I don't think Art's politics are confused -- he's just a libertarian in the most accurate definition of the term. Few dyed-in-the-wool conservatives would argue for weed decriminalization, for example, but Art does. And he was steadfastly against the latest Iraq war, even when many Republicans and quite a few Democrats were all for it. Like more and more people these days, Art seems to focus carefully on issues one by one rather than adopting a particular party platform. At one time I might have classified him as a fairly conservative Republican who disagreed on a few issues. Now, however, he disagrees so much with *both* liberal and conservative agendas that I really do accept him as a true libertarian. This might make him look politically schozophrenic, but only if you absolutely accept a two-party system, with no exceptions.