CLC Focus on Culture War

There’s been a lot of talk on Facebook and Twitter today about  Glenn Beck hosting The Future of Freedom Foundation’s Jacob Hornberger, Students for Liberty’s Zak Slayback and yours truly, on his The Blaze television show yesterday. Here’s a clip, if you missed it: First, a few thoughts on Beck in general. I have been […]

In order to be successful, populist grassroots movements must have a narrow focus. The antiwar movement of the 1960s, for example, was pretty clear about its mission: End the Vietnam War. Later, other issues would become associated with the movement. Some were related. Others were not. As long as stopping the war remained the movement’s […]

Jon Stewart has long been one of my favorite people in the news business. Yes, he’s a comedian. Yes, he’s a liberal who irks my conservative sensibilities. Yes, he’s often wrong, but he’s principled. This is a rare quality, particularly in the media world. I’ve had the opportunity to meet Stewart on three occasions, each […]

One can be either socially liberal or socially conservative and still be a libertarian. On issues like abortion, gay marriage and drugs, how one views the state’s role, or non-role, in these matters, is usually what determines that individual’s libertarian credentials–not necessarily their personal views on these issues. But there are some libertarians who insist […]

One can be either socially liberal or socially conservative and still be a libertarian. On issues like abortion, gay marriage and drugs, how one views the state’s role, or non-role, in these matters, is usually what determines that individual’s libertarian credentials–not necessarily their personal views on these issues. But there are some libertarians who insist […]

These are by no means all the reviews of Sen. Rand Paul’s foreign policy speech at Heritage last week, but they are particularly noteworthy. I categorized the best I could. Glowing praise: The Washington Times editorial thought it was an important speech that stressed the desperate need to reexamine US foreign policy.  The Washington Times […]

Last week, I wrote about President Barack Obama’s gun-control executive orders, and in it, I said, “You don’t have to be a firearms enthusiast to know that this isn’t a final triumph for gun-control advocates. It’s only the latest chapter.” My argument was that any time you give the government an inch, they will always […]