Court-Packing: Democrats Ignore Painful Lessons

Republican representatives and senators are introducing proposals for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of justices on the Supreme Court to nine. This is in response to statements by several prominent Democratic presidential candidates that they will consider supporting legislation increasing the size of the Court to 15 justices from the current nine. Sens.… Read More »

Border Agents Detained a 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen for 30+ Hours

U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained a 9-year-old U.S. citizen for more than 30 hours this week, then refused to explain why it took so long to verify her identity. Thelma Galaxia and her children, 9-year-old Julia Isabel Amparo Medina and 14-year-old Oscar Amparo Medina, live in Tijuana, Mexico. Julia and Oscar are U.S. citizens,… Read More »

Legal Sports Betting Makes March Madness Better Than Ever

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court and some quick action from state legislatures, sports betting is legal in eight states as this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament begins. That’s a big change and a welcome one. For most of the NCAA tournament’s 80-year history, anyone who wanted to wager on the outcome… Read More »

Central Banks Are Messing With Your Head

Human action and the interest rate People value present goods more highly than future goods. For instance, an apple available today is considered more valuable than the same apple available in, say, one month. This is expressive of time preference — which is an undeniable fact, a category of human action. The sentence “Humans act” is a… Read More »

On the Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion

On the sixteenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, as the US government threatens punitive action against International Criminal Court investigators for attempting to look into US war crimes, former George W Bush administration Press Secretary Ari Fleischer has decided to publish a Twitter thread claiming that Bush did not lie to the world about Iraq. Here is… Read More »

McCain and the POW Cover-Up

Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanberg’s explosive story. * * * John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his… Read More »