Category Archives: Liberty

An Attack on Iran

An Iraq-War redux is now in full play, with leading roles played by some of the same protagonists — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, for example, who says he still thinks attacking Iraq was a good idea. Co-starring is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The New York Times on Tuesday played its accustomed… Read More »

Not Just a Trade War

The Chinese came from nothing; only 40 years ago, they had nothing but a billion impoverished peasants. No money. No technology. No power. Today, they’re on par with the United States. But, if this trend continues – which it will – their economy will be triple the size of the US economy in 20 years.… Read More »

Adios, Manhattan

This is my last week in the Bagel and I’m going to give it the old college try. Two weeks without booze, ciggies, or ladies have made Taki a very dull boy. The next seven days—nights, rather—will decide. The Bagel, of course, is not what it used to be, but then what is? I was… Read More »

William J. Astore on William Westmoreland and the Vietnam War

William Westmoreland (“Westy”) looked like a general should, and that was part of the problem. Tall, handsome, square-jawed, he carried himself rigidly; there was no slouching for Westy. A go-getter, a hard-charger, he did everything necessary to get promoted. He was a product of the Army, a product of a system that began at West… Read More »

Why the Founders Wanted You to Own Military-Style Weapons

Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago this month, the U.S. Congress passed the Militia Acts of 1792. This pair of bills authorized the president to lead the state militias in war and to conscript all able-bodied free men to fight with self-provided arms and munitions. To a modern American living in the midst of an… Read More »

Donald Trump Responds To Justin Amash: ‘Never a Fan…Total Lightweight…Loser’

Yesterday, the most-libertarian member of Congress, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said that he believes President Donald Trump had “engaged in impeachable conduct.” A lawyer by training, Amash tweeted that he’d read the Mueller report carefully and conferred with others before concluding that Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of… Read More »

Rep. Justin Amash Says Trump ‘Has Engaged in Impeachable Conduct’

In a series of tweets this afternoon, Justin Amash accused President Donald Trump of having “engaged in impeachable conduct.” The libertarian-leaning Michigan congressman blamed his fellow Republican legislators for choosing to defend the president rather than the Constitution in the wake of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report. “Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in… Read More »