Articles by Mark Thornton

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The Opioid Epidemic

Mark Thornton on who’s responsible.

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8/25/2017

Reefer Madness

Mark Thornton on the crazed Jeff Sessions.

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6/22/2017

Wine, Art, and Ferraris

Mark Thornton on the bubble in luxury goods.

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5/25/2017

The States Resist the Feds

And their evil war on drugs. Article by Mark Thornton.

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5/17/2017

The Neocon Cure for an Opioid Epidemic

Throw everyone in private jail. Article by Mark Thornton.

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2/10/2017

Curing the Heroin Epidemic

Mark Thornton on legalization.

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2/9/2017

Marijuana, an Amazing Natural Drug

No wonder Big Pharma hates it. Article by Mark Thornton.

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10/14/2016

Curing the Heroin Epidemic

Mark Thornton on the libertarian way.

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3/29/2016

Crazed Skyscrapers

Mark Thornton on the end of the boom this year.

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1/2/2016

The Skyscraper Curse in Auburn, Ala.

College town joins the mania. Article by Mark Thornton.

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9/3/2015

Is the Sky Falling?

In fact, it’s sunny weather in Colorado with legal pot, says Mark Thornton.

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1/14/2015

The War on Drugs Is 100 Years Old

It’s only helped government and its prison-industry. Article by Mark Thornton.

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12/26/2014

Reign of Terror on Campus

Mark Thornton on politically motivated false accusations.

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6/24/2014

Heroic Smugglers


The free traders who made America. Article by Mark Thornton.

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6/13/2014

Has the Skyscraper Cursed

Our economic future? Article by Mark Thornton.

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6/11/2014

The Slavering Jaws of the Central Bank

They’re chewing-up your savings, says Mark Thornton.

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5/23/2014

Prohibition Is Always a Bad Idea

Let college football fans bring their own booze, says Mark Thornton.

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4/7/2014

The Criminal Drug War

And Philip Seymour Hoffman. Article by Mark Thornton

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3/20/2014

Still Defending the Undefendable

Walter Block. Article by Mark Thornton.

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1/1/2014

When the FDA Declared War


On a Texas AIDS patient. Article by Mark Thornton.

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12/12/2013

Why Is Not-Pot Illegal, Too?

Mark Thornton on the war on hemp.

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12/4/2013

The Skyscraper Curse Hits New York

Mark Thornton on Depression watch.

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11/18/2013

Abolish the FDA

It’s a dangerous pain in the neck, and the toe, says Mark Thornton.

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10/25/2013

What Made Gatsby Great?

Mark Thornton on government Prohibition.

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5/16/2013

Is Today’s Pot Too Potent?

Then legalize it, says Mark Thornton.

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5/3/2013

How Drugs Can Win the War on Drugs

Through jury nullification, state nullification, personal nullification, says Mark Thornton.

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3/23/2013

Nullify the War on Drugs

Through jury nullification, state nullification, personal nullification, says Mark Thornton.

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3/23/2013

The Lincoln Movie

It's phony history at its best.

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12/8/2012

Why I’m a Raging Optimist

Mark Thornton on the future of Austrian economics and freedom.

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11/30/2012

Would Ron Paul’s Drug Freedom Lead to ‘Needle Park’?

Mark Thornton on the truth about prohibitionism.

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7/22/2011

Don’t Raise the Debt Ceiling

Lower it, says Mark Thornton.

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7/16/2011

Ron Paul Is Right

Legalize drugs now, says Mark Thornton.

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7/2/2011

End the War on Milk

Real milk, that is.

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6/16/2011

Marijuana Is Safer

So why are we driving people to drink, asks Mark Thornton.

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12/1/2009

Why Did Lou Dobbs ‘Quit’?

Mark Thornton on the truth.

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11/19/2009

Just Hoppe and Me

Mark Thornton on the day he tossed out statist economic textbooks.

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10/21/2009

Friend or Foe?

Mark Thornton on what "America" really means.

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10/29/2008

Can Another Great Depression Be Stopped?

Well, the feds, having caused it, can at least not make it worse.

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9/12/2008

Stick With the GOP, Go Independent, Drop Out

Mark Thornton and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., on what Ron Paul might do.

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2/7/2008

New Ads for Ron Paul

Mark Thornton and Tom Woods suggest a strategy.

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1/24/2008

Eat the Rich?

Mark Thornton on Are the Rich Necessary? by Hunter Lewis.

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8/29/2007

The Ron Paul Ultimatum

Mark Thornton on Jason Bourne and the CIA.

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8/11/2007

Just Freaky

Mark Thornton on Freakonomics.

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8/10/2007

You Heard It Here First

Mark Thornton on the housing bubble.

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8/9/2007

Bomb Iran?

A song by Mark Thornton, with apologies to the Beach Boys (but not to the earlier pro-war parody).

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6/14/2007

The Ron Paul Revolution

A song by Mark Thornton (and the Beatles).

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6/13/2007

Qualifications for the Job

Of president.

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5/17/2007

We Told You So

Mark Thornton on the housing bubble.

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3/24/2007

The Housing Bubble Caused Illegal Immigration

Mark Thornton on the feds as villains.

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3/1/2007

I Hate the Taxman

Mark Thornton rewrites the Beatles.

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5/10/2006