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With our democracy in crisis, the poet and prophet of the American ideal should be our guide.

When Walt Whitman arrived in Washington at the end of 1862 to take up residence in the city and serve as a hospital volunteer, the construction of the Capitol dome was not yet...

The pound has rallied more than 2 per cent in its biggest rise since 2017 after an exit poll has projected a strong victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party.

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John McDonnell: Brexit, not Corbyn, responsible for dire exit poll John McDonnell has said if th...


Labour leader once wore a jumper knitted by his mum on TV, but he’s much snappier now. And his jacket is as political as his speeches

Spotted! Jeremy Corbyn makes a late-breaking bid for sartorial supremacy. On the campaign trail in Whitby, the Labour leader wore a...

December 2, 2019

Forces of wealth and privilege are outraged that they have to face not one, but two progressive candidates

For many decades, any politician daring to fight for economic justice was liable to be denounced for engaging in “class warfare.” It was always a grimly laughable...

November 28, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving and the 2020 Presidential Election is in full swing. For the next year, our newsfeeds and break rooms will be abuzz with everything from the usual semi-polite, semi-tense water cooler chatter to the full-on rantings and car-keyings that go with the te...

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. diplomat who is a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he worked with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine issues on "the President's orders."

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. a...

The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee for President Trump’s financial records, Chief Justice John Roberts announced Monday.

Trump’s legal team had appealed a ruling from the D.C. Circuit appeals court allowing the April...

November 17, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates have given their reaction to a warning by former President Barack Obama against moving too far left in politics.

Mr Obama's rare intervention into the Democratic race was a talking point at campaign events on Saturday. 

Some Democrats c...

White House adviser Jared Kushner has claimed he and his wife, Ivanka Trump, are doing a "good job at trying to help" President Donald Trump be successful, after former Vice President Joe Biden said the pair were unqualified to hold positions in the White House.


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Who's Behind The Blog

Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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