A nine-nation bloc within NATO is preparing to push the alliance to adopt a multi-year plan for arming Ukraine. Leaders of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the Slovak Republic - a subgroup within NATO dubbed the...
Headlines vs Data: What Does the Jobs Report Actually Say?
The Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) released new jobs data on Friday. According to the report, seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs rose 339,000 jobs in May, well above forecasts. The unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.4 percent to 3.7 percent (month over...
Netanyahu Threatens Iran, Slams IAEA Amid Major War Drills
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ramped up his threats of war against Iran and slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog, for cooperating with Tehran on Sunday.
NATO-Trained, Armed Soldiers Will Lead Ukraine’s Counteroffensive
Ukrainian soldiers trained by NATO and armed with Western weapons will serve as the “tip of the spear” during the upcoming counteroffensive against Russian forces, according to the Washington Post. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said this support represents the...
This Week At The Libertarian Institute
The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We’ve got you covered. Check out this week in review at the Libertarian Institute.
A Response to My Memorial Day Critics
My article against Memorial Day drew a lot of ire and attention. This should not have been surprising; I was making a controversial statement. What did surprise me, however, was that many critics were self-described libertarians or former libertarians. There were many...
US Announces ‘Countermeasures’ to Russia’s Suspension of Nuclear Treaty
The Joe Biden administration said it will walk away from some of its obligations under the landmark New START Treaty after the Kremlin ended its participation in the agreement earlier this year.
State Dept. Says Pentagon Preventing Cooperation with International Court
A State Department official told Congress the Pentagon is stopping the US government from working with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, over the invasion of Ukraine.
Debt-Ceiling Theater Masks True Depth of DC’s Red Ink
As the latest debt-ceiling drama winds down, Americans are varyingly exasperated, angered, anxious and maybe even a little bit entertained by the spectacle. While their emotions vary, most citizens have something in common: They don’t realize they’re being misled...
Iran Resolves IAEA Concerns Over ‘Undeclared Site’ and Highly Enriched Uranium Particles
Tehran has put to bed at least two of the UN nuclear watchdog’s outstanding inquiries over one of the three so-called ‘undeclared sites,’ where trace particles of unprocessed uranium had been found previously, as well as some recently discovered highly enriched uranium particles, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
NATO Holds Arctic War Games Hours From Russian Border
The North Atlantic alliance began military drills hosted by Finland just miles from the Russian border. An American defense official said the war games show the bloc’s commitment to the newest member of NATO.
Berlin Orders Moscow to Close Consulates in Germany
As relations between Russia and Germany continue to spiral downward amid the war in Ukraine, the two nations engaged in tit for tat moves including ordering the closure of consulates and placing limitations on the number of diplomatic personnel in each country, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
Czech General Warns NATO is on Course for Conflict with Russia
The commander of the Czech Republic’s armed forces said the North Atlantic alliance and Russia are on the path to a direct war. The general described the potential war as the “worst-case scenario” but emphasized that it remains a distinct possibility.
UAE Suspends Participation in US-Led Military Bloc
Abu Dhabi has halted its involvement with a Washington-led coalition aimed at preventing Iranian ship seizures in the Middle East. The UAE disclosed the decision the day after the Wall Street Journal reported growing discord between Abu Dhabi and Washington over the region’s lack of American military assets.
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