Anything Peaceful Why Are so Many Refugees Drowning? And Why Don't They Fly?
The boats are dangerous and planes are safeDaniel Bier May 1
It's not because plane tickets are too expensive or because their governments are stopping them.
Freeman Article Risking Life and Limb for Liberty
Real Heroes: Harriet TubmanLawrence W. Reed May 1
Tubman ventured back into slave states to escort escapees to Northern states and to Canada as conductor of the most dangerous “railroad” in the world.
Anything Peaceful Did Lincoln Understand History?
And did his assassin?B.K. Marcus Apr 15
History isn't a Manichean struggle, but the belief that it is has altered its course in many strange and tragic ways.
Freeman Article Mockingjay: Are You Uncomfortable?
Things are only going to get more uncomfortable from here on outSarah Skwire Dec 4
When the lives of individuals are used as symbols for the purposes of politics, no one wins but the politicians.
Freeman Article We Can't Bomb Our Way to Sanity
Canada’s recent terrorists were mentally illMike Reid Oct 28
Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not good Muslims on the accepted path of proper conduct in their faith communities. They were unstable men living with intense mental and emotional turmoil.
Freeman Article The Dawn of the Surveillance State
America has been spying on its citizens for a hundred yearsGary McGath Sep 17
We think of mass surveillance as a product of modern technology. But large-scale spying on Americans got its start in 1917, when the United States entered World War I.
Freeman Article Overkill: Militarizing America
Why are police arming for war in a time of relative safety?Daniel Bier Sep 15
The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It’s time to demilitarize the police.
Freeman Article FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime AmericaRobert Higgs Oct 3