Last week, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the U.S. bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” He called for the government to identify people most likely to be radicalized so we can “cut this off at the beginning.” That sounds like “pre-crime.”
The Greek crisis provides a look into what awaits the United States unless we stop overspending on warfare and welfare and restore a sound monetary system.
We shouldn’t be too optimistic about truly establishing normal relations with Cuba until we understand how relations became so abnormal in the first place.
By ruling for the government in the case of King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court once again tied itself into rhetorical and logical knots to defend Obamacare.
The U.S. government is desperately trying to cling to the notion of a unipolar world, with the United States at its center dictating foreign affairs and monetary policy while its client states dutifully carry out instructions.
An increasing number of conservatives are realizing that the death penalty is inconsistent with both fiscal and social conservatism. These conservatives are joining with libertarians and liberals in a growing anti-death penalty coalition.
George Soros will use his influence in the U.S. government to put the American people on the hook for a bankrupt Ukraine — forcing us to pay for weapons, more military training and Ukraine’s crippling debt.
Taking money from working Americans, small businesses and entrepreneurs to subsidize the exports of large corporations is the most indefensible form of redistribution. Yet many who criticize welfare for the poor on moral and constitutional grounds do not raise any objections to welfare for the rich.
Last week, I found myself in rare agreement with Janet Yellen when she admitted that her economic predictions are likely to be wrong. Sadly, Yellen did not follow up her admission by handing in her resignation and joining efforts to end the Fed.
On Friday, the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee U.S. involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come.
Last week, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the NSA’s metadata collection program was not authorized in U.S. law. The Patriot Act, under which the program began, was too vague, the court found.
Apologists for the National Security Agency point to the arrest of David Coleman Headley as an example of how warrantless mass surveillance is necessary to catch terrorists. Headley played a major role in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack that killed 166 people.
Most politicians who talk about helping the middle class support policies that, by expanding the welfare-warfare state, are harmful to middle-class Americans.
A wise consistency of non-interventionism in all foreign affairs would be the correct course for this and future U.S. administrations. Let us hope they will eventually follow Obama’s observation that “it’s time to try something new.”
Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks they pay to produce pro-war propaganda.
Freeing the people from the IRS’s tyranny is one of the best reasons to end the welfare-warfare state and return the federal government to its constitutional limitations.
A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between $17 billion and $40 billion to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multibillion-dollar loan. Yet that is just what the IMF did last month when it extended a new loan to the government of Ukraine.
If the U.S. intervention in Iraq created the “unintended consequences” of ISIS and al-Qaida, how is it that more U.S. intervention can solve the problem? A war based on lies cannot be fixed by launching another war.
As Iran continues to take an active role in helping Iraq fight ISIS, many U.S. neocons are upset. But what is wrong with the countries of the region getting together and deciding to cooperate on a common problem?
In recent weeks, the Federal Reserve and its apologists have launched numerous attacks on the Audit the Fed legislation. These attacks amount to nothing more than distortions about the effects and intent of the audit bill.
Despite the heated rhetoric from both sides, no one seriously believes that Congress will allow Homeland Security funding to lapse.
It was one year ago last weekend that a violent coup overthrew the legally elected government of Ukraine. Looking back at the events that led to the overthrow, it is clear that without foreign intervention Ukraine would not be in its current, seemingly hopeless, situation.
It’s my opinion that giving additional authority to wage war in the Middle East is a serious mistake. Instead, the authority granted in 2001 and 2002 should be repealed. A simple and correct solution would be for our elected officials to follow the rules regarding war laid out in the Constitution.