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Liberty at the Movies: Marshall
Looking for a good movie to commemorate African-American history month? Try Marshall. Marshall is a story from the life of Thurgood Marshall, before he became a national figure as the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education and the first [...]
Ron Paul on State of the Union
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump began his speech by celebrating the benefits of lower taxes. Sadly this was the only [...]
Ron Paul's Weekly Column: The Last Fed Chairman?
Last week the Senate confirmed Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chairman by a vote of 84-13. This is in contrast to the contentious debates and closer votes over Janet Yellen’s confirmation in 2014 and Ben Bernanke’s confirmation for a second [...]
Bettina Bien Greaves R.I.P.
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement regarding the passing of Bettina Bien Greaves: “I am saddened by the death of my friend Bettina Bien Greaves. I first met Bettina in the early 70's when I became involved [...]
Ron Paul: The Cruel Medical Device Tax Must Stop
In case you had not heard, the government shutdown ended yesterday as Democrats relented in their opposition to the Continuing Resolution. The Democrats struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring an immigration reform [...]
Will Congress Create Lower Drug Prices?
President Trump has spoken of the need to lower prescription drug prices. One way to do that is to make it easier for manufacturers to bring generic drugs to market. Right now, the process to obtain government approval to bring a generic drug to [...]
This Week in Congress: Republicans Retreat
I know it seems like that’s something that happens every week, but this week the Republican House and Senate will be taking a real retreat so Congress will only be in session Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday the Senate failed to pass the Pain [...]
Reflections on Bettina Bien Greaves
I wanted to follow up on Dr. Paul’s comments with my own memories of Bettina Bien Greaves. I met Mrs. Greaves in 1988 at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) seminar. Mrs. Greaves gave one of the opening lectures and I was fascinated by [...]
Open Skies Opponents Resort to Name Calling
Opponents of the Open Skies agreements have resorted to calling the effort to preserve limits free-market in air travel a plot of “Never Trumpers.” This is because of some unfortunate writings and statements by some involved in the effort [...]
What to Really Expect From the Government Shutdown
It’s deja-vu all over again, as baseball legend Yogi Berra might have said. The politicians and media are telling us the world is coming to an end because a “compromise” could not be made at the 11th hour to keep the Federal government in [...]