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  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    Another Libertarian Moment?

    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year.

  • Freedom to Disagree

    Freedom to Disagree

    “Should a Jewish baker be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding?”

  • The Art of Trump

    The Art of Trump

    Hooray for Donald Trump!

  • Regulating the Future

    Regulating the Future

    We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get “out of control.”

  • Joy and Bad Law

    Joy and Bad Law

    According to, Jennifer Lawrence probably won’t win best actress at the Oscars Sunday.

  • Robot Cars

    Robot Cars

    The Tesla S is the closest thing to a totally driverless car available now. I had to leave my state to test-drive it. New York’s archaic laws forbid taking both hands off the wheel.

  • High-Tech Ted

    High-Tech Ted

    Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire’s primary, Ted Cruz talked more about “free-market principles” and a “commitment to the Constitution” and said “no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington.” Politico ran the headline “Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian.”

  • Political Arrogance

    Political Arrogance

    After the Iowa caucus results, it looks like Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio in November!

  • Running on Empty

    Running on Empty

    Cars run on fuel. Politicians run on votes, and they’ll do almost anything to get them.

  • Economic Myths

    Economic Myths

    Hillary Clinton: “Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!”

  • Optimism and Obama

    Optimism and Obama

    In the commercial that President Obama released prior to his final State of the Union address, Obama said he would tell Congress how “optimistic” he is about America’s future. Good.

  • Bettors Know Better Than Pundits

    Bettors Know Better Than Pundits

    Want to know who the next president will be?

  • 2015


    Terrorism! Crime! Deadly storms! Hillary Clinton! We reporters focus on bad news, but at year’s end, let’s remember what went right. 2015 was a better time to be alive than most any prior point in history. The rich got richer. | Read More »

  • Politicians Without Borders

    Politicians Without Borders

    When driving on treacherous roads, guardrails are useful. If you fall asleep or maybe you’re just a bad driver, guardrails may prevent you from going off a cliff.

  • Pretend Answers on Terror

    Pretend Answers on Terror

    I wish I were as confident as many politicians and news commentators. They know what America should do about ISIS and terrorism.

  • Liberty, Fraternity, Security

    Liberty, Fraternity, Security

    What should we do about terrorism? After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches to be conducted without warrants.

  • The Smear

    The Smear

    This week my TV show is on gun control. I interviewed activist Leah Barrett, who wants stricter gun laws.

  • Self-Defenseless


    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris’ Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn’t come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers?

  • Anti-Liberty Politicians

    Anti-Liberty Politicians

    After a terrorist attack, it’s natural to ask: What can politicians do to keep us safe? One thing they could do is actually focus on keeping us safe rather than devoting so much time, energy and hot air to the many things government does instead of protecting lives and property.

  • My Trump Problem

    My Trump Problem

    Sometimes I like Donald Trump. He makes me laugh when he mocks reporters’ stupid questions.