Michael Hamilton
Michael Hamilton
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Fiscal Cliff Deadline: 1 Very Good Reason We Should Avoid Making a Deal Before January 1

Young people — libertarians and conservatives in particular — should hope we go over the fiscal cliff. Republicans won't cut spending. Let's hope Republicans and Democrats do not reach a deal.

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5 Common Misconceptions About Voting: Your Vote Doesn't Count

Whether choosing between Obama and Romney or any other candidates, people often explain their voting behaviors with one of five statements, all of which are false. There's no good reason to vote.

Star Wars Episode 7: Disney Will Change the George Lucas Franchise for the Better

Some "Star Wars" fans are upset that Disney has purchased Lucasfilms and taken control of the franchise. With George Lucas out of the picture, "Star Wars" can only improve.
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Presidential Debate 2012 Will Not Cover the Most Important Issue to Millennials: Entitlements

Neither Obama or Romney care about young people. Don't waste your vote by giving it to a politician in November.
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Innocence of Muslims Movie: Why it Very Much Should Be Protected As Free Speech

This is why shouting fire in a crowded theater and incitement have nothing to do with most free speech controversies.
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James Eagan Holmes Shooting: Gun Laws Could Not Stop Batman Massacre

When considering policy responses to news like the Batman shootings in Aurora, Colorado, we should think carefully about both the costs and the likelihood of success.

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Ron Paul and Rand Paul Both Get it Wrong On Gay Marriage, Especially as Libertarians

Ron Paul and his son Rand are libertarian on many issues, but gay marriage is an exception. Libertarians should push for state recognition of gay marriages.