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Articles by Alan W. Dowd

Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free ...
Bordering on Chaos Sunday, March 2, 2014
To overcome its deadly corruption and chaos, Mexico needs to increase its defense spending and freedom-oriented reforms.
The Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot Sunday, December 8, 2013
The main source of global energy reserves and geopolitical tensions could shift in the not-too-distant future from the Middle East to the Arctic. Here’s why.
Afghanistan’s Rare Earth Element Bonanza Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Afghanistan’s recently mapped deposits of rare earth elements provide hope that the war-torn nation can achieve peace and prosperity.
Is Football on Its Deathbed? Sunday, May 5, 2013
Lawsuits over players’ brain injuries have some saying football is dead. In fact, it has dislodged baseball as the national pastime and will remain America’s ...
Measuring Freedom around the World Monday, March 18, 2013
The new Human Freedom Index reminds us there is much work to do to restrain the leviathan and expand liberty in the twenty-first century — at home and abroad.
A Bigger Ten: In Defense of Conference Expansion Friday, November 30, 2012
A question of dollars and sense: why you should embrace college sports conference disruption.
Retiring the World’s Policeman Wednesday, August 3, 2011
President Obama and his Tea Party rivals find themselves on the same side of defense cuts. This is bad news for the country.
The High Cost of Volunteering Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Obama administration’s costly AmeriCorps plans take the volunteer out of volunteerism.
Paying the Price? Wednesday, January 9, 2008
In a year of sports shame, the Major League Baseball steroid controversy was the biggest scandal of all. But it may not hurt MLB profits in 2008, writes ALAN ...
Fixing the BCS Mess Thursday, December 6, 2007
College football should bow to reality and devise a workable playoff system, says ALAN W. DOWD.
The Decline and Fall of Declinism Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Some people don’t want to admit it, but America is in great shape.