In 1982, Murray Rothbard published his magnum opus in political philosophy, The Ethics of Liberty. It's still a remarkable presentation of the moral case for political freedom, writes Sheldon Richman. The first striking feature of Ethics is that the opening five chapters seek to establish the validity of natural law, an approach to moral inquiry based on the distinctive nature, faculties, and tendencies of the human being. Rothbard wanted us to read about natural rights before moving on to such topics as property, enforceable rights, voluntary exchange, aggression, and self-defense. Why?
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.
Conservatives deploy state power to go after speech they don't like.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Navy Confirms Authenticity of UFO Videos Published by Blink-182 Frontman's Extraterrestrial Research Organization
The videos show a U.S. military jet's encounter with what appears to be a fast-moving, unidentified object.