This Week in Congress Wrap Up

Senator Rand Paul’s bill to deny arm sales to Bahrain was tabled by a vote of 77-21. You can see the vote here. Senator Paul delivered a must-watch speech on his bill here. I heard from a friend on Capitol Hill that House leadership was [...]


Today, November 14, the U.S. House will consider H.Res. 1142, the “rule” bill allowing for debate on HR 6784, which removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. The House Rules Committee inserted a provision declaring that “the [...]

President Trump’s Iran Policy-Is It ‘Normal’?

It’s not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a “liberation.” The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a “humanitarian intervention.” And so [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Jeff Sessions Endorses Theft

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is resigning at President Trump’s request. Sessions’ announcement is hardly surprising, since Trump has openly criticized him for failing to defend him against allegations that Trump’s 2016 Presidential [...]

James Bovard: Believe Women Who Have Been Assaulted By the TSA

Libertarian journalist James Bovard is calling on Congress to put an end to sexual assault…by the TSA. In a recent column Bovard recounts some stories from females who allege they have been assaulted by the TSA. Campaign for Liberty [...]

This Week in Congress Update

Here is the roll-call vote on the rule for H.R. 6785, which also removed the passage from the resolution ending US involvement in Yemen. The rule passed by a vote of 291-187. The following Republicans voted No: Justin Amash [...]

This Week in Congress

The parties will also begin appointing committee and subcommittee chairs. I’ll have a full analysis of the House and Senate leadership committee chairs when they are finalized. The Senate will be considering the Coast Guard Reauthorization [...]

Russell Kirk at 100

October 19 marked the centennial birthday of one the most consequential scholars and writers of the 20th century: Russell Kirk. Kirk’s The Conservative Mind: from Burke to Eliot was, along with FA Hayek’s Road to Serfdom,  Ludwig Von [...]

Dairy Lobby Using Tariffs to Milk Taxpayers

The National Milk Federation recently released a pair of studies showing that dairy farmers will lose more than $1 billion a year thanks to President Trump’s tariffs.  The study is being used to boost support for additional federal aid to [...]

Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is being used to justify new infringements on liberty. Of course, opponents of gun rights are claiming this shooting proves America needs more gun control. [...]