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Effective Outreach Is Practiced Outreach

January 29th, 2016 (No Comments)

Effective Outreach Is Practiced Outreach This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Recently, I’ve been asked to appear on a weekly(ish) podcast called We Are Libertarians on a rather regular basis. We’ve discussed a variety of topics, including Making A Murderer, homeschooling, gun control, [...]

What Are Your Other Interests?

January 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

What Are Your Other Interests? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Football. Movies. Music. Food. Technology. Family. Cars. Family. Friends. There’s more to life than policy, meetings, and debate. As libertarians, we tend to be hyper-focused on those things. As people living in the [...]

When You Listen

January 18th, 2016 (No Comments)

When You Listen This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Markets, supply and demand, and general economic principles are not common knowledge. Those topics were barely mentioned in my single semester of economics in high school. So, why do we fight so hard to [...]

So, You Won This Week’s Powerball…

January 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

So, You Won This Week’s Powerball… This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. We all went to Chino Hills, California to purchase a Powerball ticket this week, right? Now, it’s time to discuss the realities of having won. Assuming you chose the cash option, [...]

Making an Opportunity

January 7th, 2016 (No Comments)

Making an Opportunity This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. The Internet is abuzz about the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, in which a Wisconsin man and his family’s experiences with the criminal justice system are chronicled from his arrest, conviction, and exoneration [...]

16 Liberty Action Items for ’16

December 28th, 2015 (No Comments)

16 Liberty Action Items for ’16 This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. “What can I do to help?” This is LITERALLY my favorite question to be asked, because I can always share SOMETHING that can be done. There’s certainly something for everyone. Here, [...]

From the Missile Crisis to Air Travel

December 17th, 2015 (No Comments)

From the Missile Crisis to Air Travel This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Our relationship with one of our closest neighbors continues to thaw after more than 50 years of tense relations, as both the United States and Cuba reached an agreement to [...]

Life is About People

December 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Life is About People This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. “Life is about people, not rings. Rings collect dust.” – Coach Mark Richt In the context that he was quoted, at his final meeting with the football players at the University of Georgia, he [...]

Looking In the Mirror

December 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

Looking In the Mirror This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Nearly every government official or candidate for office has a governmental solution for issues we face, regardless of the nature of that issue. Poverty? Let’s adjust the minimum wage. Education? Let’s tweak this [...]

What is a Libertarian Win? Part 2

November 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

What is a Libertarian Win? Part 2 This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. **Note: This is the second part of an article focused on wins for libertarians. You can find the first part, focused on electoral politics, here.** Outside of winning your election [...]

What is a Libertarian Win? Part 1

November 5th, 2015 (No Comments)

What is a Libertarian Win? Part 1 This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. On Tuesday, many libertarians appeared on the ballot as candidates for office. Like them, when I ran for office both times, winning was pretty easy to define. It came down [...]

What I Learned From Back to the Future

October 27th, 2015 (No Comments)

What I Learned from Back to the Future This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. If you watched television news, engaged in social media, or weren’t living under a rock last Wednesday, you probably know that October 21, 2015 is “Back to the Future [...]

Big Government is Our Best Persuader

October 22nd, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Do you recall your last encounter with Big Government? Was it the DMV? The post office? The IRS? A police officer? Code Enforcement? Was that experience pleasant? Did it cause you to run out and tell others [...]

Are You Ready for the Next Industry Uber Innovates?

October 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. I am proud to admit that I am a HUGE fan of Uber. When I travel, I use it almost exclusively for transportation. A few mornings a week, I even Uber to work to get ahead of [...]

A Spoonful of Sugar

October 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. In Disney’s “Mary Poppins,” the title character, portrayed by Dame Julie Andrews, treats the children in her care to a musical, magical show of how to make a game of chores by adding an element of fun. [...]

We’ve Got to DO SOMETHING!

October 5th, 2015 (No Comments)

We’ve Got to DO SOMETHING! This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. It’s almost formulaic at this point. Something tragic or disastrous occurs, emotions run high, policymakers see an opportunity to raise their profile, and BOOM! WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING! As libertarians, we [...]

What’s Your Solution?

October 1st, 2015 (No Comments)

What’s Your Solution? This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As libertarians, it’s pretty easy to point out the flaws and holes in solutions pitched to address the issues we face. It’s also very easy to just say no to everything, because the answer [...]

Lawsuit Challenging the Exclusion of Qualified Candidates from Presidential Debates is Filed in Washington, DC

September 29th, 2015 (No Comments)

Lawsuit Challenging the Exclusion of Qualified Candidates from Presidential Debates is Filed in Washington, DC This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. 2012 presidential candidates Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian and Green parties and their vice-presidential candidates, filed a [...]

Slacktivism: You Can Do More

September 24th, 2015 (No Comments)

Slacktivism: You Can Do More This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. I’ve worn ribbons. I’ve liked, shared, favorited, retweeted, and pinned things on social media. I’ve sported a sticker on my laptop. But did any of that really accomplish anything? When looking at the [...]

The Madness of Zero Tolerance

September 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Madness of Zero Tolerance This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. When news broke this week about 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed’s arrest for building a clock at home and bringing it to school, I immediately thought of zero tolerance incidents in the recent past. [...]

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