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Mike Waite is a perfectly unremarkable nobody, who can't help but laugh at how reverently his fellow subjects regard the government under which we live.


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Columns by Mike Waite

Independence Day?
Mike Waite 2007-07-02 16:00
Exclusive to STR Every year on The Fourth, I wonder what people are celebrating. That is, the ones who give it any thought at all beyond its being a day off. The celebrants have no sense of irony.If it's all about freedom, then oughtn't we at least have more respect for the word than to associate it with the condition to which we've been reduced? Let's face it, the average American just accepts...
A Note to Our Constitutionalist Friends
Mike Waite 2007-06-25 16:00
A Note to Our Constitutionalist Friends by Mike Waite
Come Now, Is the Left Really Any Less Bad?
Mike Waite 2006-09-25 16:00
Exclusive to STR There's been a lot of talk lately about how we might have better luck trying to work with our friends on the Left now that the hopelessness of the Right is undeniable. I suppose anything might be worth trying and I agree there's reason for giving it a shot. But I'm skeptical. My frustration with liberals goes back a long way.When I came of age, back in the Sixties, it seemed to...
As Usual, Americans Worry About the Wrong Things
Mike Waite 2006-05-24 16:00
As Usual, Americans Worry About the Wrong Things by Mike Waite
Should We Be Optimistic?
Mike Waite 2006-03-26 16:00
Exclusive to STR It doesn't seem impossible that libertarian ideas might someday become popular, in the sense of having a significant influence on people as a whole. Just how likely that prospect is, well, still seems low to me. As much as I'd like to believe folks are rational enough to appreciate the benefits of liberty, I have no reason to believe it will happen anytime soon. Certainly, our...