February 6, 2023 5:30 am
The Real-Life Spy Who Inspired Ian Fleming’s James Bond—and Ran Assassination Teams in the US During World War II
Like James Bond, British spy William Stephenson (aka Intrepid) had a "license to kill" and a taste for potent martinis. But his life also raises important questions about the methods of government spy agencies, including the CIA.
February 5, 2023 6:00 am
Dorothy Thompson: Precursor to Lane, Paterson and Rand?
Thompson’s blistering attacks on political and economic authoritarianism abroad mirrored what she often said about similar developments here in America.
February 4, 2023 8:00 am
An Illustration of Why Section 230 Should Be Preserved, Not Scrapped
Removing Section 230 would stifle engagement and interaction in the online realm.
February 4, 2023 6:00 am
Today’s Anti-Capitalists Want to Regulate What You Can Eat, How Often You Drive, and the Size of Your Home
It may sound cruel to say so, but such thinking closely mirrors that of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
February 3, 2023 9:00 am
New Hampshire Bakery Ordered to Remove Mural Because It Depicts Pastries
When even the smallest details regarding a property fall under the purview of government, the inevitable result is a society of busybodies.
February 3, 2023 5:30 am
More School Districts Ban ChatGPT. Here’s Why That’s A Bad Idea
A main concern about ChatGPT is that students will use it to cheat. But the root question is: Why do students cheat?
February 2, 2023 6:00 pm
Canadian Farmer Forced to Dump 30,000 Liters of Milk—as Dairy Prices Surge
Canadian dairy farmer Jerry Huigen explains why he’s heartbroken to dump 30,000 liters of milk amid surging dairy prices.
February 2, 2023 5:30 am
Why There Are No ‘Fair’ Solutions Out of the Federal Government’s Spending Quagmire
Government overpromises leave us only with difficult choices.
February 1, 2023 7:00 am
A Warning to Americans From Across the Pond: Don’t Take Your Free Speech Rights for Granted
Freedom of speech is functionally extinct in Britain. Americans should learn the lessons from our experience.
February 1, 2023 5:30 am
3 Rules of Rational Parenting Derived from Good Economics
How game theory can help you be a better parent
January 31, 2023 5:30 am
A Brief History of California’s Eugenics Program (1909-2013)
After decades of forced sterilizations followed by feeble apologies, California is shifting to the endgame of its century-long sterilization program: taxing innocent citizens to pay off its victims.
January 30, 2023 5:30 am
The Film That Turned Dietrich Bonhoeffer Away From Nationalism—and Toward Pacifism
The realism of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ destroyed illusions about nationalism and the glories of war.
January 29, 2023 6:00 am
Meet the First American Journalist to Interview Hitler—and the First Expelled From Nazi Germany
Dorothy Thompson deserves to be far better remembered than she presently is.
January 28, 2023 8:00 am
Why Do Wages Rise? Not Because of Minimum Wage Laws, New Data Show
It is a common myth that it is minimum wage hikes, not the shifting landscape of supply and demand, that lead wages to rise.