The El Paso shooter's combination of anti-capitalism, bigotry, and xenophobic nationalism highlights the dangers of zero-sum thinking on left and right. His worldview resembles that of the perpetrator of a similar attack in New Zealand earlier this year. Sadly, these ideas are not confined to a few extremists.
The debate over Donald Trump's "go back" tweets regarding four minority Democratic members of Congress has centered on the unmistakably bigoted words that he wrote, but has missed the deeper point.
What does it mean to be an American, and what do individuals owe to the country in which they live?
His case reminds us that the misuse of government power is still the biggest threat to liberty.
If big government is the price of "good outcomes," the American right is increasingly willing to pay it.
The Declaration of Independence advocates a polity based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. We would do well to remember those principles to day.
We're getting a military parade because Donald Trump wants one. The arguments for leaving our tanks at their bases are far more numerous, significant, and powerful.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
Us vs. Them author Ian Bremmer says that worldwide populism is a response from people who are being left behind economically.
Libertarians Forged an Alliance With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Was It a Deal With the Devil?
Free market reformers and authoritarian nationalists battle it out to reshape Brazil.
He's promising voters protection from made-up threats instead of prosperity.
Does the US Constitution Offer Stronger Protection Against Right-Wing Populism than Left-Wing Populism?
Legal scholar John McGinnis argues the answer is "yes." But the issue is a far closer one than he suggests.
Meanwhile, Alex Jones yells at horseshit.
After Police Detention for National Anthem Disrespect, Chinese Online Star Admits She 'Hurt Your Feelings'
Under Chinese law, disrespecting the national anthem is punishable by up to 15 days in jail.
Don't mistake this election for a Trump-inspired victory - Quebec's toxic anti-immigration politics are home grown.
But many of the Alternative for Deutschland's leaders have questionable track records when it comes to anti-Semitism.
The Declaration of Independence makes the case for a political system based on universal principles of liberty and equality, not ethnic nationalism. Those principles are as relevant as ever in our troubled times.
Emmanuel Macron wants teens to "value" their citizenship. Milton Friedman would be appalled.
Lawsuit claims administrators were "whipped into a frenzy" by media coverage of NFL players' protests.
Antiglobalism and anticosmopolitanism might flow purely from economic ignorance, but it is hard to believe that's all it is for many people.
What does it mean when a president is constantly worried that we 'won't have a country' anymore?
How flag-waving nationalism provides cover for a destructive economic policy.
Controversial Western Civilization Crusader Augustus Sol Invictus Bolts Libertarian Party for the GOP
Leftists "have infiltrated and corrupted" the L.P., the former Senate primary-election loser charges on his way out the door
A growing economy will undercut the appeal of his ethno-nationalist politics.
Muhammad cartoon publisher Flemming Rose talks about immigration, free speech, and toleration.
The Eurocentric paradox at the heart of American nationalism
Cato's Johan Norberg on politics, progress, and why he remains optimistic.
And individual liberty loses. So argues New York University social psychologist Jonathan Haidt.
As progressive protesters and "antifa" activists marched outside, white nationalists & "Trumpservatives" plotted within.
From George Wallace to Donald Trump