20,000 illegals with criminal convictions released into U.S. communities in 2015

Apr 28th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Crime and Police Actions, Education, Immigration William Nissen 1 min read
 

 Homeland Security has made some gains in detaining criminal aliens, but still released into the community nearly 20,000 immigrants last year who’d already been convicted of crimes — including hundreds charges with sexual assault, kidnapping or homicide — according to figures sent to Congress this week.

Airbnb: Regulation without Government

Apr 25th, 2016 Uncategorized Bill B. May 1 min read
 

 Robert P. Murphy writes:   Does Airbnb allow landlords to run unregulated hotels? A January report from the American Hotel and Lodging Association says yes: “From Air Mattresses to Unregulated Business: An Analysis of the Other Side of Airbnb.” But the terms chosen for the report assume a choice between political regulation and no regulation. This is a false choice.

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The Presidential Campaign 2016 PART III: The Race

Apr 11th, 2016 Elections, Government, Liberty, Politics Bill B. May 7 min read
 

 The Presidential Campaign 2016 Part I: The Election of 2016 The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business…

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The Presidential Campaign 2016 Part II: Back to Basics

 

 Part I: The Election of 2016 The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business as usual with Donald…

Part I: The Election of 2016

Apr 9th, 2016 Elections, Government, Liberty, Politics Bill B. May 4 min read
 

 POLITICS Part I: The Election of 2016   The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business as usual…

The Sum of All Fears

Dec 30th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Liberty Robert May 1 min read
 

 Cal Thomas writes: President Obama and members of his administration assure us we have nothing to fear when it comes to terrorism. Whether you accept this, or not — and opinion polls show a majority do not — there is another fear that in large part is behind the phenomenon known as Donald Trump. It is the fear we are in danger of losing America.

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Principles Count, Even In War?

 

 by Bill B. May We posted an article today by Larry Diamond, associated with the conservative Hoover Institution, that says we must not give up our principles in fighting ISIS.  Largely the article was a slam at Donald Trump.   But let’s think about his comments a bit. Basically, he is saying that even in war, we should uphold our basic principles which is fine…

“Back Doors for Good Guys Means Back Doors for Bad Guys”–Unpacking Another Claim

Dec 26th, 2015 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Liberty, Social Issues, Technology Robert May 1 min read
 

 Herb Lin writes:   Tim Cook deserves huge amounts of credit for saying in plain language what the opponents of back doors are saying.  In another article, this time in Computerworld, Cook is quoted as saying that “But the reality is if you put a back door in, that back door’s for everybody, for good guys and bad guys.”

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The Selfishness of the Open-Borders Crowd

 

 by Bill B. May Many Libertarians subscribe to a policy of open-borders:  The freedom of people anywhere in the world to move freely where they wish.  For example, this article, What We May Not Give: A New Life, in a Free Country laments that an individual cannot give a charitable contribution to help bring a refugee into the United States. I’m all for allowing the individual to…