Opinion

Opinion

Darla Mercado: Don't celebrate the tax refund, implies that you have overpaid on taxes to the IRS throughout the year 

Rick Falkvinge: Swedish Court ruling requiring ISP to block Pirate Bay break Roman era principle of messenger immunity, toothless example of textbook censorship which can blow back on IP-dependent industries 

Iulian Bretonescu: Soviet nostalgia driven by traditionalism rather than longing for planned economy, despite initial Bolshevik progressivism countries of the Eastern Bloc were reactionary compared to the West when Iron Curtain fell 

Jan Čulík: Biased media, conformism and national sensitivity behind Czech xenophobia, wide-spread hatred of Muslims and Afrikans despite country having accepted hardly any refugees 

Vincent McCoige: Leftist accusations that libertarianism lacks empathy a good sign, shows that libertarians by focusing on abstract principles and arguments follow philosophical tradition of Plato, Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas 

Spotted Toad: Remarkably, mythology of Harry Potter universe is used extensively in leftist circles - focus on authority of elders, motherly sacrificial love and race separatism only abandoned in exceptional cases can be considered reactionary  

Michael Sainato: Chelsea Clinton running for office worst thing that could happen to Democratic party, only good that could come from it is party learning lesson it should have learned long ago 

Pat Buchanan: Trump administration gambit towards Iran increases risk of military conflict, public threats corner Washington and strengthen hard-liners in Tehran 

Paul A. Offit: Glorification of Rachel Carson for campaign against DDT forgets that failure to distinguish between agricultural and public health use cost millions of lives, in Nepal alone lives of two million children were saved by DDT eliminating malaria 

Dwight Longenecker: Newly built churches ugly due to modern egalitarianism, lack of appreciation for beauty and cheap church leaders 

Justin Raimondo: Promise of Syrian safe zones Trump's first big mistake, would benefit terrorists and contradict promise to abort regime change policy and put America first 

Patrick Lawrence: German foreign minister Steinmeier is correct in comment that Trump marks end of Cold War world order, new president seems courageous enough to decrease aggression 

Ed West: Culture war issues more polarized among women than between women and men, both in West and Middle East 

Lew Rockwell: The US is not one but multiple nations, hopefully Trump will do what he promised and further these divisions 

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein: Women's march is pure hypocrisy when condemning untested president while praising one who supported regimes which oppresses women 

Kevin D Williamson: Liberal despair over Trump presidency sign of too big government, perfect opportunity to remind them  

William Davies: Decreasing trust in statistics and expertise big problem for liberal democracy, perceived as divorced from reality, agenda based and elitist when the purpose should be opposite 

Richard W Orange: Sweden leading in equal parenting, leads to less testosterone-fueled fathers talking baby talk and having less interest in acquisition of resources and hierarchy climbing 

Guido Alfani: Only world wars and the Black Death have equalized disparities in income since year 1300 

Glenn Reynolds: Fear of ordinary Americans is growing in US ruling class after Trump's election victory 

James Bovard: Trump must expose Obama's abuse of power and publish documents on bombings in seven countries and financing of terrorist groups 

Elder of Ziyon: Mahmoud Abbas begins thirteenth year of his four-year term as president, is alleged to be a man of peace but is a dictator supporting terror 

Joel Kotkin: California turns into state for elderly rich people and their servants, combines left dominance with high proportion of poor people, isolated from rest of US 

Ella Whelan: Foreign aid useless, mostly a way for politicians to get brownie points, if they really want to fight poverty they should not try curbing developing nations' use of fossil fuels 

Joel Kotkin: Obama legacy scarcely honorable: poorer race relations, weak economic recovery with lost middle class, doubling of national debt, tragic failure in Syria, devastating election losses for his party 

Glenn Greenwald: Articles claiming Russian hackers had penetrated US electricity grid exaggerated and tendentious  

Anton Stigermark: Nothing scares left more than interpretation of symbols of strength and beauty in pop culture, right has twofold task to promote deeper, reactionary meaning in modern works, and create parallel modern culture, not to stand beside process 

Theodore S. Weaver: Mannerbunds the route to success, salvation, and strong communities – men should form them for everyone's survival 

George Panichas: Sports in US secular idol and ersatz religion - athleticism given reverence, stadiums are churches, spectators the congregation 

Michael Krieger: War on whistle-blowers proves that we live in a rotten age where those who struggle for freedom are sent to jail, US government violates Constitution, regardless of party in power 

Andrew Reynolds: North Carolina not a functioning democracy, gerrymandering and legislative control place it on par with authoritarian states 

Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus: Equality a self-destructive farce, natural aristocracy needs to prepare for bigger role through well-balanced striving to improve one's spirit, soul and body 

Julian Borger: Murder of Andrei Karlov will bring Russia and Turkey closer together, will blame third party 

William S. Lind: Localism necessary counter-force against globalist system and its built-in weaknesses, local militia and self-sustainability creates security when world-spanning networks risk collapsing 

Theodore S Weaver: Hubris plan in eye of right, adopting humility as middle road between pride and self-destructivity necessary way forward 

Bob Neighbours: Anarchy natural consequence of Christian faith, evident from 1 Samuel that all government activity is slavery 

Noel Grima: We Maltese could never have believed that in our EU Presidency we would lead a prolonged funeral of fallen ideals with the big pieces rebelling 

Rod Dreher: When both Orthodox and Catholic Church are in conflict similar to schism, importance of building local congregation is even more imperative 

John Marquardt: Presently forgotten that most Native American tribes sided with Confederacy in 1860s war of independence, were also abandoned by federal state and had in some cases adopted traditional southern lifestyle 

Pat Buchanan: Trump nominations of controversial figures Pruitt, Bannon and Sessions breaks liberal orthodoxy, which seems dying despite being eagerly defended by elites 

Charlie Peters: Banning disliked views counterproductive, makes it harder to question arguments of opponents, leads to more people not changing their opinions 

Christopher Morrissey: Trump is Marius of our time, to avoid Caesarism Americans should reconsider High Toryism, forgotten tradition emphasizing depoliticization, carefulness, division of power, classical studies and community 

Daniel Lattier: End of autodidactic tradition illustrate decline of culture, few pursue classical learning despite it being more available than ever, society rewards following orders rather than thinking independently 

Phil Arena: If US under Trump ceases to be world's policeman, we may be heading toward WW III, careless isolationism can result in great problems for US allies 

Ryan Landry: Trump and Putin may not be Charlemagne, but are still examples of masculine reaction to the feminine globalism which has created a weak and decadent world 

Matthew Reece: Neoreactionaries are right in critique of democracy but wrong in celebration of monarchy which is outdated system given current technology, oriented around planned economy – reactionary libertarianism better alternative with focus on building parallel institutions and markets beyond state control 

Daisy Luther: US left stole Christmas, obvious as universities launch politically correct instructions for celebration, even explicitly Christian schools affected 

Former feminist Cassie Jaye, known for her documentary The Red Pill, believes that feminism today is working against men with regulatory discrimination 

Tara McCormack: Narrative that chaos in Syria stems from West's failure to act is incorrect, American and European support for Islamists reason why conflict continues 

Noemie Emery: Race war promised by left will not occur as minorities marry into white majority, larger part of which is anglo-descended mixed with european minorities 

Shikha Dalmia: India PM's demonetization scheme will confiscate private wealth, lead country down road to serfdom 

Ryan Landry: Scientific debate over nature versus nurture over, progressive coalition continues claiming schooling makes big difference in appeal to less gifted voter groups 

Silkie Carlo: Recently passed Investigatory Powers Act the most intrusive system of any democracy in history, citizens' online activity available for dozens of public authorities 

Keith Preston: Anarcho-fascism forgotten tradition, forerunner to Nietzsche, common thread for widely different thinkers such as Evola, Chesterton, Gaddafi and libertarian icons Rothbard and Mises 

Dwight Longenecker: Growing a beard an expression of defiance toward power elite, demonstrates physical differences between men and women, requires good table manners, has been judged virtuous by Church Fathers 

Scott Alexander: A few thousand KKK members not cause of Trump victory, gains among Blacks, Latinos and Asians larger than among Whites 

Vincent McCoige: Presidential power like One Ring in Tolkien novels destructive force, change requires humble Frodo who understands dangers of system and works to destroy it 

Robin Hanson: Politics more tribalism than policy, innovation in social institutions better path forward but doesn't get enough attention, prediction and decision markets promising example 

Scott Adams: Cognitive dissonance destroys 24 theories about Trump victory presented by CNN, explanations after the fact do not cut it 

Paul Coleman: Brexit only a small victory for free speech, British law proposal seeks to restrict freedom of expression for extremists spreading hatred 

Jeffrey Tucker: 2016 may be a 1989 for the West, coming paradigm not yet set in stone, opportunity for libertarians as we have answers to coming questions 

Clay Routledge: Promotion of victimhood at American colleges increases conflicts and creates generation of emotionally fragile people who cannot handle future challenges  

George Friedman: Donald Trump has proven himself to be a skilled politician, should not be dismissed or underestimated 

Paul Krugman continues his prediction downturn, argued stock markets would never recover and global recession without end would be in sight after Trump victory 

Jeff Deist: 2016 presidential election opens up opportunities for libertarians – mainstream media loses control, progressives exposed as authoritarian hypocrites, Republican Party implodes 

Justin Raimondo: Trump's victory a global political earthquake, great step towards the foreign policy of founding fathers, will need support from anti-interventionists against the interests of the deep state 

Jason Brennan: Democracy a tool for good laws, right to vote different from other rights by giving power over others rather than power over yourself, alternatives ought to be considered to fix its flaws 

Glenn Reynolds: Our politics is toxic, but America is not — the US is full of voluntary helpers 

Ryan Landry: White progressives the Shakers of today, view sex and reproduction as evil, separation and equality between the sexes as good, will also die out before utopia can be realized 

Scott Adams: If Clinton wins most of my salary will go the government, prefer retirement over a government job 

Steve Davies: Right-wing populism best described as national collectivism, war on drugs caused the opposite of the intent and destabilized Latin America, interventions abroad legitimize interventions at home [video] 

Ben Bernanke: New book about Alan Greenspan puts too much emphasis on psychological reasons behind his choices, correctly points out he abandoned his laissez faire principles 

Jeffery Tucker: Let the kids work, enforced schooling takes away their chances to feel valuable, gain experience and instil work ethics 

Tho Bishop: Even democratic minarchist Mises realized danger with Washington's concentration of power, decentralization to smaller units would be the most Misesian thing to pursue 

Matthew Reece: Jeffrey Tucker's defense of democracy as the least bad option incorret, violent revolution in the service of liberty should be considered over the white-washed statism that is democracy 

E Antony Gray: Secular progressivism actually deeply religious just as Carlyle pointed out, has its own sacraments such as divorce, blasphemy and abortion 

Paul Rosenberg: Elites would have to invent terrorism if it did not exist, are dependent on population being paralyzed by fear 

Chief economist at Deutsche Bank: QE by ECB destroys bond price signals, creates asset bubbles, penalizes savers and fails to reach stated goal of combating deflation 

Thomas DiLorenzo: Socialist urban planners create misery by consciously increasing traffic jams and worsening for commuters, politicians happy as urban populations are easier to tax 

Tyler Cowen: TPP single most important decision for maintaining US dominance of work economy, will mobilize Asian resources which otherwise would have been pulled toward China 

Obama administration intimidation machine exposed by Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal 

Stefan Molyneux: Libertarians must practice what they preach, tend to defend government programs such as feminism and immigration [video] 

David Dürr in Radio Mises: Separation of powers an illusion, suing the state only possible in its own courts [audio] 

David Harsanyi: Defenders of Obamacare keep changing criteria for success, trying to rationalize the failure of the system 

Bonnie Kristian: Conservative Christians in US confused by presidential elections, should realize no candidate is right from God's perspective and instead live according to Christian values 

George Friedman: Putin's interventions in Ukraine, Syria and maybe the US presidential election primarily to win popular legitimacy, policy was always dependent on energy prices and has reached end of the line 

Daniel Pryor: "Libertarian" better than "neoliberal" — both camps argue evidence-based, see markets benefitting the poorest and favor open borders 

Daniel Larison: Middle ground rhetoric on US foreign policy leads to continued intervention, real change impossible as long as American leadership in Middle East is assumed necessary 

David Wong: US presidential election illustrates conflict between city and countryside, Trump's success example of reaction when nihilism meets traditional values 

Rick Falkvinge: Scotland yard charges man using basic IT security with preparing for terrorism, right to try to break into someone's privacy doesn't entail right to succeed 

Doug Casey: Migration chaos will lead to the exodus of affluent Europeans to the Americas, Europe will become a petting zoo for the Chinese if welfare migration continues 

Justin Raimondo: Rothbard's opposition to military intervention should guide today's libertarians, to break free from empire's yoke the central task 

Scott Adams: Hillary won the battle but lost the war in the presidential debate, Trump toned down threatening side leaving voters with a positive feeling 

Celia Green: Even relatively poor families could homeschool their children and have a full-time servant at beginning of last century, currently neither affordable nor socially accepted 

Roger Stone: Polls are underestimating Trump voters, supporters do not admit their opinion in public, hidden as independents 

Paul Joseph Watson: Destroying property and beating people is not peaceful protesting, media's biased reporting of Black Lives Matter protest in Charlotte explains why it is not trusted [video] 

Candice Holdsworth: Do not ask forgiveness for upsetting PC morality police, they want to impose strict ideological conformity and will never be satisfied 

Rob Lyons: Fewer British smokers primarily consequence of the market offering alternatives, sad that government with regulations and taxes forces people to quit against their will 

Patrick West: Worrying that celebrity with mental problems can get fined GBP 2,500 for telling a bad joke, humor often last arena in which we are allowed to say the unsayable 

Brandon Smith: Liberty movement hated by neo-conservatives and global socialist elite because of unwillingness to cooperate in collectivist and progressive projects