Must officials keep religion out of their social media feeds?

Must officials keep religion out of their social media feeds?

The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims that it’s unconstitutional for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to tweet Bible verses, as he often does [complaint letter] The question of when officials’ social media feeds should be deemed governmental in nature as distinct from personal sidelines, and what exactly that should mean in practice, has been much in […]

How government buys your support

How government buys your support

By James Bovard / Mises Daily [This article appears in the January-February 2016 issue of The Austrian.] In Iraq and Afghanistan, US military officers routinely handed bundles of cash to local residents to buy influence and undermine resistance to the American occupation. Such payments came in especially handy after US troops inadvertently killed innocent civilians […]

Phil Richardson: In the beginning, there were politicians: 1774

Phil Richardson: In the beginning, there were politicians: 1774

By Phil Richardson The founders of the United States of America were male aristocrats, most of whom, such as Thomas Jefferson, were termed at the time “enlightened country gentlemen.” Then, as now, “money talked,” as well as “men ruled the roost.” Women did not win the right to vote until the 19th amendment to the […]