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'Voluntaryist' Who Thwarts Police Doesn't Want Public Roads

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.23.2012 | DC

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- In Eddie Free's ideal world, the Falls Church roads he drives on his way to and from work would be privately owned. Though the...

Why Rick Santorum Is a Menace and a Libertarian's Worst Nightmare

Eric Segall | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Santorum is not a person who believes government should stay out of people's private moral choices. Quite the contrary, he wants the government to impose idiosyncratic and disputable moral and religious values on those who don't share those particular beliefs.

Who Would Be a Climate Skeptic?

Christina Robert | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Christina Robert

Back in the days when going to college meant listening to the Grateful Dead, I once had to drive a car with a bumper sticker on the back that read, ...

Ron Swanson's Take On Government: There's Too Much Of It!

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

Ron Swanson has never made a secret of what he thinks of the government: There's too much of it. Way too much. As you can see in the exclusive clip...

Libertarianism, Rightly Conceived

Trevor Burrus | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

At bottom, what ties libertarians together is the notion of a "presumption of liberty" -- that state action needs justification, not human freedom. This idea is far from controversial and, in fact, it is the founding principle of the modern liberal state.

Now Republicans Must Deal with Their Crazy Uncle in the Attic

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

Among Republicans, the three-way split at the top of the GOP field in Iowa between candidates representing the business-oriented, Evangelical, and libertarian wings of the party suggests a desire for something both different and purer.

Arlington Rapper Remy Puts Out Christmas Video On TSA Security

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's a new video out by everyone's favorite D.C.-area libertarian rapper, Arlington-based Remy, who we last saw singing a love song t...

Theodore Roosevelt Vintage Cartoons At The Library Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Bully!: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt" is a new book put out by D.C.-based Regnery Publishing. It's a biography of the wi...

The Grand New Alliance

Rob Stein | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Rob Stein

A profoundly significant new political alignment within the right flank of the Republican Party is becoming entrenched in American politics and should be a wake-up call that the foundations of democracy are always fragile and the promises of America must never be taken for granted.

Fantom Comics Leaving Union Station, Offers Cash In New Retail Space Search

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 4, Fantom Comics got 30 days notice that the store would be losing the lease on the prime Union Station space it's had for the p...

Cleveland Park Residents Displeased By Possible 'Sticky Floor' Bar

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cleveland Park bar Ireland's Four Fields is closing on Nov. 5, and the neighborhood's always vibrant online message board has been abuzz...

The Comedy of Libertarian Hypocrisy

Dan Agin | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Too many Americans are currently behaving like imbeciles in their adoration of absolute and total individual freedom when the reality of our time is that such freedom is incompatible with individual survival.

The Republican Spectrum of Ignorance

Bob Cesca | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In the last six or seven months alone, there are enough examples of Republicans botching very basic ideas and facts to fill stacks of "Bushism" style novelty calendars.

Why Libertarians Are Wrong on Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

Like it or not, even a capitalist economy is a system in which your actions affect other people. Your freedom to swing your fist ends, famously, at the tip of my nose, and what you buy and don't buy affects other people.

Report From the Future: Rise and Fall of Libertarian Utopia

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

If you were looking for a place that symbolized the triumph of libertarianism in the early years of the century -- the abiding faith that economic competition represents the only path to the good life -- Cato, Texas, would be it.

Shadow Elite: Grover Norquist -- Many GOP Legislators Privately Favor Afghanistan Withdrawal

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Grover Norquist, toast of the left? Well, not quite, but the longtime anti-tax activist has been winning favorable mention in seemingly unusual quarters recently for pushing a debate on withdrawing from Afghanistan.

Why Do Progressives Favor Regulation -- and Should We?

Alan Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

Progressives should consider opposing government regulation when it is ineffective or unnecessary. But in areas where regulation protects public safety, progressive should also proudly embrace it.

Civil Unions: Worse Than Nothing?

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noah Baron

The achievement of marriage equality would send a message to gay youth that they are welcome in society and that marriage and love and stability are all things that are not reserved only for heterosexuals, but are a possibility for them too.

Kentucky Oops: Grandmama and the Senator

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rob Warmowski

Since the first time Jarrod scored thirty points as a high school freshman, he had been causing a stir. The points brought scouts, the scouts brought recruiters. But they all had the same interested in Jarrod.

An Irritating Trend: Green Ingrates

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

You can't ask for or obtain stimulus funds and complain that these programs are futile, expensive and doomed. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop people from trying.

Today's Politics of Invalidation

Sol Erdman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sol Erdman

Politicians who invalidate large swaths of the American public are corroding our civic life. If that strategy becomes more common, most people who have accepted it will likely regret the society they've helped create.

Big Brothers Are Watching You

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Orwell's "1984" was twenty-six years off target, and picked the wrong side of the capitalistic coin. The Koch brothers are Big Brother, and the millio...

Legalization Up in Smoke? Not Anymore

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

I feared that Prop 19, the best-hope-to-date chapter in the battle for sane drug laws, was a lost cause. But something has changed in the public's consciousness. What explains this big swing in momentum?

Virtual President Announces Coalition Cabinet

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

My fellow Americans, I am honored to present to you my thoughts on restructuring and down-sizing the federal government along with a proposed Coalition Cabinet. Many of these names, while stellar, are conventional.

It's Time to Grow Up

Ben Tripp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Tripp

We can call it libertarianism, patriotism, conservatism, or anything we want, but the truth is this: an ideology of selfishness has gripped the nation.