The Real Meaning of the 1914 Christmas Truce

One hundred years ago last week, on Christmas Eve, 1914, German and British soldiers emerged from the horrors of World War One trench warfare to greet each other, exchange food and gifts, and to wish each other a Merry Christmas. What we remember [...]

Invest in the future! Invest in... government debt?

Yep, the Obama administration has created a new investment fund that allows private citizens to create Roth IRAs that only invest in Treasury bonds.  Roth IRAs allow individuals to invest after-tax dollars in tax-free investment [...]

Christmas Eavesdrop

You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I'm telling you why: The NSA is bugging your town They're making a list Checking it twice Government knows who's naughty or nice The NSA is bugging your town They see you when [...]

Rand Paul wins victory for parents

Newborn screening for medical disorders is becoming an increasingly common practice. This seems like a good thing; however, along with the potential benefits of screening, there are concerns that some states are not obtaining parental consent [...]

Lame Duck: Goodbye and Good Riddance

Last night, the Senate adjourned for the year, thus bringing to an end to the "lame duck" session of Congress.  The major piece of legislation passed in the lame duck was the "Cromnibus" spending bill. Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul [...]

Put the sprinkles down and move away from the Doughnut

No, that is not something Chief Wiggum will say to Homer on a future episode of The Simpsons.  It is something federal agents may soon be saying to Americans who commit the "crime" of putting "sprinkles" on their dessert. This is because the [...]

Ron Paul: Peace is Popular

Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the World War One Christmas Truce: One hundred years ago last week, on Christmas Eve, 1914, German and British soldiers emerged from the [...]

Janet Yellen's Christmas Gift to Wall Street

Last week we learned that the key to a strong economy is not increased production, lower unemployment, or a sound monetary unit. Rather, economic prosperity depends on the type of language used by the central bank in its monetary policy [...]

Yellen Press Conference Translated from Fedspeak into English

Our friend Paul-Martin Foss has a fun article over at the Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking on Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's press conference yesterday: In case you haven’t gotten enough of Janet Yellen’s press [...]

Another Lame Duck Power Grab

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation extending the "temporary" federal terrorism insurance program. Normally this legislation would sail through the Senate, but retiring Senator Tom Coburn is delaying consideration of  the [...]