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Could The South Be Good For The Libertarian Party?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Southerners are downright feisty about their independence. There's a great sign at a park on the Alabama-Tennessee border which proclaims "We Dare Defend Our Rights!" Yet this rebellious streak doesn't seem to translate to independent candidates or third party challengers, who tend to fare poorly in Dixie.

Hillary Clinton's Health Situation Necessitates Libertarian Gary Johnson To Be In The Presidential Debates

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The chaos and confusion in these elections is about to get much worse now that Clinton's health is in question. Given these new facts, I believe it is mandatory to include Gary Johnson in the debates.

No Matter Who You Vote For In November, Libertarian Gary Johnson Should Be In The Presidential Debates

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

To not let in one of the major 3rd Party candidates into the presidential debates happening at the end of September and early October is not only un-American, it's a betrayal of a free and fair election -- since media is so essential to our voting process.

Will Johnson/Weld Revolutionize American Politics?

James Peron | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
James Peron

That's why the ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld is doing so well--for a third party. Regardless of whether or not one likes them--I do--they have done something important, something with long term consequences. These two ex-governors have been hammering on a central them--you can have BOTH social freedom and economic freedom.

Glenn Beck Explains the Root of His Addiction and Questions Climate Change

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Glenn Beck on How Silicon Valley Is Disrupting Politics

Quora | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Resurrection of Dark Politics

James Peron | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
James Peron

The Republican Party could have survived losing this election with a divided party. But, a unified Party, behind a leader like Trump, will be the death of them.

Libertarianism: Dynamite or Dud?

James Peron | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
James Peron

Over at CBS, Will Rahn has a go at libertarians. He calls Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson a "bit of an oddball," but never actually explains why.

Will Political Winds Favor the Libertarians?

James Peron | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
James Peron

America is ready for a real third party. It may not be the Libertarian Party -- which also has to battle it's own ideologues within the party -- but if one does come into existence it will have to embrace the middle ground of social liberalism and fiscal conservatism.

Avoid War and Don't Get Complacent About Liberty in America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

So far, technology and science have not given us the hope that they will stop war. We must therefore be on our guard not to incite war--and not to pick leaders that have a propensity to lead us into armed conflict.

Transhumanism and Our Outdated Biology

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Biohackers and reporters gather to watch Zoltan Istvan undergo a chip implant -- Photo by Roen Horn This essay below is adapted from the philosophi...

Channeling Ayn Rand: Jennifer Grossman, Feminist Libertarian Takes Helm of the Atlas Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

For the past 20 years, I have had the great pleasure of working with Jennifer Grossman. A feminist and a libertarian, Jennifer's work ethic and integrity have impressed me endlessly.

Why Libertarians Should Support Sanders (for Now)

Travis Irvine | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Before everyone loses their mind with the usual knee-jerk reaction of "Sanders is a socialist," one must remember that progressives and libertarians actually share several of the same ideals -- our federal government needs to be drastically reformed in many areas.

To Grow Third-Party Politics in America, Make John McAfee the Libertarian Party Nominee (Update)

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.04.2017 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

From the author Zoltan Istvan (4/14/2016): A change of opinion about John McAfee has made me retract my endorsement of him as the best Libertarian Par...

Liberalism, Liberty, Life and Love

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The first interview I ever did on my radio show with Jeffrey Tucker was so compelling and, for want of a better word, important, that he and I immediately decided we would have to do a second, to expand on the themes discussed.

Compulsory Voting in Australia -- How UnAmerican!

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2016 | Home
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The arguments for compulsory voting compare it to a civic duty not unlike taxation, compulsory education (for the good of the society), jury duty and military service.

Conservatism Is No Cure for Fascism

James Peron | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
James Peron

Throughout his column, Douthat speaks of how libertarian values restrain fascism--they do. To equate them with conservative ideology, however, is a bit of stretch. Conservatives are not libertarians. Conservatism is not the ally of liberty. It is first and foremost the ally of the status quo and the past. Every attempt to expand human liberty was opposed by conservatives of the day.

Overreaching Government "Enables" Culture Warriors

Roger D Barris | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Roger D Barris

Since having sex is neither random nor (typically) undesirable, nor are the costs of contraception that significant, it cannot be "insured."

Rand Paul Went On The Offensive, Reshaped The Debate And Had His Strongest Performance Yet

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Love him or hate him, few people until recently would deny that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has a unique brand as an independent, libertarian-leaning Repub...

Was the First Gay Rights Movement Run By Nazis?

James Peron | Posted 10.31.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Scott Lively, an infamous fundamentalist bigot, is one of those obsessed with hating gays. He has gone so far as to twist history in an attempt to prove, in long, tedious manuscripts, that Nazism was a homosexual movement and that gays were responsible for the Holocaust.

Threatening Libertarianism

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics
Robin Koerner

One of my favorite interviews -- and certainly one of the most important for the future of our country -- is my first with Jeffrey Tucker. If you are of a pro-liberty persuasion, in particular, I invite you to make a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this very incisive discussion.

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

The Man Who Coined the Term "Homosexual"

James Peron | Posted 09.16.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

Kertbeny's role in fighting for gay rights is rarely mentioned. His one lasting legacy was that he was the man who invented homosexuality, or to be more precise, the one who coined the terms "homosexual" and "heterosexual."

Why Does Everyone Hate Libertarians?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Druce Vertes, CFA

We need libertarians to defend freedom. They should be constructive in their skepticism of anything that threatens liberty, whether it's government or private interests, and mindful of the tradeoffs. There aren't enough libertarians like that.

Rand Paul Lite

Politico | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul used to be libertarian. Now he describes himself as “libertarian-ish.” It’s a slight distinction, but an important one....