Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Who is to blame? Misunderstanding news

By Nathan Barton According to an article in Raw Story, a Pew Research Center survey has found that many Americans grapple with recognizing facts in news stories. My heart bleeds for them.  And for the Fifty States. Here is FND’s … Continue reading

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Copyright trolls and government albatrosses

By Nathan Barton Government, and government  monopolies, are bad enough. Especially things like the Post Office (USPS).  The “justice system” (the Nazgul) is yet another perfect example of such. Government abuse of the court system is sickening. But bad as … Continue reading

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A “Reason”able accomodation?

By Nathan Barton Reason Magazine recently told the story of the tiny Liberty County (Texas) Vindicator’s fight with Facebook. In short, the Vindicator was not able to publish part of its serialization of the Declaration of Independence because a Facebook … Continue reading

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A new civil war?

By Nathan Barton Warnings or threats or attempts at self-fulfilling prophesy? All kinds of articles and comments are appearing in June about an upcoming civil war.  A war between the “liberals” and the “conservatives.” A war that might actually merit … Continue reading

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The Great Sales Tax Scam

By Nathan Barton The great guys at Agora Financial/Laissez Faire sent this out recently: For the record: As anticipated here [Agora Financial] Tuesday, the Supreme Court has just cleared the way for states to start collecting sales tax from online … Continue reading

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How do we fight evil?

By Nathan Barton You may have read this story recently: A national lemonade company is helping kids busted for illegal lemonade stands. The Company is CountryTime. It is their response to a problem that has been around for years, but … Continue reading

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Does it matter?

By Nathan Barton You may have seen this picture. Apparently a lot of people have, thanks to the former 1600 PA squatter’s speechwriter Jon Favreau. He had shared the images on Twitter, mistakenly believing they were taken during Donald Trump’s presidency, … Continue reading

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