Politics Archive

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50)

Potpourri: Transgender Military Bans and Microchips (Episode 50) Two recent stories came out recently, neither of which we thought we could riff on for 30 minutes: Trump’s ban of transgender people in the military and the microchipping of employees by a Wisconsin company. So we combined the two topics in one episode. Enjoy! Links related to this episode: Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving …

Be Better Than Someone Who Celebrates John McCain’s Cancer (Episode 49)

A few weeks ago, Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor. While I know libertarians have no love for McCain and his political legacy, I found it disturbing the joy that was taken when hearing the news of his disease. This is probably a personal thing for me, rather than an objective observation, but I’ve always felt that libertarians are more principled and …

A Free Press is Great. Too Bad We Don’t Have One. (Episode 47)

Do we have a free press? One of the cornerstones of a free society is freedom of the press. We at LFNP firmly believe that. A free press is one that can keep a check on the government’s overreaching powers and infringements on civil rights. The problem is, what we call “the press” or “journalism” today isn’t even close; it’s a mouthpiece for one particular …

It’s Not Racism That’s the Problem… It’s the State (Episode 44)

In a nation that elected an African-American president to two terms, the state of race relations seems to be as low as it’s been in decades. So what’s at the root of the problem? Is it actual racism among the American population? Are we white people just so darned privileged and unaware of our inherent racism that it’s affecting minority citizens? Or is it something …