January 2012

  • The Greatest Threat to Our Freedom, Part 1

    by Jacob G. Hornberger

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Of all the dangers to the freedom of the American people, I would rank the enemy-combatant doctrine as the greatest. In my opinion, the federal government’s pow... Read More

  • Economic Fallacies

    by Sheldon Richman

    In On Liberty John Stuart Mill wrote, “He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.” This is an especially important principle for libertarians. We rely on persuasion to win adherents to the freedom philosoph... Read More

  • The Long History of Entrapment Insanity

    by James Bovard

    America has seen a profusion of entrapment schemes in recent years. Many of the most high-profile domestic-terrorism cases have been ginned up by FBI agents who preyed on persons who had little competence for creating perils on their own. T... Read More

  • The Road to the Permanent Warfare State, Part 9

    by Gregory Bresiger

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 |Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part ... Read More

  • The Permanent Injustice of Guantánamo

    by Andy Worthington

    When the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, opened on January 11, 2002, as part of the Bush administration’s global “war on terror,” in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it was not immediately apparent that it w... Read More

  • What Are You Afraid Of if You Have Nothing to Hide?

    by Matthew Harwood

    The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades our Liberties by David K. shipler (New York: Knopf 2011... Read More