Opinion

TOTH: Good intentions, bad bill

January 20, 2012 • 2
The events of the last week have been an example of the democratic process in action. Congress proposed a bill, and people didn’t like it. Instead of the usual outcome — that is to say, moneyed special interests successfully obfuscating the issue and Congress bending to their influence — people did something. With the help »

TOTH: A new hope for Libya

October 21, 2011 • 1
The Arab Spring continues to prove the truth of a simple fact. All people, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they believe, have at least one thing in common: We, as humans, all wish to be free. While it’s generally reprehensible to celebrate the death of a human being, I think »

TOTH: The death of civil discourse

October 13, 2011 • 8
As a member of the Independent Party, “Hear all Sides” is a mantra I take seriously. John Stuart Mill was largely right when he wrote that the marketplace of ideas is essential if one wishes to find truth. I count conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, socialists and libertarians among my friends, and I take »