A libertarian goes to a conference on socialism and finds some surprising similarities.
Liz WolfeI love this by @ENBrown: "Yes, I really am interested in revolutionary politics. That’s why I’m a libertarian. Radical respect for empowering individuals over the state is where my revolutionary sympathies lie." reason.com/2019/04/16/are… via @reason
Being comfortably high makes the burden of taxes a bit less awful
Liz WolfeFor the sake of journalism, I smoked 2 joints and drank a mug of cannabutter tea. Then I did my taxes and reflected on TurboTax, Shark Tank, charitable giving (#wholesome) & hobbits/hooligans. All for @reason (and with the good guidance of @kmanguward)
Beto fans are light on the substance, heavy on the hometown hero adoration, and obsessed with looks and charisma. This is exactly why Beto might win.
Liz WolfeThis weekend, I went to El Paso to the #Beto rally and wrote about it for @FDRLST. Takeaway? People think Beto is dreamy, they're willing to forgive his, uh, record, & they really don't give a damn about policy specifics. They want Obama-esque hope
It's almost the one-year anniversary of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's romance, which deserves a second look in light of Grande's stratospheric success.
Liz WolfeSomehow, @emilyjashinsky magically turns Ariana Grande musings into a reflection on millennial apathy manifested in different ways (via @FDRLST). I don't have the same allegiance to Grande that I have to the Kardashians or Kanye, but I still appreciate it
A conversation with humorist MADEbyJIMBOB (@madebyjimbob) on content suppression, late-night comedy, and the importance of satire in our political moment.
Liz WolfeMy latest at @FDRLST on the satirist who's pissing off Instagram & getting his content taken down. I asked him a bit about his creative process & the current humor imbalance, where boring late-night comedy hosts repeat the same liberal-pandering screeds
He's the farthest thing from self-made, but that can't stop Vanity Fair from fawning all over him. Now he's entering the crowded field of 2020 hopefuls.
Liz WolfeMy latest at @FDRLST on #Beto2020 / #BetoForPresident and the rise of the manic pixie dream girl-esque Limousine Liberal Gen Xer that the media JUST can't get enough of. Now please get Annie Leibovitz to photograph my dog too
Amber Heard and Asia Argento are at the forefront of Me Too whistleblowing. But how do we deal with stories emerging that cast doubt on their credibility?
Liz WolfeMy latest at @FDRLST on Amber Heard/Johnny Depp, Asia Argento, and how to discern truth when #MeToo accounts get complicated, or when an alleged victim's credibility is potentially undermined by other components of their story
We're nowhere near as extreme as pro-choice activists claim when it comes to abortion attitudes. Most of the population favors a moderate, nuanced approach.
Liz WolfeMy latest at @FDRLST on new Marist polling. About 27 percent of respondents believe abortion should only be available during first 3 months of pregnancy, & 28 percent of adults only support abortion in rape/incest/life of mother cases
Bre Payton, our beloved staff writer for The Federalist, passed away on Friday in San Diego, California following a sudden illness.
Liz WolfeAs many other @FDRLST folks have said more eloquently, we are a close-knit staff. @Bre_payton was a wonderful writer and kind coworker––funny and sweet, even to people like me who had only been on staff for a few short months––who will be so dearly missed.
Because apparently nobody had anything better to do Thanksgiving weekend than to tattle on sexy women to government agencies.
Liz WolfeMy latest at @FDRLST on the #ThotAudit: "there’s something nasty and immoral, from a libertarian perspective, about siccing a government agency like the IRS on people who have been routinely victimized by that very entity––the federal government."