Posts Tagged ‘ SOPA ’

May Day: Part II (Marx v. Washington)

May Day: Part II (Marx v. Washington)

The purpose of  last Wednesday’s events, like the marches and rallies staged on Cinco de Mayo, was to pressure elected officials in Washington D.C. into repeating the same disastrous mistakes of the past. In this case, a wholesale amnesty which would cost upwards of six trillion dollars in the coming decades. While most of...
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Hating Breitbart

Hating Breitbart

It’s been over a year since we lost Andrew Breitbart, although it seems much longer, and his departure is just as piercing today, as we confront an administration unencumbered by the rule of law, overseen by a politically neutered Congress, and whose actions are facilitated by a press whose slavish devotion to the left’s...
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Achieving Liberty

Achieving Liberty

One of the great things about Libertyfest-regardless of its faults-is that it brings together people who are willing to disagree with each other over substantive issues of political philosophy. It’s not a stage-managed affair crafted by its participants with the intent of obscuring differences and evading questions such as whence do rights derive, and how...
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The Politics Of Liberty

The Politics Of Liberty

The disembodied, suspended rock face you see above is probably the only redeeming feature of Work in Progress, the dreadful night club where  Libertyfest was held. Thankfully, the day overshadowed the venue. Mike Salvi, the Master of Ceremonies, did a capable job overseeing the proceedings, despite the unusual nature of the event and sporadic disruptions, gently...
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Manhattan Libertarianism

Manhattan Libertarianism

One of the problems with modern election campaigns is that the media tend to focus almost exclusively upon mainstream political candidates, which means men like Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Fortunately, the advent of the World Wide Web has allowed those with limited media exposure to disseminate their message to a much broader audience....
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Free the Tubes

Free the Tubes

Most of you are probably aware of the attempt by members of Congress, buttressed by millions of dollars in Hollywood lobbying, to retard what has been the greatest source of economic and creative innovation in this country in the past two decades. The misleadingly named Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), and its cousin, the...
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