Hornberger's Blog

Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
Subscribe to the RSS feed, or subscribe to our free email update, FFF Daily, to receive Hornberger’s Blog daily.

Don’t Reduce Income Taxes. Repeal Them

by
Next Tuesday, the infamous April 15, Americans will be rushing to the Post Office to send in their annual report of their income to the Internal Revenue Service. If they don’t, the IRS will come after them with liens, confiscations, seizures, and levies, without any judicial process. Even worse, the Justice Department will come after them with criminal prosecutions, ...

Jeb Bush Pokes an Immigration Hornet’s Nest

by
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has the Republican establishment’s blood boiling, over comments about immigration. Bush pointed out that illegal immigrants come to the United States out of love for their families — that is, to get jobs from willing American employers with the aim of improving, perhaps even saving, their own lives and the lives of their families. Obviously, ...

The Solution to Big Money in Politics

by
Not surprisingly, the big subject of discussion among Republicans and Democrats, along with conservative and leftist commentators, is the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that lifted the ceiling on the amounts of money that people can donate to political campaigns. Democrats and leftists are upset, saying that now billionaires will control the political process. Republicans and conservatives are ecstatic for ...

U.S. Federal Judges Owe America an Apology

by
Chilean judges have issued a formal apology for their deference to Chile’s national-security state apparatus under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The apology comes some 40 years after Chile’s federal judiciary failed to protect the fundamental rights and liberties of the citizenry during Pinochet’s reign of terror. “The time has come to ask for the forgiveness ...

Libertarian Angle Live College Tour Starts Today

by
I’m on the road today with FFF Vice President Sheldon Richman. Today is the first leg of our latest Libertarian Angle Live tour, which we are doing in conjunction with the Young Americans for Liberty, a nation-wide student organization devoted to libertarianism. We are psyched! We kick off the tour at Grove City College, which I have wanted to visit for ...

The U.S. Government’s Regime-Change Obsession Rears Its Ugly Head Again

by
The U.S. government’s 116-year-old obsession with controlling Cuba has suddenly manifested itself again. Yesterday, the Associated Press, based on secret records that it obtained, reported that USAID, the federal agency that distributes billions of dollars in U.S.-taxpayer funded foreign aid and which has long served as a front organization for the CIA, has been engaged in a super-secret, ...

Military Tribunals Are Un-American

by
A couple of weeks ago, New York jurors convicted Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, a man named Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, of terrorism-related offenses in a trial in federal district court in New York City. The New York Times reported that “his swift conviction on all counts would seem to serve as a rejoinder to critics of the Obama administration’s ...

The U.S. Government Should Butt Out of Venezuela

by
In an op-ed in the New York Times today, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for peace in Venezuela. The socialist president has been besieged by demonstrations in which several protestors have been killed. The protesters focus on horrendous economic conditions brought about by Maduro’s socialist economic policies. Maduro is issuing a call for domestic peace. The problem is that ...

Gun-Control Madness

by
British commentator Piers Morgan took a parting shot in favor of gun control during his final appearance on his CNN news show last Friday. Morgan exclaimed, “It’s your country; these are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry: Enough!” Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times is exclaiming against the ...

America’s Liar in Chief

by
Everyone is familiar with where America’s Cold War national-security state apparatus has led our nation: down the dark road of assassinations, torture, indefinite detention, coups, surveillance, regime-change operations, secrecy, tribunals, and other dark-side practices that are inherent to communist and other totalitarian regimes. But how many Americans ever give thought to the fact that the national-security state apparatus has also ...

Pardon Martha Stewart and Joseph Nacchio

by
The Get Out of Jail Free card that the Justice Department has given to national-security state official James R. Clapper can’t help to bring to mind what the feds did to Martha Stewart. Clapper commits perjury before Congress and nothing happens to him. Stewart lies to some federal agent when she’s not even under oath and she’s indicted, prosecuted, convicted, and ...

A Misguided Attack on The Future of Freedom Foundation

by
In an article at PJMedia.com, writer Keith Farrell suggests that libertarians should support foreign interventionism and specifically takes The Future of Freedom Foundation and LewRockwell.com to task for opposing foreign interventionism. Acknowledging that some U.S. interventions have proven to be absolute disasters, Farrell feels that libertarians should nonetheless be supporting U.S. foreign interventionism in selected cases. Farrell is wrong. ...
Page 12 of 150« First...1011121314...203040...Last »