Thomas Knapp

Thomas L. Knapp is director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism ( He lives and works in north central Florida.

Hey, Rube! Why No Room for Others at the Biden/Trump Debate Circus?

We’ve Already Got an “Antisemitism Awareness Act.” It’s Called the First Amendment.

Campus Protests: The Kids May Not Be Alright, But They Are (Mostly) Right

US Foreign Policy: “No Daylight” Is Where Peace Dies In Darkness

Mayorkas Impeachment: Clearly Guilty On One Count (But So Is Congress)

Election 2024: The More The Merrier, But Candidates Should Stay In Their Own Lanes

Election 2024:  Closer, And Less Important, Than You Probably Think

UFOs: Don’t Expect The Truth From Government

The Danger in Medicalizing Murder

Then There Was The Time Tom Cotton Bemoaned “Extremism”

Alabama IVF Ruling: When The Law Has A Personal Problem

Russia: Why Navalny, and What’s Next?

Foreign Military Aid: $95.3 Billion Sounds Like a Lot of Money. So Does Your Cut.

State of the Presidency: 46+25 = 47?

Schrodinger’s Child: The Curious Case of Ethan Crumbley

Politicians Versus Your “End Of Life Options”

Regarding Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and Thorazine Shortages

Election 2024: Don’t Fall for James Risen’s Guilt Trippery

Do We Need Terms of Service for Porch Pirates?

Substack’s No-Platforming Climbdown Isn’t “Censorship,” But It’s Still a Bad Idea

Presidential Immunity: Trump Makes a Good Point Without Meaning To

Our Political Conundrum: Two Questions That Answer Each Other

It’s All About Them, Lauren Boebert Edition

In The New Year, Thank You For Your Service

War and “Democracy”: An Appeal to Self-Interest

About That Senate Hearing Room Sex Tape

This Christmas, Remember That War Is Hell

War: Thanks But No Thanks

The Supreme Court’s New “Code of Conduct” Is About Appearances, Not About Ethics

“It Can’t Happen Here”… If We Stop It

Vox Populi, Vox Humbug

Jack Smith v. the Public’s Right to Cameras in the Courtroom

“Collateral Damage” Is A Confession, Not An Excuse

Murder Most Foul: Thoughts on Moral Responsibility

Politics: The Cults We Will Always Have With Us

RFK Jr.: “I See!” Say the Blind Men

Nikki Haley: Far Too Unhinged for the Presidency

Litigious Authors

Let’s Get Creative With Congressional Dress Codes

Trump Prosecution: Judge Chutkan Should Stifle Her Gag Reflex

Political Theater Double Features: The New Normal?

The Problem With Mitch McConnell Isn’t His Age, It’s His Occupation

Disaster Politics: My Perennial Plea for Presidents to Stay Home

A Tale of Two Countries

Air Travel Privacy: Is Elon Musk’s Personal Security More Worthy of Protection Than Yours?

Scary Story: Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Warren Want to Run the Internet

Totalitarianism: The Oak is in the Acorn

Tell It to the Marine: No Draft, “Limited” or Otherwise

“Biden Crime Family”: The Difference Which Made No Difference Still Makes No Difference

Scary Story: Lindsey Graham and Elizabeth Warren Want to Run the Internet