Author Archive | Brian Doherty

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Don’t Blame Ron Paul for Donald Trump

James Kirchick, writing in The New York Review of Books, offers the thesis that Donald Trump and his cause are somehow the fault of Ron Paul, the former Republican congressman from Texas and two-time seeker of the Republican presidential nomination (and one-time candidate of the Libertarian Party, in 1988). Trump, the headline asserts, owes a […]

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Today Adam Kokesh Filed Papers Seeking the Libertarian Presidential Nomination. Then He Was Arrested on Drug Charges.

Adam Kokesh, longtime anarcho-libertarian activist who first came to public prominence with Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2007 and was later a big Ron Paul supporter, today filed the paperwork necessary to officially seek the U.S. presidency. He is hoping for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. Adam Kokesh Facebook He also had his RV […]

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GOP State Rep. Steve Alford of Kansas Says Marijuana Was Outlawed Because ‘the African Americans…Responded the Worst…Just Because of their Character Makeup, Their Genetics’

Interestingly appalling views on the racist roots of pot prohibition, from Kansas state GOP Rep. Steve Alford (R–District 124). The video below originally posted by a local paper, the Garden City Telegram. The comments were made Saturday during a Legislative Coffee session at St. Catherine Hospital. After saying the smell of pot in the air […]

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Rand Paul’s First Senate Win: “Voters…Wanted to Give the Finger to Washington,” Says the Establishment GOP Candidate Paul Beat

Trey Grayson—the establishment-anointed candidate who Rand Paul trounced in Kentucky’s 2010 GOP Senate primary—recently sat down with Paul’s old campaign manager, David Adams, to reminiscence about what the heck happened. The Washington Post has published the results. Amazon What’s the takeaway for libertarians? As Adams says, “Trey’s greatest strength was that he had Mitch McConnell […]

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Trump Commutes His First Prison Sentence

President Donald Trump announced his first sentence commutation yesterday. The beneficiary is Sholom Rubashkin, who was eight years into serving a 27-year sentence and $27 million in fines for financial crimes related to his work running what had been America’s biggest kosher meat-processing concern, Agriprocessors. As the official White House announcement notes, justice for Rubashkin, […]

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Ben Carson Admits War on Drugs Conflicts with War on Poverty

The drug war “often dealt harshly with non-violent offenders, taking men away from their families” the secretary of housing and urban deveopment admits. Brian Doherty|Dec. 19, 2017 4:10 pm Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson was a typical modern Republican drug warrior during his presidential run in 2016. As Tom Angell at the […]

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