Links for 12/28/11

Gary Johnson officially declares candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination. Ron Paul is topping the polls in Iowa. More voters are leaving the major parties to register as independents. Approval of Congress is at an all-time low. Is a libertarian moment on the horizon?

Another libertarian think tank in the pocket of Big Tattoo and Big Fish Pedicure.

Indian magicians seek official recognition of magic as an art form, so that they can receive government support.

Ryan Conklin rounds up some holiday beer cocktails.