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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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Iraq: The Interventionist Hellhole

When Vice President Joseph Biden traveled to Iraq a few days ago, he did it, as always, under a shroud of secrecy. The mainstream press was asked in advance to keep the trip secret and dutifully complied. Biden declined to spend the night in Iraq, staying only 10 hours before whisking away to Italy, where presumably he slept safe ...

Trump and America First

Whatever else might be said of Donald Trump, no one can deny that he has the most remarkable ability to make the GOP and mainstream establishment go ballistic. The most recent example is his use of the term “America First” in a foreign policy speech that he delivered right in the center of U.S. Empire, Washington, D.C. Once again, he ...

The National Security States of Communist China and the United States

Inadvertently, the New York Times has pointed out what is not supposed to be pointed out in America: that both China and the United States have governmental structures that are based on a national-security state establishment. After all, it’s important that Americans carry on with their myths — that the U.S. government is structured the way the Framers intended — ...

Why the Screwed-Up Society?

According to the New York Times, “Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years … with increases in every age group except older adults…. The overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.” According to a 2015 report by the National Institute ...

The Drug War Is Teetering (and That’s Good!)

The drug war is teetering. Support for ending this federal fiasco continues to grow all across the political spectrum. The latest instance is the United Nations — if you can believe that, where officials from all over the world have been discussing the possibility of ending this failed, deadly, destructive, and corrupt government program. Notice that drug-war proponents, including those ...

Tubman versus Jackson on the $20 Bill

Amidst the tempest produced among politicians and the mainstream press over the Obama administration’s decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, no one bothers to ask some very simple questions: Why does the $20 bill say: “Federal Reserve Note” on it? Doesn’t the term “note” connote a promissory note, which entails a promise to ...
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