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'The greatest libertarian show on earth' will feature 'Escape from America' financial advice

Read to the end, where Nestmann gloats about watching American tourists who can't travel freely to Cuba like he can.

By David Weigel  |  June 22, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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A Libertarian star who drives Libertarians crazy

That's won't satisfy activists, but it raises the question of why the Libertarian Party hasn't benefited from the rise of the tea party movement, where respect for the GOP is grudging at best. It hasn't helped that Barr, the media-savvy 2008 nominee, has irritated activists since running that race.

By David Weigel  |  June 22, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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A Ron Paul volunteer explains how to dodge the Census

Like the first worker who visited my house, the second was confused about the aggressive nature of the state. I explained to her that, as Ludwig von Mises observed, all government action ultimately resorts to the use or threat of aggression.

By David Weigel  |  June 18, 2010; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Finally, a comfortable interview for Rand Paul

Josh Green suggested that the media in Kentucky was unusually toothless, but I didn't see much tougher coverage coming from the national press. The difference now is that the local press can get access to Paul by not jumping on the bandwagon.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 Election , Libertarians  
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Why liberals aren't hypocrites when they criticize Rand Paul and Barry Goldwater

You can argue, as Paul does, that we're now so bereft of racism that we don't need to the government to mandate non-discrimination policies. Or you can argue, as liberals do, that government still must play a role prosecuting and preventing discrimination. Any other position is a cop-out.

By David Weigel  |  May 24, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Libertarians , Race  
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Defending Rand Paul, Part II

Rand Paul is more sophisticated about this than many, many people who fill the airwaves to talk about it. And that's why I defend him, even though, given his decision on "Meet the Press" today, he no longer wants to talk about this specific issue.

By David Weigel  |  May 21, 2010; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  2010 Election , Libertarians  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The end of the liberal-libertarian romance, David Weigel , May 21, 2010
To clap or not to clap for Akbar Ganji, David Weigel , May 17, 2010
Victory for Audit the Fed, David Weigel , May 11, 2010
Bob Barr sued by ghostwriter, David Weigel , May 7, 2010
Poll: Rand Paul maintains lead in Kentucky, David Weigel , April 12, 2010
 
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