Here’s the Problem With the FEC

Tuesday, in a move that surprises no one, House and Senate Democrats sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission to put in place stronger measures to stop foriegn entities from meddling in the U.S. election. Prompted by the revelation that Russians spent nearly $100,000 in ads on social media to promote the candidacy of... Continue Reading →

Germans Aren’t Very Happy We’re Here

A protest held yesterday outside the gates of Ramstein Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany was to protest the presence of U.S. military and the use of Predator drones in the Middle East, according to official releases by German authorities and military police. This is the second protest since the beginning of summer, where a... Continue Reading →

The National Flood Insurance Program is Massively in Debt

Watching the news of Houston breaks my heart; the loss of life, the loss of property, and the total devastation to a city that will take years to recover. The worst storm in our history has almost wiped Houston out completely. But for people relying on their insurance to recoup the cost of their home,... Continue Reading →

“Government Contract” Does Not Mean Free Market

I'm sitting here at 8 am with a fussy 3-week old because at 8:01am I am calling my phone/internet/cable provider on the minute they open so I can find out why I have lost service five times in the last two weeks and why my internet has been out for three days, while the company... Continue Reading →

This Isn’t Liberalism. This Isn’t Conservativism. This is War.

It is 10:30 p.m. Berlin time, but it is 4:30 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Someone just ran over a crowd, killing one and injuring nineteen others. More may die. The Governor has declared a state of emergency. Skirmishes and clashes have erupted in a town thirty minutes south from where I grew up. Tear gas cans... Continue Reading →

Seattle’s New Income Tax is a Terrible Idea

You may have missed recently that Seattle is planning a new personal income tax within it's city limits. The only problem? It’s the only income tax that will be collected in the entire state. Well, “only” in terms of taxes doesn’t really fit since there never seems to be “only” one problem when it comes to... Continue Reading →

The Trump/CNN Feud Should Disturb Us, But Not For the Reason You Think

I'm not going to insult the intelligence of anyone by claiming that you may have missed this. Let's face it: it's plastered everywhere. I'd rather not recount the numerous foolish things President Trump has said about any media that disagrees with him. I think I might crap a brick if I hear "fake news" one... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Abroad #7: Hong Kong and Self Governance

Finishing with our "Lessons from Abroad" series, I wanted to take a look at Hong Kong right now and the dispute with China. For the future, the biggest thing abroad for Libertarians is in Cuba with Jose Marti (Cuban Libertarian Party) and their fight for freedom, which is where our international focus should be right... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Abroad #6: Trump’s Embargo

Last week, President Trump, through executive order, has undone Obama-era measures to warm relations between Cuba and the United States. According to ABC, the Trump Administration "will begin strictly enforcing the exemptions that allow travel between the US and Cuba and prohibit commerce with Cuban businesses owned by the military and intelligence services." However, it is... Continue Reading →

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