Hornberger's Blog

Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Hornberger’s Blog, November 2004

Tuesday, November 30, 2004 The last few weeks have not been kind to sons of prominent bureaucrats. First, Howard Stern brought to public attention that Michael Powell, the head of the FCC, the American version of the Taliban’s Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue, is the son of Colin Powell. But both Michael Powell and ...

Hornberger’s Blog, October 2004

October 30, 2004 Like a bad dream, Osama bin Laden is back, having released a videotape stating that terrorism against the United States is rooted in U.S. government foreign policy in the Middle East rather than in hatred for America’s “freedom and values.” This is also what the CIA agent “Anonymous” emphasizes in his recent book ...

Hornberger’s Blog, September 2004

September 30, 2004 Our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is back in the news. The city has just agreed to use its taxing power to plunder and loot D.C. residents to line the pockets of the baseball owners who have graciously agreed to bring the Montreal Expos to D.C. Never mind that that America’s premier “model city” has schools that are ...

Hornberger’s Blog, August 2004

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 Some pro-Vietnam War veterans are taking John Kerry to task for his antiwar positions after he returned from Vietnam. What these guys fail to understand is simply because soldiers fight in a war doesn’t make the war right or just, not even if the soldiers fight bravely or courageously. For example, there were plenty of German and ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2004

Saturday, July 31, 2004 Well, well, well—surprise, surprise—millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money that have supposedly been used to “rebuild” Iraq are unaccounted for, resulting in 27 criminal investigations for fraud—against U.S. officials. The Los Angeles Times reports, “The report raises anew questions surrounding the occupation government under Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, who turned over control ...

Hornberger’s Blog, June 2004

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 The neoconservative commentators who believe that patriotism means blind support of government, especially during times of war, are stunned, shocked, and paralyzed over the Supreme Court’s decisions in the Hamdi, Guantanamo, and Padilla cases because they now can’t decide which branch of government to support — the executive branch’s claim to dictatorial powers or the judicial ...

Hornberger’s Blog, May 2004

Monday, May 31, 2004 Today — Memorial Day — is a good time to begin reflecting on the future direction of our country, especially given the failure of the most recent foreign war waged by the federal government. I say failure because there is no possibility that the occupation of Iraq will succeed in bringing freedom, democracy, or even the ...

Hornberger’s Blog, April 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004 Two responses to my article “Is Fox News Supporting the Troops or the President?” and my rejoinders to these responses have been posted on Antiwar.com’s “Backtalk”: Kari Mencik: “This is the most irresponsible article I’ve read….” Jacob Hornberger: “Speaking of Berlin and Germany, let’s not forget the “liberation” and occupation….” *** Rachel Bass: “This man claims that ...

Hornberger’s Blog, March 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Yesterday, President Clinton’s secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, told a group at Yale Divinity School that President Bush’s invasion of Iraq has fueled the hate of terrorist organizations against America. Too bad she didn’t mention that the Clinton administration’s brutal 10-year embargo against Iraq (which also is an act of war), which ...

Hornberger’s Blog, February 2004

Saturday, February 28, 2004 British Prime Minister Tony Blair is angry and outraged over the public disclosure by his former cabinet member, Clare Short, that British officials secretly and surreptitiously spied on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. (As President Bush put it early on, in the war on terrorism, you’re either with us or against us, ...

Hornberger’s Blog, January 2004

Saturday, January 31, 2004 Given the fact that thousands of innocent people, including more than 500 American soldiers, have been killed in the effort to “disarm Saddam” of weapons of mass destruction that he didn’t possess, in retrospect wouldn’t it have been a lot better if President Bush had accepted Saddam Hussein's offer to settle their personal differences with

Hornberger’s Blog, December 2003

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Our federal daddy is once again taking care of his adult-children, this time by banning the diet and bodybuilding supplement ephedra, which daddy says is dangerous. No, adult-children cannot be expected to make this decision themselves because daddy says that they are incompetent to do so, despite the fact that most of them are graduates of ...
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