Articles by Dave Kopel


November 29 is the United Nations' "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People." It occurs on the anniversary of the 1947 date that the United Nations voted to partition the British Mandate of Palestine between Jews and Arabs.... Read More

Ban the Ban?

The Supreme Court recently announced it will hear the Washington, D.C. handgun ban case. Handgun bans exist in only half a dozen U.S. cities, because while gun control is sometimes popular, gun prohibition is not. In 1976, the District of... Read More

Giving Competition a Bad Name

This week the European Court of First Instance ruled on Microsoft's appeal of the 778 million Euro antitrust fines (over a billion U.S. dollars) which the European Commission has imposed on Microsoft. To get a sense of the anti-competitive... Read More

The Threat From Sino-America

In June, Costa Rica ended nearly sixty years of diplomatic relations with Taiwan in order to establish diplomatic relations with China. Not only a victory in Beijing's efforts to smother Taiwan's independence, the Costa Rican switch is further evidence of... Read More

911 Is a Joke... or Is It? Let's Find Out

A major new report by National Academies of Science concludes that there is not enough empirical data to determine whether gun control enhances public safety, or whether gun ownership deters crime. The report calls for further data-gathering on firearms injuries... Read More

Articles of Faith

Why are children in Africa dying of AIDS? It's the "genocidal action of the drug cartels" claims Jesuit Priest Angelo D'Agostino. In fact, D'Agostino's mean-spirited accusation is a good example of the ignorant anti-freedom mentality which has caused so... Read More

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