When The Power of Love Replaced The Love of Power
The FreemanNov 14
Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I've visited so many times now that I've lost count. Each time I walk through the main entrance, my eyes are drawn immediately to the left because of the imposing statue of a man I deeply admire: William Ewart Gladstone, a devoted friend of both British and American liberty and the greatest of all British prime ministers.

Today, the name Gladstone adorns towns, parks, schools, and many buildings a
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Tom Dilorenzo: PC On Campus
Mises InstituteNov 14


Paris Attacks: What Else Did You Expect?
ChristopherCantwell.comNov 14
Bodies are still being counted after terrorist attacks rang out in Paris tonight, some stories have the death toll exceeding 120. I'll let the news outlets sort out the details on what actually happened, but from the limited information available I can say this. Anybody who is acting surprised must have had their head in the sand for the last few months.
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'Faced With Terror, This is a Nation That Knows How to Defend Itself,' Says Hollande As Mass Slaughter Takes Place
InformationLiberationNov 13
French people are being methodically executed in droves, helpless to defend themselves due to civilian disarmament and forced to wait for militarized SWAT teams to protect them, but the nation "knows how to defend itself," says president François Hollande.

From CNN's news feed on the attacks:
Paris (CNN) - On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans... (more)

Libertarian Lives Matter
Mises CanadaNov 13
There is little question that individual liberty and economic stability have taken a beating during the past fifteen years.  Most state institutions, from the Supreme Court to local governments, have been active in diminishing our traditional freedoms.  CSIS and other alphabet soup spy agencies now intrude into our personal lives in order to categorize our threat levels.  We are given no choice but to fund the murder of foreign citizens through endless, unjust wars.  We can only watch while the ... (more)

Accountability Is Futile - Abolish The Police
Cop BlockNov 13


Rise of The Victim Conquerors
Taki's MagazineNov 13


Who Are The Supporters of International Terrorism?
New Eastern OutlookNov 12
The highly effective Russian operation in Syria has clearly exposed the real position of the West, along with the ties it has with international terrorist groups.

As is already known, the so-called Western coalition, created by Washington more than a year ago has been "effectively fighting" terrorism in Syria and Iraq. What are the results? Desert areas with no terrorists to be found anywhere have been heavily bombed, at the same time, terrorists are regularly acquiring weapon due
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North Korea in New US Subversion Plans
New Eastern OutlookNov 12
The United States and the Republic of Korea have drastically altered their military plans towards North Korea by shifting their central focus from preparation of a large-scale direct confrontation to swift localised subversive actions, reported the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun on October 5, 2015. According to the newspaper, while previously the United States and the Republic of Korea (RK) were considering a full-scale ground war, the "sudden provocations from the North, which have been takin... (more)

Lew and Tom Take Apart GOP Debate Number Four
YouTubeNov 12

The FOX Business Network carried the fourth Republican presidential debate last night (November 10, 2015), and Lew Rockwell and I are here, as usual, to share our thoughts!


PC Insanity: Missouri College Students Urged to Call Police If They Experience "Hateful/Hurtful Speech"
Police State DailyNov 11
In an epic display of the totalitarian nature of political correctness, "protests" at the University of Missouri have culminated with an email being sent out by campus police urging students to call the cops if they experience "Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech."

The protests were spurned after the African-American student government president claimed that in September, people in a passing pick-up truck shouted racial slurs at him which prompted other black students to come forward an
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The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay
The Rutherford InstituteNov 11
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." - Theodore Roosevelt

America's next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he or she assumes office. He will also inherit a shadow government, one tha
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America the Invader: The US Has Invaded or Fought in 84 Out of 194 Countries
Laurence M. VanceNov 11
The song "America the Beautiful" should be changed to "America the Invader."

According to Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock, the United States "has invaded or fought in eighty-four out of 194 countries" and "has had some form of military involvement with a spectacular 191 out of 194." Their findings are published in the appropriately titled America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth.
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Will Obama Be Tried For Civilian Deaths?
New Eastern OutlookNov 10
It's a well-known fact that the supreme commander is the highest official of the armed forces in any country. Simultaneously, as a rule, this very individual occupies the position of a head of the state, whether it's a president or monarch. The fundamental law of any state -- the national constitution specifies the rights and duties of the Supreme Commander, that doesn't simply define the military policy of a country, but also bears responsibility for the fighting capacity of the national army, ... (more)

Do Capitalists Manipulate, Deceive, and Cheat?
The FreemanNov 10
Real-world markets, according to Nobel laureate economist Robert Shiller, are all about manipulation and deception.

So he argues in a New York Times article summarizing his new book, coauthored with fellow Nobel laureate economist George Akerlof: Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. According to Shiller, merchants and
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Parents Whine After School Puts Up Signs Saying Pledge Of Allegiance Not Mandatory
InformationLiberationNov 09
Parents in Santa Rosa, Florida are whining over new signs being placed in their schools which inform students pledging allegiance to the flag is not mandatory.

In their minds, having their children mindlessly pledge their subservience to the government is synonymous with patriotism and loving one's country.

From PNJ.com:
Santa Rosa School District students now have classroom signs reminding them they don't have to stand and recite the P... (more)

A Warmonger’s Guide to Militarism and Imperialism (Under the Guise of “Constitutionalism”)
Thomas DiLorenzoNov 09
When Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton was an undergraduate at Harvard he took time out to become a "Publius Fellow" at the "Straussian" neocon Pentagon propaganda mill known as the Claremont Institute in Claremont, California.  After graduating he returned to Claremont Graduate School to pursue graduate studies in "government" under the tutelage of the "Straussians" there, but dropped out to pursue a law degree instead.  He then joined the U.S. Army, eventually going to Iraq to kill Muslims.   All of... (more)

Chinese Hackers? US Propagandists Should Look in The Mirror
New Eastern OutlookNov 09
Like millions of Americans, this past week I was sitting on my couch, drinking a cold beer, watching Game 1 of the World Series -- professional baseball's hallowed championship. Suddenly the satellite feed went out, the screen went dark. Naturally, as FOX Sports scrambled to get their live feed fixed, many of my fellow Americans took to twitter to speculate as to what had caused the outage. I was, sadly, unsurprised to see that the most common joke people were making was that China must have hac... (more)

Who Supports The Troops?
Sheldon RichmanNov 09
A huge sign outside a local tire store really irritated me a couple of weeks ago. Its large letters blared: "WE SUPPORT THE TROOPS." I was tempted to get out of the car and demand that the owner tell me what he was actually doing besides displaying the sign, which probably didn't cost much in money or effort. I suspected that posting the sign was the extent of his "support," but I restrained myself and kept going.

I wonder if anyone ever asks the owner that question. Probably not.
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U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an “Accident”
Glenn GreenwaldNov 09


Political Correctness Means a Draconian Police State
Police State DailyNov 09


Why I Hate The Mainstream News
Cop BlockNov 09


Are You Exploiting Others by Having a Job?
Mises InstituteNov 06


The Real Issues You Won't Hear From The 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year
The Rutherford InstituteNov 05
“Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.”—Gore Vidal

The countdown has begun.

We now have less than one year until the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted, expensive sound bites and political spin about climate change, education, imm
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Why Governments Aren't All That Different From Street Gangs
The Daily SheepleNov 05
At some point, you may have heard someone call the government a "gang of thieves writ large," which is a generalization of a quote attributed to libertarian thinker Murray Rothbard. However, if you're not familiar with the philosophy behind that quote, you might mistakenly believe that it is nothing more than a clever observation on the wasteful and corrupt nature of government. That's because you may not be aware of the meaning of "writ large." It's synonymous with "clearly" or "obviously." In ... (more)

Mexico, Canada, and Ten American States Look Toward Marijuana Legalization
Mises InstituteNov 05
A ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Ohio failed this week, although as Mark Thornton notes, it was really just a scheme to give a government agency a cronyist monopoly on cannabis sales.

But, as Steven Marlbrough says, "Forget Ohio!" There are ten other states with active legalization movements including Nevada, California, Mass
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There's No Such Thing as a Political Problem Solver
The FreemanNov 05
The yard sign said, "Elect a Problem Solver President." As I drove by, I wondered why I saw no candidate's name.

It turns out the sign was not for any particular candidate but for a "No Labels, Problem Solver" convention held in October in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eight presidential candidates from both parties attended; after all, what political candidate doesn't want t
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For WHO, Red Meat Is a Red Herring
Mises InstituteNov 05
Our booming green-industrial complex built up by administrations of both parties in the US is effectively using the United Nations, its thirty two “sister” institutions — such as the World Bank, UNESCO, and numerous “tribunals” — and hundreds of training and research centers. This huge international bureaucratic buildup is already employing over a million “international civil servants” to administer what our socialist visionaries hope will become the world government of the future.

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D.C.'s "Missing" Memorial
The BeaconNov 04
Washington, D.C. is home to a host of memorials. Walk in any direction for long and you're bound to run into at least one of them. By far, the memorial that generates the strongest reaction from me is the Vietnam memorial. The name of all the U.S. casualties are chiseled on the wall, from the start of the war to end. Someone is always there crying or making a rubbing of their loved-one's name. What resonates with me about the memorial is that it's strikingly cold, but hauntingly personal. It's a... (more)

Bern Gets Burned
Tom WoodsNov 04
Thanks to the fundraising and polling success of Senator Bernie Sanders, socialism has become increasingly fashionable in the United States, particularly among young people. Because people are treating Sanders' old ideas as if they're just the kind of bold and fresh thinking America needs, I've released a free eBook refuting them called Bernie Sanders Is Wrong. Whether it's trade, "inequality," alternative energy, the $15 minimum wage, greater fringe benefits for workers, or why the Scandinavian... (more)


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