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 [...]

This Week in Congress: Part Three

Today the House will vote on a stop-gap funding bill keeping the government open until February 16. As mentioned yesterday, the CR contains a two year suspension of Obamacare’s medical device and “Cadillac” tax, and a one year suspension of [...]

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 [...]

What the FBI Has Against Martin Luther King

Since Monday was Martin Luther King day and since the Senate is on the verge of renewing Section 702 of the FISA Act, this is a good week to read Dan Thompson's article on how J Edgar Hoover used his leverage on President John Kennedy and [...]

This Week in Congress: FISA and Spending

Here is the roll-call vote on the motion to proceed with Section 702 of the FISA Act. The vote means that Senator Rand Paul will be forced to end his filibuster and will not be able to offer the USA Rights Act as an amendment to the [...]