Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian Commentary on the News, 01 SEP 2015, #15-35B: Stupidity

By Nathan Barton This strikes me as a stupid and an insanely criminal act: the Verge tells us that a 17-year-old has been sentenced to more than 11 YEARS in jail for running a Twitter account supportive of the Caliphate. … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 31 AUG 2015, #15-35A: Government failures highlighted

By Nathan Barton Last week’s crash of a classic jet fighter during an air show in England, killing a number of people on the A27, is far from the worst of problems for that highway, according to the Guardian.  Dozens … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 29 August 2014, #15-34D: Shrinking government to the size of its brain

by Nathan Barton Ben Carson, the MD turned candidate for Prez, has ticked off veterans groups who aren’t bothering to think very much. As reported in World Net Daily, Carson does not want to do away with medical care and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 28 August 2014, #15-34C: Evil AND STUPID

By Nathan Barton Evil seems to be a common theme for much of my recent commentary, both of government and of “private” organizations. The need to deal with evil, to address it and fight it, is more clear all the … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 26 August 2015, #15-34B: Crash

By Nathan Barton

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 24 August 2015, #15-34A: Fearmongering

By Nathan Barton Fearmongering or a victory for vaping? Even while some government agencies and studies, like the Student Science News claims that vaping leads to increased rates of smoking for teens, the Adam Smith Institute reports that Public Health … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 21 August 2015, #15-33e

By Nathan Barton Whoops! Am I missing something?  Or just stupid?  How does this work?  The UN is to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site, reports Yahoo News.  “Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 20 August 2015, #15-33d: civility and abuse and more

By Nathan Barton Islamic wars, to start with: Scott put me on to this one before it came up in the hourly news.  The Caliphate (ISIS), those wonderful followers of that old guy in Arabia from the 600s AD, have … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 19 August 2015, #15-33c: Government: evil AND criminal

By Nathan Barton People with more time and recent knowledge of statistics have demonstrated that the widely-published claim that more cops are killed “feloniously” in states with higher private gun ownership is bogus – poor science, as reported by Fox … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 18 AUG 15, #15-33b: Crime and government

By Nathan Barton Hmmm. What is going on? Business Insider reports that the latest reason for Wal-Mart profits dropping is increased theft from the big-box retail chain. No matter what is done, more and more people are stealing more and … Continue reading

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