Why has the Libertarian Party -- and more importantly, the much broadly based new liberty movement -- failed to make a significant electoral impact, despite its recent tailwinds?
The Republican Party used to be the party of civil rights. This is the GOP that we long for, a party that welcomes everyone, grows the economy, balances the budget, leads on civil rights and provides for those who are not able to care for themselves.
Reason Foundation's Anthony Randazzo recently spoke to us about the future of the libertarian movement following the 2012 election. Anthony had a l...
Candidates that don't hedge, triangulate and talk in circles simply don't make it. What if we could trust that our candidates would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? As a nation could we really handle the truth?
Obama has no second-term plan and his first-term plan has failed. It's time to kick Obama off the team and try a new starting quarterback. To vote based on gender, race or party. or to make excuses due to gender, race or party is foolish.
The Republican Party should welcome the Libertarian Party and other challengers in the political arena. The former should try to win by convincing the American people that the GOP really is the better option, not by preventing them from voting for someone else.
Why don't liberals admire Ayn Rand and her philosophy of objectivism, so forcefully presented in this book and film?
It is mostly likely that Tony Abbott, the Australian opposition leader, would have probably made Mr. Romney pay much more dearly for his miserable "47 percent" comment than Mr. Obama did.
My impression is that Romney is a decent, intelligent, capable man who'd probably make a pretty good president a la GHW Bush -- non-ideological, prudent, careful. But he's a package deal, and many in the GOP coalition have said and done things that scare the bejesus out of the country.
Are third-party voters betraying the Republican Party, or are these voters a product of the Republican Party betraying the ideals of small government?
I'll give him credit: Mitt Romney trounced his opponents in the Republican debates. But did you see that crop of crazies battling for King or Queen of the Parallel Universe?
We have a Republican candidate who believes that 47 percent of the population are freeloaders and that he doesn't need to worry about them, and meanwhile huge chunks of America are not being given the same rights as their countrymen. Is there any question as to how Romney will treat them?
"The Kinkster" spoke to us from his ranch in the Texas hill country recently to discuss his enduring music and literary career and his plans to saddle up again and try and unseat the incumbent Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, in the 2014 election.
Of course Mitt Romney supports redistribution. Everyone supports redistribution to some extent. It's literally how the government collects and spends tax revenue.
Beyond the censorship and ostracism politicians will create, libertarian journalists need to remember the one factor that is equally important to evading political regulations: winning public opinion.
As far as what we do right now in response to the tragic events of this week, it's actually pretty simple. Get our folks out of places they don't need to be -- and out of harm's way -- and cut off every dime of U.S. tax dollars we are sending to clearly ungrateful regimes.