After the 1787 Constitutional Convention had concluded in Philadelphia, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin was reputedly asked, “Sir, what form of government have you given us?”
An American president’s authority to grant pardons has long been controversial. The Constitution provides the commander-in-chief with a broad reach in exercising these powers.
It’s no surprise that Big Brother takes an intense interest in how we interact with our mobile devices.
Your US passport, once a gateway to the world, is now a travel liability. As I pointed out in this article...
One of our clients’ recurring concerns is the long-term viability of the US dollar as the world’s “reserve currency.” I have a simple answer for them:
The dollar is doomed.
Alexander Kearns’ name should be seared into your memory.
Americans are giving up their citizenship faster than ever before – with 2,406 renunciations in the second quarter of 2020 alone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited the debate over the rights of individual states versus the federal government. It’s a debate that began before the Constitution was even ratified in 1788.
In the months and years ahead, you’ll do fine and maybe even get rich if you sell weed edibles or become a video game star. If you own a mall, your golden days have passed.
You’ll no doubt be happy to learn that last week, the State Department lifted the “Global Level 4 Travel Advisory” which warned Americans not to travel abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gold prices, measured in US dollars, rocketed to all-time highs last week, reaching a peak $1,970.90 on July 29.
Back on April 7, I predicted that the economic downturn spurred by COVID-19 lockdowns would be as bad or worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.
You may not have noticed, but eyes in the sky were watching when demonstrators marched in American cities last month.
The War on Drugs is a prime example of America’s gradual descent into a police state. And it’s a textbook case for understanding how cops – once known as “peace officers”...
Just over a century ago, a US citizen could journey to almost any other country in the world without a passport. And until only 15 years ago, you could travel to Mexico, Canada, and most Caribbean countries without one.
America’s founding fathers were rightly concerned about the potential for the government they had created to descend into a military dictatorship.
Joe Biden is now a shoo-in for nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate for this year’s election. Current opinion polls show him beating Donald Trump in a head-to-head contest, although Trump could still lose...
The symbol for “crisis” in Chinese contains two characters – å±æœº. The first character signifies danger. The second signifies “opportunity.”
Heads, Big Brother wins. Tails, you lose. That’s the no-win dilemma US citizens who live overseas face when it comes to using a US passport...
You might call it the “curse of good intentions”: an action we take upon ourselves or require others to take in the expectation it will improve things for us as individuals or for society.
An economic truth I revisit periodically is that every fiat currency (a medium of exchange without intrinsic value or without backing by a commodity with intrinsic value, such as gold) will eventually became worthless.
Last summer, I spent a weekend in Michigan with a group of old friends from high school. A highlight from the trip was a visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Last week, I described how former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s call for socialist-inspired initiatives...
Last week, Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race, leaving former Vice President and Senator Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee to challenge President Donald Trump this November.