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Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
by | Mar 31, 2020

The New York Times, the famous “Gray Lady,” long has seen its role as a standard-bearer for modern liberalism. Of course, the paper still employs competent, and sometimes brilliant, reporters and editors. The news operation, however, is as opinionated as the…

by | Mar 28, 2020

Ronald Reagan was not the establishment’s candidate for president. He spoke eloquently on behalf of limited government and individual liberty. He sharply criticized expansive state regulations and programs. And he challenged the moral as well as practical infirmities of communism….

by | Mar 19, 2020

Tuesday’s primaries effectively ended the millionaire socialist’s campaign for the presidency. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has no path to the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency, so long as America’s goofy uncle, former Vice President Joe Biden, remains above ground….

by | Mar 15, 2020

March was an important month for George Washington. He resisted the opportunity to become a military dictator in March. And he rode away from America’s presidency in March. A man of action rather than ideas, the Virginia planter turned continental…

by | Mar 15, 2020

American liberals once worshipped at the feet of Lady Justice. During the 1960s, the heyday of the progressive Warren Court, jurists became the tip of the left-wing spear. If the public refused to accept the latest progressive nostrum, no worries….

by | Mar 8, 2020

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said the Corps will remove “Confederate paraphernalia” from its facilities. Exactly what is covered remains unclear, but the directive marks a dramatic change in the military’s relationship with the nation’s most costly and personal…

by | Feb 23, 2020

For four years, the German Empire took on much of the world in what was originally called the Great War. Berlin had allies, after a fashion — the decrepit Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, along with Bulgaria, a smaller kingdom on…

by | Feb 16, 2020

Rodrigo Duterte, the ever-unpredictable president of the Philippines, has given official notice to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that governs the presence of U.S. military personnel. Among other complaints, he said Americans were rude and failed to leave their…

by | Feb 11, 2020

Despite a lackluster record, as 1980 dawned President Jimmy Carter led a baker’s dozen of Republican candidates in the polls. Before the year ended, he would be swept from office. The New Hampshire vote 40 years ago proved critical. I…

by | Feb 9, 2020

There is no more fundamental liberty than the right to respond to one’s creator. Belief in the transcendent obviously varies, which is good reason for the state to stand clear as people respond to something infinitely mysterious and powerful. When…

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