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
There is no doubt the concept of ride-sharing is revolutionizing transportation in the United States and the world. While the predictable and perhaps inevitable cronyism of the industry is already occurring, these companies certainly help to paint a more clear vision of how transportation can better be managed by non-coercive entities as opposed to the coercive monopolies which control much the world’s transportation, whether its through direct control of railroads and buses or simply through government control of roads. In
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair is joined by Jason Stapleton, the host of the Jason Stapleton Program and the man behind the forthcoming LibertyOne, a brand new libertarian radio and television network dedicated to promoting individual liberty and free markets. Jason starts off by describing how he evolved from a full-blown neocon as a Marine serving in Afghanistan and Iraq into the fiery libertarian talk show host he is today. When Jason was
The city of Santa Monica, which is just minutes from both Marc Clair and myself, has instituted some highly questionable new regulations that target AirBnb style rentals and are predicted to lead to a shut down of 80% of the short-term rentals within months. Forbes reports: The Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica has instituted the nation’s toughest regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb. Starting today, hosts will have to live on the property during the renter’s stay, register for