Articles by Butler Shaffer

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Ayn Rand’s Right-Hand Man

Butler Shaffer remembers Nathaniel Branden.

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12/8/2014

The Ferguson Trick

Butler Shaffer on irrelevant answers to wrong questions.

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11/27/2014

Lemmings for War

The race off the cliff continues. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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11/19/2014

Death March of the Boobeiosie

To the tune of the regime’s latest concocted “enemies.” Article by Butler Shaffer.

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9/25/2014

American Zombies

And the reptilian-brained, death-worshipping humanoids who run them. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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9/23/2014

The Principle of Private Property

Butler Shaffer on what builds civilization.

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6/9/2014

Guns Are Scapegoats

The real problem is the State, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/31/2014

Boobeoisie Economics

Butler Shaffer on intellectual democracy and the destruction of living standards.

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5/9/2014

Why the Obsession With Flight 370?

The corporate techno-state must always appear to be in control, says Butler Shaffer.

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4/9/2014

Oppose Secession?

You’re a statist and a collectivist. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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3/31/2014

To Control or Destroy the Human Mind

Butler Shaffer on the state’s failing war on truth.

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2/24/2014

Truth Is the Enemy of the State

Never forget the anti-Nazi student movement, says Butler Shaffer.

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1/4/2014

Stop Smearing Scrooge

He was right, says Butler Shaffer.

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12/20/2013

We Should Be Thankful?

For collective insanity? Article by Butler Shaffer.

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11/28/2013

The Commies Are Coming! The Commies Are Coming!

The terrorists and the uh, er, bogeymen, too, says Butler Shaffer.

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11/21/2013

As the State Wades in Oceans of Blood

Anarcho-capitalists are accused of being pro-violence. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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10/8/2013

They Want To Outlaw Free Speech

But the Ministry of Truth will fail. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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10/2/2013

The State Attracts Sociopaths

Surprised? Article by Butler Shaffer.

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9/10/2013

The Compulsion To Rule

And why it self-destructs. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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8/30/2013

The Stegosaurus Is Dead

Can the modern nation state be far behind? Article by Butler Shaffer.

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8/12/2013

Trust the State?

You need to read the funnies, says Butler Shaffer.

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8/5/2013

Emma Goldman Was Right

If voting could change anything, it would be illegal. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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7/8/2013

Judge Napolitano Smacks Down John Stossel

Butler Shaffer on what it means.

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7/1/2013

If You See Something, Say Something

As Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange did.

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6/12/2013

Hell Hath No Fury

Like a non-combatant.

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5/2/2013

Just How Stupid Are They?

Butler Shaffer on the Boston IQ.

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4/24/2013

Why I Do Not Vote

Politics is evil, says Butler Shaffer.

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4/18/2013

Men vs. Women, Blacks vs. Whites, Gays vs. Straights

The State exacerbates conflict, the better to rule us, says Butler Shaffer.

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3/12/2013

Less Dangerous Targets

The State exacerbates conflict, the better to rule us, says Butler Shaffer.

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3/12/2013

The Mirror Speaks

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2/12/2013

The Mirror Speaks

Butler Shaffer on the one-man State.

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2/12/2013

Schools as Black-Holes

Don't drop your child into one, says Butler Shaffer.

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1/29/2013

Wet Sidewalks Cause Rain

But young minds will defeat it, says Butler Shaffer.

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1/1/2013

More People Sacrificed to Destructive Thinking

Another domestic mass shooting.

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12/17/2012

Learning Begins From Within

Will government protect private property?

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12/12/2012

A Public ‘Thank You’

Plenty, says Butler Shaffer.

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11/6/2012

‘I Want a Cost-Free Life!’

It mobilizes anti-social forces like theft, killing, parasitism, torture, and lying.

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9/27/2012

What Are Our Priorities?

Butler Shaffer on elections.

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9/25/2012

Of Children and Fetuses

Butler Shaffer on abortion.

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9/17/2012

Why Do They Pretend To Care?

Butler Shaffer on the Batman and Sikh shootings.

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8/14/2012

What Lies Beyond Mars?

Does the US empire now extend to Mars?

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8/7/2012

Why Can’t We Be More Like Leprechauns?

Valuing our property, but loving our liberty more, says Butler Shaffer.

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8/1/2012

The State Tries To Fog Your Mind

Butler Shaffer on how to clear it.

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7/21/2012

We Can’t Change the Political System Through Politics

Ron Paul made progress, but his campaign is over, so what now?

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7/16/2012

A Southern Art Treasure Hated by the Elite

Butler Shaffer on the glory of decentralization and Alice Walton's museum.

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7/2/2012

The Constitution Is No Contract

And Butler Shaffer didn't sign it.

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6/11/2012

Don’t Scapegoat the Bully

Not when you support the State.

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5/24/2012

Speak Truth to Power?

It's far more important to speak truth to the powerless, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/4/2012

The 51% Hooey

Butler Shaffer on the violence of democracy.

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3/27/2012

The White Rose of Freedom

It will triumph over the vicious State, says Butler Shaffer.

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3/12/2012

Life Belongs to the Living and Not to the Corporate State

Butler Shaffer on the message of the Ron Paul movement (and LRC).

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1/6/2012

The War Propaganda Party

Only Ron Paul refuses to join.

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12/28/2011

May I Kill You More Efficiently?

Butler Shaffer on a bureaucratic worry.

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12/6/2011

Worship of Military Violence

Butler Shaffer on Joe Paterno, Ron Paul, and Leviathan.

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11/16/2011

When the State Comes After You

Butler Shaffer on responding morally.

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11/10/2011

Klaatu Barada Nikto!

Butler Shaffer on Algore, Paul Krugman, and saving the state with an "alien invasion."

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8/26/2011

A Poet Speaks of Liberty

Butler Shaffer on the extraordinary Lilija Valis.

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8/6/2011

Three Cheers for the Casey

Butler Shaffer on the Madame Defarge lynch-mob mentality vs. justice.

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7/11/2011

Green Statists at the Grocery Store

Butler Shaffer straightens them out.

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6/20/2011

The US Ministry of Truth

Bill Clinton wants one, which means even he knows the jig is up.

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6/14/2011

The State’s Foundations Are Collapsing

Butler Shaffer on its futile retaliations.

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6/9/2011

The US Post-bin Laden

America can survive, if not the regime.

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5/14/2011

How Perverted Have We Become?

Butler Shaffer on the celebration of government hit squads, and the persecution of Manning and Assange.

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5/9/2011

American Fascism

Butler Shaffer on big business vs. free markets.

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4/29/2011

The Unabomber in Washington

Terrorizing the world.

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4/11/2011

The New Definition of ‘Liberty’

Obedience to the state to keep yourself out of a cage.

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4/4/2011

Believe Nothing the Government Says

About radiation or anything else.

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3/25/2011

History Proves Nothing

That's why secession is a hot option, says Butler Shaffer.

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3/8/2011

The New Math and the New Geometry

Butler Shaffer on how they

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3/2/2011

How To Think Clearly

About the criminal State.

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1/17/2011

Violence Is the Essence of Government

Keep that in mind amidst the agitprop.

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1/11/2011

The State’s Indecencies

Will the Tea Party be one of them?

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12/28/2010

Tea Party Fraud

Butler Shaffer on the latest gang of political scam artists.

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11/11/2010

The State Is Distilled Violence

Advocates of liberty may not use such an evil tool.

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11/1/2010

Government Disrupts and Destroys

Never believe a word it says, says Butler Shaffer.

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10/13/2010

A Virulent Pathology

Butler Shaffer on the hate merchants vs. the Islamic cultural center.

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8/28/2010

This Land Is Whose Land?

Butler Shaffer on unexamined questions and illegal immigration.

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7/21/2010

Repudiate Government Debt

Every dime, says Butler Shaffer, federal, state, and local.

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7/13/2010

We Need a ‘Kill Switch’

For the state.

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6/29/2010

The Regime Is Collapsing

It's McChrystal clear, says Butler Shaffer.

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6/24/2010

How Can We Enforce ‘Rights’?

Without empowering those who long to regiment their neighbors, that is.

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5/24/2010

Listen to the Presidential Sock Puppet

And stop thinking.

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5/15/2010

The Truth About Elena Kagan

Butler Shaffer on the myth that justice is blind.

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5/12/2010

The Sociopathic Dance of Politics

Butler Shaffer on the heart of the regime.

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4/14/2010

Anarchy in the Streets

If only!

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4/7/2010

The GOP Is To Be Condemned

For its essential criminality, and its treatment of Ron Paul.

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4/5/2010

Will Boobus Wake Up?

Butler Shaffer on oblivious Americans and Obama, MD.

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3/30/2010

Another Magic Trick From Oboudini

Butler Shaffer on the health-care chimera.

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3/24/2010

With the Predator State in Charge

We are consuming our capital, which means being poor.

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3/22/2010

Running on Empty

Butler Shaffer on conservatives.

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3/9/2010

Being a Witness

Butler Shaffer on Texas tax suicide and peaceful resistance.

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2/22/2010

8th Grade, Then and Now

Butler Shaffer on the modern stupido-factories.

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2/13/2010

The Nation-State Is a Typhoid Mary

Butler Shaffer on resisting the deadly virus.

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2/10/2010

‘To Make Lies Sound Truthful’

Butler Shaffer on the purpose of political language.

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1/29/2010

The Establishment Is in Crisis

How sweet it is.

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1/22/2010

Increase Your Carbon Footprint

Butler Shaffer on what you can do for freedom.

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12/9/2009

What the Taliban Actually Think

Butler Shaffer on some of the people on the receiving end of democracy.

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10/29/2009

In Praise of Hoaxsters

Butler Shaffer on the boy-in-a-balloon family, and other heroes.

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10/23/2009

Needed: a Brobdingnagian Statue of Madeline Albright

Taller than the Washington Monument, wider than the Pentagon.

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10/2/2009

The ‘Common Good’

That's just a synonym for state collectivism, says Butler Shaffer.

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9/28/2009

Freedom Newspapers in Bankruptcy

Butler Shaffer on the difficulty of sustaining enterprises devoted to liberty.

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9/4/2009

It’s the End of the World as We Know It

And Butler Shaffer feels fine.

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8/3/2009

The State Is Anti-Life

See, for example, the suicides of its soldiers.

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8/1/2009

Is Man a Killer Ape for the Government?

No, so we better prove that notion wrong, says Butler Shaffer.

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7/17/2009

Who Should Have a Date With the Hangman?

Butler Shaffer on justice and American politics.

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7/13/2009

War = Tyranny

Butler Shaffer on the secret of state growth.

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6/23/2009

Human Life Is Destroying the Planet!

Butler Shaffer on the essence of environmentalism.

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6/16/2009

Beyond Obama’s Probationary Period

Time to hold him up to examination, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/9/2009

Keeping People in Manageable Herds

A lesson in politics from Butler Shaffer.

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3/11/2009

Watching the Collapse of Western Civilization

It's interesting, if not pleasant.

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2/16/2009

An Outbreak of Order in NYC

Butler Shaffer on spontaneous order vs. dead-handed coercion.

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1/21/2009

Plagiarizing Ron Paul

Butler Shaffer on the National Republican "Trust."

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12/6/2008

The Real World Order Is Chaotic

Much as it bothers the god-kings.

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11/28/2008

The World Is Bankrupt

But we don't need to follow it, says Butler Shaffer.

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10/27/2008

The Siege of San Francisco

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10/20/2008

Reject State Lies

Starting with "national defense," says Butler Shaffer.

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8/29/2008

Why Won’t They Say No?

Butler Shaffer on the people and the parasite.

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8/12/2008

The Evil Greenspan

Butler Shaffer on the arrogance of a depresssion-starter.

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7/31/2008

The Deeper Meaning of the Ron Paul Campaign

And the Kent Snyder fundraising effort.

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7/8/2008

The July 4th Lie

Butler Shaffer on the evil of state holidays.

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7/4/2008

Reds and Fascists Hate Speculators

Butler Shaffer on some of our most valuable fellow beings.

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6/26/2008

George Carlin, Libertarian Hero

Like Lenny Bruce, he was hounded by the state.

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6/24/2008

Enough of the Tim Russerts

Butler Shaffer on stenographers for the regime.

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6/16/2008

Totalitarian Republicans

Butler Shaffer attends an anti-Ron Paul convention in Minnesota.

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6/9/2008

The Case for Starvation

Butler Shaffer on the environmentalists.

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5/24/2008

The Immigration Question

Butler Shaffer on private property rights.

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5/15/2008

A Greater Threat Than Global Warming!

Butler Shaffer on colliding galaxies.

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4/30/2008

One Way To Weaken Government

Butler Shaffer on meticulous obedience.

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4/16/2008

Ozymandias USA

Butler Shaffer on where matters stand.

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3/28/2008

The State Lynch Mob

Butler Shaffer on why so many want to kill and torture.

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2/18/2008

‘Support the Shopping Mall Killers’

Butler Shaffer offends you.

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12/12/2007

Neocon Projection

Butler Shaffer on neo-fascist accusations against Ron Paul donors.

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11/16/2007

Global-Warming Neurosis

Butler Shaffer on cloud-cuckoo-land.

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10/31/2007

What Debates?

Butler Shaffer on an establishment fraud vs. Ron Paul.

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10/12/2007

The Emperor Has No Humor

Butler Shaffer on the MIT student, airport security, and the sweatshirt "bomb."

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9/25/2007

Where the State Is Competent

Butler Shaffer on mass murder.

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9/19/2007

Sy Leon, RIP

Butler Shaffer remembers a libertarian original.

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9/11/2007

Why They Won’t Impeach

It would endanger the whole scam, says Butler Shaffer.

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7/17/2007

Identifying With the State

Butler Shaffer on a crime against self and society.

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6/29/2007

The War Against Learning

Butler Shaffer on the American university.

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6/21/2007

The Remnant and Ron Paul

Butler Shaffer on the shape of the future.

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6/7/2007

For Your Antiwar Film Festival

More choices, from Butler Shaffer.

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5/21/2007

Memorial Day Alternative

For Memorial Day.

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5/16/2007

Civilization in Free Fall

Butler Shaffer on what the state has wrought.

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5/1/2007

The Control Cult

The total state is zero protection, says Butler Shaffer.

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4/21/2007

Resist the Jihad

Of the global-warmites.

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4/12/2007

Americans Don’t Believe in Private Property

Butler Shaffer on a Cold War-era myth.

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2/26/2007

Riding a Dead Horse

Butler Shaffer on the statists.

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1/25/2007

Alternative Medicine

It's libertarian medicine, says Butler Shaffer.

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12/5/2006

Impeach the American People

Not just the White House sociopaths, says Butler Shaffer.

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11/17/2006

Don’t Vote

It's a scam, says Butler Shaffer, and an evil one.

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10/24/2006

The Amish and Mark Foley

Butler Shaffer on why integrity matters.

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10/10/2006

The War-Crazed Police State

Butler Shaffer on how a nation loses its soul.

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10/2/2006

It Was a Conspiracy

Butler Shaffer on 9/11.

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9/18/2006

The Bogeyman Industry

Eek, there's a Mexican Southerner Spaniard German Japanese Russian Korean Vietnamese Arab under your bed!!!

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9/12/2006

To End All Wars

We need only love our children and grandchildren more than the state.

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8/14/2006

The Manhattan Projection

Butler Shaffer on the US and the atom bomb.

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8/7/2006

The War Conspiracy

Butler Shaffer on how they train us for "glory."

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7/19/2006

The Price of Madness

Butler Shaffer on the results of 9/11.

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6/15/2006

The Death of the American State

Not with a bang, but a whimper.

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5/22/2006

The State Must Fail

The world is far too complex to be managed, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/11/2006

Off With His Head, Or Off With His Chains?

Butler Shaffer on the individual vs. the state.

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5/1/2006

Power Is What They Want

Butler Shaffer on statists of all stripes.

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4/25/2006

The War on Terrorism

In the People's Republic of Virginia.

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4/14/2006

Why Do We Fear Our Minds?

Butler Shaffer on shutting down dissident opinion.

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4/7/2006

An Anti-State Masterpiece

Butler Shaffer on V for Vendetta.

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3/20/2006

The Federal Lynch Mob

Butler Shaffer on what lies ahead now.

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3/17/2006

The Military-Industrial-Corruption Complex

Butler Shaffer on the best government money can buy.

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2/7/2006

The Google Conundrum

Butler Shaffer on taking a byte out of free expression.

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1/31/2006

Central Park Is Founded on Evil

So is eminent domain.

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1/18/2006

The Unfortunate Moral of Narnia

Butler Shaffer on myths, fables, fairy-tales, and the real world.

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1/18/2006

The Religion of the State

Worry about that horrific doctrine, not Intelligent Design, says Butler Shaffer.

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12/22/2005

The Deaths of Children

Butler Shaffer on being pro-life.

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12/13/2005

A Strategy for Survival

As individuals, and as a people.

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12/5/2005

If It’s Good Enough for ‘Scooter’

It's good enough for his bosses.

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11/2/2005

The Ethics of Aggression

Spare us, Col. Boylan.

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10/28/2005

Fear, Incivility, and the State

Butler Shaffer on irrational fear as a wrecker of civilization.

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10/21/2005

An Evening With Mr. Galloway

Butler Shaffer on what one person can do.

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9/26/2005

The Dehumanizing State

Against the life-giving market.

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9/16/2005

Power vs. the People

Butler Shaffer on how the state uses crises.

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9/12/2005

The Reich-Wing Attack on Cindy

Butler Shaffer on why she’s a threat.

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8/23/2005

The War Against Cindy

Butler Shaffer on tyranny pushed into a corner.

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8/15/2005

The ‘Struggle Against Extremism’

It's about the power and pelf of the state.

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8/1/2005

The Decline and Fall of Conservatism

Today, the cons celebrate madness, says Butler Shaffer.

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7/25/2005

The Truth About Suicide Bombing

It's politics in action, says Butler Shaffer.

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7/21/2005

Terrorism Is the State’s New Scarecrow

But it won't work, says Butler Shaffer.

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7/14/2005

Cui Bono Revisited

Butler Shaffer on who benefits from terrorist acts.

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7/8/2005

Cowardly Lynch Mob

Butler Shaffer on the warmongers in hiding.

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6/30/2005

The Hitler Icon

Butler Shaffer on Sen. Durbin's sin.

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6/21/2005

Fight the Power

Withhold your consent, says Butler Shaffer.

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6/14/2005

Democrazies

Butler Shaffer on the state religion and its murderous acolytes.

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6/9/2005

First the USSR, Then the EU, Then the US

Butler Shaffer on the decline of centralized power structures.

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6/3/2005

The Government War on Private Property

"Historic preservation" division.

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5/21/2005

No Room for Us on the Spectrum

Left and right are just two wings of the same bird of prey, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/11/2005

A Breaking Point for the State-Corporatist System

It cannot last, thank goodness.

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4/8/2005

The US State Is Terminal

Butler Shaffer on what will become of it.

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3/29/2005

Politics Is Anti-Life

Time to stop feeding the state, says Butler Shaffer.

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3/26/2005

Stateoids

Butler Shaffer on the really dangerous drugs.

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3/21/2005

Work for the Government?

Then your life is far more valuable than a taxpayer's.

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3/15/2005

Failure Is the Health of the State

Butler Shaffer on why the criminal band that rules us delights in fiascos.

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3/2/2005

The Establishment Media Are Going Down

Butler Shaffer on a victory for truth, freedom, and the web.

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2/21/2005

Politics Is a Sociopathic Cult

Butler Shaffer on the prognosis.

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1/24/2005

Extremism in Defense of the Status Quo

Butler Shaffer on the only kind to worry about.

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1/4/2005

The Exploitation of Soldiers

Butler Shaffer on what to do about it.

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12/21/2004

Oliver Stone vs. George Bush

Only one admits to making it up, and doesn't kill people.

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12/8/2004

The State-Security Charade

Butler Shaffer on a system in crisis.

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11/30/2004

Moral Values and Politics

Or is that moral insanity?

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11/11/2004

The Libertarians’ Albatross

Butler Shaffer on Objectivism.

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11/3/2004

A Rational Choice for Election Day

You know there is only one.

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10/28/2004

Collectivism Is Utopian

Individualism is part of the very structure of reality.

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10/9/2004

Politics Is a Sickness

But you can cure yourself, says Butler Shaffer.

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9/20/2004

The Lying State

Butler Shaffer on our political system.

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9/14/2004

The Madness of Emperor George

Butler Shaffer on what it means, and what to do about it.

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9/4/2004

Take Off the Red, White, and Blue Blinders

And look at events clearly, says Butler Shaffer.

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8/31/2004

Yes, Master

Butler Shaffer on slave mentality and the draft.

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8/17/2004

Bush or Kerry?

Butler Shaffer on how to decide.

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8/13/2004

Elect a Donkey

No, no. A real one. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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7/31/2004

The Government Is Terrified of the People

Butler Shaffer on our dysfunctional police state.

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7/27/2004

The US Lynch Mob

Butler Shaffer on war, Martha Stewart, and the boobus Americanus.

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7/19/2004

The Masses Are Asses

Butler Shaffer on the life and death of civilizations.

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7/12/2004

Only Commies Hate Wal-Mart

Butler Shaffer on the real nature of the free market.

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6/19/2004

The Jihad Against Wal-Mart

Butler Shaffer on anti-market monsters.

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6/10/2004

Shut Up!

Government hates an unbridled tongue.

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6/8/2004

Celebrating the War System

No thanks, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/31/2004

The Right To Be Irresponsible

That's the whole purpose of politics, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/28/2004

The Democracy Hoax

Butler Shaffer on the state's current ideological trick.

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5/17/2004

Collectivism

It begins in your neighborhood, says Butler Shaffer.

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5/13/2004

The War on Terror Is a War of Terror

Butler Shaffer on Iraq.

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5/8/2004

Corpses for the State

Butler Shaffer on politics and the dead.

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4/28/2004

Moral Authority Against Power

Butler Shaffer on non-violent opposition to the state.

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4/23/2004

The 9/11 Commission Sideshow

It's another Warren Commission coverup.

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4/16/2004

The Evil of Politics

And the nuttiest utopian scheme of them all, constitutional democracy.

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3/30/2004

Fear the ‘Law’

Butler Shaffer on the federal scapegoat.

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3/11/2004

The Circus Is Back in Town

But what if we refuse to go?

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3/4/2004

Unchaining Liberty

With social peace.

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1/29/2004

Save the Universe!

The environmentalists are all wet, says Butler Shaffer.

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1/20/2004

You’re an Anarchist

Me too, says Butler Shaffer. So are all civilized men, in practice.

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1/13/2004

How the Ridge Stole Christmas

Butler Shaffer on federal scares.

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12/24/2003

The War Crimes Trial

Where the winners get to beat up the losers.

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12/19/2003

Phony Boycotts and Phony Conservatives

Butler Shaffer on the dirty hand of the state.

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11/20/2003

Lying in State

Butler Shaffer on the rampant prevarication that undergirds government, and what to do about it.

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11/11/2003

The State Turns Us Into Zombies

Freedom makes us human.

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11/1/2003

Property Begets Order

And transgressions against property are the source of all social problems.

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10/24/2003

The Ballot of Corruption

Butler Shaffer on what's in an election.

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9/16/2003

Grounds for Optimism

Fewer students are voting for Hitler.

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8/22/2003

Power to the People

Butler Shaffer on the government's blackout.

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8/19/2003

Forget Arnold

There is only one candidate for libertarians: Angelyne!

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8/8/2003

The Purposes of State

Don't reform the system; walk away from it.

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7/25/2003

Slaves to the Past

Butler Shaffer on the ridiculousness of reparations.

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7/14/2003

Organized Child Abuse

Butler Shaffer on the public schools.

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7/1/2003

Your Papers, Please

Butler Shaffer on the nazification of America.

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6/9/2003

The Humanitarian With a Machine Gun

Butler Shaffer on the unintended consequences of good intentions.

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5/19/2003

United We Stand? Let’s Hope Not

That's the slogan of the booboisie.

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5/14/2003

The Inherent Indecency of the State

Butler Shaffer on government morality.

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5/7/2003

The Racket Called War

Butler Shaffer on the most characteristic state activity, and who benefits.

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4/29/2003

‘Liberation’

Just another word for the state, says Butler Shaffer.

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4/15/2003

TV Does Something Good

Butler Shaffer on a warning about Hitlerism.

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4/9/2003

The Great Lemming Race

Led by President George W. Lemming.

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3/13/2003

The War Against Anger

Butler Shaffer on the real nature of the federal adventure.

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3/3/2003

Political Madmen

Sure, says Butler Shaffer, but the real problem is the insanity of the state.

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2/26/2003

Chaos in Space

Butler Shaffer on human enterprises and the state.

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2/7/2003

The War Against Life

The state is, by its nature, murderous.

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1/7/2003

Have Yourself a Bloody Little Christmas

Butler Shaffer on Christians for mass murder.

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12/17/2002

The State Is in a Terminal State

Good news from Butler Shaffer.

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11/13/2002

Election Day: a Holiday for Fools

Voting in the US makes no more sense than in Iraq.

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10/30/2002

The Potomac Sniper

A one-man nation state.

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10/21/2002

There’s a Bogeyman Under Your Bed

Butler Shaffer on how the state gears up for war.

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10/5/2002

Individualism Is Libertarianism

Not the egoism of Ayn Rand, says Butler Shaffer.

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9/27/2002

WTC and the Power of Place

Butler Shaffer on violence and more violence.

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9/14/2002

Secession = Liberty

Free the San Fernando Valley! And the rest of mankind.

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8/30/2002

The Individual vs. the Collective

All is far from lost, says Butler Shaffer.

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8/20/2002

Will a Police State Protect Your Liberty?

Butler Shaffer on Republican theory.

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7/27/2002

Happy Dependence Day

Or we can, says Butler Shaffer, remember the great Declaration of Independence.

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7/1/2002

Liberty and Property

In practice, they are synonymous.

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6/25/2002

Bring Back Discrimination

It's the sign of a civilized man, and the civilized society.

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6/22/2002

What Police State?

Butler Shaffer on how easily we shut our eyes.

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6/13/2002

War and Politics as Entertainment

Butler Shaffer on how the state gets us to agree.

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5/29/2002

Don’t Blame Bush

Blame the state.

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5/20/2002

The Beltway’s Little Red Book

Butler Shaffer on the delusion of limited government.

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5/14/2002

The State Is a Racket

And an increasingly irrelevant one.

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5/6/2002

Fronting For the Worst Aspects of the State

Warmongering libertarians.

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4/15/2002

The Social Contract and Other Myths

Butler Shaffer on the State's various excuses for itself.

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4/1/2002

State Terrorism

Make that "peacekeeping" and "law enforcement."

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3/16/2002

How To Be Free, Even Now

Butler Shaffer on reclaiming self-ownership.

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3/7/2002

Does the State Own You?

Or do you own yourself? Article by Butler Shaffer.

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2/25/2002

Government Is a Conspiracy

That's why conspiracy theories are so unfashionable.

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2/11/2002

Deathwatch

Butler Shaffer on the decline and fall of our civilization, thanks to the State.

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12/10/2001

Afraid To Be Free

Despite the State, there is much we can do to be free.

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11/27/2001

Irrational and Violent

Butler Shaffer on the real nature of the State's laws.

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11/17/2001

Law as ‘Reason’ or as ‘Violence?’

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11/17/2001

World War II Is Finally Over

Hitler won. Article by Butler Shaffer.

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10/31/2001

The Case for Optimism

A letter from famed libertarian scholar, Butler Shaffer.

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10/19/2001

The Useless State

On Sept. 11, the failure of the political model became obvous.

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9/19/2001

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Human Spirit

Butler Shaffer revisits the Luddites.

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On the Purity of Language

And its relationship to liberty.

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The Fraud of Representative Government

Butler Shaffer responds to "his" congressman.

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I – Why I Do Not Vote

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C – The Most Dangerous of Drugs

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CII – What Is To Become of the State?

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CIII – A Breaking Point?

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CV – Historic Preservation

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CVI – History Matters

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CVII – Democrazies

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CVIII – A Walk On the Dark Side

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CIX – The Hitler Icon

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CX – Moral Cowards In Hiding

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CXI – Cui Bono Revisited

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CXII – Saving a Dying Corpse

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CXIII – Meeting a Suicide Bomber

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CXIV – The Decline and Fall of Conservatism

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CXV – What the ‘Struggle’ Is All About

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CXVI – The War Against Cindy

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CXVII – To What Is Cindy a Threat?

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CXVIII – A Monopoly on Life

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CXVIX – The Market and the State

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CXX – An Evening With Mr. Galloway

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CXXI – Fear, Incivility, and the State

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CXXII – An Open Letter to Col. Boylan

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CXXIV – Is Mankind a Mistake?

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CXXV – The Deaths of Children

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CXXVI – The Religion of the State

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CXXVII – Myths, Fables, Fairy-Tales, and the Real World

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CXXVIII – Uppity in Central Park

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CXXIX – Taking a Byte Out of Free Expression

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CXXX – Political Science 101

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CXXXI – What Lies Ahead?

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CXXXII – ‘V for Vendetta’

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CXXXIII – Why Do We Fear Our Minds?

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CXXXV – Power Is What They Want

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CXXXVI – The Individual or the State?

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CXXXVII – A World Too Complex To Be Managed

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CXXXVIII – The Death of the American State

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CXXXIX – The Price of Madness

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CXL – Marathon Dancing

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CXLI – The Manhattan Projection

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CXLII – To End All Wars

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CXLIII – The Bogeyman Industry

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CXLIV – 9/11 Was a Conspiracy

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CXLV – How Does a Nation Lose Its Soul?

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CXLVI – Why Integrity Matters

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CXLVII – The Voting Ritual

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CXLVIII – Impeach the American People!

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CXLIX – Alternative Medicine Is Libertarian Medicine

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CL – The Downfall Continues

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CLI – Political Visionaries and Other Polluters

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CLII – The Global Warming Jihad

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CLIII – The Control Cult

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CLIV – Civilization in Free-Fall

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CLV – Memorial Day Alternative

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CLVI – More Anti-War Films

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CLVII – Whither the Remnant?

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CLVIII – The War Against Learning

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CLVIX – Identifying With the State

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CLVXI – Sy Leon, R.I.P.

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CLVXII – Super-Bombs for the Super-State

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CLVXIII – The Emperor Has No Humor

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XVII – The Delusion of Limited Government

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II – Another Meaning To September 11th

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XXI – Bring Back Discrimination!

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XXII – Are There Limits to Liberty?

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XXIV– Will a Police State Protect Your Liberty?

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XXV – The Individual and the Collective

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XXIX – The Bogeyman Is Hiding Under Your Bed!

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XXXI – A Holiday For Fools

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XXXVI – The Insanity of the State

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XXXVII – The War Against Anger

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XXXIX – A Cost/Benefit Analysis of the Human Spirit: The Luddites Revisited

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XLI – ‘To Hell With History!’

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XLII – Where Is Smedley When We Need Him?

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XLIII – The Indecent Nature of Political Society

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XLIV – Your Survival May Depend On Your Integrity

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XLV – The Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions

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XLVI – Your Papers, Please

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XLVII – Legalized Child Abuse

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XLVIII – Slaves to the Past

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XLIX– The Purposes of State

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V – Law as ‘Reason’ or as ‘Violence’?

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L – Angelyne for Governor!

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LI – Power to the People!

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LII – The Hitler Test

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LIV – Property and Order

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LV – A Passion for Life

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LVI – Lying in State

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LVII – Anatomy of a Boycott

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LVIII – War Crimes Trials and Errors

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LIX – How The Ridge Stole Christmas!

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LX – What Is Anarchy?

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LXI – Save the Universe!

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LXII – Unchaining Liberty

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LXIII – The Circus Is Back in Town

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LXIV – Martha the Scapegoat

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LXV – Utopia and Reality

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LXVI – The 9/11 Commission Sideshow

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LXVII – On Moral Authority

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LXVIII – Honoring the Dead

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LXIX – Between Iraq and a Hard Place

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VII – The Decline and Fall of a Civilization

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LXX – Collectivism Begins In Your Neighborhood

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LXXI – Democracy By Fiat

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LXXII – The Divine Right of Irresponsibility

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LXXIII – Fighting for Freedom

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LXXIV – The Importance of Free Expression

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LXXVI – What Is the Free Market, and Who Cares?

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LXXVII – The Life and Death of Civilizations

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LXXIX – The Dysfunctional Society

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LXXX – When Will They Figure It Out?

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LXXXI – Bush or Kerry?

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LXXXII – The Slave Mentality

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LXXXIII – Institutional Dangers

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LXXXIV – The Madness of Emperor George

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LXXXV – Loving Our Children

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LXXXVI – Self-Healing

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LXXXVII – Collectivist Utopias

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LXXXVIII – A Rational Choice For November 2nd

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XC – Politics and Moral Values

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XCI – The Reactive State

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XCII – Inconstant Interests in Truth

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XCIII – The Case for Ebeneezer

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XCIV – The Exploitation of Soldiers

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XCV – Extremism In Defense of the Status Quo

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XCVI – The Sociopathic Cult

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XCVII – Blogs or Blotto?

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XCVIII – Failure Is the Health of the State

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XCIX – Violence and the State

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Wizards of Ozymandias

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CI – Disconnecting the State's Feeding Tubes

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CXXIII – Scapegoating on a u2018Scooter'

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CXXXIV – The People's Republic of Virginia

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CLVX – Why They Won't Impeach

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XL – Let's Hear It for CBS-TV!!

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LIII – What's in an Election?

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LXXV – The Anti–Wal-Mart Jihad

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LXXVIII – Kicking the Bully's Dog

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LXXXIX – The Libertarians' Albatross

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