What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again.
After a terrorist attack, it's natural to ask: What can politicians do to keep us safe? One thing they could do is actually focus on keeping us safe rather than devoting so much time, energy and hot air to the many things government does instead of protecting lives and property.
Sometimes I like Donald Trump.
We love to complain about elites, people who seem to have a special advantage, privileges in life. I get annoyed by the Kardashians and other spoiled rich kids. They didn't work for their wealth. They don't contribute.
This Halloween, what do you fear? I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedoms.
In a democracy, citizens must be able to criticize their leaders. It's a reason America's founders put free speech in the Bill of Rights. I assumed that right is safe in the United States. So I was shocked to learn what happened in Wisconsin.
A plurality of Americans now support laws against "hate speech."
North Korea is called the "worst place on earth" for good reason.
Bill Clinton says Hillary is a victim of a right-wing conspiracy.
Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential.
How many wars can we fight? Our presidential candidates demand "stronger action" against both illegal immigration and illegal drugs. But those goals conflict. The War on Drugs makes border enforcement much harder!
I'm upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity -- regulation.
People have long lists of things they think the market can't possibly do -- from building subways to fighting wars. Sometimes, the market does them anyway
OK, my list isn't very scientific. It's also probably unfair that I give demerits to candidates such as Huckabee, Christie and others who explicitly and cluelessly denounce libertarians.
Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.
Clearly, lots of Americans are mad about immigration. But we libertarians believe that people trapped in horrible countries deserve a chance at a better life and that free trade in labor, not just products, is a good thing.
My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something.
The government's environmental rules defeat even environmentalists. Thomas Collier is a Democrat who managed environmental policy for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he noticed a mining opportunity in Alaska, one he calls "the single largest deposit of gold and silver that is not being developed in the entire world."
The taxi cartels, which provide inferior service and are micromanaged by government, don't like getting competition from efficient companies like Uber.
Obamacare! The War on Drugs! A War on Poverty! Prohibition! The idea that government will bring social progress isn't new.