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Rand Paul’s Hard Line On Refugees Rankles Libertarians

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) tough proposals aimed at limiting the admission of refugees in the wake of the Paris terror attacks are disappointing ...

Donald Trump: The Chickens Come Home to Roost

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Bob Burnett

Trump will be around for a while. And it's clear that Donald Trump is the candidate Republicans deserve.

Just The Latest Attack On Planned Parenthood And The Women It Serves

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Let's be clear: this attack on women's health is the opposite of liberty. Republicans are using women's health and women's lives as a political football - and that is wrong.

Rand Paul is the Poster Child of Conservatarians

Kevin Price | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

The idea of the "conservatarian" is all the rage these days in Republican circles. Conservatarian is a philosophy that is something of a hybrid between conservatives and libertarians. It doesn't have a firm ideological statement, but it does have some guiding principles.

Don't Tell the Catholic Church, but Heresy Is Actually a Good Thing

David Benko | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
David Benko

My status as heretic derives from the fact that I don't identify myself with any established political philosophies. I will look at a solution to a problem, and if it works, I will support it, and if it doesn't, then I will not.

Everything We're Taught About "Individualism" Is Contradicted By How We Live Our Lives

Henry Rosemont Jr. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Henry Rosemont Jr.

The world capitalist economic system has become so dysfunctional in the 21st Century that it cannot be defended rationally, but requires a particular moral/political ideology grounded in the assumption that human beings are fundamentally to be defined as free, autonomous and rational individuals.

Why Does Everyone Hate Libertarians?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 05.19.2015 | 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.

Washington Should Make Foreign Policy for Americans, Not Liberals Overseas

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The more active America's foreign policy, the more the U.S. has to spend on the military: the "defense" budget is the price of Washington's foreign policy. American military personnel and contractors die. Enemies are created. A national security state develops.

Hillary Clinton, Tea Party Candidate: A Magic Trick

Brian Ross | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

We've already seen how Barack Obama has been used to channel white America's racial fears into a complete shutdown of compromise, a cornerstone of American Democracy. A Hillary Clinton Presidency will look a lot like that. Lose the racism. Use the gender fear.

How Rand Paul Is Helping To Reinvent Republicans

Ozy | Emily Cadei | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

This story was originally published on Ozy. It’s true that the Republican Party remains a lot older, whiter and male-er than the American populat...

Cutting Holes in the Law

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

"I'm sorry, but we don't serve your kind here." This overt discrimination is something that leading gay libertarians, who otherwise support marriage equality, think should be legal for wedding photographers, bakers, and other business owners to say to gay couples.

Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

We are living in The Neocon Moment, a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples, societies, and nations. Yet Washington officials have yet to tire of America's permanent state of war.

What Do Libertarians Think of President Obama's Immigration Plan?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's becoming clear to political observers that libertarians are emerging as a key swing vote, if not an official party. Republicans may have won a number of close races by appealing to these libertarians, so their views on policy cannot be ignored.

Sam Stein

Gary Johnson Hopes To Run In 2016 And Promises Not To Pander To Iowans | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson said he is likely to run for president again in 2016 and will be blunt as hell when he does it. ...

Samantha Lachman

Most Independent Candidates Didn't Live Up To The Hype | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite high expectations heading into Tuesday's election, independent candidates did not upend most of the competitive Senate and guber...

Arin Greenwood

How Do You Make Republicans Care About Animal Testing? This Guy Has A Plan | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green

Anthony Bellotti's day job is working as a Republican strategist specializing in opposition research, with clients that have included Gov. Arnold Schw...

Libertarians Aren't Sold On Ted Cruz Yet

BuzzFeed | Kate Nocera and Rosie Gray | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — On paper, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul aren’t that different. ...

Get Bland for Rand?

Kevin Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

In the end, will a more pragmatic Rand Paul build a coalition that can win a national election? Will his core constituents tolerate a more mainstream Rand? Will they become "bland for Rand"?

Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents, Not Allies

James Peron | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
James Peron

The sooner modern libertarians realize conservatives are not their friends, the sooner they can get around to actually promoting the extension of individual rights for all people -- including people conservatives hate.

'Liberty Kids' Shake Up GOP

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Amir Zendehnam passionately supports marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage, abo...

Common Good Capitalism to Emerge Via Voluntary Movement in the Private Sector

Terry Mollner | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Terry Mollner

Thinking the Earth is flat was a stage in our maturation. The current form of capitalism is only a stage in our economic maturation. It is the opposite of collusion for self-interest. It is cooperation for the common good.

The Growing Importance of an Atheist Community

Dan Arel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

Atheists want the benefits of a secular society, but too many refuse to do the work. They are more concerned with a dictionary definition of atheism that they forget what is at stake.

Hillary and Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

By mobilizing the nation's leading thinkers, Clinton could tap the spirit of Francis to propel the next great era of shared American prosperity.

Pope Francis, Liberal Populist

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.

What if There Was a Libertarian Cover Band Called The Ayn Rands?

Jerome Halligan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Jerome Halligan

The Ayn Rands wouldn't even be a band, at least not in the conventional sense. They would be made up of one man, who might be named Earl Selfman. Earl would perform the covers a cappella, because, after all, he doesn't need a band. He doesn't need anybody.