Saudi Arabia

Why Won’t The U.S. Ever End Its Cozy Relationship With Saudi Arabia?

Why Won’t The U.S. Ever End Its Cozy Relationship With Saudi Arabia? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately. It was in the oil-rich kingdom that President Donald Trump started his Middle East trip and […]

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Trump Praises Drug Warrior Duterte, Becoming The First US President To Be Honest About The Drug War’s Perverted Roots

Trump Praises Drug Warrior Duterte, Becoming The First US President To Be Honest About The Drug War’s Perverted Roots This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Before becoming the president, candidate Donald Trump gave anti-drug war activists a sliver of hope. When Merry Jane magazine ran […]

Saudi Arabia

Cutting off the Nation to Spite the State

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Is libertarianism compatible with a more nationalist politics? Is it possible to have a free society that is largely closed to outsiders? The short answer is yes, but the way in which we (Americans specifically) conceive of […]

The Libertarian USP

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As I mentioned in a recent issue of The Liberator Online, the Advocates finished its move from Indianapolis to Sacramento last month.  A colleague of mine was sorting through the treasure-trove of materials and resources that the […]

Chronic Conditions and Big Government’s Unintended Consequences

Chronic Conditions and Big Government’s Unintended Consequences This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Cake is a film that follows the life of a woman after a car accident took the life of her young son and left her with debilitating, […]

California Deputies Caught Selling Stolen Marijuana On The Side

California Deputies Caught Selling Stolen Marijuana On The Side This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The drug war is a disaster on many levels, especially because it ignores the most basic principle there is, that the individual owns his body and only he […]

What Aetna’s Decision To Leave Obamacare Proves

What Aetna’s Decision To Leave Obamacare Proves This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When it comes to government policies, we seldom see initiatives looking into undoing what has been done. As the health care bill supported by President Donald Trump makes its way […]

FBI

The Myth Of An Independent FBI Persists, Here’s Why It Matters

The Myth Of An Independent FBI Persists, Here’s Why It Matters This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As the entire world talks about President Donald J. Trump having fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, many call for the current […]

What Nicolas Cage Taught Me About Liberty

What Nicolas Cage Taught Me About Liberty This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. I’ll admit it: a Nicolas Cage film had a hand in inspiring me to take part in the Liberty movement. In the 2004 Disney film National Treasure, Cage plays Benjamin […]

Gun

Boy Suspended After ‘Liking’ Instagram Post Of An Airsoft Gun

Boy Suspended After ‘Liking’ Instagram Post Of An Airsoft Gun This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When the state — and not principles — steer the course of society, changes in predominant political ideologies will always end up leading the way, putting anyone […]

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What attracted you to the liberty movement?

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. This is a question I enjoy asking people, for several reasons. One, it’s an ice breaker when meeting new folks at libertarian events, and people usually like to tell their story to other libertarians. Another is that […]

Airbnb

California Kicks the Corpse of Free Association in Airbnb Investigation

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. California has decided you must allow anyone into your home, at least if you rent it on a short term basis. Department of Fair Employment and Housing had filed a complaint against Airbnb over alleged incidents of […]

Sessions

Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Have The Money To Go After Medical Marijuana States — But This Reality Could Change

Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Have The Money To Go After Medical Marijuana States — But This Reality Could Change This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The problem with political movements championed by libertarians is that, all too often, these victories are vulnerable. Lawmakers come […]

Science

Why Do People Obsessed With Science Ignore Economic Science?

Why Do People Obsessed With Science Ignore Economic Science? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. It’s an interesting paradox often left unexplored by the media, but we seldom find someone who’s both passionate about climate change science and economic science. Economist and professor Robert P. […]

“Hate Speech” Does Not Exist – Speech Is Either Free Or Censored

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chairman Howard Dean recently surfaced with the following tweet: “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” The comment was aimed specifically at Ann Coulter, Firebrand of the Right. Coulter had […]

Womb

New ‘Artificial Womb’ Could Save Frail Babies — If Regulators Allow It

New ‘Artificial Womb’ Could Save Frail Babies — If Regulators Allow It This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Creativity is boundless, and so is the power free and unrestricted markets have to turn needs into accessible goods and services. Scientists at Children’s Hospital […]

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Bett Mum: The Woman Who Ended Slavery Long Before Lincoln

Bett Mum: The Woman Who Ended Slavery Long Before Lincoln This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When libertarians talk about competition in the free market, many think only of competition between providers of goods and services. What they often forget is that, as […]

Happiness

“The Puppies Should Die!” – Happiness Instead of Rights

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Saturday Night Live featured a sketch in 2011 portraying a caricature of Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and his libertarian philosophy. In typical SNL style, Paul was depicted as a “purist,” insisting he could not intervene […]

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