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John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 12, 2017   John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means     Not much has changed in the 37 years since John Lennon was gunned down by an assassin’s bullet. All of the many complaints we have about government today—surveillance, corruption, harassment, political […]

John Lennon Was Right: The Government Is Run by Maniacs for Maniacal Means

Two Portraits from the American Civil War

Two Portraits from the American Civil War

By Chris Calton Mises Institute December 12, 2017   Two Portraits from the American Civil War   Here are the portraits of famous figures from the Civil War: The first is a Democrat. Politically, he was the polar opposite of Abraham Lincoln and the new Republican Party. He was ardently pro-slavery. He supported the Lecompton Constitution that […]


The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute December 8, 2017   The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense   Before the US Constitution of 1787 was ratified, its proponents have claimed a centralized and powerful American state was necessary for the purposes of military defense. But, as the Anti-Federalists of the time pointed out, the older constitution (known […]

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

Madison's Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

Madison’s Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute November 5, 2017   Madison’s Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant   The claim that the United States political system is “a republic, not a democracy” is often heard in libertarian and conservative circles, and is typically invoked whenever the term “democracy” is used in any favorable context. This claim […]


Two Key Findings that Show Us CIA Redacted Potential Smoking Gun from JFK Files 1

By Rachel Blevins Free Thought Project October 31, 2017   Two Key Findings that Show Us CIA Redacted Potential Smoking Gun from JFK Files The latest release of the government’s records on the assassination of President Kennedy give clues as to what may have been withheld from the public.     The U.S. government’s last-minute announcement […]

Two Key Findings that Show Us CIA Redacted Potential Smoking Gun from JFK Files

The Kennedy Assassination

The Kennedy Assassination

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 30, 2017   The Kennedy Assassination     Dear Readers, some of you are pushing me to continue with the Las Vegas shooting story while others are asking to know what to make of the release of files pertaining to President Kennedy’s assassination. I appreciate that you […]


Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute October 13, 2017   Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters   Editor’s Note: Murray Rothbard’s new masterwork, The Progressive Era, is now available for purchase. Judge Napolitano’s preface below speaks to why the Progressive Era is so key to our understanding of modern America. This is the first of many selections from […]

Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

Goodbye, Robert E. Lee

Goodbye, Robert E. Lee

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 13, 2017   Goodbye, Robert E. Lee     On Monday, I visited an impressive statue in a Dallas, Texas city park. The statue depicts Robert E. Lee and a fellow soldier riding their horses next to each other. Wednesday of last week, the Dallas city council voted to […]


United States Immigration History

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito August 18, 2017   United States Immigration History     We are told… Except for Native Americans, we are all immigrants or children of immigrants. True enough – true as well for the “Native Americans.” By the way, open borders didn’t work out so well for this group. The entire […]

United States Immigration History

The Latest 18th Century Fake News

The Latest 18th Century Fake News

By Brion McClanahan LewRockwell.com April 26, 2017   The Latest 18th Century Fake News     The “fake news” pejorative has become commonplace in modern public discourse, so much so that social media outlets have taken it upon themselves to “police” so-called “fake news” stories and warn people about their dangers. This was largely due […]


When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime

By Chris Calton Mises Institute March 16, 2017   When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime   Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of the Trump administration has been the way that the CIA and the American intelligence establishment has come under public scrutiny in a way not seen for decades. Due […]

When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime

Truman Was Right About the CIA

Truman Was Right About the CIA

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute March 10, 2017   Truman Was Right About the CIA   Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn’t leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually went home, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn’t own. It was the […]


Great Expectations

By Anne Williamson LewRockwell.com February 23, 2017   Great Expectations     We all have great expectations, especially when we are young. Later in life, sunny skies often turn dark and by necessity we trim our sails. So it is both refreshing and quite remarkable to encounter a 70-year old man whose life trajectory set […]

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Is Christianity in Decline?

Is Christianity in Decline?

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics February 5, 2017   Is Christianity in Decline?     Pope Francis is rather concerned about what he calls a “hemorrhage” of priests and nuns from the Catholic church. Indeed, the loss of clergy is weakening the church over the past decades. The Pope commented on how nuns and priests have […]


The Birth Of The American Empire

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 28, 2017   The Birth Of The American Empire   How did the US empire begin? In his important new book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, Stephen Kinzer tells the story of the nationwide debate in 1898 over whether the US should […]

The Birth Of The American Empire