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April 17, 2018
Getting Beyond Nostalgia for Reagan or for the New Deal
The Republican agenda has long been shaped by its nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. The Democratic...
August 01, 2016
The Libertarian candidate on religious liberty
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson someone social conservatives could vote for as an alternative to...
June 06, 2016
Libertarian candidates against liberty
The Libertarians had a prime opportunity to make their party an alternative to voters who oppose...
May 17, 2016
Similarities & differences between libertarians and conservatives
In the course of an essay on the history and negative consequences of progressivism, Bradley...
February 19, 2016
Cruz trying to get Libertarian vote, but Ron Paul says “no”
Ted Cruz is trying to get the libertarian vote, now that Rand Paul has dropped...
February 17, 2016
Another take on the strange and contradictory political ideologies we are seeing today, such as...
February 04, 2016
Rand Paul quits–what happened to libertarianism?
Rand Paul is dropping out of the presidential race. I'm disappointed. To me, he represented...
October 20, 2015
Sexual freedom for state control
In a discussion of Playboy Magazine's new policy of not publishing nude pictures, Mollie Hemingway...
April 08, 2015
Rand Paul throws his hat into the ring
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) announced that he is running for president. The pro-life Libertarian offers...
March 23, 2015
The internet’s utopian libertarianism
The Washington Post has a fascinating article about a manifesto written in 1996 entitled A...
March 12, 2015
Was Tolkien a libertarian?
An essay in the Intercollegiate Review explores J. R. R. Tolkien's political views. He said...
June 16, 2014
Catholic, Calvinist, and Libertarian
David Brat, the Virginia economics professor who overthrew House Majority leader Eric Cantor in the...
June 09, 2014
Is the free market incompatible with Catholicism?
The pope's right-hand man has essentially declared that free market economics is incompatible with Catholicism. ...
March 20, 2014
Rand Paul’s standing ovation at CPAC and at Berkeley
Republican presidential contender Rand Paul wowed 'em at Berkeley, for all of that university's left-wing...
March 19, 2014
Responding to Russia
The Obama administration has orchestrated sanctions against Russia for taking over the Crimea from Ukraine. ...
November 19, 2013
Two kinds of libertarianism
A writer who goes by the nom de plume "Hamilton" says that both Republican and...
September 18, 2013
The Left-Right coalition
The same Congressional coalition of Tea Party conservatives and far-left liberals that blocked an attack...
September 12, 2013
Colorado throws out anti-gun lawmakers
Citizens of Colorado voted for the right to smoke marijuana, but they have also voted...
August 21, 2013
Wikileaks, Rand Paul, and abortion
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is championing Edward Snowden and his NSA revelations, says that...
August 19, 2013
The Chris Christie path vs. the Rand Paul path
Washington Post political columnist Chris Cillizza has written an interesting column saying that the Republican...
July 23, 2013
The winning thread
I'm back home after two weeks, having taken my vacation and then going to the...
May 16, 2013
Rand Paul courts Christian conservatives
Sen. Rand Paul is presenting himself as a "libertarian Republican" rather than a "libertarian," and...
May 09, 2013
Our partnership with the dead, the living, and the unborn
Peter Wehner quotes British journalist Charles Moore, reviewing Jesse Norman's new biography of the 18th...
April 30, 2013
I keep running into conservative, confessional Lutherans (including on this blog) who, in their political...
April 05, 2013
Is libertarian economics what’s killing the GOP?
Most diagnoses of what ails the Republican party have been focusing on social conservatism, saying...
March 08, 2013
The drone filibuster
Attorney General Eric Holder said that drones could be used against American citizens on American...
May 31, 2012
Do conservatives still care about community?
E. J. Dionne is a liberal whose beliefs are somewhat chastened by his Catholicism. He...
May 15, 2012
Ron Paul ends campaign
And then there was one. Ron Paul has suspended his campaign. Mitt Romney is the...
January 06, 2012
Paul’s newsletters and the changing tactics of libertarianism
Libertarian Steve Horwitz explains the context of those Ron Paul newsletters with a fascinating survey...
December 29, 2011
Ron Paul’s baggage
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