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How Clinton Could Win Texas

(And Why It Isn’t Good News for Democrats) Those who predicted a close election in 2016 are starting to retreat. It’s early to get reliable polling, but even at this stage you can draw some conclusions from large or anomalous numbers.

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Posted in Election 2016, Texas, Uncategorized

The Green Party and Libertarians deserve to be loathed

If Republican Bruce Rauner loses the Illinois Governor’s race it is very likely that the Libertarians will bear some of the blame. The State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party candidates’ petition to be included on the ballot while

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Posted in Illinois

Sex, Drugs and Liberty

Last week the New York Times endorsed the legalization of marijuana. Jeffrey Miron in The Week follows that with a persuasive case for some form of legalization of all recreational drugs. The walls are coming down. Beyond the drug war,

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Posted in Drug War, Libertarian, Religious Right

A Republican Future: Libertarianism for the Reality-Based Community

“[Liberty is] that condition of men in which coercion of some by others is reduced as much as is possible in society” F.A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty A minimum income, Obamacare. Charter schools. Marijuana decriminalization. Cap and trade. These

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Posted in Economics, Republican Party

Notes from a Libertarian Paradise

Imagine a place where government plays a negligible role in public life. Taxes are almost non-existent. Businesses operate free from the burden of regulation or bureaucracy. People lean on each other to establish and enforce standards of public behavior. Imagine

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Posted in Economics, Libertarian

A minimum income could rescue the GOP

The concern that haunted the economist Friedrich Hayek, and should be the driving force behind the Republican Party, is the stifling impact of an ever-growing, ever more powerful regulatory state. The current Republican obsession with an imaginary 47% who are

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Posted in Economics, Uncategorized, Welfare State

Libertarianism Failed African-Americans

Want to feel better about the Republican Party’s problems in minority communities?  Spend some time with the Libertarians. You won’t find a lot of black Libertarians because libertarian theory runs counter to every lesson learned by African-Americans in the real

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Posted in Civil Rights, Libertarian, Neo-Confederate, Political Theory, Race, Tea Party

Hamilton vs. Jefferson

When General Lee handed Ulysses S. Grant his surrender and my ancestors went home in defeat, there was reason to believe that one of the great unresolved conflicts over the meaning of the American experiment had been laid to a bloody

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Posted in Neo-Confederate, Political Theory

Libertarian until Graduation

See that line there moving through the station? I told you, I told you, I told you – I was one of those Leonard Cohen, First We Take Manhattan The images of college students thronging to Ron Paul campaign events

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Posted in Economics, Libertarian, Neo-Confederate
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