July 4, 2016

Today in History: The United States Declaration of Independence (1776)

240 years ago today, in the midst of the American Revolutionary War,  one of the greatest and most inspired documents of all time was adopted by the United States Congress: The Declaration […]
May 25, 2016

Ontario Students, Stand Against the Nanny State

It’s time for us to take a stand. As a Canadian myself, I witness the over-reaching nanny state here in Canada everyday. Today, I want to give you an opportunity to join […]
March 8, 2016

My Family’s Refugee Story

“We should embrace those fleeing Islamic terrorism just as we did those fleeing communism.” Imagine yourself in a different country. You have few possessions and do not speak the local language. How uncertain […]
December 9, 2015

The Narrative on Gun Control is Dangerously Misleading

How often does banning things actually work? With abortion, for instance, it’s argued that we can’t go back to a pre-Roe paradigm because women would still seek abortions, but would not be […]
November 12, 2015

Libertarians, It’s Time to Decide: Compassion or Free Speech Purism?

As libertarians, our inclination is to defend free speech at all costs. But as people – and people who care deeply about oppression – it’s our obligation to look deeper into the […]
November 3, 2015

The Social Justice Case for Preserving the Second Amendment

It’s undeniable, for criminal justice scholars and sociologists, that Terry stops are one of the worst things that has ever happened to black America. Stop and frisk policies, along with racial profiling, […]
October 8, 2015

Due Process v. Emotion: Honorary Degrees Edition

My campus has largely stayed out of the firestorm of free speech zones and censorship, tending to afford students reasonable freedom and conveniently avoiding lawsuits from the Foundation for Individual Rights in […]
July 23, 2015

The Pragmatic Case for Radical Libertarianism

Matthew La Corte recently wrote an article titled “The Radical Case for Pragmatic Libertarianism”, which argued that in order for the radical ideas of individual liberty to ever become a reality, we need […]
June 1, 2015

Ross Ulbricht and the Courage to Break the Law

On May 29, Ross Ulbricht was given a life sentence. His lawyers say they will try to appeal. The charges for which Ulbricht will likely spend his life in prison all center around […]
May 28, 2015

Demystifying Natural Rights

Back in September, Nathan Goodman clarified the idea of “the invisible hand” in response to those who “misconstrue the concept as a form of magical thinking or religious fundamentalism.” Here, I’d like […]
May 22, 2015

Slavery’s Incomplete End

The standard narrative regarding slavery in the United States suggests that slavery was legal until a bloody civil war was fought over it, after which the 13th Amendment was passed, which prohibited […]
December 8, 2014

Echoes of COINTELPRO: Why It’s Time to Abolish the FBI

Throughout the 1960s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) waged a campaign of repression against civil rights activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This shameful campaign was recently thrust back into […]