Thursday, February 22, 2018

TGIF

TGIF: The American Way of War

The most striking fact about the United States of America is not its supposed founding principles -- more often lauded than observed -- but...

TGIF: The War Party Talks Nonsense on Korea

The Really Serious People -- you know, the politicians and pundits who have been wrong on every call on foreign policy in recent memory...

TGIF: NPR Marketplace Blows a Chance to Teach Sound Economics

This week, thanks to the Independent Institute (which lists me as a research fellow), I was interviewed by NPR's Marketplace (American Public Media) for a piece...

TGIF: An Idiot Abroad

I've got a few leftover thoughts about Donald Trump's trip to Europe. (Here's what I said about the Middle East portion.) As usual, I...

TGIF: The Only Solution to the Trumps’ Conflicts of Interest

Pundits at CNN and other news outlets are much distressed over the report that Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories company won trademark recognition from...

TGIF: The Man Behind the Curtain

Although the Grateful Dead told us that "every silver lining's got a touch of grey" (lyric by Robert Hunter), it's my nature to look for...

TGIF: Operation CYA – Afghanistan

Steve Bannon's Breitbart and others notwithstanding, that was Trump being Trump when he announced he would not be quitting Afghanistan, despite the manifest futility and...

TGIF: The FBI Is Not Your Friend

One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured "Russiagate" controversy is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice. But...

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...

TGIF: Let’s All Calm Down about Russia

I can understand why the ruling elite, broadly conceived to include the intel bureaucracy and military-industrial complex, has an interest in positing Russia as...
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