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Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

  by Thomas L. Knapp For nearly four decades, since the Reagan administration, some among America’s “school choice” movement have advocated for the use of “voucher” systems to give parents more control over their children’s education. Various jurisdictions around the country have implemented the concept, with varying (and much-debated) results. Most opposition to vouchers comes, […]

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

  by Thomas L. Knapp Say what you will about President Donald J. Trump — his politics, his policies, his business dealings, his personal peccadilloes — the man  demonstrated possession of a heart when he commuted the sentence of grandmother Alice Johnson 21 years into her life term for non-violent drug offenses. He’s asked protesting […]

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

  by Thomas L. Knapp As US President Donald Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s critics continue to inveigh against what they consider an illicitly close relationship between the two, a perspective stemming from the “Russiagate” scandal drummed up by supporters of Hillary Clinton to explain her defeat […]

Just When You Thought “Russiagate” Couldn’t Get Any Sillier …

  by Thomas L. Knapp April 20 is cannabis culture’s high holiday, and  the Democratic National Committee celebrated it with fervor this year: Blaze up, get silly, file a bizarre lawsuit accusing the Russian government, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and transparency activist group WikiLeaks of conspiring to steal an election. The suit confirms that […]

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

    By Thomas L. Knapp At tax time in the US, as Gaurav Sangwani  of India’s Financial Express reports, many American cryptocurrency users weren’t interested in discussing that aspect of their lives with the Internal Revenue Service. In an early April TeamBlind survey of 2,600 people who earned money from crypto, 46% said they […]

Shadow Protectionism: The US Government vs. Chinese Phone Make

Shadow Protectionism: The US Government vs. Chinese Phone Make

    by Thomas L. Knapp In February, US intelligence community leaders told the US Senate’s Intelligence Committee that Chinese phone manufacturers Huawei and ZTE represent a national security threat. FBI director Christopher Wray warned of the Chinese government finding ways to “maliciously modify or steal information” and “conduct undetected espionage” through these inexpensive consumer […]

What Difference at This Point Does the Trump Dossier Make? None.

What Difference at This Point Does the Trump Dossier Make? None.

. by Thomas L. Knapp ‘Twixt and ‘tween daily news on Russiagate (the investigation into alleged “Russian meddling” in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump) and Uraniumgate (the investigation into Russian bribes paid to a number of people, quite likely including Hillary Clinton, to smooth US government approvals for buying a good deal […]

Doug Casey on the Recent NFL Protests

Doug Casey on the Recent NFL Protests

By Doug Casey, Casey Research, October 21, 2017 Editor’s note: uber-Libertarian/investing guru, or as he calls himself: “Anarcho-Capitalist”-  Doug Casey’s take on the NFL protests will irritate almost everyone. Justin: Doug, I can’t wait to get your take on the recent NFL protests. But first tell me what you think of the National Anthem. Is it a worthy […]

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “Reform,” But Tax Cuts “Cost” Nothing

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “Reform,” But Tax Cuts “Cost” Nothing

by Thomas L. Knapp . The Trump administration and congressional Republicans released their grandiosely titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” on September 27. The plan looks a lot more like a grab bag designed by lobbyists than like any kind of carefully considered plan for “tax reform.”   It’s full of smoke […]

The Buzzards Drool Again

The Buzzards Drool Again

By L. Neil Smith Attribute to _L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise_ The all-too-public reaction on the part of liberal Democrats and  their vile collaborators in the “news” media, following the election and  inauguration of Donald J. Trump, proves beyond any possible doubt that,  for decades, this country has been in the hands of infantile, […]

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