January 31, 2014
Senator Ted Cruz lashed out at Republicans for supporting a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Cruz thinks that a bipartisan push to grant amnesty would destroy Republicans chances at retaking the Senate in 2014.
"Right now, Republican leadership in both chambers is aggressively urging members to stand down on virtually every front: on the continuing resolution, on the budget, on the farm bill, on the debt ceiling,” Cruz said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Thursday.
Cruz was also praised by arch-neocon Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post recently, claiming that he was striking a more "Reagan-esque" note on foreign policy. But what did Ronald Reagan have to say about Amnesty and illegal immigration? And if the neocons are jumping on board the Cruz missile, is it time for libertarians to jump off?
All that and more on the Freedom Report podcast!
January 30, 2014
Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney appeared in an interview on Fox News recently to argue in favor of a candidate in 2016 that represents as broad a spectrum of the party as possible. That list apparently doesn't include Ted Cruz or Rand Paul.
Also, a new poll shows that Mike Huckabee is in the lead for potential presidential candidates, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slipping after his "Bridgegate" scandal. Is the guy who said that government is "Uncle Sugar" to women going to win?
And is Rand Paul ready to get serious with his rhetoric in the "War on Women" narrative if he has to face down a potential Hillary Clinton?
All that and more on the Freedom Report podcast!
January 29, 2014
Red State editor Eric Erickson is in hot water with Fox's Greta Van Susteren for doubling down on comments referring to Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis as "Abortion Barbie."
Van Susteren called Erickson a jerk for describing abortions in gruesome detail as a sacrifice to the demon god Moloch, but considering that Davis staked her career on an abortion filibuster and Vogue Magazine referred to her as "Barbie-like" are Erickson's comments really that unfair?
January 27, 2014
Professor Steve Horwitz joins the Freedom Report to discuss the New York Times piece "Rand Paul's Mixed Inheritance." Horwitz believes that libertarians can't escape the checkered past of racists who have associated themselves with the movement.
Horwitz also argues that it's better not to try and sweep the past under the rug. He believes that libertarians have to face the past, be honest about it and then move on if liberty is going to be mainstreamed.
January 24, 2014
Editor of the Sex and the State website Cathy Reisenwitz dropped by the Freedom Report to discuss gender issues, feminism and the libertarian movement.
Reisenwitz recently debated Token Libertarian Girl Julie Borowski over the question of privilege, and whether or not libertarians need to focus more on these concepts as a means of overcoming oppression.
In an expansive discussion, Reisenwitz and host Austin Petersen cover issues such as the government suing sperm donors, gender roles, liberty, Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul.
January 22, 2014
Is the death penalty a violation of the 8th amendment's rule against cruel and unusual punishment? A recent case in Ohio where a man took twenty minutes to die from an untested lethal injection cocktail is raising concerns amongst advocacy groups.
One group calling themselves Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
is gathering support from many prominent conservatives and libertarians. The National Advocacy Coordinate for Conservatives Concerned joins the Freedom Report to argue why a consistent pro-life ethic is both morally superior and constitutionally ethical.
January 21, 2014
Token Libertarian Girl Julie Borowski joined the Freedom Report today to discuss feminism in the libertarian movement, and whether the concepts are mutually exclusive.
Borowski recently took part in a debate
with sex-positive individualist-feminist Cathy Riesenwitz
, who argued that libertarians should focus more on the concept of privilege. Borowski argued against, claiming that libertarians would do better to focus on individual rights. Borowski beat Cathy in voting 75% to 25%.
With the likely nomination of Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, issues such as the "gender income gap" are likely to become major talking points. Are libertarians prepared for these types of debates?
Are feminism and libertarianism compatible? Listen in and find out.
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January 17, 2014
Reason Magazine has a great new video out about the crackdown on cuddling in Madison Wisconsin. A house dedicated to clients who want to pay for snuggling was shut down before it could even open because the city suspected them of prostitution. Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Zilavy said: "No offense to men, but I don't know any man who just wants to snuggle."
Also, President Obama is pulling back on the government collection of metadata and demanding now that private companies store the data, imposing a burden on telecoms to do the government's dirty work.
January 16, 2014
Senator Rand Paul reportedly raised over a million dollars recently for a fund that's called "Rand Paul 2016." The Kentucky senator now has over $1.7 million raised for either his reelection to the senate, or for a run at the White House.
Also, Senator Paul recently joined the photo messaging app "Snapchat," and he took his second shot at the NSA with an obligatory full moon. All that and more on the Freedom Report Podcast!
January 15, 2014
Today's Freedom Report discusses Kanye West's lawsuit against the anarcho-capitalists behind the new digital currency "Coinye West". Major media outlets are reporting that Coinye has shut down, but don't you ever believe you can tell an anarchist what to do. Now splinter cells from the group are trying to rebrand, while others are trying to keep the name of the currency alive. Is this what happens when anarchists try and centrally plan?
Also imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the dumbest statements of all time. In a recent inteview, singer Beyonce propagated the myth about the gender pay gap. This episode of the Freedom Report debunks some of the points associated with that fallacy and we discuss gender roles in general.
Also, what would life be like if we lived in a Libertarian Republic? Listen in on this episode of The Freedom Report to find out.