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Jeremy Lott
Jeremy Lott is an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.
by | Apr 14, 2017

On Good Friday, Jesus of Nazareth’s struggle is seen in his beating and manhandling by Roman soldiers; in his long, stumbling march to the cross; and in the very public, painful, lengthy execution that was crucifixion. Yet Jesus underwent another…

by | Nov 14, 2016

Our lame-duck State Department continues to push for a stronger American response in Syria: creating and enforcing a no-fly zone; confronting strongman Bashar Assad in various ways; arming more rebels and hoping they don’t go to war with each other…

by | Oct 31, 2016

To the untrained ear, Washington state’s I-1501, an initiative that “concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals,” sounds like the least controversial measure on the ballot this year. “This measure,” the official state voters’ pamphlet explains, “would increase the penalties for criminal identity…

by | Oct 21, 2016

If you had to choose one story that shows why American workers are not wild about unions these days, public or private, look to Portland, Oregon. Voters statewide are set to decide on a ballot initiative there in November that…

by | Aug 29, 2016

Military contractors are overwhelmingly favoring Hillary Clinton for president with their political contributions this year. Though Republicans normally enjoy a slight fundraising advantage here, she currently leads Donald Trump 5-to-1 among donations from employees of the top 25 firms in…

by | Jul 21, 2016

The Bastille Day terrorist rundown massacre in Nice, France last week shows us again just how hard it is to wage a successful war on “terrorism” as such. Terrorism is a tactic, not an ideology, though clearly it’s a tactic…

by | Jun 22, 2016

The Obama administration’s foreign policy in Syria has been a failure by any non-sociopathic measure, a policy quite literally at war with itself. And yet, some high ranking State Department officials want not less but more of this. To recap…

by | Jun 9, 2016

Dear Neoconservative Friends, I won’t name names, because 1) we actually are friends, 2) you know who you are, and 3) that isn’t the point of this exercise. The idea is to try to change your minds about something very…

by | Jun 2, 2016

Foreign policy jokes are the worst jokes, as I learned at the Advancing American Security summit last month. One had me chuckling, however. “You’ve got me surrounded. I’m a bad strategist,” Professor Stephen Walt quipped while fielding questions from the…

by | May 20, 2016

Who’ll teach our Karate Kid foreign policy wannabes what winning means? My basic idea of a sane foreign policy outlook was best put by a B-movie actor in a 1980s film franchise that refuses to go away. “Fighting not good….

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