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Brian LaSorsa
Brian LaSorsa is a columnist in the United States. He is an advocate of the Austrian School of economics and enjoys spending money on classic literature and slasher films.

Entries by Brian LaSorsa

We Call the ACA 'Thom TillisCare' in North Carolina

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 12:31 AM

Politicos have been tracking the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina like a pack of wild animals. And I don't blame them.

Between Kay Hagan's increasingly fragile seat and AFP's aggressive campaign to give her the boot, it's exciting as hell. The Republican primary race is becoming equally seductive as...

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Thom Tillis Is Wrong For The U.S. Senate

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 6:36 AM

Thom Tillis, the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, is a really fantastic candidate for the United States Se... HAHAHA OMG I CAN'T EVEN

Tillis is currently struggling in a tough primary race against Greg Brannon, a Tea Party Republican who has been endorsed by Senator Rand Paul,...

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5 Reads That Will Help Anyone Understand Washington, D.C.

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Washington, D.C., is an interesting place to live.

Everyone has an idea about what they think it's like, but you really have to live here in order to absorb the details. Fox News and MSNBC make it seem like a continual mosh pit for people with bachelor degrees in political...

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Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 1:03 PM

Politico's newest acquisition is sending shivers down the spine of one rightly worried reporter at the New York Times.

Capital New York, an outlet spearheaded by a number of ex-New York Observer staffers, covers state politics, media, culture, and sports, among other things. There are countless other websites doing the...

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Anthony Weiner Still Deserves to Be New York City's Mayor

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 2:00 PM

Anthony Weiner really should have won that New York City mayoral race. Tall, skinny, loud, and obnoxious, he's everything the city needed to succeed.

All his loss proves is that five percent of voters are intelligent beyond belief while the remaining 95 percent were tricked by the likes of Christine...

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Hillary Clinton Will Likely Run for President in 2016

(7) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 12:34 PM

Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016.

This is neither confirmed by aides close to the former Secretary of State nor guaranteed by scientific evidence. But I've got a pretty good feeling she will. And, after scoping the political atmosphere in D.C. and mixing in a few recent events...

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NSA Chief Canned for Creating Worst PowerPoint Presentation Ever

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 1:27 PM

A new revelation pertaining to the intelligence community's secret surveillance programs has led to the resignation of NSA chief Keith Alexander, effective immediately.

Glenn Greenwald, a journalist at the Guardian who came to prominence this year after publishing a series of classified NSA documents obtained by Edward Snowden, added the...

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Mitch McConnell's Facing an Uphill Battle in 2014

(11) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 7:18 PM

Senator Mitch McConnell is doomed in 2014.

Maybe "doomed" is a little overstated, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle that his campaign hasn't seen since he first ran 30 years ago. Things are changing in D.C., and McConnell is no exception.

Here are four reasons the minority leader may...

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White House Says It Still Wants Snowden but Will Settle for Super Bowl Ring

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 5:49 PM

The Obama administration will cease its hunt for NSA leaker Edward Snowden if Russian President Vladimir Putin promises to return the New England Patriots Super Bowl ring, according to a senior White House official.

The deal, which was struck over the past week in a series of secret meetings, marks...

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Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" As Written in Classical Prose

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 10:45 AM

These are the lyrics Macklemore's hit song "Thrift Shop" as written in classical prose. The song, which exquisitely details the troubles and tribulations of a young man in Washington, conquered the music industry with its message championing the virtue of frugality, meekness, and sensibility.

This collaboration between Macklemore and producer...

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Let Gary Johnson Eat Cake (and Debate)

(107) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 8:44 AM

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama took the stage Wednesday night at the 2012 election cycle's first presidential debate, and they made it clear beforehand: libertarian candidate Gary Johnson ain't invited.

In response, Johnson actually filed an antitrust lawsuit charging the RNC and DNC with conspiring in restraint of...

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Is a Vote for Ron Paul a Vote for Obama, or the Product of a Disenfranchised Right?

(250) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 6:29 PM

Take a look at an interesting excerpt from Monday's edition of The Hill:

Ryan was asked why voters should not vote for Ron Paul. The Republican vice presidential candidate responded that a vote for Paul, who ran for the 2012 GOP nomination, would effectively split the vote in...

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Lessons for the Young Libertarian Journalist

(8) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 12:05 PM

Young libertarian journalists, the future is up to you. The government will hate you. Its friends will hate you, too. But beyond the censorship and ostracism politicians will create, libertarian journalists need to remember the one factor that is equally important to evading political regulations: winning public opinion.

Let us...

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Tin Foil Hat Libertarians

(53) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 6:10 PM

Libertarians are skeptics. We question the history we're told and we question the future we're promised. It is only natural that people with curious minds -- especially those with no previous interest in politics -- find comfort in libertarian circles (if not for the ideology, at least for the skepticism)....

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Making Politics Fabulous

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 11:27 AM

An astonishing discovery was revealed to the Obama administration this week: gays, too, like the government to leave them alone.

The president sat down for the interview on Wednesday, at which time he announced his support for gay marriage. He concluded, " is important for me to go...

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Bachmann, Ludwig von Mises Would Not Endorse Romney

(15) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 1:18 PM

This week Michele Bachmann endorsed Mitt Romney for president of the United States, referring to him as our "only option [to] preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty." Tea Partiers really aren't sure why she chose a flip-flopping moderate over the Tea Party's "intellectual godfather,"...

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The Sex Workers' Petition

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2012 | 8:37 PM

[The following is a slightly satirical yet deadly serious prediction of what I assume will come of the future sex industry, based on Frédéric Bastiat's "Candlemakers' Petition."]

A Petition from Sex Workers as well as the Manufacturers of Condoms, Jewelry, Boxes of Chocolate, and of Generally Everything Connected...

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Government Gamers

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 9:01 AM

The government's ideas always seem to appear in a steady stream of weird trends. It's like they have one idea about how we can "make the world a better place," and then they mistakenly apply it to every possible scenario they can think of.

Take intellectual property, for example, which...

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The New Capitalists

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 2:51 PM

"She was appalled by West Egg, this unprecedented 'place'... She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand."
-- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The old capitalists were robber barons -- pocket the profit, and sell the loss.


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