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TSA updates from people who opposed the TSA before opposing the TSA was cool

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As Stephen Littau noted, November 24th (Wednesday) is the busiest travel date in the country and it’s also National Opt Out Day.  To assist Opt Out Day participants, and all air travelers after Wednesday, the Opt Out Alliance is providing free “Know Your Rights” travelers cards. I spoke with one of the key people at […]

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It’s time for libertarians to start taking a look at Gary Johnson for POTUS 2012

Friday, November 12th, 2010

“That’s the first sign you know you’re a libertarian. You see the red light. You stop. You realize that there’s not a car in sight. And you put your foot on the gas.” – Gary Johnson Former two-term Republican Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico has been hitting the news a lot lately. This makes […]

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Mike Huckabee: The Benedict Arnold of Today’s Tea Party Movement

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“If a libertarian thinks he’s a better Republican and calls people like me a RINO or a liberal, I have a real problem with that.” – former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in a recent television interview. Of all of the politicians likely to become presidential candidates in 2012, it’s probably former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee […]

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James O’Keefe Highlights Alleged Voter Fraud in Jersey City Mayoral Race

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Yesterday, we posted some new videos from the controversial self-described citizen journalist James O’Keefe. The videos highlighted racy footage taken at a New Jersey Education Association and the problems associated with teacher tenure.  O’Keefe has just launched a third video dealing with the NJEA, this one alleging voter fraud in a 1997 Jersey City mayoral […]

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James O’Keefe Taking Aim at NJ Teachers Union

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Noted for his role in taking down ACORN, gonzo filmmaker James O’Keefe is at it again. The Daily Caller provides an overview: O’Keefe, best known as the force behind last year’s ACORN scandal, said the first video was shot at a meeting of the New Jersey Education Association in August. Entitled Teachers Gone Wild, the […]

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What if the Founding Fathers could have posted to Facebook?

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds posted a link to a post over at Cool Material which, in a humorous manner, displays what might have happened if historical events had Facebook statuses. I had so much fun with the historical events graphic, I thought I’d take a stab at what some of the Founding Father’s posts might have […]

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Government-Run Amputation Panels

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

For some time, we’ve been using words and sometimes charts or graphs to describe the multitude of problems with government-run health care systems. The Greeks have finally allowed us to put a face to the issue. Well, perhaps a few extremities lower. From the Daily Caller: This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To […]

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The most revolting political video I’ve ever seen

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Here are the first two tenets (of ten) of the organization dubbed 10:10: 10:10 is a voluntary emissions reduction campaign for any person, organisation or business to commit to cutting 10% of their emissions in a 12 month period starting in 2010. 10:10 is an inclusive campaign. Every person, business and organisation is welcome to […]

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Perhaps it’s time for a little compassionate libertarianism

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

“It is to put conservative values and conservative ideas into the thick of the fight for justice and opportunity. “This is what I mean by compassionate conservatism. And on this ground we will govern our nation. “We will give low-income Americans tax credits to buy the private health insurance they need and deserve. “We will […]

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From Saxby Chambliss’s Office: “All faggots must die”

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Here’s where you can find the offending quote on the Internet. Here’s the challenge that was made to find the culprit: The above comment was left today by “Jimmy” on my post about the DADT cloture vote. The IP address *appears* to resolve to the neighborhood of GOP U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ Atlanta office. The […]

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Will the Tea Party movement be willing to support libertarian-leaning candidates?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Reason‘s Jesse Walker and the Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan have some back and forth and back again going on relating to the Tea Party movement and libertarianism. Sullivan notes: If only a left/right alliance would cooperate to end the drug war, get a grand compromise on the debt, and rein in defense spending and police state […]

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A libertarian live-blog of the State of the Union address

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

United Liberty’s live-blog of the State of the Union address will begin around 8:30pm. President Barack Obama will begin his speech to the joint session of Congress around 9pm.  Liberty Papers contributors Jason Pye, Kevin Boyd and Stephen Gordon will be among the live bloggers for the event.  Trying to insert the embed code now.  […]

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President Obama establishes Council of Governors by Executive Order

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Brad just asked what people are reading today.  President Obama just provided some interesting reading material indeed. Here’s the opening text from an Executive Order dated January 11, 2010: EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States […]

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This is your government on no-bid contracts

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Alabama’s premium political blog reports the following: “The Department of Finance, Executive Budget Office has released a power point presentation on the same subject.” The topic of the report may be interesting, but that’s not why I’m posting these links.  If you open up the Power Point presentation, here’s what you’ll see on page 5: […]

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Huckabee’s hypocrisy

Monday, November 30th, 2009

According to this Twitter account, if former Governor Mike Huckabee’s lips are moving, he’s lying.  Let put that statement to a test. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview transcript (emphasis added): The last time out, my biggest challenge was with the establishment Republicans who just never showed their support. And while I think a […]

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The War of the Whoppers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

For some time, it looked like Republicans were more persuasive liars than their counterparts in DC. After all, they (with the assistance of Judith Miller and The New York Times) convinced a great deal of Americans that aluminum tubes had been intercepted which were to be used to create nuclear bombs. Visions of Islamic terrorists […]

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Twitter user claims “Mission Accomplished” regarding Fort Hood incident

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

My nephew and his wife (who recently got out of the Army) live in the Fort Hood area.  After calling to see if they are all okay, I hit Facebook and Twitter to see if I could obtain some additional information.  That’s when I found this tweet: “Fort Hood = Mission Accomplished.” Here are some […]

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RINO of the Day: Nebraska’s Jeff Fortenberry

Friday, July 17th, 2009

It wasn’t all that long ago that Karl Rove was using an example of Republican socialized medicine to illustrate why Democratic socialized medicine is bad.  Now here’s Nebraska Republican Jeff Fortenberry calling for an increase in government health care spending: In addition, we could expand subsidies for high risk pools for those with chronic illnesses […]

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Would Joe Biden promote orgies for sexual abstinence?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

CNS News provides the following quote (emphasis added) from Vice President Joe Biden: “And folks look, AARP knows and the people with me here today know, the president knows, and I know, that the status quo is simply not acceptable,” Biden said at the event on Thursday in Alexandria, Va. “It’s totally unacceptable. And it’s completely unsustainable. […]

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Yo Meghan, the revolution already started. Where have you been?

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Meghan McCain writes: I understand that my place within the Young Republicans and the Republican Party is a controversial one, which is something I am still trying to get comfortable with. I am criticized almost daily for not being “conservative enough.” But the Republican Party needs to reach out to all kinds of voters. The […]

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