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Bob Barr Libertarian

Repealing DOMA Will Ease the Warren Sting

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell has been floated as one opportunity for Obama, but I encourage the new President to try frying a bigger fish -- the Defense of Marriage Act.

Economic Chaos Increases After Congress Passes Bailout

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

There is much more to be done to clean up the economic mess flowing from the housing market crash, but the ill-considered federal bailout is likely to slow the process.

Congress Must Address Overall Broader Budget Crisis

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

Congress should reject the bailout, and then get busy cutting spending elsewhere. We need a president willing to reconsider every spending program and challenge every special interest.

The 'Bailout From Hell' Must be Rejected

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

The bailout allows the Secretary of the Treasury to become an economic dictator, empowered to re-engineer the economy as he sees fit. These powers fit Kim Jong-il's North Korea, not the American republic.

McCain-Obama-Backed Bailout of Fannie and Freddie is Bad Policy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

No one on Capitol Hill or in the White House will be held accountable for designing a system that enriched the housing industry at public expense.

Federal Drug War Rethought

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

My change in perspective might shock some people, but leadership requires a willingness to assess evidence and recognize when a strategy is not working.

Possible Republican Party Spoiler, Bob Barr, Has New Campaign Video

Huffington post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr gaining steam? His new campaign ad is growing in popularity among the internet community. Many suggest ...

Congress Abandons the Fight for Liberty and Privacy

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

I'm a former U.S. Attorney, and I believed it when conservatives said, "you do the crime, you do the time." But if you violate the Fourth Amendment, you can count on a bipartisan amnesty.

Ron Paul, Bob Barr May Be Forming Election Alliance

Boston Globe | Foon Rhee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Signs are emerging of a possible alliance this fall between Ron Paul, the libertarian-minded rebel Republican, and Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's p...

I Was Wrong About The War On Drugs -- It's A Failure

Bob Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Barr

When government attempts to solve problems, it creates even more of them, often increasing the size and depth of the original problem. A perfect example of this is the federal War on Drugs.

Third Party Lunacy At The Libertarian National Convention

Ken Bank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ken Bank

Al Gore's gas-guzzling jet. Fabric-damaging flag pins. Drunken jerk candidates. Candidate no-shows. All that and more on display at this past week's other political party convention in Denver.

Libertarians Nominate Ex-Republican Barr

Matt Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Simon

This weekend in Denver Republican Congressman Bob Barr was chosen to head the "Strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the "Ron Paul Revolution."

Jason Linkins

Bob Barr, Insurgent Candidate, Calls For Immediate 'Plan To Draw Down' In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the challenges that an insurgent campaign from newly minted Libertarian candidate Bob Barr will present for GOP nominee John McCain is an authe...

Libertarian Bob Barr Jumps Into Presidential Race

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Libertarians looking to have a higher-profile candidate than they did in 2004 are rejoicing this week-end as former Congressman Bob Barr announced that he is forming a presidential explanatory committee.