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“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 […]

I Went To An Anti-Trump Tax March And This Is What I Found

I Went To An Anti-Trump Tax March And This Is What I Found This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Saturday, April 15, the day on which individual income tax returns have been traditionally due, anti-President Donald Trump activists flooded the streets of several major cities across […]

Drug Lab Scandal Leads To Thousands Of Drug Case Dismissals, But What Does This Prove?

Drug Lab Scandal Leads To Thousands Of Drug Case Dismissals, But What Does This Prove? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. On Tuesday, the biggest mass dismissal of wrongful convictions took place in a Boston courthouse. As a result, more than 23,000 low-level […]

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What The United Airlines Fiasco Teaches Us About Monopolies

What The United Airlines Fiasco Teaches Us About Monopolies This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The United Airlines fiasco has been all over the news — for a good reason. A passenger who had already been allowed to take his seat had his […]

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Iowa Has Just Become More Gun-Friendly — Here’s Why It Matters

Iowa Has Just Become More Gun-Friendly — 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 libertarians, it’s often difficult to find reasons to be hopeful when looking at the political process and how state and federal governments often ignore the classical […]

Extremism First? No Thanks!

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 […]

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Where Will You Finish?

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. […]

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Woman Wrongfully Arrested By Sloppy Officer May Soon Get Justice

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 […]

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Residents Leave Kansas In Search For Legal Medical Cannabis

Residents Leave Kansas In Search For Legal Medical Cannabis This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. A new bill under review by the Kansas legislature could help residents suffering from conditions that could benefit from medical marijuana. This piece of news is being met […]

You Disagree. Now What?

You Disagree. Now What? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When you come across a libertarian who you disagree with, what do you do? As libertarians, you and I understand that individuals differ. We differ in how we choose to live our lives. […]

Don’t Be Ugly To Others

Don’t Be Ugly To Others This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The 1999 award-winning film, the Green Mile, tells the story of the lives of guards on death row who are affected by one of their charges: a large black man accused of […]

Snowden’s Non-Profit Releases Tools To Protect Journalists, Whistleblowers

Snowden’s Non-Profit Releases Tools To Protect Journalists, Whistleblowers This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Edward Snowden is the gift that keeps on giving. At least for us, libertarians. Not only did he blow the whistle on the federal government’s lack of care for […]

Arizona Bill Could Be A Win For Sound Money

Arizona Bill Could Be A Win For Sound Money This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. A bill being considered by the Arizona legislature could be the park of a sound money revolution. Much like the marijuana legalization movement ignited by anti-drug war advocates […]

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Hyperbole Is NOT Your Friend

Hyperbole Is NOT Your Friend This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. How many times have you been listening to a policy discussion or debate and you hear a stat, fact, figure, or talking point that just seems completely unbelievable? You go home afterward […]

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The Importance of Being Self-Taught

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary this week. This was one of the most contentious and controversial confirmations in history. Those opposing her nomination cited a lack of experience in public education as a reason why she was unfit to serve. With all the controversy, it’s important to consider another argument. It really shouldn’t […]

‘The Romans of the Decadence’ (1847) by Thomas Couture.

Who Owns Jobs: The Government or the Employer?

Who Owns Jobs: The Government or the Employer? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Reuters has reported that the Donald Trump administration’s pick for head of the U.S. Labor Department has admitted to hiring undocumented immigrants in the past. More specifically, he admitted to […]

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Why It Matters That Vizio Collected Personal Data For Years

Why It Matters That Vizio Collected Personal Data For Years This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. In the age of smartphones and mass Internet communication, it isn’t a surprise to learn that smart TV makers like Vizio and Samsung have been gathering and […]

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We Ignore Freedom

We Ignore Freedom This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. If we don’t have freedom of movement, do we really have freedom at all? If you or I can’t escape war, poverty, and oppression in search of a better life or more opportunity for ourselves, […]

Obamacare

Montana to Remove Middle Man, Liberating the Market from Obamacare

Montana to Remove Middle Man, Liberating the Market from Obamacare This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Health care has been a hot button issue for years. Ever since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare — a […]

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