Rand Paul and The New York Times

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This past Sunday, January 26, 2014, The New York Times had a front page article about Rand Paul.  My take: -The article had lots of useful information.  It reminds us to not idealize politicians.  Libertarians are more likely than most…

Smoke ‘em if You Got ‘em

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Many of us might hate smoking, but there’s no more important battleground for recognizing our rights of self-ownership.  Scientific American asked me for the libertarian take on anti-smoking laws: Moreover, the limitation of 18-year-olds should offend a population of legal…

Out of the Country

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I am leaving for a trip out of the U.S.  I had thought of writing a sarcastic piece asking the President to refrain from attacking me while overseas.  This is too serious a matter for sarcasm.  President Obama has authorized…

“There’s No Quit Here”

“There’s no quit here,” was Gary Johnson’s message last night at a fundraiser for the New York Libertarian Party.  The 2012 presidential candidate shared his insights from the campaign with the packed room, including New York City’s 2013 candidates. Johnson…