July 2013

  • Terrorism and the Bill of Rights

    by Jacob G. Hornberger

    In the aftermath of the Boston bombings last spring, GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham and others called on Barack Obama to treat the surviving suspect in the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as an “enemy combatant” rather than as... Read More

  • The Market Is a Beautiful Thing

    by Sheldon Richman

    Market advocates tend to respect the intellect of their fellow human beings. You can tell by their reliance on philosophical, moral, economic, and historical arguments when trying to persuade others. But what if most people’s aversion to the market isn... Read More

  • Obama’s Latest Democracy Scam

    by James Bovard

    In his campaign earlier this year to subvert the Second Amendment, Barack Obama unveiled one of the oldest tricks in the demagogue playbook. Speaking in Colorado, he scoffed at Americans who say, “I need a gun to protect myself fr... Read More

  • The War on Americans

    by David S. D'Amato

    That the consumption of certain drugs ought to be proscribed by law is probably taken for granted by most people. The presumption in favor of banning some drugs has become so strong, so embedded in the mainstream of popular discour... Read More

  • Stupidity or Plan?

    by Scott Horton

    Are America’s disasters abroad a result of stupidity or some elaborate plan? An observer of modern U.S. foreign policy can be torn on that one. It makes sense that generals, contractors, and other national-security state types will invent and follow... Read More

  • Book Review: Slightly Limited Government’s Nearly Last Hurrah

    by Joseph R. Stromberg

    Coolidge by Amity Shlaes (New York: Harper, 2013), 456 pages. I am for economy. After that, I am for more economy. — Calvin Coolidge (1920) Amity Shlaes’s Coolidge is a compelling biography ... Read More

  • Book Review: Jingo Democrats

    by Matthew Harwood

    The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs by David C. Unger (New York: Penguin Press, 2012), 368 pages. Duri... Read More