Letters to the Editor
from Thomas L. Knapp, E.J. Totty, Dennis Wilson, Linda Cirincione,
Curt Howland, G. Bossel, L. Neil Smith, Jim Davidson, and Doug Newman
Go To Your Room, Take a Pill
by L. Neil Smith
How interesting! It would appear somehow that a Libertarian Party
candidate should be above criticism, at least that's what some people
Isosceles and Physics and Weaver, Oh My!
by Michael Bradshaw
Back in April a lady named Kirstin posted the following
question on the Claire Files Forum and I decided to help her out:
Why Desk Jobs Are (Mildly) Better Than School
by Jonathan David Morris
One of my editors asked me to write a back-to-school
column this week. This assignment is difficult for two
Love of Money
by Chris Claypoole
Once again, we have an object example of the fact that
government is not the way to get things done. It seems that the rebuilding
of the New Orleans area since Hurricane Katrina hit a year ago has barely
begun. There is plenty of money being offered by the federal government,
but the amount of red tape involved in getting that money is holding things
up. Adding to that delay is the presumed incompetence of the government
bureaucrats in New Orleans in providing plans and paperwork to the feds
that show adequate safeguards on how any money granted to them for a
particular project will be used, as opposed to wasted and/or stolen. A
decent story on this topic can be found at. . . .
Practical Action for Defeating REAL ID
by Robert F. Hawes Jr.
Those of you who are as concerned as I am about the
arrival of REAL ID may be wondering if the program can be defeated, or
if we're going to be forced to watch our country descend yet another
level into the police state hell toward which George W. Bush and his
GOP allies seem to be so gleefully driving us.
Ready, Set. . .
by Lady Liberty
They (whoever "they" might be) say that things happen
in threes. Whether or not they door we simply re-set our counters when
we get to threeis immaterial to the fact that three things came to my
attention in the past few (dare I say three?) days.
by Alex McConnell
Trying to explain libertarianism to leftists is often
frustrating and complicated. Rightists seem to understand it fine (and
strongly disagree of course), but leftists generally fail to grasp the
core concepts entirely. Because of this, leftists have a tendency to
attack "the ends" of libertarian views without understanding "the why"
of those views. This often forces libertarians into justifying their
positions based on the ends. Libertarianism isn't about the ends though
really, it's about the why.
Week of 006-08-18
by E.J. Totty
When anyone in public office, dares to presume that
civil liberties protected in an earlier age will become not much more
than a passing interest?
'Take Back the Night' for Men as Well
by Wendy McElroy
Every year, campuses and cities across North America
hold "Take Back the Night"marches and rallies to protest violence
against women. But surprising data suggests that men may need to reclaim
'the night' as urgently as women. On Aug. 10, the Australian Bureau of
Statistics (ABS) released the results of its first national Personal
Safety Survey (PSS, 2005). It is the only national survey by a 'Western'
country that analyzes a wide range of violence on the basis of a respondent's
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