In today’s episode, host Marc Clair is joined by Ryan McMaken, editor of The Mises Wire and The Austrian over at The Mises Institute, and author of the book “Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisue and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.” In the show you’ll hear Marc and Ryan discuss: Ryan’s windy road to libertarianism, which parallelled his path from atheism to catholicism, eventually leading him to the Mises Institute, natural rights, and Rothbard. Why he enjoys writing about “radical decentralization”, and finds no value in those who
John Odermatt of Felony Friday joins Brian McWilliams on the latest episode of Mr. Johnson’s Libertyhood to look at the latest actions of Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and running mate Bill Weld. Brian and John can’t help but talk about Aleppo, because really, who isn’t talking about Aleppo (after Googling “Aleppo”), but fortunately also delve into Gary’s newspaper endorsements, “Kelo” being a barometer for Supreme Court Justice nominations, Veteran support, and an enjoyable celebrity calling for debate inclusion. They also
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair is joined by Mike Lofgren, a former U.S. Congressional aide who has written several books detailing what he learned during his time in Congress, including his latest “Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government.” Mike gets things started by describing how he became a Congressional aide, and why he came to review the Republican Party as resembling an “apocalyptic cult.” Mike then details the “Deep State” –
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair is welcomes in Dr. Jeffrey A. Singer – a physician, columnist, and political activist. Dr. Singer is an adjunct scholar with the CATO Institute, has written extensively on the government’s role in the health care industry, and has been heavily involved in political action to limit this role for much of his career. Dr. Singer details why he ended up pursuing the medical profession and how this pursuit ended up coinciding with political philosophy.
In the latest Lions of Liberty debate reaction show, Marc Clair gathers a pride of liberty lions to break down the third Democratic Debate. Marc welcomes in Lions regulars Brian McWilliams and Howie Snowdon, along with special guest, the original Blue Republican, Robin Koerner! They discuss Hillary Clinton’s masterful ability to avoid actually answering questions, how Bernie Sanders is able to tap into a commonly held sense of economic injustice, and look at the pros and cons of Martin O’Malley.
In the thrilling conclusion to a story which has been covered at this very website before, Ohio voters have overwhelmingly shot down a proposal to legalize marijuana in that state. And this may shock some people who have heard me refer to the War on Drugs as “the greatest affront committed by our government upon its citizens” (in fact, I said this very thing in my recent interview with John McAfee! What a convenient plug opportunity!), but at the end
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in liberty activist and fellow Los Angelean, Nick Hankoff! Nick details how the combined influence of George Carlin, Ayn Rand and Ron Paul set him down the path of liberty activism. Marc and Nick discuss the vibrant liberty scene in Los Angeles and make plans to meet up later that evening at a local liberty “Liberty on the Rocks” event (Editor’s Note: and we did!) Nick describes how he and his fellow “liberty
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair is joined by patent attorney Bobby Walling to discuss…no, not intellectual property, but his exciting new web series “Unsustainable”! Bobby describes how he first came to identify as a libertarian through a political test in high school, and what led him to begin producing videos in order to advance the ideas of liberty. Marc and Bobby discuss the video projects which led to “Unsustainable”, and talk about everything
The first GOP debate is behind us, leaving a trail of spittle and massively unequal speaking times. I’ll delve deeper into the debate theatrics, but let’s assign some Pauluses & Minuses for some early week antics, then dig into the meat. Jesse Benton Indicted – Rand SuperPac in Trouble? I can’t say Jesse Benton has been well liked in libertarian circles. But he has a long history with the Paul family. He worked on both Ron Paul campaigns in 2008
On the heels of President Obama’s speech to the NAACP, Bill Clinton – who rightly should have been booed off the stage – apologized yesterday for the terrible legislation he signed during his presidency that sentenced many non-violent offenders to lengthy prison terms and other young men to life sentences due to the “three strikes” rule. From CNN: “I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” Clinton told an audience at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored