Ever since the assassination of former Chilean official Orlando Letelier in 1976, the official position, promoted by both the mainstream press and the Washington establishment, was that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who the U.S. helped install into power, ordered the hit on Letelier.
Yet, as I pointed out in my 3-part article “The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt,” which was published in the January, February, and March 2017 issues of FFF’s monthly journal, Future of Freedom, Continue Reading
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With last night’s beginning of Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Vietnam War, the war will be brought back to the front burner for national discussion and debate.
There is one thing that is crystal clear and indisputable about the U.S. intervention into Vietnam’s civil war: The intervention was illegal under our form of government. That’s because it was waged in violation of the U.S. Constitution, the document that sets forth the powers of U.S. officials, including those in the Continue Reading
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During the Church Committee hearings in the 1970s, Congress and the American people learned that the CIA, in partnership with the Mafia, conspired to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Ever since then, the U.S. mainstream media has poked fun at the various ways the CIA and the Mafia intended to kill Castro — e.g., via an exploding cigar or an infected scuba suit. In the process, however, the media has failed to ask a deadly serious question: Why weren’t the Continue Reading
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For the past eight years, conservatives made repealing Obamacare their mantra. Conservative commentators made it the primary theme of their op-eds. Conservative politicians made it the theme of their political campaigns. Conservative educational foundations and think tanks made it the subject of their fund-raising campaigns.
The whole thing was always ridiculous.
For one thing, it was all talk. Once Republicans gained control over both houses of Congress and the presidency, conservatives ran for cover. Repealing Obamacare was good for garnering Continue Reading
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The New York Times recently published an interesting article about the price-gouging debate between advocates of the free market and advocates of economic interventionism. Although the author, Andrew Ross Sorkin, states at the end of the article that he leans toward interventionism during emergencies, he does a good job summing up the free-market arguments in favor of price-gouging — e.g., that extreme prices rises in an emergency tell consumers to conserve and tell entrepreneurs to bring in new supplies Continue Reading
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