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Archive for February, 2008

What Happens If Ron Paul Supporters Infiltrated Other Campaigns’ Delegates?

Friday, February 8th, 2008

The Ron Paul campaign is increasingly looking like it’s a done deal. With Romney dropping out, it’s likely that we won’t see a brokered convention, the one potential route to his campaign having any more legs. Intrade has McCain now trading at a 95 share price for the nomination, with Huckabee and Paul both trading […]

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Members of Congress file brief in Heller case

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Here is some good news concerning District of Columbia v. Heller. US Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are filing a brief with signatures of 250 House members and 55 Senators, urging that the DC gun law be overturned by the Supreme Court: “All of the congressional legislative history is assuming that […]

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Why This Libertarian Republican Is Voting For Barack Obama

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Originally posted at Below The Beltway Note: The following does not represent, and should not be taken to represent, the official position of The Liberty Papers, or the opinion of any of the other contributors. It’s my opinion and my opinion alone. Virginia’s Presidential Primary is coming up on February 12th and, for some time […]

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Tempe City Council’s Arbitrary Ruling Almost Ends In Mass Shooting At Super Bowl

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Kurt Havelock, 35, planned to shoot people at the Super Bowl.  He loaded up his car with an AR-15 rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition, then drove to a parking lot near the stadium.  When he got there, however, he was suddenly hit with remorse, realized that what he was doing was wrong and decided […]

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Ron Paul @ CPAC a/k/a Ron Tilts To The Right

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I’ve got to admit, I’m confused. For the longest time, Ron Paul was campaigning as anything other than a conservative. He called himself a libertarian, heck he ran as a Libertarian for President 20 years ago, and, as the great F.A. Hayek reminded us more than 40 years ago, there is a big difference between […]

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The Republican Race For The White House Is Over

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

With today’s announcement by Mitt Romney that he was suspending his Presidential campaign, I think it’s fair to say that the race for the Republican nomination is over and that John McCain will be the Republican nominee. As improbable as it would have been for Mitt Romney to beat McCain after Super Tuesday, it’s pretty […]

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Saudi Arabia: America’s Tyrannical Friend

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

I’ve got to wonder what the Bush Administration will say about this: A 37-year-old American businesswoman and married mother of three is seeking justice after she was thrown in jail by Saudi Arabia’s religious police for sitting with a male colleague at a Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadh. Yara, who does not want her last […]

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Mitt Romney “Suspends” his Campaign

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Mitt Romney, seeing the writing on the wall, has suspended his campaign according to CNN. This essentially kills any chance of a brokered convention; John McCain, once written off as lacking the money needed to make it to Super Tuesday, will be the Republican nominee come the convention. This is, of course, a disaster for […]

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Quote Of The Day: Hypocrite Edition

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

“We are very frustrated because we have a Supreme Court that seems determined to say that the wealthier have more right to free speech than the rest of us. For example, they say you couldn’t stop me from spending all the money I’ve saved over the last five years on Hillary’s campaign if I wanted […]

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Ron Paul Still Thinks He’s Relevant…..Or Does He ?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

From ABC News’s Byron Wolf: In most states with primaries where Republican voters voted for their Republican nominee preference, he got no more than 5 or six percent of the vote. He runs a distant fourth in the all-important delegate count. Paul did better in the Northern Midwest caucus states, placing second in Montana, third […]

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Drew Carey Offers Some Perspective on the “Middle Class Squeeze”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

This short episode does a great job of comparing the quality of life of middle income Americans from the past to the present but doesn’t even get into how average Americans enjoy a higher standard of living than most of the rest of the world. Even in these uncertain and unsettling economic times we are […]

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Open Thread: Chances Of A Brokered Convention?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I’m a policy wonk, not a political horse-trader. But in this comment, Doug suggests that a brokered convention is becoming unlikely. I’m not sure I believe that, as there are still three candidates in the race, and it won’t take too much for them to split what’s left. Huckabee has done very well in the […]

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Super Tuesday Wrap-up And Wednesday Open Thread

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

So, where do things stand this morning ? Here’s how I see it: Republicans Though he didn’t do quite as well as I expected, it’s clear that John McCain was the big winner last night. He won nine states and a total of 511 delegates, including big wins in New York, New Jersey, and, somewhat […]

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A Reluctant Vote For Ron Paul

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Mark at Publius Endures voted in the New Jersey Primary today and cast a reluctant vote for Ron Paul: It’s sad, really, how reluctant my vote had become. Just a few months ago, Paul was one of the only politicians I had ever been excited about. Even after the Thanksgiving Eve Alex Jones interview, despite […]

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The Latest Paulistianian Fantasy

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

There’s a theory that’s been going around among Ron Paul supporters recently. It’s appeared on message boards and in blog posts, and now Lew Rockwell has fallen for it too: The Constitution has little relevance to the government, but still it’s interesting to note that the crazed John McCain was born, to his state-connected parents, […]

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Separating Marriage And State

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

A Democratic State Senator in Maryland has come up with an idea that actually makes sense: Advocates for same-sex marriage plan to introduce legislation in the Maryland General Assembly today that would abolish civil marriage ceremonies now confined to heterosexual unions in the state and replace them with domestic partnerships for all couples. The bills […]

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Mitt Romney: Just Another Statist

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Republican politicians like Rick Santorum have gone on the warpath against John McCain and, while it’s nice to see the Senator from Arizona getting his ox gored, the idea that Mitt Romney is a conservative in any sense of the word is, as Cato’s Michael Tanner notes, simply absurd: [O]ne […]

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Super Tuesday Predictions And Tuesday Open Thread

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Quite honestly, I’m not sure anyone can predict with certainty what’s going to happen when you’re dealing with the closest thing to a national primary day that we’ve ever had. Nonetheless, here I go again: Republicans Thanks to strong victories in several winner-take-all states such as New York and New Jersey, John McCain will come […]

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Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) — Pot-Smokin’ Hippie?

Monday, February 4th, 2008

You know, many of us who might consider a run in politics have that hidden worry, that someday some old buddy might come out of the woodwork and say “Hey, remember in college when you did X, Y, and Z?” At least, as a libertarian, I don’t have to worry too much about that, because […]

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Just So We’re Clear About This Issue

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Because it’s been raised yet again over at Lew Rockwell’s blog. The Confederate States of America were a bunch of anti-libertarian, slave-holding racists. And, yes, I know I’m gonna take flak for this one. But, frankly, I don’t care.

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