April 25, 2022 5:00 am

“Let people live their lives”

That simple statement explains so much of what is wrong with today’s society – with world society and our so-called civilization. “Live and let live” used to be a popular American slogan, both in the biggest and most crowded of … Continue reading

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April 22, 2022 4:00 am

Freedom Is a Victim of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

This war, like all wars, will invigorate the state and be deadly to liberty.

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April 12, 2022 5:00 am

The Democrats’ war on the Bill of Rights, Part A

Note: Although this commentary attacks the Democratic Party, much of its membership, leadership, and supporters, please do NOT think that the Republican Party (the GOP), its leadership, much of its membership, and its supporters do NOT have their own war … Continue reading

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April 8, 2022 5:00 am

Our cultural heritage – or theft?

Please consider this quote. It is, let me add, a statement with which we at TPOL do NOT agree. The Fifty States – and indeed Canada and Mexico – DID derive SOME of its wealth, its values, its food, and … Continue reading

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April 6, 2022 11:01 am

What a horrible person I am! Are you?

I understand that cognitive dissonance is perception of contradictory information. It is typical of politicians and other parasites on human society, I am told. It is a matter of believing two (or more) different “facts” or beliefs or values that … Continue reading

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April 1, 2022 5:00 pm

Are some societies and people better than others?

Humans are, well, weird. We can blame it all on the Creator, of course. He gave us free will: the ability to decide for ourselves what to think, say, and do. Well, some of us think so. Others say we … Continue reading

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March 22, 2022 11:01 am

The Supreme Court Uses Twisted Logic to Protect US Agents Committing Torture

Reading Time: 5 minutes   The Supreme Court declared last week that Americans have no right to learn the grisly details of CIA torture because the CIA has never formally confessed its crimes. The verdict symbolizes how the rule of law has become l…

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March 22, 2022 11:01 am

Generations of love – generations of hate

We all face the fact that we carry ancestral and historical baggage around with us. And that society is significantly (and often badly) impacted by that. Lovers of liberty need to remember we are all individuals. Yes, we fit in … Continue reading

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March 2, 2022 5:00 pm

We are still here! And the world isn’t ending yet!

Our apologies for a week-long absence, but we are still here and still going strong. As is the planet. The wars and rumors of war meter have spiked the last week or so, but the big missiles aren’t flying, and … Continue reading

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March 2, 2022 10:15 am

My New Article on “Immigration and the Economic Freedom of Natives”

It explains how immigration restrictions massively diminish both the “negative” and “positive” economic liberty of natives of receiving countries.

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February 23, 2022 10:21 am

P. J. O’Rourke: Maverick Author, Humorist and Cultural Critic for Liberty (1947–2022)

We were greatly saddened by the news that our very dear friend Patrick Jake “P.J.” O’Rourke had passed away on February 15th, at the age of 74, of complications from lung cancer. P.J. was peerless as a maverick journalist, essayist, humorist, and New York Times bestselling author, who we were privileged to know and…
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February 19, 2022 11:01 am

Taking another look: Is it time yet? Freedom = I won’t

About a year ago, I asked the same questions: How can we, to quote Harry Browne, live free in an unfree world? Is it, to restate Claire Wolfe’s question, time to shoot them? Now in February 2022, the world seems … Continue reading

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