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You Might Be the First…

August 24th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Recently, I attended an event with numerous political groups using that event to reach out to the community about their political party or movement. While there, I witnessed some astonishing behavior posing as outreach, some of which [...]

Freedom Is Indivisible

August 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Economic freedom. Civil freedom. Religious freedom. Sexual freedom. Personal freedom. Political freedom. Freedom is popular. As such, some attempt to position themselves as its champions, by defining which carefully-worded sliver of freedom they feel comfortable permitting you to exercise. Libertarians believe that freedom, while [...]

More Fit Than Fat

August 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Recently, I saw an example that made me think about this piece I wrote a while back about how we test, punish, and exclude new people in our circles. It is a new year, and like every [...]

Libertarianism in Pop Culture

August 6th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. There is no shortage of “libertarian books,” whether you mean fiction works like Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World, and any of Heinlein’s sci-fi, or more academic non-fiction texts like Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson, Mises’ Human Action, or Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. [...]

Would You Double Down on Big Government?

August 4th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Last month, after serving mid to low-income neighborhoods for nearly 60 years, Double 8 Foods made the decision to close all five of their Indianapolis locations following many years of declining revenues. Immediately, community leaders turned to [...]

Why Are Libertarians Different? Intent Vs. Outcome

July 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Libertarians… We are certainly a different breed. We may look the same. We may use the same language. We put our pants on one leg at a time… Most of us, anyway. We certainly have a unique [...]

#TRUMPED

July 23rd, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. He leads the polls among Republicans seeking the 2016 Presidential nomination. He insulted a previous Republican nominee for that office and refused to apologize. He even gave out another candidate’s personal cell phone number at a rally in that candidate’s [...]

Outsourcing is TERRIBLE!

July 13th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Jobs shipped overseas! Sweatshops exploiting the poor! Workers laid off! We’ve all seen a politician or two try to score political points by talking about outsourcing and how outsourcing destroys the fabric of America… Or it takes [...]

What’s Your Number?

July 9th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. 3500 That’s my number. I’ve administered The World’s Smallest Political Quiz 3500 times. This week, I crossed that threshold with a research project I’m in the midst of. That figure doesn’t count the number of times I’ve left our “TIP [...]

Obama Administration Spends $500 million to Train Only 60 Syrian Rebels

July 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As the Obama administration tried to convince Congress to support intervention against the dictatorial regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the summer of 2013, officials insisted that only a quarter of Syrian rebels had ties to [...]

Celebrate Your Independence!

July 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. 239 years ago today, 56 men came together to vote against a continued colonial existence under the rule of Great Britain and King George III. As we approach Independence Day, I ask you, “Would you be so [...]

By Changing U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, Barack Obama Got Something Right

June 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. After more than 50 years of a failed foreign policy, President Barack Obama formally announced on Wednesday that his administration will re-open the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. The historic announcement comes nearly seven months after [...]

Thank You, Taylor Swift!

June 25th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Next week, Apple, already an innovator when it comes to how we listen to music, will launch Apple Music. Despite their marketing efforts, I was completely unaware, as I am not a part of what I affectionately [...]

How Committed Are You?

June 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Rachel Dolezal, the former President of the Spokane, Washington NAACP. Regardless of one’s thoughts about her allegedly fabricated backstory, her accomplishments for the African-American community, the legal [...]