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Trump’s ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion?

Just over a week into the Trump Administration, the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. According to the Order, the plan should make recommendations on military [...]

Second Amendment: The ultimate civil right

Since February is Black History Mouth, it's a good time to reread some articles on the role the second amendment played in the Civil Rights movement: Reminder: Guns Helped Secure the Freedom and Civil Rights of Black Americans (Reason [...]

Rand Paul Unveils Obamacare Replacement Plan

Seantor Rand Paul (R-KY) has recently introduced the Obamacare Replacement Plan (S. 222). As the title indicates, Senator Paul's plan repeals Obamacare and replaces it with (largely) free-market reforms, such as: A tax credit of up to [...]

Trump’s Foreign Policy: An Unwise Inconsistency?

Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions have been anything but consistent. One day we heard that NATO was obsolete and the US needs to pursue better relations with Russia. But the next time he spoke, these [...]

Campaign for Liberty to New Administration: Don't ban online gambling!

While the U.S. House is not in session, the Senate will be in session today until Friday. Cabinet nominations are the main items of business before the Senate. Last week, there were a number of nomination hearings, including one for Attorney [...]

This week in Congress

The Senate continues to work on approving President Trump's cabinet nominations. Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin by a vote of 53-47. The House is in session Monday through Friday. As in past weeks, the focus [...]

This week in Congress

Congress is only in session on Monday and Tuesday this week as the Democrats have their retreat. The Senate will vote on the nominations of Besty DeVos for Education Secretary, Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Representative Tom Price for [...]

This week in Congress

The US Senate came into session yesterday to debate and confirm surveillance state supported Robert Pompeo as CIA director. The Senate will likely spend most of the week on nominations. The House is in session Monday through Tuesday due to the [...]

Want to end the wars? Then End the Fed

Last September, the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity held an important conference on the warfare state. My favorite speech of the day (second to Ron Paul's) was Paul-Martin Foss' talk on the relationship between central banking and [...]

Classic Ron Paul: Greenspan punish savers

One of the major victims of the Federal Reserve's low-interest rate policies are those Americans who rely on savings. Last October, John Mauldin explained how the Fed has adversely impacted savers: Here’s the federal funds rate from 2007 to [...]