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Coming Next Week At Reason TV: Honoring Ayn Rand And Her Ideas

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

This promises to be very interesting: Coming November 2, Reason.tv will debut “Radicals for Capitalism: Celebrating the Enduring Power of Ayn Rand’s Ideas,” a new video series featuring segments on the novelist’s continuing presence in American culture and exlcusive interviews with Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, Reason Foundation founder Robert W. Poole, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), […]

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Quote Of The Day

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

We all know youths who have changed for the better. When I was a lawyer in Cody, the court sometimes appointed me to represent juvenile offenders, and parents who knew of my history often asked for help with their children. I once handled the case of an 18-year-old who stole a car and drove it […]

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Government v. Prosperity

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Leslie Carbone, local Virginia blogger and author of Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform spoke at an Accuracy in Media sponsored even in D.C. last week. Here’s the video: And, here’s my review of Leslie’s book, which I highly recommend.

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Memo To Libertarians: Unite Or Die

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Over at United Liberty, Crystal Gross argues that Libertarians (and libertarians) need to back off from their doctrinaire attitudes: [M]y day-to-day experience with card-carrying members of the Libertarian Party indicates a considerably different perspective on the libertarian philosophy: “Live and let live … or else.” Why would members of a “Party Of Principle” with the […]

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Is An Individual Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional ?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Over at Findlaw, Cornell University Law Professor Michael Dorf criticizes the libertarian argument that a government requirement that every citizen purchase health insurance is unconstitutional: A federal statute that was already in effect in 1994 provides that “all citizens shall have . . . an obligation to serve as jurors when summoned for that purpose.” […]

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Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

“We swear an oath to the Constitution, not to a man, even if he makes a thrill run up your leg when he talks.” – Stewart Rhodes, the Founder of Oath Keepers, to Chris Matthews on Hardball

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Fact Of The Day

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Well, this is good news: According to today’s Washington Post, the Cato pocket Declaration of Independence and Constitution have made the bestseller list! This is going to make establishment Washington nervous — with good reason. Order your copy here. Order a few

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Statistic Of The Day: Nobel Laureate Edition

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Over 3,500 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama took office: Civilian casualties (est.) in two wars being waged by the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize: Afghanistan, Feb-July: 886 Iraq, Feb-Aug: 2,629 Hope and Change !

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Quote Of The Day: Nobel Edition

Friday, October 9th, 2009

“President Obama wants to put people in jail if they don’t buy health insurance. Give that man a peace prize.” — Michael Cannon

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Nanny State Update

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

In Wisconsin, it is now against the law to buy a mercury thermometer without a prescription: [Governor] Doyle also signed a bill that regulates products that contain mercury. It includes a provision that would require people to get a prescription before they could buy a thermometer that contains mercury. There are no words.

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Cracking The Education Monopoly

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

From Reason.tv:

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Nanny Of The Month

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

From Reason:

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End The Fed, Save America

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

It seems improbable that monetary policy could become a “sexy” political topic, but Ron Paul has done it. It started during his 2008 Presidential campaign when he continually talked about the Federal Reserve when asked about the economy, continued through his oft-entertaining interrogations of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, and most recently has culminated his sponsorship […]

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Fact Of The Day

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

From The Club For Growth: Thanks to you, the federal government is going to dole out $615,175 to help digitize the Grateful Dead’s archive.

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Supreme Court To Rule On Second Amendment’s Applicability To The States

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

One of the issues left unresolved by the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller was whether the Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment as an individual right applied to state and local governments. The last time the Court had the opportunity to rule on the issue, in 1886, in the case Presser […]

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The Nanny State In Action — School District Bars Kids From Riding Bikes To School

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I wouldn’t be able to do it anymore because district boundaries in my hometown changed a long time ago, but when I was a kid I used to ride my bike to school nearly every day that weather permitted it. It’s a good thing I didn’t live in Saratoga Springs, New York: SARATOGA SPRINGS — […]

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Republican Senator Expresses Support For Mandatory Health Insurance

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Former Republican Senator Bill Frist starts out the U.S. News And World Report article in which he comes out in support of a government requirement that each American have health insurance with what can only be described as a fair degree of irony: I believe in limited government and individual responsibility, cherish the freedom to […]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

“You heard the mantra, ‘Tax the rich, tax the rich… We’ve done that. We’ve probably lost jobs and driven people out of the state.” – Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) H/T: United Liberty

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Are Health Insurance Mandates Constitutional ?

Friday, September 18th, 2009

After a piece last month in the Washington Post, which I wrote about here, lawyers David Rivkin and Lee Casey are back with a piece in the Wall Street Journal expanding on their argument that a requirement that every American buy health insurance would be unconstitutional. This time, they argue that, even under current commerce […]

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Fact Of The Day

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued benefit checks totaling $40.3 million to an estimated 6,100 beneficiaries for months – and in some cases for decades — after receiving notification of their deaths, according to a June audit report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General. H/T: The Other McCain

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