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Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
by | Nov 18, 2022

Qatar is holding the World Cup, the true “super bowl” of international sports. What the world calls “football” is actually played mostly with the feet and attracts a rapt audience almost everywhere on earth except in the U.S. For many…

by | Nov 2, 2022

There are moments when a political party goes totally stupid. Like the Democrats on abortion. It’s a tough issue. Having government involved in family issues is never good. But it also is sometimes tragically necessary — what to do when…

by | Oct 27, 2022

China’s 20th National Congress has concluded, and it was the Xi Jinping show. The Chinese Communist Party general secretary and Chinese president — the first role is by far his most important — reigned supreme, winning a third term and…

by | Oct 22, 2022

Most Americans would expect America’s military to be busy. Russia and Ukraine are locked in a deadly and destructive war. The Chinese Communist Party just baptized Xi Jinping’s dictatorship and ratified Beijing’s increasingly confrontational international course. North Korea continues to…

by | Oct 11, 2022

The Dutch missionary Andrew “Anne” van der Bijl passed away on Sept. 27. Virtually no one knew him by that name. He was known to the world as Brother Andrew, a name chosen to disguise his identity. “God’s Smuggler,” another…

by | Aug 28, 2022

Not yet in office for two years, President Joe Biden is upping his election-minded giveaways. In this case, he is offering as much as $20,000 to everyone who borrowed for college. And that is on top of billions of dollars…

by | Aug 24, 2022

Few freedoms are more feared by authoritarian regimes than religious freedom. After all, belief in God presumes a greater being and a higher standard to which human rulers are accountable. That poses a threat to even democratic rulers. However, political…

by | Jul 7, 2022

We are a couple weeks into the post-Dobbs world, and chaos has yet to envelop the land. A new Dark Age has not descended across America. The U.S. has not been transformed into The Handmaid’s Tale or similarly imagined progressive…

by | Jun 25, 2022

After a half century, Roe v. Wade, one of the worst Supreme Court decisions — and there have been several doozies — is history. The ruling was controversial at the time and generated increasing political opposition over time. The opening…

by | Jun 21, 2022

With Roe v. Wade apparently teetering at the legal brink, the Libertarian Party (LP) has dropped its pro-abortion stance. Backers of the measure, members of the Mises Caucus, who seized control from the LP old guard, said they intended to eliminate a…

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