I’ve been vocally and financially supporting legalizing gay marriage for a long time, so I’ll admit to some schadenfreude when OKCupid called out Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for supporting Prop 8′s ban on same-sex marriage. But lest we forget, most Californians did. Are we to cut off business, social, and political relationships with all of them?
People on the political left often complain about the small fraction of students in America who go to private schools that teach some bad science (creationism and the like). Americans do struggle with science–conservatives with evolution, liberals with heliocentrism–so this is an important issue.
It comes up most frequently in the [...]
The story of Hampton, Florida, could be the plot for a classic rise to power story–like House of Cards, for rednecks–or, under some interpretations, just the origin story of all government–a bunch of people with guns decide to hold up travelers on the highway.
But as hilarious and impossible as it sounds, this one [...]
The following is a guest post by Professor Daniel D’Amico, professor of economics at Loyola University-New Orleans. He is currently teaching a course at LearnLiberty Academy titled “Lessons From Mardi Gras: What New Orleans Can Tell Us About Society.” It is free and fun and you’ll learn a lot about the
The War on Drugs appears to be winding down, and the vast majority of Americans seem think that it hasn’t been a success. A majority also would like to see marijuana legalized. Many states have already taken steps to decriminalize or even legalize. With full legalization under way for [...]
In a 1952 polemic on the future of the Republican Party, the conservative essayist Bill Buckley begins by favorably quoting the iconic libertarian thinkers Herbert Spencer, Albert J. Nock, and H.L. Mencken, agreeing with them that the state was the “common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious, and decent men.” The young Buckley considered the [...]
Sometimes conspiracy paranoia just makes me want to laugh–other times, it makes me want to cringe. If you enjoy that kind of thing, the current uprisings in Ukraine and Venezuela against vile, corrupt, authoritarian police states will provide you with plenty of fodder.
Based on the assumption that America is the root of all evil [...]
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- “Never Again” and the Iraq War
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