I'm a Libertarian living in Humboldt County, CA. I've lived here in Eureka since 1973 and joined the Libertarian Party in 1992. This blog will mostly focus on local political issues, but I may stray into state and national issues as well, when I can't help myself. Please post your comments by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of each post. Although I do moderate comments, you need not be a registered user to post them.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Transparency & Paranoia
The Daily Caller reports the Obama Administration will no longer release information on drone strikes, at least to the public. I'm sure there are some that think they should never have released such information in the first place.
Writers and readers at the Huffington Post seem to be poking fun at Fox News' Megan Kelly for her concerns about having government "researchers" inside news rooms determining whether news is biased. I only saw one comment that got it right: Many, if not most, of those ridiculing Kelly would be screaming bloody murder if it was the Bush Administration proposing the same thing.
Reason magazine's Damon Root takes a look at yet another writer upset about "paranoid libertarians". Call me paranoid but I certainly am a bit frightened, especially of those who keep telling us that government power is nothing to worry about.