By David J. Theroux | Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM PST | 1 Comment
“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” —Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 On March 19, 2011, the exact anniversary day of the beginning of the war in Iraq, Barack...
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By Anthony Gregory | at 4:02 PM PST | 7 Comments
In the next years, if you find someone online defending the warfare state, it just might be a government propagandist. The web persona might be a complete fake, even the product of a computer program concocted by the US military “to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda,” reports the Guardian. It has become...
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By Carl Close | at 9:49 AM PST | 0 Comments
[Cross-posted in the March 22 issue of The Lighthouse, the Independent Institute’s weekly email newsletter. Sign up for your free subscription here.] We are delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2011 issue of the Independent Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, The Independent Review, edited by Senior Fellow Robert Higgs. This issue’s articles and book...
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