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Paul Ryan, Ex-Im, and the art of preemptive surrender

 
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Paul Ryan, Ex-Im, and the art of preemptive surrender

Yesterday Megan posted on the continuing battle over reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).   Shortly after that post, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan essentially threw in the towel on Ex-Im Bank (h/t: Export-Import Bank Today): When it returns in September, Congress will have a handful of work days — likely between eight and […]


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Does GOP Leadership Want to Destroy the Liberty Movement?

Maybe…since according to several media reports new GOP whip Steve Scalise consulted with lobbyist (and former staffer for then-speaker Dennis Hastert) John Feehery to help vet potential staffers. Since Hastert’s speakership represented the heyday of “big government” conservatism, once would hardly expect Feehery to be a champion of the GOP’s growing liberty wing. But give […]


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Americans still concerned about inflation

According to a Rasmussen Survey, 75 percent of Americans are concerned about inflation and doubt the Fed has the ability to control it. Anyone who goes to the grocery store or fills up their car’s gas tank knows the government’s “official” statistics continue to underestimate inflation. And anyone who has read Ron Paul’s End the […]


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Ron Paul Classic: Interviewing Ivan Eland on Reclaiming Rushmore

One of the highlights of LPAC 2014 is sure to be Ivan Eland, senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. Ivan’s work focuses on the dangers of America’s hyper-interventionist foreign policy, and the threat to liberty posed by the “imperial presidency.” Ivan’s book, “Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the […]


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FAA enlists in war on sharing economy

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned the latest innovation in the sharing economy: plane sharing, where pilots offer plane rides exchange for gas money. Of course, the good folks at the FAA are doing this to protect us from getting into unsafe planes and not in order to protect the existing airlines from competition right…right… […]


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