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Great Moments in Prohibition and the Drug War

Great Moments in Prohibition and the Drug War

Even though I’m personally a prude on the issue of drugs, that doesn’t stop me from opposing the Drug War, both for moral and practical reasons. After all, how can any… Read more »

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Senator Rand Paul is being criticized and condemned by the Washington establishment. That’s almost certainly a sign that he’s doing the right thing. And given the recent events in Russia… Read more »

Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Two years ago, I shared a video about the Environmental Protection Agency’s brutal and thuggish tactics against an Idaho family. That story had a very happy ending because the Supreme Court struck… Read more »

Obamacare and the Corruption of the Rule of Law

Obamacare and the Corruption of the Rule of Law

We’ve reached the stage where Obamacare is the punchline to a bad joke. The law has been a disaster, both for the economy and for the Democratic Party. Not that we… Read more »

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

One of the many differences between advocates of freedom and supporters of statism is how they view “rights.” Libertarians, along with many conservatives, believe in the right to be left… Read more »

The Lamest Possible Rationale for NSA Spying

The Lamest Possible Rationale for NSA Spying

Last June, in response to a question about indiscriminate spying by the National Security Agency, I made two simple points about the importance of judicial oversight and cost-benefit analysis. I want –… Read more »

Time to Get Rid of the National Park Service

Time to Get Rid of the National Park Service

President Obama thinks he can prevail in the government shutdown fight by deliberately making life as difficult as possible for the maximum number of ordinary Americans. We’ve seen this before…. Read more »

Personal Retirement Accounts Are Great…but only if You Can Stop Future Politicians from Confiscating the Accumulated Wealth

Personal Retirement Accounts Are Great…but only if You Can Stop Future Politicians from Confiscating the Accumulated Wealth

Most Western nations have huge long-run fiscal problems because of unfavorable demographics and misguided entitlement programs. That’s the bad news. The good news is that dozens of nations have fully… Read more »

The Pervasive Evil of Communism…and the Moral Bankruptcy of Communist Apologists

The Pervasive Evil of Communism…and the Moral Bankruptcy of Communist Apologists

I spoke earlier today at the 2013 Liberty Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. But I don’t think anybody is going to remember my speech about the collapse of the welfare state,… Read more »

Another Great Moment in the Annals of Absurd Government Law Enforcement

Another Great Moment in the Annals of Absurd Government Law Enforcement

Government officials do some really crazy things in the name of law enforcement. I recently wrote about an armed raid on an animal shelter in order to execute a baby… Read more »