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With Biden, Get Ready For More "Regime Change"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog9 hours ago

Yes, Senator Paul is right. "Regime change" doesn't work. Buckle up, as incoming Senate majority leader Schumer advised, there's a whole lot of interventionism in the queue.

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Why Americans Abandoned Smuggling in Favor of Lobbying and Welfare

U.S. History

Blog01/23/2021

Colonial America was a society of smugglers and scofflaws who regarded government regulations as worthy of contempt. Twenty-first century America is quite different. 

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Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

America’s founders did not envision the federal government as the domineering senior partner in almost everything. What was once best described as “sovereign States, united solely for specified joint purposes” has been largely eviscerated.

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When It Comes to National Defense, Bigger Isn't Always Better

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/18/2021

Many observers of international affairs assume that larger, more populous states are necessarily more powerful. But the reality is wealth and economic development are the most critical factors in securing true military power. 

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Why the Covid Shutdowns of Public Schools Are Driving So Many to Homeschooling

EducationLabor and Wages

Blog01/18/2021

Students have been denied in-person schooling. At the same time, millions of women—many of whom have children—have been thrown out of work. Suddenly, homeschooling became a much more viable and necessary option. 

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What Is Fascism? It's the System We've Been Living under for Decades.

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy, exalts the police state, denies fundamental liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society.

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What Does "Freedom" Mean? There Are Many Different Answers.

Book ReviewsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/13/2021

"These days most people tend to equate freedom with the possession of inalienable individual rights, rights that demarcate a private sphere no government may infringe on. But has this always been the case?"

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