The Distributed Republic is a blog community created by members of the original Catallarchy blog. Members blog from a classical liberal viewpoint on a variety of topics. There are no broad restrictions on viewpoints as long as a civil tone is maintained.

You are viewing the Catallarchy blog. Our reader blogs can be found here. Feel free to register and start your own.

Having it both ways

(via Instapundit)

RealClear Politics points out that the critics of Bush over the Iraq/Niger uranium intelligence want to have things both ways:

According to Krugman, the Bush administration is to be held accountable both for not being sufficiently alarmist with respect to intelligence estimates prior to 9/11 and then for being unduly alarmist with those same intelligence estimates after 9/11.


Islamic Austrian Economics?

(Via Unqualified Offerings)

An interesting paper from a muslim liberal think tank that seeks to connect medieval Islamic thought with the proto-Austrian Scholastic School in 16th century Spain.


Bush Tariffs ruled Illegal

(via Prestopundit)

In one of those "man bites dog" kind of stories for us libertarians, here's an international organization that actually does the right thing for liberal civil society- the WTO has just ruled that Bush's execrable steel tariffs are, as everyone suspected, completely illegal and contrary to US-signed trade treaty obligations. Read more »


How (not) to deal with a rogue Supreme Court

For those who are suing the Nevada Supreme Court for essentially overruling/nullifying the Nevada constitution in its latest ruling that directed the Nevada legislature to raise taxes, Eugene Volokh has some advice- the solution is political, not judicial.


Album Review - Heather Nova's <i>South</i>

Everybody else has taken a crack at this, so why not me?

In preparation for a vacation I am taking in a few weeks, I've been searching through my roommate's extensive CD collection for new tracks for some new mix CDs to tide me over for the long drive. One album I stumbled across was Heather Nova's most recent album, South.

southusa.jpg

President, heal thyself

In the ever centralizing path the current White House has taken, the Bush administration wants the Supremes to allow the Feds to revoke the licenses of doctors who recommend marijuana to their patients.

If the Supreme Court takes the case and ultimately rules in the government's favor, Boyd said, "it would make all of the states' marijuana laws a dead letter. . . . If a physician can't recommend marijuana, then no patient can qualify" to use it under state law. [...]

Read more »


Apologies

ghost town.jpg
Apologies are in order for the lack of posts recently. Everything from technical problems with the blog to lightning strikes resulting in fried network cards resulted in a conspiracy of nature determined to deprive our millions of readers of Catallarchy goodness. Blogging shall return promptly.

[lone wolf howls at the moon in the distance]




The Registry and the Commerce Clause

In addition to Brian's entry below about the inherent problems associated with a centralized 'solution' to unwanted telemarketing calls, there has been some thoughtful writing on the Constitutional legality of the Registry, specifically dealing with the Commerce Clause.

Radley Balko calls out blogosphere libertarians.

Julian Sanchez responds. Read more »


Simberg on the Columbia accident

Rand Simberg has some thoughts on recent revelations about the Columbia accident, safety issues with the shuttle, and current state of the space program. Read more »


Duncan on classical liberalism, argumentation, and blogging

Newish Samizdatista Andy Duncan (funny, he doesn't look newish) has a long post on the differences between the ways in which classical liberals and socialists come to their respective positions and make their arguments. Read more »