Libertarian

Learning That Warmongering and Nation-Building Don’t Work

Washington officials of both political parties have yet to tire of America’s permanent state of war; a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples, societies, and nations. Only when the American people insist that politicians make peace, not war, will The Libertarian Moment finally arrive.

The Conservative Divide Over Ferguson

Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Douthat says within the commentariat, the most interesting division has opened within American conservatism, where a large group of conservative and libertarian writers have been much less inclined than perhaps they/we would have been thirty years ago to give the police the benefit of the doubt. 

Does Rand Have a Ron Paul Problem?

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

The former congressman’s recent actions do not seem to be helping a likely Rand presidential run.

Should Egypt Adopt U.S. Constitution?

Ed Krayewski, Reason.com

Some Libertarians believe our Constitution should be a model for Egypt. Would it really work?

Rand Paul vs. Ron Paul

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

Rand Paul must clarify how his politics are different from his father's if he's serious about 2016.

The Rand Paul Moment

Rich Lowry, Politico

True, the issues seem to be breaking his way, but there’s also an “interesting” quality about him.

Is Sarah Palin Going Libertarian?

Nick Gillespie, Reason

Palin fans won’t like this, but one can’t ignore the fact that she’s showing some RPaul qualities.

Why Ideologues Are So Dangerous

In Part VI of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that conservatives tend to respect tradition; they look at what has worked up until now and favor that, until another idea comes along that proves to work better. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.