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U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism
LBJ wanted to be remembered for his Great Society legacy. And he has his wish.
Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy
The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers.
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy
As experience now makes clear, the War Powers Resolution did not fix the problem of presidential usurpation of Congress's war powers.
Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy
International trade hasn’t had a very good time lately. The outlook is bleak indeed, but it’s not the first time, nor will it be the last.
The authors of the Constitution were clear that the power to declare war was limited to Congress. It's important to understand why.
Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy
Economic globalism — which is a wonderful thing — is something quite different from the highly suspect agenda of political globalism.
War and Foreign PolicyWorld History
Liberalism, freedom, and free markets were far less important in Latin American independence movements than in the fledgling United States.
War and Foreign Policy
Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead.
In explaining the flood of funding headed toward weapons contractors, one defense analyst noted that “diplomacy is out; air strikes are in."
The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same.