SWAT’s Military Tactics Put Cops at Risk
The overuse of SWAT is based on a false dilemma between keeping cops safe and turning them into an army.
Ayn Rand, the Movies, and the Idea of America
A little-known work by Ayn Rand is seeing new light. Laurie Rice reflects on Rand's "Textbook of Americanism," its philosophical contrasts, and the history that informed it for the Russian radical.
Hayek: The Knowledge Problem
The revelation hit me like a truck: This is an order that no one can possibly comprehend in either its totality or its parts, and, as such, an order that no one can possibly control.
#24 -"Americans Squander Their Incomes on Themselves While Public Needs Are Neglected"
Freedom means spending your own money the way you choose, even if you sometimes choose foolishly.
Samuel Pepys and I Got Stoned
A 17th-century sufferer of "bladder stones" reminds us how far we've come in medical innovations that ease our pain and make us better.
The Liberty to Leave
Slavery has tainted the idea of secession, just as it erroneously defines the Civil War for too many people.
Peaceful secession is possible. It's time to remove the stigma and start thinking about a less united United States.