You know I’d rather read political philosophy than a Daenerys chapter in Game of Thrones.
UPDATE: Welcome, reason readers! Make sure to follow me on Twitter at @jdkolassa! There’s been a new trend in political writing over the past few months: the notion of “libertarian populism.” After doing the autopsy on the Republican Party’s downright pathetic 2012 presidential campaign–something that the GOP should have won handily, but instead lost miserably–many [...]
Everyone tells me I need to be on social media if I want my stuff promoted. I gotta be on there to be heard, to be seen, to get things done. If I’ve learned anything in the past few years, though, it’s that that may not be necessarily true. Indeed, social media has some serious [...]
Yesterday, I went and saw the new movie The Heat with friends. I hadn’t even heard of it before I went (sue me, I don’t watch TV commercials, or all that much of TV, honestly), but I had a free comp ticket so I decided to use it. (I got the comp ticket from the last [...]
I am not writing a political post. (I am not writing a political post. I am not writing…) I am merely bookmarking something for later reference here where I can easily find it. But since it is interesting, I also want to share it. http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2012/11/what-is-left-libertarianism/#comment-720115697 martinbrock I broadly identify with the “left-wing market anarchist” view [...]
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was planning on publishing this post earlier, but of course all of the stories about the DC scandals broke. So I’m just going to publish this now. My intention is to make this the last political post on this website for a time, and then switch gears to writing more stuff on, [...]
Earlier this month, I wrote an essay for Cato Unbound regarding the topic of fusionism, which is a theory of sorts that libertarianism works best when slaved to conservatism. A blogger, by the name of Neal Dewing, took umbrage at this and wrote a response. Now, normally I am perfectly fine with this. But, in [...]
So let’s sum up the Obama Administration’s scandals so far: The IRS aggressively scrutinizing conservative 501(c)(4) applicants merely because they had “Tea Party” or “Patriots” in the name. DOJ seized all the private records of AP journalists for who knows what reason. The EPA waives FOIA fees for liberal groups, but hounds conservative/libertarian groups for [...]
My response essay to Jacque Otto is now up at Cato Unbound: http://www.cato-unbound.org/2013/05/07/jeremy-kolassa/unequal-treaty Read it, and all the others!
I’m extremely pleased to announce that I am participating in the May 2013 edition of Cato Unbound (@CatoUnbound), the most intelligent online journal of intellectualism. The topic of this month is fusionism, specifically between libertarians and conservatives. My good friend and America’s Iron Lady, Jacque Otto (@jacque_otto) is kicking off with a lead essay, followed [...]