September 2011

  • Restoring Freedom, Peace, and Prosperity, Part 2

    by Jacob G. Hornberger

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Today, many Americans have come to accept that Iran is an official enemy of the United States. Most people know about the animosity between the Iranian government and the U.... Read More

  • The Myth of Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    by Sheldon Richman

    Despite Barack Obama’s trumpeted force draw-down in Afghanistan, by the end of next summer more than twice as many U.S. troops will be fighting in that country’s civil war as there were when he became president in 2009. His soothi... Read More

  • Dying to Corrupt Afghanistan

    by James Bovard

    American soldiers are dying so that Afghan politicians can continue looting U.S. tax dollars. Foreign aid has long been notorious for creating kleptocracies governments of thieves. The $50+ billion foreign aid that the United States has dumped on Afghanistan ov... Read More

  • The Road to the Permanent Warfare State, Part 5

    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

  • Endless Evil: The Drug Wars Continuing Collateral Damage, Part 2

    by Radley Balko

    Part 1 | Part 2 “The Fourth Amendment has been virtually repealed by court decisions,” Yale law professor Steven Duke told Wired magazine in 2000, “most of which involve drug searches.” The rise of no-knock raids and SWAT teams is one examp... Read More

  • Trumping Protectionism

    by Robert Murphy

    Although he’s no longer a contender for the 2012 Republican nomination, Donald Trump’s short-lived proto-campaign was notable for its extreme China-bashing. Because such mercantilist and xenophobic sentiments may get only worse as the economy slumps along, it’s worthwhile to poi... Read More

  • Is There a Right to Earn a Living?

    by George Leef

    The Right to Earn a Living: Economic Freedom and the Law by Timothy Sandefur (Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute, 2010) Is there a right ... Read More