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Goldman Sachs and Federal Fraud

Commentators are debating whether the Justice Department will be able to prove its civil fraud case against Goldman Sachs. Unfortunately, they’re missing the point. The Justice Department didn’t bring its suit with the aim of proving that the company committed fraud. It brought its suit to get a massive amount of money for the ...

Bill Clinton’s Massacres and Terrorist Blowback

The New York Times published an interesting … and revealing … article by former President Bill Clinton entitled “What We Learned in Oklahoma City,” in which Clinton commemorated the terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City 15 years ago, which claimed the lives of 168 people. Clinton writes: Finally, ...

My Trip to Purdue

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of traveling to Purdue University on the invitation of several students who are members of the Purdue chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), one of the student groups inspired by Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential race. The Purdue students organized an April 15 Tax Day rally in which I was the keynote speaker. What ...

Open Borders Are Not Controlled Borders

As longtime supporters of The Future of Freedom Foundation know, as libertarians we have long called for open borders. One of the first books we ever published, in fact, is entitled The Case for Free Trade and Open Immigration. The arguments for open borders are based on the principles of freedom as well as pragmatic principles. As Jefferson stated ...

Injustice on Both Sides of Cuba

The case of Alan Gross has U.S. officials stymied. He’s the U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor who the Cubans have jailed for allegedly violating Cuban laws against subversion. Gross was apparently caught giving cell phones to Cubans, in violation of a Cuban law that prohibits receipt of U.S. government aid. Gross has been jailed ...

Kissinger’s Role in Operation Condor

While the Obama administration is now officially confirming its power to assassinate Americans abroad as part of its foreign assassination program, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet’s foreign assassination program has just reared its ugly head in the form of a new revelation regarding former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. First, a bit of background. In 1970 ...

Liberal Wrongheadness on Greece

In his column yesterday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman demonstrates how wrong-headed liberal thinking on economics can be. Pointing to the fiscal problems being experienced by Greece, Krugman correctly points to the core of the problem: excessive spending and borrowing by the Greek government. Although he doesn’t point out that all that ...

The Income Tax and American Servitude

With April 15 almost upon us, this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the income tax contributed to the destruction of American liberty. We should first keep in mind that with the exception of the Civil War, the American people lived without an income tax from the beginning of the United States ...

The WikiLeaks Video and Terrorist Blowback

I cant improve on Glenn Greenwalds analysis of the WikiLeaks video depicting the slaughter of Iraqi citizens. See here and here and here. However, there is one part of the WikiLeaks video that I wish to address the reaction of the helicopter pilots upon learning that there were two children who were shot and ...

Richard Ebelings Great Economic Liberty Lecture

We had a great session of the Economic Liberty Lecture Series last night, an event that we co-sponsor with George Mason Universitys student-run GMU Econ Society. Richard Ebeling gave a great talk on the continuing relevance of Friedrich Hayeks classic book The Road to Serfdom as well as Austrian economics to the economic situation facing the American ...

Imperial Troubles in Iraq and Afghanistan

Things are not working out as well as the U.S. Empire intended in either Iraq or Afghanistan. The original plan called for the installation of U.S. puppet regimes in both countries, regimes that would do the bidding of the Empire while maintaining the false semblance of sovereignty and independence. For a model of what was intended for both countries, think Iran ...

Are Federal Officials Above the Law?

A federal judge’s ruling in a case challenging the Bush administration’s infamous and illegal domestic surveillance case will likely demonstrate, once again, the hypocrisy and deceit of Barack Obama and his merry band of liberal statists. When Obama was a presidential candidate, he emphasized to American voters that President Bush’s warrantless surveillance of Americans was ...
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