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A Four-party System for the U.S.

Alan Krinsky | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

What we ought to do is scrap this system and replace it with one consisting of four major parties. Even this will not cover all Americans, but it will certainly encompass more of us and within a more rational framework. For what might these four major parties stand?

WATCH: Tennessee Police Detain And Search Student On July 4

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | College

What might have been just another stop-and-search by police has become a full-blown controversy after a covertly recorded video of the incident was vi...

Why Government Is Virtuous

Ekow N. Yankah | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Ekow N. Yankah

On this Fourth of July, it is the basic realization that rolling up your sleeves and being a part of your political community, rather than grasping at a fuzzy picture of a cowboy alone on a plain, is the true display of virtue.

A New Wave Of Conservative Groups On Campus

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.01.2013 | College

DURHAM, N.C. -- A new conservatism is beginning to emerge on some college campuses, spurred in part by opposition to President Barack Obama's signatur...

Could Data Security and Privacy Provisions Define Political Division in the Coming Century?

Oluseyi Fayanju | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Oluseyi Fayanju

I am thinking of the sort of people who, when quizzed, knew the colors of the respective terror alerts issued by the Bush Administration, but I am also thinking of politicians in both parties who fear the electoral consequences of appearing soft on terrorism.

Torah vs. Libertarians: Round 1

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The libertarian view of economic justice is approximately this: If people freely agree to exchanges, then they are fair by definition. Restricting people's freedom in order to bring about or maintain a certain pattern of wealth distribution is unjust. The Torah disagrees.

Howard Fineman

This Is Rand Paul's Moment

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Pitzer College's commencement in California recently, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett lamented the lack of candor in American li...

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

How the Republicans and Tea Party Are Playing Obama

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

On the face of it, the Tea Party seems autonomous and even a thorn in the side of the GOP. But that façade masks the real truth about the Tea Party, which is that ultimately it is less a political organization than a contract killer working for the Republicans.

WATCH: Log Cabin Republicans Leader Criticizes GOP

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Is American politics tipping away from conservatives to progressives? Third Way Resident Scholar Bill Schneider thinks so. Schneider and Log Cabin Rep...

Climbing the Mountain

Write for the Future | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Write for the Future

My resistance to censor myself forms my persona as a strong risk taker and defines my independence. Yet speaking my truth comes at the cost of some peers ostracizing me. However, taking risks prepares me for my dream to become an entrepreneur.

Boston: Beyond Tea Party Politics

Gareth_Price | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Gareth_Price

Less than 48 hours since the violence in Boston on Monday, and with scant and conflicting evidence, the divination of who is responsible has opened up significant political fissures, but also many bridges.

Marriage Equality: A Golden Opportunity for the GOP

Christian J. Miele | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Christian J. Miele

Any public policy or law that places a badge of inferiority on certain "less desirable" personal relationships should be struck down. Marriage as a form of expression is a civil, if not an inherent, right.

The Lax Logic of Libertarians

Jag Bhalla | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Jag Bhalla

Crucial questions are misframed by pitting J.S. Mill and free-market libertarian faith against Mayor Bloomberg, reason and experience.

Eleazar David Melendez

Bitcoin Trading Boom Bittersweet For Long-Time Traders

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kacper Cieśla kept wondering how long it would take for the police to knock on his door. It had only been a few weeks since the 22-yea...

Libertarians: Live Free or Die of Frostbite

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some weeks ago, a study by the libertarian Mercatus Center found that the freest state in the United Ss Of A is... envelope, please... North Dakota!

It Wasn't David Stockman Who Wrecked the Economy

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why is David Stockman driving everyone crazy? The shoot-the-messenger frenzy that has greeted Sunday's New York Times op-ed by Ronald Reagan's former budget director leaves one searching for the message that has so unhinged his critics.

Matt Sledge

You Won't Believe Which State Was Ranked 'Most Free'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Go West, young Rand. A new study released Thursday by a libertarian think tank ranks New York as the least free state, and the Dakotas, wh...

Four Reasons Students Should Vote Libertarian in the Next Election

Uloop | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Uloop

Tired of the social injustices of the Republican Party? Frustrated by the intrusive and anti-business economic policies of the Democratic Party? If you answered YES to both of these issues, you may be a secret Libertarian -- you've just never known the right label.

Florida Needs Marijuana Reform

Roger Stone | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Roger Stone

After Colorado and Washington State outright legalized marijuana in the last election it's time for the State of Florida to get on the road of drug law reform.

Orthodoxy: Liberty's Other Enemy

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There are many orthodoxies -- religious, political, philosophical and more. Like all other tyrannies, they seek conformity. Orthodoxy is to the mind as tyranny is to the person.

Aaron Swartz: A Libertarian Dilemma

Gareth_Price | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Gareth_Price

Do we protect the freedom of the individual citizen to disseminate knowledge for the benefit of other individuals to make informed decisions in the marketplace? Or do we protect the rights of corporations to restrict access to knowledge only to those individuals who can afford it?

Welcome to Glenn Beck's Grifter Theme Park

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

Glenn Beck is building an amusement park called -- what else? -- Independence Park. But he's pitching it to be much more than a roadside tourist trap with a tilt-a-whirl, concessions and skeeball. Beck wants his herd of followers to believe it's a real city -- his own version of Ayn Rand's "Galt's Gulch."

How to Quickly Prove a Libertarian Wrong

Ben Cohen | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Have an annoying Libertarian uncle who tells you that government is the source of all evil? I thought it would be useful to have some quick-fire arguments in your back pocket to battle the five most common myths propagated by Libertarians:

Campaigning on the Cheap: An Independent Path Forward

Abel Collins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Abel Collins

Some think we should let the Democrats and Republicans continue their ruinous policies of selling out the American people to Big Business. I can't in good conscience let that happen, so let me explain why 2014 will be the year we see at least one Independent in the House.