John A. Farrell


May 2010


Libertarian Cato Blogger Endorses Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Maybe it's the Rand Paul effect. But the libertarians of the Right, so cowed in recent years by the social conservatives, seem to be finding their voice when it comes to recognizing the civil liberties of gay Americans.

Ted Olson is out in ...

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Paul, Rand
Reagan, Nancy
Congress
ACLU
LGBT rights
military
national security terrorism and the military

The Tea Party Should Stop Whining and Support a Summer Stimulus

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

It's really no surprise that we have faux populist movements like the Tea Party in these tough economic times. The polling shows these are white folks, at or near the age of retirement. They have spent a lifetime following the rules (mostly) and ...

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Pelosi, Nancy
GDP
recession
401(k)s
Bush, George W.
Obama, Barack
economic stimulus
tea party
Congress

Rand Paul Should Explain Himself on Civil Rights Act, Libertarianism

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

At the risk of spoiling the public burning of Dr. Rand Paul, for his stupid statements about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, I am going to suggest that American liberals pause for a moment and remember how they felt about the Patriot Act. We cannot ...

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TAGS:
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Paul, Ron
Second Amendment
government
civil rights
Paul, Rand

Virginia Attorney General Goes on Climategate Witch Hunt at UVA

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By John Aloysius Farrell, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

"Malfeasance" is one of the various causes cited in the Virginia constitution for proceeding with impeachment proceedings against a high state government official. By his own warped logic of what constitutes cause for an official interrogation,

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Virginia
University of Virginia
global warming
science
energy policy and climate change

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