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Number 346, November 20, 2005

"If you can't beat 'em... join 'em"

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Bruce Sommer write: "Another Firefly related link to add to the current issue [last issue, actually—Editor] of The Libertarian Enterprise:"

Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly

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Our Publisher, Mr. L. Neil Smith, informs me that he has something exciting planned for a future issue of TLE, so stay tuned!

Ken Holder

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The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel
by L. Neil Smith
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Published by BigHead Press, 2004


Letters to the Editor
from E.J. Totty, Boston T. Party, and The Free State Project

The New Bucketheads
by L. Neil Smith
Every couple of generations, a prehistoric species of nuisance crawls out from beneath the ideological or religious stratum it was misbegotten under, to inflict itself upon productive human beings who already had more than enough annoyances and irritations in their lives.

"Just Tell Us What You Want, Claire!"
by Tim Condon
Aw, dammit. The Free State Project just took a thrust to the heart, and statists love it because the FSP is the biggest threat these days to their future dreams. On November 2, 2005 the FSP got a "Dear John" letter. It came from the otherwise-wonderful Chaire Wolfe, author of great libertarian head-bangers like 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution, I Am Not A Number!: Freeing America from the ID State, and The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook.

In Defense of Terrell Owens
by Jonathan David Morris
I've been watching sports for a long time. But in all my years, I have never seen anything like what's transpired in Philly the last few months -- and especially the last few weeks -- between the Eagles and all-but-former-Eagle Terrell Owens. Most people already know the facts about this situation, since it's one of those rare few sports stories that transcend sports/SportsCenter and make it onto the evening news. But for those who've been preoccupied with other, more "important" stories (i.e., riots in France; bombings in Jordan; hockey), here's a quick recap to get you up to speed:

How to End the War on Terror in One Simple Step
by Scott Kauzlarich
Why are we spending billions to fight the War on Terror? Why are we gambling our economy and civil liberties when a simple, cheap, and effective solution is right under our nose? In one fell swoop, we can end the War on Terror; it requires only one small act.

Unions Divided
by Lady Liberty
Election commercials have been everywhere on TV and radio these past weeks. I've frankly been ignoring most of them. But one I heard just prior to election day really caught my attention.

Girls, Get Your Guns
by Wendy McElroy
The spotlight on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's position on abortion has shone so brightly that the issue has overshadowed another controversial question: Where does he stand on gun ownership?

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