Why is the Governor of California Against Single-Payer Health Care?

California’s state Senate recently passed a single-payer health-care bill, and we’re warming to the idea as an instructive experiment in progressive government. If Democrats believe the lesson of ObamaCare is that the government should have even more control over health Continue reading Why is the Governor of California Against Single-Payer Health Care?

The Korean Peninsula Battleground No Longer Requires The US

Washington has been deeply involved in the Korean Peninsula since the end of World War II. Subsequently, the Cold War gave a zero-sum quality to international relations, with Washington’s loss being the Soviet Union’s gain. Having invested some 37,000 lives Continue reading The Korean Peninsula Battleground No Longer Requires The US

Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Looks Like Obamacare

After House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in early May, the Senate GOP indicated that they would craft their own bill from scratch. But in the month since then, upper chamber Republicans appear to have made little Continue reading Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Looks Like Obamacare

Developing Communications Among Peoples to Resolve: Instead of “Nation Building”

Libertarians seek a United States at peace with the world. The United States relies too heavily on our military might in foreign policy. For more than a decade, our country has been waging active wars in the Middle East. This has Continue reading Developing Communications Among Peoples to Resolve: Instead of “Nation Building”

What Does Winning in Afghanistan Mean? Maybe we Have Already Lost

After almost sixteen years of war in Afghanistan, it is only natural to wonder: how do we know if we are winning? We have been fighting in Afghanistan for almost sixteen years and will likely have some form of military Continue reading What Does Winning in Afghanistan Mean? Maybe we Have Already Lost

Excessive US Military Spending Because of “Fear Itself”: Imaginary Threats

 The $54 billion defense spending boost that the Trump administration wants for next year is strategically misguided and legislatively doomed, though not for the same reason. It is misguided because none of the standard rationales for increasing the Pentagon’s budget—the Continue reading Excessive US Military Spending Because of “Fear Itself”: Imaginary Threats