Category Archives: Liberty

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 »

Giving Federalism the Middle Finger

The impulse to turn everything into a federal case – even something a personal as an obscene finger gesture – flips the middle finger at the political system the founders created. Whether you agree with the behavior or not, the “right” to wave your middle finger at police officers has been declared expression protected by… Read More »

Trump’s McCain Attacks Further Mold the GOP in the President’s Image

Many people are speculating this week about President Donald Trump’s motivation for expelling fresh new buckets of spittle in his long-running feud with John McCain’s ghost. Daughter Meghan McCain says Trump just knows “he will never be a great man.” Vanity Fair‘s Tina Nguyen reckons the president is haunted “by a sense that his enemies… Read More »

‘Shock & Awe’? 16 Years Later, Who Won the Iraq War?

This week marks 16 years since the US attacked an Iraq that had neither attacked nor threatened us. Claims that Iraq had WMDs were lies and the Bush Administration knew they were lies. So 16 years later who is coming out on top after the US attack? Here’s a hint: the most unintended of consequences.… Read More »