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The War Powers Resolution Fraud

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/31/2018

As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers. 

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Why We Learn Nothing about Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

International trade hasn’t had a very good time lately. The outlook is bleak indeed, but it’s not the first time, nor will it be the last.

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How the White House Hijacked the Ability to Declare War

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/28/2018

The authors of the Constitution were clear that the power to declare war was limited to Congress. It's important to understand why. 

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The Difference Between Good Globalism and Bad Globalism

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/28/2018

Economic globalism — which is a wonderful thing — is something quite different from the highly suspect agenda of political globalism. 

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Latin America vs. the United States: A Tale of Two Independence Movements

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog03/14/2018

Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States. 

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Not Even the Pentagon Thinks Tariffs Are Needed for National Defense

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/10/2018

Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead. 

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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/05/2018

In explaining the flood of funding headed toward weapons contractors, one defense analyst noted that “diplomacy is out; air strikes are in."

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/27/2018
Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.

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America: a Military Nation

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/15/2018
There's a reason why, after 8 years as commander-in-chief, Obama never closed the Guantanamo prison as he promised.

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