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James Comey’s Forgotten Rescue of Bush-Era Torture

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog05/01/2018

James Comey and his allies in the media are trying to whitewash his record on torture. 

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Just War Theory and the US Attack on Syria

War and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/24/2018

Acting to promote power political interests does not meet the criterion of humanitarianism, even if the missile attack is defended as a humanitarian gesture.

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Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/08/2018

Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By any mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

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Jordan Peterson and Human Action

Praxeology

Blog02/14/2018
There are many similarities between the action framework presented by Jordan Peterson and that of Mises and Rothbard.
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James Buchanan on Methodological Individualism and the Market Process

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog02/08/2018
A rigorous application of methodological individualism is perhaps what most separates the Austrian and Public Choice schools from most others.
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Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/24/2017
Most states that clamor for taxing online purchases are characterized by their already byzantine tax systems and unsustainable spending programs.
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Johnny Appleseed: Land Speculator, Alcohol Dealer, Capitalist

The EntrepreneurU.S. History

Blog09/17/2017
Johnny Appleseed is a man truly deserving to be considered an American hero, but he should also be remembered as a hero of American capitalism.
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Janet Reno, American Saint

U.S. History

Blog09/14/2017
Reno’s record of deceit, brutality, and power grabs should not be forgotten by any American who cares about freedom.
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