Author Archives: Jon Basil Utley

Electoral Systems and Failed Democracies

Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Iraq—they all use proportional representation.

Top Marine General on America’s Way of War—Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Conference

Jamestown Foundation is an old-line think tank founded during the Cold War …

Are We Rome? FreedomFest 2013 Meets in Las Vegas

FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is becoming quite the libertarian/conservative …

The Untold Story of Antiwar Conservatives

And how the truth about invading Iraq was suppressed by laptop bombardiers.

Military Readiness–for What?

Sequestration doesn’t harm national defense, it only cuts Pentagon overkill.

16 Ways to Cut Defense Spending

The greatest threat to our national security is how much our militarism costs.

Benghazi, Mali, and the Need for a Defensive American Strategy

The greatest threat to America is not what foreigners do to us; …

Cut Military Waste, Not Charitable Deductions

And save mortgage tax breaks by winding up the Afghan War.

Sucker Bait: Tax Rate Cuts for Lost Deductions

Going after ‘loopholes’ is good politics, but bad news for taxpayers.

FreedomFest in Las Vegas

FreedomFest is the great annual meeting of libertarians in Las Vegas organized …

Sequestration: The Way to Cut Defense Waste

Eight ideas to keep America solvent and safe.

J Street and the Israeli Lobby

“J Street supporters are pro-peace first and pro-Israel second” is the criticism …

A Vote for Austerity Is a Vote for Peace

Americans who despair of Washington ever cutting waste from its trillion dollar …

“The Gray”: A Man’s Movie

“The Gray” is about oil workers surviving a crashed plane in Alaska. …

Lessons in Empire

England and the First World War

Evangelicals, Ron Paul and War

Is supporting war more important for evangelicals than their social values? Isn’t …

D.C.’s Bunker Mentality

Washingtonians had their city’s downtown cut in half after the 9/11 attack. …

Trade Deficits Are Made in America

Jon Basil Utley Several writers in these pages have urged restrictions on …

A Foreign Policy for the Tea Party

The British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and even the Romans are examples …

Joseph Sobran, Antiwar Prophet, RIP

As America faces unending wars and bankrupting budgets as far as the …

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