Category: Federal Power

Borders and immigration: a view from Romania

Disclaimers and such things: I thought for a good while about writing some thoughts on this issue. I see it as quite thorny and not as black and white as most people present it, irrespective of sides. Of course calling things complex or not black and white is usually a bullshit non-argument. Better said, I am not completely sure where I stand on it. So instead of trying too hard, I just wrote some thoughts to get some feedback as it were… It is not my best writing ever, so keep that in mind.

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The (Small-l) Libertarian Case For a Non-Libertarian President

What is libertarianism’s best strategy to gain a legitimate amount of power nationally (and then happily cede it to the people)?
Sloopy believes there is a third, and overlooked, option.

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The states and grand juries, Part Two: Historical vignettes of grand juries under siege

Rather than give a comprehensive history of the victories of “reformers” who curtailed grand-jury rights in state after state, let me attempt to give some historical vignettes, and tie these vignettes together with some semblance of narrative coherence. Then later, I’ll give an account of the triumph of the reformers in their battle against the grand jury.

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