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.

A Lawless Regime of Unlimited Government

by
U.S. officials are denying claims by Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, that CIA operatives kidnapped him, secretly transported him to the United States, tortured him, and kept him incarcerated for more than a year. The officials are saying that Amiri voluntarily defected to the United States and was paid some $5 million to provide information about Iran’s nuclear ...

An Immigration Attack on Stossel from the Right

by
Libertarian Fox News commentator John Stossel has recently been the subject of attacks from the left for taking the position that private owners have the right, under principles of freedom and private property, to discriminate. (See here and here.) Now, Stossel is under attack from the right for views on immigration that he recently expressed to ...

Leave Them Alone

by
I have a modest ten-part proposal for the federal government, although some people undoubtedly will consider it radical. 1. Immediately vacate Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. government has had 8-9 years to do as much killing, injuring, maiming, and destroying as it wants in those two countries. Time’s up. Enough is enough. After all, let’s not forget that neither the Iraqi people ...

Luis Posada Carriles’ Insurance Policy

by
The former head of Cuba’s Department of State Security, Fabian Escalante, tells the Washington Post that accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles has an insurance policy that ensures he will be provided excellent treatment at the hands of U.S. officials. According to an article in today’s Post, Escalante states, “He has a life insurance policy, which is what he knows about the Kennedy plot.” Posada ...

Robert Byrd, Federal Bankruptcy, and Moral Debauchery

by
Mainstream commentators were extolling the effectiveness of Senator Robert Byrd, who recently died. They pointed out how successful he was in bringing federal largess to West Virginia. Their accolades reflect not only why the federal government is broke but also the moral bankruptcy into which our society has plunged. Indeed, how much federal largess a member of Congress brings home ...

Why Not Revitalize the Economy with Pyramids?

by
Statists continue to argue that to dig its way out of its welfare-warfare financial crisis, U.S. officials should continue to spend massive amounts of money. The problem, of course, is that the U.S. government doesn’t have massive amounts of money. What it is already spending far exceeds what it is receiving in the form of taxes. So, how do statists ...

The Welfare-Warfare Crackup

by
For decades, libertarians have been warning Americans of the coming crack-up of the welfare-warfare state. Of course, we couldn’t predict when the crack-up would finally occur. All we could do is to say that the road to statism, both welfare and warfare, was a road to national bankruptcy. Keep in mind that the welfare-warfare state depends on a vibrant private ...

Violent Christians and Iraq

by
Ever since the invasion of Iraq, I have been absolutely amazed by the position taken by many American Christians. Needless to say, I’m no theologian but it just seems to me that it would be difficult to find a clearer example of a violation of God’s prohibition against murder than what the U.S. government has done to the Iraqi ...

Another Liberal Blind Spot

by
In another sign that liberals are becoming increasingly concerned with the growing popularity of libertarianism, a liberal named Daniela Perdomo has gone on the attack against libertarian John Stossel at Alternet.org, one of the major liberal (or “progressive,” as many liberals now label themselves) websites. In an article entitled “Is John Stossel More Dangerous Than Glenn Beck?” ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2010

by
Friday, July 30, 2010 An Open Border in My Hometown I grew up in Laredo, Texas, a border town that no doubt causes no small degree of consternation to those who lament Mexican culture in the United States. I’d estimate that when I was growing up, about 95 percent of Laredoans were of Mexican descent. When Laredoans were summoned for jury duty, ...

The Obsequiousness of the Mainstream Press

by
Glenn Greenwald has done great work detailing how subservient and submissive the mainstream press is with respect to the U.S. government. Here’s his latest article on the subject: http://tinyurl.com/2dypdly. In fact, reporters in the mainstream press might well be described as the classic success story of public (i.e., government) schools: the good, little citizen who never challenges federal authority ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2010

by
Friday, July 30, 2010 An Open Border in My Hometown by Jacob G. Hornberger Igrew up in Laredo, Texas, a border town that no doubt causes no small degree of consternation to those who lament Mexican culture in the United States. Id estimate that when I was growing up, about 95 percent of Laredoans were of Mexican descent. When Laredoans were summoned for ...
Page 82 of 146« First...102030...8081828384...90100110...Last »