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Cutting the Federal Budget, an Example: The Highway Trust Fund

As an advocate of cutting federal spending, people sometimes ask me exactly what I would cut to save money and lower the deficit. I have two standard answers to this question: 329 more words

Jack Heidel

Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized in America

The Rentboy raid exposes the government’s misplaced priorities on prostitution

Making sense of why federal authorities shut down the gay-escort website Rentboy.com on Tuesday has proven a difficult task, judging from The reaction in the media… 889 more words


Open a new Think Tank on Capitol Hill?

A 7 bedroom, 7 bath former dormitory for Appalachian State University’s semester in Washington program is for sale for just under $2 million.


Examiner.com will begin to impose more editorial control

Examiner.com just sent out this policy change to its local writers.  Many states and localities (Karl Dickey in south Florida, Garry Reed in Dallas) have “libertarian Examiners.” It’s easy to imagine the climate of Obama censorship created by FCC regulation of the internet and The Department of Justice subpoenas and ga orders against reason magazine and its readers being involved in this.   523 more words


Agree or Disagree?: Rand Paul Should Go Libertarian or Go Home - Nick Gillespie

A recent Los Angeles Times story by Lisa Mascaro argues that “After sagging in fundraising, Rand Paul 2.0 reboots campaign.” The thesis is that the Kentucky Republican is failing to gain traction with GOP conservatives and is consciously trying to re-align himself with libertarian-leaning voters. 426 more words


Reason magazine and the Gag Order

Here’s the Popehat blogger on the gag order against reason magazine

And here is a letter (google doxxed for your convenience) from Reason Foundation president David Nott on the situation.

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