The Failure of the Juan Guaido Coup in Venezuela

Remember Juan Guaido? Just a year ago the Venezuelan politician, unknown even in his own country, was tapped by the US government to lead a coup against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro. In a phone call with no less than Vice President Mike Pence himself, Guaido was told that if he declared himself president … Continue reading “The Failure of the Juan Guaido Coup in Venezuela”

Democrats Invoke Cold War Narrative To Push Impeachment

Jason Crow, the ex-Army Ranger turned congressman whom Nancy Pelosi has named as one of seven impeachment managers in the trial of Donald Trump, has dropped a broad hint about what angle Democratic prosecutors will pursue: it will be about national security and protecting our troops. "This is about the abuse of power, it’s about … Continue reading “Democrats Invoke Cold War Narrative To Push Impeachment”

How Expansive Is FBI Spying?

Cato Institute Research Fellow Patrick Eddington recently filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find out if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever conducted surveillance of several organizations dealing with government policy, including my Campaign for Liberty. Based on the FBI’s response, Campaign for Liberty and other organizations, including the Cato institute and … Continue reading “How Expansive Is FBI Spying?”

The Radicalism of Randolph Bourne Introduction by David R. Henderson Nikhil Pal Singh, a professor of social and cultural analysis and history at New York University, has written, in the New Statesman, an interesting article on Randolph Bourne, an antiwar writer during World War I after whom’s Randolph Bourne Institute is named. What stands out to this … Continue reading “The Radicalism of Randolph Bourne”

Iranian Influence in Iraq May Not Be a Bad Thing

If a hegemonic power wants to purportedly build a democracy and "liberate" a people, it would do well to listen to what the people say. On January 4th, the Iraqi Parliament voted for US troops to leave the country. The State Department has already rejected this request; instead, seeking to reestablish the US’s strategic partnership … Continue reading “Iranian Influence in Iraq May Not Be a Bad Thing”

Why Assange Extradition Case Matters to Our Democracy

On Monday January 13, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in his fight against extradition to the US. The administrative hearing concerned Assange’s lack of access to legal counsel, making it difficult for him to adequately prepare for his case. His lawyer, Gareth Peirce, told the Judge that UK prison is blocking … Continue reading “Why Assange Extradition Case Matters to Our Democracy”

Warmonger Cotton Accuses Antiwar Think Tank of Anti-Semitism

If you wonder what the post-Trump Republican Party will look like, take a glimpse at Tom Cotton, one of the US senators from Arkansas (where I live). Cotton has waged a relentless campaign for war against Iran and has supported every horror produced by the US foreign-policy establishment for the last 20 years. He makes … Continue reading “Warmonger Cotton Accuses Antiwar Think Tank of Anti-Semitism”