iOS app Android app

Libertarian

Why Bob Barr Matters

Richard Feldman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Richard Feldman

On Tuesday, July 22nd Georgia holds a run-off election to the May primary. National attention is focused on the Senate race between Cong. Jack Kingst...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Justin Amash Got A Big Raise From His Dad Just Before Loaning His Campaign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a handsome bonus from his father's company in 2010, the same year he first ran for Congress and loa...

Why John Walters Is Wrong About Drugs

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Courtney Michaluk

John P. Walters, director of drug control policy under President George W. Bush, wrote on what he views as an inconsistency between libertarian philosophy and support for ending the war on drugs. He claims libertarians get it wrong on drugs. Mr. Walters gets it wrong on drugs, as well as on libertarians.

Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Courtney Michaluk

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it. Before we bow down to a seemingly fearless and altruistic pioneer of electric vehicles and libertarianism, it's important to point out the ongoing contradictions with Musk and markets.

Dave Brat's Actual Political Views Are A Little Complicated

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Conservative economics professor David Brat shocked the country by beating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia's ...

Clinton vs. Warren: Problem or Opportunity?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Many Democratic women believe Clinton deserves the 2016 nomination because she was a graceful loser in 2008 and a good soldier thereafter. Nonetheless, having Clinton and Warren debate Democratic principles would be good for the party. However, the most serious problem with a Clinton-Warren battle is not gender or ideology. It's money. Many Democrats believe that having Clinton as their presidential candidate would ensure that Dems would receive millions in Wall Street donations, and enough campaign funds in general, to triumph over any likely Republican candidate.

What UKIP Must Learn from the American Liberty Movement

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If UKIP really is a "libertarian" party (and the jury is very much still out), and wishes to benefit from the inherent popularity of liberty, then it must prove it.

You Are Already Paying a Price On Carbon

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

When something is "free", we end up paying the cost somewhere else in the system.

Taylor Casti

This Magazine Cover Depicts Today's Gamers As Sexist Males Who Smoke Pot

HuffingtonPost.com | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.09.2014 | Technology

"Reason" magazine, a monthly libertarian publication "covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, a...

Marriage Equality, the Ex-Marine and Ayn Rand

James Peron | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

This is why the religious right lost the battle on gay marriage. They erroneously believed that the common American value system was their religious beliefs. It wasn't. Our nation's value system is a belief -- often inconsistently held, but one held nonetheless -- that individual rights and individual liberty matter.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Thanks to Rachel Maddow, My Dog Hates Me

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Perhaps I radiate an aura -- an invisible cloud of dog-friendly saintliness that only canines can sense -- or perhaps I emit a kibble-like odor, but whatever the reason, dogs have always taken to me.

The Bitcoin "Crisis" Explained and 5 Reasons It Can't Be Killed

Michael Phillip Nelson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Phillip Nelson

Despite all the misinformation, resistance and doomsday prognostication along the way, Bitcoin has and will continue to defiantly weather the storm.

What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

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.

If I Didn't Have a Hammer

John Feffer | Posted 05.20.2014 | World
John Feffer

I've argued against the extreme critique of U.S. policy in Ukraine, one that the Russian foreign ministry regularly trumpets and a small but vocal sliver of the left has embarrassingly embraced. The question remains: Should the United States have been involved in Ukraine at any level?

Rand Paul: Yes, He's Really the Frontrunner

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Even though it's still early, I think that there's a good case that Rand Paul's early support may turn into something real. In other words, he's a legitimate frontrunner.

A Religious Freedom Parable

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

Polarized Psychology: Is Science Devalued in a Divided Society?

Jarryd Willis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science
Jarryd Willis

How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.

A Conservative Argument for Harm Reduction

Tessie Castillo | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Last year the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition surprised the nation by working with conservative legislators to pass two new drug policy laws i...

Bitcoins, Tulips and Libertarians

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Bitcoin true believers really do hope, even perhaps intend, that their new currency subverts and supplants a state-based system they believe to be non-consensual and coercive. In the end, however, the state's role will be vindicated.

Am I the Only Libertarian Democrat in America?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

My friend finally growled out, "I know what you are, you're a Libertarian Democrat." Had he labeled me correctly? Has my world view devolved into conflicting combinations of Liberalism and Libertarianism? If so, must these "brands" be mutually exclusive?

Pro-Walmart Wall Streeter Conducts World's Most Bogus Protest

Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

Walmart usually speaks for itself just fine. But that hasn't stopped a wealthy Wall Streeter from taking up its cause, protesting against higher wages...

Could 2016 Be Rand Paul's Moment?

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.