The last decade and a half have been good to marijuana (or kind to bud, if you go for that kind of joke). More and more states have passed medical marijuana laws since California blazed the path way back in 1996, and just last year, Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. That was a dream come true for both proponents of legalization at the federal level and the long-suffering residents of Colorado, who have absolutely nothing else to do but smoke pot...Read more »
In a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.
It's a Vulcan mind-meld. It's the ultimate test to which any politician -- or political philosophy -- can be put.Read more »
In a world where horrible things often happen to good people, it's nice to hear those occasional stories about somebody who went above and beyond the call of duty to help someone in need. And then sometimes they get punished for it, because we're still living in that world, and sometimes karma just decides to take a holiday and leaves us to sort ourselves out.Read more »
Read MLK's 6 Steps of Nonviolent Social Change on the Anniversary of His Death
On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was just 39. To honor his memory, and his message of nonviolence, read (and implement!) these six steps to nonviolent conflict-resolution and social change based on his teachings.Read more »
EDITORIAL: Freedom’s just another word
Freedom means different things to each of us, but in New Jersey, California and New York, shrinking personal and economic freedom means shrinking population. In the decade since 2001, New York has lost 9 percent of its population, California 4.5 percent, and New Jersey 5.6 percent.
Under-30 voters are “the only age group in which a majority said the government should do more to fix problems,” the nonpartisan Pew Research Center reported in November. In a Pew survey a year earlier, more than 8 in 10 said they believed that Social Security and Medicare had been good for the country, and they were especially supportive of seeing the programs overhauled so they would be intact when they retire. (Young people were also more open than their elders to privatizing the programs.)Read more »
What is your personality type? Does your personality type make you more prone to seek liberty?Read more »
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 8 great fictional nonviolent superheroes:
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate a rare beast in fiction: nonviolent heroes.Read more »
A group called the Sandy Hook Truther movement has emerged from the dust and chaos over the past weeks to claim that the school shooting was all a staged event. One man, Gene Rosen, has been harassed by telephone, email and online by those who think he is lying about his actions, and is part of a conspiracy.Read more »
NFL Player Chris Kluwe on Being a Libertarian
The Minnesota Vikings punter discusses libertarianism, anarchism, Ayn Rand, empathy, and what he’d change about the U.S. government.
In September, Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe made the news for defending a fellow NFL player’s activism in support of gay marriage. Maryland State Delegate Emmett C. Burns sent a letter to the owner of the Balitmore Ravens demanding he do something to stop linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo from speaking out in favor of allowing gay couples in the state to have their marriages legally recognized.Read more »
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