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

June 4, 2009

The Liberty Papers hits list of top 100 poliblogs

ABC News has noted Wikio.com’s ranking of political blogs.  The Liberty Papers made the top 100 poliblogs, coming in at number 87. The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs — with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 8:48 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media
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May 24, 2009

Let’s get some freedom watched on Fox News

A bunch of us are trying to get Judge Andrew Napolitano’s online program Freedom Watch into a televised slot at Fox News. According to an e-mail I received from Judge Napolitano’s colleague Shelly Roche, the Fox producers are telling her the two most important things we can do are “flooding Fox with emails and showing [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 1:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (11) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media
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May 21, 2009

Help put Freedom Watch on Fox News Channel

While I rarely simply cut-and-paste an entire campaign or party e-mail to a blog post, this one deserves to be an exception to the rule: Help put a libertarian news program on the Fox News Channel! Dear Libertarian activists, Thank you so much! Because of your support, the show “Freedom Watch” is finally being considered [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:26 am || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Media
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May 20, 2009

Don’t Apologize For Funny

Comedy is hard. Really, really hard. Funny requires stepping outside the box — saying something a bit unexpected. There are a lot of ways to screw it up, and often what sounds funny in your head is not so funny when a listener hears it. There’s a reason why many actors say that comedy acting [...]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:59 am || Permalink || Comments (9) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Humor,Media,Taxation
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May 18, 2009

Presenting the Latest Nominees for the Ramos-Compean Medal of Valor

For going above and beyond the call of duty, I herby nominate these three members of L.A.’s finest to receive the Ramos-Compean Medal of Valor. As clearly shown in the footage below, the first officer bravely kicked the suspect in the head after he had surrendered. The second officer also deserves to be recognized for [...]

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May 12, 2009

The Limits of Campaign Finance Law Abridgement of the First Amendment Tested in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

During the 2008 presidential campaign, an organization called Citizens United produced an anti-Hillary documentary called “Hillary: the Movie.” The movie was available on pay-per-view cable channels until the FEC pulled the plug claiming that the broadcast violated campaign finance law. The case, Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, is now being considered by the Supreme [...]

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April 30, 2009

Disharmony @ #tcot, freedom @ #tlot

Despite all of the hullabaloo over #tcot (Top Conservatives on Twitter), there seems to a be a bit of a scrap brewing between TCOT co-founders Rob Neppell and Michael Patrick Leahy.  To date, the argument sounds more like a quarrel between gay lovers than one between some of the God-fearing, pro-torture fag-bashing Republicans who frequently [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 3:42 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Media,Technology,The Contributors
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April 25, 2009

Libertarian snark of the day

And the award goes to… …Nick Gillespie for this gem: Here’s Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) talking with Conservative News Service (CNS) who, like the Canadian Mounties, always seem to get their man when it comes interview: “I would let people gamble on the Internet,” Frank said. “I would let adults smoke marijuana; I would let [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:57 am || Permalink || Comments (4) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media,Quote of the Day
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April 23, 2009

Yeah, That About Sums It Up

Looking for the light at the end of the tunnel? Hat Tip: The Big Picture

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:12 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Credit Crisis,Media
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April 17, 2009

A very special thank you note…

…for this week’s links, visits and media The Liberty Papers would like to issue a very warm welcome to our fellow travelers visiting from the following websites.  We’d also like to express our appreciation to these sites for linking to us.  Here’s (below the fold) a list of recent links (and I apologize, in advance, [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 12:28 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: General,Media
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April 16, 2009

Rush Limbaugh and Fox News too damned cheap to pay for their own bandwidth

Being as they obviously can’t afford to serve their own Internet files, both Rush Limbaugh and Fox News have been hotlinking the now-infamous Department of Homeland Security report this site recently released. Since the report was published, we’ve experienced a tremendous burst of traffic, and been working overtime (special kudos to Brad) merely to keep [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 12:16 pm || Permalink || Comments (21) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Media
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April 10, 2009

Andrew Sullivan, astroturfing Republicans and GOP hypocrisy

Andrew Sullivan gets it right, and wrong, at the very same time.  He scribed: The remarkable thing about today’s partisan Republicans is their capacity to forget instantly and entirely anything that went on for the past eight years. And so suddenly we are rushing toward socialism, even though by far the biggest jumps in state [...]

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April 9, 2009

The über-secret attempt by ACORN to tell Obama the names of people attending Tea Parties (and other stories)

UPDATE: Welcome, Washington Independent, The Other McCain and Michigan Blogger readers.  We’ve got more recent Tea Party goodness located here, too. Electing dead guys The New York Times is making the point that Missouri citizens have now elected another dead guy.  I fail to see how this local news is so important from a national [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 7:50 am || Permalink || Comments (8) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media
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April 6, 2009

Lame Quote of the Day

“People reading news for free on the Web, that’s got to change,” sez Rupert Murdoch.  With newspapers folding all over the country, one might think that the journalism industry would actually get the hint. Just like any other business, when the books don’t balance, you’ve got to cut costs, increase sales, raise your prices, improve [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 12:45 pm || Permalink || Comments (3) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media
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Second Amendment outrage du Jour

Unlike cockroaches, there is one sort of vermin which scurries into the open when light is shined upon them: anti-gun nuts. Every time there is some gun-related tragedy or some nutball starts shooting at innocent folks, there’s always some new call to ban guns, or at least make them more difficult to obtain. Here’s the [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:08 am || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Dumbasses and Authoritarians,Keep and Bear Arms,Media
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April 5, 2009

Penn Jillette on the Stimulus

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:36 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media
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March 31, 2009

Hollywood Goes Galt: Your Vote for Dagny Taggart

Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts or Anne Hathaway? Here’s the background from The Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood could soon be going Objectivist. After decades in development hell, Ayn Rand’s capitalism-minded “Atlas Shrugged” is taking new steps toward the big screen — with one of the film world’s most prominent money men potentially at its center. [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 9:46 pm || Permalink || Comments (21) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Culture,Media
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March 25, 2009

It Usually Begins with Naked Tax Protesters

Since it appears that a whole lot of people are going to engaged in one of the two manifestations I previously identified as “Going Galt” this April 15th, perhaps it’s time for some additional perspective on the process.  Jerome Tuccille wrote It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, which he followed with It Still Begins with [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 5:31 pm || Permalink || Comments (10) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Activism,Humor,Media,Taxation
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March 19, 2009

Preliminary government answers about MPs in Alabama not passing sniff test

With respect to the story starting to hit both the mainstream media and “the tubes” about the recent US Army deployment in Alabama, the federal government response I’m seeing so far isn’t quite hitting hitting the common-sense sniff test. The abbreviated version of this story is that US Army personnel were sent to assist with [...]

Posted By: Stephen Gordon @ 12:02 am || Permalink || Comments (7) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media,Military
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March 13, 2009

Tonight On 20/20: Bailouts & Bull

Tonight’s 20/20 is definitely worth watching, not just for libertarians but for anyone who wants to know what’s really going on: Additionally, starting at 8:30pm ET, Reason.com will be live-streaming an event from it’s D.C. Headquarters tied into the special. So, watch it live or set your DVR’s !

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 5:40 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Media,Politics,The Nanny State,The Surveillance State,The Welfare State
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