On being a libertarian and minding one’s own business

Most devotees of the libertarian mindset pride themselves on being above the fray of other people’s messy emotions and biases.  They come down on the side of gay marriage because that shows their willingness to allow others to make their … Continue reading

Federal Judge Rules D.C. ban on handguns outside home unconstitutional

Another victory for civil rights by Alan Gura, Palmer v. District of Columbia. Washington D.C. prohibits registration of a gun by anyone not a resident of the District, and prohibits carrying a firearm without a permit. The so-called “permits” are … Continue reading

David Mamet’s Intellectual Journey Through Politics

For thirty years, David Mamet was a force in theater and film, championing liberalism in his movies and plays, exploring the ethics of the business world, the struggles of the “oppressed,” and the [supposed] flaws of capitalism. But then something … Continue reading

DC Circuit delivers death blow to Obamacare subsidies

UPDATE:  Just a few hours after Halbig v. Burwell was released by the DC Circuit the 4th Circuit issued its ruling in an identical case, and reaching just the opposite conclusion. Unlike the DC Circuit judges, the 4th Circuit judges … Continue reading

Millennial’s crazy belief system

If the polls are correct, the so-called “millennials”, those born from about 1984-1996, currently in the 18-30 age group, hold beliefs about politics and government so hopelessly inconsistent you’d have to wonder what they’ve been smoking.  A clear majority of … Continue reading

The “hair trigger” problem for a defensive handgun

What makes a gun easier to shoot intentionally makes it easier to shoot unintentionally.  There are legal as well as practical implications to this. Self defense is a complete defense to a charge of homicide or assault.  It is also … Continue reading

Rick Santelli on the Fed, Money and Markets

This is good, in fact, it’s awesome. Nobody agrees with Santelli but thats probably as is must be since they’re all Wall Street cheerleaders and he is…exactly right. June 14, 2014, on CNBC: … Continue reading

Capitalism, Socialism, and Morality

You may know, perhaps from personal experience, that if you put a bumper sticker on your car that reveals or even suggests that you are a conservative your car may be keyed.  Liberal bumper stickers don’t elicit keying.  Conservatives, as … Continue reading