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Sabotaging Peace in Korea

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It just might be that the two Koreas are figuring out a way to avoid war, much to the anger and chagrin of President Trump and the U.S. national-security establishment, who are obviously increasingly viewing war as inevitable and even in the best interests of the United States. Why, even the U.S. mainstream press, which oftentimes seems to operate as ...

A New Year’s Freedom Resolution

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Here’s a great New Year’s resolution for the American people: To redouble our efforts to achieve a free, prosperous, peaceful, and harmonious society, one that can serve as a model for the world. Sounds good, right? But not that easy. This resolution actually requires some deep and critical thinking, specifically relating to two important questions. The first question is: What does it ...

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts: FFF Best-Selling Ebooks!

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Still uncertain what to give friends, relatives, and acquaintances for Christmas? How about one of The Future of Freedom Foundation’s best-selling ebooks? FFF’s newest ebook, Freedom Frauds: Hard Lessons in American Liberty by James Bovard, who is a longtime policy advisor and monthly columnist for FFF. Released this past October, this ebook has now reached #1 on Amazon’s ...

The U.S. Government Will Be the Cause of the New Korean War

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If war breaks out in Korea, which is increasingly likely, make no mistake about it: the cause will be the U.S. government, specifically the national-security state branch of the federal government, i.e., the Pentagon and the CIA. There are three reasons I say this: (1) the presence of U.S. troops in South Korea are the principal cause of the crisis in ...

Why Are There Still Any Foreign Interventionists?

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For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose government did not intervene in the affairs of other nations, specifically in Europe and Asia. America’s non-interventionist philosophy was summed up by John Quincy Adams’ Fourth of July address to Congress in 1821, the title of which ...

Another Terrorist Attack on “Our Values”

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When I read New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement regarding the latest terrorist attack in New York City, my initial reaction was this: How can this guy be so obtuse? Here is what he said in response to this week’s attack in the Manhattan subway system by a suicide bomber: This was an attack on our values, ...

Do the Pentagon, CIA, and Trump Want War in Korea?

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Even though war has not yet broken out in Korea, one gets the distinct impression that President Trump, the Pentagon, and the CIA would not be disappointed if it did. In fact, one gets the impression that they would be absolutely elated if North Korea were to strike first, so that they could exclaim, “We’ve been attacked! We’re innocent! ...

The Bionic Mosquito Strikes Again!

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The Bionic Mosquito is at again, desperately trying to reconcile his support of government-controlled borders with libertarian principles. This time, in an act of real desperation, he uses my article “Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech” (which he kindly describes as “exemplary,” for which I am most appreciative), to buttress his controlled-border position. His article, ...

Liberal, Conservative, and Libertarian Solutions for Venezuela

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Venezuela is in the throes of a deep political and economic crisis. The country’s democratic system has produced two successive tyrannical dictators, Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. There are extreme shortages of food and other essential items. Prices are rising at a rate of around 700 percent. There are massive anti-government protests involving hundreds of thousands of people, with ...

Should the DEA Assassinate Drug Offenders?

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Ever since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, proponents of this massive federal program have lamented its manifest failure. If only officials would just “crack down” in the war on drugs, drug-war advocates have exclaimed over the years, we could finally win it. Alas, for more than four decades drug warriors have had to accept reality: their massive ...

The Mainstream Media’s Deference to Authority in the JFK Assassination

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I just finished watching an interesting documentary film entitled The Searchers by Randolph Benson, who teaches at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The film focuses on private researchers during the aftermath of the JFK assassination who have questioned and investigated the official narrative put out by the Warren Commission and the Washington, D.C., establishment. According to ...

Russia: Our New (and Old) Official Enemy

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Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump administration confirms the overarching power of the national-security establishment section of the federal government and what happens when a president bucks that power. At the center of the controversy is Russia, which the Pentagon and the CIA and their assets and acolytes in the mainstream press and Washington, D.C., establishment, have deemed to be ...
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