War and Foreign Policy

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Trump’s Space Force

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/08/2018

Trump has proposed the "Space Force" as a brand new and costly military branch and bureaucracy. The reaction to his plan helps illustrate the complexity of military politics in Washington.

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Trump Signs an Enormous New Military Spending Bill

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/02/2018

Taken all together, defense spending in Fiscal Year 2019 totals more than the state budget of Texas seven times over.

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The Enduring Power of the War Poets

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/30/2018

One hundred years later, the war poets still offer us profoundly human accounts of this devastating conflict and its toll on the world.

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Why We Can't Ignore the "Militia" Clause of the Second Amendment

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2018

The Second Amendment is much more than a guarantee of private gun ownership. It was designed to decentralize and weaken the military establishment in the United States.

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War Abroad, War at Home

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog08/20/2018

Why do seemingly endless military conflicts persist, despite lacking any constituency beyond the DC beltway?

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The Deep State's Long Enmity Toward Iranians

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/11/2018

The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. 

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The Deep State's Absorption of Donald Trump

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog07/28/2018

The deep state’s absorption of Donald Trump is just one more confirmation of what our ancestors and Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Truman were warning us against.

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An Open Letter About Anti-Russian Paranoia

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/26/2018

Talking about Russian imperialism is the modern version of talking about what fine clothes the Emperor is wearing in that fairy tale.

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The Military Is a Jobs Program — for Immigrants and Many Others

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/12/2018

The US military has long acted as a jobs program, for both citizens and non-citizens alike. It's time to cut it all back. 

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Charles Krauthammer: Intellectual for the Ruling Class

PovertyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2018

From gun control, to war, and to the New Deal: Charles Krauthammer took the pro-government, interventionist line. 

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