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Paul Krugman’s Democratic Party
John C. Goodman | June 27, 2016

How About an Amerexit from NATO and Other One-Sided Military Alliances?
Ivan Eland | June 27, 2016

Why I Am Voting for Brexit
Kevin Dowd | June 27, 2016

Paul Ryan’s Universal Health Tax Credit
John C. Goodman | June 24, 2016

Gun Restrictions Endanger LGBT Community and Other Minorities
William J. Watkins Jr. | June 22, 2016

Hillary’s Foreign Policy Is Scarier than Trump’s
Ivan Eland | June 21, 2016

The “Experts” Are Wrong in Advocating Escalation in Syria
Ivan Eland | June 20, 2016

Why Every Vote Does Not Count
Gary M. Galles | June 17, 2016

New GOP Bill Promises Real Health Care Reform
John C. Goodman | June 15, 2016

Identity Politics: Krugman Gets One Right
John C. Goodman | June 14, 2016

Given Orlando, Has the U.S. Government Been Adequately Protecting the Public?
Ivan Eland | June 14, 2016

Keeping Minerals in the Ground Keeps Them Out of the Economy
William F. Shughart II, Megan E. Hansen | June 13, 2016

Was That Really a Coup in Brazil?
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | June 9, 2016

Five Things a New Health Savings Account Proposal Would Not Do
John C. Goodman | June 7, 2016

Muhammad Ali’s Real Legacy: True Patriotism
Ivan Eland | June 6, 2016

The Dark Side of Brown
William J. Watkins Jr. | June 6, 2016

Who’s Sorry Now?
No Presidential Apology for Debt, Taxes, Domestic Debacles

K. Lloyd Billingsley | June 4, 2016

The Unicorn Economy and the Disturbing Plight of the Middle Class
George F. Gilder | June 3, 2016

The Shocking Truth about Stun Guns
Abigail R. Hall | June 1, 2016

Mistrusting Yet Embracing Big Government: The Rise of ‘Failurism’
James L. Payne | June 1, 2016

Do Republicans Have a Death Wish on Healthcare?
John C. Goodman | June 1, 2016

Memorial Day Should Make Us Rethink Platitudes about the U.S. Military
Ivan Eland | May 31, 2016

Sick of Airport Delays? Disband the TSA
Abigail R. Hall | May 30, 2016

Trump’s Approach to North Korea Bucks Foreign Policy Elite
Ivan Eland | May 27, 2016

Federal Authorities Flunk in Every Category but Promises
Vicki E. Alger | May 26, 2016

Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast
Ivan Eland | May 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Non-Starter Health Agenda
John C. Goodman | May 23, 2016

Did You Know that John Muir Wanted to Force Indians Out of the Yosemite Valley?
Ryan M. Yonk | May 23, 2016

What FDR Knew about Welfare
In the old way of thinking, aid recipients were asked to be productive—to build skills and a work ethic.

James L. Payne | May 19, 2016

The Curious Rise of the Push for $15 Wage
Scott Sumner | May 17, 2016

Trump and Sanders: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
John C. Goodman | May 17, 2016

The U.S. Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security
Ivan Eland | May 16, 2016

Government Gives Uber an Unfair Shake
Abigail R. Hall | May 16, 2016

Eight Health Reforms the GOP Should Avoid
John C. Goodman | May 16, 2016

Philadelphia’s Proposed Soda Tax Is Government Manipulation
Josh T. Smith, William F. Shughart II | May 13, 2016

Taxpayers Increasingly Victimized in Obamacare Exchanges
John R. Graham | May 12, 2016

The World Through Trump’s Eyes
Ivan Eland | May 11, 2016

Can the Government Make Doctors Better Doctors?
John C. Goodman | May 10, 2016

Democracy’s Death Spiral
John C. Goodman | May 10, 2016

The Only Solution to TSA’s Problems: Get Rid of It
Benjamin Powell | May 9, 2016

What One Economist Knew
Robert P. Murphy | May 9, 2016

California’s Criminal Cronyism: Why the Governator Reduced a Violent Felon’s Sentence
K. Lloyd Billingsley | May 3, 2016

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is the Realism America Needs
Ivan Eland | May 2, 2016

Which Party Is Better for the Economy?
John C. Goodman | May 2, 2016

A Little Common Sense Could Save Billions in Government Healthcare Spending
John C. Goodman | May 2, 2016

Rethinking a Century of Zoning
Gary M. Galles | April 29, 2016

The U.S. Should Quit Coddling Saudi Arabia
Ivan Eland | April 29, 2016

New Ways to Pay for Roads
Gabriel Roth | April 29, 2016