Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-35B: The Blame Game

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon!  Have you noticed it is always easier to pin the blame on someone else than to take responsibility for your own actions?  Today’s news has a few examples of that. When faced with a crisis, … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-35A: Collapse, chaos, and corruption.

By Nathan Barton Good morning. In the UK, it appears that society is racing towards complete fragmentation and collapse.  No, not the upcoming vote on Scots independence (which seems more and more to likely be a sham),but the increasingly brutal … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34E: Military? Civilian? Does it matter?

By Nathan Barton War is not fun.  It may be exhilarating, it may be fulfilling for some, but it is death and destruction on a scale that is often difficult to comprehend. War is not good, even if necessary.  It … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34D: Bad day for too many.

by Nathan Barton Good morning, unless you are in most parts of the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe.  (A short commentary today, due to appointments and travel.) The Caliphate continues to fight and grow in Mesopotamia, it seems. USA … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34C: More stupidity and cruelty.

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  We usually fail to properly consider the impact of stupidity on human events and society.  Here are some great examples. Immigration and drought threaten California’s economy, according to an article published by NCPA.  Twelve percent … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34B: Terrorists

by Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Terrorism is in the eye of the beholder, but clearly the world is full of it, and terrorists. When I first read the headline of this article in The Nation, “How the War on Terror … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-34A: More Missouri Misery

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Some news items from last week to start the week off, so enjoy! This story is troubling on several fronts.  Police raided a church building in relation to the protests at Ferguson. Their reason (or … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33F: Blessings and curses

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  As things seem to spiral downward both at home and abroad, it never hurts to realize that we have many blessings.  So (at risk of ticking off people who do not believe) join me in … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-33E: Economics, the depressing science

by Nathan Barton Good morning.  Economics can be fun, if you enjoy getting depressed.  Too many downers for me.  Of course, those who are not blind can see the constant drum of bad news for most sectors of our economy, … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande Frontier (Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-33D)

By Nathan Barton While there is a lot going on in Missouri, California, and of course Ukraine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Nigeria, Liberia, and Canaan (Gaza), we should not forget that bad things are continuing to happen other places, and some good … Continue reading

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