George Will Leaves Republican Party . . .

  CNN reports that George Will, the prominent Conservative columnist and Republican opinion-leader, announced Friday, to the Federal Society, that he has left the Republican Party over Trump.  He’s quoted as describing himself as an “unaffiliated” voter in Maryland. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/politics/george-will-donald-trump-leaving-republican-party-election/index.html He hasn’t yet said he’ll vote Libertarian.  (He has to walk before he can run.) …

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Bernie’s Talk with the Lesser Evil

[First posted at http://www.politicalstorm.com/bernies-talk-lesser-evil/ ] 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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David Brooks on PBS Newshour: “Johnson . . . will be a big story . . . the rest of the year”

  We are being heard . . . . Friday, June 10th:  David Brooks, NY Times columnist . . .  I’m really struck by the three-way races all the sudden, where [Hillary’s] at 39 or 40 [percent], and Trump is at like 35, and then suddenly Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate, is like at a 10. …

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

This article was originally published at http://www.politicalstorm.com/libertarians-letter-republicans-friends-cant-trumpet-trump/ 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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What Would Libertarians Do About the Poor Who Cannot Afford Healthcare?

I was asked to answer the question, ” What would Libertarians Do About the Poor Who Cannot Afford Healthcare?” The question may have been intended as bait for a response which echoed the Libertarian stereotype of callous,  unsympathetic and every-man-for-himself.  As I don’t think that accurately portrays Libertarian thought, I responded this way: My personal …

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