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Barack Obama: Stealth Libertarian? As unlikely as it sounds, anti-interventionists may miss the 44th president when he's gone. Editorial Jul 16, 2014 1323
Sovereignty is such a lonely word: two decades of promiscuous intervention softened the ground for Putin's expansionism. Jun 27, 2014 1314
When the left turned against free speech: the long, ugly journey from the Free Speech Movement to professors assaulting protesters. Editorial Jun 1, 2014 1202
Progressive puritans: from e-cigarettes to sex classifieds, the once-transgressive left tries to criminalize fun. Editorial Apr 12, 2014 1303
Mourning in America: so much for Obama's dreams of being a Democratic Ronald Reagan. Mar 14, 2014 1324
Should vaccines be mandatory? A libertarian debate on immunization and government. Cover story Mar 14, 2014 4486
The prohibitionist curse. Mar 1, 2014 1281
The orphaned rug. Brief article Mar 1, 2014 215
The third lesson of Nelson Mandela: with great foreign intervention comes flawed moral reasoning. Editorial Feb 1, 2014 1325
The death of Obama's 'noble lie': the disastrous ObamaCare rollout unmasks liberalism's paternalistic dishonesty. Column Jan 1, 2014 1288
The intolerant state: sometimes, government is the things centralizers choose for us. Editorial Dec 1, 2013 1306
The corruptions of being the world's policeman: Obama's Syria blunder demonstrates the folly of playing international sheriff. Nov 1, 2013 1320
Change stupid immigration laws. Interview Nov 1, 2013 608
Be paranoid: we're only beginning to learn what the executive branch can do to us. Editorial Oct 1, 2013 1326
Executive branch 'dictatorship': Dirty Wars author Jeremy Scahill on rendition, torture, drones, and how American power operates beyond the law. Interview Oct 1, 2013 4744
From communist Romania to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Judge Alex Kozinski talks about free speech, cell phones, and how bubble gum made him a capitalist. Interview Aug 1, 2013 5407
Making the world a better place since 1968: how reason and freedom have changed since our humble founding in a turbulent year. Editorial Jul 20, 2013 1309
When Jackie Robinson fought back: a new movie elevates the trailblazing ballplayer's nonviolence over his furious competitive spirit. Movie review Jul 1, 2013 2150
Obama's last gasp at a legacy: as his potency dwindles, the president should ease up on pot prohibition. Jun 16, 2013 1320
How Thatcher defeated Mitterrand: lessons from the late prime minister's decisive victory in the war of economic ideas. Editorial May 26, 2013 1304
When the madness began to lift: Rand Paul's historic filibuster may have changed American politics. May 1, 2013 1324
The death of contrarianism: the New Republic returns to its Progressive roots as a cheerleader for state power. May 1, 2013 2810
Toward a libertarian foreign policy: Rand Paul moves the ball on a long- overdue project. Mar 17, 2013 1300
spending denialists and the fiscal illusion: the late economist James Buchanan predicted our current budgetary impasse. Is there a way out? Feb 6, 2013 1324
The 'truth' hurts: how the fact-checking press gives the president a pass. Cover story Feb 1, 2013 2033
Drug war, class war. Brief article Jan 1, 2013 151
Dejection 2012: America ratifies an untenable status quo. Dec 6, 2012 1252
America's free speech retreat: the Obama administration's shoddy response to the consulate attack in Libya. Nov 16, 2012 1352
Four more years of war: no matter who wins in November, America will remain overstretched overseas. Oct 4, 2012 1298
Rand to the rescue. Interview Oct 4, 2012 611
The insatiable taxman: new laws push expatriate Americans to keep their money in their mattresses. Column Sep 13, 2012 1276
The banality of communism. Brief article Sep 13, 2012 147
Greenwashing the games? Brief article Sep 13, 2012 201
Unthinkable, predictable disasters: the disintegration of the euro, like America's entitlement bomb, is both unfathomable and inevitable. Editorial Jul 6, 2012 1210
Wrecking ball. Book review Jul 1, 2012 156
Stupid Season: American politics is getting dumber even as fiscal catastrophe looms larger. Jun 8, 2012 1266
Losing arguments: are free market ideas beating a retreat? Editorial Jun 1, 2012 1294
Why big government is offensive: the faster the state expands, the more likely it is to violate your values. Column Apr 11, 2012 1253
Economic freedom: China up, U.S. down. Interview Apr 6, 2012 627
The symbolic presidency: Obama says he can get you a job. So why can't he produce a federal budget? Apr 1, 2012 1283
Catching up with independents: the voters who keep fleeing the two major parties are giving libertarianism a try. Feb 18, 2012 1302
Contract cities in California. Interview Feb 15, 2012 588
Goodnight moonshot: turning the lights out on a government-aggrandizing metaphor. Column Jan 20, 2012 1342
Manufacturing consensus: building a bipartisan truth one questionable 'fact' at a time. Column Dec 22, 2011 1344
Bailouts for me, but not for thee: Occupy Wall Street demonstrators advocate policies that helped create the mess they're protesting. Nov 25, 2011 1312
The simpletons: David Brooks, Thomas L. Friedman, and the banal authoritarianism of do-something punditry. Book review Nov 22, 2011 4456
Creation myth: governments are worse than no good at "creating jobs.". Brief article Oct 6, 2011 1298
What the left can learn from the tea party: independence, not loyalty, is the way to push Democratic politicians on drug policy, civil liberties, and war. Viewpoint essay Sep 9, 2011 1232
The day everything continued to change: an overlooked lesson of 9/11: America's strength is based on dynamism. Editorial Jul 6, 2011 1257
The ends didn't justify the means: our complicity in the devastating war on crime. Jul 1, 2011 1286
The governor who cut government: Puerto Rico's Luis Fortuno on the economic benefits of slashing the state. Interview Jun 1, 2011 3342
The most interesting man in the Senate: Rand Paul reshapes the national debate. Book review Jun 1, 2011 3008
The Arab spring: the Middle East's breathtaking liberalization really isn't about us. May 1, 2011 1315
Against 'Incitement': political speech doesn't kill people, people kill people. Mar 24, 2011 1249
The c-word: an obsession with corporations is driving the left crazy. Feb 24, 2011 1233
The view from the sidelines: the pros and cons of political self-marginalization. Jan 14, 2011 1212
The permanent nongoverning minority: the 2010 elections showed that unpredictable grassroots politics are here to stay. Dec 8, 2010 1289
The great libertarian conspiracy: democrats campaign against people they don't understand. Nov 24, 2010 1282
Scary monsters: the growth of government threatens freedom much more than mosque-building Muslims do. Oct 13, 2010 1238
Reclaiming rights: the never-ending struggle to go about your business without fear of government sanction. Case study Sep 11, 2010 1281
The death of neoliberalism: pro-market Democrats disappeared just when we needed them most. Viewpoint essay Jul 23, 2010 1280
The 'costs' of free speech: consequentialism and the First Amendment don't mix. Jun 11, 2010 1275
We are out of money: American governance won't begin to inch forward until the political class faces basic facts. May 15, 2010 1259
The democratic way of prohibition: how the party of pot smokers ended up standing in the way of pharmacological freedom. Apr 8, 2010 1304
Bailing out big brother: media criticism goes from rebelling against media oligarchs to handing them a lifeline. Book review Apr 1, 2010 2470
Obama and the L-word: the president's habit of telling untruths. Mar 6, 2010 1251
Back to the drawing board: democratic fantasies face the bracing slap of reality. Editorial Feb 18, 2010 1303
Inside Obama's Hologram: the president's own allies provide unwitting insight into a master salesman. Book review Feb 17, 2010 2274
More than zero: why won't people who love to make zero-sum arguments about the economy apply their own lessons to government spending? Essay Jan 26, 2010 1330
Why I prefer French health care: the U.S. system's deep flaws make socialism more tempting. Viewpoint essay Jan 1, 2010 1285
Are tea parties racist? Sifting through the anti-Obama-hysteria hysteria. Viewpoint essay Dec 1, 2009 1308
Creating your own economy. Interview Dec 1, 2009 611
The unknown war: the defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history. So why don't we talk about it more? Cover story Nov 1, 2009 1315
'The last gasp of the dinosaurs': publisher and flat-tax Republican Steve Forbes on 1930s-style economic policies, the news industry, and the future of the GOP. Interview Nov 1, 2009 3226
Commie art. Book review Nov 1, 2009 156
The politics of memory: what's too painful to remember we simply choose to repeat. Oct 1, 2009 1262
California screaming: the Golden State's political class comes unglued in the face of a citizens' revolt. Aug 1, 2009 1270
Why Long Beach isn't Detroit: how Southern California survived the collapse of aircraft manufacturing without a bailout. Jul 1, 2009 1305
Obama loses his "cool"; with his glib dismissal of pot legalization, the president looks less like the man, and more like The Man. Jun 1, 2009 1296
Hiking in Hoboken: revolting property taxes. Jun 1, 2009 371
Obama's double-talk: while the president talks sobriety, his policies take America on an economic bender. May 1, 2009 1298
The liberaltarian Jackalope: the liberal-libertarian rapprochement is probably dead on arrival. Apr 1, 2009 1328
Subprime nation: Uncle Sam's mortgage. Brief article Apr 1, 2009 190
Your money or your democracy: it's the most privileged industries that demand protection. Mar 1, 2009 1306
Who's harassed now? Sexual politics in California. Mar 1, 2009 332
Schwarzenegger's failure: if the California governor is the face of "moderate" Republicanism, the party is even more doomed than the 2008 elections suggest. Feb 1, 2009 1300
Obama's numbers: the president-elect has promised to make his math add up. Therein lies a glimmer of possibility. Jan 1, 2009 1311
Back to the barricades: free markets are under attack again. Dec 1, 2008 1282
Scared straight: notes from our nation's awful political spectacles. Nov 1, 2008 1277
The dangerous failure of McCain-Feingold. Interview Nov 1, 2008 659
Illegal editor: immigration restrictions hurt legal residents. Oct 1, 2008 1297
The uses of hyperbole: exaggerated doomsday forecasts are false, regrettable, inevitable, and possibly necessary. Aug 1, 2008 1274
The golden collapse: believe it or not, there once was a market crash where participants paid the consequences. Jul 1, 2008 1296
City of rats: "thinking big" at the municipal level means abandoning the basics. Jun 1, 2008 1336
When coalitions dissolve: as the GOP breaks apart, some blame the vanishing breed of free market Republicans. May 1, 2008 1265
Can you hear the people sing? Interview May 1, 2008 660
Ron Paul's mistake: why a message of freedom works better than whipping up white resentment. Apr 1, 2008 1341
Burn the rich: is it "apartheid" to pay for extra fire protection? Brief article Jan 1, 2008 652
McCain: no surrender! For John McCain, critical inquiry stops at the water's edge. Dec 1, 2007 1091
Be afraid of President McCain: the frightening mind of an authoritarian maverick. Cover story Apr 1, 2007 4474

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