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Rand Paul: Blame ‘Hawks in Our Party’ for Creating ISIS - Robby Soave

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, Joe Scarborough asked Sen. Rand Paul to respond to Sen. Lindsey Graham’s contention that a restrained U.S. foreign policy has aided and abetted ISIS. 190 more words

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U.S. Capitalism Isn't a 'Free Market'

In 1970 country singer Lynn Anderson had a hit recording of a Joe South song that opened with the line: “I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden.” I often think of that song in connection with the libertarian philosophy. 129 more words

Politics

The death of free speech will lead to the rebirth of web anonymity

Brendan O’Neill recently wrote a good piece for Reason Magazine entitled ‘The Slow Death of Free Speech in Britain (America, You’re Next!)’ in which he highlights and discusses the desperate state of free speech in the UK. 1,313 more words

Society

18 spectacularly wrong apocalyptic predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, expect more this year

This is from the American Enterprise Institute.

Earth Day is celebrated onVladimir Ilyich Lenins birthday a coincidence, I think not.

In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “ 1,153 more words

The FBI Used to Have Integrity. Now Agents Lie, Cheat, and Break the Law. - Andrew Napolitano

Does the FBI manifest fidelity, bravery, and integrity, or does it cut constitutional corners in order to incriminate? Can the FBI cut the cable television lines to your house and then show up pretending to be the cable guy and install listening devices? 347 more words

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Don't tread on my Internet

Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet… 510 more words

Regulation

The Drug War, Not Terrorism, Brought Us Mass Surveillance - Scott Shackford

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Well, here’s a corker: Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are actually the source of our current domestic mass metadata collection madness, not the National Security Agency (NSA). 272 more words

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