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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Obama’s Embarrassing Embrace of Cuban Socialism

The U.S. news media were gleeful when President Obama maneuvered Cuban leader Raul Castro into responding to questions from the press during his recent trip to Cuba. The press hailed it as one of the positive things that can happen as a result of reestablishing normal relations between the two countries. The American media, however, wasn’t as enthusiastic over the ...

Minimum Wage Ignorance

It is absolutely amazing to me that so many people still don’t get it on the minimum wage. How is it really possible for any intelligent person to genuinely believe that all a government has to do to relieve poverty is enact a law? If that’s’ the case, why is there still poverty in the world? The fact that ...

Terrorism and the U.S. Death Machine

I wish someone — not the government, of course — would undertake a study as to why so many Americans avoid confronting the fact that the U.S. government and its death machine is the root cause of anti-American terrorism, especially among Muslims. Consider this front-page article entitled “Who Will Become a Terrorist? Research Yields Few Clues,” from the New ...

Why the Shock Over the Belgian Terrorism?

For the life of me, I just don’t get it. Why are so many Americans shocked over the terrorist attacks in Brussels? Horrified, I can understand, given the carnage and the loss of so much innocent life. But shocked? How in the world can people be shocked? They certainly wouldn’t be shocked if they had been reading FFF’s articles ...

Are the Brussels Deaths “Worth It”?

In 1996 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright was asked by Sixty Minutes whether the deaths of half-a-million Iraqi children from the sanctions that the U.S. government was enforcing against Iraq were worth it. Her response was fascinating: She said that while it was a difficult issue, yes, the deaths of those half-a-million children were, in fact, “worth ...

The Self-Imposed Blindness of Conservatives

I find conservatives to be fascinating creatures, in large part because of their ability to deceive themselves and then convince themselves that they’re not deceiving themselves. Consider an article by Andrew C. McCarthy entitled “Islam—Facts or Dreams? ” which appears in the February 2016 issue of Imprimis, the publication of the Hillsdale College, a renowned conservative institution. McCarthy was ...
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