Don Stacy's blog

Journalists and the NSA Scandal

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Sadness is the emotion I experience every time I am reminded of the naivete of mainstream journalists regarding the nature of the State.  This catoinstitutevideo (http://youtu.be/uyJQWz_g_bk) interview of Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian journalist, made me sad.  For the record, I did not weep.

"They Kidnapped Our Child": Why CPS Needs Transparency Now

This ReasonTV video (http://youtu.be/qX4is-1e2Kl) confirms that State "protective" services for children are never the answer.

"For Their Own Protection": Children in Long-Term Solitary Confinement

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Long-term solitary confinement is torture.  You will not be surprised to learn, from this video, that the U.S. prison state regularly inflicts this torture upon children.  The State's excuse for torturing children is disturbingly banal: it is for their own good. 

Do Children Have Rights?

I have a particular interest in bioethics.  Libertarian intellectuals have been grappling with bioethical issues for centuries.  I recently lucked upon a fascinating lecture by George H. Smith, in which he details his views regarding the rights of children.

My Time on the Battlefield

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Robert Murphy comically discusses his recent adventures debating the enemies of civilization.

Are We Rome?

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Yes, even the Reason libertines concur.   

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