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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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Ellen Browning Scripps Would Have Been Proud

An interesting controversy has broken out at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Several students and professors are protesting the selection of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright, as the commencement speaker. The controversy at the small liberal arts college in California has sent the Los Angeles Times into emotional hyper-drive, causing the paper to weigh in on ...

Why Aren’t Hiroshima and Nagasaki War Crimes?

I don’t get it. On the one hand, we’re told that the intentional targeting of civilians in wartime is a war crime. On the other hand, we’re told that the intentional targeting of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs was not a war crime. Which is it? The issue is back in the news with President Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima. ...

JFK and the National Security State

An update on FFF’s JFK/national-security state books: 1. The Kennedy Autopsy by Jacob G. Hornberger. Launched on September 4, 2014, this ebook continues to be FFF’s all-time bestseller. Soon after its publication, soaring sales caused the book to be listed on Amazon’s list of top 100 bestselling ebooks in 20th-century U.S. history. Today — a year and a half after ...

The Federal Dole Threat Against North Carolina

Last week, U.S. officials issued an extraordinary threat against the state of North Carolina. The feds declared that if North Carolina officials refused to rescind their transgender bathroom law, the federal government would no longer send federal funds to North Carolina. The threat is one of the clearest manifestations of how the federal income tax and the welfare state ...

Is Donald Trump the New Economic Scapegoat?

A presidential candidate finally addressed the out-of-control federal spending and debt that has brought — and continues to bring — a mountain of debt to the federal government. That would be Donald Trump, who suggested that the solution to the mounting debt crisis is partial default. That is, paying owners of U.S. bonds less than the amount promised them ...

NATO Is Much Worse than a Cold War Artifact

Whatever else might be said about Donald Trump, the fact is that he has provided a valuable service in producing a national and international discussion of NATO, the old Cold War organization whose mission was to protect Western Europe from an attack from the Soviet Union, which had been America’s partner and ally during World War II. The obvious question ...
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