Argentina: Cristina Ramps Up Protectionism

Milton Friedman once said that “there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.” For most people in the world, this is a convincing argument. Not, however, for the Peronists who […]

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Al-Qaeda Is Down but Not Out

Turkish authorities arrested 15 suspected al-Qaeda militants this week and foiled a plot to bomb the U.S. embassy in Ankara shortly before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to arrive in Turkey for a diplomatic conference regarding Libya. This should serve as a reminder that al-Qaeda has survived the loss of its founder, Osama […]

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Hi Ho Hari: Plagiarizing Columnist Suspended

Hi Ho Hari: Plagiarizing Columnist Suspended Johann Hari HonestReporting and Independent columnist Johann Hari have something of a history: In 2008, Hari compared Israel to excrement: ““Whenever I try to mouth these words [of reassurance for Israel], a remembered smell fills my nostrils. It is the smell of shit.” In the same opinion piece, he […]

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What Moody’s Really Told Boehner and Obama about the Debt Ceiling

Everyone’s heard that Moody’s has threatened to downgrade our bond rating unless the debt ceiling is raised. We get that—crisis pending, yada, yada, yada. But if you read the announcement closely, there are important new points they added to the mix. First, Moody’s really doesn’t believe–that the President really will let Geithner default on our […]

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Aiding and Abetting the Enemy

This past week, the Obama administration informed Congress that it had approved the sale of 125 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to the new unknown government of Egypt. The question of just who is running the government of Egypt was apparently insignificant to Obama and the decision-makers. This goes to the heart of the problem, as the […]

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