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- The Pros and Cons of HomeschoolingIt’s National School Choice Week, which means it’s time to reflect on the education systems in America. National School Choice Week is about supporting the right for parents and children to choose the method of education that works best for them. For some that’s good, old-fashioned public school, for others, it’s homeschooling. For those rich […]
- Reflections on ISFLC 2014I’d like to mention some things about myself before I reflect upon my experiences at last year’s International Students for Liberty Conference. Going into the conference I wasn’t really sure what to think or what to expect. I’m a bit of a curmudgeon and am not a big fan of meeting new people. I wouldn’t […]
- Bombers Return to Baghdad; 134 Killed across IraqBaghdad once again suffered a series of bombings that left dozens hurt or injured. At least 134 people were killed and 59 were wounded across the country.
- Sterling Prosecution Long on Rhetoric, Short on EvidenceTo hear the prosecution side tell it in the ongoing trial of Jeffrey Sterling, the former CIA officer who is accused of a national security leak involving Iran, Sterling has potentially (emphasis on potentially): placed a CIA “asset” at risk; hurt recruitment of other defectors, informants and turncoats; scared other current “assets” into having second […]
- American University YAL spearheads Incarceration NationThe American University chapter of YAL spearheaded a new and exciting activism event today: Incarceration Nation. In this event, we spread awareness about America’s over-criminalization epidemic and the desperate need for criminal justice reform.We approached American University students and asked them a simple, yet provocative question: “are you a criminal?” Many were surprised to find […]
- Barack Obama visits University of KansasYAL activists from University of Kansas protested the use of force. Outside the pavilion from which Barack Obama addressed the university, fake programs were handed out by several volunteers to mock the president's agenda. UK YAL is making waves on campus and in the community by promoting liberty and moral policies. Rock Chalk! File Attachments […]
- What are Libertarians Out to Accomplish?When I was researching my recent article on Nathaniel Branden, who died last month, I came across an audio file of a talk Branden gave at the 1979 Libertarian Party national convention in Los Angeles. I was at the convention, but I don’t remember attending the talk. I might have been busy with other things;...
- El FBI es excelente para frustrar (sus propios) “complots terroristas”El 14 de enero, el Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos anunció que la Fuerza de Tareas Conjunta contra el Terrorismo había interrumpido el último “complot terrorista interno”, esta vez por parte de “un hombre del área de Cincinnati… que pretendía atacar a la capital de los Estados Unidos y matar funcionarios del gobierno”. El...
- A Stiff Upper Lip Doesn’t Make Politics Go AwayIain Levison’s A Working Stiff Manifesto (2002) reads like a less political and more sardonic version of Barbara Ehrenreich’s tale of the working poor in America, Nickel and Dimed. The subtitle, A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine that Fired me, and Three I Can’t Remember means that Levison gives a more detailed account...