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An Interview with Former LNC Chair Bill Redpath (Part 2)

Bill Redpath was Chair of the LNC from 2006-2010. He was Chairman of the LP’s Ballot Access committee from 1992-1996 and under his direction the Libertarian Party became the first non-major party to achieve ballot access in all 50 states plus DC in two-consecutive elections in United States history....

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Shortcuts & Delusions: Gay Conversion Therapy & Alternative Energy

Former Saturday Night Live writer and performer Al Franken, now a senator from Minnesota, will be returning to host the sketch comedy show that launched his political career. Shortcuts’ intern Ajit Matharu, pictured in the file photo below, was able to talk his way into the writers room at...

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Philosophy

Shortcuts & Delusions: I Love Global Warming

Hello and welcome to Shortcuts & Delusions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Being Libertarian Inc., a division of Uni-Chem Consolidations LLC, a Bilderberg corporation specializing in industrial lubricants, munitions, genetically-modified cauliflower and tricycle wheels! If you’re passing through as part of the bi-hourly tour, please remember to follow the...

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Why Anarchy Can Never Work

All interactions should be completely voluntary, and people should be left to their own devices because the politically monopolistic entity known as the State is grossly inefficient, immoral, and just an outright waste of resources. It seems like such a simple, straight-forward, and intuitive concept, right?  Experientially, we know...

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Taxation Begets Representation – Why Libertarians Shouldn’t Completely Hate Taxes

There are few libertarian mantras more well-known (and more meme-able) than “Taxation is Theft.” So I’m about to raise a few eyebrows as I advocate for what is likely to be seen as highway robbery — taxation has some merit! I’m not going to make the clichéd defense that...

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Shortcuts & Delusions: I Love Global Warming

Hello and welcome to Shortcuts & Delusions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Being Libertarian Inc., a division of Uni-Chem Consolidations LLC, a Bilderberg corporation specializing in industrial lubricants, munitions, genetically-modified cauliflower and tricycle wheels! If you’re passing through as part of the bi-hourly tour, please remember to follow the...

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Digital Privacy Further Eroded By US Dept. of Justice

A U.S. magistrate ruled this past Friday that Google has to comply with FBI search warrants seeking customer emails stored on their company servers located outside of the USA, despite a prior court ruling in July of 2016 stating that the government is not allowed to access Microsoft’s data...

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US Imposes Sanctions on Iran After Ballistic Missile Test

On Thursday, following a recent missile test by the Iranian government, the US Department of the Treasury placed new financial sanctions on several groups the US believes are involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program. The groups involved are subsidiaries of Shahid Hemmat Industrial and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Ghadir...

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China performs mass shutdown of VPN’s bypassing their “ׂGreat Firewall”

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced a major crackdown on VPN services, which encrypt Internet traffic in order to let its citizens have access to websites blocked by the country’s “Great Firewall.” The Ministry stated that “all special cable and VPN services on the mainland needed...

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