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The Basic Premise Behind Campaign Finance Laws

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A great deal of ink (or film, or bits) has been expended this election cycle, primarily on the far left (though some on the right… particularly with the more populist factions), decrying the actions of “independent” political action committees, superPACs, and “issue advocacy groups”; as somehow corrupt, evil, anti-democratic etc.. The rhetoric on the left, […]

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The Innocence Project Marks 300th Exoneration; Provides Statistics About the 300

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Back in the spring of 2011, some of you may recall our fundraising efforts to raise $500 for The Innocence Project. Our Liberty Papers readers and writers surpassed that donating $570 of the $20,000 The Innocence Project’s overall goal for that period. Though our fundraising effort is over for the time being, you can always […]

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Why Democracy Doesn’t Work, Evidence #1,083

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Over at Ezra Klein’s place, Dylan Matthews points to the fact that elections are driven by the economy (and in some years, by war). And that George McGovern, who died yesterday, gets a bit of a bad rap based on the fact that he was up against an incumbent President presiding over a rapidly-expanding economy […]

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Atlas Shrugged Part II in Theaters This Weekend

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II is opening this weekend. Want to check it out? Follow this link to find a theater near you. And now, the official Atlas Shrugged Part II trailer:

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Quote of the Day: Small Things Edition

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

[I]f you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things. And you know what? It’s worked before, because it feeds into the […]

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Why America’s “Third-Party Airline” Shouldn’t Sponsor The Debates

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Commission on Presidential Debates has been coming under a lot of fire for their exclusion of third parties this year, due largely to the fact that Gary Johnson is polling at 6% nationally and happens to be suing them* at the moment. As Reason points out, they’ve already lost three national sponsors, and are […]

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