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Bad Arguments

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On May 13, 2015
In the world of libertarian economists, Bryan Caplan really isn’t the worst, but arguing that the Shah was “strong on civil liberties” is about the dumbest thing one can possibly say about the history of Iran. Strong on civil liberties, weak on economic liberties – it almost seems like American liberals should have liked the […]

Inspiration

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On December 10, 2014

Worth remembering who influenced Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, the CIA, and all the other architects of American torture: The United States knows quite a bit about waterboarding. The U.S. government R

Indefensible. I think it’s worth noting as well that this isn’t the case where there’s a clash between civil liberties and compelling political interests — the number of votes Obama would lose if Manning was treated in a humane, constitutional manner is “none.”   They just think that this immoral treatment is good policy.   More from […]

Sugar Free Cookies?

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On May 29, 2009
Hardened Al Qaeda terrorist succumbs to cookie: Abu Jandal’s guards were so intimidated by him, they wore masks to hide their identities and begged visitors not to refer to them by name in his presence. He had no intention of cooperating with the Americans; at their first meetings, he refused even to look at them […]
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