Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Does Alito have Libertarian beliefs?

The CATO Institute thinks Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito does. See, Alito's Libertarian Streak.

But even if Alito leans libertarian that doesn't mean Libertarians should support him. Its time libertarians started holding out for people like Richard Epstein or Randy Barnett to be nominated.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Meet Energy Hog

Last month the Bush administration unveiled a long-term clean-energy and conservation program complete with cartoon mascot. The Department of Energy (working with consumer group Alliance to Save Energy) introduced a campaign featuring Energy Hog, a sneering swine in leather jacket and jeans who, as a local rag put it, "will join McGruff the Crime Dog and Woodsy Owl in the pantheon of animated mascots failing to solve national problems."

Well, hey! If you can beat it, make fun of it.