The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence

With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th “violent coup attempt” at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don’t look to the mainstream media to report on this, however. Some of the same politicians and bureaucrats denouncing the ridiculous farce … Continue reading “The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence”

The ‘War On Terror’ Comes Home

Last week’s massive social media purges – starting with President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other outlets – was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas. The justifications given for the silencing of wide swaths of public opinion made no sense and the … Continue reading “The ‘War On Terror’ Comes Home”

Congress Again Proves That the Business of Washington Is War

Libertarian educator Tom Woods famously quipped that “no matter who you vote for you end up with John McCain.” Unfortunately Woods was proven right for about the thousandth time this past week, as Washington again showed us that it is all about war. First, we learned that if Joe Biden ends up in the White … Continue reading “Congress Again Proves That the Business of Washington Is War”

‘Iraq War Diaries’ at Ten Years: Truth Is Treason

The purpose of journalism is to uncover truth – especially uncomfortable truth – and to publish it for the benefit of society. In a free society, we must be informed of the criminal acts carried out by governments in the name of the people. Throughout history, journalists have uncovered the many ways governments lie, cheat, … Continue reading “‘Iraq War Diaries’ at Ten Years: Truth Is Treason”

Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan? Depends on Who You Ask.

Foreign policy has really been dysfunctional in President Trump’s first term. No sooner does the president make a strong foreign policy statement than one of his appointees grabs a microphone to explain what the president “really meant.” Earlier this month, President Trump Tweeted that, “we should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men … Continue reading “Troops Coming Home from Afghanistan? Depends on Who You Ask.”

The War on Assange Is a War on Truth

It is dangerous to reveal the truth about the illegal and immoral things our government does with our money and in our name, and the war on journalists who dare reveal such truths is very much a bipartisan affair. Just ask WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was relentlessly pursued first by the Obama Administration and … Continue reading “The War on Assange Is a War on Truth”

Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action

Earlier this month, while meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President Trump reaffirmed his intent to remove all US troops from Iraq. “We were there and now we’re getting out. We’ll be leaving shortly,” the president told reporters at the time. Although President Obama should never have sent US troops back into Iraq in 2016, … Continue reading “Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action”

Pompeo’s Iran Failures Make War More Likely

The US foreign policy establishment has for decades been dominated by neoconservative interventionists and falsely-named “humanitarian” interventionists. These people believe that because the United States is the one “exceptional nation,” no conflict anywhere in the world could possibly be solved without our butting our noses into it. One of President Obama’s few foreign policy successes … Continue reading “Pompeo’s Iran Failures Make War More Likely”

Like Freedom? Then You Won’t Like the FREEDOM Act

Last Monday, a bipartisan group of Senators and a coalition including libertarian and progressive activists thwarted a scheme to ram through the Senate legislation renewing three provisions of the USA FREEDOM Act (previously known as the USA PATRIOT Act). The bill had already been rushed through the House of Representatives, and most expected it to … Continue reading “Like Freedom? Then You Won’t Like the FREEDOM Act”

Trump’s Betrayal of Julian Assange

One thing we’ve learned from the Trump Presidency is that the “deep state” is not just some crazy conspiracy theory. For the past three years we’ve seen that deep state launch plot after plot to overturn the election. It all started with former CIA director John Brennan’s phony “Intelligence Assessment” of Russian involvement in the … Continue reading “Trump’s Betrayal of Julian Assange”