Christopher Tapp

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Howdy, you-all. Look here: Our little old Institute has been doing great things. First of all a very generous donor has pledged to match donations of $100 or more for the next $15,000. An amazing opportunity for you to double the impact of your gift. For $100 you also get to pick one of our books, mine are signed and personalized, and a lifetime subscription to Listen & Think Audio. Don't miss out, you can see all reward options and donate here. The legendary Sheldon Richman, firebrand Pete Quinones, the brilliant Kyle Anzalone and our great group of writers and podcasters make up...

From the Director: Re: Fund Drive, Progress Report

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To: Institute supporters, readers and listeners From: the Director: Here's a bit of an Institute progress report. We're in the middle of our Fund drive, which is going great. We've already raised more than $40,000 out of the $50,000 we're pushing for, and a generous donor has now offered matching funds which ought to put us over the top by the end of the week — with your help! We got one big one, but otherwise it has been hundreds and hundreds of donors making it happen. It's pretty cool to see. And we sure appreciate it. I have already signed and shipped hundreds of books to donors with...

Christopher Tapp Suing Idaho Falls Police Over Wrongful Murder Conviction

The cops, DAs and judges from Idaho Falls ought to all be caged like the criminals they are for the next 20 years to pay for what they did to this innocent man. Instead the same people responsible will be their own judges, will hand themselves immunity and then if anything will pay Tapp a pittance from the taxpayers rather than from any of the guilty. Read Will Grigg on the story of this innocent man's persecution...

12/13/19 Sheldon Richman on Trump’s Loyalty to Israel

Sheldon Richman discusses America's relationship to Israel in the wake of President Trump's speech to Sheldon Adelson's Israeli-American Council. Trump has received criticism as being anti-semitic for saying that American Jews, particularly democrats, do not "love Israel enough." This is odd, says Richman, since usually allegations of anti-semitism are based on people claiming that American Jews might have a special loyalty to Israel. He laments the fact that nobody cares about consistent principle anymore, happy instead to resort to sophistry and persecution if they think it will be...

Looking Ahead to New Institute Published Books

Building on the great success of Fool's Errand, No Quarter, The Great Ron Paul and Coming to Palestine, the Libertarian Institute will be publishing at least three new books in the new year: I am hard at work on my new book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, my take on every U.S. conflict in the Middle East since 1979. our executive editor Sheldon Richman is working on a great new compilation of his essays on libertarianism, titled What Social Animals Owe to Each Other: Essays on Individualism as the Basis of Social Cooperation. our good friend Thomas R. Eddlem is now hard...

Death and Taxes? How About Life and Liberty? Join us as we build a better Institute.

On a shoestring budget since our founding in 2016, we have done our best to hold the line on libertarian principle while prioritizing the fight against the government’s worst depredations first. In 2017 we published our director Scott Horton’s acclaimed book Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. While the broader libertarian movement and our Libertarian Institute family lost our hero Will Grigg in 2017, this year we proudly published a posthumous collection of his best articles of this century in No Quarter: The Ravings of William Norman Grigg. It’s a fitting legacy for a...

4/28/17 Sheldon Richman on The Libertarian Institute’s future and US policy on North Korea

Sheldon Richman, Executive Editor of The Libertarian Institute and author of many books, discusses The Libertarian Institute's future without co-founder William Norman Grigg, who recently passed away; the slate of new up-and-coming libertarian writers and the general expansion of the movement; the upcoming release of Grigg's book on the wrongful imprisonment of Christopher Tapp and Scott Horton's book on Afghanistan; and why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is rightfully concerned about US-backed regime change against non-nuclear armed...

Will Grigg Was a Mighty Voice for Justice and Liberty

William Norman Grigg died this afternoon. He was a journalist, broadcaster, editor, musician, father, husband, and a self-described Christian Individualist. He was also my hero. Will’s main beat was stories about individual victims of the state: particularly Americans who have been unjustly imprisoned or wrongfully assaulted by government officers. His research for each article was exhaustive. From his home in Idaho, he traveled all around the northwest to get the story in person. He would get to know each subject personally, and seek face-to-face interviews with their powerful...

Chris Tapp case update: The Bastards of Bonneville County Have Won

Update re: The Last Full Measure of Malice: Bonneville County Seeks Plea Deal with Christopher Tapp "A deal has been reached in the Christopher Tapp case," reports today's Idaho Falls Post-Register. Appellate attorney John Thomas, who will discuss the details of the arrangement today with prosecutor Danny Clark and Judge Alan Stephens in anticipation of a hearing tomorrow, says that Tapp will not admit guilt as part of the deal -- which means, most likely, that the innocent man will take an Alford plea. This would mean immediate release from prison -- but not from the underlying...

News

White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China

President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan. 

News Roundup 8/10/2022

US News The Biden administration yesterday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the ban on gun possession by medical marijuana users, saying that law is consistent with a long tradition of firearm regulation in the United States. Reason The U.S....

Blog

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

Cuban Missile Crisis Things

This old New Yorker piece about Curtis LeMay has some details about the Missile Crisis that I did not know and want to save here for someday. So we all already knew that 1: the USSR did already have operational short and medium range missiles in Cuba, but Khrushchev...

Happy April Glaspie Day!

Thank you, Julian Assange: SADDAM'S MESSAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO PRESIDENT BUSH Date:1990 July 25, 12:46 (Wednesday) Canonical ID:90BAGHDAD4237_a Original Classification:SECRET Current Classification:SECRET Handling Restrictions-- Not Assigned -- Character Count:13633...

The Scott Horton Show

7/28/22 Douglas Macgregor on NATO’s Doomed Strategy in Ukraine

 Download Episode. This week on Antiwar Radio, Scott was joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine. Macgregor has been deeply critical of NATO’s reaction to the Russian invasion, which he calls impulsive. He says the leverage...

Conflicts of Interest

Biden Builds Anti-Iranian Axis During His Middle East Trip: COI #305

On COI #305, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman break down the latest news on Iran, the JCPOA, President Joe Biden’s Middle East trip, and the economic crisis facing Europe. Connor discusses Biden’s trip to Israel where he signed a joint declaration with the Israeli...

COI #304: Mexico Attempts to Save Press Freedom in America

On COI #304, Kyle Anzalone discusses Mexico's asylum offer to Julian Assange.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

The Voluntaryist Handbook: Self-Ownership and Its Implications

https://youtu.be/xGrh6D3o8Kw One need look no further than to the examples of North and South Korea or East and West Germany to see that the freer people are, the wealthier they can become through mutually beneficial voluntary exchange. These two controlled...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

  https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

Year Zero

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

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