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Entries from June 2009

Anarchist Rage Syndrome on Display

June 30th, 2009 · 18 Comments ·

Last Friday I had an opportunity to take part in Todd Andrew Barnett’s show Liberty Cap Talk Live on Blog Talk Radio. It started out as an interesting but not particularly remarkable show with Mary Ruwart as the primary guest and me joining in late. Then about two thirds of the way through we switched […]

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The Price of Going Green

June 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments ·

Like an old joke turned ironically true, it seems that the government is now preparing to actually tax us for breathing. This comes in the form of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 sponsored by Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) which is likely to come to the floor of […]

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The Death of the Fourth Estate

June 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics

Drawing on the concept of the “Four Estates” of Republican France, it was once popular to call the press the “Fourth Estate,” a non-governmental entity whose independence made it one of the pillars which supported liberty, and an important check on the power of government. In a free press the people had a way to […]

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A Report from the National Taxpayers Conference

June 17th, 2009 · No Comments ·

Last week I spent some time at the National Taxpayers Conference in Crystal City, just over the river from Washington DC, trying to figure what the hardcore fiscal conservatives of the National Taxpayers Union had on their agenda in this era of out-of-control spending and government war on free enterprise. To my chagrin I found […]

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Social Values and the Republican Liberty Caucus

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments ·

I consider myself to be socially conservative in my personal beliefs. I’m not about to marry a man, encourage my daughter to have an abortion, picket a military recruiting office or smoke marijuana. But I am also a libertarian, so I do not believe in using the power of government to force my values on […]

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Elections Herald New Political Landscape in Europe

June 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment ·

It’s hard to find adjectives strong enough to describe the losses which left-leaning socialist and labor parties face in the current European elections. To call it a debacle might be understatement. The European left has crashed and burned and the region faces a complete political paradigm shift with some very unexpected results. Never has a […]

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Playboy Article Causes Heads to Explode

June 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Culture, Politics

Sometimes something which should be a non-news, non-story becomes a huge story solely because of the ridiculously over-the-top reaction which it generates, a phenomenon which seems to be magnified by the instant networked communication made possible by the internet. Such is the case with a recent Playboy article by Guy Cimbalo which was basically a […]

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Have Republicans Finally Had Enough?

June 3rd, 2009 · 11 Comments ·

I was very interested to see the reaction of many Republicans to the over-the-top behavior of the extreme right in the wake of the assassination of abortion doctor George Tiller earlier this week. On The Next Right they quickly removed an offensive article and comments had loudly condemned the author. On Little Green Footballs they […]

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New Terror Attack Continues Troubling Pattern

June 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments ·

On Monday morning Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed drove his black SUV up to the front of a military recruiting center in Little Rock and opened fire with an SKS assault rifle, killing one recruiter and seriously injuring another before driving off. Like the conspirators in the recent planned attacks in New York and Florida and other […]

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