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Thank You, John Stossel

For more than 25 years John Stossel has brought a needed dose of reality — and a lot of libertarian scholars and activists — to network television.

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President‐​elect Trump

Donald Trump will be our next president, and as with any president, we must remember that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

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Governing in Ignorance

Jimmy Wales and Bill Clinton both understand a key insight from F. A. Hayek: too many laws and regulations are passed by people who don’t know what they’re doing.

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Foreign Wars and Domestic Politics

Political leaders both elected and unelected often find it useful to blame their problems on a scapegoat or to rally the country around perceived foreign threats.

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Using the Income Tax to Map Our Lives

The Treasury Department has used income tax returns to identify same‐​sex married couples by zip code. Should we worry that the government knows so much about us?

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It Couldn’t Happen Here?

Dilma Rousseff became Brazil’s first female president without the warmth and personality of the president who anointed her. And then fiscal mismanagement and corruption brought her down.

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Not My Commander in Chief

The president is the commander in chief only of the armed forces, not of the United States. Presidential candidates should know this.