Libertarianism Happens to People

By David Rittgers You are probably familiar with the story of Brian Aitken, the responsible gun owner wrongly convicted of violating New Jersey’s draconian gun laws. Governor Chris Christie commuted Aitken’s sentence, and his appeal is still pending. As Radley Balko often says, libertarianism happens to people. It happened to Brian Aitken: Aitken never thought […]

Seattle Times: Legalize Marijuana

By Tim Lynch When Proposition 19 (an initiative proposal that would have legalized marijuana) was being considered and debated last year in California, virtually every newspaper editorialized against it.  Now comes the Seattle Times with a strong editorial calling for legalization in Washington state.  The reader response has been very favorable.  And the Drug Czar […]

Libertarianism Happens to People

By David Rittgers You are probably familiar with the story of Brian Aitken, the responsible gun owner wrongly convicted of violating New Jersey’s draconian gun laws. Governor Chris Christie commuted Aitken’s sentence, and his appeal is still pending. As Radley Balko often says, libertarianism happens to people. It happened to Brian Aitken: Aitken never thought […]

Some ‘Unsung Heroes’ These Colleges Are

By Neal McCluskey Heating and cooling equipment installed upside down. A ramp for the disabled too steep for wheelchairs. A leaning tower of time. A $3.4 million renovation for a theater slated for demolition. Payouts to everyone from airborne videographers to feng shui experts. Welcome to community college! These and a litany of other failures and abuses are […]

Seattle Times: Legalize Marijuana

By Tim Lynch When Proposition 19 (an initiative proposal that would have legalized marijuana) was being considered and debated last year in California, virtually every newspaper editorialized against it.  Now comes the Seattle Times with a strong editorial calling for legalization in Washington state.  The reader response has been very favorable.  And the Drug Czar […]

Some ‘Unsung Heroes’ These Colleges Are

By Neal McCluskey Heating and cooling equipment installed upside down. A ramp for the disabled too steep for wheelchairs. A leaning tower of time. A $3.4 million renovation for a theater slated for demolition. Payouts to everyone from airborne videographers to feng shui experts. Welcome to community college! These and a litany of other failures and abuses are […]

Obama Offers States ‘Flexibility’ to Adopt Single-Payer instead of ObamaCare

By Michael F. Cannon The New York Times reports: Seeking to appease disgruntled governors, President Obama plans to announce on Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law to allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted. It’s significant that the president is finally acknowledging that ObamaCare […]

Obama Offers States ‘Flexibility’ to Adopt Single-Payer instead of ObamaCare

By Michael F. Cannon The New York Times reports: Seeking to appease disgruntled governors, President Obama plans to announce on Monday that he supports amending the 2010 health care law to allow states to opt out of its most burdensome requirements three years earlier than currently permitted. It’s significant that the president is finally acknowledging that ObamaCare […]

On the Ethics of the Federal Budget

By Roger Pilon Today POLITICO Arena asks: Addressing the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Speaker John Boehner said that “It is immoral to bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt … and to rob our children’s future and make them beholden to China. No society is worthy that treats its children so […]

On the Ethics of the Federal Budget

By Roger Pilon Today POLITICO Arena asks: Addressing the National Religious Broadcasters convention, Speaker John Boehner said that “It is immoral to bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt … and to rob our children’s future and make them beholden to China. No society is worthy that treats its children so […]