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Why Donald Trump is no conservative

Why Donald Trump is no conservative

James Bickerton August 29, 2017 1

The most significant political occurrence of the last few years has been the development of Donald J. Trump from narcissistic bigoted windbag to narcissistic bigoted windbag who controls what is by some margin the

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Truly Free Markets Must Permit Discrimination

Truly Free Markets Must Permit Discrimination

Lee Jenkins March 13, 2014 4

Freedom to enter into contracts includes the freedom to refuse, on any grounds. Libertarians and Classical Liberals will quickly and enthusiastically tell you of the benefits of free markets and liberty; lower taxes, more

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Is Barack Obama  the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Is Barack Obama the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Backbencher March 7, 2014 0

George Clough considers the extent to which the modern US presidency is an ‘imperial presidency’ In 1973 Arthur Schlesinger published The Imperial Presidency, the book that first presented the idea of imperial presidential tendencies.

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Chris Christie: A Bridge Too Far?

Chris Christie: A Bridge Too Far?

Backbencher January 11, 2014 1

Chris Christie may have – just – saved himself, but has he saved his campaign? US politics has a strange phenomenon known as the Invisible Primary, the period of time before the actual primaries

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Firing Blanks? Libertarians & Gun Control

Firing Blanks? Libertarians & Gun Control

Lee Jenkins January 9, 2014 11

Why are British libertarians a bit wobbly when it comes to packing heat? For American libertarians, gun ownership isn’t even totemic, it’s a no-brainer. Without the means to protect yourself and your property, every

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Rand Paul To Sue The NSA

Rand Paul To Sue The NSA

Richard Elliott January 4, 2014 0

And he might just win Early this morning GMT/late last night Stateside, libertarian favourite and Republican Senator Rand Paul announced his intention to sue the NSA as a result of the leaked information in

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Shameful Omission Of Black Anti-Slavery Campaigners From History

Shameful Omission Of Black Anti-Slavery Campaigners From History

Backbencher October 31, 2013 3

Why are key figures in the history of slavery notably absent from the curriculum? Slavery. Right now you’re thinking of Mississippian cotton fields staffed by legions of battered, bruised and beaten slaves while slave

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Toothless Dragon: The Myth Of China’s Century

Toothless Dragon: The Myth Of China’s Century

Lee Jenkins October 24, 2013 0

When they have nothing else to talk about, analysts and strategists can always find a market of people keen to hear how China is poised to dominate the globe. But scratch the surface, and

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Gerrymandering, not the constitution, caused the US shutdown

Gerrymandering, not the constitution, caused the US shutdown

Backbencher October 19, 2013 0

Gerrymandering indirectly caused the government shutdown by reducing Congressmen’s ability to compromise. Fixing them would cost nothing and provide real benefits. Surely even the most optimistic of Republicans must admit that they ‘lost’ these

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US Government shutdown will be resolved quicker than you think

US Government shutdown will be resolved quicker than you think

Backbencher October 14, 2013 1

If a compromise is not reached in four days, then the USA will default. However, game theory suggests that this is highly unlikely. It also suggests that the Republicans will be the ones to

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