Monthly Archives: November 2012

A+, RadFems and The ‘New McCarthyism’

“Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch hunts.” – Desi Arnaz Back in the 1950’s, Senator Joe McCarthy made a rather infamous name for himself by making accusations of treason, disloyalty and subversion without the benefit of evidence. It was ‘guilt by association,’ of the worst kind. Many people lost jobs and had…

Libertarians, Socialism and a Political Duopoly

“Where I depart from most of my Libertarian brethren is that I am not a purist. I believe that before libertarian principles can be enacted, that we must have a basic framework whereby food, shelter, clothing are rights, not privileges… and that health care and education are accessible to everyone. Only then can the marketplace…

Legalized Marijuana: Only 38 More States To Go

“Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use.” – That’s A Fact, Jack So, last night, voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures to allow adults to use marijuana for any purpose. Yes, the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana use creeps ahead as more people realize that the dangers put forth by the anti-marijuana propaganda machines are pretty…

Your Vote Counts, Regardless of the Electoral College

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’” – Isaac Asimov Do you live in the United States? Have you voted, yet? Today is Election Day. If you have not already participated…