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What's New in 2004
[To read briefs from other years, CLICK HERE]

Friday, December 24th, 2004
There are three updates to report by three different authors:
  1. Wendy McElroy: UNICEF's 'Rights' Focus Is All Wrong McElroy captures the political atmosphere that has had an impact on UNICEF. During a time when giving is more important than receiving, it's important to give UNICEF the once over.
  2. Gary Sloan: George Bernard Shaw: Mystic or Atheist? Sloan captures a perspective of Shaw that unveils deep character traits of this long time writer. He reflects upon Shaw's religious beliefs, which are extremely deep and thought-provoking.
  3. Asoka Selvarajah: Your Power to Decide Selvarajah informs us how to gain purpose and achieve our goals. His three-pronged method contains a huge component of persistence and explains how it all weaves together.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004
Tom Pagels sent us a new cartoon. He addresses the recent situation in the NBA and calls the cartoon Grow Up.

The article Legalized Prostitution: Regulating the Oldest Profession got revised. Since it gets a considerable amount of attention, old links were correct and an APA-style Word version was added.

To protect Second Amendment rights, a letter was added to help voters contact their representatives. It will allow voters to voice their concerns the next time a bill is being considered that affects gun rights. View the material as an HTML file and as a RTF file.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004
There are two updates to report:

  1. Roger Rothenberger writes How to Fix What's Really Wrong With the American Government. Rothenberger indicates that the U.S. political system is broken because it's dominated by the wealthy. He also suggests how to break this troubling cycle of dependence.
  2. Mark Liberator writes The Democratic Dilemma. He describes the state of affairs of the Democratic Party and its members as they cope with their defeat. A course of action is suggested for all party members to instill a healthy, vibrant America.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
Since the release of our editorial Kenneth Bigley, The Beheading Strategy, a new video of a man claiming to be Kenneth Bigley was made available to the public by the media. Consequently, it is not certain whether or not the beheading video or the second video is a fake. Nevertheless, "[g]ruesome videos of the slayings of the Americans, Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley, have appeared on the Internet, and their decapitated bodies were found in Baghdad" (AP, September 29th, 2004), making the thrust of this editorial still valid and appropriate despite the actual situation of Kenneth Bigley. Our article exists in its original form with a similar preface.

Monday, September 27th, 2004
Mark Liberator writes Kenneth Bigley, Beheading Strategy. Terrorists are causing problems for the people of Iraq and coalition forces. The beheading of Kenneth Bigley by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi places the conflict in perspective as we re-assess why we are in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Monday, September 6th, 2004
There are two articles to report:

  • Wendy McElroy writes China's Missing Women. This piece explains how acting on a seemingly simple government blueprint concerning social engineering has forever modified all facets of China's culture. We can learn a considerable amount about our own government through this article.
  • Mark Liberator writes Re-Elect George W. Bush. It is an editorial that captures the thinking process behind supporters of our current president. There is a thorough rationale that explains why George W. Bush is the best candidate for the position.

Thursday, August 26th, 2004
The Liberator received a much needed facelift. It was looking boring, so we gave it the Joan Rivers Procedure with a patiotic flair, without a Kerry botox.

Monday, August 23rd, 2004
The Liberator has a new bulletin board. It is multi-functional, attractive, and ready for use. Have a look; click here.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004
There is a new article to report, Hybrid Vehicles, Hidden Costs, by the editor of The Liberator, Mark Liberator. Learn about alternative vehicles, called hybrid electric vehicles. They have the potential of shaking the global economy and affecting pollution. In 10 - 20 years, alternative vehicles will be the industry standard despite the high expense today.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004
John Kerry's Running Mate Absent in Late June, is the title of our newest news brief. Have a look and learn about Kerry's next hurdle.

Saturday, May 15th, 2004
There are two new articles and two new cartoons to report:

  1. Tom Pagels: He has two cartoons. They are called Love This Guy and Highway Robbery.
  2. Ken Adams: He writes about an old construct used by some religious people to persuade others to believe in a particular god. The flaws in the argument are flawlessly revealed. It is called Pascal Got it Wrong.
  3. Wendy McElroy: She informs us about caselaw related to The Pledge of Allegiance that may substantially effect the rights of every father in the nation. It is called Parental Rights.

Friday, April 16th, 2004
Have a peek at our latest update of Jesus Jokes and Pictures. We all need a break from Easter! Remember, it's just Jewish Mythology, so don't take it so seriously. Laughter is good for the soul.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
Read two of our latest articles:

  • "Liberaty and Union" by Stephen D. Palmer pertains to the history of our republic and the dynamic forces between minority influence and majority rule. It's a short history lesson that has relevance in the pursuit of democracy in Iraq.
  • "Life Purpose: Do You Have One?" by Asoka Selvarajah writes about the ultimate question, or at least coming to terms with life as a sentient being. He shares a down-to-earth perspective on this important topic.

Monday, March 29th, 2004
There are three new articles to unleash. All three reflect on religion.

  1. Gary Sloan pens Is Allah Yahweh? Sloan's analysis of Yahweh and Allah finds the two to be so similar that it will leave the reader stunned. It may serve as an effective bridge between the East and the West.
  2. Ken Adams writes The Passion of the Christ. Adams provides us with an editorial on Mel Gibson's film by the same name. He states Biblical evidence to suggest that Jesus' story is nearly entirely fictional.
  3. Chris Volkay delivers The Passion of the Chris. Volkay reflects on Mel Gibson's film, but does so as a rationalist and an atheist. The humor he offers is outstanding.

Sunday, March 21st, 2004
There are three new articles to report:

  • Mark Liberator writes Gun Rights and the Upcoming November 2004 Election. Even though democrats are steering clear of the gun debate, there is vested interest in learning why this issue still shapes the November 2004 election and the future of our nation.
  • George Thomas delivers Things Go Better With Whose God? Thomas reflects on an article by a similar title that appeared in the October/November 2003 issue of American Enterprise Magazine. He examines Christianity, democracy, happiness, and atheism.
  • Wendy McElroy brings us The Seperation of School and State McElroy looks a long look at public education and compares it against homeschooling and other alternative forms of education. As a taxpayer and supporter of public education, this article deserves a read.

Monday, March 8th, 2004
Shiite leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is concerned the Interim Constitution will have no lasting value because of the undemocratic nature of the Governing Council. To read our news brief, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
There are two new articles...

  1. The Conservative Cookie Rebellion by Wendy McElroy divulges a new tactic that Republican Organizations are using across the country on university campuses to reveal the truth behind affirmative action.
  2. Is the U.S. an Anti-Democratic Force in Iraq? by Mark Liberator has us look at the conflict between global forces verses local forces, the nature of democracy, and how a country gains democratic principles.
Thursday, February 12th, 2004
Christians zealots have infected yet another community. This time it's in Texas, near Fort Worth. It would seem a community in buibp;u have formed a make-shift sex-squad to police over those who would like to add healthy sexual spice to the lives of married couples. To read the whole story, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, January 25th, 2004
Here are the first articles to hit The Liberator in 2004:

  • Guest writer Doug Oglivie brings us Anarchic Living. Read about Oglivie's views on anarchy and their resemblance to rugged individualism and American patriotism.
  • Chris Volkay writes Why Be Bright? Volkay invites us to take a look at The Brights, a group that advocates a naturalistic world view, free of supernatural and mystical elements.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004
Do Local Laws Inhibit Constitutional Rights? It appears to be so in Wilmette, Illinois. A Wilmette man used a gun to protect himself and shot an intruder twice. Now this suburban resident of Chicago faces two misdemeanor charges. View our news brief for January 14th to read the details.

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