Arpaio was Always an Asshole- Trump’s Ridiculous First Pardon

Trump’s Arpaio pardon raises several questions. The most important ones for once have easy answers, and have been covered elsewhere. Was Arpaio guilty? Of course he was. He not only admitted to willfully violating court orders, he openly bragged about it, including to the press. Should the law he broke have been a law at

First State-Wide REINS Act in the Nation Passes, We Talk to the Author

This month, Governor Walker of Wisconsin signed into law the first state-wide version of the REINS Act in the nation. It stands for Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny, but how does it work? What does it do exactly? We talked with Representative Adam Neylon, author of the bill, to find out. Liberty

Spotlight on a (l)ibertarian: Amy Hedtke

Project Veritas calls her a “citizen journalist”, or government watchdog. The article highlighting her that she likes the best calls her an “anarchist/Republican activist”, and at one point compares her to Marilyn Monroe. Originally, she was a “nice conservative home school mom”. She’s held some local positions, such as on a Parks Board and Library

Antifa’s Busy Year of Hate and Domestic Terrorism

Like most Americans- and most Republicans and Democrats- I oppose fascism and I oppose racism. If all one knew about Antifa was their name (short for anti-fascist), and their anti-racist roots, they might think that it was a common sense centrist group that the vast majority of the country, including myself, would sympathize with. As

Charlottesville Was Not About History, Federalism, “The Right”, or Southern Culture

This weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally that turned into a literal race riot in 2017 America, had it’s roots within the Charlottesville City Council’s decision to take down a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and the ensuing legal battle to preserve it. It may be true that there are rational arguments for preserving negative

Two Weeks of Nuclear Brinkmanship By Two Irrational Men

It’s been a hectic two weeks of dick-measuring and saber rattling between the leaders of two countries with nuclear arsenals. Whether they’ve been playing a complicated game of multi-dimensional chess, talking tough for domestic consumption, or merely making up for small stature or small… hands… it’s hard for the world to ignore the brinkmanship. The

Author of “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Memo Fired for Expressing Ideology

I, like many practical people, usually avoid assumptions if at all possible, preferring to research and apply honest questioning. I try to stay open to learning new things and the possibility that there may be valid points I haven’t even considered. This common philosophy often leads people to study and read more into subjects, even

Coercing Sanctuary Cities Using Tax Dollars: The New Anti-Federalism

The City of Chicago is asking a federal court to block implementation of a Department of Justice directive, which would place restrictions on it receiving federal tax money. It’s easy to see why Chicago would fight for every dollar. It’s billions of dollars in debt and growing, primarily from a pension debt that Moody’s rates

The Precedent of Words as Manslaughter: The Legality of Self-Ownership

Three years ago, a Massachusetts teen with horrendous eyebrows (and apparently a horrendous soul) encouraged another teen to kill himself via text messages. He did, and she was charged with a crime. But what crime? Negligence implies that one has a responsibility under law not to actively encourage suicide, and further requires proof that the

Will Trump Be The New “Most Transparent Administration In History”?

Since the end of WW2, the US government has used the Espionage Act to prosecute government workers who shared classified information with journalists thirteen times. Nine (69%) of those prosecutions were under Obama. At least, this is true as of the time POTUS DJT took office. How many do you think we’ll see under Trump?