The Russia/Iran sanctions bill passed earlier this month in the Senate has stalled in the House on a procedural issue: bills dealing with revenue must originate in the House. Is there a chance the bill may be scuttled? Don’t hold …
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and President Norm Singleton issued the following statement on the Republican Senate health care bill:
Ron Paul — Like their colleagues in the House, the Senate Republican leadership has squandered an […]
This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. I recently heard someone regurgitate the quote that is typically (and evidently, wrongly) attributed to Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I sighed and found myself annoyed. But why? It’s not as […]
Glenwood City (Iowa) Councilman Jeremy Rodman switched his voter registration to the Libertarian Party on June 12. Mr. Rodman, who serves in ward one and is a former Republican, was elected to the position in November, 2015, and his term started in January, 2016. The term of the office is for four years. “The values I […]
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul and President Norman Singleton issued the following statement regarding reports that Pennsylvania Representative Charlie Dent is attempting to attach the Restoration of America’s Wireless Act (RAWA) to an […]
n 1950, the United States was on the cusp of a boom that would produce the largest middle class in history. It was also the beginning of a surge in the U.S. economy that would make it one of the richest countries ever.
Media Matters founder David Brock has pocketed over $1million in unreported lease income. Trump administration shakeup at IRS could mean jail-time for the top Clinton aide. It might soon be David Brock’s “time in the barrel,” according to high-level sources at the IRS, who are signaling a massive firing will take place in order to clean house from the Obama-era. Over the past eight years, the IRS has unfairly targeted conservative groups and individuals while ignoring several glaring omissions on Media Matters tax filings. Media Matters is a “non-profit” group funded by liberal billionaires and special interests. David Brock, a … Continue reading →
The city council of Houston, Texas has approved selling or swapping almost $2 million worth of city streets and utility easements in a move to close a $123 million budget shortfall. The first such sale was in the Manchester area, where the council abandoned and sold several streets and easements to the nearby Valero refinery for $1.4 million, according to the Houston Chronicle. Cash strapped Texas is resorting to selling its city streets! https://t.co/sVynYCcQ8c — CHASE METALS (@CHASE_METALS) June 13, 2017 The oil giant already owns the blocks immediately surrounding its facility. The move will allow the company to expand … Continue reading →
I was surprised last weekend when one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers told my colleague Chris Wallace twice on “Fox News Sunday” that the president is being investigated by the FBI and then told him twice that he is not. This same lawyer repeated the “not being investigated” argument on a half-dozen other Sunday shows but did not repeat the “is being investigated” remark. This produced substantial consternation in the news media and at the White House, since the President himself had tweeted over the weekend that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the same … Continue reading →
While gas is a normal part of the digestion process, with the average adult passing gas between 13 and 21 times a day, gas buildup in your intestines can be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. When this happens, you may experience accompanied bloating that leaves you wondering what went wrong. From overeating or eating certain foods, to swallowing air while you eat or drink, to chewing gum or smoking cigarettes, there are various things you could be doing wrong. To eliminate bloating, you first need to understand the root of the cause, and also how to alleviate it once its … Continue reading →
A day after a Russian fighter allegedly flew within 5 feet of a US reconnaissance plane traveling over the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports that a NATO F-16 fighter jet returned the favor when it tried to improperly approach a plane carrying the Russian defense minister. The plane was traveling to the city of Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave along the Baltic coast, where Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was scheduled to discuss security issues with defense officials on Wednesday. The NATO aircraft was warded off by a Russian Su-27 jet, according to RT. In an accounting of the incident, Reuters notes that … Continue reading →
“Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services. In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI. In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism. We’ve become a lunatic asylum.” – David Steele, the second-highest ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence and a former CIA clandestine services officer (source) It’s a term we hear so often these days, ‘false flag terrorism.’ What is it? Does it mean … Continue reading →
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into the possible mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides. Clinton and her staffers still have security clearances which could be revoked depending on the outcome of the investigation. The inquiry will be looking into whether Clinton and her aides violated government rules with her use of a private email server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirmed the department’s formal inquiry to Fox News. Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, said: ‘Nothing’s been more thoroughly dissected. It’s over. Case … Continue reading →
Ron Paul interviewed Edward Snowden, where the two men discussed government surveillance and the Deep State. Snowden highlighted the Deep State’s ability to hide from the public eye and influence US government across both parties. Snowden… “Generally, when we’re talking about the Deep State, what we’re talking about is a mass of government that survives beyond administrations, but that is not responding to the politics of the people. This belongs not to a particular political party, but it serves across parties. Across administrations.” “Everything we do at the NSA and CIA is typically classified by default, unless you actually work … Continue reading →
Do you like going out into the cold? No, we’re not talking about a hot summer’s day when you walk into a perfectly air-conditioned office or take a plunge into the pleasant coolness of a swimming pool. By cold, we mean real cold—the kind that goes through your clothes and pinches your skin. If you are like most people, you probably aren’t a big fan of uncomfortably cold temperatures. And that’s absolutely normal. It’s in our nature to seek comfort, driven by the force of self-preservation. And thanks to modern-day technologies of all kinds, from central heating to thermal wear … Continue reading →
Originally published by AmmoLand.com. Ft Collins, CO – “The first five seconds are more important than the next five hours” Last weeks’ shooting incident in VA: I won’t comment on a motive of the single shooting suspect (now deceased), as these facts have been reported elsewhere. I will comment on tactics: Representative Mike Bishop (R-MI), who was there, said this in a radio interview: “The only reason any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and gave us a moment to find cover. We were … Continue reading →
A Connecticut professor recently called white people “inhuman assholes” and shared an article about letting “bigots” die in a post on Facebook. Trinity College professor Johnny Eric Williams shared his thoughts publicly on social media, saying, “fed the fuck up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexual and racially oppressed people. the time is now to confront these inhuman assholes and end this now,” Campus Reform reports. Williams also said, “It is past time for the racially oppressed to do what people who believe themselves to be ‘white’ will not do, put end to the vectors … Continue reading →
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently penned an opinion article in the Washington Post. He wrote that the illegal drug business generates violence and violent crime. True enough. He further noted that violent crime is down by half since the War on Drugs peaked in 1991. Again, this is true. Then he noted that as marijuana laws and federal sentencing guidelines have been relaxed, violent crime rates have increased. He noted that “In 2015, the United States suffered the largest single-year increase in the overall violent crime rate since 1991.” That is also true, but it is highly misleading, to … Continue reading →
(2017-06-21 2:41, EconTalk Extra) EconTalk host Russ Roberts welcomed historian Thomas Ricks to the program this week to discuss his new book, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom. While these two figures might not seem to have much in common …
What Kent State Teaches Us About Free Speech This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. U.S. senators focused on free speech on college campuses on Tuesday as a panel questioned students, academics, and lawyers after high-profile speeches were canceled on campuses around the country […]
(June 21, 2017 06:42 PM) I have just read the first serious book review I’ve seen of historian Nancy MacLean’s hatchet job book on James Buchanan, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. It’s by Sam Tanenhaus…. (7 COMMENTS)
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(June 21, 2017 02:35 PM) Ed Glaeser makes the case for housing deregulation for Brookings:Housing advocates often discuss affordability, which is defined by linking the cost of living to incomes. But the regulatory approach on housing should compare ho…
Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of 45 free-market groups in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch, calling on him to make sure the Senate’s ObamaCare legislation cuts all ObamaCare taxes.
The tax cuts are one of […]
(June 21, 2017 11:23 AM) This article caught my eye: When online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. announced last Friday that it would purchase Whole Foods Market Inc., a plunge in retail and grocery stocks reinforced the disinflationary tone set by three …
New Law Ensures Maine Won’t Help Feds Restrict Gun Owners’ Freedoms This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. Ever since the boom in state-led efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, effectively rendering federal laws regarding the substance toothless, many decentralization advocates began urging locals […]
The House is in session Tuesday through Friday this week.
Before getting into this week’s agenda, I have some good news. Late last week, the House pulled HR 1215 from the Congressional schedule. As I wrote last week, this […]
The classic example which always comes to mind for me is of President Calvin Coolidge who lived in the White House fewer than 100 years ago. One of the most powerful people on Earth watched helplessly as his son died of an infected blister from playing tennis.
In that sense, everyone living in America today has a higher standard of living than the President and his family had 90 years ago. Advancements in medicine, technology, information, and production have risen the standard of living for everyone.
(June 20, 2017 02:35 PM) My last post pointed out a fundamental distinction between effects of diversity on trust and effects of demography on trust:If, as in Putnam’s original story, diversity per se were really bad for growth, segregation would sharp…
The Hoosier State Is About To Give Residents Enough Reasons To Flee This article was featured in our weekly newsletter, the Liberator Online. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here. As lawmakers across many states of the union begin to understand that decentralization and less federal government control over their lives are important, other states make it […]