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Obama Turns the Clock Back on Guantánamo

Those of us who have been studying Guantánamo closely were not surprised when, on March 7, President Obama announced that he was lifting a ban on trials by military commission at Guantánamo, which he imposed on his first day in office in January 2009, and also issued an executive order establishing a periodic ... [click for more]

The Irrelevance of the Second Amendment

The killing of six people on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, and attempted assassination of a “public servant” and her staff members has brought forth a predictable response from the left and gun-control groups: We need stricter gun-control laws to prevent tragedies like the Tucson shooting. But calls for banning extended-capacity magazines, instituting gun-free zones, more thorough background checks, ... [click for more]

Democratic Liberalism, Limited Government, Free Markets: Necessary Partners? (video)

On March 7, 2011, Tom G. Palmer gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundations Economic Liberty Lecture Series. The speech can viewed below in its entirety. Tom Palmer is Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity, a Senior Fellow ... [click for more]

The Fluoridation Question Revisited

Municipalities and other water providers throughout the United States — and the general public they serve — are universally concerned about the amount of industrial chemicals, toxic metals, carcinogens, pesticides, and pollutants present in the drinking water supply. On the surface, it seems rather strange to add foreign substances to drinking water other than what is necessary to purify and ... [click for more]

Spanish Torture Investigation into Gitmo to Continue

On Friday, the Spanish National Court gave hope to those seeking to hold accountable the Bush administration officials and lawyers who authorized torture by agreeing to continue investigating allegations made by a Moroccan-born Spanish resident, Lahcen Ikassrien, that he was tortured at Guantánamo, where he was held from 2002 to 2005. Spanish courts are empowered to hear certain types of ... [click for more]

Deference to Authority, Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Addressing the WikiLeaks controversy, noted New York Times columnist David Brooks opened up his November 29, 2010, column with the following observation: mother didn’t enroll him in the local schools because, as Raffi Khatchadourian wrote in a New Yorker profile, she feared “that formal education would inculcate an unhealthy ... [click for more]

Afghanistan: Digging In

President Obama once said withdrawal from Afghanistan would begin in July 2011 — maybe, conditions permitting. But he has since backed away from that date. Now NATO, echoing American officials, says security won’t be fully turned over to the Afghan government any earlier than the end of 2014 — again, maybe; the alliance has signed a long-term security agreement ... [click for more]
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