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Trump V Media

The main problem with Trump’s war against the media, and this is indicative of most of my issues with him as a “politician,” is that at the core of it, the man has a valid grief. The pitfall he runs in to time and time again is he overstates and exaggerates that grief until his…

It is Time for Liberty

So, like many of the Libertarians out there, I disagree with Gary Johnson on some of the issues lately. I understand the argument that he is Republican lite. On the issues, I would have preferred Austin Petersen as the standard bearer of the party; however, there is no doubt Johnson will have not only more…

Talking Super Tuesday Blues

I am about to leave the office and go cast my vote for Ted Cruz for the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee. At this point, I believe there is little hope in anyone winning the nomination other than Donald Drumpf, and that says a lot about how deeply our society has devolved into the celebrity, people…

The Big Boy Table

This election cycle, I really hoped I could sit at the big boy table. Ever since I can remember, I have voted for the 3rd party candidate – the one who had no chance of winning. Everyone says to me, “why are you wasting your vote?” My reply is always, “the only wasted vote is…

The First Debate

A few quick comments on the first debate. At first, I really liked the idea that the moderators were going after certain candidates to make them clarify past statements or positions. I think it is important not to simply take everything a candidate says at face value, but to challenge them to defend their statements.…

So Much For Transparency

It is disturbing to me, as it should be to any reasonable person, how secretive our government has become.  I know this sounds naive.  I know there is nothing we can really do about it, but that does not mean we should be complacent.  We should continue to demand our leaders are upfront with the…

The New GOP

There is a very good article over at United Liberty about the new Libertarian direction the GOP is taking with guys like Rand Paul, Grover Norquist, and Justin Amash.  These are they guys I hope will be leading the GOP in the upcoming years.  Check it out here.

The Revenge of Rand Paul

Ryan Lizza has a new piece out in the New Yorker about Rand Paul. It is an interesting read and can be found here.  Ultimately, it looks like Rand Paul is going to have a hard time getting out from under his father’s shadow, and Lizza spends a lot of time trying to make the…