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Obamized again!

January 26, 2015
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Andre Vltchek  

"The Dude did it to me again! As my scheduled Air India flight from Kochi, Kerala, was attempting to make its final approach to Indira Gandhi International Airport, his much bigger horse, Air Force 1, was heading towards the nearby base. It was exactly 10 o’clock in the morning. My eyes were infected after catching some mysterious bug, as I was told, a common Kerala disease. I was exhausted after writing countless essays (some directly related to the Dude), and what was ahead of me was yet another flight, this time to battered Srinagar in Kashmir. But the Dude's flying horse had priority. It always has!" (01/26/15)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/26/obamized-again/  

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A new idea for tax fairness online

January 26, 2015
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Competitive Enterprise Institute Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Jessica Melugin  

"The misleadingly named Marketplace Fairness Act died a quiet death during the House of Representatives’ lame-duck session, but is it really the end? What does the new year and the new Congress have in store for the Internet sales tax debate? If recent experience is any guide, MFA supporters will be back to try again. Many MFA supporters correctly point out that the current system creates inequities in the way brick-and-mortar and remote sellers are treated. But their proposed cure would be worse than the disease. To understand why, let’s consider what the nation just avoided." (01/25/15)

https://cei.org/content/new-idea-tax-fairness-online  

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GOP deflate gate

January 26, 2015
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The Cagle Post
by Nate Beeler  

Cartoon. (01/24/15)

http://www.cagle.com/2015/01/gop-deflate-gate/  

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National School Choice Week starts today!

January 26, 2015
posted by

Vicki Alger Independent Institute
by Vicki Alger  

"This week more than 11,000 events will be held nationwide in celebration of school choice. Also, for the first time ever, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing January 25-30, 2015, as National School Choice Week to help improve awareness of the benefits of greater opportunities in education. More than 100 governors, mayors, and county leaders are also expected to pass similar resolutions. It is interesting to note that while more and more states are abandoning the DC-driven Common Core ship, new and expanded parental choice programs are proliferating." (01/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/kzou4nf  

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Note to GOP: Talking about raising taxes is a bad idea

January 26, 2015
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Marita Noon Heartland Institute
by Marita Noon  

"What are the Republicans thinking? Coming right out of the gate, at the start of the new GOP-controlled Congress, they began talking about the crazy idea of increasing the gasoline tax. It has little chance of passing, yet can easily taint the party with a tax-raising reputation." (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pd8aer5  

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Disappointment

January 26, 2015
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Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal  

"I am feeling a lot of disappointment. I am disappointed when someone who knows better does wrong. I put no one on a pedestal, so any individual's actions don't pull the rug out from under me. But I am still disappointed. That disappointment is magnified exponentially when the response from people who also know better is to start chanting for revenge, punishment, and other evils which form the very foundation of The State and are antithetical to justice. Like a pack of dogs when one falls, they lose their minds and pile on, to tear the fallen dog to shreds, not really caring who else gets hurt in the free for all." (01/26/15)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2015/01/disappointment.html  

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Stop ObamaCare in Ohio!

January 26, 2015
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Campaign For Liberty Campaign For Liberty
by Heather_D  

"The 2014 elections have thankfully come to an end. But what will happen to your liberty now that the newly elected are sworn in to office? Regardless of what the outcome was for the candidates in your area, you can most certainly count on the horse-trading and backroom deals to continue. You see, politicians count on you to stop paying attention once an election is over." (01/26/15)

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/stop-obamacare-ohio  

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The Libertarian Angle, 01/26/15

January 26, 2015
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Future of Freedom Foundation Future of Freedom Foundation
by  

"Each week, FFF president Jacob Hornberger and FFF vice president Sheldon Richman discuss the hot topics of the day. This week: the hit movie American Sniper." [Flash audio or MP3] (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/k595kwb  

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Pro-choice AND pro-free speech: Say no to buffer zones

January 26, 2015
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spiked spiked
by Wendy Kaminer  

"Do anti-abortion protesters have a right to congregate outside the entrances to abortion clinics and express strident opposition to abortion? Do women seeking abortion have a right to unimpeded clinic access? If you answer yes to both of these questions, as I do, should you support or oppose buffer zones banning protests outside clinic entrances? That depends on how you define unimpeded access." (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lh8uvvs  

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The age of redefinition

January 26, 2015
posted by

Liberty Unbound Liberty Unbound
by Stephen Cox  

"On the evening of January 20, when President Obama started the delivery of his state of the union address, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg rapidly, and very appropriately, fell asleep. Some of the other justices looked as if they were ready to drop off too. I'm sure that most of the television audience, unburdened by protocol, went all the way to dreamland. The irritating thing was that stories about Ginsburg's snooze -- which was the only important event of the evening -- were headlined and teased with words like these: '81-Year-Old Justice Caught Nodding Off.' If you still need to be convinced about liberal bias in journalism, ask yourself how many stories on Ginsburg's far-left opinions have been headlined with a reference to her age. '81-Year-Old Justice Opines Again?' No, no chance of that. Write a bizarre legal document? An act of courage. Fall asleep during a boring, pointless speech? Senility." (01/25/15)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1364  

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The Secret Life of Hillary Clinton

January 26, 2015
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LewRockwell.com
by John V Walsh  

"'We're going in!' The Envoy's voice had the sting of a cold wind cutting across the taiga. Ratta. Tatta Tat. The plane out of Ramstein was pelted with a bararage of fire as it descended into Tuzla Air Base in Bosnia. Ratta Tatta Tat. One piece of shrapnel pierced the window next to the Envoys seat. She was calm. 'We can't make it ma'am. There's even heavier fire below.' 'That was an order, Major Fenton.' She was even cooler than her voice in the midst of the panic around her. 'I'm going up front.' Bursting into the cockpit she took the controls and put the plane into a steep dive, getting it below the barrage of bullets." [satire] (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/k3syn4n  

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Free Thoughts Podcast, 01/26/15

January 26, 2015
posted by

Libertarianism.org Libertarianism.org
by  

"Mark Calabria joins us for a discussion on federal housing policy and homeownership in America. What political forces helped create our modern housing policy?" [Flash audio or MP3] (01/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/m8estp8  

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What are libertarians out to accomplish?

January 26, 2015
posted by

Sheldon Richman Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman  

"Branden’s observation about the use of words that nonlibertarians don't understand is important. Among ourselves, 'statist' is the severest term of condemnation. But who else gets that? We need to pay more attention to what we say. For example, when we talk about decentralizing power, which of course is a good thing, we must not forget that many people reasonably associate local authority with slavery, Jim Crow, and lynching with impunity, and central authority with the abolition of those evils. That doesn't mean we should abandon the idea, only that we should think carefully about how we explain it. Let's make sure people hear what we say. If our goal is to persuade others of the value of freedom, it's a mistake to assume that any confusion is the listener's problem. It's our problem." (01/23/15)

http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/libertarians-accomplish/  

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Are you good enough for freedom?

January 26, 2015
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The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith  

"I saw a bumper sticker being advertised the other day, meant for the time when Barack Obama finally leaves office, that simply said "The End Of An Error". Although I fully appreciate and heartily sympathize with the sentiment, I fundamentally disagree with it. One only needs a glance at the platter of evil, stupid, and insane choices that the Republican Party plans to offer the American public in the next general election, to realize that they are the political equivalent of Michelle Obama's school lunches, boring. insipid, and unsavory. In my despair, a thought struck me that I have resisted all of my life. I do not believe in elites." (01/25/15)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2015/tle806-20150125-02.html  

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The rampant oppression of children

January 26, 2015
posted by

Christine Smith Christine Smith's Blog
by Christine Smith  

"Few children escape the horrors of this so called civilized society with its false premises and demands inflicted upon children from the start ... and without a loving (freedom based) family, where does a child turn but to one of either two paths: 1. Rebellion or 2. Acceptance. Most, choose number two and thus the pathetic sorry excuses of families we see, pathetic excuses of men and women, pathetic excuses of human beings ... as for those who rebel -- we find a combination of asocial and antisocial behaviors -- which in the end suffer the rebel but also (and sometimes quite significantly) those who either directly or indirectly harmed said child. The anger and rage may be displaced toward those seemingly not a part of his life, but nonetheless, I view all who condone this sick society as responsible." (01/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mo69fus  

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No free lunch, no free college

January 26, 2015
posted by

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Cory Massimino  

"While the government has attempted to make college more affordable, the actual policies have done the exact opposite. The endless trough of financial aid artificially increases the demand for college without increasing the supply. Did the notion that more demand without more supply leads to higher prices ever occur to Obama? Or did he just sleep through his economics classes? His plan to provide even more subsidies to the already over subsidized college industry is like ... well it’s like the government stubbornly throwing money at a sector of the economy and expecting it to help consumers. There is no other comparison because it is the stupidest, most widespread economic policy that plagued America for 150 years." (01/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/olaxefz  

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The KN@PP Stir Podcast, 01/25/15

January 26, 2015
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The KN@PP Stir The KN@PP Stir Podcast
by  

"In this episode: Fifteen minutes of discussion of 'The Brad Spangler Affair' by a guy who's had maybe eight hours of sleep in the last 60 hours. You won't enjoy this podcast, so feel free to not listen to it. Trigger warning: Non-graphic discussion of child molestation." [Flash audio or MP3] (01/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/kmuvm45  

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Democrats: Listen To Senator Whitehouse on education

January 26, 2015
posted by

Jeff Bryant Our Future
by Jeff Bryant  

"A curious thing happened this week on Capital Hill: A politician said something about education that made sense. The 'something' didn’t come from President Obama. In the president’s annual State of the Union address, 'K-12 policy largely took a back seat,' Education Week’s Alyson Klein observed. Indeed, the issue was barely in the car. ... The sensible message came out in a Senate committee hearing the next day. The hearing was conducted by the Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions, and the subject at hand was 'Fixing No Child Left Behind: Testing and Accountability.'" (01/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/oxe6qu2  

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Games road pirates play

January 26, 2015
posted by

William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate
by William Norman Grigg  

"David Conner, a 43-year-old resident of Redding, California, will spend at least three years in a government cage in Idaho because a State Trooper in Oregon spied an open can of Monster energy drink in Conner's rental car. The presence of that foul but perfectly legal concoction, Trooper Ryan Mills insisted, is an 'indicator' of criminal activity. The trooper also considered it suspicious that Conner was making a long trip in a rented car during the middle of the week. Owing to his 'experience and training,' Mills insisted during his January 22nd testimony in Conner's trial, he simply knew that Conner 'wasn't just driving to grandma's house.'" (02/26/15)

http://tinyurl.com/l8c9s3l  

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“Former libertarian” rages against Libertarian Party “terrorists”

January 26, 2015
posted by

Garry Reed Dallas Libertarian Examiner
by Garry Reed  

"Just what gave Hamilton such a stark raving hate-on for the LP? In his own words: 'I fell victim to the persuasive tactics used in order to get me away from the Republican Party to become a member, and eventually a Congressional candidate, of the Libertarian Party.' If he misunderstood libertarianism that's on him; if he was purposely defrauded about libertarianism he has every right to strike back at the people he thinks defrauded him. But he actually gives his own game away when he reports this: 'I have gone back to the Republican Party.'" (01/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/ljdgrkz  

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Slandering Ron Paul

January 26, 2015
posted by

Justin Raimondo Antiwar.com
by Justin Raimondo  

"In the midst of his polemic against Ron Paul and the concept of 'blowback' as the progenitor of Islamist terrorism, Kevin D. Williamson, writing in National Review Online, avers I'm 'an intelligent man' -- but after reading his jeremiad, I'm not sure I can return the compliment." (01/26/15)

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/01/25/slandering-ron-paul/  

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Libertarian Question Time, 01/25/15

January 26, 2015
posted by

Libertarian Alliance Libertarian Alliance
by  

"The following is the first episode of the Libertarian Alliance’s new online debate series. This pilot episode lasts approximately 30 minutes." [Flash audio] (01/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lvqs94f  

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“Capital punishment” is murder. Here’s why

January 26, 2015
posted by

Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal  

"The reason a State death penalty is murder seems to be lost on some people. Killing someone who is currently attacking or violating private property is not murder. It is self defense. If self defense fails and the victim is murdered, it is still OK -- or wonderful, even -- if the attacker is killed at the time and place of the attack by a bystander since the assumption that everyone around is still in mortal danger would be reasonable. If no one happened to be there to kill the attacker at the scene, killing him is then off the table, ethically. Killing that same person later -- when they are no longer an imminent threat -- is a revenge murder." (01/24/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lp8uzze  

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Day out of days

January 26, 2015
posted by

J. Neil Schulman J Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J Neil Schulman  

"The old phrase 'feels like someone’s walking on my grave' came to mind in the past 48 hours when I read news about the writer/director of an indie film in production, Gray State, being found dead in his home, along with his wife and five-year-old daughter, in what local Minnesota police are calling 'suspicious circumstances.' The physical circumstances in which David Crowley and his family were found dead, apparently undiscovered for weeks, suggests David Crowley of Apple Valley, MN, murdered his wife and daughter then took his own life." (01/23/15)

http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2015/01/day-out-of-days/  

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Ukraine ceasefire: A farce, with Putin the author

January 26, 2015
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Reuters Reuters
by Lucian Kim  

"On Sunday morning I took part in a panel discussion on relations between Russia and the European Union. As the rest of Berlin was still getting out of bed, more than a hundred people turned up for the event, mostly elderly Germans who will never forget the trauma and shame of World War II. One after another, members of the audience stood up, calling for a return to 'the politics of peace,' to compromise, and to dialogue. Nobody in Europe wants war, I replied, surprised that such words even needed pronouncing." (01/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o8d8akj  

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