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Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste

Big GovernmentDemocracyU.S. History


As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, they would do well to remember that those who fought for independence would not support the Leviathan state that the USA has become.

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Daniel Ellsberg Was Right. So Are Assange and Snowden.


Today's pundits have created the myth that Ellsberg was a "good" leaker and Assange et al. are "bad" leakers. It's a myth designed to portray modern-day heroic whistleblowers as "traitors." 

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Do Boycotts Really Work? Another Look at the Bud Light Situation

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy


Some conservatives are upset because the new best-selling beer is owned by the same company that owns the beleaguered Bud Lite. Actually, they should have no problem with that.

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Deneen on Elitism

LibertarianismLiberalismProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology


Patrick Deneen not only misunderstands John Stuart Mill, but he also misunderstands libertarians, claiming they are elitists who believe the world should be ruled by experts.

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Demonizing Men with False Data on Sexual Abuse

LawMedia and CultureProgressivism


In today's progressive climate, sexual assault charges are easy to make and hard to refute, even when they are demonstrably false.

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Default by Inflation Is the Real Drama in the Global Debt Market

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy


While the faux debt ceiling drama rages in Washington, DC, governments worldwide are defaulting on their debt via inflation.

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David French Gets to Sit with the Cool Kids at the NYT Lunch Table

LawMedia and CulturePolitics


New York Times columnist David French likes to think of himself as an honest broker. In reality, his "Never Trump" mentality leads him to overlook government lawbreaking.

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Don’t Get on the Nationalist Bus

DemocracyEconomic PolicyPoliticsPhilosophy and Methodology


Like so many others in the "national greatness" movement, Christopher Buskirk understands some of the problems the country faces but fails to grasp the solutions.

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