This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Tuesday. The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance—a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which […]
Though many people expected him to cancel because of the tragic mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama delivered a highly partisan and accusatory campaign-style speech Monday to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Will the history books record these past couple of weeks as the point when the tide finally turned against our interventionist foreign policy? We began September with the Obama Administration on the verge of launching Tomahawk missiles at Syria. The missiles were needed, the Administration claimed, to punish the Syrian government for using poison gas […]
Americans have less faith that the Federal government can competently handle problems at home and abroad than ever before, according to the results of a new poll.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been formally rebuked by Arizona Republicans in the State’s 26th Legislative District for helping to green-light several of President Barack Obama’s controversial nominations for key leadership roles at Federal agencies. The District 26 Republicans approved the wholly symbolic resolution on Tuesday by a 24-13 vote, accusing him of capitulating to […]
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made his case for dragging the United States into war, even another World War, during an impassioned floor speech Monday. To paraphrase his speech: Hey, some folks didn’t want to go after Hitler, either. But they were wrong. Besides, we’re the greatest country ever. Here, in part, is what […]
Ahead of President Barack Obama’s planned Oval Office speech on Syria Tuesday, the situation remains fluid— calls for an attack on the nation continue, the White House holds steadfast in its willingness to strike without Congressional approval and Russia has made moves to defuse the situation. Asked if President Obama believes he has the authority […]
Former Representative Ron Paul has been a staunch opponent of government attempts to indoctrinate the Nation’s children with a pro-statist curriculum in public schools. Since retiring from Congress, Paul has taken on a number of new projects including the development of a pro-liberty home-school program (more information here) in which students will be enlightened by […]
Many of our present economic difficulties, while blamed by politicians on freedom and markets, are in fact the long-run effects of government policies emphasizing short-run, visible benefits that mask hidden or delayed costs. In particular, our economic woes reflect government’s reliance on coercion, whose harmful effects expand over time, in contrast to voluntary cooperation, whose beneficial effects expand over time.
The President gave a speech on August 22 in Buffalo outlining his proposal to “reform” the student loan program. He acknowledged that the program has some problems, but assured the audience they are easily fixed. Just take the principles behind Obamacare and apply them to education.