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Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp

Blog01/08/2019

The US government once destroyed an entire industry because an anti-drug bureaucrat was too ignorant to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana.

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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/02/2019Audio/Video
The Confederates begin their strategy to combat the superior Union Navy by creating a new technologically superior warship.
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What States Are Doing to Offer More Currency Competition

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/29/2018

The destruction of sound money over the past century stems from actions at the federal level, but there are steps which states can take — and even have already taken — to move toward sound money.

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The Burnside Expedition

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/26/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details an often overlooked victory by the Union.
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The Anatomy of a Government Shutdown

Blog12/22/2018

Bureaucrats manipulate government shutdowns so that they are likely to produce the political outcomes the bureaucrats want. 

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1861 in Review

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/19/2018Audio/Video
In this mini-episode, Chris Calton briefly reviews the important themes and takeaways from the first year of the Civil War.
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Building a Blockade

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

12/12/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details how technological innovations changed the course of naval warfare during the Civil War.
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