NYC: 5Pointz building owner must pay graffiti artists

NYC: 5Pointz building owner must pay graffiti artists

To quote John K. Ross’s summary for Short Circuit: In 2002, owner of dilapidated industrial property in Queens, N.Y. entrusts its care to a group of artists, who improve its condition and cover it in graffiti, turning it into a tourist attraction and cultural site. In 2013, the owner, who plans to demolish the warehouses and […]

Harry Alexander: Saying goodbye

Harry Alexander: Saying goodbye

By Harry Alexander Everything comes to an end at some point or another. Sometimes things come to an end too quickly. Sometimes things continue on too long. In this case, I believe the timing is right. This will be the final issue of the Southern Arizona News-Examiner. This dream was started by the late Emil […]

Phil Richardson: Collusion: Chapter 2

Phil Richardson: Collusion: Chapter 2

By Phil Richardson First, let me repeat how Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines Collusion: When at least two human beings conspire for mutual gain utilizing fraud (Deceit, perpetrated for profit). I believe that most of us recognize collusion when we see it, even if we never cracked a law book. It could be as simple as […]

Majid Rafizadeh: History lessons from years under Islamism

Majid Rafizadeh: History lessons from years under Islamism

By Majid Rafizadeh In Iran, my generation, the first after Islamism came to power, is called the Burnt Generation (Persian: Nasl-e Sukhteh). Our generation earned this name for having to endure the brutality of the Islamist and theocratic regime from the time we were born, to adulthood. This brutality included the regime’s merciless efforts, such as mass executions, to establish […]

Mark Thornton: End the Drug War for these very practical reasons

Mark Thornton: End the Drug War for these very practical reasons

By Mark Thornton Timothy Hsiao recently made the rather startling case that libertarians should support the War on Drugs by claiming that recreational drug use undermines a critical precondition for freedom, namely, the ability to think clearly and to choose wisely. Hsiao notes that: Accordingly, since the government has a responsibility to protect personal freedom, it must […]

Eric Peters: Sessions vs. Trump . . . vs. us

Eric Peters: Sessions vs. Trump . . . vs. us

By Eric Peters Without consent, what have you got? Just force. The Constitution articulates the principle of consent – that “the people” agree to its terms and conditions – to be governed by it – and that without their consent, the government has no legitimate claim to govern them. This is the principle at the bottom of […]

Ben Crystal: The North Korean fan club

Ben Crystal: The North Korean fan club

By Ben Crystal Ever since Lenin and the gang took old Karl Marx’s dream journal and made it a nightmarish reality, the biggest villains of communism have always enjoyed a cheering section among the American liberal elite. From The New York Times’ Walter Duranty running interference for Stalin’s gulag’n’genocide get-down, to Jane Fonda and her NVA photo-op, […]

Trivializing tragedy

Trivializing tragedy

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Following the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, gun control supporters have begun throwing around some highly suspect numbers concerning mass shootings in the United States. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s anti-2nd Amendment organization Everytown for Gun Safety took to Twitter last week claiming that the Florida tragedy was […]