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by | Jan 29, 2019

There is a teaching in the Talmud that, when the Angel of Death is set loose on a broad-based mission, it does not distinguish between good and evil people. The Mueller Investigation’s latest scalp, that of Roger Stone, reminds me…

by | Nov 26, 2018

Many people roll their eyes when they hear “democracy is under attack,” but it is true. There are many countries in the world that do not subscribe to democratic practices and other countries that claim to, but seem to consistently…

by | Sep 24, 2018

President Trump’s predecessor famously justified his high-handed governing style by gloating, “Elections have consequences.” That axiom, it seems, doesn’t apply when Republicans win. According to exit polls, 75 percent of those who cast ballots for Trump in 2016 said Supreme Court…

by | Aug 23, 2017

America has two democracies, one political and the other free market. The concept of a political democracy dates back to Plato and his “Republic.” Ludwig von Mises and my mentor Dr. Bill Peterson (a student and colleague of Mises) wrote…

by | Aug 8, 2017

Those of us raised  during the Cold War tend to think of democracy and communism as opposites. They’re not. Democracy tends toward communism until the egalitarian dream proves unworkable, then it collapses into tyranny. In the United States, we’re blind…

by | Jul 25, 2017

What is the real story regarding the foreign threat to U.S. elections? The online media giant Politico magazine’s investigative staff has produced authoritative evidence that a native Soviet citizen so interfered in the presidential election it forced the resignation of…

by | Jul 13, 2017

When French President Emmanuel Macron greeted President Trump in Paris on Thursday, their handshake was warm and heartfelt. Their awkward first handshake is behind them, and they have much in common. Both leaders are fairly new to politics. Their greatest…

by | Mar 28, 2017

The Obamacare debacle — we might as well call it by its right name — underscores an abiding truth about democratic politics; to wit, politicians rarely get anything important done. Theirs, save on rare occasions, is the wrong forum for…

by | Feb 16, 2017

Plato argued that democracy by its very nature cannot work. The direct involvement of the people in the affairs of state will lead to a situation where takers outnumber givers, thereby rendering the economy precarious. But that isn’t the only…

by | Feb 9, 2017

At this moment, I am on assignment in Europe, a continent that, like America, seems more screwed-up with every visit. To escape the insanity that threatens to engulf us all, this morning I decided to work remotely from a small…

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