Showing posts with label debate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label debate. Show all posts

John Stossel: Another Libertarian Moment?

An alternative to Clinton and Trump.  The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was   ... MORE

Libertarian Party Candidates Perceive Government And Freedom Issues Very Differently From The 2 Major Parties

by Ed Krayewski.     2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former Republican New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson avoided offering up doctrinaire answers in the second part of the first-ever nationally televised Libertarian Party presidential debate, hosted by John Stossel, that aired on Fox Business (4/7). Johnson insisted the role of government was  ... MORE

More Big Fat Lies From Chris Christie At The GOP Debate

by Ed Krayewski.     On Sonia Sotomayor, Planned Parenthood, and Common Core. At the last Republican debate, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto asked Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) to respond to comments attributed to an ad against Gov. Chris Christie (NJ) connected to a political action committee supporting him. It's part of the 2016 cycle debate   ... MORE

Andy Puzder: The Importance Of Free Speech On Campus

The values of freedom.   As a former student protester from the '60s, I believe there is no better place for open debate and free expression than the campus quad. I fully support America’s youth exploring outlandish ideas because I believe our values can withstand the comparisons and will be stronger because of them. But, what’s happening on our      ... MORE

Why Rand Paul Was The Stealth Winner Of The GOP Debate

by Peter Weber.   Fox Business wanted the fourth presidential debate to show that the network respects the Republican presidential candidates, unlike more successful financial news rival CNBC, and it proved that by letting the candidates largely run the show. That tended to favor candidates eager to jump in and assert themselves, so Ohio Gov.  ... MORE

Matt K. Lewis: Let Rand Be Rand!

The lesson learned.      The reviews are in — and it looks like Rand Paul had a good night. Libertarians say he hit his stride. Slate says he’s best when he has nothing left to lose. It was clearly his finest performance of the four debates. As I noted on CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday morning, his heated exchange with Marco Rubio was good for both      ... MORE

An 'Encyclopedic Example of Liberal Media Bias'

Brent Bozell on CNBC's unmasking at the GOP debate.  MRC president Brent Bozell issued a statement Wednesday night criticizing the overall tilt and tone of the CNBC Republican debate in Boulder: "The CNBC moderators acted less like journalists and more like Clinton campaign operatives.  What was supposed to be a serious debate about  ... MORE

Hillary Clinton's CNN Interview: 9 Questions, 0 Answers

by Tom S. Elliott.    Watch the video montage. This past Thursday, Wolf Blitzer managed to score a 14-minute interview with Hillary Clinton, during which he was free to wrest as many answers from the press-shy candidate as he could. The number of answers she actually gave? Zero. Hillary bobbed, weaved, ducked, dodged, and ultimately avoided      ... MORE

Lloyd Marcus: Why Liberals Are Dangerous

The emotion over reason advocates.  The Left (liberal mainstream media) practically had a ticker tape parade for Ohio Gov. John Kasich for answers he gave on two issues during the GOP debate. Liberals' praise of Kasich shows they have chosen emotion over logical, reasoned thinking. This makes liberals irresponsible and dangerous. These people   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Debatable 'Debate'

An illustration of what's wrong with the media.     The so-called "debates," among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. No one expects these televised sound bites and "gotcha" questions to be anything like the historic Lincoln-Douglas debates on the   ... MORE

Susan Stamper Brown: Let's Ditch Political Correctness

It is just tyranny with happy face.        Political correctness is a contradiction of reality and distortion of morality that necessitates relentless government intervention devised by those who seek to control our lives. These self-appointed Speech Sheriffs warn us that words spoken outside the imaginary perimeters they've set are judgmental,    ... MORE

The Death Of Free Speech On College Campus

by A. Barton Hinkle.    One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves. (The rest will become professors.) Let’s hope the undergrads and grad students      ... MORE

Thorin Klosowski: Carl Sagan's Best Productivity Tricks

How to seek out the truth.   Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing. Let's take a look at just a few of his ideas that are useful for all of us. Sagan was first and       ... MORE

Libertarians: Looking For Results Or Self-Congratulation?

by Sheldon Richman.     When I was researching my recent article on Nathaniel Branden, who died last month, I came across an audio file of a talk Branden gave at the 1979 Libertarian Party national convention in Los Angeles. I was at the convention, but I don't remember attending the talk. I might have been busy with other things; on the other hand, I    ... MORE

Michael Beato: Political Correctness Hinders Truth Seeking

Of course, that's the whole point.     The latest bout of collegiate outrage that has captured the nation’s attention surprisingly does not come from an offensive themed fraternity party, or an undergraduate bellowing “Don’t tase me, bro” during a political speech. No, the country is taking notice that institutions of higher education are      ... MORE