The War on Drugs appears to be winding down, and the vast majority of Americans seem think that it hasn’t been a success. A majority also would like to see marijuana legalized. Many states have already taken steps to decriminalize or even legalize. With full legalization under way for [...]
In a 1952 polemic on the future of the Republican Party, the conservative essayist Bill Buckley begins by favorably quoting the iconic libertarian thinkers Herbert Spencer, Albert J. Nock, and H.L. Mencken, agreeing with them that the state was the “common enemy of all well-disposed, industrious, and decent men.” The young Buckley considered the [...]
Sometimes conspiracy paranoia just makes me want to laugh–other times, it makes me want to cringe. If you enjoy that kind of thing, the current uprisings in Ukraine and Venezuela against vile, corrupt, authoritarian police states will provide you with plenty of fodder.
Based on the assumption that America is the root of all evil [...]
The following is a guest post by my friend Irena Schneider, a Ph.D. student at King’s College London, exploring the tragicomedy of Sochi’s toilets, why the world should pay attention to them, and what they say about everyday life in Russia. I am reminded of Mikhail Gorbachev’s recollection about Soviet life during the Brezhnev era: [...]
America’s federal government will reach its “debt limit,” its statutory cap on borrowing, this month. This semi-annual event will send an endless parade of Republicans to the congressional microphone to pay lip-service to cutting spending and controlling the deficit. GOP leadership will enter into a sham-negotiation before ultimately capitulating to Democrats with the revealing [...]
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