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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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Imagine Your Daughters Dying for South Korea and Eastern Europe

American parents might well rue the day that they refused to listen to us libertarians about the importance of dismantling the Cold War-era, dinosaur-like national-security establishment, or what President Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex.” That’s because they might well see their daughters seized by the federal government, taken involuntarily to military boot camp, taught how to unconditionally obey orders ...

Albright and Kissinger Bring Shame to Hillary Clinton

This past week’s campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination reveals that Hillary Clinton not only has good friends on Wall Street who pay her hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches but also some good friends who have served as loyal servants of the U.S. national-security establishment. At a campaign event last Saturday in New Hampshire, Madeleine Albright, who ...

The Washington Post’s Interventionist Mindset

If you have ever yearned for a perfect example of the interventionist mindset that undergirds the mainstream media, the Washington Post provided it last Sunday in an editorial entitled “Failure in Cuba.” The editorial could have easily been written by any member of U.S. national-security establishment, especially those in the Pentagon and CIA who have been obsessing over ...

Would the Pentagon and CIA Permit Sanders to Be President? Part 2

Last December, I asked a very simple question: Would the U.S. national-security state permit self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders to serve as president and, if so, would they permit him to finish out his term? Now that it looks like Sanders is going to give Hillary Clinton a run for her money, the question becomes even more relevant. Let’s face ...

No One Has a Right to Health Care

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that everyone has a right to health care. Unfortunately, none of his presidential opponents, Democrat or Republican, is going to challenge him on the point. They’re too scared that they’d lose votes by challenging a standard socialist shibboleth in America. Sanders’ assertion only goes to show how American socialists (i.e., progressives) have warped and ...

We Are All Socialists (Except for Most Libertarians)

Socialism is in the news, especially since Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist. That obviously is okay with Iowa voters because he ended up in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses. A Des Moines Register poll leading up to the Iowa caucuses revealed that 43 percent of Iowa Democrats describe themselves as socialists ...
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