Married for thirty years and the parent of two children, she transitioned from male to female in 1995, at the age of 53, writing about her experience in a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Crossing: A Memoir (1999, University of Chicago Press). It is an account of her growing recognition (while a boy and man) of her female identity, and her transition—both surgical and social—into a woman (including her reluctant divorce from her wife). The book describes her new life, following sex-reassignment surgery, continuing her career as a female academic economist.
Mary J. Ruwart, PhD (October 16, 1949 – ) is a research scientist and libertarian speaker, writer, and activist. She was a leading candidate for the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nomination and is the author of the award-winning international bestseller Healing Our World.
In March 2008, in response to an informal draft effort by a group of Libertarian Party activists, Ruwart announced her candidacy for the Libertarian presidential nomination in the 2008 election. She lost the nomination to Bob Barr on the sixth ballot at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention on May 25, 2008. Despite tying with Barr on the third and fourth ballots and taking the lead on the fifth, she ultimately lost after third-placed candidate Wayne Allyn Root threw his support behind Barr. Root later received the vice-presidential nomination.
Basic microeconomics strikes again – it’s illegal to sell pot seeds in DC, you can only give them away. So a line 4 blocks long formed to get free seeds, at a venue — appropriately called Libertine — only open for two and a half hours. So only 60% of those in line got seeds. There is a second free seed distribution this Saturday. Rumor is the local Libertarian Party will pass out free – and regular – brownies. Where the same thing may happen again. Still, it’s better than government cheese…
reasonTV was covering this event – but, we beat them to the press! So until they post you will just have to enjoy our videos – vegans against pot (roast), hydroponics salespeeps, etc. Located in the trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood, just a bongs through from the homes of various Cato, Institute for Justice, and Atlas Network dynamos (– and only 8 blocks from reason magazine’s DC offices, so I don’t know why they can’t load their damn video quicker!) Besides reasonTV‘s Todd Krainen, the only other libertarians I noticed about were a local conservatarian who works in the private sector for CoStar, and a
Ron Paulista public interest lawyer who works for the Electronic Freedom Foundation.
Originally posted on JONATHAN TURLEY:
We have previously discussed how there appears to an ever-expanding list of words deemed inappropriate or biased. It appears “taxpayer” may be the next suspect noun. While Republicans and Democrats alike have made pitches to protecting taxpayers, New Republic’s Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig wrote an article objecting that the use of the word in the 2016 budget is problematic and that we should start to view the noun as yet another loaded and coded word.
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