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Torture? Let’s Also Not Forget Assassination

Gina Haspel to be CIA director

The nomination of CIA operative Gina Haspel to be CIA director has, fortunately, given rise to powerful arguments against the U.S. government’s participation in torture, a practice that is common to tyrannical regimes.

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A Public Choice Perspective on Trade

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Let's say you could make a strictly economic case for government interference with people's trading activities, that is, with their ability to cooperate freely with others across the world. (I have no idea what "strictly economic case" even means, but stay with me.) Would we free traders have to give up? No way.

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His own worst enemy

Donald Trump

You don’t need a degree in psychoanalysis to figure out that Donald Trump defines himself by his adversaries. The media. His staff. His family. His Cabinet. The intelligence community. College graduates.

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Winning by Losing - The Trump Way

Don't be fooled by South Korean commendations for President Trump; nothing more than flattery and "window dressing" to appease the U.S. president when presented with agreements that he cannot refuse and is willing to accept.

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Korea Remains None of the U.S. Government’s Business

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While pundits can engage in endless debate over whether President Trump’s sanctions forced North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un to the negotiating table or whether Kim’s threat of firing nuclear weapons at the United States forced Trump to the negotiating table, one thing that the mainstream commentators are ignoring is the discomforting fact that Korea remains none of the U.S. government’s business.

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