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  1. AmeriCorps: Salvation Via Hand-Holding
    Bill Clinton's favorite government program offers nice work to any future low-rent Demo...
    The American Spectator, July 2000, pp. 50-55
  2. Assassin Nation
    President Obama adds citizens to his hit list
    The American Conservative, January 1, 2011, pp. 21-22
  3. Attention Deficit Democracy (2006)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  4. Features
    Bogus Freedom
    The Freeman, May 1999, pp. 14-17
  5. Breaking Bush's Resistance
    The American Conservative, July 30, 2007, pp. 25-27
  6. The Bush Betrayal (2004)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  7. Bush Protection
    Why the president's recent tilt against free trade on his trip to Japan isn't exactly a...
    The New Republic, January 20, 1992, p. 9
  8. Busy Doing Nothing
    Government Job Creation
    Policy Review, Spring 1983, pp. 87-104
  9. Cheney of Command
    Claiming the right to declassify on his whim, the vice president becomes a law unto him...
    The American Conservative, March 27, 2006, pp. 17-18
  10. Chipping Away
    Implantable microchips are the next frontier in the surveillance state
    The American Conservative, November 22, 2004, p. 18
  11. The Cuomo Doctrine Lives
    Vacant houses, bad loans: Bush's urban policy threatens the working poor
    The American Spectator, May 2001, pp. 19-20
  12. Defining Democracy Down
    The American Conservative, April 24, 2006, pp. 18-19
  13. "Deliberative Democracy" Dementia
    The Freeman, May 2007, pp. 26-31
  14. Democracy Versus Liberty
    The Freeman, July 2006, pp. 19-24
  15. Dictatorship of Lawyers
    The Freeman, April 2001, pp. 30-32
  16. Features
    "Dominate, Intimidate, Control"
    The sorry record of the Transportation Security Administration
    Reason, February 2004, pp. 24-31
  17. [+]
    Economics on Trial (Review)
    The Great Betrayal, by Patrick J. Buchanan
    1. The Great Betrayal by Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Freeman, January 1999, p. 56
  18. Eminentoes
    Andy At It Again
    The American Spectator, April 2000, pp. 52-53
  19. An End to Federal Plundering?
    When the Feds arrest your property, innocence is no defense
    The American Spectator, April 2001, pp. 12-13
  20. The Error of Big Government
    Conservatives applauded when Bill Clinton said that the day of big government was done....
    The American Spectator, February 1997, pp. 36-43
  21. The Fair Trade Fraud (1991)
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  22. Features
    Farm Credit Fraud
    The Freeman, January 2001, pp. 17-20
  23. The Farm Fiasco (1989)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  24. Farm Policy Follies
    The Public Interest, Spring 1989, pp. 75-87
  25. Fast Times at the Arts Endowment
    Still Speeding under the Reagan Administration
    Policy Review, Summer 1984, pp. 89-91
  26. Economics Review
    The Fat of the Land
    What Is the Farm Crisis?
    Policy Review, Spring 1985, p. 53
  27. Federal Job Training: Road to Nowhere
    Federal programs to alleviate teen unemployment are all too often a dead-end.
    The Freeman, November 1987, pp. 426-427
  28. A Federal License to Main
    National Review, March 21, 1994, pp. 53-55
  29. Feeding Everybody
    Policy Review, Fall 1983, pp. 42-52
  30. Feeling Your Pain (2000)
    The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  31. Fema Money! Come & Get It!
    Reinventing disaster, Mr. Bill Clinton has turned the decrepit FEMA agency into another...
    The American Spectator, September 1996, pp. 24-31
  32. "Free-Speech Zone"
    The American Conservative, December 15, 2003, pp. 12-14
  33. Freedom in Chains (1999)
    The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. [+]
    Global Undemocratic Revolution (Review)
    Freedom for Sale, by John Kampfner
    1. Freedom for Sale by John Kampfner
    The American Conservative, July 2010, pp. 47-48
  35. Good Enough for Government Work?
    Growing in numbers and political influence, public employees' unions look out for their...
    The American Spectator, September 1998, pp. 34-39
  36. Government as Slave Owner
    The Freeman, February 2000, pp. 20-22
  37. The Great Gold Robbery
    The Freeman, June 1999, pp. 30-32
  38. Guarding the Home Front
    Lessons Never Taught
    Reason, December 2001, p. 37
  39. A Hazardous Waste
    What else can you call environmental regulations that prevent recycling, discourage cle...
    Reason, November 1989, pp. 32-35
  40. [+]
    He Wrote the Book on Torture (Review)
    War by Other Means, by John Yoo
    1. War by Other Means by John Yoo
    The American Conservative, October 9, 2006, pp. 29-30
  41. Health of the State
    The president's plan for your medical records
    The American Conservative, March 9, 2009, pp. 9-10
  42. Hear No Evil
    Congressional hearings into the Waco and Ruby Ridge debacles revealed an unrepentant FB...
    The American Spectator, January 1996, pp. 40-45
  43. Here Comes the Goon Squad
    You wouldn't have thought the labor Department has a nearly secret army of major thugs ...
    The American Spectator, July 1996, pp. 36-41
  44. A Higher Authority
    National Review, December 31, 1994, pp. 51-52
  45. How Teachers Teach Selfishness
    They're starting to act like Teamsters.
    The Washington Monthly, June 1981, pp. 44-48
  46. The Hungarian Illusion
    Hungary is not the socialist utopia its proponents claim.
    The Freeman, September 1987, pp. 340-347
  47. Inside The World Bank
    What They're Doing with Your Money is a Crime
    Reason, April 1989, pp. 26-31
  48. The International Agricultural Swamp
    National Review, February 10, 1989, pp. 46-51
  49. IRS Mess
    Despite the hearings and the hype, the IRS isn't about to reform - except to find new w...
    The American Spectator, June 1998, pp. 34-37
  50. The IRS vs. You
    Secret informants, searches at will, contempt for the courts, hatred for the small busi...
    The American Spectator, November 1995, pp. 40-48
  51. The IRS, Now and Forever?
    The futility of moderate reform.
    The Freeman, November 1998, pp. 672-675
  52. Jamaica: No Free Market, No Miracle
    Autarky as an economic policy has kept this county an island paradise lost.
    The Freeman, December 1987, pp. 468-472
  53. JFK's Baby at 25: Alive and Bumbling
    The Peace Corps celebrates its silver anniversary, but hold the champagne.
    Reason, May 1986, pp. 20-28
  54. Job-Breakers
    The EEOC's assault on the workplace.
    The American Spectator, March 1994, pp. 32-37
  55. [+]
    Keeping an Eye on You (Review)
    The Soft Cage, by Christian Parenti
    1. The Soft Cage by Christian Parenti
    The American Conservative, June 7, 2004, pp. 32-33
  56. The Lame Game
    Americans without disabilities have been the first to exploit the Americans With Disabi...
    The American Spectator, July 1995, pp. 30-33
  57. The Latest, Greatest Waco Whitewash
    Saint Jack slays the truth and saves the Feds!
    The American Spectator, October 2000, pp. 28-33
  58. Liberty &/Vs. Equality
    The relics of liberty are being smashed on the insatiable altar of equality.
    The Freeman, October 1977, pp. 615-620
  59. Liddy Dole's Regulatory Ride
    Her-passion for Big Government and aversion to free-market solutions make her the perfe...
    The American Spectator, June 1999, pp. 26-31
  60. Lost Rights (1994)
    The Destruction of American Liberty
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  61. Miniban
    Detroit's idea of competition is bringing false anti-dumping suits against its Japanese...
    The New Republic, June 22, 1992, pp. 19-20
  62. Mismanaged Trade
    National Review, August 12, 1991, pp. 40-41
  63. National Disservice
    The American Conservative, April 6, 2009, pp. 20-22
  64. The Nation's Pulse
    Big Government's Big Lobby
    The American Spectator, February 1998, pp. 66-67
  65. The Nation's Pulse
    Waco Returns
    The American Spectator, December 1999, pp. 76-77
  66. Now So Wacky
    Why the crazies have a point about Waco
    The New Republic, May 15, 1995, pp. 18-20
  67. On the Hill: Fair Trade Follies
    The cut flower menace
    The New Republic, May 11, 1992, pp. 12-13
  68. Our Dangerous Times
    In accusing the NYT of treason, the Right displays greater loyalty to the president tha...
    The American Conservative, July 31, 2006, pp. 20-21
  69. Features
    Paranoia About Paranoia in American Politics
    The Freeman, August 1999, pp. 27-30
  70. Political Accounting
    The Freeman, September 1999, pp. 46-49
  71. Power of the Pen
    President Bush doesn't veto the laws that limit his power, he just signs them away
    The American Conservative, July 17, 2006, pp. 11-12
  72. Property and Liberty
    The Freeman, September 2000, pp. 10-15
  73. The Public Policy
    Unsafe at Any Speed
    The American Spectator, April 1996, pp. 48-49
  74. The Public Policy
    Don't Touch That Style!
    The American Spectator, April 1997, pp. 54-57
  75. The Public Policy
    Another Justice Cover-Up
    The American Spectator, December 1997, pp. 58-59
  76. The Public Policy
    Carville's List
    The American Spectator, May 1997, pp. 60-62
  77. The Public Policy
    Newt's Lates Fiasco
    The American Spectator, December 1998, pp. 84-85
  78. The Public Policy
    Crimes on Paper
    The American Spectator, January 1998, pp. 44-45
  79. The Public Policy
    Freedom to Farm Washington
    The American Spectator, November 1998, pp. 72-73
  80. The Public Policy
    They Couldn't SWAT a Fly
    The American Spectator, August 1999, pp. 58-59
  81. The Public Policy
    Rout of the Regulators
    The American Spectator, May 1999, pp. 54-55
  82. The Public Policy
    The Floyd Fiasco
    The American Spectator, November 1999, pp. 64-65
  83. The Public Policy
    Render Not Unto Seizure
    The American Spectator, September 1999, pp. 54-55
  84. The Public Policy
    Clinton Trashes Trade
    The American Spectator, February 2000, pp. 58-59
  85. The Public Policy
    Good Government Guns
    The American Spectator, June 2000, pp. 58-59
  86. The Public Policy
    Rise of the Surveillance State
    The American Spectator, May 2000, pp. 68-69
  87. Quayle's Egg
    The New Republic, September 12, 1988, p. 19
  88. Reach Out and Tap Someone
    If the Bush administration is telling the truth when it says no innocent Americans' pho...
    The American Conservative, June 19, 2006, pp. 10-11
  89. Book Reviews
    [+]
    Capital Letters (Review)
    Dependent on D.C., by Charlotte A. Twight
    1. Dependent on D.C. by Charlotte A. Twight
    The Freeman, June 2003, p. 55
  90. The Right of Resistance
    The Freeman, August 2000, pp. 34-36
  91. Roll Over Colombia
    Roll Over Colombia
    The American Spectator, October 1999, pp. 58-59
  92. Seizure Fever: The War on Property Rights
    Asset forfeiture-the newest form of legal plunder.
    The Freeman, January 1996, pp. 6-13
  93. Shake-Down (1993)
    How the Government Screws You from A to Z
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  94. Sins of Commission
    The American Conservative, December 18, 2006, pp. 16-17
  95. Son of CETA
    The New Republic, April 14, 1986, p. 16
  96. Features
    Storm Trooping to Equality
    The Freeman, July 1999, pp. 43-45
  97. Sucking Sound
    The merits of Ross Perot's latest oeuvre
    The New Republic, September 20, 1993, pp. 14-17
  98. Surveillance State
    The Patriot Act makes an unbalanced trade of liberty for security.
    The American Conservative, May 19, 2003, pp. 8-11
  99. Teachers Unions: Are the Schools Run for Them?
    Organized labor's increasing clout in the classroom and in the political arena.
    The Freeman, July 1996, pp. 497-500
  100. Terrorism and Tyranny (2003)
    Trampling Freedom, Justice and Peace to Rid the World of Evil
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  101. Their Charity, Your Home
    National Review, September 2, 1996, p. 77
  102. [+]
    Thoughts on Freedom (Review)
    Crypto, by Steven Levy
    1. Crypto by Steven Levy
    The Freeman, November 2002, p. 55
  103. Torture and Liberty
    The Freeman, August 2008, pp. 31-34
  104. Toxic Dumping
    How the Commerce Department fights free trade
    The New Republic, December 9, 1991, p. 18
  105. Trading Punches
    National Review, April 4, 1994, pp. 55-56
  106. Uncle Sam's Flood Machine
    The Freeman, January 2006, pp. 36-40
  107. Undue Process
    Patriot Act powers are already being abused
    The American Conservative, October 11, 2004, pp. 21-23
  108. Unfair Housing Acts
    HUD shakes down lenders for billions in settlements, falsely charging racial bias, to j...
    The American Spectator, April 1999, pp. 34-39
  109. Viewpoint
    Trillion-Dollar Trouble
    Reason, July 1988, pp. 58-60
  110. [+]
    Watching the Detectives (Review)
    State of War, by James Risen
    1. State of War by James Risen
    The American Conservative, March 13, 2006, pp. 31-32
  111. We Have Ways...
    The American Conservative, November 5, 2007, pp. 24-25
  112. Wheat and Chaff
    Clinton's farm cuts disappear on inspection
    The New Republic, March 15, 1993, pp. 18-19
  113. Working for the Clampdown
    The American Conservative, April 23, 2007, pp. 26-27
  114. The World Band vs. the World's Poor
    Bankrolling a rush to socialism in the third world.
    The Freeman, May 1988, pp. 184-187
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