Congressman John Culberson (R-TX) reports via Twitter that the Committee on House Administration of the US House of Representatives is considering classifying all content posted by members of the House on websites outside the house.gov domain to be official communications [PDF], which must “meet existing content rules and regulations”. Current rules require that content be […]
Given the choices we face this year for President, it’s likely we will get another tax-and-spend, civil-liberties-eroding, foreign-adventuring head of state. And even if we don’t, and Bob Barr is elected, he will still need a Libertarian Congress if he’s to get much done. If it Works… The Republican Contract with America is generally believed […]
Why do politicians think they get to decide what a skyline will “look like”? The arrogance is amazing.
“People simply do not realize the extent to which government is surveilling them.” This is the police-surveillance state you’ve been waiting for!
DownsizeDC reports that victory may yet be won on the FISA bill. All that’s needed is a Senator to filibuster and 41 votes. Remember, we were in a similar position with this issue back in Fall 2006, and again in February this year — defeat seemed certain — but we ended up pulling out a […]
In a missive straight out of Atlas Shrugged, Judge Ed Ludwig wants us to “designate oil companies as public utilities”. Don’t let the semantics confuse you. What he really advocates is price controls, blackmail and fascism. What’s Reasonable? A public utility regulated by the state or federal government, or the two working together, is entitled […]
The Partial Observer thinks the Libertarian and Constitution parties should merge, since either party could have nominated Ron Paul. “If both parties would have backed the same guy,” the author asks, “why have two parties?” The Non-Aggression Principle He succinctly answers his own question in the next paragraph. LP members tends to favor open immigration, […]
The Daily Green reports on fires in Guatemala’s Mayan Biosphere Reserve set by “narcoranchers” in order to open arable land for coca crops. While writer Dan Shapley would like to blame this problem on American drug habits he overlooks a couple of salient facts. This practice would not be necessary if coca and cocaine were […]
Montana weighs in on the DC vs Heller gun control case. [Montana Secretary of State Brad] Johnson’s letter argued that Montana’s agreement with the United States to enter the union included Montana’s constitution at the time, which guaranteed the right of “any person” to bear arms. He urged the Supreme Court to uphold an individual […]
There’s a good discussion going on over at Objectivist Living about the regulation of illegal drugs. Here’s what the OP has to say. I propose that individuals who use dangerous drugs in violation of the law not be penalized, but that it remain illegal to produce and sell dangerous, addictive drugs. I believe that allowing […]