This Week in Congress

The House is in session from Tuesday through Friday. On Wednesday the House Committee on Agriculture will mark-up the farm bill. The vote is expected to be contentious as Democrats object to changes in the SNAP or “food stamps" program. Fiscal [...]

Breaking News: Congress Considers New AUMF

Yesterday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker released a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF). The authorization gives the President blanket authority to “use all necessary and appropriate force against [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate will consider S. 140, which exempts Native American businesses from the National Labor Relations Act. This frees these business from complying with federal mandates and recognizes the sovereignty of tribal governments. The Senate [...]

Liberty at the Movies: Roman J Israel, Esq.

Roman J Israel is another great performance by Denzel Washington in a story about tarnished idealism, temptations to betray principals, and the problems with our criminal justice system. The title character is a partner in a small public [...]

Ron Paul: Why Are We Staying in Syria?

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently penned an op-ed for USA Today asking that question. You can read Dr Paul’s op-ed here and below: I was disappointed to hear President Trump so quickly reverse his position on removing U.S. [...]

What Will Weapons Inspectors Find in Syria…And Does it Matter?

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have finally arrived in Douma, Syria, to assess whether a gas attack took place earlier this month. It has taken a week for the inspectors to begin their work, as [...]

Classic Ron Paul on Taxes

Since this week is tax week it seems appropriate to look back at Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's column asking if the GOP’s tax reform would increase liberty. I think the answer is the tax plan marginally increases liberty by lowering [...]

Trump’s Disastrous Syria Attack

Over the weekend, President Trump celebrated firing more than 100 missiles into Syria by Tweeting, “Mission Accomplished!” They say if you cannot learn from history you are condemned to repeat it. So I guess we are repeating it. We all [...]

Knife Control?

For years, second amendment activists have pointed out that the same “logic” supporting gun control also applies to knives so why is no one calling for knife control? Of  course this was new rhetoric flourish to make a point. No one would [...]

This Week in Congress

Congress returns from its two week spring “district work period.” The Senate will be voting on nominations. The major event of the week takes place in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which will hold a hearing and vote on CIA Director [...]