The MLP Podium

Thankful, ever so thankful.

We ought to be thankful every year for our Constitutional democracy, our republic, our Bill of Rights, our free markets, our protected rights to life, liberty and to pursue our own happiness; our affluence and our peace at home. Before calibrating the distance our current circumstances fall short of our ideals, first check out the […]

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Vote for Hillary?

I have heard several people, including libertarians, say they will vote for Hillary because Trump is worse. I hate to admit it, but if a gun were put to my head and I had to vote for one of the two I would vote for Hillary, despite some perverse thoughts of wanting to poke the

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“Fit to Print” then Un-Fit

[[An earlier version of this article is posted at] “Fit to Print” then Un-Fit Wednesday, July 7, 2016. Race in America was the hot news, again. A few days earlier, one black man had been shot by local police in Louisiana, then 24 hours later, another black man was shot in Minnesota. Although the

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Hurricane Donald Blows Away

[A version of this column is posted at] Day after day, Donald Trump speaks another outrage. Last Tuesday, it was his outrageous comment about what “Second Amendment people” could do if they disapproved of Hillary Clinton’s appointment of judges. That has been widely seen as a veiled incitement to use violence. First of all,

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Donald Is Done

[Originally posted at] The next President of the United States will not be Donald Trump. It will likely be Gary Johnson – or, possibly, Hillary Clinton.  Here’s why, and how. The Trump campaign, if not clinically dead (although “brain dead” has long been suspected), is in its death throes. He’s down in the latest

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Hillary Channels Willie

[An earlier version was first posted on as Hillary Channels Willie] “Slick Willie.” No, not that “Slick Willie,” from the law school library of yore. It’s “Slick” Willie Sutton. Willie (“Why do you rob banks?”) Sutton. “Because that’s where the money is!” Willie famously replied – which is not news to Hill or Bill,

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Bernie’s Talk with the Lesser Evil

[First posted at ] The Wall Street Journal just reported that Bernie Sanders told MSNBC that he will vote for Hillary, but later told CBS that he’s not “endorsing” her (a semantic hair split worthy of Bill (“what-is-is-or isn’t”) Clinton himself). Bernie says that he first needs to hear from Hillary “the things that

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On Orlando . . .

Before the backdrop of another carnage, this time in Orlando, candidates and other partisans (including our national LP chair, I will point out, to my dismay) have opportunistically grasped to vindicate their standard (and tired) talking points on guns. I consider that completely beside the point, as well as tone-deaf.  This is not an occasion

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A Libertarian’s Letter to Republicans Friends Who Can’t Trumpet Trump

This article was originally published at So Donald Trump really did it.  He captured (or hijacked) your Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States. You may still be looking for a loophole at the convention which could permit (but will it justify ?) nominating someone else.  At this point, anything’s worth a

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