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Michigan Republican Party chairman knocks 'RINO' hunters ahead of state convention
Party Chairman Bobby Schostak on Tuesday urged Michigan Republicans to stop using one particular four-letter word ahead of this weekend's nominating convention in Novi.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Policing a Riot
Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Tea party activist alleges 'establishment' Republicans stacked deck for Michigan convention
A prominent tea party activist says "establishment" Republicans in Ingham County have unfairly stacked the deck to benefit Michigan Lt.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Libertarians Hoping Amash Gets Like-Minded Help in November
Libertarians have high hopes for several Republican House seat hopefuls this fall who they see as potential allies for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, an outspoken Libertarian who stands nearly alone with his political views.
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, challenger Bob Goodrich meet for coffee, discuss future debates
The Eastown meeting lasted a little more than a half hour as the two talked about the recent primary and how they would engage with each other leading up to the November general election.
The Washington Post
Livelier Sunday fare
But it does suggest that TV news executives are painfully slow to recognize reality - probably not the best quality for a news operation.
Start of a 'libertarian moment'?
Much of the commentary on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer has been dominated by liberal outrage over what some see as racial injustice.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Libertarian, Liberal Lawmakers Share Concerns About Police Tactics in Ferguson
Riot police stand guard as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014.
Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Political spotlight swings to Missouri shooting
It took a few days, but members of Congress finally started to speak out in large numbers on Thursday about the shooting death of a young black man in Ferguson, Missouri, as President Obama appealed for calm and Democrats demanded hearings in Congress on the reaction of local police.
Stop the Pentagon program that militarizes U.S. police forces
There is a growing bipartisan public outrage about the local police force's fiercely militarized response to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.
Cruz: Reporters were 'doing their jobs'
Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday criticized the arrest of reporters in Ferguson, Mo., saying they were detained "simply for doing their jobs."
The Wall Street Journal
Rand Paul Blames 'Big Government' for Militarized Police
GOP Sen. Rand Paul Thursday lambasted the police response in the wake of a shooting of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., saying the scenes in recent days " resemble war more than traditional police action."
Amash's 'Sore Winner' Speech Resonates After Primary
More than a week after Republicans in Michigan's 3rd District resoundingly re-nominated him over well-funded opposition, Rep. Justin Amash's fiery primary night speech is still being heatedly discussed in state and national GOP circles.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Washington Post Writer Seriously Asks Why Libertarians Are Silent on Ferguson Police Killing
The shooting death by police of Ferguson, MO teenager Michael Brown, and what has happened in the aftermath, has been blanketing the news for the past few days.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Battle Creek Enquirer
Congress could close federal bank helping B.C. companies export
When Rex Materials was looking for some help to increase its exports about six years ago, the Livingston County manufacturer discovered an obscure federal agency, the Export-Import Bank.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Michigan, Georgia pols show the fork in the GOP's road
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, is part of the new generation of lawmakers that doesn't play nice with party leaders.
Primaries show Republican voters wary of tea party candidates, skeptical of party establishment
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the Tea Party movement has lost one race after another.
Michigan Delegation: Terri Lynn Land finished 2nd in one race on primary election night
Terri Lynn Land is pictured at U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's primary election party at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Why We're Ungovernable, Part 10: The Republicans' Civil War
Back when the republican party was actually the party of small government it was possible for country club moderates , Christian conservatives and libertarians to coexist.
The Village Voice
Rightbloggers Revel in 'Libertarian Moment,' Which Suspiciously Resembles Conservative Whenever
Last week the New York Times Magazine ran a story asking " Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived? " The editors of libertarian flagship Reason magazine and many fellow travelers hailed the story, which featured several prominent movement figures such as Nick Gillespie and former MTV veejay Kennedy.