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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, which Nation Has the Most Total Freedom of All?

Libertarians are sometimes described as people who don’t want the government to interfere in either the bedroom or boardroom, which is a shorthand way of saying that there should be both personal freedom and economic freedom. Based on this preference for liberty and a desire to avoid government coercion, what’s the most libertarian nation in […]

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From New Hampshire at the Top to New York at the Bottom, Ranking Freedom at the State Level

Proponents of liberty generally are big fans of federalism. In part, this is simply an issue of “good governance” since both voters and lawmakers at the state and local level are more likely to actually understand the real issues in communities and be able to develop policies that are more sensible. But we also like […]

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Borders Limit Freedom but Promote Liberty

Like all good libertarians, I hate waiting in government-mandated lines. Heck, you don’t even have to be a curmudgeonly libertarian to have unpleasant thoughts about the Post Office or Department of Motor Vehicles (not to mention the virtual lines that exist for people stuck on hold after calling the IRS or some other inefficient bureaucracy). […]

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Gadsden flag and the liberal-left’s politically-correct revisionist history

Left-wing Democrats have a well-established track record of rewriting history when the facts of the past conflict with their political agenda of the present — particularly when it comes to issues of sexual orientation and race. Harvey Milk, the first…

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My Presidential Choice

I periodically get asked who should be in the White House. Since I’m a policy wonk rather than a political pundit, I generally sidestep the question. Though it probably isn’t too hard to figure out my preference if you peruse what I’ve written about previous presidents. I’m a huge fan of both Ronald Reagan and […]

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Gay Mafia makes the First Amendment Defense Act necessary

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held hearings earlier this week on the First Amendment Defense Act, which was introduced a few months ago in the House of Representatives by Rep. Paul Labrador (R-ID) and by Senator Mike…

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