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Government Shutdown, Public Awakening?

By: Matt McBride In 2013, a plethora of events have provoked public outcry: for example, the attempt to exploit the Sandy Hook shootings to justify new gun control; the NSA’s PRISM program and the right to privacy; and the Syrian Civil [...]

Time, Difficulty, Cost Expose the Realities of Russia’s Plan

By: Matt McBride The Syrian government’s acceptance of Russia’s proposal to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control fosters jubilant smiles and peaceful thoughts for many of the parties involved. Russia gets a chance [...]

Sequestration, Costs of War, & Syria

By: Michael Clayton With U.S. military intervention in Syria looming, some are worried that sequester cuts to the defense budget will impair the ability of the military to efficiently complete the job, giving the White House an upper hand in [...]

Amash, King Represent GOP’s Competing Views on Congressional Approval

By: Matt McBride American children, if they have teachers who teach the real Constitution and not government propaganda, grow up learning that congressional approval is necessary for the United States to declare war and to appropriate funds to [...]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By: Wesley Long Advocates of rational foreign policy celebrated legislative victories earlier this week with the passage, in the House of Representatives, of amendments limiting potential U.S. military involvement in Syria and Egypt.  As [...]

The Federal Reserve: Massive Government’s Best Friend

By Michael Clayton We are slowly learning that this shutdown is anything but a catastrophe, but many Americans are still asking themselves, “How did we get in this position?” They are learning this week that the shutdown of a part of [...]

Syria Distraction

By: Michael Clayton Everywhere you look in the media, the debate of a possible strike on Syria dominates the headlines. What happened to the other major issues that Congress was supposed to be concerned with this session? Federal Budget [...]

Rare Glimpse into the National Intelligence Program’s ‘Black Budget’

By: Matt McBride Earlier today, The Washington Post released an article detailing the $52.5 billion “black budget” for fiscal year 2013, reopening the Pandora’s Box that is the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). While the U.S. government [...]

A Foreign Policy of Power

By Luke Marrazzo America was a country of strong national defense when we pursued the Jeffersonian policy of “peaceful relations with all, entangling alliances with none.”  Today’s policy of hyper-intervention, by contrast, fosters [...]

NDAA Indefinite Detention Upheld by Appeals Court

By: Wesley Long On Wednesday of last week, in a case before the United States Court of Appeals, the controversial section 1021 of the NDAA bill for FY2012 was upheld.  In their ruling, the court stated that the U.S. citizens suing the [...]