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Trump’s Foreign Policy: Obama’s Third Term, Bush’s Fifth

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Obama’s Third Term, Bush’s Fifth

, By Thomas L. Knapp “Let me begin by saying that although this has been billed as an anti-war rally, I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war in all circumstances,” Illinois State Senator Barack Obama said in 2002. Later in the same speech: “What I am opposed to is a […]

Trump: Just the Newest Leader of an Old Cult

Trump: Just the Newest Leader of an Old Cult

. By Thomas L. Knapp In his first week as president of the United States, Donald Trump issued a flurry of executive orders on a number of subjects. Some of those orders, such as his withdrawal of presidential recommendation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty (presidents propose treaties, the Senate ratifies them) and a hiring freeze […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Post Election Thoughts

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Post Election Thoughts

  By L. Neil Smith Okay, the 2016 General Election is well and truly over, and I fully intend this to be my final commentary on it. Many individuals have written to me or about me, denigrating, in various ways, my difficult decision to vote for Donald J. Trump. As I had already explained at […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Secrets and Lies

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Secrets and Lies

. By L. Neil Smith It was announced today that the thirty-five year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning has been Providentially commuted. Barack Obama deserves no credit for this, he’s only planting land-mines for Donald Trump.When she is released in May (no, I don’t know why the delay), she will have served seven years, during […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Brady, Trump and Ft. Lauderdale

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Brady, Trump and Ft. Lauderdale

. By L. Neil Smith Various news-floozies and gentlemen-of-the-evening, denizens of the round-heeled mass media, specimens with the raw intelligence and attention-span of paramecia, appear to have already forgotten the January 6th mass-shooting in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida in which an eerie little goblin with an Hispanic name and Middle Eastern aspirations shot up an airport […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Life and Death in Today’s Chicago

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Life and Death in Today’s Chicago

. By L. Neil Smith  It is long past time that somebody _sane_ considered the problem of violent crime in the nation’s “Second City”. This is not brain science; it is not rocket surgery. The unfortunate metropolis’s 762 shooting deaths in 2016 alone, its 4378 shootings (not very good shots in Chicago, are they?), are […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Yoko Oh-No!

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — Yoko Oh-No!

. By L. Neil Smith  It says here (in an altogether too-brief Breitbart piece by their gun-guy AWR Hawkins, that the internationally-famous cuckoo Yoko Ono is celebrating the 36th anniversary of John Lennon’s death by calling for “gun control”, which my regular readers are aware is more accurately termed “victim disarmament”. I don’t have a […]

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — The Radical’s Obligation

L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE — The Radical’s Obligation

. By L. Neil Smith  I had a “discussion” earlier this week, online, with an individual attempting to excuse the many and grievous shortcomings of Libertarian Party Presidential candidates over the years. I had remarked that it was a damned shame that the LP has always been unable — or unwilling — to nominate a […]

Backpage.com: Dismissal is Insufficient — Charge Kamala Harris

Backpage.com: Dismissal is Insufficient — Charge Kamala Harris

, By Thomas L. Knapp On November 1, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman dismissed pimping charges against Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, as well as the site’s controlling shareholders, Michael Lacey and James Larkin, on free speech grounds. The ruling is a victory against Internet censorship, but it’s just a start. It’s […]

America: Time for an Amicable Divorce?

America: Time for an Amicable Divorce?

. By Thomas L. Knapp Every four years, the United States elects a new president. And every four years, the outcome makes some Americans so unhappy that talk of secession — never completely absent from our ongoing political discussion — gets a big bump in the “trending topics” lists.  2016 seems to be shaping up […]