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Author » Jacob G. Hornberger

Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.

Latest from Jacob Hornberger

Go Ahead and Shut Down the Government

Despite all the tension, handwringing, and sleepless nights within official Washington and the mainstream press over the looming possibility that the federal government might be shut down, everyone can rest easy. The Democrats and the Republicans, including President Trump, ...

Why Trump Won’t Make America Great Again

For those acolytes of Donald Trump who are still holding out hope that he is going to make America great again, give it up. It’s not going to happen. It was a pipedream from the get-go. The reason is very ...

Why Is the U.S. Spying on China?

The federal government’s arrest of former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee for allegedly spying for China confirms, once again, that for the U.S. national-security branch of the federal government, the Cold War never ended. Yesterday, the New York ...

Watch Wormwood

I’ve got a movie recommendation for you: Watch Wormwood, a fantastic Netflix original. Set aside time for binge watching because once you start, you will want to continue watching to the end. Combining a documentary format with depictions of ...

The Racism and S***Hole Circus Misses the Point

Amidst all the furor over whether Donald Trump is a racist and whether he did in fact describe Haiti and African countries as “s***holes,” the real point is one that hardly anyone wants to face, including Trump’s critics who ...

The Banality of U.S. Evil

U.S. officials, led by President Trump, and accompanied by their acolytes in the U.S. mainstream press, are absolutely giddy over what they perceive as the success of U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea. With Iran, they are celebrating ...

Foreign Interventionism Is Destroying Us

Most everyone acknowledges that James Madison, the father of the Constitution, possessed deep insights into the relationship between liberty and government. One of his important insights involved the relationship between liberty and war: Of all the enemies to public liberty ...

The British Empire in Yemen

Over the holidays, I began watching a Netflix/BBC series entitled The Last Post, which revolves around a contingent of British troops in the early 1960s stationed in Aden, a port city in Yemen, the Arabian country today that ...

Trump and Sessions Are Right on the Drug War, Partly

Imagine that: the New York Times favoring states’ rights. Did you ever think you’d see that day? No, the Times’ editorial board doesn’t exactly put it that way, but that’s the import of its position with respect to President Trump’s ...

IRS Tyranny against Swiss Bankers

Stefan Buck is a happy man. Last fall, a federal jury in Manhattan acquitted him of conspiracy to deprive the IRS of income tax revenue. Although a team of U.S. marshals was ready to take him into custody, Buck ...
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