From Rasmussen Reports - a commentary by Debra J. Saunders
In the last decade, the symbol for profligate federal spending was the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" ... This decade the symbol for federal pork-barrel excess may well be Trains to Nowhere -- and if Democrats get their way, those boondoggles could span the country. At least in blue states.
On Tuesday, December 14 Libertarian Councilman Doug Burlison teamed up with fellow Councilman Dan Chiles at the Library Center in Springfield, MO to talk about medical marijuana. With approximately 100 in attendance, this forum proved to be very successful in its aim to educate people on a topic very often misunderstood.
The Libertarian National Committee is now accepting applications for our spring internship program. Primarily, the program is focused on expanding communication between the national office, party members, and potential members. This is accomplished by addressing questions about the party platform, participating in grassroots events, and online activism. In addition, interns assist with fundraising, blog writing, research, and administrative tasks.
California Libertarian, Tad Lumpkin, recently appeared on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano for a video he recently created.
American Dream is a cartoon film about our monetary system and disastrous consequences of the Federal Reserve and a central banking system. On Freedom Watch, Lumpkin explains that his reason for creating this cartoon was to engage people in a topic that is otherwise difficult to understand while simultaneously bringing people together under the ideas of liberty and freedom.
Are TSA procedures really making us safer? - by Judge Jim Gray
Last year, thousands and thousands of Americans at the airport lost at least 30 minutes of their lifetimes by standing in longer lines and complying with all of the TSA's increasingly laborious, invasive and time-consuming restrictions.
I'm sure you've seen the media reports of how President Obama and the Republicans are making deals for big increases in government spending (while keeping tax rates very high). Ethanol subsidies, more unfunded unemployment spending, etc.
Every year, the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship Program awards students who engage in liberty- advancing research or work to promote liberty in their academics.
Fellowships are open to graduate students whose research and career goals focus on liberty- advancing subjects. Fellowships are also given to exceptional junior and senior undergraduates who currently participate in liberty- related activities and who plan on pursuing a career in academia. Fellowships range anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000; last year, IHS awarded 180 fellowships totaling more than $650,000.
The Libertarian Party turns 39 today. We wish LP founder David Nolan were alive for this birthday.
Some Libertarian Party leadership has talked about the possibility of a major 40th birthday celebration next year in Washington, D.C. No plans have been made, but you might mark your calendar just in case.
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