How do Islam and classical liberalism diverge? Can there be a reconciliation? Mustafa Akyol, author of Islam without Extremes, 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, […]
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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.
Listen to the podcast ROCKWELL: Well, good morning. This is the Lew Rockwell Show. And how great it is to have as our guest, Dr. Peter Janney. Peter is a graduate of Princeton. He has a PhD in Psychology from Boston University and an MBA from Duke. He’s here today to talk about his very important book, Mary’s Mosaic. And, Peter, this is such a well-written book. I mean, it’s so interesting. It could be a wonderful novel but, of course, it’s all true. And I’ll remind everybody of the title of the book, Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to … Continue reading →
2016 was another record-breaking year for the number of US citizens and its long-term residents expatriating, giving up their US citizenship and passport or green card. According to a February 9 announcement in the Federal Register, 2,364 expatriated in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the tally for last year to 5,409. That’s a 26% increase over 2015. It’s more than 13 times as high as it was less than two decades ago, as this chart reveals. Myths, Misunderstandings and Outright lies about owning Gold. Are you at risk? As high as these numbers are, I think they’re only the … Continue reading →
It involves just six matches, but this puzzle is anything but easy to solve. The Growing Triangles puzzle asks users to transform two triangles made from six matches into four triangles, by moving just two matches. The key lies in the fact that the matches are allowed to overlap – but even knowing that, it’ll take a few goes to solve. Physical Gold & Silver in your IRA. Get the Facts. The Growing Triangles puzzle asks users to transform two triangles made from six matches into four triangles, by moving just two matches It may require trial and error to … Continue reading →
Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. While our bipartisan establishment worships diversity, Trump saw Middle America recoiling from the demographic change brought about by Third World invasions. And he promised to curb them. Physical Gold & Silver in your IRA. Get the Facts. While our corporatists burn incense at the shrine of the global economy, Trump went to visit the working-class casualties. And those forgotten Americans in … Continue reading →
From an academic paper published by Hamilton College (located, interestingly enough, in Clinton, New York): Immediately after coming to power, the Clinton administration declared the consolidation of market and democratic institutions in Russia to be a vital American interest. The administration’s central tactic for promoting this outcome was to help Boris Yeltsin remain in power…. …Strobe Talbott, his chief adviser on the former Soviet Union, observes in his memoirs, the president himself quickly became “the U.S. government’s principal Russia hand, and so he remained for the duration of his presidency.” Pot, meet kettle (translation: Hillary, meet Bill): Why are the … Continue reading →
As John Rubino eloquently puts it, “when the history of these times is written, former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan will be one of the major villains, but also one of the greatest mysteries. This is so because he has, in effect, been three different people.” Greenspan started his public life brilliantly, as a libertarian thinker who said some compelling and accurate things about gold and its role in the world. An example from 1966: “This is the shabby secret of the welfare statists’ tirades against gold. Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in … Continue reading →
We all have great expectations, especially when we are young. Later in life, sunny skies often turn dark and by necessity we trim our sails. So it is both refreshing and quite remarkable to encounter a 70-year old man whose life trajectory set him on the opposite course of continually enlarging his expectations, most especially when that man is the recently installed President of the United States. Unfortunately, when a large dose of capriciousness worthy of a Boris Yeltsin, as a Russian editorialist recently noted, is added to those expectations, those of us who supported Donald Trump’s presidential bid in … Continue reading →
Cher Bono is a great singer/entertainer, but…….. The 89th showing of the Academy Awards is coming up on February 26th. It is important that we, their “deplorables”, show the likes of Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, Cher Bono, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Bill Maher and the other arrogant hypocrites, that we, the backbone but stageless people of America, are more united than the bitter, angry, divisive people of the entertainment industry. The entertainment industry has the highest incidence of drug use, both illegal and pharmaceutical. They have marketed and promoted so many of the ills … Continue reading →
Nietzsche’s Great Politics. By Hugo Drochon. Princeton University Press, 2016. xv + 200 pages. In the nineteenth century, most classical liberals believed that the state had to provide protective services. Gustave de Molinari disagreed; in The Production of Security (1849), he argued that private companies could provide these services. But few joined him in denying that what Lassalle derided as a “night watchman state” was necessary; and even Molinari in his later years retreated from his earlier radicalism on this issue.1 Hugo Drochon, a distinguished intellectual historian at Cambridge University, has in this brilliant new book pointed to another thinker … Continue reading →
President Trump rose from the ashes of Mike Flynn at his press conference last Thursday. In a bravura performance, defiant and funny at times, the President took on the presstitutes en masse. It is a performance that should not be missed. You can savor both video and transcript at your leisure here. The press Trump: “Unfortunately, much of the media in Washington, D.C., along with New York, Los Angeles in particular, speaks not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a very, very obviously broken system. The press has become so dishonest that if … Continue reading →
“All the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.”—Historian Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 Brace yourself. There is something being concocted in the dens of power, far beyond the public eye, and it doesn’t bode well for the future of this country. Anytime you have an entire nation so mesmerized by the antics of the political ruling class that they are oblivious to all else, you’d better beware. Anytime you have a government … Continue reading →
If you think President Donald Trump is getting unfairly slammed by fake news stories distributed by major news media consider the predicament of vitamin shop owners today who have been branded as “killers” in a news report that is being widely circulated today. The evidence is not new. But the researchers said: “our study has given a comprehensive description of the response capacity (of the human body) for the first time.” This reporter published a descriptive article in 2014 on the same subject at KnowledgeofHealth.com. The news story emanating from the report published in Redox Biology was quite different than … Continue reading →
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.
As Congressional Republicans continued to debate whether to repeal ObamaCare with something good, something ok, or something bad, it might be a good time to look back at Ron Paul’s columns “The Right Lessons from ObamaCare Meltdown” and […]
And now he will determine fake news.
Woman Wrongfully Arrested By Sloppy Officer May Soon Get Justice This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. In 2009, a woman was forced to spend 80 days in jail after being arrested on bogus drug dealing charges. While the charges were eventually dropped, allowing […]
There’s still so much to do, he thinks.
(February 21, 2017 01:54 PM) In the last few days, I’ve seen a number of discussions, mainly on Facebook, in which even some libertarians have claimed that two people’s free speech rights were violated in two recent events. I was thinking about writing about it,… (8 COMMENTS)
(February 21, 2017 11:54 AM) The Ex-Im Bank is often considered a near perfect example of crony capitalism. But the politics of Ex-Im are very messy, perhaps the most confusing and complicated of any issue: 1. Obama opposed Ex-Im as a candidate, and th…
(February 21, 2017 10:30 AM) Video of the Wilkinson-Caplan Universal Basic Income Debate is available here. The video quality could be a little higher, but the camera does get properly rotated after a few seconds. Thanks again to Students for Liberty…
(February 20, 2017 08:37 PM) I was stuck at LAX for about 9 hours on Saturday after my wife’s and my flight was cancelled. So we used our time to work and I used part of my time to watch on Facebook co-blogger Bryan’s debate… (4 COMMENTS)
Sean Dunagan, a former DEA researcher and now with Law Enforcement Action Partnership, discusses the Obama record and Trump Administration plans with respect to the ongoing War on Drugs.