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Give Me Your Dreamers That Are Searching For Purpose

Patrick Daniel | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Patrick Daniel

Too many qualified foreign students are sent home after graduation. Indeed the gap between student and temporary employment visa issuances has widened extensively over the past decade.

Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Both guns and tobacco are intrinsically dangerous. Either might have redeeming value to be sure (defense and social pleasure, respectively), but an imaginary world in which there were no guns and no tobacco would be, well, safer. And neither should be the focus of the debate on American liberty.

Liberty Is the Politics of Love

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

You know you love someone when you want for them what they want for themselves. The three little words that really convey this sentiment are not, "I love you," which can mean all kinds of things to all kinds of people; rather they are, "As you wish."

A Lesson from Detroit - America's Heart, and Soul

Ken Ludden | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.

The Peoples' Business Isn't Business

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Are we going to be bought? Republican President Calvin Coolidge famously said "the chief business of the American people is business." Some argue tha...

Hobby-Nobbing: Company Men and Republicans Attack Privacy This Election

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Less than a century ago, in 1920, Tennessee lawmakers ratified the 19th Amendment that allowed American women the right to vote in federal elections. The current drive by Republicans and corporate allies to uproot safeguards for privacy and women's rights undermines that legacy.

The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom?

Benjamin Powell | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Whether Hong Kong's democratic freedom protests are an overall movement for liberty depends crucially on what is expected out of Beijing in the future.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

On Secession:

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

As Scotland lurches toward its historic vote for independence this week, it brings to mind a similar moment, seven score and fourteen years ago, when the American South voted, en file, to secede from our Union.

The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It's like facial recognition technology: if the features match up, you conclude, "It's the same guy." So it is with the match between the force that drove us to Civil War more than a century and a half ago, and the force that has taken over the Republican Party in our times.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

In This Time of Immigration Debate

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

There's only one voice that comes to mind, for me, when the immigration argument devolves into a slurry. For those who have not seen them firsthand beneath the Statue of Liberty, these are the words of Emma Lazarus.

Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life.

Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.08.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?

Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Platform of the Unite America Party

Gary Reber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The growing imbalance between how wealth is produced and how it is earned and distributed cannot be corrected without connecting up every human being with the rights and powers of capital ownership.

What War Are We Fighting Here?

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

I certainly understand the principle of defending liberty, but the practice of it has steadily evolved beyond all reason. With so many innocent Americans dead, what war are we fighting here? Why are Americans killing Americans?

Come As You Are

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Bizarrely, I found myself last weekend sharing a stage with Nirvana's bassist, Krist Novoselic, which, absent context, anyone who knew me when Nirvana was changing the musical world would say is just about the least likely thing that could ever happen to me.

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.

Liberty for Whom?

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Those public lands where Cliven Bundy has been illegally grazing his cattle are parks and public lands that belong to every American. And he's profiting while at it -- fattening his cattle for free on our public lands.

Passover: Festival of Freedom

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Over 90 percent of the Jews of North America, regardless of their religious views or practices, regardless of their affiliation with the larger Jewish community, make a point to sit down on the first night of Pesah to observe a Seder.

Community & Security with Freedom: What Canada Geese Can Teach Us

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I look forward each spring and autumn to the heavenly performance overhead as Canada geese (Branta canadensis) migrate in their distinctive V-shaped f...

Atheists in Afghanistan

Kelly James Clark | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

The right to freedom of belief protects (or should protect) the Muslim in Christian-majority nations, the Christian in Muslim-majority nations, and the unbeliever in both sorts of nations.