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Is there safety in numbers?

By Nathan Barton Ron Paul recently discussed the latest report by the NSA on their domestic surveillance program: they monitored half-a-billion domestic phone calls and text messages in 2017. Now, that sounds like a lot, doesn’t it?  But after all, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 01 December 2015, #15-48B: Clunkers and Junkers

By Nathan Barton If you haven’t had one yourself, you know someone who has: an old clunker that just keeps breaking down, one thing after another, and always a bit more expensive. Finally, you give up and decide it is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 2 June 2015, #15-22A: Real versus Dream Worlds

By Nathan Barton Wired (and many other sources) report and are outraged that Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life, “On Friday [Ross] Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in creating and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-49A: Fun and dreary weather! AND stool pigeons?

By Nathan Barton Good morning, and welcome to December, 2014.  We are in the midst of the holidays, and things are fun for many folks, dreary for others.  Travel is more difficult, and apt to be delayed due to weather. … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-29B: Nanny State Stupidity

By Nathan Barton In Texas, the cartels are “suspected” as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande. Mama’s Note: Maybe they should borrow some guns from the post office and shoot back…  Do they even have “rape whistles?” … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-15D: Politics 2014, Crash of 2009, and Insane Asylums

By Nathan Barton A good morning and top of the day to you.  Lots of things happening behind the scenes these days.  We are getting closer to election day (less than six months) and all kinds of fun things are … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-12A: Theft is a many-splendored thing.

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  If you haven’t already, visit and read my rant “In my inbox…” written on a cold, snowy Saturday afternoon here in the Paha Sapa. Even as I am going through news stories right now, looking … Continue reading

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