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Federal Judge: Pennsylvania's Stay-at-Home Order Is an Assault on Human Rights

Blog09/17/2020

Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously. 

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From 9/11 to Covid-19: Nineteen Years of Permanent "Emergency"

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2020

Whether we're commanded to trust the experts, abandon the rule of law, or venerate government for "keeping us safe," the 9/11 panic and our current crisis have many things in common.

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From Lockdowns to "The Great Reset"

Big GovernmentProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/01/2020

The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.

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Facing Economic Disaster, France Turns against Globalism

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog05/05/2020

France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.

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Financialization: Why the Financial Sector Now Rules the Global Economy

Blog03/18/2020

"Financialization" is the process by which a normal economy is transformed into a fragile economy centered around financial firms. Central banks and government bailouts are to blame.

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Franz Jägerstätter: Conscientious Objector

Media and CultureStrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/29/2020

Terrence Malick's new film about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter is a subtle film. But perhaps too much so, and we need to look deeper to understand why this one man so vehemently resisted the Nazi state at the cost of his own life.

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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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French Incomes Place Below Some of America's Poorest States — And the Protesters Know It

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/15/2019

France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.

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