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Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Ditch the CIA, the Pentagon, and the NSA

The fight between Donald Trump and the CIA over the supposed Russian hacking scandal has at least two positive benefits: One, it helps to remind us what the conversion of the federal government to a national-security state has done to us here at home. Two, it enables us to ask an important fundamental question: Given that the ...

There Is Only One Healthcare Solution

Ever since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, conservatives have had a field day complaining about Obamacare and promising to repeal it whenever they got the chance to do so. That chance has now arrived, with Republicans now controlling both houses of Congress and the presidency. Now they don’t know what to do. Many people have become dependent ...

Charity versus the Welfare State

Christmastime helps to remind us of how the welfare-state way of life contradicts the principles of a free society. At Christmas, people give gifts to each other. Many people also use this period as an opportunity to do special acts of kindness toward others. People make donations to churches and other charitable or educational organizations. What characterizes all this activity is ...

Foreign Policy Blowback in Germany

Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one of the things that has fascinated me most is the response of the mainstream media. Supporting the retaliatory invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, ever-increasing budgets for the national-security establishment, and constantly expanding infringements on civil liberties and privacy, mainstream reporters, commentators, and pundits have steadfastly resisted focusing on the root ...

Cold War II and the National Security State

The CIA and its mainstream media acolytes continue to blame Democratic Party Hillary Clinton’s electoral loss on the Russians and, specifically, on supposed hacking by Russia of computers belonging to Clinton and Democratic Party officials. But even if the CIA allegations were true, what all these people are missing is that the election result would ...

The Collectivist Mindset in an Age of Empire

An article in the New York Times criticizing Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. secretary of state, sums up perfectly the collectivist mindset in our time, in the era of empire. Tillerson is the chief executive of Exxon Mobil and, therefore, doesn’t fit the mold of the standard political or bureaucratic hack ...

Russia: The Old-New Official Enemy

It is impossible to overstate the stakes involved in the latest controversy over Russia. They involve trillions of dollars in warfare largess to the tens of thousands of bureaucratic warfare-state parasites who are sucking the lifeblood out of the American people. Ever since the advent of the U.S. national-security state after World War II, America has needed official enemies, especially ...

In October 2017, Will the CIA Regret Its Fight with Trump?

The fight between President-Elect Trump and the CIA over Russia’s alleged interference with the U.S. presidential election could have a major impact on what is set to happen in October 2017. That is the month when thousands of the CIA’s super-secret records relating to the assassination of President Kennedy are set to be finally released to the public, after ...

Don’t Forget JFK’s Fight with the CIA

Weighing in against President-Elect Donald Trump in his disagreement with the CIA over alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, the Wall Street Journal’s Shane Harris writes, “Donald Trump has picked a fight with the Central Intelligence Agency over Russian hacking of American elections, an unprecedented move for an incoming president.” (Emphasis added.) The likely reason that Harris employed ...

Karma Over Russia?

Not surprisingly, the mainstream media is aghast that President-elect Donald Trump is not automatically deferring to the CIA and its pronouncement that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election with the intent of helping Trump defeat his Democratic Party opponent Hillary Clinton.  Never mind that the CIA has provided no evidence to support its claims. In ...

The Coming Economic Fascism

The recent efforts by President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence against Carrier Corp. provide us with a signpost of the economic fascism that lies ahead after both men take office. Whatever might be said about economic fascism, one thing is for sure: it is contrary to the principles of economic liberty, private property, the free market, ...

The Horrific Consequences of U.S. Interventionism

Two seemingly unrelated stories in the New York Times yesterday serve as potent reminders of the deadly and disastrous consequences of U.S. interventionism in the Middle East. The stories involve Iran and Libya. Referring to Donald Trump’s campaign vow to tear up the nuclear agreement entered into last year between the United States and Iran, Iran’s president, Hassan ...
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