This election cycle more than any other, I've noticed a distinct theme running through the parties. It's what I call the "hook" that they use to attract new members to the party and their candidates.
Former light heavyweight champion Ron Johnson scored a stunning victory in the boxing ring last night. The Libertarian Party’s own Ron Johnson faced off against contender Warren Brockie at the Fort Belknap Casino in Harlem, Montana.
Ron Johnson Scored a knockdown in Round 1, two knockdowns in Round 2, and 2 more knockdowns in Round 3. After Round 3’s second knockdown, the referee had seen enough punishment and called the fight off.Read more
Nevada Assistant State Controller Geoffrey Lawrence publicly announced he's leaving the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party. Lawrence made the announcement during a speech delivered at the recent Gary Johnson/Bill Weld rally in Reno. Geoffrey Lawrence is a big name in Nevada and his decision to switch parties carries a lot of clout. Apart from his public service position as Assistant State Controller, he is heavily involved with the Nevada Policy Research Institute and contributes to Nevada Business Magazine.Read more
In our last column, we explained that the financial collapse of 2007-08 was due much to collusion between private banks and government. Congressional mandates required lenders to issue mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them. Then, government agencies would purchase the faulty loans from the banks, thus relieving the banks of the risks.Read more
Sometimes Hollywood hits a home run.Read more
Every election cycle in recent memory, I've had to endure people trying to pressure me into voting for someone I don't believe in. I've heard several arguments for why I should ignore my own choice to vote for a candidate who didn't win me over by virtue of his/her own platform. Some of the most persistent include the following...Read more
“We learn from history that we learn nothing from history,” said Friedrich Hegel.Read more
We were again reminded this week that ignorance can breed misunderstanding and occasionally violence.Read more
What happened in Dallas 5 days ago is nothing short of a tragedy, an outrage, a black eye for America. Unfortunately, it's also one outrage following a series of other outrages in which people who did not deserve to die were murdered. Nothing will bring back those murdered officers, nor will it bring back the black men recently shot by police in Minnesota and Baton Rouge. The best that we as Libertarians can do is learn from Dallas. We owe it to the dead, police and civilian alike, to seriously reflect on this wave of violence plaguing our country.Read more