Expanding on Libertarian Tunnel Vision… Now Islamic Gender Apartheid


Calvin Freiburger had a great post the other day about Rand Paul’s Civil Rights Act troubles.
Calvin nailed it:
More importantly, the affair crystallizes a key difference between conservatism and libertarianism. Both ostensibly stem from the same presuppositions—individuals have certain inalienable rights and government must be strictly limited so it’s power and scope extend no further than protecting those [...]

The Marijuana and Conservatism Debate, Part 2: Counterculture – by FrontPagemag.com


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Are the Left and the Counterculture Synonymous?

Marijuana, Conservatism, and the Culture Wars


Read Mary Grabar’s original Pajamas Media article here.
Read David Swindle’s NewsReal rebuttal here.

I will respond to your post, David, because it, like many of the posts in response to my column points to a very important divide in the conservative/libertarian movement.  Thank you for the opportunity.
Your post also points to a [...]

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Comments of the Day: Getting Real About Third Parties in the Merry Old Land of Oz


From Swemson’s Open Thread yesterday which highlighted how little private sector experience Obama’s cabinet has:

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I think it’s important to have some solid private sector experience AND not be crazy. Otherwise you get Ross Perot, Ron Paul, or some Libertarian candidate.
This entirely sensible comment from one of my favorite NewsReal regular [...]