Authored by Michael Munger via The American Institute for Economic Research, Josh Billings famously diagnosed a problem with beliefs: “I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.” I am astonished at how many students, and for that matter adults, in the U.S. honestlyRead More →

Photograph Source – U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv – CC BY 2.0 An article published in the Israeli news blog +972 on 19 November 2018 posed the question: Why does the right keep winning elections in Israel? The answer offered was “because Israelis are right wing.” Simple enough, and apparently, quite true. The article estimatesRead More →

This profile of Robert Mueller originally ran in CounterPunch on June 21, 2017. Robert Mueller, the former FBI director named special counsel for the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, is depicted as an iconic G-man: serious, patrician, and totally incorruptible. But in reality, it’s a little different.Read More →