This Week in Congress

The 116th Congress convenes tomorrow. The main order of business will be electing a new House Speaker and passing the rules package for the new Congress. One good thing in the rules package is that it changes the “three-day” rule to 72 hours [...]

Massie keeps Congress classie

Or at least tries to keep them honest. . . Last week, Representative Thomas Massie (KY-04) waged a heroic guerrilla campaign to force the House leadership to hold a vote on ending U.S. involvement  in Yemen by forcing roll-call votes on every [...]

Ron Paul: Marijuana Federalism

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently penned an op-ed for Reason magazine on the 2018 elections which argued that support for a federal war on marijuana is a losing position. Dr. Paul discusses how his support for ending the war on [...]

This Week in Congress: A Shutdown for Christmas?

In case you missed it, yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would vote on a continuing resolution funding the government until February 8. President Trump originally indicated he was willing to give up funding a [...]

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China -- to name a few -- continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic [...]

Rough Times Ahead, But Liberty Can Still Win

While Congress and the president fight over funding a border wall, they continue to ignore the coming economic tsunami caused by the approximately 22 trillion dollars (and rapidly increasing) federal debt. President Trump may not be troubled by [...]

Troops Out of Syria and Afghanistan? That’s a Good Start!

We all had a big shock this week when, seemingly out of the blue, President Trump announced that he was removing US troops from Syria and would draw down half of the remaining US troops in Afghanistan. The president told us the troops were in [...]

It’s a Festivus Miracle!

Well we might have a ”shutdown” after all as President Trump will not sign a Continuing Resolution without funding for the border wall and Senate Democrats will block any bill funding the wall. Of course, this ”Shutdown” affects a [...]

Farm Bill Follies

Here is a detailed summary of the policies and politics of the Farm Bill that passed Congress last week. Details of the 800-page bill were kept under wraps until last Monday night. The reason might have been that, in the words of House [...]

Ron Paul: Why The Senate Vote to End Yemen War is So Important

Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act. While there is plenty to criticize in the War [...]