U.S. History

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Truman Was Right About the CIA

Big GovernmentBiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man.

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World Power, World Policy, and the United States in 1917

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Like the European powers in the run up to the Great War, the United States was very active in new imperialist adventures.

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Watergate Redux?

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog03/05/2017
But this time the Washington Post does not want the story told.

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Why the Feds Should Legalize Interstate Commerce in Healthcare

HealthU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog02/24/2017
The Feds should allow consumers to purchase health insurance across state lines. This won't fix everything, but it's a start.

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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.

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Abolish the One-Man Presidency

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2017
Alexander Hamilton wanted a strong single executive who could maximize "secrecy" and "dispatch." Unfortunately, he got what he wanted.

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Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Eliminating government regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around.

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A Problem with National Homicide Statistics

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/16/2017
Too much aggregation: It's not just a problem for economic data.

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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.

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Make Every State a Sanctuary State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2017
California says it may refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. But why stop with immigration laws? Many other federal laws should be ignored, too.

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