Category Archives: Commentary on the News

Election day blues, redux

By Nathan Barton It’s only been three days, so we are all still digesting the election results. But it is clear, whomever and whatever measures DID win. In the 2018 national and local elections, generally, liberty lost. I understand that … Continue reading

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Trump, Pittsburgh, and the royal presidency

By Nathan Barton Well, actually, by Tom Knapp.  Tom beat me to the punch this morning or last night by writing an EXCELLENT commentary about the way that The Donald is being treated by politicians and others at all levels … Continue reading

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Birthright citizenship – a libertarian value?

By Nathan Barton Wow, the Donald has a way of riling people, doesn’t he? His latest “gaff” seems to demonstrate he’s not lost any skill in angering and upsetting people.  And is willing to do so regardless of mere things … Continue reading

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Supreme Court – worth fighting and fussing about?

By Nathan Barton Eric Holder, that wonderful paragon of government service “to the people” and incredible example of strict adherent of the rule of law, has condemned the Nazgul, questioning the body’s legitimacy in the wake of adding Kavenaugh to … Continue reading

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Political theater, at its worst

By Nathan Barton It has been virtually impossible, for the last two weeks, to NOT have to hear something about the popular daytime (and nighttime) political soap opera starring Kenneth Branagh – whoops, sorry – Brett Kavanaugh, with its cast … Continue reading

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No more “Garfield on my fork”?

By Nathan Barton CBS and MSN News reports (the headline is inaccurate) that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to outlaw eating cats and dogs here in the Fifty States. There IS an exemption: AmerInd can eat … Continue reading

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Eating their own… even if long dead

By Nathan Barton There is afoot a proposal, “bipartisan” of course, to rename the Russell (Old) Senate Office Building (SOB – a worthy acronym for the place) in honor of recently dead John McCain. It is fascinating to compare these … Continue reading

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