Raised in a family of Christian conservative activists, Michael Boldin took a very different path. In 2006 he founded the Tenth Amendment Center, which has promoted the efforts of states and municipalities to block the enforcement of federal laws.
Christopher Ryan is an author, podcaster, and troublemaker, who puts out a weekly podcast, called Tangentially Speaking. His work has been featured all over: MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, Playboy, The Washington Post, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, and he has been a featured speaker all over the world, from TED to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
In a fantastically fun interview for the Reason podcast, Nick Gillespie and I talk about the work ethic in contemporary America, the puritanism of John Locke, why libertarians should be postmodernists, and “the massive higher-education scam you’ve never heard about.”
Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books, the host of the Zero Squared podcast, and the author of the Philip K. Dick Award nominated After the Saucers Landed and the forthcoming Bash Bash Revolution.
Nick Hazelton is a high-school dropout, a yak farmer, a podcaster, and an anarchist. He raises Tibetan yaks and American Guinea Hogs on his family farm at Hazelton Farms in Kings Valley, Oregon and hosts the Yakkin with Nick podcast.
Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and the host of the indispensable foreign policy radio program and podcast The Scott Horton Show. Since 2003, he has conducted more than 4,500 interviews with journalists, politicians, former military leaders, lawyers and experts on foreign policy and war.
Gustavo Arellano is the former publisher and editor of Orange County’s alternative weekly OC Weekly. His nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! has won numerous awards, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
Here at Unregistered, we like to celebrate the holidays by making public confessions about our private lives while waging psycho-political war against the establishment. What else would we do?
The higher education revolution continues. I make a call to action to take down the little-known government-sponsored monopoly that’s responsible for the astronomical tuition prices and intellectual conformism at American colleges and universities, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project helps me host a live podcast at the Renegade University weekend in Los Angeles.
Moshe Kasher is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is the author of a stunning memoir, Kasher in the Rye, about his harrowing, other-worldly childhood. He is also that very rare thing in Hollywood: a true intellectual.