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GOP upset over Fed's (selective) transparency

For an institution that is so opposed to transparency, the Fed is remarkably unconcerned about leaks from whistle blowers. Members of the House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hernsarling send a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet [...]

Did Congress declare war on Russia?

No, but they are escalating the saber-rattling... Monday the House of Representatives passed a resolution calling on President Obama to supply "lethal"' aide to the Ukraine government. While it has no legal effect, these resolutions are often [...]

God save the Queen (of the Hill)?

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. As is custom, there will be a series of votes on various substitute budgets, including substitutes offered by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, [...]

Libertarian classic getting movie adaption

Fans of big budget, science fiction action films with a libertarian theme cheered at the announcement that Robert Heinlein’s classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress is going to be turned into a big budget movie. The film will be directed by Bryan [...]

Audit the Fed Critic Disputes New York Times

As to what constitutes a bestseller... Former New Hampshire Senator (and Federal Reserve apologist) Judd Gregg had an op-ed in The Hill this week rehashing the same old straw man arguments about Audit the Fed. In the course of attacking the [...]

(Un) Happy Aniversery ObamaCare!

This week marks five years since President Obama singed the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (ObamaCare) into law. Five years of crashed websites, corporate bailouts, new taxes, lose of medical privacy, and, of course, people who [...]

Budget update

Last night the House of Representatives passed the version of the Republican budget containing the highest level of "defense" spending. The roll-call vote is here. I  also have to correct an error in my blog post on the budget form yesterday. [...]

Reminder: Repealing the Surveillance State briefing tomorrow

Remember if you are in DC tomorrow that there will be a briefing on "Repealing the Surveillance State." The briefing will take place from 1-2 p.m. and will take place in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building. The briefing will focus on [...]

Campaign for Liberty VP speaking on Repealing the Surveillance State

If you’re in the DC-area on Tuesday afternoon, please attend a bipartisan briefing on "Repealing the Surveillance State." The briefing will take place from 1-2 p.m. and will take place in room 304 of the Cannon House Office Building. I will [...]

If you give your children Twinkies, you may be a child abuser

At least in Puerto Rico where Senator Gilbert Rodriguez Valle has introduced legislation that would send social workers to the homes of families whose children have been "identified as obese" in the public schools. The parents will have one year [...]