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This Week in Congress
The Senate continues to work on nominations. The House is only in on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday because Monday was Rosh Hashanah and Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. What’s most interesting about this [...]
Happy Anniversary Campaign for Liberty
Ten years ago this month, 10,000 liberty-loving Americans gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign and launch Dr. Paul’s Campaign for Liberty. Those in attendance enjoyed a week of special [...]
This Week in Congress
The House is back in session this week and will be in from Tuesday through Friday. Among the legislation to be considered is H.R. 1635 which expands access to counseling on student loan debt available to recipients of student loans. Among other [...]
Trump’s Bad Deal for Workers
On Tuesday, President Trump and Republican Senate leadership cut a deal with Senate Democrats to approve 50 of President Trump’s nominations. Part of the deal is that President Trump renominate Mark Pearce for Chair of the National Labor [...]
Turkey Now, America Later?
President Trump recently imposed sanctions on Turkey to protest the Turkish government’s detention of an American pastor. Turkey has responded by increasing tariffs on US exports. The trade war is being blamed for the collapse of Turkey’s [...]
Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda?
Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is [...]
Bob Murphy on Fed “Independence”
Writing in the Fiscal Times, leading Austrian economist Bob Murphy looks at whether the Fed is truly independent from political sway. (Spoiler alert: it isn’t.) Professor Murphy highlights a 1975 study by Yale University professor William [...]
Can’t We Just Leave Syria Alone?
Assad was supposed to be gone already. President Obama thought it would be just another “regime change” operation and perhaps Assad would end up like Saddam Hussein or Yanukovych. Or maybe even Gaddafi. But he was supposed to be gone. The US [...]
Deutsche Bank: Ron Paul was Right
Well that’s not exactly how they put it, but a new study by the Deutsche Bank shows that having central banks try to stimulate economic growth does not work. As Daniel Lacalle with dlacalle.com writes: They have analyzed the impact on [...]
This Week in Congress Update
Yesterday the Senate passed the $854.3 billion Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Defense Appropriations bill. Only seven Senators voted no: Mike Crapo (R-ID) Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Mike Lee (R-UT) Rand Paul (R-KY) James Risch [...]