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Overwhelming Resistance to Trump’s Plan to Scuttle the Iran Deal

This has not been a good week for President Trump’s Iran policy. As the president has indicated, he plans in mid-October to decertify Iranian...

TGIF: Trump’s Americanized Fascism

Donald Trump delivered a depraved address to the UN General Assembly this week. It might not have been a new low for Trump, but...

The US-Russian Race for Euphrates Threatens to Become a US-Russian Clash

Just two weeks into its second stage the race for the Euphrates in Syria is reaching a boiling point. The Russian military has just accused the US-backed...

When the State Tries the State, the State Always Wins

On Friday, Jason Stockley was acquitted of first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. Many of the people of St....

National-Security State: The Worst Mistake in US History

The worst mistake in U.S. history was the conversion after World War II of the U.S. government from a constitutional, limited-government republic to a...

Cynical Hawks Exploit North Korea Crisis to Torpedo Iran Agreement

Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly underscored his intention to adopt highly confrontational policies toward both North Korea and Iran. He threatened...

US Sanctions “Against Venezuela” Are Actually Against US Citizens

After fifty years of imposing embargoes and other sanctions, the United States never managed to topple Cuba's communist regime. After forty years of the...

NPR Pretends FISA Court Is Not a Rubber Stamp

On Tuesday's episode of Up First (9/19/2017), NPR briefly reported on the news that Paul Manafort, President Trump's sometime campaign manager, had been subject to...

Libertarianism Is More Than Just Market Fundamentalism

Libertarian critics and supporters alike often characterize our approach to social problems as “let the market take care of it.” If the government would just...

Why the Answer to Global Warming Is Building Wealth

In the wake of hurricane Harvey, disaster experts were shocked by how few deaths resulted from the storm: "“It was astounding that we didn’t...
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