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Cutting Holes in the Law

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Blogger Compares Slain TSA Agent To Nazis

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Are Transportation Security Administration agents like Nazis? Blogger Rachel Burger seems to think so. Here's what Burger wrote on a libertarian w...

Arin Greenwood

WWII Memorial Closed? Let's Privatize It

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Are you fantasizing about Congress ending the shutdown so you can once again have access to the capital's blocked attractions? Well, her...

An Explanation for the Blatant Irrationality of the 'Shutdowners'

David Ropeik | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

The most puzzling thing about the madness of the arch conservatives who have taken America hostage is, how can they be so deep inside their own extremist ideological worldview that they can't see that what they are doing is self-destructive?

John Celock

City Looks To Ban Grenade Launching Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

While Kansas lawmakers could not agree on a statewide drone ban earlier this year, the state's most liberal city wants to join a handful of other citi...

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher: Right-wing Passion or Ideological Paranoia?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Ideology often drives people to madness. History is full of frightening examples. The most recent may be California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a me...

Rand Paul: Christie Started It!

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

The Rand Paul-Chris Christie feud just won't end. Paul commented on his beef with the New Jersey Governor on Fox News Sunday, saying "The party is ...

Julian Assange Is 'Big Admirer' Of Rand Paul, American Libertarians

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a strong endorsement to the libertarian wing of the GOP on Thursday, praising Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his fat...

Fear of Government Rivals Fear of Terrorism

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Government surveillance is a rare issue on which there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats. The issue splits both parties.

LOOK: (Water) Gun Enthusiasts March On Washington

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

Second Amendment enthusiasts wielding water pistols and Pop-Tarts will march on Washington on Wednesday. Their demonstration begins at the Arlingt...

The Libertarian Alamo

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The libertarian rank hypocrisy runs much deeper and further than the post-tornado cries for help in Oklahoma, which surely deserve our sympathy. And it needs yet another debunking.