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Generals Want Women to Register Anything Peaceful
Generals Want Women to Register for the Draft. Instead, Let's Abolish It.

Abolishing draft registration completely would promote both liberty and equality.

Terrorism Makes Headlines, But the World Is Safer than Ever Anything Peaceful
Terrorism Makes Headlines, But We Are Safer than Ever

Ironically, it is the safety and the comfort of ordinary life that makes us feel more vulnerable to increasingly rare threats.

An Oscar for Personal Courage The Freeman
An Oscar for Personal Courage

He wanted the world to know about Cambodia’s killing fields.

What Trump and Sanders Said about Oil Prices 4 Years Ago Anything Peaceful
What Trump and Sanders Said about Oil Prices 4 Years Ago

"Forget what you may have read about the laws of supply and demand."

ISIS Cuts Terrorist Salaries by Half Anything Peaceful
ISIS Cuts Terrorist Salaries by Half

Times are tough in the theocracy, and insurgents are learning about incentives the hard way.

The Islamic State vs. the Laffer Curve Anything Peaceful
The Islamic State vs. the Laffer Curve

Its medieval taxes might be hurting ISIS more than Western bombs. 

Obama's Speech Forgot the Victims of Government Anything Peaceful
Obama's Speech Forgot the Victims of Government

The president should have addressed a sea of empty seats, not just one. 

Auditing the Pentagon Is the First Step to Fiscal Responsibility Anything Peaceful
The Pentagon Buys Twice as Many Parts as It Will Ever Use, at Outrageous Cost

The military doesn't even know what it already bought, but Congress keeps forking over more and more taxpayer money.

The Good that Bombs Can Do The Freeman
The Good that Bombs Can Do

The "Candy Bomber" and thousands of other pilots helped save West Berlin during the Soviet blockade.

Why Americans Don't Invade Canada Anything Peaceful
Why Americans Don't Invade Canada

It's not merely because we don't want to lose customers or suppliers.

Routing the Four Horsemen in 2015 and Beyond Anything Peaceful
Routing the Four Horsemen in 2015 and Beyond

War, famine, pestilence, and death are retreating before human ingenuity. 

How Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us Anything Peaceful
How Politics Brings Out the Worst in Us

People are different, but in politics, we expect to be happy with one answer to every question.

What Money Isn't Allowed to Give: A New Life, in a Free Country Anything Peaceful
What We May Not Give: A New Life, in a Free Country

Americans give $360 billion a year to all kinds of causes — but we aren't allowed to help bring refugees to freedom.

30% of Republicans, 19% of Democrats Support Bombing Aladdin Anything Peaceful
30% of Republicans, 19% of Democrats Support Bombing Aladdin

Democracy literally weaponizes voter ignorance.

Our Enemy, The State Books
Our Enemy, The State

If we look beneath the surface of our public affairs, we can discern one fundamental fact, namely: a great redistribution of power between society and the State.

Waking Up to the Reality of Fascism Anything Peaceful
Waking Up to the Reality of Fascism

We cannot treat the word "fascism" as an empty insult; fascism is the most successful ideology of the last century, and it is alive to this day.

4 Selfish Reasons to Take in Syrian Refugees Anything Peaceful
4 Selfish Reasons to Take in Syrian Refugees

Accepting Syrian refugees poses little risk and has several major upsides for Americans. 

Townies, Gownies, and the Crapshoot of Politics Anything Peaceful
Townies, Gownies, and the Crapshoot of Politics

As long as liberty does not drive our discourse, human flourishing rides on the hope that each side will triumph only when it is correct.

Katniss vs. Power: The Hunger Games Finale Anything Peaceful
Katniss vs. Power: The Hunger Games Finale

It is not just those who rule but also those who seek to rule who constitute a threat to liberty.

Who Are the Syrian Refugees? Anything Peaceful
Who Are the Syrian Refugees?

Over 40 percent of Syrian refugees received by the US are children under the age of 14.

On the Eve of Holocaust, Americans Overwhelmingly Rejected Jewish Refugees Anything Peaceful
On the Eve of the Holocaust, Americans Rejected Jewish Refugees

Keeping the Jews out was what the vast majority of Americans wanted.

Paul Krugman and John McCain on Terror, Courage, and Reason Anything Peaceful
Paul Krugman and John McCain on Terror, Reason, and Courage

Terrorism works not through conquest but through scaring us into panicking, overreacting, and changing out behavior. 

6 Reasons to Welcome Refugees after Paris Anything Peaceful
6 Reasons to Welcome Refugees after Paris

Refugees weaken the Islamic State, and they are less likely to commit terrorism than other immigrants or even Americans. 

When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power The Freeman
When the Power of Love Replaced the Love of Power

Today, when a candidate promises smaller government but ends up moderating his positions while in power, conventional wisdom credits him with having “grown in office.” Gladstone’s philosophy evolved in precisely the opposite direction.

The West, the Holocaust, and the Lost Caribbean Refuge Anything Peaceful
The Holocaust, the West, and the Lost Caribbean Shelter

The Virgin Islands tried to save refugees fleeing war and genocide. The federal government stopped them. 

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