Economy

Michael Hogue

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

The Department of Defense may never pass an audit—and that’s by design.

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Free Trade vs. the Republican Party

The Party of Lincoln historically stood for tariffs and economic nationalism.

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An Awful Poll on E-Cigarettes

What does it mean to treat them “the same” as regular cigarettes?

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The Cost of Big Ag

As our system of agriculture has grown in size, it has also grown less sustainable.

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The FDA’s War on E-Cigarettes

The agency’s new rule could help Big Tobacco while harming those addicted to nicotine.

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Brexit and the Lessons of American Federalism

The British people must decide whether the risk of Leviathan outweighs the benefits of centralization.

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Organic Before It Was Cool

A book about the farmers who have “stayed in, and stayed small”

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