The Saudis Keep Changing Their Story on the Murder of Khashoggi. What Should We Do?

The Saudi version of the disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi seems to change every day or so. The latest is the Saudi government claim that the opposition journalist was killed in a “botched interrogation” at the Saudi [...]

Pinstriped Protectionism

Tim Carney comments on the 10th anniversary of the big bank bailouts by looking at how the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was nothing more than protectionism for the financial elites: But there are better words than cronyism for the [...]

Congress Wrap Up

The Senate has finally adjourned to go home and campaign. They will be back on November 13, one week after the election. Before leaving, the Senate confirmed 15 judges as part of a deal between Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate [...]

Tax cuts damage economic growth?

Only if they are not paired with spending cuts. Ever since the seventies, Republicans have argued that the economic growth spurred by tax cuts would raise enough government revenue to overcome any negative effects on the deficit. But Peter [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate -- defying my expectations and past tradition -- remains in session even though we are only a month away from the mid-term election. The big vote this week could occur today, as Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is offering a privileged [...]

Ron Paul on Competing Currencies

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently discussed competing currencies on his Liberty Report. The show includes the successful efforts of Arizona and Wyoming Campaign for Liberty groups to pass legislation recognizing gold, silver, and [...]

Classic Ron Paul: Trump Tweets, and the Myth of Fed Independence

Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the Fed have caused some— including those who should know better— to claim that Trump is threatening the central bank’s independence. The problems with that statement is that the Federal Reserve is not [...]

Ten Years After the Last Meltdown: Is Another One Around the Corner?

September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last week’s frantic stock market sell-off indicates the failure to [...]

A new Cold War coming?

According to former Federal Reserve Board Governor Kevin Warsh, the U.S. is on the verge of a new Cold War with China -- but this one is going to be economic. "We're at the risk of a real 'cold war' between the world's two largest economies," [...]

Why they hate us

Last week, I wrote about Senator Rand Paul’s efforts to stop U.S. taxpayer dollars from supporting Afghanistan military units that turn a blind eye to child sexual abuse. As I mentioned, this practice is common, but U.S. troops have been [...]