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A Libertarian Argument for Climate Action

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

It strikes me that libertarians would support the basic concept that a company seeking private profit should also be responsible for paying all the costs of pursuing that goal.

The Media Should Stop Calling Tea Party Radicals "Conservative"

David Jenkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Jenkins

Almost every day we are subjected to the lunacy of actual conservatives being attacked by radicals for not being "conservative" enough. Then, when the media reports on these attacks, it offers no challenge to their faulty premise.

Could the Republicans Sell Water in the Desert?

Anthony Gregory | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Unemployment remains high. There are still more U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. Outside of defensive Democratic partisans, no one can say Obama's is a wonderful presidency. Nevertheless, the Republicans continue to lose credibility.

From Emergency to Emerge 'n See: The Upwising Is Gaining Momentum

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

"Either we will have an awakening, or we will have a wake."-- Swami Beyondananda Every year on this date, the "impropaganda" machine reminds American...

Don't Let Entrepreneurs Become a Casualty of the Immigration Impasse

Iain Murray | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

It is not a stretch to say that immigrants are essential to America's entrepreneurial culture. Yet our immigration system makes no allowance for entrepreneurs.

These Parties Are Lame

John Michael | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
John Michael

Being an American voter is like being stranded in the desert and choosing between espresso and moonshine. Both seem to be choices of flavor over utility.

What the GOP Isn't Willing to Change

Jason Sattler | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Republicans have been having an interesting debate over how their party should change -- interesting, because even Republicans now recognize that Republicans need to change.

Property Rights and Wrongs in Deuteronomy

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Some people say that when you pay taxes -- income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc. -- you are giving your money to the government. Many resent this; some even consider it illegitimate. But this is a mistake.

Paul Welcomes Palin Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he was pleased to have an endorsement from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) in a CNN interview on Tuesday. Over t...

Libertarian Populism's Female Problem

Lori Sanders | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Lori Sanders

Te problem with libertarian populism, as it exists so far, isn't so much the policy prescriptions. The problem is that the story is a boy's story.

Christie vs. Paul

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The escalating public dispute between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has exposed the deep rift that exists between factions of the Republican Party.

Cruz Takes Side In GOP Fight Over Civil Liberties

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has taken a side in the ongoing feud between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) over national secur...

The Great Libertarian Swindle

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Politics, they say, makes strange bedfellows. Nowhere could this be more true than in the current case of liberals and libertarians finding common ground on a host of issues, ranging from U.S. drone policy to the NSA's spying activities on Americans.

Organic Raisin Farmers Fight Back Against Big Ag, USDA

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Zach Weissmueller

Every year, the Hornes plant seeds, tie vines, harvest fruit, and place grapes in paper trays to create sun-dried raisins. And every year, the federal government prevents them from bringing their full harvest to market.

Conservatives and Libertarians Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall

William K. Black | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Absent Glass-Steagall, banks could purchase anything from an aluminum company to a fast food franchise and (indirectly) fund its acquisitions and operations with federally-subsidized deposits. If you run an independent aluminum company or fast food franchise do you want to have to compete with a federally-subsidized rival?

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

A Four-party System for the U.S.

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

What we ought to do is scrap this system and replace it with one consisting of four major parties. Even this will not cover all Americans, but it will certainly encompass more of us and within a more rational framework. For what might these four major parties stand?

WATCH: Tennessee Police Detain And Search Student On July 4

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

What might have been just another stop-and-search by police has become a full-blown controversy after a covertly recorded video of the incident was vi...

Why Government Is Virtuous

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

On this Fourth of July, it is the basic realization that rolling up your sleeves and being a part of your political community, rather than grasping at a fuzzy picture of a cowboy alone on a plain, is the true display of virtue.

Could Data Security and Privacy Provisions Define Political Division in the Coming Century?

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Oluseyi Fayanju

I am thinking of the sort of people who, when quizzed, knew the colors of the respective terror alerts issued by the Bush Administration, but I am also thinking of politicians in both parties who fear the electoral consequences of appearing soft on terrorism.

Torah vs. Libertarians: Round 1

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The libertarian view of economic justice is approximately this: If people freely agree to exchanges, then they are fair by definition. Restricting people's freedom in order to bring about or maintain a certain pattern of wealth distribution is unjust. The Torah disagrees.

Howard Fineman

This Is Rand Paul's Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Pitzer College's commencement in California recently, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett lamented the lack of candor in American li...

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

How the Republicans and Tea Party Are Playing Obama

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

On the face of it, the Tea Party seems autonomous and even a thorn in the side of the GOP. But that façade masks the real truth about the Tea Party, which is that ultimately it is less a political organization than a contract killer working for the Republicans.

WATCH: Log Cabin Republicans Leader Criticizes GOP

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Is American politics tipping away from conservatives to progressives? Third Way Resident Scholar Bill Schneider thinks so. Schneider and Log Cabin Rep...