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Current Columns and Articles

2011-12-20
Feature Article
Advice for Caucus Goers 
   There are two ballots. Only one counts. Don't get distracted.
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2011-07-30
Opinions
07-30-2011 
Credit Suisse Predicts Happier Consumers if US Government Defaults 
   Zurich-based Credit Suisse wails and gnashes teeth at the prospect of dollar holders seeing a 50% rise in purchasing power.
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2011-06-23
Magazine Article  •  Activism
Las Vegas Meetup Hits the Boards for Ron Paul
by Brock Lorber
“Never underestimate the power of 80 mph winds,” Jim Cullen told us on the first visit to the Desert Star Ranch, co-owned with his brother Jeff.
2011-06-03
Feature Article
Gary Johnson Excluded from NH Debate 
   Apparently, the powers-that-be in the mainstream media do not want Americans to hear from the man who has been called “the most dangerous politician in America.”
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2011-05-27
Magazine Article  •  Techno Gadgets
Agorists Field Exciting New Disruptive Technologies
by Brock Lorber
True to their motto of “Agora! Anarchy! Action!” agorists specifically, and CypherPunks in general, have been furiously creating secure, resilient, pseudonymous (and even anonymous) communications and transactions systems.
2011-05-13
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Help Each Other...Not Politicians. 
   You could waste your time, energy, and money on politics, or you could get things done!
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2011-04-15
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Agorist Radio 
   Second Realm pirate radio
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2011-04-12
Opinions
04-12-2011 
Oregon Supreme Court Highlights “Drug Dog” Woo 
   In establishing a standard for trial courts in determining “drug dog” reliability for search PC, the Oregon supremes throw science and common sense out the window.
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2011-02-15
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Wikileaks News & Views Blog 
   For more than 11 weeks, Greg Mitchell has been liveblogging Wikileaks releases and all things Wikileaks. Updated regularly throughout every day.
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2011-02-10
Feature Article
Real American Hero " The Grocer 
   The grocer, a Real American Hero, is the public face of a long line of millions of strangers from around the world who, pursuing their own self interests, truly enable the American standard of living.
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2011-01-30
Opinions
01-30-2011 
This Leaderless Uprising has been Tremendous, but... 
   Egyptian politicians jump in front of the people's parade, but Obama hasn't granted Mubarak permission to flee.
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2011-01-29
Opinions
01-29-2011 
Five Stages of Regime Change 
   The treadmill of revolution goes round and round.
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2011-01-13
Opinions
01-13-2011 
The Most Dangerous Word in Any Language 
   We.
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2011-01-11
Opinions
01-11-2011 
Response of the Political Class to Tucson Incident is Correct as Far as It Goes 
   Government officials must be protected from the fetid peasantry that seeks only to harm their persons and reputations. For the safety of all, we must pull out all the stops.
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2011-01-08
Opinions
01-08-2011 
Carabinieri in California 
   Americans will see military police roaming its streets. At least, Matthew Yglesias hopes so.
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2011-01-05
Feature Article
Simple Interest 
   Advice for tax filers and parents about refund anticipation loans.
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2011-01-01
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Agora I/O: the agorist unconference 
   An online un-conference organized using anarchist, agorist and free market principles where you can build relationships, up your agorism game, have a blast and expand your mind.
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2010-12-11
Feature Article
Ice, Ice Baby! 
   Ed Vallejo's "chemtrail" video gives us the perfect opportunity to break out the upper air analysis charts. Skew-T like you've never seen them!
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2010-12-08
Feature Article
Anonymous Targeting Financial Services Companies Over Wikileaks 
   Anonymous takes down visa.com in 16 minutes with the Low Orbit Ion Cannon. The new target is PayPal.com
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2010-12-05
Feature Article
The Cloud " One Big Single Point of Failure 
   Why Wikileaks and Amazon should be the topic de jure at every boardroom table.
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2010-11-13
Opinions
11-13-2010 
The Real Reasons Prop 19 Failed 
   Why did California's ballot measure to tax and regulate cannabis fail? The taxes and regulations, of course.
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2010-11-03
Opinions
11-03-2010 
Post-2010 Election America 
   That was a lot of time, energy, animosity, and money. Let's see what all this anti-establishment fervor bought you.
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2010-10-31
Opinions
10-31-2010 
Erie-ly Identical 
   The Erie, PA sheriff is “upset” that a debt collector is horning in on the scam his office has run “since the beginning of the United States”.
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2010-10-19
Opinions
10-19-2010 
Ad Urges Rational Behavior " Politicos in a Snit 
   A television ad paid for by “Latinos for Reform” urges people to throw away their battered wife syndrome ways. Not surprisingly, political cheerleaders are upset.
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2010-10-15
Opinions
10-15-2010 
California Sheriff Taking Political Prisoners, Intimidating Voters Ahead of Ballot Measures 
   Santa Barbara Sheriff, Bill Brown, is conducting raids on dispensaries and grow houses in Santa Barbara and San Diego counties ahead of votes on Prop 19 and Measure T.
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2010-10-01
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Oppose Prop 19 
   Keep the status quo. Join with Rep. Lamar Smith, other self-interested politicians, a large percentage of law enforcement, prison guards, the liquor industry, Mexican cartels, and thousands of drug dealers in opposing Prop 19.
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2010-08-27
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The Pocket Subversion Edition: Spooner’s The Constitution of No Authority 
   C4SS has the perfect response tool for all of those conservatives handing out pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution. It’s a handy pocket version of Lysander Spooner’s classic critique (evisceration, really) of the U.S. Constitution.
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2010-08-24
Opinions
08-24-2010 
Talk About Missing the Object Lesson 
   NRO's Jason Lee Stoerts looks into an Ayn Rand train wreck and sees himself staring back.
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2010-08-20
Opinions
08-20-2010 
Is the Second Realm Necessary? 
   Is the creation of Temporary Autonomous Zones, securing them against thieves and infiltration, and induction of a new art and culture necessary? It depends on who you ask.
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2010-06-22
Feature Article
Obama Warns Insurers - El Diablo Remix 
   Reuters and The New York Times take on the Presidents' efforts to combat economic law.
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2010-05-04
Feature Article
1965 Movie: "The Raw Ones" 
   1965's version of the "Philosophy of Liberty" in the context of social nudity, expression, censorship, and acceptance.
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2010-04-22
Feature Article
Smashing the State for Fun and Profit Since 1969 
   [Because Ernie asked, "who is Samuel E. Konkin, III?"] A 2002 interview with SEK3 on the history of libertarianism, the LP, the libertarian left, agorism and his own involvement stretching back to the Young Americans for Freedom.
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2010-04-20
Opinions
04-20-2010 
Conflict Resolution 
   You can't resolve conflicts through violence or violence-by-proxy at the ballot box.
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2010-03-31
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Teabonics - a Flickr Set 
   These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature "creative" spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language shall be known as "Teabonics."
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2010-02-28
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Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op 
   Use collective purchasing to get high quality food at prices usually reserved for grocery stores and restaurants. Save money while you work together co-operatively within your community.
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2010-02-19
Opinions
02-19-2010 
Demagoguery of Violence 
   Defending and applauding violence paints you in an indefensible corner.
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2010-02-04
Opinions
02-04-2010 
Ahmadinejad Calls the War Party Bluff...Again 
   The Obama administration faces their own John Bolton moment as Ahmadinejad agrees to nuclear enrichment scheme.
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2010-01-22
Opinions
01-22-2010 
Body Scanners vs. Calculators 
   Debate privacy and security all you want, without knowing the efficacy of the security system, it's all quacking.
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2010-01-17
Feature Article
Tonight, on "When Slaves Attack" 
   One of Manchester, New Hampshire's finest finds out the hard way what happens when the master's agent goes soft on a dope-smoking hippy.
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2009-12-26
Feature Article
Behind the Showman's Curtain 
   Combining psychic cold-reading techniques with rhetorical illusions, info-tainer Alex Jones conjures the bogeyman.
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2009-12-03
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Free E-Book: The Authoritarians 
   University of Manitoba professor Bob Altemeyer distills his decades of research into authoritarians and authoritarian followers in a fast, entertaining read.
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2009-12-02
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US vs John Lennon 
   Preview before you buy, "The US vs John Lennon"
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2009-11-30
Feature Article
Coconut-Crusted Salmon will be Served in the First Class Cabin 
   The trip from bare subsistence to Boeing began with a simple, but evolutionary discovery.
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2009-11-16
Opinions
11-16-2009 
An Appreciation of Exemplary Propaganda 
   "Net neutrality" is the shoot-to-kill justification advocates want to use against owners of private property for the crime of slowing electrons. You have to admire propaganda that makes it seem reasonable, and your idea.
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2009-11-11
Opinions
11-11-2009 
Don't Start the Revolution if Stephen Gordon Knows About It 
   Is calling the FBI snitch line the Libertarian solution?
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2009-11-05
Opinions
11-05-2009 
Violent Promotion of Incompetence 
   Requiring violent suppression of your would-be competitors through licensing is a sad assessment of your skills.
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2009-10-27
Feature Article
NV Republicans Set Date to Count Convention Ballots 
   Ballots from the aborted 2008 Nevada Republican Convention will be counted on Friday, October 30.
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2009-10-26
Opinions
10-26-2009 
Harry Browne on Net Neutrality 
   Do advocates really want to threaten violence against people who slow the movement of electrons through wires and computers they own?
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2009-10-19
Feature Article
Ex-NV GOP Chair Seeks US Senate 
   Sue Lowden is banking on short memories in her bid to take the place of Harry Reid as a senator from Nevada.
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2009-10-19
Feature Article
Brian Sandoval: Politics in the Internet Age 
   Brian Sandoval is running for Nevada governor. And, you should join him, because he's running for Nevada governor.
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2009-10-13
Feature Article
Correct Thinking by Prester John 
   If these ideas interest you, then you must find out if they are true, and you can only do that by testing the ideas yourself. Intimidation is your enemy, and serves only to shut down your mind.
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2009-10-12
Feature Article
Reality is Difficult by Prester John 
   Simple explanations, especially of problems, have frequently led to scapegoating, and sometimes to genocide. Life is complicated and uncertain.
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2009-10-11
Feature Article
The Allegory of the Swamp by Prester John 
   Almost all of the great social arguments of our time revolve around organizing life in the swamp for maximum survival. But there is a far simpler, more elegant answer: Leave the swamp.
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2009-10-11
Feature Article
The Gospel of Radicalism by Prester John 
   Rationalize anything you want, but most people are living in ways that will be pitied by future generations. The fashion of this world will pass away. And it will not be missed.
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2009-10-07
Feature Article
2nd Annual Living Without Borders / Viviendo Sin Fronteras encuentro 
   The 2nd annual Living Without Borders encuentro will be held from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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2009-10-06
Feature Article
Free E-book: A Lodging of Wayfaring Men 
   The story of freedom-seekers who create an alternative society on the Internet - a virtual society, with no possibility of oversight or control. It grows so fast that governments and “leaders” are terrified, and fight to co-opt this cyber-society.
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2009-09-24
Opinions
09-24-2009 
Brock's Corollary and the Dumpster Torpedo 
   Riot police clash with protesters at the epicenter of economic illiteracy.
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2009-09-23
Feature Article
Afghanistan 
   The premier life-fulfillment community for your empire.
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2009-09-23
Feature Article
Afghanistan 
   The premier life-fulfillment community for your empire.
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2009-09-10
Opinions
09-10-2009 
NV Republicrats Attack NV Demublicans 
   The Nevada state party has filed a complaint against a member of the Nevada state party with the Nevada state party.

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2009-09-05
Reference Link
Unfilmed, Abandoned “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” Script 
   Tim Minear's (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) movie script for Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.” [I'll be in my bunk]

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2009-09-04
Opinions
09-04-2009 
Better Ignorance? 
   Parents, concerned that the sight of a God-King will turn their snowflakes into pyramid-building automatons, are threatening to keep them home from government indoctrination camp.  What are they afraid of?

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2009-09-01
Reference Link
DHS Policy: Photography of Federal Owned and Leased Facilities 
   2004 letter from the Department of Homeland Security regarding photography and federal buildings. I've not seen this policy posted online before, but it's the most recent official guidance any federal security force has regarding photography.

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2009-08-30
Opinions
08-30-2009 
Market-Based Intolerance of Tyranny 
   Rather than waiting around for that perfect opportunity to emulate statist violence, take direct, market-based action today to de-legitimize the state. 
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2009-08-26
Feature Article
How to Build a Stateless Trading and Referral Network 
   Boost your business and your activism with no begging, no favors, and no debt, just an intriguing and powerful approach to giving and getting solid referrals. 
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2009-08-25
Opinions
08-25-2009 
Ignoring the State for Fun and Profit 
   By structuring economic transactions to specifically disregard the state, you can reduce costs and pocket the savings. 
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2009-08-23
Opinions
08-23-2009 
Beyond Red Pills and Blue Pills 
   Would you build the machine? 
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2009-08-23
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five point lede 
   Who? Thomas L. Knapp. What?  Just the facts. Where? five-point-lede.info When? Now. Why? Because you shouldn't have to wade through two pages of search engine results and ten column inches of background, analysis and innuendo to learn those basic facts.
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2009-08-21
Feature Article
The Chris-n-Ernie Stunt was so Successful, Obama Showed Up 
   This story is like a never-ending madlib that just gets more surreal as time goes on. 
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2009-08-20
Opinions
08-20-2009 
The Fundamental Delusion 
   From the seat of national power in the United States, now comes the proclamation, "Government is NOT Force".  Ridiculous. 
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2009-08-18
Opinions
08-18-2009 
Stop Me Before I Swear Again! 
   Why are some of the planet's biggest cheerleaders for violence scared of a single gun?  Because it's visible. 
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2009-08-07
Opinions
08-07-2009 
What's Your Plan B? 
   Can it be non-violent? 
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2009-08-07
Opinions
08-07-2009 
Peter Schiff " Not so Crash Proof 
   If Schiff is serious about switching careers [why?], he's going to have to rediscover his message, or have a long, expensive 18 months ahead of him. 
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2009-08-04
Feature Article
"Filet for Turds" Program Wildly Successful 
  

A Las Vegas man was surprised, but delighted, at the overwhelming success of his plan to feed filet mignon to local pooches. “I'm sitting on a goldmine of poop!”

 

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2009-08-03
Feature Article
The Propaganda Fork Revisited 
   As emotions run high and the costs of communication continue to decrease, now is as good a time as any to renew familiarity with a tool to separate the wheat from the chaff. 
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2009-07-30
Feature Article
ABC News' Pro-Government Medicine Propaganda Machine 
   Liberty Conspiracy's Gardner Goldsmith documents ABC's coordinated campaign to push socialized medicine.
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2009-07-29
Opinions
07-29-2009 
The State of Perpetual Emergency 
   As if by popular declaration the world is crashing down around you, but a simple question comes to mind.  Does everything have to be an emergency? 
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2009-07-26
Feature Article
Federal Medicine Machinations 
   Gardner Goldsmith offers his study of the economic history of government regulations forcing health insurance companies to issue policies regardless of the risks the clients pose due to their age or pre-existing conditions.
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2009-07-23
Feature Article
Update: Motor Home Diaries Crew Detained at Canadian Border 
   Crew detained over 3 hours.  Canadian agents searched MARV for pornography and "heinous propoganda", deleted video, and seized laptops.  Crew accused of "spreading misinformation" and denied entry to Canada.   Pete and Jason are back in the USSA!
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2009-07-20
Opinions
07-20-2009 
Treasury / SIGTARP Nonsense 
   The SIGTARP report and Treasury responses are smoke screens.  Do not be distracted by the pretty lights. 
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2009-07-11
Opinions
07-11-2009 
Brave, Noble, Murderous Calderon 
   San Diego Union-Tribune columnist, Ruben Navarrette Jr., thinks 10,000 dead and climbing in Calderon's horrific civil war is just peachy.
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2009-06-29
Opinions
06-29-2009 
HR1207 and the Law of Unintended Consequences 
   Ron Paul's popular Audit the Fed bill may already be exhibiting the unintended consequence of strengthening the Federal Reserve. 
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2009-06-24
Opinions
06-24-2009 
Prohibition vs. Tax & Regulate " All Wrong Again 
   The UNODC World Drug Report 2009, to be released today, acknowledges the traction gained by the tax & regulate crowd.  As usual, the propaganda is stunning.
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2009-06-22
Feature Article
Should You Deal on the Black Market? 
   Sure.  If you want to have a bigger, more tyrannical state. 
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2009-06-17
Feature Article
You Can't Eat Silver 
   But, you can buy food with it.

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2009-06-15
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Alongside Night - Free! 
   Ron Paul: “J. Neil Schulman’s Alongside Night may be even more relevant today than it was in 1979. Hopefully, the special thirtieth anniversary edition of this landmark work of libertarian science fiction will inspire a new generation of readers to learn more about the ideas of liberty and become active in the freedom movement.” --Congressman Ron Paul 
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2009-06-13
Opinions
06-13-2009 
Air Pirates in Long Beach 
  
On May 22, a general aviation aircraft was hijacked by heavily-armed men in Long Beach, CA and it's not an isolated incident. 

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2009-06-11
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06-11-2009 
Pearce Anti-Immigrant Amendment Attacks You! 
  
Mesa Senator, Russell Pearce, slipped an amendment into an appropriations bill declaring you and your property his to play with.

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2009-05-28
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05-28-2009 
Cannabis Tax & Deregulation " Cutting out the Middle Man 
   El Paso's doing it. The Governator's doing it. Barney Franks is doing it. They're all talking about talking about ending their public-private partnership with drug cartels and bringing distribution in-house.
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2009-05-26
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Puerto Rico - Still Part of the USA 
   Just in case there's an NPR intern on the FP mailing list, you may want to alert your news desk.
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2009-05-15
Feature Article
A Sinking Feeling 
   The archipelago nation of Tuvalu is in danger of being lost to the sea. You can't stop it, but you can (and will) pay for it.
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2009-04-29
Feature Article
Sometimes, the Nail Head Hits You 
   Senator Chuck Schumer's definitive statement on government.
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2009-04-24
Opinions
04-24-2009 
Wooldridge -- Blind Hatred is an Emotion, Too 
   Wild-eyed, spittle-enhanced, anti-property invective is still wrong.
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2009-04-21
Opinions
04-21-2009 
Obey 
   Judges, authorities, and your fellow serfs have a message for you: obey your masters and you won't be hurt.
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2009-04-15
Opinions
04-15-2009 
Tom Tancredo and Newton's Third Law of Asshattery 
   For every act of obnoxiousness, there is an opposite and equally obnoxious reaction.
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2009-03-30
Opinions
03-30-2009 
Junk Cars and Recycled Paper 
   Since your money (and that of your children and grandchildren) is being used to socialize losses at banks and automakers, you may want to know how that's going. Luckily, the US is a free country where you can learn such things.
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2009-03-25
Feature Article
The Geithner Put 
   When you actually do the math, public-private investment pools for toxic assets are nothing but naked wealth transfers from taxpayers to bank shareholders, through the FDIC.
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2009-03-21
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03-21-2009 
Ending Drug War Abuse 
   When facing drug charges, there are only two possibilities: either you committed the act alleged, or you didn't. Either way, your plea should be the same.
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2009-03-18
Feature Article
AIG's Critical Mistake - Using the Wrong Label 
   Why all the sudden outrage over bonuses paid with taxpayer dollars? Here's a list of federal employee bonuses, they just call them “awards”.
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2009-03-15
Feature Article
xtra normal Text-to-Movie 
   If you can type, you can make movies. [oh, this is fun! Surprise us with your creativity.]
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2009-03-08
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03-08-2009 
The Red Market 
   Between “mixed economy” and fascism lies the red market. For your sake, you should refuse to do business with red market participants.
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2009-03-02
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03-02-2009 
Cult of the Victim 
   In the cult of the victim, honest dealers who fulfill contracts are criminals, and the defaulting party is the victim.
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2009-03-02
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Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act at Overlawyered 
   If you think this is going to end with handcrafted toys, books, and ATVs, you are sorely mistaken. Boats, skis (snow and water), FLOTATION DEVICES, bats, balls, gloves, footballs, pads, jerseys, DAYCARE - your child's childhood is over.
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2009-02-27
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02-27-2009 
Holder: Obama Campaign Promises “Now American Policy” 
   Eric Holder, in response to a reporter's question on DEA raids of cannabis dispensaries, indicated that Obama's campaign promises are now American policy. I'm not convinced.
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2009-02-22
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02-22-2009 
Your Cannabis Use is Not My Problem 
   Stop trying to make it my problem.
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2009-02-19
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02-19-2009 
I'm Trying to Help, America, But You're Making it Hard 
   Being a good, patriotic American apparently means doing something with your money. No, not that, something else.
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2009-02-13
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Legal Guide for Bloggers 
   The goal here is to give you a basic roadmap to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.
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2009-02-11
Feature Article
Secret Rebel Base Revealed 
   From deep in a hollowed-out volcano in Phoenix, our undercover operative, Ernest Hancock, has released never before seen pictures of a secret libertarian base of operations.
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2009-02-08
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2-8-2009 
Wall Street Bankers About to Find Out What they Asked For 
   As if the bloody history of socialism isn't well documented, Wall Street execs begged for at least partial nationalization. As it turns out, they may be the first residents of the new work camps.
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2009-02-05
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2-5-2009 
Marijuana Reformers are Cracking Me Up 
   Five DEA raids on medical marijuana facilities since January 20 have reformers upset, but hopeful. Meanwhile, their political fu is up in smoke.
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2009-02-04
Feature Article
The House of Cars Bank Hi-Po Fund 
   As a special gift for loyal readers, here is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a sure-fire, low-risk, high-reward investment.
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2009-01-30
Feature Article
Buckle Up! 
   Widgets and cars are piling up in the warehouses, even as production costs decrease. Why won't cash-starved manufacturers liquidate these inventories?
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2009-01-29
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1-29-2009 
The Limits of Expression 
   Human expression has natural limits. Yelling “fire” is not one of them.
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2009-01-08
Feature Article
The Myth of Aggregate Demand, Part II 
   Mr. Obama is calling for additional massive government interventions in the US economy. Is there a method to his madness?
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2009-01-08
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The Myth of Aggregate Demand 
   As Great Depression II really takes hold, President-elect Barack Obama's got some choice words on the economy. Is he right?
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2008-12-22
Feature Article
Why is Social Coercion Wrong? 
   Adam Knott answers in his monograph, A Praxeology of Coercion. I'll release your arm if you read it.
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2008-12-17
Opinions
12-17-2008 
Can You Hear Those War Drums Beating? 
   No weapons? “No problem,” say Cheney and Gaffney, while Gareth Porter finds pessimism and no nukes in Iran. WWIV is coming soon to a theater near you.
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2008-12-12
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12-12-2008 
Detroit Downpayment Deal Dissolves 
   In a surprise (to me) move, Senate Republicans go union-busting and hand complete control of the government to the incoming Obama administration.
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2008-12-11
Feature Article
Yolanda Madden: Collateral Damage from Odessa's War on People 
   In June 2005, Madden was arrested for possession of methamphetamines that a police informant had planted on her. Although police realized they targeted the wrong person, she's paying for their corruption with 8 years of her life.
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2008-12-10
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Help Us, Auto Bailout. You're Our Only Hope! 
   Congress desperately needs the auto bailout to pass. The survival of the legislative branch depends on it.
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2008-12-04
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"Kop Busters" Plants Fake Drug Den (video) 
   It's an online reality show that goes around the nation exposing what they say is police corruption. The reason they came to Odessa is because they were asked to by a man who says his daughter is falsely imprisoned.
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2008-11-23
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Taking the Pulse of LEAP 
   BJ Lawson takes the pulse of Mike Smithson from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in a three-part video series.
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2008-11-23
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Elevator Arguments for Drug Policy Reform 
   Whether you’re on an elevator, or talking to the press, or just chatting with friends, usually you have 30 seconds to grab their attention - not nearly enough time to fully educate someone. [.pdf document]
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2008-11-23
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Silobreaker.com - A Powerful Tool for Writers and Editors 
   In contrast to a traditional search engine, Silobreaker looks at the data it finds like a person does. It recognises things " companies, people, topics, places " and puts them in context.
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2008-11-17
Feature Article
Contempt Sentences Suspended for Lawn Furniture Scofflaw 
   Internationally-syndicated talk radio host Ian Bernard (Freeman) was back in court this morning. Word from the courthouse is 90 days were suspended and Bernard is back on the street.
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2008-11-15
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State Goes All In on Lawn Furniture Scofflaw 
   Ian Bernard, host of internationally-syndicated Free Talk Live is sentenced to 93 days in jail for his tenants' choice of lawn furniture, and asking about obligations.
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2008-11-07
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And, the Winner Is... 
   We interrupt the regularly-scheduled victory dances to bring you this important announcement: 45% of voting-age Americans voted "No" for President.
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2008-11-07
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Henceforth, I Shall be Addressed as the Duke of Cliff Shadows 
   In honor of make-believe office day, I hereby declare myself second line of succession to the Principality of Las Vegas.
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2008-11-05
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Wyoming's Ultra-Motivated Voters 
   105% of registered voters cast a ballot in Wyoming yesterday.
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2008-11-03
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Educating Voters 
   I've been told repeatedly, the key to good governance is educating voters. With everybody and their brother telling people how to vote, I decided to do my part by teaching people where to vote.
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2008-11-03
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Impeach, Expel Barack Obama 
   The grass roots effort behind this website and petition has evolved out of the concern of millions of caring citizens.
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2008-11-03
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Impeach McCain.com - preparing for then: NOW! 
   November 2008 looks iffy, but just in case, we've started ImpeachMcCain.com. After the inaugural, the fears that people have had about McCain become true. And impeachment, disgrace and resignation could be close behind.
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2008-10-28
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Hypocrisy 
   Great song, live from Keene, NH on 10-25-08.
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2008-10-20
Opinions
10-20-2008 
The New Boss 
   By taking a minority stake in financial services companies, the US Treasury has become the managing partner. We are, and will be, treated to a textbook example of how economies cannot be centrally-planned.
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2008-10-15
Feature Article
The Banking Crisis: Simple Questions, Simple Answers 
   While explanations of the banking crisis can be long and complicated, this collection will (hopefully) make it simpler to understand from a libertarian perspective.
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2008-10-15
Feature Article
What is the "Credit Freeze"? 
   With alarm bells still ringing about a “credit freeze” it seems as if taxpayers should know exactly what kind of credit they're being asked to un-freeze.
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2008-10-13
Opinions
10-13-2008 
US Financial Market Tsunami 
   Whether you are a buy-and-hold investor, fundamental trader, or a chart man, be prepared to throw out all you know as the Mother of All Institutional Investors starts lumbering around the trading floor.
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2008-10-06
Opinions
10-6-2008 
The Fed Did It (Again) 
   Last month, extraordinary redemptions threatened the solvency of Money Market Funds. This month, credit lines are drying up and the Fed, in collusion with the Treasury, has put us on the hook for keeping the funds afloat.
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2008-09-29
Opinions
9-29-2008 
A Damn Good Day 
   There's good reason to be euphoric - and wary - about the success in turning back the Billionaire Bailout. A bright, shining day...
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2008-09-29
Feature Article
Markets Cheer Billionaire Bailout Bomb! 
   Do you feel that? For a brief moment in time you can actually feel value going in to your wallet!
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2008-09-27
Feature Article
A Tale of Three Polls 
   Rasmussen and USA Today publish mirror image polls on the Billionaire Bailout. The only poll that matters, however, hasn't read either one.
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2008-09-27
Opinions
9-27-2008 
The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! 
   Bill Kristol sees a giant earth-shattering asteroid that will hit by Monday morning if congress doesn't hand out blank checks this weekend. Translation: the Billionaire Bailout is going to be much worse than predicted by tomorrow night.
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2008-09-26
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The Bailout Reader 
   Analysis of these events and the economic theory that helps explain what is happening and what to do about it. There are many thousands of articles available and the full text of thousands of books as well as journal articles.
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2008-09-25
Feature Article
WAMU/Morgan: Behind the Numbers 
   How can JP Morgan make a profit off purchasing a gigantic collapsed bank? By foisting the liabilities off on you, of course. WARNING: lots of numbers.
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2008-09-23
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Buy MY Sh*tpile, Henry! 
   Submit bad assets you'd like the government to take off your hands. And remember, when estimating the value of your limited edition Hanson CD "MMMbop", it's not what you can sell these items for that matters, it's what you think
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2008-09-12
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McCain/Palin: Fannie/Freddie Fallacy Farm 
   The John McCain/Sarah Palin op-ed in this week's Wall Street Journal illustrates the fallacy of government intervention in personal economic affairs.
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2008-09-10
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Paul Headlines Odd Press Conference 
   Confusion reigns at the National Press Club as 3rd Party candidates scramble for media attention. Here are all sorts of links that don't add up to me - maybe you can figure out what went on. [stranger and stranger still tonight!]
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2008-09-03
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Another Texas Deadline Passes 
   Today, the Texas Secretary of State had to certify a ballot with Gov. Sarah Palin, who has not accepted the Republican nomination, as a Vice-Presidential candidate. And?
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2008-08-27
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NV Delegates Finding Their Seats in St. Paul 
   Four Ron Paul Republicans from Nevada have been seated in next week's Republican National Convention, following a 6-hour presentation from GOP activist Mike Weber to the RNC.
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2008-08-20
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Debunking the Myth of Immigrant Criminality: Imprisonment 
   Immigrants have the lowest rates of imprisonment for criminal convictions in American society. Both the national and local-level findings present a challenge to criminological theory and sociological perspectives on "straight-line assimilation.*
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2008-08-13
Opinions
8-13-2008 
We Had No Choice 
   The jury foreperson in medical marijuana dispensary owner Charlie Lynch's trial says all we need to know.
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2008-07-28
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Safe & Sound Ratings 
   Is your bank safe? Now you can find out.
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2008-07-22
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2003: The Last Time McCain was Correct 
   Arizona may be the only state in the nation where mothers no longer tell their children that some day they can grow up and be President of the United States.
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2008-07-15
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In Which the Guilty Burned Them at the Stake 
   Rather than re-examine the D.C. proclivity to play Civ II in the world's oil fields and block new investment, Reid et al have turned to the medieval practice of blaming sorcery, witchcraft, and speculation for economic ills.
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2008-06-27
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Nevada GOP Convention Resumes Today (Sat. June 28th) 
   Nevada Republicans will attempt to reclaim control of their own party today. Freedom's Phoenix will be covering the event LIVE with Multiple Video web cams.
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2008-06-23
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Nevada GOP Convention Q&A 
   Las Vegas delegates to the Nevada GOP Convention met to discuss the attempt to resume the convention on June 28.
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2008-06-21
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Live Event: NV Republican Convention Restart Q&A 
   Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada Republicans will meet on June 23 at 6:45 pm PDT to discuss the details of the upcoming reconvening of the Nevada Republican Convention. Freedom's Phoenix will have the live stream.
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2008-06-20
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Nevada's Gold Mine of Republican Events 
   On June 28, Nevada Republicans can barbeque, prove their party loyalty, or join the rest of the delegates to the state convention in Reno to finish what they started.
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2008-05-30
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NV Republicans to Resume State Convention 
   Nevada Republicans say they will reconvene their state convention on June 28 in Reno. “This is about credentialed Nevada State delegates getting together to form a quorum and finish the business of the State Convention.”
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2008-05-30
Opinions
5-30-2008 
In Search of: White House Knowledge 
   The liberal media is fawning over Scott McClellan in the vain hope that he has some knowledge of anything that has transpired in the Bush White House. That would be a first.
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2008-05-25
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Wayne Allen Root wins LP Vice-Presidential Slot 
   LP delegates in Denver nominated Wayne Allen Root as the Vice-Presidential nominee.
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2008-05-25
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Bob Barr Becomes Libertarian Nominee on Sixth Ballot 
   Former Congressman Bob Barr garnered the necessary votes to become the Libertarian Party's Presidential nominee in a battle that lasted 6 ballots.
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2008-05-21
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The Future of Libertarian Politics on Reason.tv 
   Yesterday, the Reason Foundation held a "Future of Libertarian Politics" symposium. It's a quick watch with a surprising twist.
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2008-05-17
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Genesis I and II Widgets For Your Web Page 
   Continuously-updating widgets show the location of Bigelow Aerospace's Genesis I and Genesis II space stations. You did know that one company has two space stations in orbit, didn't you?
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2008-05-16
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Pete Stark: Defender of the Treasury 
   California Demublican Pete Stark demands the names of 20 Army Generals from Defense Secretary Bob Gates. Whether he wants to rubuke or commend them is up to question.
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2008-05-14
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Pro Military and Anti-War 
   Professional soldiers are, by virtue of their humanity, anti-war.
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2008-05-13
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Please Take Bob Barr at his Word 
   Former Congressman Bob Barr has never been shy about expressing his opinion. There's a lot of insights into the question, "who is Bob Barr?" written by his own hand. Here's one example.
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2008-05-02
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If You Can't Beat 'em, Become Just Like 'em 
   Steve Gordon was spot on with predictions he made last year regarding the GOP state conventions.
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2008-05-02
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McCain's Traveling Anti-Free Speech Zone 
   For the candidate's security, free speech will be exorcised in his vicinity. Oh, and here's your bill.
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2008-05-01
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Clark County, NV Republicans Meet - Bob Beers Attended (Video)-Update 
   State Senator Bob Beers attended a meeting of Nevada Republicans this evening in Las Vegas. The meeting has been organized by the Clark County Ron Paul Meetup.
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2008-04-30
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Nevada GOP Decertified? 
   If the Nevada GOP does not reconvene their state convention, state law may provide for decertification of the party.
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2008-04-30
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CNN is Not Open to Corrections 
   A minor correction to a CNN article results in closing comments and no correction.
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2008-04-30
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Irony, You Sweet, Sweet Delicacy 
   Fox News' Brit Hume, under the headline "Hillary Clinton Gets Her Facts Wrong Again" proceeds to describe a Nevada GOP Convention from an alternate universe. Either that, or he got his facts wrong.
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2008-04-30
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Congressional Hopeful Celebrates Win at Nevada GOP Convention 
   Chris Dyer is celebrating his election, along with two well-known Nevadans, to represent his district at the Republican National Convention, despite the delay of game called by the Nevada Republican Party.
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2008-04-29
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Congressman Ron Paul on Bloomberg's Night Talk 
   Ron Paul talking first principles in conjunction with his new book, The Revolution a Manifesto. Bonus interview with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
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2008-04-28
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The Republican Revolution in Reno 
   While credit/blame is being leveled on the Ron Paul camp for somehow wresting control of the Nevada State Republican convention, the more-complex truth is that the Revolution mindset spread to the rank-and-file.
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2008-04-23
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The Games are Afoot in Nevada 
   Three-question telephone surveys are being used to identify Ron Paul Republicans ahead of this weekend's Nevada state convention.
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2008-04-23
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More on The Indivisibility of Liberty 
   Mary Ruwart makes the case for accepting liberty as a package deal. Why do even self-described libertarians often reject liberty and what can be done about it?
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2008-03-20
Feature Article
Happy Holiday! 
   Throughout the world people will gather with friends and families this weekend to celebrate Christianity's highest holiday, Easter. Tomorrow, though, holders of US debt will celebrate like it's Thanksgiving.
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2008-03-02
Feature Article
Radioactive Religion - Part II 
   There is growing evidence that religious extremists are dangerously close to controlling the US nuclear stockpile.
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2008-03-02
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Radioactive Religion - Part I 
   Breathless warnings about religious extremists attempting to gain control of nuclear weapons may be masking the evidence that different religious extremists are attempting to gain control of different nuclear weapons.
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2008-02-17
Opinions
2-17-2008 
The Neocons and Iraq 
   To a neocon, even an admission of guilt is an opportunity to point fingers and blame everyone and every thing but the neocon ideology.
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2008-02-11
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Press Conference on Sequoia Voting Machines 
   Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson holds a press conference on voting machines and election security with "security risks" Dan Gutenkauf, John Brakey, and Jim March.
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2008-02-01
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No Debate Analysis is Complete Until Colbert Weighs In 
   Post debate analysis from Stephen Colbert on the word that should not have been spoken and the crazy reaction from a Texas congressman. The incident is so shocking that Andrew Napolitano calls Stephen by the wrong name.
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2008-01-24
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"Not Raise Taxes" 
   MSNBC First Read notices there was an active ghost in the Florida debate hall. Then, they change their minds.
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2008-01-19
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Nevada Takes First Step in Caucus 
   With two months left to go in Nevada's caucus process, why is the media declaring winners and losers?
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2008-01-17
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Fox News Cuts Me from Re-Air 
   Fox News cut my responses during the re-air of the GOP debate in South Carolina. Here's what's missing from the transcript.
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2008-01-09
Feature Article
Rope-a-Dope 
   A risky fighting strategy of absorbing your opponents blows while conserving your own strength. How does this apply to Presidential politics in 2008?
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2007-12-23
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Better Than a Bumper Sticker 
   Flashing electro-luminescent Ron Paul window stickers.
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2007-12-23
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Dr. Ron Paul on Meet the Press 
   Ron Paul goes head-to-head with Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (Youtube video in 4 part interview)
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2007-12-21
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Own Your Own Blimp 
   Advertising blimps, balls, and balloons.
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2007-12-16
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Ron Paul 'Toons and Graphs Photo Album 
   A small collection of Ron Paul cartoons and photoshops.
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2007-11-28
Feature Article
2 Outs, Bottom of the Ninth... 
   My initial reactions to the CNN/YouTube/GOP banjo and kazoo review. Please add yours in comments.
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2007-11-20
Opinions
11-20-2007 
The Debut of the Non-Book Review 
   Frosty Woolridge lets bias and invective get in the way of objective review.
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2007-11-19
Feature Article
Western District Issues Seizure Warrant on Capitalism 
   The affidavit accompanying the seizure warrant for papers and possessions of Liberty Services, Inc. is a 35-page indictment of capitalism.
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2007-11-09
Feature Article
SEO and Politics 
   A popular online marketing technique illustrates one roll of the media in shaping national politics.
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2007-10-29
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More Work at The Big Ron Paul Revolution Project 
   Another big billboard is erected along I-15 in California.
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2007-10-25
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Tom Delay's Party Refusing Donations? 
   Ron Paul Meetup group member describes an amusing, although unconfirmed, account of a GOP HQ solicitation call.
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2007-10-13
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What Other Presidential Candidate Gets This Support? 
   Ron Paul supporters rocked Grand Central Station today. Here are the highlights from a spontaneous rally that started at the Hyatt, proceeded through times square, and ended in the park.
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