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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends an emergency Parliament session for the government’s proposed referendum in Athens on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Germany's vice chancellor says that a Greek referendum on the bailout talks could in principle make sense, but notes that it should be clear to voters what they will be deciding on.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)5

Open Letter to Alexis Tsipras

Greece has no future, so long as it clings to the euro. The dollar won’t servce you much better. A drachma will only harm the Greek people. That leaves one other option.

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A Historic Catastrophe: Obama vs Israel

Americans today who say that the only alternative to the Obama administration’s pretense of controlling Iran’s continued movement toward nuclear bombs is war ignore the fact that Israel bombed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities, and Iraq did not declare war. To do so would have risked annihilation.

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“Inclusive Capitalism” is Non-Capitalism

Instead of joining the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, companies and investors would do much better by advocating true, laissez-faire capitalism: individual rights and private ownership—with the consequence of more wealth creation, less pollution, and more overall well-being and flourishing for all.

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Dependence Day

Independence Day is our most endangered holiday. We should celebrate it while we still can. The entire concept of independence — of autonomous citizens making their own choices in the pursuit of their own happiness — is under attack. The American war for independence was not over in the 18th Century but wages on today. […]

Put the Independence Back Into Independence Day

America’s cities and towns will soon fill with parades, fireworks, and barbecues in celebration of the Fourth of July, the 238th birthday of America. But one hopes that the speeches will contain fewer bromides and more attention to exactly what is being celebrated. The Fourth of July is Independence Day, but America’s leaders and intellectuals […]

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Socialist “Justice”

Only socialism could take an oil-rich nation and turn it into one where people wait in line for hours for survival rations.

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