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Israeli air forces pummel Gaza, killing pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old daughter

Three Palestinians were killed during pre dawn Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip Thursday. Among the dead were a woman, who was nine...

Iran Sanctions Aren’t Just Counterproductive, They’re an Act of War

Having unilaterally stepped out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, the Trump administration reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic earlier this week, part...

Libertarian Lessons: Immigration

Individuals are autonomous beings with rights that must be respected – by other individuals, and by government – regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, creed,...

There Is More Than One Way to “Spin” a Stat

I recently wrote about how ideology and confirmation bias has infiltrated research into the opioid overdose issue. I spoke about how researchers can “spin” their findings...

Neocons Demand ‘Crushing’ Sanctions on Russia

You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get...

The Man Who Bankrupted a Legislature

My first choice for a headline for this article was “The Scoundrel Who Bankrupted a Legislature” but upon reflection, I think the legislature had...

America’s Curse Is Calvinism, But Its Hope Lies With Renegades

One issue which motivates me substantially is war. War serves the powerful, and the powerful use ideas and norms to enlist the public in...

McCarthy’s Echo Chambers: The Lines Are Increasingly Social

After the election of Donald Trump, I wrote a piece for the Libertarian Institute called “Avoiding the Abject Misery of Internet Political Dialogue”. It...

How to Eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

According to Science magazine, about 8 million metric tons of land-based plastic, including plastic straws, ends up in the world’s oceans each year. This...

Silicon Valley titans launch censorship tsunami against critics deemed offensive

The banning of InfoWars chief Alex Jones from Facebook, Apple and Spotify is only one of many recent instances of tech giants and social...
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