Time for a Purge?
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Number 466, May 4, 2008
"LP Abandons Libertarianism"

Dollar Gas!
Dollar Gas!
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Time Peeper


Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Eric Pavao, and Rich Goldman

Time for a Purge?
by L. Neil Smith
In an official press release dated April 25, 2008, two "spokesmen" for the national Libertarian Party -- which in this case means hired hands, un-elected by anybody -- surrealistically called for "increased coordination and communication between federal and state law enforcement agencies" in the matter of child pornography. The document heavily quoted Robert Mueller, current head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

I Like Reverend Jeremiah Wright
by James Glaser
No, it isn't because the Reverend Wright is a former Marine, and it sure isn't because I think he is such a great speaker. I believe what makes me like the Jeremiah Wright is that he speaks the truth, he helps the homeless, and he feeds the poor. Reverend Wright started his church, Trinity United Church of Christ, in Chicago almost four decades ago, and has devoted his life to that ministry.

Sometimes One Size Does Fit All
by A.X. Perez
Teenage couples have a tendency to make out between classes. Teachers are expected to be sensitive to kids' feelings while making sure their displays of affection don't trigger a fire alarm. I generally handle this by loudly announcing that true love is beautiful but not an excuse for being tardy to class. Youngsters break it up, the legitimacy of their feelings is validated while they are prevented from exceeding the "limits of decency," and everyone makes it to class on time.

The Last Sonuvabitch of Klepton
The Last
of Klepton

The Probability Broach:
The Graphic Novel

by L. Neil Smith
Illustrated by Scott Bieser
Published by Bighead Press, 2004


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