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Sebastian’s Blogiversary Reflection

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When we started Unfettered Equality, a popular article in New York Magazine asked “Has The Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Three years later, in Politico: “The End of the Libertarian Dream?” It’s been a… Continue reading

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” — Milan Kundera I. Invention One of the first documentations of African people in British North America dates to 1619,… Continue reading

Our Rubicon Moment

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While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens, I sadly… Continue reading

The Seven Stages of Watching the Presidential Debate

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Remember when you’d watch a 90’s sitcom, and a celebrity from another popular show would make a guest appearance, and the canned audience track would go, “Woooooooo!”? That was this debate. That was… Continue reading

Private Eyes

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Last week, Bloomberg uncovered a secret surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been testing since January. Without notifying any elected officials or members of the public, the police outfitted small… Continue reading

Yeezy 2020?

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  If Kayne West runs for president in 2020*, can he count on your vote? Before you answer, what if I tell you the alternative is Ted Cruz? Consider this counterfactual. President Hillary… Continue reading

Last Young Gun Standing

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About sixteen months ago, fresh on the heels of Eric Cantor’s humiliating primary defeat, I predicted that Paul Ryan would soon be shaking in his boots. Lo, it has come to pass. At… Continue reading

Rand Paul and the Art of Privilege Checking

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There were many, many great moments in yesterday’s Republican Presidential Debate, and a few surprises as well. For one, the mere fact that CNN isn’t Fox News lent the moderators and candidates an… Continue reading

The Know Nothing Party, 2.0

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Reader, perhaps you too have turned on your television, taken in a news program, and thought, “What the hell is going on in America right now?!” Fear not. Because if history teaches us… Continue reading