The Nobel Committee Redeems Itself

From its 2008 blunder of giving Barrack Obama the peace prize, this year's Nobel Prize in literature went to legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. While this may seem an odd choice, Dylan's lyrics have long been recognized as poetry. Dylan [...]

Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Don't Let The Post Office Raise Prices!

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition against the Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 5714), legislation introduced by House Government and Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz. Under the guise of postal "reform" this legislation would [...]

Fifteen Years Into the Afghan War, Do Americans Know the Truth?

Last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. There weren’t any victory parades or photo-ops with Afghanistan’s post-liberation leaders. That is because the war is ongoing. In [...]

As Iceland goes, so goes the world?

During the 2008 market meltdown, Iceland imposed capital controls on foreign investors in "offshore Krona funds" (Krona is Iceland's currency). Now Iceland's government has announced it is lifting the controls. So lovers of liberty should [...]

After Peres, Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

The death of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres last week marks the last of the Zionist “old guard” who successfully fought for a UN mandate to establish the state of Israel in what was formerly British Palestine. Much [...]

What To Expect in the Lame Duck: Obamacare Bailouts?

Passing legislation funding the government is not the only issue facing Congress when it returns for the "lame duck" session.  For example, Congress will also need to stop the Obamacare bailout. The law, which even Bill Clinton calls [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Repeal, Don't Reform The IMF

Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank held their annual meetings in DC. Since my invitation was lost in the mail, I'm not sure if the IMF's role in Iceland's backdoor theft of private capital via direct taxation and [...]

Liberty at the movies: Hell or High Water, Equity, Don't Breathe

Hell or High Water, Don't Breathe, and Equity are three "small" films that, while not pro-liberty or even explicitly political, cast an interesting look at life in the post-"great recession" era. Don't Breathe has (justifiably) become the [...]

What To Expect in the Lame Duck: More Spending

Congress has left DC to hit the campaign trail. Before leaving, the House and Senate rushed through a Continuing Resolution keeping the government open until December 9. The CR funds most government agencies at existing levels. It also [...]

Happy Coffee Day

One day late, but I did not get enough coffee... Yesterday was National Coffee Day, a day to celebrate the beloved beverage that gets so many of us going in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. While today coffee is such an [...]