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Red State Socialism

Before leaving DC for their Memorial Day “District Work Period,” the Senate began consideration of a $955 billion renewal of federal agricultural programs. These programs distort the marketplace by providing subsidies to growers of certain commodities, thus encouraging their over-production. Much of the Farm Bill can acutely be described as “corporate welfare,” as the payments […]


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Big Business and Big Government win with Internet Sales Tax

Tim Carney provides a useful look at how the unholy alliance of Big Business and Big Government lobbyists convinced many supposedly “free-market” senators to abandon their alleged principles and vote for the National Internet Tax Mandate: When do 21 Republican senators vote for higher taxes? Answer: When the biggest businesses and local politicians hire top […]


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‘Common Core’ Nationalizes and Dumbs Down Public School Curriculum

Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s latest Texas Straight Talk on President Obama’s attempt to nationalize K-12 education via the “Common Core” initiative. As Dr. Paul points out, the Obama Administration is building on the the Bush Administration’s massive expansion of the (unconstitutional) federal education bureaucracy via  “No Child Left Behind.” As the […]


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Rand Paul: ‘Your papers, please’ must never be heard in America

In case you missed it, here is Senator Rand Paul’s column on the National ID scheme contained in the “Gang of Eight” Immigration Reform Bill: I will fight to remove the photo tool from this legislation because I think it will become a national ID. We already know the federal government is rife with false […]


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Opportunity for students to learn about liberty

Are you, or do you know, a student who wants to know more about the ideas of liberty? Then tell them to consider attending one of the Independent Institute’s “Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars.” The Independent Institute is holding three summer seminars. The first one will be held from June 17-21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The […]


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