Sunday, April 23, 2017

Foreign Policy

US Army Investigator Accuses National Security Adviser McMaster of War Crimes in Iraq

Former commander in charge of US Army Military Police in Iraq says President Trump's new National Security Adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, ‘ordered’ criminal abuse of hundreds of Iraqi detainees in 2005 “Detainees were abused at...

TGIF: Trump Assumes Command of the American Church

As Donald Trump demonstrated in his first address to Congress, no matter how loathsome a ruler may be, he can bring an assembly of politicians to its feet and disarm some critics simply by invoking...

Shadow Wars: An Explosive New History Documents the Rise of ISIS

Christopher Davidson's new book Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East (Oneworld Publications) is an absolute must read. It's a mammoth of a tome at 528 pages with 119 pages of endnotes, but an...

Trump and Saudi King Salman Agree to Safe Zones in Syria and Yemen

Update 1/30/2017: 1) Here's the White House readout of the call, which clarifies some points, but leaves many other questions unanswered: White House readout of @POTUS call with Saudi King Salman says Trump asked for,...

TGIF: The Bogosity of Trump’s “America First”

It says something about the complexity of language (and me perhaps) that I took so long to realize that Donald Trump's "America First" slogan, which I found off-putting from the start, consists of the same...

TGIF: What a Perverse Presidential Incentive System!

All I can say is, we've got a hell of a political system on our hands when the surest way for a president to win the adoration of those who thought him a dangerous, ignorant,...

TGIF: Thank You, Donald Trump

We advocates of liberty owe Donald Trump a great debt of gratitude. Thanks to Trump it is clearer than ever that most people who call themselves conservatives, and not just those who have lined...

Hillary Clinton’s Selective Moral Outrage

Not all civilian casualties are created equally. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken a tough line on the rights record of the Syrian government, but remains silent about similar war crimes committed by a...

The Obama Legacy

Scott Horton joins Comic Dave Smith's Part of the Problem podcast to discuss the Obama presidency and what it means for his legacy. He and Dave get into Bush & Obama's wars, Bin Laden,...

Scott Horton on the Tom Woods Show

Ep. 768 of the Tom Woods Show: Syria, Russia, and the American Candidates with Scott Horton, Managing Director of the Libertarian Institute. Scott and Tom discuss the founding of the Libertarian Institute at the top...