September 2012

  • The Supreme Court’s Word Game Saves Obamacare

    by Sheldon Richman

    The Supreme Court decision upholding the health-insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had a distinct Alice-in-Wonderland feel to it. As Lewis Carroll wrote in Through the Looking-Glass, “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty sai... Read More

  • The Federal Wetlands War, Part 3

    by James Bovard

    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 As the first two parts of this series revealed, federal bureaucrats have been using environmental pretexts to rampage against property owners since the late 1980s. Unfortunately, even after the Republica... Read More

  • Is Social Security Welfare?

    by Laurence M. Vance

    Since the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare became the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services in 1979, the term “welfare” has fallen into disuse. “Income security,” “entitlement,” or “public assistance programs” are now t... Read More

  • Reflections on the Torture Debate

    by Joseph Margulies

    What remains to be said of the torture debate? I asked myself this question because March 28 was an anniversary of sorts. On that date 10 years ago the United States cast the first person into a CIA black sit... Read More

  • Book Review: The U.S. War Machine

    by Anthony Gregory

    The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril by Eugene Jarecki (New York: Free Press, 2008); 336 pages. Many supporters of Barack Obama are disappointed that he has not reversed the war policies ... Read More