from Dr. Woods’s daily email.) I feel like I’m back in junior high. Evidently, there are a few social media threads condemning me for being mean on Twitter. (Follow me @ThomasEWoods.) “What has become of Tom Woods? Why, he called ______ a pygmy! ______ is a great man and scholar, better than Woods will ever be!” ::sigh:: Yes, I did do that, and no, I don’t regret it. Why are the most advertised Gold and Silver coins NOT the best way to invest? It happens that there is a libertarian economist who repeatedly attacks the character of … Continue reading →
Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States. Liberty is rarely lost overnight. The wall of tyranny often begins with benign building blocks of safety — each one lying on top of a predecessor — eventually collectively constituting an impediment to … Continue reading →
Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), a member of the Asteraceae family, is a therapeutic herb with a 2000-year history of use in traditional Chinese, European, and Ayurvedic medicine. Originally native to Southern Europe, Asia Minor, and the Mediterranean region, the plant now grows wild throughout the world. In addition to being one of the most commonly used supplements for supporting liver health, milk thistle also offers specialized nutrition for the cardiovascular system, prostate, and gallbladder. High-quality, organic milk thistle is inexpensive, readily available, and should be on your list. Let’s take a look at seven exciting ways milk thistle supports good … Continue reading →
Listen to the podcast ROCKWELL: Good morning. This is the Lew Rockwell Show. And what an honor it is to have as our guest this morning, the great, Jesse Ventura. What do we say about Jesse? Well, of course, he’s famously the former Independent governor of Minnesota, he was a U.S. Navy frogman, a wresting star, a movie star, a TV star, a great Libertarian. Jesse, there are many great things we could talk about you, but I love your writing career. I love the books you produce. And we’ll link to all my favorites, seven best-selling books. But, Jesse, … Continue reading →
[Classic, February 19, 2008] — At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln. Next year, if I know my countrymen, the bicentennial of his birth will be marked by stupendously cloying anniversary observances, all of them affirming, if not his literal divinity, at least something mighty close to it. No doubt we will hear from the high priests and priestesses of the Lincoln cult: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Garry Wills, Harry V. Jaffa, and all the rest of the tireless hagiographers of academia, who regularly rate Honest Abe one of our two greatest … Continue reading →
In my work as a firearms instructor, there are three assumptions I’ve found to be common among concealed carry licensees and applicants. Every week, I know I’ll hear various renditions of each one of these. While these assumptions (and more importantly the behaviors that follow) generally serve the gun owner where convenience is concerned, they could also result in needless death or injury the day they find themselves the target of violent crime. 1. I only carry/keep the gun in my car. Myths, Misunderstandings and Outright lies about owning Gold. Are you at risk? While carjacking crimes seem to be … Continue reading →
How do Islam and classical liberalism diverge? Can there be a reconciliation? Mustafa Akyol, author of Islam without Extremes, comments.
(February 22, 2017 08:41 PM) Yesterday, Nobel Prize winning economist Kenneth Arrow died. Many first-rate appreciations of him have been published and I won’t try to duplicate what they have said. Rather, I’ll give my own recollections of Arrow. And I’ll lead with one joke… (0 COMMENTS)
From the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon on February 12: “One candidate for northeast Salem’s open city council seat is targeting the under-30 crowd with what he calls a kick in the pants: Get involved in politics. “Timothy Perkins, 23, wasn’t satisfied with how federal elections turned out in November. “‘What I realized, before the election, but especially after the election, […]
Dear Libertarian, Last month, I emailed you about an opportunity to have your donation MATCHED. Today, we are just $1,328 away from unlocking the full $25,000 matching donation! Would you like to help make that happen? All donations to the Building Fund will be used to pay down the mortgage on our headquarters, a modest […]
Those looking for insights into Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon’s philosophy and outlook may be interested in his remarks on “The Future of Conservationism,” a panel discussion Mr. Bannon participated in back in September, […]
McCain has been named internally as a major gusher.
(February 22, 2017 03:25 PM) A year from today everything will be much clearer. I’m not sure what will happen, and I’m not much of a forecaster, but I’ll take a shot. I think the safest prediction one can make is that nothing will happen,… (6 COMMENTS)
(February 22, 2017 02:05 PM) In our Universal Basic Income debate, Will Wilkinson had one fun argument I didn’t have time to answer. His claim: Middle-class college kids (like stereotypical Students for Liberty attendees) already get a UBI from their …
The are allowing you to buy gold and silver for what it actually costs rather that with inflated fiat dollars.
(February 21, 2017 09:58 PM) That’s the title of a great article in Politico by Ethan Epstein. There’s so much interesting in there: 1. How forward-looking San Diegans figured out how to get a better airport without using a military base–and why. (On the latter,… (1 COMMENTS)
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H. L. Mencken’s relationship with religion and religious people was complicated. D. G. Hart is author of Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken.