Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Fourth of July Reflections

My Fourth of July Reflections Tibor R. Machan For some people the Fourth of July is the most important holiday in America. Sadly, not for all, especially not just now when most of the leadership of the country has made … Continue reading

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Anticipated Reasoning by the Court

Anticipated the Reasoning by the Court Tibor R. Machan A few weeks ago I wrote in one of my columns as follows: “…[T]he discussion of President Obama’s federal policy requiring that everyone obtain health insurance has frequently focused on the … Continue reading

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Pragmatism’s Problems

Pragmatism’s Problems* Tibor R. Machan It has now become something of a badge of honor to be a pragmatist, especially in public policy matters. Being pragmatic means promoting policies that work, being practical or even expedient. President Obama has often … Continue reading

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Why Are There Theories?

Why Are there Theories? Tibor R. Machan Over the years, especially since the Internet became prominent and widely used, my own ideas have received a lot of challenges. Some of these come from people with different positions on this or … Continue reading

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The Left & Reproductive Rights

The Left and Women’s Reproductive Rights Tibor R. Machan At the outset I will declare my commitment to the right of women to terminate pregnancies prior to the time a human being has developed in their bodies (roughly the 25th … Continue reading

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A Note on Libertarianism and Abortion

A Note on Libertarianism and Abortion Tibor R. Machan His pro-life abortion stance has only been a remote problem for Representative Ron Paul and only with some libertarians. Here is why: If a conceptus or zygote has the rights of … Continue reading

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Machan’s Archives: Troubles with “Public” Resources

Machan’s Archives: Troubles with “Public” Resources Tibor R. Machan So some insist that street vendors around the country should be banned? Why? Because the majority of those doing business adjacent to the street want them to be. The issue has … Continue reading

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