Cliff Maloney: America is a Free-Speech Zone

Halloween was especially scary at many American colleges where college administrators threatened to call the police if a student dared to wear an "insensitive" costume. Other colleges issued "guidance" on politically correct costumes so broad [...]

Liberty at the Movies: Godzilla Resurgence

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) is the latest incarnation of everyone's favorite radioactive dinosaur, and the best political movie I have seen in some time. This Japanese-made film is currently showing around the country, but only for one [...]

What to expect in the Lame Duck? Internet Sales Taxes

The National Internet Sales Tax Moratorium is the type of issue that Congress loves to push off until the lame duck. After all, why vote on an issue that puts grassroots liberty activists against powerful special interests before a controversial [...]

Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” to a sudden halt. Philippine president [...]

Ron Paul Classic: The Myth of Fed Independence

Congratulations to Representative Scott Garret (NJ-05) for bringing up questions about how politics influences Federal Reserve policies (and whether the desire of one Fed governor to serve as Treasury Secretary in a Hillary Clinton administration [...]

Blame Government, Not Markets for Monopoly

When Time-Warner announced it planned to merge with another major communications firm, many feared the new company would exercise near-total monopoly power. These concerns led some to call for government action to block the merger in order to [...]

Classic Ron Paul: Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

Last week the goverment announced that social security recipients and veterans will get a .03% cost of living increase, which amounts to a whopping $5 a month. The low cost of living increase is justified by government statistics claiming to [...]

Happy Birthday Ralph Raico

Sunday was the 80th birthday of one of the "founding fathers" of the modern Libertarian movement, and a major influence on my own intellectual development, Ralph Racio. Ralph attended Mises' seminars in the late 40's and did graduate work [...]

Liberty at the movies: Halloween edition

This is the season for ghouls, witches and other monsters to be on the prowl...and in addition to the election, Halloween is just around the corner. So those of you who don't find the election significantly scary, or are looking for some pretend [...]

What to excpect in the Lame Duck: Cures and Creates?

In addition to spending increases and the Obamacare bailout, another issue that may come up in the Lame Duck is the "Cures Act". As I wrote when the Cures Act was passed in 2015, this bill: "...deals with federal funding for medical research. [...]