This week in Congress - Part Two

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed three of President Trump’s nominees to the Export-Import Bank (EXIM). EXIM is the poster child for corporate welfare, as the vast majority of its loan guarantees benefit large, politically-connected corporations. [...]

A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

Is President Trump about to invade Venezuela? His advisors keep telling us in ever-stronger terms that “all options are on the table” and that US military intervention to restore Venezuela’s constitution “may be necessary.” Secretary of [...]

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Movement

Since today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, it is fitting to reflect on the legacy of Sophie Scholl, leader of the White Rose movement. The White Rose movement was a group of German students who distributed pamphlets calling for active, albeit [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in Monday through Thursday. The major legislation that the House will consider this week is H.R. 9. This bill nullifies President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords by forbidding the use of federal funds to withdraw [...]

Profit Motive: Trump’s Trade Policy and How it Might Fail with China

Today we have a special guest blog from Charles Sauer. Charles is President  of the Market Institute and a longtime liberty activist. This piece is an excerpt from his book Profit Motive, explaining why the US is likely to lose any trade wars [...]

This Week in Congress

The House is in Tuesday through Friday.   The major bill on the agenda is H.R. 986, which would overturn President Trump’s regulation allowing states to opt-out of Obamacare mandates. Under the regulation, states could opt to give their [...]

This Week in Congress Wrap-up

Here is the roll-call vote on H.R. 9, the resolution voiding President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords. Every Democrat voted for the resolution while every Republican except three voted no. The three Republicans who voted yes [...]

This Week in Congress Part 2

Yesterday, The House Rules Committee held a hearing on Medicare for all. It is very unusual for Rules to hold a hearing on any bill that has not already passed a legislative committee and is proceeding to the floor. This may be because the [...]

Why is Maria Butina in Prison?

Russian gun rights activist and graduate exchange student Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for “conspiracy to act as a foreign agent without registering.” Her “crime” was to work to make connections among [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Whistle-blowers are Heroes

With Julian Assange’s arrest restarting the debate over the role of whistle-blowers, now is an excellent time to revisit Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s 2017 column for USA TODAY, “Whistle-blowers are heroic, patriotic.” You can [...]