Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

November 22, 2010

5 Years Of The Liberty Papers

5 years ago today, Eric introduced The Liberty Papers to the world. A blog that was once a general “classical liberal” home has significantly expanded, as those of us writing here have grown and changed. When the doors first opened, we generally followed a Constitutionalist small-l libertarian mindset in general, and as Eric pointed out, [...]

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November 22, 2009

4 Years

Somewhere during the summer/fall of 2005, Eric started kicking around an idea with some of us on the old Life, Liberty, Property blog community. Many of us at our own personal blogs had risen to the level of Marauding Marsupial in Truth Laid Bear’s old tracking system, but Eric thought we could be a more [...]

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July 20, 2009

Outage

The hosting company had an upgrade/migration issue with one of their services today, and we had about 30-40 minutes of downtime. Our apologies.

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June 23, 2009

30,000th Comment

This evening, we had our 30,000th comment here on the Liberty Papers. On behalf of all of us who post here, I’d like to thank you, our audience, for your feedback, arguments, discussions, and explanations. You, our readers, are why we write. Thanks for reading.

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June 14, 2009

Administrivia

If you’ve clicked through to any comment threads, you’ll have noticed that we’ve added a comment notification box. You can subscribe to comments whether you leave one or not, so it should be a good way to keep up on comment threads without having to manually check back to the site. I’m planning on being [...]

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May 14, 2009

The Liberty Papers Now Available For Amazon Kindle

For those of you on the front end of the technology curve, you now have a new way to receive your daily TLP fix — The Liberty Papers – Kindle Edition. Amazon is expanding their Kindle blogs offering, and we were able to get ourselves in early. Now is where I’d usually give you all [...]

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February 6, 2009

1,000,000

Early this morning, The Liberty Papers recorded our millionth unique visitor. A visitor from Terre Haute, Indiana. I’ve got fond memories of Terre Haute; from a mardi gras party at Rose-Hulman [I attended Purdue, but visited a friend there] and a visiting Indiana State coed… But that’s a story for another time. The Liberty Papers [...]

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January 14, 2009

Administrative Notes

Two main things: 1. I’ve changed the “Contributors” blogroll to make a distinction between currently active contributors, and those who (for whatever reason) no longer have the time or inclination to post on a regular basis. This is part of a wider effort, to become a little bit more consistent in our output… Which brings [...]

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November 22, 2007

Have A Great Thanksgiving!

Life should be slightly quiet here over the next few days, as a couple of us may be attending to familial obligations. In the interim, we wish you and yours a happy holiday, and we’ll get back to battling the evil forces of government after the turkey hangover subsides!

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October 8, 2007

A Little Bit About UCrawford

I suppose the best way to describe myself would be to say that I have a problem with authority. I’ve always disliked when people told me what to do, even as a young child, and I’ve always preferred to find my own path through life and make my own decisions, even if it occasionally went [...]

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April 18, 2007

Welcoming A New Contributor

I’d like to give a hearty welcome to tarran, our newest contributor. As the site has expanded, we have realized that we’d like to offer content from the full spectrum of the pro-liberty movement. On the upper bound, this would be the libertarians who simply believe that our federal government is too large and want [...]

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April 17, 2007

Virginia Tech Fund

For those of you who would like to contribute and help out the people whose lives were devastated yesterday, please head over to find donation info here. While many of us want to abstract this situation into something political, as a way to not have to deal with the human cost of such a tragedy, [...]

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April 14, 2007

By Request

As a reader requested, I just installed a live preview for comments. As you write a comment, it will “live preview” as you type, just below the comment box. If you use characters that also are html, including > and <, you will need to use ASCII HTML Codes to have them display properly.

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April 10, 2007

A Quarter Million

Earlier this afternoon, The Liberty Papers had its 250,000th visitor. That’s a quarter of a million visitors to this blog since we started back in November 2005. Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by and to my fellow contributors who’ve helped turn this place into something that people are noticing. Related Posts: 200,000 100,000

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March 21, 2007

Point/Counterpoint

As Doug mentioned Monday night, we here at The Liberty Papers have been brainstorming some interesting new features here. One, that we will roll out shortly (likely before the end of the week) is called Point/Counterpoint. While our contributors generally agree on most issues, there are always issues where we don’t. We all share a [...]

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March 19, 2007

200,000

Within the last few minutes, the 200,000th unique visitor as recorded by Sitemeter passed through The Liberty Papers. We reached the 100,000 mark on January 23, 2007 and it took about 428 days of posting to get that far. In other words, in the past 55 days, we’ve had as many visitors as we did [...]

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March 8, 2007

Site Loading Issues

Some of you may have noticed intermittent issues with our host and “CPU Exceeded” Errors. As a potential cause, I’ve turned off our “show/hide” function and inline trackbacks. If anyone still sees these error messages, please email me ASAP, because I’d like to retain those plugins if possible. Thanks!

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January 25, 2007

Move Complete

If you’re reading this, the move is complete and we’re now on our new host. If you see anything that appears odd over the next few days, don’t hesitate to send me an email…

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Moving Hosts

Some of you have noticed that we had downtime this week. Some of you probably noticed that the server got hacked last night. And our hosting company has told us that WordPress is too processor-intensive for them. So we’re moving to a new host today. Parden our dust if things temporarily break in the process. [...]

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January 23, 2007

100,000

According to Sitemeter, The Liberty Papers crossed the 100,000 mark as far as unique visits today. It’s quite a milestone, especially considering that over 40,000 of those visits occurred in the last two months. I’d like to thank the contributors here, who have turned a blog that was fairly inactive a few months ago into [...]

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