Thanks to John, I am pointed to these two rather strange arguments in favor of the Drug War and against libertarian use of statistics on race against the Drug War from Jonah Goldberg. John does a pretty good job explaining why Goldberg’s arguments are so strange. The only thing I’d really add is that the [...]
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As expected, it’s the “gateway drug” theory v. reality of human existence. Guess which one sounds more credible… I do still love Ron Paul in many ways, and I wish he wouldn’t have been mixed up in that remarkably dumb newsletter operation he was. Because then he’d be a viable third party candidate. Oh well. [...]
Robert Stacy McCain has a scathing post that seeks to permanently douse the concept of a left-libertarian coalition ever being a real possibility, which includes this little bit: As a political impulse, the sort of libertarianism that scoffs at creationism and traditional marriage wields limited influence, because it appeals chiefly to a dissenting sect of [...]
Me, elsewhere: Over the last few months, there has been much finger-pointing as to which particular sect of the old GOP coalition is to blame for the policy failures of the last 8 years and the electoral failures of the last 2 years…..I think these accusations are deeply misplaced – the problems have not been [...]
As a result of mushy thinking, we are now given to understand the “free market” problem that was created by too much government spending, too much government debt, too much government sponsored credit via easy monetary policy, and a market wildly distorted by government intervention to meet social goals (along with a large helping of corporate criminal fraud that slipped through the existing government regulatory framework) can only be solved by increasing government spending, increasing government debt, have an easy monetary policy and create more market distortions with more government intervention to meet similar social goals.
Yes…the Chuck Baldwin, candidate for the Constitution Party. So why not the Libertarian candidate Bob Barr? Well, it appears as if Paul didn’t like the fact that Barr didn’t show up to his press conference recently… The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for â€œremaining neutralâ€ in the presidential race and not stating whom I will [...]
This election choice is not really between â€œExperienceâ€ vs. â€œChangeâ€, nor is it between â€œExperienceâ€ vs. â€œExperienceâ€, nor is it between â€œChangeâ€ vs. â€œChangeâ€œ. This election is not really even between McCain vs. Obama considered in a political vacuum. Since the Democrats will increase their majority in the House and Senate, this election is actually about choosing between single party or divided government in 2009.
As expected, Ron Paul’s big announcement at the National Press Club today turned out to be as anti-climatic as I anticipated: WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called on voters to back a third-party candidate for president Wednesday, rejecting his party’s nominee and offering equally harsh words for the Democratic candidate. Paul, [...]
The Republican Party in Texas is concerned it may lose control of the state House in this or the next election. Republicans currently occupy 79 seats and the Democrats 71. The House handles the redistricting for the state, including Congressional districts.Â A political partyâ€™s electoral fortunes depend on how creatively a political party draws the [...]
Will Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr be a threat to John McCain? Apparently, McCain doesnâ€™t think so. Often, the two major parties will try to deal with third party threats by knocking the third-party challenger off the ballot in as many states as possible. For instance, Democrats tried to block Ralph Naderâ€™s ballot access [...]