Moldova MPs vote to back new technocrat-led govt

Moldova’s parliament has voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister. Over 60 of 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ion Chicu’s cabinet, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed by pro-Western...

The Impeachment Pantomime

Now that “Russiagate” has failed and “Ukrainegate” neatly takes its place, many questions arise. Will the Democratic Party, this time in open collusion with the intelligence apparatus, succeed in its second attempt to depose President Donald Trump in what might fairly...

The Great Conservative Crack-Up Over China

Gordon Chang is the author of a book titled The Coming Collapse of China. This likely explains why editorial pages and cable news shows frequently seek his thoughts on the country. Alarmism sells, and Chang brings it about China in spades. Evidence supporting the...

US Hand in Bolivia Coup

Only days before Evo Morales stepped down as Bolivia’s president audio tapes were published implicating opposition politicians, the US embassy and American senators in a coup plot. Among those US senators mentioned in the leaked tapes by the Bolivian politicians...

Behind Transgenderism

It used to be said that the war between the generations was the only war where you eventually switched sides. This is no longer true. The modern craze of transgenderism means switching sides in the battle of the sexes. Transgenderism has been at the forefront of our...

John Brennan’s CIA Trump Task Force

There is considerable evidence that the American system of government may have been victimized by an illegal covert operation organized and executed by the U.S. intelligence and national security community. Former Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, former...

Now That We’ve Incentivized Sociopaths

As long as central banks create and distribute trillions in conscience-free credit to conscience-free financiers and corporations, the incentives for sociopathy only increase. “Sociopath” is a word we now encounter regularly in the mainstream media, but what does it...

The Big Plantation

Are you more likely to be injured in a car crash because you weren’t wearing a seat belt – or because you were? Both are possibilities – and sometimes, actualities. An unbuckled driver might be hurled out of the vehicle and crushed by it (this happened to someone I...

How Old Was the Youngest Congressman?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, at age 29. How old was the youngest man ever elected to the House of Representatives, when he was elected? Recall that the constitutional minimum is 25 ("No Person shall...

The Democratic Primaries Get a Last-Minute Addition

There's a new face in the Democratic presidential primaries. Deval Patrick, a former governor of Massachusetts, announced his last-minute candidacy today. In a spirit of profound gratitude for all the country has given to me, with a determination to build a better,...

Capitalism vs. Socialism: A Soho Forum Debate

Socialism is preferable to capitalism as an economic system that promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity. That proposition was the subject of a November 5, 2019, debate hosted by the Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by Reason. Arguing in favor of the...

The Cajun Cannabis Conundrum

Despite being a historically conservative state, Louisiana first legalized medical marijuana back in 1978. It amended the law in 1991, then left the program to wither on the regulatory vine, with the Department of Health failing to appoint a Marijuana Prescription...

British Co-Founder of White Helmets Found Dead in Turkey

A former British army officer and military contractor who founded the shadowy ‘White Helmets’ has been found dead near his home in Istanbul, days after he was accused by Russia of being a spy with “connections to terrorist groups.” James Le Mesurier’s body was found...