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“Not My President” — No Matter Who He Is

“How small, of all that human hearts endure, that part which laws or kings can cause or cure.” When Samuel Johnson wrote those measured words...

TGIF: How the Ruling Class Created Trump

Mixed emotions over the election are entirely in order. I rejoice at the repudiation of the ruling elite while recoiling from horrific thing that...

The Sheriff of Asia – East Timor 1975-78

The Sheriff of Asia Part One – East Timor (1975-1978) When US President George W Bush told John Howard that he saw the prime minister and...

End the Cold War

Now that the election is over, libertarians can counsel the new president on positions and policies that they believe will create a better world....

U.S. Fingerprints on Attacks Obliterating Yemen’s Economy

The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In...

Memo to Trump: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense

In a disturbing indication of how difficult it would be to bring military spending in line with actual threats overseas, House Armed Services Chairman...

60 Minutes Interview of Donald Trump

Lesley Stahl: Well, congratulations, Mr. Trump. Donald Trump: Thank you. Lesley Stahl: You’re president-elect. Donald Trump: Thank you. Lesley Stahl: How surprised were you? Donald Trump: Well, I really...

What Populism is Really About

"Populism" was one of the big buzzwords of this election cycle. It was largely attached to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie...

71 Days to Prepare Before the First Executive Orders

While presidents almost always expand the power of their office and of the government, Donald Trump is likely to enact a degree of barefisted...

Now Can We Start Making the Presidency Less Powerful?

  In March, when Donald Trump’s inevitability was more accomplished than most of us realized, I saw a silver lining to his popularity and then-potential...
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