Ron Paul’s Campaign Problem

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has a consistent message, which has endeared him to many disenchanted voters in the current political climate. What has always seemed to sink him, though, are the tactics his campaign has repeatedly chosen to employ. These cloud his original message and abdicate responsibility on critical questions concerning Rep. Paul’s electability altogether. For … Read more

The Big Stick and Its Growth Under President Obama

President Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” a proverb that would echo in the annals and come to be associated with his unabashed interventionist foreign policy. American foreign policy according to Roosevelt’s worldview should use American power for good throughout the world. As a libertarian, … Read more

The Business of Education

No matter how much the business of education may be apotheosized it is just that, a business.  Education, like any other business, cannot be so sacrosanct to be beyond reform.  Yet the grandiloquence surrounding the reform debate, might lead one to believe education is necessarily immune to criticism. To take education of its pedagogical pedestal, … Read more

Ron Paul: The Jim Thome of Politics

I seldom have the opportunity to incorporate America’s pastime into a political piece, but it recently dawned upon me that a notable parallel exists between Major League slugger Jim Thome and Republican Presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.): the media tends to undervalue their respective accomplishments. Jim Thome is a victim of bad timing, according … Read more

Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. ‘94 is a Harvard alumnus who contributes to modern libertarian thought: a rare combination. He received his bachelor’s degree in history, and then moved on to Columbia, where he earned his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. Today, Dr. Woods is a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and continues to … Read more