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Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute December 6, 2016   Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On   “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—John Lennon […]

Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

By Gary Galles Mises Institute November 28, 2016   The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress   Who creates federal laws? Civics books say it is Congress, but the real answer today may be the executive branch. Earlier this year, James Gattuso and Diane Katz reported that just the 229 major regulations issued since 2009 added […]


The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 14, 2016   The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen   Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive […]

Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams May 10, 2016   ‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’ Journalists from across the political spectrum raise concerns after former employees reveal manipulation of ‘trending’ bar     Revelations that Facebook may have regularly “blacklisted” conservative stories from the platform’s “trending” news section was met […]

'Blacklisting' of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook 'Rules the News'

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work

By David Kreutzer The Daily Signal March 30, 2016   Taxpayers Are Footing Bill for Solar Project That Doesn’t Work     As every 10-year-old who ever got a sweater for a birthday present has been told, “it’s the thought that counts.” That seems to be the guiding principle at the Department of Energy and […]


Fascism, American Style

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute March 24, 2016   Fascism, American Style   “If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.” ― Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the […]

Power to the People: John Lennon’s Legacy Lives On

How Government Buys Your Support

By James Bovard Mises.org February 20, 2016   How Government Buys Your Support   [This article appears in the January-February 2016 issue of The Austrian.] In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially […]

How Government Buys Your Support

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Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]


Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 28, 2016   Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?     “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer […]

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When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education November 17, 2015   When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power Real Heroes: William Ewart Gladstone       Westminster Abbey, nearly a thousand years old, is my favorite stop in London, which I’ve visited so many times now that I’ve lost count. Each time […]


Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline

By Michael S. Rozeff LewRockwell.com October 22, 2015   Thoughts on the American Empire and Its Decline   The American Empire is deteriorating. It’s been going downhill for decades. The descent is likely to continue, alleviated irregularly by policies that retard the decline or even reverse it for a time. The general pattern set by […]

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Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America

By William L. Anderson LewRockwell.com August 27, 2015   Capture Theory: Republicans, Democrats, and the Triumph of Totalitarianism in America     Scott S. Powell, a fellow of the Discovery Institute, has written an excellent essay on how the radicals of the hard left have captured the Democratic Party. As one whose working colleagues mostly […]


The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train

By James Bovard Mises.org June 11, 2015   The Washington Intellectual Gravy Train   Intellectuals have long been glorified as champions of truth and defenders of society’s highest values. But in Washington, they serve as Leviathan‘s Praetorian Guard. Intellectuals are thriving in DC thanks in large part to the ruinous policy advice they proffer. The […]

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