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- LGBT Libertarianism: Queer and FreeThe following is a guest post by Senior Campus Coordinator Will Smith. I’m an outspoken libertarian. I’m also bisexual. To my surprise I have, on multiple occasions, stood and watched people’s faces contort in befuddlement as they try to reconcile these two aspects of my life. Many of my friends and colleagues in the LGBT […]
- 2015 SFL Alumnus of the Year Award for Edward SnowdenLadies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure to announce that the 2015 Students For Liberty Alumnus of the Year Award will go to Edward Snowden for initiating a global conversation on the balance of power between governments and peoples that has led to and continues to bring about meaningful reforms to intrusive, abusive, and unjust […]
- Leslie Gelb Is RightAmid all the hysteria surrounding the rise of the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIS), even the most frantic have usually refrained from calling for "boots on the ground," i.e. the re-invasion of Iraq. Except for John McCain, at most they say we need to arm the Syrian rebels (the "good" ones, mind you), step […]
- Will the US Go to ‘War’ Against Ebola?Originally posted at TomDispatch. These days, two “wars” are in the headlines: one against the marauding Islamic State and its new caliphate of terror carved out of parts of Iraq and Syria, the other against a marauding disease and potential pandemic, Ebola, spreading across West Africa, with the first cases already reaching the United States […]
- Mandatory Minimum Mugshots at BaylorBaylor University YAL's discussion unit on the War on Drugs culminated in an event last Wednesday focusing on mandatory minimum sentencing.Our members constructed a prison cell and had Baylor students take pictures in it, holding profiles of people sentenced using mandatory minimums. The profiles, which were structured like booking cards, also gave an o
- Rule of Law or Rule of Man?Yesterday it came to light that Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, was discharged from the Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine use. This news story reminded me how lopsided the rule of law is in the ostensible Constitutional republic that is the United States.A major component of a free society is that the law applies to everyone equally
- ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything on Feed 44C4SS Feed 44 presents Thomas L. Knapp‘s “ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything” read by Christopher King and edited by Nick Ford. We all remember how Vietnam ended. After two lost ground wars in Asia in the last 12 years, after recourse to the history book accounts of the post-WWII era, you might expect Obama to have...
- El partidismo servil de los socialistas brasileñosCon el comienzo de la segunda ronda de la campaña de las elecciones presidenciales de Brasil entre la actual presidenta y candidata del Partido de los Trabajadores (PT), Dilma Rousseff, y el candidato del Partido de la Socialdemocracia Brasileña (PSDB), Aécio Neves, una gran parte del electorado y los políticos vinculados a los partidos de...
- Political Governance and Natural Boundaries on Feed 44C4SS Feed 44 presents Grant Mincy‘s “Political Governance and Natural Boundaries” read by Christopher King and edited by Nick Ford. What is imperiling the desert is human domination of the landscape. Planning, zoning and development ultimately seek economic growth. There are of course guidelines and restrictions, town hall meetings and financial statements,