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Dumbing down? Or smartening up?

By Nathan Barton A commentary by Thomas Ascik, on CNS News, bemoans that five states are voting on outright legalizing cannabis for any use (including recreational) during this year’s election. He apparently attributes it, together with five more states voting … Continue reading

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Politics 2016: Early March Status Report: Government still won’t work

Libertarian Commentary #16-10B, by Nathan Barton In breaking news on Friday, Freedom’s Phoenix (publisher Libertarian Ernest Haycock) announced that Romney has declared to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that he is running for president, despite his claim (during his attack … Continue reading

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Politics 2016: Baker’s Dozen ™ Federal Ballot Issues (what-if)

by Nathan Barton As Jeffrey Tucker pointed out in a recent column, voters need to remember that when voting in federal elections, people are voting for (or against) PEOPLE and NOT on issues. That the people elected may make all … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 28 October 2015, #15-43C: The Big Lie Contest?

By Nathan Barton Is there some national or worldwide contest to see who can tell the biggest lies?  If so, we have a lot of entries this week.  Here are just a few. The bogus debate rages, with more bizarre … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 8 July 2015, #15-27C: Weapons, Naivity, and Rebellion

By Nathan Barton Weapons, weapons, everywhere!  What are we to do? Best places to carry concealed weapons?   The states, according to Guns and Ammo Magazine, are 1. Arizona, 2. Utah, 3. Alaska, 4. Wyoming, and 5. Florida.  I do not … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #15-20A: This and that

By Nathan Barton After a very lengthy illness and hiatus in this commentary, I am attempting to resume it at least part time! According to Libertytalk.fm two of the Silk Road lead investigators who brought down the supposed Dread Pirate … Continue reading

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Stupidity Epidemic: Fresh Outbreaks (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-44F)

By Nathan Barton Today, for the weekend, we will look at how stupidity is epidemic in these Fifty States, while we worry about silly things like Ebola and B85 and flu epidemics and elections. In New Hampshire, it is now … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-44E: End of the work week, this and that

By Nathan Barton Well, good morning again!  Friday is here, maybe… Lots of things to talk about. Next up: The zombie Congress! Former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who heads the conservative Heritage Foundation, is among those worried about House and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-44D: This and that

By Nathan Barton Good morning! The latest abuse by cops comes when a two men (driver and passenger) caught in a DUI checkpoint (and found to be sober) have had their computers and other possessions searched (with a warrant, thanks … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-44C: Life and Death

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  Whew.  That stuff is over for at least, what, a couple of months before the 2016 election campaigns start? Getting a dozen e-mails a day from campaigns that somehow mined our e-mail addresses, probably from … Continue reading

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