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  • Beyond Two Evils

    Beyond Two Evils

    Many people dislike both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — for good reason: Both are power-hungry threats to democracy and rule of law. But what can we do? What’s the alternative? Fortunately, one political party wants government to have a | Read More »

  • Clinton Cash

    Clinton Cash

    This week, as Democrats fawn over Hillary Clinton, I’m struck by how both Clintons continue to thrive despite their remarkable record of sleazy dealings. The just released documentary “Clinton Cash,” based on a book by Peter Schweizer, explains how they | Read More »

  • Why Politicians Are Important (And Dangerous)

    Why Politicians Are Important (And Dangerous)

    My Fox News colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I’ve concluded that most | Read More »

  • Police, Blacks, and Crime

    Police, Blacks, and Crime

    Claims about racist cops from groups like Black Lives Matter lead more people to fear and hate the police. That’s bad news for cops. It’s also bad for black people who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods, says Heather Mac Donald, author of | Read More »

  • Cops, Blacks and Crime

    Cops, Blacks and Crime

    Claims about racist cops from groups like Black Lives Matter lead more people to fear and hate the police. That’s bad news for cops. It’s also bad for black people who live in crime-ridden neighborhoods, says Heather Mac Donald, author | Read More »

  • Libertarianism for Beginners

    Libertarianism for Beginners

    It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us off. To me and most of my fellow left-leaning reporters, the | Read More »

  • Convicted and Unemployed

    Convicted and Unemployed

      Just got out of jail? Odds are that within five years, you’ll get caught doing something illegal and go back to jail. This is bad for ex-cons, their victims, their families and America. Some of these people, of course, | Read More »

  • Warning: Labels

    Warning: Labels

    When you use a coffeepot, do you need a warning label to tell you: “Do not hold over people”? Must a bicycle bell be sold with the warning: “Should be installed and serviced by a professional mechanic”? Of course not. | Read More »

  • My Lunch With Hillary

    My Lunch With Hillary

    I had lunch with Hillary Clinton. Really. I was on vacation on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, at a hotel that’s a mixture of villas-for-rent that stand right next to big houses owned by rich Americans. One day, several black | Read More »

  • Not Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton

    Not Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton

    Finally! Voters have another choice. The Libertarian Party nominated two socially tolerant but fiscally conservative former governors, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Weld? Isn’t the former Massachusetts governor just another Republican? He didn’t act like one when he and Johnson | Read More »

  • Taught Not to Try

    Taught Not to Try

    The first step in inventing something shouldn’t be waiting for government approval. What would ever get done? “Regulators like to see new types of law and regulation imposed upon the internet and emerging technologies,” warns Adam Thierer, author of “Permissionless | Read More »

  • Private Is Better

    Private Is Better

    Our next president will almost certainly be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. But I take heart knowing that America’s founders imposed checks and balances, so there will be limits on what bad things the next president can do. Most of | Read More »

  • Nasty Politics

    Nasty Politics

    This presidential election is like no other.

  • Free-Market Medicine

    Free-Market Medicine

    President Obama’s proudest accomplishment is increasing the number of Americans with health insurance. A better idea would be to help people escape government care altogether.

  • Money Down A Hole

    Money Down A Hole

    The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen.

  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    Another Libertarian Moment?

    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year.

  • Freedom to Disagree

    Freedom to Disagree

    “Should a Jewish baker be forced to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding?”

  • The Art of Trump

    The Art of Trump

    Hooray for Donald Trump!

  • Regulating the Future

    Regulating the Future

    We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get “out of control.”

  • Joy and Bad Law

    Joy and Bad Law

    According to, Jennifer Lawrence probably won’t win best actress at the Oscars Sunday.