In today’s episode, Marc is joined by Tea Party co-founder and energy freedom advocate, Debbie Dooley! Debbie describes how she helped to launch the current “Tea Party” movement, her battles against energy monopolies in Georgia, how companies who cause environmental damage should be dealt with, her opposition to the Paris Accord, and why she has hope for greater energy freedom under the Trump administration. Download this episode (right click and save) Discussed in this episode: Conservatives for Energy Freedom “Government Should
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 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 this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, we featured the much-awaited return of “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!” Host Marc Clair welcomes in fellow liquored-up Lions of Liberty co-founders Brian McWilliams and John Odermatt to give their instant reaction to the very first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle. They give their slightly tipsy take on all the candidates – Hill Dawg, Bernie Sanders, Mike O’Malley, Jim Webb and yes, even Lincoln Chafee. Fueled by
In today’s episode, host Marc Clair welcomes in economist and author Steve Horwitz on his recent article entitled “Don’t Smash the State.” But first Steve reveals how he first became introduced to the ideas of liberty, Steve and Marc discuss how works of fiction can often be the impetus towards a further philosophical pursuit. Steve explains why he embraced the idea of “pushing the button” to “end the State” overnight when he was a young libertarian, and just what insights
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 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
In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair welcomes in author Nomi Prins to discuss her latest book “All the President’s Bankers”, an incredibly thorough look at the crony relationship between major banking elites and the U.S. Presidency in modern history. Ms Prins details how her early career in the banking industry exposed her to the behind the scenes machinations of bankers and politicians, and explains what drove her to dig deeper and expose the corruption.