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After Wednesday’s Warzone, A Night of Relative Peace for Ferguson

 
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After Wednesday’s Warzone, A Night of Relative Peace for Ferguson

After the chaotic scene Wednesday night between Ferguson police and protesters (as well as members of the press), the Governor’s decision to put Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of security changed the whole situation, for now, and hopefully until we learn all the details of the initial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Washington Post reporter […]


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American Militarism: The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Ferguson is the price we pay for turning America’s police into paramilitary units armed with the Pentagon’s surplus military gear leftover from decades of American militarism overseas. The era of your friendly neighborhood lawman only out to “protect and serve” the community is over — if it ever existed at all. Today, “protect and serve” […]


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Ron Paul on CNBC: Give Free Markets A Chance

Austrian economists define inflation as an increase in the money supply, which in turn leads to higher prices for goods and services. This is important to note for a number of reasons, but most importantly for the point made by Ludwig von Mises in his 1951 essay “Inflation: An Unworkable Fiscal Policy,” highlighted in the […]


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BREAKING: Audit the Fed Moving in the House!

Tomorrow, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will markup Rep. Paul Broun’s H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, or Audit the Fed as it’s better known! After gaining a majority of the House as cosponsors for the third Congress in a row, this markup is an important step toward Audit the Fed getting a […]


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National Internet Tax Mandate Rears its Ugly Head

We face a grave threat over the next two weeks in the Senate of Harry Reid trying to attach the National Internet Tax Mandate to a House passed bill, the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which was intended to prevent new taxes on email and Internet access services. The bill, which may come up as soon […]


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