Francisco Gutierrez, who I know from Front Range Objectivism, recently posted a good statement on why he no longer identifies himself as a libertarian. Some of you might have met Francisco at OCON. He was one of the 50 (!!) people from Colorado in attendance, out of a total of over 500 (!!).
Gus Van Horn also has a clear and brief explanation of the problem with publishing in a forum like The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, as well as some comments on libertarianism in a recent round-up.
Finally, since I can’t afford the time required to write a real blog post about this topic, I do recommend reading Mike (of The Primacy of Awesome) on how the secular Rudy Giuliani will help entrench even more religious fundamentalists in our judiciary by appointing more strict constructionists.